Crochet Zebra blanket- free pattern

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This crochet zebra blanket is part of our latest Mix and Match blanket pattern. You can make it using only the crochet zebra granny square or all 4 of the crochet granny squares. This will give you the opportunity to create your own blanket using your own imagination. Pretty cool, right?

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Crochet Zebra blanket

As I mentioned above the crochet Zebra square is the 2nd granny square of our Mix and Match blanket. The first one is – Crochet Tiger granny square blanket.

The first square I designed was Lion, afterwards, I thought – why not turn it into a themed blanket? I already had a lion so I added a few more popular jungle friends. While making the granny square’s border I saw that we could turn each granny square into a whole new blanket. And that is how I came up with the Mix and Match blanket idea. This will give you the opportunity to make different blankets by using just 1 pattern, cool right?

Also, as a crocheter, I have so many leftover balls of yarn I have stacked in different boxes, this blanket was the perfect solution to that. After making the center granny square we continue working around it using the classic granny stitch. To make the Zebra pop up more I changed my colors in every round, just using a white between each colored one.

Easy crochet Zebra blanket pattern.

Crochet Zebra baby blanket pattern

Materials

  • worsted weight acrylic yarn- main color- white for the Zebra and the rounds between the colorful ones. You will need 2-2,5 balls of white. My yarn was 100gr/240m per ball.
  • 20-40 grams of the remaining colors
  • Crochet hook size 5mm and 6mm. The smaller hook for the embellishments such as eyes and 6mm for the blanket itself. But you can also use one hook.
  • tapestry needle and a pair of scissors

Pattern notes

Finished size of the blanket is 90cm x 90cm/ 36 inch x 36 inch.

The pattern is written in US crochet terminology.

Gauge: 12 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet. The gauge is not important in this project.

The beginning chain is not counted as a stitch unless stated otherwise.

After the initial square is done we will continue with granny stitch rounds, BUT we will make the granny cluster with wide DC which means we will work in the space between the clusters instead of on top of the stitch and it will be referred as “space”.

Crochet stitches
In this crochet blanket, we have a few parts that must be sewn on the square. Usually, I prefer a hot glue gun or glue. I use appliques in many of my designs so I made a video tutorial with 3 different ways of attaching appliques to a crochet project- tutorial on How to attach appliques!

Abbreviation

SC- single crochet

DC- double crochet

HDC- half double crochet

SS- slip stitch

CH- chain

Rep- repeat

Picot- chain 3, slip stitch in 3rd chain from hook

** – repeat the stitches in the ** indicated times

FO- fasten off

Cluster/granny stitch- make 3 wide DC in 1 stitch (see pattern notes above)

Mini flower-1 SS +1 Picot + 1 SS+ 1 Picot + 1 SS + 1 Picot + 1 SS all in 1 stitch

Pattern

-with white

Rnd 1: Start with a MR, secure with a slip knot, CH 2, 12 DC into the ring, SS to join (12)

Rnd 2: CH 3, 2 DC in each around, SS to join (24)

Rnd 3: CH 3, *DC in first, 2 DC in next* rep from * to * 11 more times, SS to join (36)

Rnd 4: CH 3, *DC in first 2, 2 DC in next* rep from * to * 11 more times, SS to join (48)

Rnd 5: CH 3, *DC in first 3, 2 DC in next* rep from * to * 11 more times, SS to join (60)

Rnd 6: CH 3, *DC in first 4, 2 DC in next* rep from * to * 11 more times, SS to join (72)

Rnd 7: CH 3, *HDC in first 5, 2 HDC in next* rep from * to * 11 more times, SS to join (84)

-switch to your first color

The next round is worked in the 3rd loop of the HDC we made in the previous round.

Rnd 8: CH 1, *SC in first 2, SC2TOG in next, SC in next 2, HDC in next 3, DC in next 2, TR in next 2, (2 TR, CH 2, 2 TR in next), TR in next 2, DC in next 2, HDC in next 3* rep from * to * 3 more times, SS to join (92)

Rnd 9: CH 3, *DC in next 14, (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in corner), DC in next 9* rep from * to * 3 more times, SS to join (108)

Rnd 10: CH 3, *DC in next 16, (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in corner), DC in next 11* rep from * to * 3 more times, SS to join (124)

Rnd 11: CH 3, *DC in next 18, (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in corner), DC in next 13* rep from * to * 3 more times, SS to join (140)

Rnd 12: CH 3, *DC in next 20, (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in corner), DC in next 15* rep from * to * 3 more times, SS to join, FO. (156)

EYES (make 2 )

-with black color

Start with a MR and make 6 SC into the ring, SS to join. FO.

Take a string of white color yarn and a tapestry needle. Make 1 straight line on the eye.

ZEBRA’S EARS:

-with white

Row 1: CH 10, DC in 4th chain from hook, DC in next 2, HDC in next 2, SC in next, 3 SC in last, continue on the opposite side, SC in next, HDC in next 2, DC in next 3. (15)

Switch to black

Row 2: CH 1, turn, SC in very first, SC in each across. FO. (15)

ZEBRA’S MUZZLE:

-With black color

Rnd 1: Start with a MR, secure with slip knot, ch 2, 12 dc into the ring, SS to join (12)

Rnd 2: CH 3, 2 DC in each around, SS to join (24)

Rnd 3: CH 3, *DC in first, 2 DC in next* rep from * to * 11 more times, SS to join (36)

Rnd 4: CH 1, *SC in first 2, 2 SC in next* rep from * to * 11 more times, SS to join (48)

 Switch to white

Row 1: CH 3, DC in next 5, CH 2, turn (6)

Row 2-9: DC in next 4, DC in turning ch-3. FO. (6)

ZEBRA’S STRIPES

-with black color

LONG STRIPE (make 2)

CH 11, SS in 2nd from hook, SC in next 4, HDC in rem 5. FO. (10)

MIDDLE STRIPE (make 4)

CH 8, SS in 2nd from hook, SC in next 3, HDC in rem 3. FO (7)

SMALL STRIPE (make 2)

CH 6, SS in 2nd from hook, SC in next 2, HDC in rem 2. FO. (5)

EYES  (make 2 )

-with black color

Start with a MR and make 6 SC into the ring, SS to join. FO.

Take a string of white color yarn and tapestry needle. Make 1 straight line on the eye.

FEET (make 2):

  • With white color

Rnd 1: Start with a MR, secure with slip knot, CH 2, 12 DC into the ring, SS to join (12)

Rnd 2: CH 3, 2 DC in each around, SS to join (24)

SMALL DOT OF THE FEET (make 6)

-with black color

Start with a MR, secure with slip knot, CH 2, 12 DC into the ring, SS to join. FO. (12)

How to attach the embellishments onto the crochet Zebra square’s base:

  1. Take the small dots for the feet and put 3 on each foot. Sew them on.
  2. Take a piece of white yarn and a tapestry needle. Make 2 small V-s onto the muzzle’s black part.
  3. Sew the muzzle right on the center, and place it a bit down so half of the black part will be below the white circle base.
  4. Place the ears on both sides. Make sure that they are symmetrical before sewing or gluing.
  5. Place the eyes right above the muzzle’s black part on both sides.
  6. Take the stripe pieces and place 1 small, 1 medium, 1 long, and 1 medium on the cheeks starting from up and going down. Secure them with safety pins to see how they look before you glue or sew them.
Free crochet Zebra pattern

When you are done with your square it is time to turn this square into a blanket. To do so you need to repeat the instructions of Granny square part 2. You will find them in the Crochet Tiger blanket post.

If you loved this blanket you can check out our themed applique blankets such as:

  1. Crochet Safari blanket
  2. Crochet jungle blanket
  3. Crochet woodland blanket

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