Crochet Jungle Animals Blanket
Embark on an exciting crochet adventure with this free C2C jungle animals blanket pattern. This captivating pattern features a lively cast of jungle animals, including a mischievous monkey, a majestic tiger, a stealthy jaguar, a fearsome alligator, a playful frog, and a sleek panther.
Whether you’re a crochet enthusiast or a beginner looking for a new challenge, this pattern is perfect for you. Using the popular corner-to-corner technique, you’ll create vibrant squares that depict each animal in intricate detail.
The finished blanket will transport you to the heart of the jungle, making it a wonderful addition to any nursery or a cherished gift for a little explorer. So gather your crochet hooks, unleash your creativity, and let’s dive into the wild world of crochet jungle animals!
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Advanced beginner. Projects may include involved stitch patterns, color work, and/or shaping.
45 inches by 67 inches
- G/4 mm crochet hook
- worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver. See each jungle animal pattern for specific colors.
- tapestry needle
- locking stitch markers
Gauge is not very important for this pattern.
4 squares (ch 3 + 3 dc) = 2 inches
- dc = double crochet
- sc = single crochet
- ch = chain
- chs = chains
- st = stitch
- sts = stitches
- sl st = slip stitch
- You can choose to follow the pixel graph or the written instructions.
- Written instructions are for working from the bottom right corner to the top left.
- Crochet the pixel graph using the corner-to-corner (c2c) technique. Use the traditional method of making three double crochets for each square.
- Chain 6 to start each new row and chain 3 at the beginning of each square.
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Crochet Stitches & Techniques
Double Crochet (dc)
- Yarn over & insert hook in next stitch.
- Yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook.
- Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. You will have 2 loops on your hook.
- Yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops on your hook.
Single Crochet (sc)
- Insert hook in next stitch.
- Yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 2 loops on your hook.
- Yarn over and pull through both loops.
Corner to Corner (C2C)
Corner to corner (C2C) crochet is a technique where you crochet “squares” in diagonal rows. You start start in the bottom right corner and end in the opposite top left corner. Each row is increased by one square. Each square in the graph = chain 3 + 3 double crochet.
Increases are made at the end of each row. To make an increase you will chain 6, dc in the 4th chain from your hook and dc in each of the 2 remaining chains.
You will have a chain 3 + 3 dc square. This is your first square for the beginning of the next row. Turn your work and join with a slip stitch to the chain 3 space from the last square made.
The first decreases for both the width and length will create corners.
To make a decrease, when you reach the end of the row, you will turn your work and slip stitch across the 3 dc’s in the last square made. Join with a slip stitch to the chain 3 space and chain 3 + 3 dc.
Step 1: Crochet Jungle Animals Blanket
Firstly, crochet each jungle animal pattern. Click on the title or image below to go to that pattern.
Monkey Crochet Jungle Animal Pattern
I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in White, Black, Aran, and Cherry Red
Tiger Crochet Jungle Animal Pattern
I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in White, Black, and Pumpkin
Jaguar Crochet Jungle Animal Pattern
I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in White, Black, and Saffron
Alligator Crochet Jungle Animal Pattern
I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in White, Black, Paddy Green, Spring Green, and Bright Yellow
Frog Crochet Jungle Animal Pattern
I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in White, Black, Light Blue, and Royal
Panther Crochet Jungle Animal Pattern
I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in White, Black, Amethyst, and Bright Yellow
Step 2: Crochet Jungle Animals Blanket
After you crochet each C2C jungle animal, decide how you to arrange them. I decided to make my jungle animals blanket two squares wide and three squares long.
Make sure all of your jungle animals are facing the right way!
Line up the single crochet stitches from the borders. You can use locking stitch markers to keep them lined up.
Sew the two squares in each row together, then sew the three rows together.
Weave in all of your loose ends.
Step 3: Crochet Jungle Animals Blanket
Now it’s time to add a border.
I made a “Jungle Vines” border.
Crochet Blanket Border Instructions
Choose a starting point. Join the Paddy Green yarn and ch 4. Join the Spring Green yarn in the next stitch and ch 4.
Insert your hook back into the Paddy Green and sc in the next open stitch. Ch 4. You are working IN FRONT of the Spring Green.
Insert your hook back into the Spring Green and sc in the next open stitch. Ch 4. You are working IN FRONT of the Paddy Green.
Repeat the above steps all the way around your blanket. In each corner square you will work 2 of these stitches in each side and two in the chain 2 space from the white sc border (6 stitches total).
When you get to the end, slip stitch to join the Paddy Green to the bottom of the beginning chain of the Paddy Green. Do the same for the Spring Green.
Weave in all of your ends.