Zookeeper's Blanket by AlyseCrochet

Zookeeper's Blanket

August 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 2 rows = 1 inch
5.0 mm (H)
1300 - 1400 yards (1189 - 1280 m)
Sample measures 29.5" x 34", but you can make it as large as you want
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The Zookeeper’s Blanket is an adorable baby blanket featuring an entire zoo of 30 different animals! This project is perfect for using up scrap yarn, and since each square is different, you’ll never be bored watching each sweet little animal take shape. This blanket is entirely crocheted without buttons, so it’s safe for even the littlest of zookeepers!

This pattern has so many possibilities: make every animal, or make just your favorites in different colors!

This is an original design, using US crochet terms. You may not copy, distribute or sell this pattern as your own design, but feel free to sell finished items made from this pattern!

Skill Level: Intermediate. Requires knowledge of sc, hdc and dc stitches, working in the back loop only, and making a Magic Ring. Knowledge of basic sewing is also necessary for this project.

Size: Blanket shown measures approximately 29.5” x 34”, but you can make as many squares as you would like for your desired blanket size.

Materials: A total of approximately 1300-1400 yards worsted weight yarn. Example uses Willow Wash Worsted, 3 skeins each of 2 background colors, and less than 1 skein each of 20 additional colors. Detailed color and yardage information can be found in the pattern.

-Hook: Size H/8 (5mm), or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
-Yarn needle
-Tape measure

Complete List of Yarn Colors and Yardage Used for Sample Blanket:

White: Snow, 450 yards
Light Grey: Silver Birch, 450 yards
Black: Night, 150 yards
Dark Brown: Brown Bear, 50 yards
Beige: Polished Wood, 40 yards
Gold: Gold Rush, 40 yards
Brown Heather: Elm, 40 yards

Less than 40 yards each:
Medium Grey: Granite
Light Pink: Little Flower
Orchid Pink: Petals
Bright Orange: Orange Peel
Bright Red: Red Apple
Rust Orange: Fallen Tree
Bright Green: Mojito
Jade Green: Spearmint
Charcoal Grey: Basalt
Teal: Aruba Blue
Bright Blue: Celestial
Medium Pink: Peach Blossom
Brick Red: Cranberry
Light Blue: Clear Water
Fuchsia: Cooked Quince