Larksfoot Crochet Lovey Photo Tutorial

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I love projects that use up the leftover odds and ends of yarn. I worked up a quick little lovey for a friend who’s expecting a baby soon with these beautiful yarn balls. I crocheted the lovey directly around a maple wood ring and the finished piece is only 6″ long by 3″ wide. This is an easy and fast last minute gift for a baby shower.



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Materials:

Maple Wood Ring

3 colors of yarn-#3 lightweight yarn (I used discontinued yarn from my stash, but Bernat Baby Coordinates is similar); worsted weight yarn will work just as well, but will yield a slightly larger lovey.

G crochet hook

yarn needle and scissors



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Pattern Notes:

Color a=lavender

Color b=mint

Color c=white

*Special Stitches-long double crochet make a normal DC, but instead of starting in the stitch, insert your hook down below into the chain space formed from the previous row. You’ll crochet it a bit loosely in order to keep the stitches you’re crocheting over flat.

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Pattern:

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Begin with color a and make a slip knot on your hook.



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Insert your hook into the wood ring and slip stitch to the ring.

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R1: Single crochet around half of your wood ring, turn-19sc

R2: Ch.1, sc across 19sc

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R3: Ch.3 (counts as 1st DC), DC in next 2 stitches, Ch.1, Skp 1, DC in next 3 stitches, *{DC in next 3 stitches, Ch.1, Skp 1, DC in next 3 stitches,} repeat from * to end, turn. ( 5 sets of 3 DC, with a Ch.1 space in between)

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R4: Ch. 3 (counts as 1st DC ), DC in next 2 stitches, Ch.1, Skp 1, *{DC in next 3 stitches, Ch.1, Skp 1, DC in next 3 stitches,} repeat from* to end, change to color b, turn. ( 5 sets of 3 DC, with a Ch.1 space in between)

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R5: In color b, Ch. 4 (counts as 1st DC + Ch.1), skp1, {DC, long DC into space 2 rows previous, DC, Ch.1} repeat until end, DC into last stitch.

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R6: Ch. 4 (counts as 1st DC + Ch.1), skp 1, *{DC 3, Ch.1} repeat from * across, end with a DC in last stitch, change to color c, turn.

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R7: In color c, Ch. 3 (counts as 1st DC), long DC, DC, Ch.1, Skp 1, *{DC, Long DC, DC, Ch.1, Skp} repeat * across, end with a DC in last stitch.

R8: Ch. 4 (counts as 1st DC + Ch.1), skp 1, *{DC 3, Ch.1} repeat from * across, end with a DC in last stitch, change to color a, turn.

R9: In color a, Ch. 3 (counts as 1st DC), long DC, DC, Ch.1, Skp 1, *{DC, Long DC, DC, Ch.1, Skp} repeat * across, end with a DC in last stitch.



R10: Ch. 4 (counts as 1st DC + Ch.1), skp 1, *{DC 3, Ch.1} repeat from * across, end with a DC in last stitch, change to color b, turn.

R11: In color b, Ch. 3 (counts as 1st DC), long DC, DC, Ch.1, Skp 1, *{DC, Long DC, DC, Ch.1, Skp} repeat * across, end with a DC in last stitch.

R12: Ch. 4 (counts as 1st DC + Ch.1), skp 1, *{DC 3, Ch.1} repeat from * across, end with a DC in last stitch, change to color c, turn.

R13: In color c, Ch. 3 (counts as 1st DC), long DC, DC, Ch.1, Skp 1, *{DC, Long DC, DC, Ch.1, Skp} repeat * across, end with a DC in last stitch.

Border:

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Attach color c to first row of sc with a slip stitch. SC around, for the corners {sc, ch.1, sc} until you reach the other side, change to color a.

In color a, ch.1, turn and SC back around, for the corners {sc, ch.1, sc}, change to color b.

In color b, ch.1, turn and SC back around, for the corners {sc, ch.1, sc}, leave a long tail for sewing together.

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Using a yarn needle sew the upper two corners together and weave in end.

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Back, with just the top corners sewn together.

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Front view, perfect for little hands.



Hope you have fun working up a little lovey for a sweet baby in your life!

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