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Mini Zebra Lovey Blankie

from Rainebo Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mini Zebra Lovey Blankie
Mini Zebra Lovey Blankie
Mini Zebra Lovey Blankie

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • K (knit), P (purl), Kfb (knit into the front & back increase), K2tog (knit two together decrease), SSK (slip,slip,knit decrease), Cast-on, Bind-off

Pattern Description:

NOTE: EU purchasers MUST purchase my patterns here: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/lorraine-pistorio

My popular Mini Lovey Blankie Menagerie pattern has brought requests for MORE animals. This new mini blankie pattern is one of 6 new animals included in my pattern collection: MORE Mini Lovey Blankie Menagerie. And since I've received so many requests to design them knit in-the-round, they're now even quicker to make. Even the mini blanket (12-13" square) is knit in-the-round, so there are lovely even borders all around. The 2 arms are made in all one piece, making them simple and quick, too. They take little yarn, so they're great stash-busters and wonderful craft table items. Definitely make adorable gifts! Whether you choose a lion, puppy, zebra, hippo, mouse or cow, these darling mini blankies are easy grab 'n' go loveys that can fit just about anywhere. The whole collection, MORE Mini Lovey Blankie Menagerie, can be purchased for $6.00 here: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/toy/more-mini-lovey-blankie-menagerie/101196


Gauge is not critical for this project. Work tightly enough to ensure that the stuffing will not show through the stitches.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Blanket: 12-13" square The resulting size will be determined by the type of yarn, size needles, and your personal tension.


  • #4-worsted wt. yarn... ~ For ANIMAL: 75 total yds. ~ For BLANKET: 175 total yds. Size 4 (3.5mm) 32" Circular Knitting Needles (if using Magic Loop) or Double Pointed Needles (For Animal) Size 6 (4mm) 32" Circular Knitting Needles (for Blanket & Collar)

You Will Also Need:

  • Safety Eyes: 7.5mm Large-Eyed Blunt Needle & Long Straight Pins Ring Markers & Removable Stitch Markers Polyester Fiberfill Stuffing Small Size Crochet Hook (for Mane)