Peek-a-Boo Lion Baby Blanket by Darleen Hopkins
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Peek-a-Boo Lion Baby Blanket

Crochet
March 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet
5.5 mm (I)
4.0 mm (G)
1370 - 1400 yards (1253 - 1280 m)
one size, approximately 38” wide X 40” long
US
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This adorable lion is playing peek-a-boo! His face is in one corner and his tail is popping out of pocket in another corner. Boy and girl babies will love the sweet face and the great textures of this blanket. The border is stitched along with the body of blanket. The lion’s face and tail are added to the blanket once it is completed. Perfect for nurseries with a safari or jungle theme. Expectant parents would love to receive this as a shower gift.

Pattern is written using US terms.

This is a crochet pattern, not the finished blanket.

SKILL LEVEL: Easy/Intermediate; must be able to change color mid-row, be able to maintain tension when changing stitch patterns mid-row and be able to work with multiple skeins attached.

GAUGE: Although exact gauge is not essential, if your gauge does not match, your blanket will vary from listed finished size. Preblocked, 13 sc, 14 rows = 4”

FINISHED SIZE: approximately 38” wide X 40” long

YARN: Lion Brand, Vanna’s Choice; 100% acrylic; 100g/3.5oz, 156m/170yds; or equivalent aran/heavy worsted (4) weight yarn

Please note, yarn amounts are approximate. Allow for at least a 10% variance when purchasing yarn.

  • Dark green, #174 Olive, 392 grams 612m/665yds; (4) Skeins
  • Orange, #135 Rust, 61 grams 95m/104yds; (1) Skein
  • Light green, #173 Dusty Green, 148 grams 231m/252yds; (2) Skeins
  • Yellow, #158 Mustard, 85 grams 133m/145yds; (1) Skein (separate into two balls)
  • Beige, #123 Beige, 114 grams 178m/194yds; (2) Skeins (separate one skein into two balls)
  • #100 White, 4 grams, 6m/7yds; (1) Skein
  • #153 Black, 4 grams, 6m/7yds; (1) Skein

HOOKS: I (5.50 mm) hook or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge. G (4.0 mm) hook for lion’s tail only.

OTHER/NOTIONS: Stitch markers, yarn needle.

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Please note, this pattern is copyrighted and may not be reproduced or redistributed. Completed blankets may be sold but please credit Darleen Hopkins as the designer. If selling online, a link to my website is appreciated. CrochetByDarleenHopkins.com

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