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loops & threads® sweet snuggles™ knit fox lovey

This cute little blanket is bound to be the favorite security blanket for any little one. Knit from corner to corner with a stuffed pillow head, this little fox is a quick project to knit.
Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Length = 25” (64cm)

GAUGE: 6 sts x 11 rows = 4” (10cm) with larger needles; save time and check your gauge

INSTRUCTIONS:

Body

With Coral and larger needles, cast on 3 sts.

Inc Row: Kfb, knit to end – 1 st increased.

Repeat Inc Row until 33 sts.

Next 5 Rows: Kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 – 43 sts after 5 rows.

Next 5 Rows: K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 33 sts after 5 rows.

Dec Row: K1, k2tog, knit to end – 1 st decreased.

Repeat Dec Row until 15 sts remain.

Head

With white and smaller needles, cast on 16 sts, then knit across 15 stitches from body – 31 sts total on smaller needles. Cut Coral, leaving a long tail for sewing the bottom of the head closed later.

Continue with white and smaller needles.

Rows 1, 3, 5 (WS): Purl.

Rows 2, 4, 6 (RS): Knit.

Cut White and join Coral.

Row 7 (WS): Purl.

Row 8 (RS): *K3, k2tog; rep from * across to last st, k1 – 25 sts.

Row 9: Purl.

Row 10: Knit.

Row 11 (WS): P1, *P2tog, p2; rep from * across – 19 sts.

Row 12: Knit.

Row 13: P1, *P2tog, p1; rep from * across – 13 sts.

Row 14: *K2tog; rep from * to last st, k1 – 7 sts.

Cut coral leaving a long tail, thread through remaining stitches and pull snug to close the top of the head, sew the side seam of the head.


Step 2

Nose

With Coral and smaller needles, cast on 2 sts.

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2 (RS): Kfb, k1.

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: Kfb, kfb, k1 – 5 sts.

Cut yarn leaving a long tail.

Sew 5 live stitches from needle onto the center front of the head, centered on the first coral row.

Use tail from cast on to tack down tip of nose to head, using photo as a guide.

With black pearl cotton, embroider on eyes and tip of nose.

Ears (make 2)
With Coral and smaller needles, cast on 2 sts.

Row 1 (WS): Knit.

Row 2 (RS): Kfb, k1.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: Kfb, kfb, k1 – 5 sts.

Row 5: Knit.

Bind off, leaving a long tail for seaming.

Using tail, sew ears to head, using photo as a guide.

Finishing: Weave in ends from the head area, except for tail designated to sew closed the head.

Lightly stuff head with fiberfill.

Sew closed head.

Weave in remaining ends.

Knot the ends of the longer points to mimic hands.

ABBREVIATIONS:

K = Knit

Kfb = Knit Into The Front And Back Of The Next St (1 St Inc’d)

K2tog = Knit 2 Sts Together (1 St Dec’d)

P = Purl

P2tog = Purl 2 Sts Together (1 St Dec’d)

Rep = Repeat(ing)

RS = Right Side

St(s) = Stitch(es)

WS = Wrong Side

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