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The Teddy Bear Blanket is a beginner friendly blanket pattern that works up quickly using double strands of bulky weight yarn. The secret to the extra squishy texture is larger knitting needles. Using a simple 4 row repeat and only knit and purl stitches, you’ll have a squishy, snuggly, cuddly blanket in no time. Pattern is written in 5 sizes.
About the Yarn
Now I know the yarn I used was discontinued, BUT, I’ve created a list of some amazing yarns that would be great for this blanket. I used double strands of bulky weight yarn and you can substitute a single strand of super bulky weight yarn if you’d like. Here are some suggested bulky weight yarns for this project:
Lion Brand Hue + Me
Lion Brand Scarfie
Red Heart Hygge
K + C Roving Wool
One of my favorite things about this blanket is how easy it is make. If you can knit and purl, you can make this blanket! It is a lot more purl stitches than knit stitches so if you’re still newer to knitting, this is a great project to get more comfortable with purling.
6 sts x 10 rows in pattern is 3” x 3”
Baby 32” x 36” (81cm x 91cm)
Lapghan 36” x 48” (91cm x 122cm)
Toddler/Crib 40” x 60” (102cm x 152cm)
Throw 50” x 60” (127cm x 152cm)
Large Throw 60” x 72” (152cm x 178cm)
865, 1298, 1816, 2249, 3244 grams/1068, 1602, 2243, 2777, 4005 yards/977, 1466, 2052, 2540, 3664 meters bulky weight yarn
12mm circular needles (use appropriate length for the size you’re making)
Stitch markers (optional – I used them to keep track of rows) (I use these!)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends (I use these!)
Scissors (These Fiskars are my fav!)
Measuring tape or gauge swatch measuring device
-Pattern uses double strands of bulky weight yarn throughout. You could also substitute a single strand of super bulky weight yarn.
-Sizes are written as follows (The PDF version has color coded sizing): Baby (Lapghan, Toddler/Crib, Throw, Large Throw).
-* * indicates a repeat
-(xx) at the end of a row/round indicates how many total stitches for that row/round
Foundation: CO 63 (71, 79, 99, 119) (I used the German Twisted Cast On but use whichever method you prefer)
R1 p1, *k1, p1* to end (63 [71, 79, 99, 119])
R2 p across (63 [71, 79, 99, 119])
R3 k1, *p1, k1* to end (63 [71, 79, 99, 119])
R4 p across (63 [71, 79, 99, 119])
R5-120 (160, 200, 200, 240) Repeat R1-4 (63 [71, 79, 99, 119])
Bind off loosely.
Weave in your ends and block lightly.
Happy making, friend!
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Final Thoughts on the Margot Market Bag
I hope you love this crochet market tote bag pattern! Making your own bag for shopping at the farmer’s market or grocery store is a great way to reduce the use of plastic bags.
Speaking of plastic bags, do you know what plarn is? It’s plastic yarn made from cutting plastic bags from the grocery store.
To read more about plarn and how to make it, check out How To Make Plarn (Plastic Yarn) And Crochet With It. I even made a version of the free crochet bag pattern here with plarn and I absolutely love how it came out! It was the perfect size to hold a LOT of produce at the farmers market but was still easy enough to carry.
You can use plarn to make all types of reusable bags and other crochet projects too. Get creative with what you make.
If you’re looking for some plarn crochet project inspiration, check out Free Plarn (Plastic Yarn) Crochet Pattern Roundup.
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