A beary cute blanket is coming your way today! I took the Teddy Bear Appliques I made last week and used them on an afghan made up of crochet squares. It’s full of color and cuteness! I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in these bright bold colors that coordinate beautifully together. I am using the grit stitch for the squares and simple single crochet edging. I have filmed several video tutorials to walk you through the making of this blanket so be sure to subscribe to my Repeat Crafter Me YouTube Channel!
– Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (only one skein of each!)
Shop all these colors on Yarnspirations.com!
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
– Pom pom maker (optional)
Finished Blanket Size: Approximately 42 x 30 inches
I made 4 different faces (even one with a different color belly!) and decided to place the bears all in a row down the middle of the blanket. You could make a teddy bear for each square of make a few and stagger them around the blanket. Lots of options! I will leave it up to your creativity!
Now let’s talk about how to make the blanket….
You will need to make 3 squares of each color for a total of 12 squares. I chose to use the grit stitch because I like the texture and look of the finished square but you could absolutely just single crochet in rows to make these squares. The grit stitch is 2 SC, skip a stitch, 2 SC in next. So pretty easy! Video tutorial and written pattern is below!
9×9 Crochet Grit Square:
Chain 37, SC in second chain from hook, skip a chain, 2 SC in chain, skip a chain, *2 SC in next, skip a chain, repeat from * until you get to the last chain, make one SC in the last chain, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC in first stitch, skip a stitch, *2 SC in next stitch, skip a stitch, repeat from * until you get to the last stitch, make one SC in the last stitch, chain 1, turn.
Repeat row 2 until you get to 36 or 37 rows. You might need a measuring tape to make sure your finished square is even on both sides (about 9×9)
Note: Sometimes your tension will be different and sometimes the yarn has a slightly different texture/thickness. Adjust number of rows in your square as needed. Some of my squares have 36 rows and some have 37.
Single crochet around the edge of each square with beige yarn. Be sure to make a SC + 2 chains + SC in each corner. Use the video tutorial below to help you overcome any fear or confusion about crocheting on rough edges!
Now lay the squares out in the color pattern you like. I decided to do diagonal rows of color. Feel free to do the same! Then take a long strand of beige yarn and use the mattress stitch to join the squares together. HERE is a tutorial I made a while ago on joining with the mattress stitch.
Now make a pretty border! Single Crochet 5 rounds (make a SC + chain 2 + SC in each of the 4 corners). One round of Beige, Coral, Saffron, Minty, and then Real Teal. Dark brown pom-poms on each corner!
Stitch on your appliqués. You could even stitch a set of teddy bear appliqués on the back to make the blanket completely reversible!
Let me know if you make this beary cute Teddy Bear Blanket! Tag me on social media using #RepeatCrafterMe or @repeatcrafterme
And be sure to shop these bright bold colors of Red Heart Super Saver yarn! Available now on Yarnspirations.com. I used Coral, Saffron, Minty, and Real Teal.
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