Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Crochet Robot Lovey Blanket


I've had visions of a robot lovely blanket ever since I saw this adorable robot fabric at Hobby Lobby. This will be the third lovely blanket I have designed so for a more detailed tutorial, please see the first one I created: Monster Lovey Blanket.


Materials:
-Worsted weight yarn in your choice of 2 colors
-Poly-fil
-Size H Crochet Hook
-Tapestry Needle
-Robot fleece fabric (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
-Two 15mm black safety eyes (I purchased mine at JoAnn fabrics)

Abbreviations:
ch= chain
SC= single crochet
DC= double crochet
How to make a Magic Ring tutorial HERE

Crochet Monster Lovey Blanket Pattern:

Head:
Chain 16, SC in 2nd ch from hook and rest of way down.
Continue to SC on other side of chain. Do not join, begin to SC in rounds for a total of 12 rounds.
Fasten off but wait to stuff and close until you attach the face, ears, safety eyes and antenna.

Ear (make two):
Magic ring, 6 SC in ring, continue to SC in rounds.
Round 2: 2 SC in each around (12 SC)
Round 3-4: SC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Fasten off, stuff lightly and sew closed. Use tapestry needle to stitch onto sides of head.

Face:
Chain 11, SC in second ch from hook and rest of way down, ch 1, turn
Row 2 - 6: SC across, ch 1, turn. At end of round 6, continue to SC around sides and join to first SC. 
Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto head. 
Add two safety eyes.

Antenna:
With first color,
Magic ring, 6 SC in magic ring, continue to SC in rounds.
Round 2-3: SC in each stitch around  (6 SC)
change color
Round 3-6: SC in each stitch around (6 SC)
change color back to first color
Round 7: 2 SC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Round 8-9: SC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Stuff lightly if needed and sew bottom closed. Use tapestry needle to stitch onto top of head.

Arm:
With first color
Magic ring, SC 8 in ring, continue to SC in rounds.
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (16 SC)
Round 3 - 5: SC in each stitch around (16 SC)
Round 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2 stitches, repeat around.
Change color
Round 7-14: SC in each stitch around (12 SC)


Stuff head and limbs and sew closed. Use your tapestry needle to stitch onto sides of the fleece blanket after you crochet around the edges of it.

Cut a 10.5 x 12 piece of the fleece fabric. I created holes to crochet through with a skip stitch blade and a ruler as a guide. Holes should be made about a 1/2 inch from the edge. It is also helpful to cut the corners into rounded corners so it will lay down flat when you crochet the edge.

I purchase my skip stitch blade from the Project Linus website but unfortunately it looks like it is no longer available there. You can find the same one HERE on the Skip-Stitch website. I have the "original skip stitch blade" and you will need a Fiskars 45mm Contour Rotary Cutter which I purchased from Amazon.

Crochet around the edge of the fleece by make a SC in each hole, chain 1, SC in next hole, repeating around.

Add a crochet heart to turn your Robot into a Lovebot! Perfect for your little guy (or gal) for Valentine's Day :) I followed THIS free crochet heart pattern by Skip to my Lou. Using a sharp tapestry needle, stitch the heart onto the fleece fabric.


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23 comments:

  1. This is really cute! I wonder if the sharp crochet hook would have worked instead of the skip stitch blade? I've still not had time to try mine!!

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    1. I was just going to ask the same thing!

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    2. Unfortunately, the crochet hook will not work. It isn't sharp enough. I had to use a pair of sharp scissors and poke the holes through.

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    3. The Sharp Crochet hook worked for me. I say give it a try.

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  2. veramente carino, ed ha anche un cuore!!
    ciao Alessandra

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  3. Sooooo cute!!!! I LOVE you stuff! I can't wait to see a little girl one!

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  4. Very cute!!Would make a neat hot water bottle cover too.

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  6. So freaking cute! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful, creative goodies!

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  7. Very cute. I love that he has a heart.

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  8. Wonderful work, thanks for sharing!

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  9. Awwww man! I wish you would have posted this a little sooner! I had this robot fleece from my son's fleece tie blanket that I made him and used your monster pattern to make him a little lovey! The robot one is of course so much cuter! I might have some extra fleece left over though to make one of these! :D

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  10. oh my goodness, this is sooo cute. I saw this a craft gawker a few weeks ago and fell in love. I wish i knew how to crochet!

    Loved seeing this at the special link party supporting Sandy Hook last week. Hope you'll come to The Humble Brag link party today to see some features from last week and link up some more cool projects. Happy Friday!

    http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-13/

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  11. this is so cute! thanks for sharing

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  12. This is just precious! I love the colors and that it's for a boy, since we've both got boys. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Sarah! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

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  13. Question
    Is the fleece one or two ayers?

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    1. I bought one yard, and was able to make two blankets out of it

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  14. I just found your blog through Pinterest, and I love it! I can;t wait to make a few loveys!. But, I wanted to give you a little chuckle too. My 3 yr old DD saw you photo and is insisting you are Sophia the First's Mommy. I realize with two boys you may not know about Disney's newest princess, but my daughter is insisting you are Disney's newest queen!

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  15. I bought a ergonomic tapered awl to make the holes. Basically a pointy craft tool to poke holes in leather and stuff. Duo you know hire far apart the holes should be from each other?

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  16. love the creative ideas of your blog... and the recipes so easy to do.... thanks for sharing...

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  17. I just wanted to say how cute this is. I am making it right now and have a couple of questions. On the antenna it says to crochet rounds 1-3 with grey and rounds 3-6 with green. Should this read rounds 1-2 with grey and rounds 3-6 with green? Also I do not see any directions for legs so I am assuming the arms and legs are the same. I hope this is correct.

    Thanks for sharing such a great pattern.

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