Friendly Fox Blanket Buddy (Free Pattern)

Updated: Mar 4


There are so many different things that you can do with crochet. This is one of the many things I love about the craft! Clothing, accessories, home decor, toys.. the possibilities are endless.


I also love a homemade gift. It means so much more than just going to the store and picking something out. People confuse homemade with cheap. For those crafters out there- you know it's anything but. In addition to the materials, you have your time wrapped into it too. It's all worth it though to see someone really enjoy and appreciate your work.


I whipped up this cute fox blanket buddy for a friend who was doing a woodland animals themed nursery for her new little one. I'd seen pictures of these blanket buddies (amigurumi meets grannie square) and thought it would be a quick and fun project. I wasn't wrong. You can purchase an ad free easy to print version in my shop or use the free pattern below.


Happy Crocheting!

Darling Dana Designs- Pattern Shop



You will need:

5 mm crochet hook

(4) Weight Yarn- I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in coral (orange), black and white.

2 beads or snaps for eyes (I used snap on eyes sold for stuffed animals)

Yarn Needle

Stuffing

Stitch Markers (optional)


Abbreviations:

ch – Chain

st- Stitch

sl st- Slip Stitch

sc- Single Crochet

dc- double crochet

hdc- Half Double Crochet

t-ch- turning chain

sc tog- single crochet together

*See tutorial on Magic Circle on my page*


Pattern:


Blanket Piece


Chain 4, slip stitch to starting ch to form a ring


Round 1: {IN ORANGE} Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, [ch 3,3 dc in ring] 3 times, ch 1, hdc in top of t-ch, do not turn – 12 dc

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc around post of hdc, *ch 1, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in ch-3 sp; rep from * around to last ch-3, ch 1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, hdc in top of t-ch, do not turn – 24 dc

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc around post of hdc, *ch 1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in ch-3 sp; rep from * around to last ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, hdc in top of t-ch, do not turn—36 dc.

Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc around post of hdc, *[ch 1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp] twice, ch 1 [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in ch-3 sp; rep from * around to last ch-3 sp, [ch 1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp] twice, ch 1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, hdc in top of t-chain—48 dc.

Round 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc around post of hdc, *[ch 1, 3dc in ch-1 sp] 3 times, ch 1 [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in ch 3 sp; rep from * around to the last ch 3 sp. [ch 1 , 3 dc in 1 sp] 3 times, ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1 , hdc in top of t-chain -– 60 dc

Round 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc around post of hdc, *[ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp] 4 times, ch 1 [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in ch 3 sp; rep from * around to the last ch 3 sp. [ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp] 4 times, ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, hdc in top of t-ch ---72 dc

Round 7: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc around post of hdc, *[ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp] 5 times, ch 1 [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in ch 3 sp; rep from * around to the last ch 3 sp. [ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp] 5 times, ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, hdc in top of t-ch ---84 dc

Round 8: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc around post of hdc, *[ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp] 6 times, ch 1 [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in ch 3 sp; rep from * around to the last ch 3 sp. [ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp] 6 times, ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, hdc in top of t-ch ---96 dc

Round 9: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc around post of hdc, *[ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp] 7 times, ch 1 [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in ch 3 sp; rep from * around to the last ch 3 sp. [ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp] 7 times, ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, hdc in top of t-ch ---108 dc

Round 10: {IN WHITE} Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc around post of hdc, *[ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp] 8 times, ch 1 [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in ch 3 sp; rep from * around to the last ch 3 sp. [ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp] 8 times, ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, hdc in top of t-ch ---120 dc

Round 11: {IN BLACK} Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc around post of hdc, *[ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp] 9 times, ch 1 [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in ch 3 sp; rep from * around to the last ch 3 sp. [ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp] 9 times, ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, hdc in top of t-ch ---132 dc

Finish off. Sew in Ends.





Head


*Do not chain or slip stitch at the end/start of these rows

Round 1: {In Orange} 6 sc in magic circle, sl st to join –6 dc

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around –12 sc

Round 3: [1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next] four times – 16 sc

Round 4: [1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next] four times – 20 sc

Round 5: [1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next] four times –24 sc

Round 6: [1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next] four times –28 sc

Round 7 – 9: Sc in each st around –28 sc

Round 10: [1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc tog next 2] four times –24sc

Round 11: [1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc tog next 2] four times –20 sc

Round 12: [1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc tog next 2] four times –16 sc

Round 13: [1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc tog next 2] four times –12 sc

*Stuff head

Round 14: {In White} 1 sc in each st around – 12 sc

**Add eyes above the first white row

Round 15: sc in each st around – 12 sc

Round 16: [1 sc in next st, sc 2 tog in next] four times –6 sc

*Stuff nose (Do not overfill!)

Round 17: Sc tog each stitch around – 3sc

*Finish off / sew in ends


Nose

Using black yarn, sew yarn around end of white to create a nose. (Use one stitch as a guideline for how far into the white nose part you should wrap the black yarn through)


Ears (make 2)


Round 1: {In Black} 6 sc in magic circle – 6 sc

Round 2: [1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next] three times – 9 sc

Round 3: {In Orange} [1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] three times – 12 sc

Round 4: [1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] three times –15 sc

Round 5: Sc in each st across – 15 sc

*Finish off

Flip inside out for prior to attaching to head




Arms (make 2)


Round 1: {In Black} 4 sc in magic circle – 4 sc

Round 2: [1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next] 2 times – 6 sc

Round 3 -4: Sc in each st across – 6 sc

*Slip stitch into next st before changing color (this will ensure you have an even line between the black and orange)

Round 5 - 16: {In Orange} Sc in each st across – 6 sc

*Finish off. (Do not stuff the arms)


Assembly Notes

*When attaching the ears to the head- ensure they are attached in a slight curve shape.

*When attaching the head to the blanket- ensure the head is aligned to one of the blanket corners.

*Arms are attached under head- sew through blanket and base of head to attach.

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