My popular Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Blanket is one of the cutest additions to any nursery. However, Teddy Bears may not be the theme of your decor. So have some fun and switch it up to customize the blanket with other Darling Animal Appliques.
I rounded up some of my favorite Darling Animal Appliques. These would all be ideal to add to your Sleep Tight Blanket or to any other blanket, sweater, bag, or more.
If you use any of the appliques, I do recommend you double check the sizing. Appliques can be made slightly larger or smaller by adjusting your hook up or down a size. Have fun making them and please share your projects in my interactive facebook group: Crochet & Conversations
It's always a zoo with a baby around and these are the cutest zoo appliques I have ran across. I love each one so much and they would fit perfectly on the Sleep Tight Blanket. The pattern pack features a giraffe, zebra, rhinoceros, elephant and of course a lion.
If you have been around a little girl lately, you know the favorite animal of the time, the beloved Unicorn! This unicorn applique would make the cutest addition to the Sleep Tight Blanket, isn't it the cutest?
This Little Llama loves her Momma! I hear this all the time from my daughter and this would be the cutest applique to add to a blanket for her.
How to Sew on Appliques
I created this tutorial on how to sew on appliques to your crochet piece. This technique makes it so you cannot see the applique or stitches on the the reverse side. This will give your project a professional look.
Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Set
Using any of the Darling Animal Appliques would be so cute on the Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Set. You can find more information about the blanket, lovey, stuffed animal, pillow and hat by clicking this LINK HERE.
Earlier this week, I released a fun Pocket Pillow Pattern that is so much fun! It is a fun way to gift books. Or a useful way to hold/store items you use daily while lounging on the couch (newspaper, remotes, books, iPad). Well, as soon as I designed a couple, I knew I had to include the same idea to the Popular Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Set.
The way the stitches are arranged in the Sleep Tight Pocket Pillow allows it to coordinate perfectly with the rest of the set. This makes the gift more complete. You can mix and match the pieces you want and they all are adorable. Tuck either your favorite book into the pocket or even the Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Stuffy into the pocket as well.
If you love these sets check below for a link to the coordinating Sleep Tight Teddy Bear patterns on Ravelry:
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One of Sweet Potato 3’s most popular patterns, the Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Set, just got a new accessory! Because, every baby blanket needs to have a coordinating hat, you get to add that to your Sleep Tight collection.
The Sleep Tight Teddy Bear hat features the stitches that crocheters have come to love after making the blanket. The braided V Cable is so unique and fun to crochet and that stitch is featured in the hat band. A video tutorial is included in the pattern to help demonstrate each step in creating this textured stitch.
The main body of the hat uses the same stitches that are in the “pillow” section of the blanket. Therefore, the body of the hat works up fast and are very soft and warm. Add a pom if you like to add a cute whimsy touch to your finished hat.
Of course, each hat must be adorned with the sleeping teddy bear that everyone has fallen in love with.
The hat pattern comes in multiple sizes ranging from newborn, 3-6 month, 6-12 month, 12-24 month up to child (about 12 years old).
Once you have the hat pattern and the entire set (which includes the blanket, lovey and stuffed animal), you can mix and match the pieces to make the perfect gift.
This darling set would be a quick gift and it includes the lovey, hat and of course the stuffed teddy bear.
Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Set Info
Get all the information on the entire Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Set, that includes the blanket, lovey and stuffed teddy bear by clicking HERE. Plus, a Sleep Tight Pocket Pillow was also added to the set recently, find that pattern by clicking HERE.
We just wrapped up month long CAL and am now ready to share the Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Pattern with all of you! This baby blanket is full of rich texture, new stitches and some cute cuddly teddy bears. This is machine washable although you may need to follow some after laundry steps, like airdrying it rather than putting it in the dryer.
I was actually inspired to make this baby blanket by one of my best friends. You see, her little one is currently entering one of the sleep regression ages and she is finding it difficult to get her baby to sleep. Put simply, a sleep regression is a period when a baby who has been sleeping well (or at least well enough) experiences poor sleep.
Sleep regressions can include shorter naps, extreme fussiness at nap or bedtime, fighting sleep, and frequent waking at night. Consequently, finding ways to help your baby to get to sleep during these times is crucial and one way to do this is by creating a cozy environment with blankets and soft toys.
The blanket is so fun to make, but I had to give you some options so adjusted the pattern to include a lovey sized blanket and a coordinating stuffed bear to make it the ultimate Gift Set.
I know these little sleepy teddy bears are too cute, but you have to add a snugly friend to go with them. The Sleep Tight Teddy Bear is a perfect size, completed it measures about 13″ tall.
Video Tutorial for Texture Braided V Stitch
To help you out with the beautiful texture that makes this blanket so rich, I created a tutorial:
I hope you all love the Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Set as much as I do. If you make one of the pieces please share it with me on facebook so I can give it some love!
Update: Teddy Bear Colors
I’ve received a handful of requests for the exact colors I used on my teddy bears. When I made the teddy bears on the blanket I just used scrap yarn that I happened to have on hand. The majority of it was either Red Heart Super Saver and/or Red Heart with Love. I am not 100% sure on each bears color but I believe it is as follows, numbering the bears from the left to the right:
1st Bear: main color “grey” / muzzle “oatmeal” / nose & eyes “black”
2nd Bear: main color “cornmeal” / muzzle “egg shell” / nose “warm brown” / eyes “mocha”
3rd Bear: main color “warm brown” / muzzle “carrot” / nose “egg shell” / eyes “mocha”
4th Bear: main color “oatmeal” / muzzle “buff” / nose & eyes “mocha”
5th Bear: main color “charcoal” / muzzle “grey” / nose “warm brown” / eyes “black” with “warm brown” lashes
New Coordinating Designs
A couple new designs have been released to go along with the original Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Set. The coordinating Sleep Tight Pocket Pillow features a fun pocket that can be used to store their stuffed teddy bear or a favorite book, as the child grows it can be used to store a kindle or other items as well.
Although the blanket was designed with Teddy Bears, you are welcome to customize it with other animal appliques. I compiled this fun round up of Darling Animal Appliques, you can check them out by clicking HERE.