Teddy Bears Picnic Baby Blanket Crochet Tutorial

Teddy Bears Picnic Baby Blanket Crochet Tutorial


Welcome, thank you for joining me, I’m
Kerri. Today I’ll be showing you how to block the baby blanket and attach all
the appliques on to it to make a teddy bears picnic blanket. I used the baby
blanket, different teddy bear appliques and some other appliques and I’ll have
the links to all the patterns I used in the description below. To put the
appliques on the blanket I used a sewing needle and thread, some
wadding to pad a few of the appliques and some filling to fill the legs of the
teddy on the swing. I had to rush to get the blanket finished to put in the Royal
Queensland show, but managed to get it done late the night before the deadline.
The judging has now been completed and I’m thrilled to have received first place
in the baby blanket and shawl section. The show runs from the 9th to the 18th of
August in Brisbane. I made the blanket using the baby
blanket crochet pattern. The yarn I used was 8 ply luxury wool from the
Bendigo Woollen Mills. I used baby mint for the grass and baby
blue for the sky. Once I finished the blanket I blocked it.
I bought a large rubber mat, covered it with a sheet, placed the blanket on it and
sprayed the blanket with water using a spray bottle. Once the blanket was damp I
gently stretched the blanket evenly into shape and pinned it to the mat. I left
the blanket to dry before I unpinned it. For the tree and swing I used the tree
crochet pattern and the blossoms and swing crochet pattern. I attached the
blossoms to the tree as I had in the blossoms and swing crochet pattern. I
placed the tree on the right side of the blanket with the partial branch up
against the side of the blanket and the swing branch near the join for the sky
and then I pinned it in place. I stitched the tree trunk to the blanket first
using an invisible stitch. I’ll include the link for the invisible stitch
tutorial. Then I stitched around the rest of the tree except for the swing branch.
I then attached the swing to the swing branch, then attached the swing branch to
the blanket using the invisible stitch. Then I sewed the swing to the blanket
using the invisible stitch but leaving it unstitched on both sides of the chain
for the teddy’s arms to go through. I used a child teddy bear crochet pattern for
the teddy on the swing and as I wanted it to look like the teddy was sitting
on the swing I crocheted a back for it using the same pattern but leaving off
the muzzle and facial features. I stitched the front and back together
filling the legs as I stitched. I then worked a row of stitching across the
middle of the teddy to make it look like it was sitting on the swing. I pushed the
teddy’s arms through the chains for the swing and sewed
to the blanket, leaving it unstitched around the legs. I then sewed the
remaining chain down over the bears hands. You could add some flowers and
leaves to the swing chains if desired. I did as I stitch the chains on a bit
wonky. I arranged all the other appliques on the blanket then I took
photos of them once I was happy with the design, so that I could refer back to
them and then I pinned all the appliques onto the blanket. The patterns I used
for the teddys and food on the plaid picnic blanket were the crochet teddy bear
pattern, crochet picnic basket pattern, the plaid picnic blanket crochet applique
pattern. The crochet baby teddy bear applique pattern and the picnic blanket
food crochet pattern. I wanted the plaid picnic blanket with the family of
teddies and food to be a prominent feature of the blanket. I made 2 large
teddies using the crochet teddy bear pattern for the parent bears and I cut
out some wadding for them and the basket to make them stand out more. I stitched the
2 teddies and the basket to the plaid picnic blanket stitching the wadding
under them but all of them had parts sticking out over the edge of the
blanket. I then sewed the baby teddy and the food to the blanket. Next I stitched
the plaid picnic blanket to the teddy bears picnic blanket using an invisible
stitch. Lastly I sewed the parts of the teddies and the basket that hadn’t been
stitched down to the blanket using an invisible stitch. I crocheted a pram for
the baby teddy bear using the crochet pram pattern and attached it to the blanket
just behind the plaid picnic blanket using an invisible stitch. For the
barbecue and the teddy with the apron I used the teddy bear crochet applique
pattern, crochet barbecue pattern and the barbecue apron crochet pattern. I secured
2 of the barbecue utensils in the pocket of
the apron and then stitched the apron to the teddy. I sewed the barbecue and the
teddy to the blanket with an invisible stitch placing 1 of the barbecue
utensils in the teddy’s hand. For the picnic table, food and small child teddy
I used the crochet picnic table pattern, crochet baby teddy bear applique pattern
and picnic food crochet pattern. I stitched the sauce bottles to the small basket
adding a small amount of filling as I stitch them on. I then sewed the
watermelon, basket and 2 glasses to the top of the table. I stitched the table to
the baby blanket using an invisible stitch. I then crocheted a baby teddy,
leaving off the nappy and bottle but adding a flower near its ear and then sat
it on the seat of the picnic table attaching it to the blanket using an
invisible stitch. For the airplane I used the airplane crochet applique pattern. I
attached the teddy bear’s head to the cockpit of the plane and stitched the
plane to the blanket using an invisible stitch. I crocheted 2 teddy bears with
kites using the crochet kite pattern and the child teddy bear crochet pattern.
Once I decided how high I wanted the kites to fly I worked the desired
length of chain for the kite strings. I attached the teddies to the blanket
first using an invisible stitch. Then sewed on the kite strings and then
stitched the kites over the top of the string using an invisible stitch. I
stitched the tail strings down but left the bows unstitched.
i crocheted 2 teddies with dresses, 3 balloons and a skipping rope using my
paid pattern. The teddy bear with a dress and accessories pattern is a paid
exclusive pattern on Ravelry and the video tutorial is available for our
Patreon $10 subscribers. If you like you could use the teddy bear crochet
applique pattern and I have a basket pattern
available on the girl with the basket of flowers pattern. The skipping rope could
easily be made using a length of chain and handles and you could make a circle
for the balloons. All the appliques were attached using an invisible stitch.
I crocheted some grass for under the tree. I sewed it on at the bottom of the
trunk and then stitched some blossoms around under the tree using a french
knot for the center of the flowers. To go just at the bottom of the trunk of
the tree I crocheted some grass. I’m using the same yarn I used for the grass
for the baby blanket. Now I’ve also got a 2.5 millimeter crochet hook. Now I
start with 22 chain. Now I work 1 slip stitch in the second
chain from the hook. And then a single crochet into the next stitch. A single
crochet is a double crochet using UK terms. And 1 half double crochet into
each of the next 2 stitches. For a half double crochet you put your hook into
the stitch and bring through a loop. Yarn around the hook and take the hook with this yarn at the end through all the loops. And we need 1 more half double
crochet. Then we miss 1 chain and slip stitch into the next chain. And that’s
the first blade of grass done. And then we work 1 single crochet into the next
stitch and then work 3 chain. That’s for our next blade of grass and we
work a slip stitch in the second chain from the hook. Then we work 1 single
crochet into the next stitch and then we’re going to slip stitch into each of
the next 2 stitches on our original chain and then work 5 chain. Then slip stitch in the second chain
from the hook. 1 single crochet into the next stitch and 1 half double
crochet into each of the following 2 stitches. We miss 1 stitch on our original chain
and work a slip stitch into each of the next 2 stitches. And then work 6
chain and then slip stitch in the second chain from the hook. Work 1 single
crochet into the next chain and then 1 half double crochet into each of the
following 3 stitches. Then miss the next stitch on the
original chain and work 1 slip stitch into each of the following 2 stitches.
And then work 3 chain. Slip stitch in the second chain from the hook and then
work a single crochet into the next chain. And then slip stitch into each of
the next 2 of the original chain and then work 5 chain. Slip stitch into
the second chain from the hook. A single crochet into the next stitch and then
work 1 half double crochet into each of the following 2 chain. Miss 1 stitch on the original chain
and slip stitch into the next stitch and work 6 chain. Work 1 slip stitch in
the second chain from the hook. A single crochet into the next stitch and a half
double crochet into each of the remaining chain. And then slip stitch into the last of
the original chain and fasten off. And that’s the grass done. I’ll attach
that just at the bottom of the trunk and I’ll scatter some blossoms down around
the tree as well. Once I’d stitched all the appliques on there was still a gap
in the blanket that needed to be filled and I had a deadline to finish it, so I
attached a child teddy bear holding a piece of watermelon. Both were stitched
on using an invisible stitch. And there’s the finished teddy bears picnic baby
blanket. If you liked my video please like, subscribe and share. I’m also on
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Thank you for watching, see you next time. Bye.

11 thoughts on “Teddy Bears Picnic Baby Blanket Crochet Tutorial

  1. Absolutely beautiful you did such a wonderful job you should be very proud of it thanks for sharing

  2. Thank you for replying to my question. Plus, putting out such a beautiful afghan out for all of us to follow.

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