Zebra Crocheted Baby Blanket and Toy

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After I purchased the pattern for this baby blanket I knew right away I was going to crochet it in a zebra pattern.  I crocheted 2 rows of variegated yarn, one of white, one of black and one of white, then repeated this combination.

After making the blanket I then decided to make it a set with a stuffed animal and hat.  I have not purchased the hat pattern yet and since it is in the 90’s here in Florida I am in no rush, lol.  I will be selling this as a complete set on Etsy in the fall.  I think I will try and combine a baby blue for a boy set and a rose for a girls set.

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The blanket pattern was extremely easy and after 2 rows I no longer needed the pattern.  I did finish off the colors and then join a new color when needed, however, the pattern joins the new color while crocheting.  I have never liked this method but I am sure there are many who do.

First Zebra made

First Zebra made

I crocheted the first zebra with an H hook which is called for but, felt like it was way to big for what I wanted.  It could be that I also stuffed it too full.  So the second one I crocheted I used a G hook.  I like the size much better for a baby.  I also went down 2 sizes for each of the zebra’s when making the tail. Since I am making these for little ones I passed on the plastic eyes and buttons for the legs.

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The baby blanket pattern was purchased from churchmouseyarns.com on Ravelry.com.  The zebra was purchased from madisonscraftnook.etsy.com.

The Hooked Haberdasher

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