I’m starting to make a few accessories for my Forest Friends! This little blanket matches the wording on the cover of my new book Crochet Cute Forest Friends and it works as a perfect little blanket to tuck these cute crochet animals in. The Forest Friends pictured are just a handful of the amigurumi featured in my new book. It is now available for pre-order and if you plan on purchasing this book (which I really hope you do), now is great time to get started on these fun additions.
You can pre-order Crochet Cute Forest Friends from these retailers: Amazon, Amazon CA, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble, Book Depository, Indie Bound, Books-A-Million, Books Inc., Chapters (link coming soon!)
There will be 26 patterns in all and I will be sure to post the list of them when I get the green light from my publishing company.
I made a pixel graph of the words Forest Friends using StitchFiddle.com. Feel free to use THIS GRAPH if you want to make your own blanket! You may want to print it out in two separate sheets and tape them together so you can see the pixel blocks better. You could also just use the words Friends to make a blanket for you bestie!
I’m using colors Saffron and Paddy Green from Red Heart Super Saver yarns. Begin with a starting chain of 167 and SC in each chain from a length of 166. Each pixel you see in the graph is equal to one SC stitch. This is crocheted as a single crochet graphgan and I carried my yarn while making the color changes. I have a tutorial on how to change the colors and carry your yarn on my YouTube Channel:
This blanket is still a work in progress. It measures about 48 inches x 18 inches and fits over our Forest Friends but I’m thinking about making more panels and adding on some fun appliqués like this adorable mushroom.
I also like the idea of using this as a crochet banner… you know… if I get the chance to do book signings or a book tour 🙂 A girl can dream, right?!
I hope you are getting excited for the release of my new book Crochet Cute Forest Friends on September 19th, 2023!