I began making Blankie Buddies in 2013 when something called Snugglies were popular. These were basically a tiny crocheted blanket with an animal head in the center. Some were very well done, but it bothered me greatly that they were just heads and not bodies. Seemed to me like this could potentially terrify or at least confuse a child.
So I set out to make Blankies look more like animals while still being Blankies. The way they were constructed allowed you to get a lot of detail on their faces without having a ton of ends to deal with while at the same time the blanket bodies provided a chance to try some new stitches that you couldn't apply to colorwork. The dog breeds ended up being the most popular, so I really went wild with them for a while making just about every breed requested. They were fun to design and I never had trouble finding testers. We had fun making them for a while, but they are almost entirely overlooked these days so not really not worth my time to design new ones.
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