Fox Lovey by Granny Lawlor Crafts

Fox Lovey

Crochet
July 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 6 rows = 2 inches
in trebles (UK)
3.5 mm (E)
4.0 mm (G)
120 - 150 yards (110 - 137 m)
one size
UK
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Lovies are a combination of a cuddly toy and a comfort cloth that are suitable for babies from birth.

The Fox Lovey is my first ever design which I worked back in January 2019 because I’d just heard that my fox-mad daughter was expecting our first grandchild (our best Christmas present!). The head and arms are basic amigurumi shapes and the “skirt” is effectively a treble stitch doiley.

Since then, I have created the Fox Hoodie, available in my Ravelry shop https://www.ravelry.com/designers/granny-lawlor-crafts It seems a good time to write this up as a freebie to go with it.

As with all my designs, I aim to have as little sewing as possible due to my dislike of seam-sewing. The ears and arms are joined in as the head is worked. A small chain loop is added as part of round 15 to make an easy, secure starting point for the skirt.

The eyes are worked when the head is half done to make access easy. I’m not good at embroidery on crochet so I keep it as simple as possible. I recommend looking at the many examples online and copying the one you prefer. Adding a mouth is another option. As this is for a baby, I do not recommend using “safety” eyes.

Although I’ve chosen the rather vibrant Jaffa in the Stylecraft Special DK range, you might prefer the more subdued Spice. If you want a softer pastel look, go for the Apricot and exchange the Black for Silver.

Thank you for choosing the Fox Lovey pattern and I hope the baby who gets this will enjoy snuggling it. If you have any questions or comments, they are welcome – email me at judith@pjlawlor.me.uk

The pattern may not be shared or sold, but products made with this pattern may be sold, please let customers know that the pattern is from Granny Lawlor Crafts

I’d love to see your finished lovies! Do share your photos with me on Instagram @judijlawlor and tagging them #foxlovey #grannylawlorcrafts