After designing my Woodland Animals and Safari Animals blankets, I decided I wanted to brighten things up for my Jungle blanket. I am really happy with how it turned out! I also added a fun Jungle Vines border.
If you’re not up to the task of crocheting six animal graphs, you could easily turn any of the c2c crochet blanket squares into a crochet pillow. Just follow the instructions from my Fox pattern.
These fun & free corner to corner animal blanket squares are perfect for beginner crocheters. They are fairly small and don’t use too many colors.
Whether you crochet the baby blanket or just a pillow, I think it would be a fun crochet gift for a jungle animal loving child, friend or family member. It would also make an awesome baby shower gift for a jungle animal themed nursery. I hope you like my pattern!
45 inches by 67 inches
- crochet hook: G/4 mm
- yarn: I used Red Heart Super Saver. See each c2c crochet blanket square patten for specific colors.
- tapestry needle
- locking stitch markers
4 squares= 2 inches
4 rows of squares= 2 inches
dc= double crochet
hdc= half double crochet
sc= single crochet
dc2tog= double crochet 2 stitches together
- 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.
The first step to make your crochet baby blanket pattern is to crochet each c2c crochet blanket square. Click on the title or image below to go to that pattern.
After you crochet each c2c crochet blanket square, you’ll want to decide how to arrange them. I did rainbow (ROYGBIV) order. I decided to make my baby blanket two squares wide and three squares long. Make sure all of your animals are facing the right way.
Sew the c2c crochet blanket squares in each row together and then sew the rows together (pics below). Make sure you line up the single crochet stitches from the borders. You can use locking stitch markersto keep the single crochet stitches from the borders lined up.
Weave in all of your loose ends.
You have two options for the border. A simple half double crochet border or a “Jungle Vines” border like I did. I provide instructions for both options.
Choose a starting point. Join your first color (dark green) and chain 4. Join your second color (light green) in the next stitch and chain 4.
Insert your hook back into the first color (dark green) and sc in the next open stitch. Chain 4. You are working IN FRONT of the second color (light green).
Insert your hook back into the second color (light green) and sc in the next open stitch. Chain 4. You are working IN FRONT of the first color (dark 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 your first color (dark green) to the bottom of the beginning chain of your first color (dark green). Do the same for your second color (light green).
Weave in all of your ends.
Join your yarn.
Border: Ch 2, make 1 hdc in each stitch. In each corner you will want to chain 2 to “turn” the corner.
Weave in your ends.
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