Teddy Bear Portrait Afghan Pattern Review and Giveaway

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Welcome back! Have you seen this adorable Teddy Bear Portrait Afghan pattern? Can you believe this entire afghan is crocheted using only single crochet and double crochet stitches?

This month, Carol from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs has donated a digital copy of her Teddy Bear Portrait Afghan Pattern, to be given away to one of my readers!

[disclaimer]I received a copy of this pattern to review from Shady Lane Crochet Designs. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.[/disclaimer]

Teddy Bear Portrait Afghan Pattern from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs

Title: Teddy Bear Portrait Afghan #517
Author: Carol Hegar

Teddy Bear Portrait Afghan

The Teddy Bear Portrait Afghan, #517 will make the perfect gift for babies, toddlers and children. Great for both boys and girls, you can make this afghan in 2 different sizes simply by changing the hook size you are using to crochet the project.

This adorable teddy bear blanket is much easier to crochet than you think and with Carol’s helpful step-by-step video tutorial you will be able to master the dropped double crochet technique easily.

The entire pattern uses only single crochet stitches worked in the back loop of a stitch, and double crochet stitches worked in a remaining front loop of a stitch from 2 rows before. This technique is similar to a ldc — long double crochet — but it is worked in the remaining front loop, not around the post of the stitch.

The pattern is worked on the RS (right side) only, and you will finish off the strand of yarn you are working with at the end of every row. The project is designed to allow you to create a fringe on the left and right side edges of the blanket. You will not have any ends to sew in!

Afghan Sizes

You can make this adorable afghan in a baby-size, which measures approximately 38.25 inches by 42.50 inches; or as a child-size afghan which measures 43.75 inches by 48.50 inches.

Yarn & Hook

The afghan is crocheted with worsted weight baby yarn. To make the baby-size afghan, you will need a 4 mm (G) crochet hook (or size to reach the gauge stated in the pattern). To make the child-size afghan, you will need a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook (or size to reach the gauge stated in the pattern).

U.S. Crochet Terms

The Teddy Bear Portrait Afghan pattern is written out in full, in U.S. crochet terminology. For instructions which are being repeated a certain number of times, an “X” has been used to indicate “times”. For example, if you need to repeat something 74 times the instructions will be (sc, dc) 74X. Another way of writing this (in an expanded form) would be *1 sc in the next stitch, 1 dc in the next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 74 times.


This pattern includes a graph as well as the written instructions.

Coupon Code

This adorable pattern is available for purchase from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs. The current price (which is subject to change) at the time of this post being written is $7.95 USD. If you would like to get your own copy today, you can use this coupon to receive 15% off: BAWKA and the coupon works for all the patterns on her site!

PLUS if you purchase the pattern using the coupon code before the winner is drawn and you end up being our lucky winner, Carol will happily substitute a pattern of your choice from her site for you! 

Teddy Bear Portrait Afghan Pattern – Giveaway!

Would you like to win a PDF copy of the Teddy Bear Portrait Afghan Pattern?

Teddy Beaar Portrait Afghan Pattern Giveaway PIN

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win!

This Giveaway is open worldwide where allowed by law. Void in Quebec.

Start Date: March 12, 2019; 12:00 am ET
End Date: March 19, 2019, 11:59 pm ET

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If you are not the lucky winner of the giveaway and you would like to purchase your own copy of the Teddy Bear Portrait Afghan #517, you can get it directly from Carol’s site. Be sure to use this coupon code for 15% off (for a limited time!) any of her patterns from her shop! Browse her patterns here. Coupon Code: BAWKA

Please note: refunds will not be given for incorrectly applied, or the failure to remember to apply the coupon code before purchase. Please double check and message us if you have questions about using the coupon code. We are happy to help resolve issues that arise before you complete a purchase! Thank you for your understanding, Rhondda

I’d like to thank Carol Hegar for providing me with the review copy of the Teddy Bear Portrait Afghan #517, and for the giveaway copy for my readers!

All images are used with permission from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs. For more information about Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs, please visit their website!

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  1. So cute! I haven’t seen this book being reviewed by anyone. Thank you for yours!

  2. Cute bear. Need to keep track of rows since pattern is just on one side, right? Lol

  3. I love Teddy Bears… stuffed, ceramic, crocheted…any lol
    I can’t wait to make this pattern!
    Thank you 🙂

  4. The Kitty cat Afghan, Peek a Boo Afghan and of course the Teddy Bear afghan some of the ones I liked on the Shady Lane website.

  5. My favorite is the howling wolf afghan, followed by the kitty cat. Love them both!

  6. I love the kitty cat, teddy bear portrait and peak a boo bear.