A security blanket for babies fulfils several functions at the same time. It helps when falling asleep. It replaces mummy when she has no time to cuddle right now. It comforts when something hurts, and it is a great listener for all big and small problems. The security blanket usually accompanies the sweetheart for several years and is still used even at kindergarten age, at least in certain situations. Whether travelling or visiting the doctor, the lovey is a dear companion. The security blanket gets a face so it can still serve your little darling as a cuddle, comfort and contact companion. You can choose a local animal species and crochet a security blanket dog or a security blanket bunny, or you can choose a hippo security blanket or a cuddly bear blanket. In our shop you can find numerous crochet instructions for the baby security blanket, so there is certainly something for your taste and your ideas.
Crochet a baby lovey
Because the security blanket for the baby has to withstand a lot, you should pay attention to different little things when crocheting. You have to choose your material very carefully, because not every yarn is suitable for a small child with sensitive skin. You should also consider that your little darling does not have much strength yet. You should remember that your little darling not only explores his world with his hands, eyes and nose, but also uses his sense of taste eagerly. When crocheting a security blanket for your baby, you should therefore bear in mind that the soft cloth will be thoroughly sucked and chewed. First-class quality has top priority. However, since you will not only find a large selection of great instructions for crocheting baby security blankets on our website, but we will also be happy to help you with any questions you may have, nothing stands in the way of your new project.
Crochet security blankets for children as a beginner
You don't have to be a crochet artist to be able to put a cuddly lovey in your sweetheart's bed. The crocheted security blanket for children is not difficult at all. Even as a beginner you can dare to do this project. If you haven't had much experience in crocheting, the best choice is a simple square blanket with a round animal head. To make your security blanket nice and light, you should know how to crochet with double (US: treble) crochet stitches. And to make sure that the filling wool doesn't come out of the animal's head, you also need to be able to crochet single (US: double) stitches. If you already count yourself among the advanced crocheters, a star-shaped security blanket will not be difficult for you. And of course, you can let your imagination run wild with the animal figure. Besides the head you can crochet arms and legs on the cloth. You can make a snout and decorate the animal head with a crocheted bow or flower.
Crochet hippo security blanket
Even though hippos are actually very dangerous animals, they simply look lovable with their oversized head, huge snout and small ears and eyes. For this reason, they are especially popular as animal figures for baby loveys. If you decide to crochet a hippo security blanket, you should not be a crochet greenhorn, anymore. For the hippo's head you have to increase and decrease stitches several times, and the hippo's arms, legs and ears are very tiny, as well. However, with a hippo security blanket, you will offer your little sweetheart several options for grabbing. He or she can grab the security blanket by the head as well as by the little arms and legs.
Crochet security blanket dog
Dogs are among the first animals your little darling will meet. And if you are a dog owner yourself, it is a good idea to crochet a dog security blanket for your sweetheart. Since there are so many different breeds of dogs, you will find different patterns for this security blanket. After all, there are dogs with long ears and with short ones. And also, the nose is different with every breed. It is best to decide according to your preferences. Because your baby can't tell you yet what he or she likes best. In any case you should embroider the dog's eyes as well as the nose. Don't choose safety eyes or buttons, because both accessories, no matter how well they are attached, can become detached through frequent use of the favourite lovey.
Crochet security blanket rabbit
Since the rabbit is often regarded as a cuddly animal because of its soft fur, the crocheted bunny security blanket is especially suitable for little girls. It is not very difficult to make and will not only give your own little princess a lot of pleasure but is also a wonderful gift. Your little darling can easily grasp the long bunny ears. And later, when the first teeth want to push through the gums, they are great to chew on. You can choose between a square or a star shaped blanket. In any case, you should know how to crochet with double (US: treble) and single (US: double) crochet stitches. If you want to decorate the bunny, you can add a nice crochet bow between the ears.
What do I have to consider when crocheting a security blanket?
Because the skin of the little baby is still very sensitive, you cannot just use any material for crocheting a security blanket. On the one hand, you have to make sure that your security blanket doesn't scratch and is nice and soft. On the other hand, the security blanket should be washable in the washing machine. Cotton is therefore best. Choose a naturally dyed yarn that can withstand a 60 degree Celsius wash. The cotton should not be too thick so that the security blanket does not become too heavy. If you decide on a very thin thread, you will have difficulties crocheting the animal's head with such tight stitches that the filling cannot push through. For the face of your animal's head or for decoration you should not use particularly small pieces. Even safety eyes can come loose and be swallowed by the baby. However, if you want to sew a light teething ring on one end of the cloth, there is no reason why you should not do so.
Patterns and ideas for crocheted security blankets
Whether you crochet the lovey in a square shape, as a star or circle, is of course completely up to your taste. However, your little sweetheart should not only cuddle the little blanket, but also learn to grasp it. A security blanket with corners is therefore better suited than a round one. The airier you make your crochet work, the less weight it will have. Because especially the very small babies do not have a lot of strength in their hands, it makes sense to choose a pattern that uses less yarn and thus makes the security blanket lighter. However, you shouldn't choose a hole pattern or a pattern with large gaps, so that your little darling doesn't get caught in it with their little fingers. Double (US: treble), half double (US: treble) or treble (US: double treble) crochet stitches are best suited for your lovey. The animal head is crocheted in single (US: double) crochet stitches.
Sell crochet instructions for security blankets
If you not only love crocheting but have perhaps even thought up your own patterns for crocheting a baby security blanket, you can even turn your own creation into cash on our website. We give you the opportunity to sell your own tutorial on our portal. All you have to do is write down every single step of your manual in an easy to understand text. In addition, you should include a few descriptive drawings or photos and you can upload your tutorial. You should be fair with your price expectations and only charge as much as you would spend for a crochet instruction yourself. What else you might have to pay attention to and how you can post your self-written tutorial, you can find out in our guide to selling patterns.
How do I make a DIY baby security blanket? We’ll help you
Even with the most experienced crochet master, questions arise from time to time. Therefore, it might happen that you get in trouble with a certain pattern for crocheting a baby lovey. Tt could also happen that you have a question about the material. Or you made a mistake while crocheting and are looking for a solution where you don't have to unravel your whole project again. In any case you can turn to our large community for help. In our forum you will always find a helpful soul, who will look for a solution to your problem together with you. If it's a more general crochet question, you can also check our help page. There we have collected some answers to frequently asked questions. If you are interested in tips and tricks for crocheting a baby's security blanket, you should definitely visit our YouTube channel. The videos are updated regularly. And if you have great ideas and/or suggestions of your own that might be of interest to other crochet enthusiasts, we would be happy to see you on our Facebook page. We are always grateful for creative ideas or feedback on our site.
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