Crochet Paw Print Blanket Pattern

This free Crochet Paw Print Blanket Pattern creates a large throw that is incredibly soft, warm and snuggly. You’ll love cuddling up under this delightful blanket, which makes a beautiful addition to your home decor.

Crochet Paw Print Blanket Pattern

I used size 6 blanket yarn (Chenille Home Slim by Loops and Threads) which was so nice to work with. The smooth and silky fleece yarn runs through your hands so softly and works up really quickly.

The pattern creates a blanket that is approx. 52” wide x 81” high (without the tassels). It’s quite tall to ensure lots of extra warmth around your feet and can be pulled right up to over your shoulders on a cold winter night. You can make it shorter by stopping the pattern 4 rows after the 2nd last paw print.

This crochet paw print blanket makes the ultimate gift for any pet owner, animal lover or for yourself!


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Paw Print Blanket Crochet Pattern Details

Skill Level

Easy (Colorwork and simple stitches)

Size

The pattern creates a blanket that is approx. 52” wide x 81” high (without the tassels)

Gauge

4” x 4” = 10 sc and 9 rows 

Crochet Paw Print Blanket Pattern

Materials

Yarn: I used Chenille Home Slim by Loops and Threads in the colors “Ash” (for the background) and “Cream” (for the paw prints). This yarn is size 6 (super bulky). A skein is 218 yds / 200 m and 250 g / 8.8 oz. I used 11 skeins of Ash (10 and 1/4 exactly) and 1 skein of Cream. You can substitute with your favorite size 6 (super bulky) yarn. You will need approx. 2,234 yds for the background and approx. 218 yds for the paw prints. 

Crochet Hook: Size K/10 1/2 (6.50 mm)

Other Materials: yarn needle and scissors. Optional: a piece of cardboard or any object that is 5” wide (to help cut tassels).

Terminology

This pattern is written for right-handed crochet using standard US terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terms, here’s my US to UK Conversion Chart

Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches 
  • sc = single crochet
  • RS = Right Side (the front)
  • WS = Wrong Side (the back)
  • A = Main/Background Color
  • B = Contrast Color (Color used for the Paw Prints)

Working with Two Colors

For this pattern, you will add/pick up and use the contrast color (B) only when working on the paw prints and carry the main color (A) along the back until you are ready to use it again. 

Once finished with the contrast color for the row, you will drop it (you don’t carry it to the end of the row). The rows are worked from right to left and then left to right so the contrast color will be right there when you need it again on the next row. 

There are many times throughout the pattern where you need to carry the contrast color along the wrong side (WS) to ensure it’s in the correct place for the next row. These times are indicated in the written instructions and on the chart. 

Ensure all strands are always kept along the wrong side.

Right and wrong sides

Here is more information on how to crochet with two colors including a video tutorial. If you read/watched this, I speak a lot about catching floats. For this pattern, you will carrying your yarn on every stitch so there is no need to catch floats. 

Preparing Your Yarn

There are three times during the pattern that you will be working on two paw prints at once and will need two different balls of yarn. 

If you only have one skein of your contrast color, create a bobbin so that you can use your main skein and the bobbin at the same time. Each paw print requires approx. 25 yds / 23 g of yarn.  Prepare three bobbins with this amount of yarn in each in advance of starting the pattern. 

Paw print blanket crochet pattern

Pattern Notes

  • Each row has 126 stitches.
  • Ch 1 and turn after every row. 
  • Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  • Always work in the 1st st (the st attached to ch).
  • Ensure all strands are always kept on the wrong side of the work.
  • Add/switch color when you have two loops of the old color on the sc stitch BEFORE the new color stitch.
  • Read the chart from right to left when working on right side rows and left to right when working on the wrong side. The chart is lightly shaded on wrong sides to help you remember. (The written instructions list everything in the correct order)

How to Follow the Chart:

How to follow a chart in crochet on right side rows and wrong side rows

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Paw Print Blanket Written Instructions

(Pattern charts are below)

Start: Chain 127 

Row 1 (RS): Sc in each ch across. Reminders: each row has 126 sts. Ch 1 and turn after each row.

Rows 2 – 4: Sc in each st across. 

After Row 4, work should measure approx. 55” wide x 2” high. 

Note About Colorwork Instructions: 

In the next row, you will begin changing colors. Every stitch is a single crochet (sc). The pattern does not say to sc because it gets too jumbled. Instead it says something like: A x 28, B x 3, A x 95 (carry B x 1) which means: using A (Main Color), sc for 27 sts, add B (Contrast/Paw Print Color) yarn on the last (the 28th) st. Using B, sc for 2 sts, on the last (the 3rd) st, change back to A. “A x 95 (carry B x 1)” means that for the 1st of your next 95 sts with A, you need to carry B along the back. Then you can drop B and just crochet with A for the next 94 sts. 

Row 5 (RS): A x 28, B x 3, A x 95 (carry B x 1).

Row 6 (WS): A x 94, B x 5, A x 27. 

Row 7 (RS): A x 27, B x 5, A x 94 (carry B x 8). 

Crochet Paw Print Blanket Pattern

Row 8 (WS): A x 86, B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 7, A x 26 (carry B x 3). 

Row 9 (RS): A x 23, B x 10, A x 2 (carry B x 2), B x 5, A x 86 (carry B x 1). 

Row 10 (WS): A x 85, B x 6, A x 2 (carry B x 2), B x 12, A x 21 (carry B x 1).

Row 11 (RS): A x 20, B x 13, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 5, A x 85. 

Row 12 (WS): A x 86 (carry B on the last st), B x 3, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 13, A x 20.

Carry B on the last st means that you will crochet with just A for 85 sts. On the 86th st, carry B along the back.

Row 13 (RS): A x 20, B x12, A x 94.

Row 14 (WS): A x 94, B x 11, A x 21.

Row 15 (RS): A x 23 (carry B on the last 2 sts), B x 8, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 3, A x 88 (carry B x 1). 

Row 16 (WS): A x 87, B x 5, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 5, A x 25. 

Row 17 (RS): A x 34 (carry B on the last 9 sts), B x 6, A x 86. 

Row 18 (WS): A x 86, B x 5, A x 35 (carry B x 12) 

Row 19 (RS): A x 23, B x 2, A x 5 (carry B x 5), B x 2, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 4, A x 86. 

Row 20 (WS): A x 87 (carry B on last st), B x 3, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 22. 

Row 21 (RS): A x 22, B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 93 (carry B x 1). 

Row 22 (WS): A x 92, B x 5, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 22.

Row 23 (RS): A x 22, B x 4, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 4, A x 92. 

Row 24 (WS): A x 93 (carry B on last st), B x 3, A x 5 (carry B x 5), B x 2 (fasten off B), A x 23. 

Rows 25 – 34: A x 126. 

Reminder: Ensure you have a separate bobbin prepared for a paw print (approx. 25 yds) so you can work on two at once (you can use your main skein for one and the bobbin for another). You will attach the 1st skein/bobbin on Row 35 and the 2nd skein/bobbin on Row 45. 

Row 35 (RS): A x 18, attach the 1st paw print skein/bobbin – B x 3, A x 105 (carry B x 1). 

Row 36 (WS): A x 104, B x 5, A x 17. 

Row 37 (RS): A x 17, B x 5, A x 104 (carry B x 8).

Row 38 (WS): A x 96, B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 7, A x 16 (carry B x 3). 

Row 39 (RS): A x 13, B x 10, A x 2 (carry B x 2) B x 5, A x 96 (carry B x 1). 

Row 40 (WS): A x 95, B x 6, A x 2 (carry B x 2), B x 12, A x 11 (carry B x 1).

Row 41 (RS): A x 10, B x 13, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 5, A x 95. 

Row 42 (WS): A x 96 (carry B on last st), B x 3, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 13, A x 10. 

Row 43 (RS): A x 10, B x 12, A x 104. 

Row 44 (WS): A x 104, B x 11, A x 11.

Row 45 (RS): A x 13 (carry B on the last 2 sts), B x 8, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 3, A x 25 (carry B x 1), attach the 2nd paw print skein/bobbin – B x 3, A x 70 (carry B x 1).

Note: the instructions don’t state which paw print you are working on as both use B, just in different places. 

Row 46 (WS): A x 69, B x 5, A x 23, B x 5, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 5, A x 15. 

Row 47 (RS): A x 24 (carry B for last 9 sts), B x 6, A x 22, B x 5, A x 69 (carry B x 8) 

Row 48 (WS): A x 61, B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 7, A x 21 (carry B x 3), B x 5, A x 25 (carry B x 12). 

Row 49 (RS): A x 13, B x 2, A x 5 (carry B x 5), B x 2, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 4, A x 18, B x 10, A x 2 (carry B x 2), B x 5, A x 61 (carry B x 1). 

Row 50 (WS): A x 60, B x 6, A x 2 (carry B x 2), B x 12, A x 17 (carry B x 1 and on last st), B x 3, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 12. 

Paw print blanket crochet pattern

Row 51 (RS): A x 12, B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 22 (carry B x 1), B x 13, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 5, A x 60. 

Row 52 (WS): A x 61 (carry B on last st), B x 3, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 13, A x 21, B x 5, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 12. 

Row 53 (RS): A x 12, B x 4, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 4, A x 21, B x 12, A x 69. 

Row 54 (WS): A x 69, B x 11, A x 23 (carry B on last st), B x 3, A x 5 (carry B x 5), B x 2 – fasten off B (for 1st paw print only), A x 13.

Row 55 (RS): A x 48 (carry B on last 2 sts), B x 8, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 3, A x 63 (carry B x 1). 

Row 56 (WS): A x 62, B x 5, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 5, A x 50. 

Row 57 (RS): A x 59 (carry B on the last 9 sts), B x 6, A x 61. 

Row 58 (WS): A x 61, B x 5, A x 60 (carry B x 12). 

Row 59 (RS): A x 48, B x 2, A x 5 (carry B x 5), B x 2, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 4, A x 61. 

Row 60 (WS): A x 62 (carry B on on last st), B x 3, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 47.

Row 61 (RS): A x 47, B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 68 (carry B x 1). 

Row 62 (WS): A x 67, B x 5, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 47. 

Row 63 (RS): A x 47, B x 4, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 4, A x 67.

Row 64 (WS): A x 68 (carry B on last st), B x 3, A x 5 (carry B x 5), B x 2 – fasten off B, A x 48. 

Rows 65 – 74: A x 126.

Reminder: Ensure you have a separate bobbin prepared for a paw print. You will attach the 1st skein/bobbin on Row 75 and the 2nd skein/bobbin on Row 85.

Row 75 (RS): A x 43, attach 1st paw print skein/bobbin – B x 3, A x 80 (carry B x 1).

Row 76 (WS): A x 79, B x 5, A x 42.

Row 77 (RS): A x 42, B x 5, A x 79 (carry B x 8). 

Row 78 (WS): A x 71, B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 7, A x 41 (carry B x 3) 

Row 79 (RS): A x 38, B x 10, A x 2 (carry B x 2), B x 5, A x 71 (carry B x 1). 

Row 80 (WS): A x 70, B x 6, A x 2 (carry B x 2), B x 12, A x 36 (carry B x 1). 

Row 81 (RS): A x 35, B x 13, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 5, A x 70. 

Row 82 (WS): A x 71 (carry B on last st), B x 3, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 13, A x 35. 

Row 83 (RS): A x 35, B x 12, A x 79. 

Row 84 (WS): A x 79, B x 11, A x 36.

Row 85 (RS): A x 38 (carry B on the last 2 sts), B x 8, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 3, A x 25 (carry B x 1), attach 2nd paw print skein/bobbin – B x 3, A x 45 (carry B x 1).

Row 86 (WS): A x 44, B x 5, A x 23, B x 5, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 5, A x 40. 

Row 87 (RS): A x 49 (carry B for last 9 sts), B x 6, A x 22, B x 5, A x 44 (carry B x 8) 

Row 88 (WS): A x 36, B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 7, A x 21 (carry B x 3), B x 5, A x 50 (carry B x 12). 

Row 89 (RS): A x 38, B x 2, A x 5 (carry B x 5), B x 2, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 4, A x 18, B x 10, A x 2 (carry B x 2), B x 5, A x 36 (carry B x 1). 

Row 90 (WS): A x 35, B x 6, A x 2 (carry B x 2), B x 12, A x 17 (carry B x 1 and on last st), B x 3, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 37. 

Row 91 (RS): A x 37, B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 22 (carry B x 1), B x 13, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 5, A x 35. 

Row 92 (WS): A x 36 (carry B on last st), B x 3, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 13, A x 21, B x 5, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 37. 

Row 93 (RS): A x 37, B x 4, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 4, A x 21, B x 12, A x 44. 

Row 94 (WS): A x 44, B x 11, A x 23 (carry B on last st), B x 3, A x 5 (carry B x 5), B x 2 – fasten off B (1st paw print only), A x 38. 

Row 95 (RS): A x 73 (carry B on last 2 sts), B x 8, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 3, A x 38 (carry B x 1). 

Row 96 (WS): A x 37, B x 5, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 5, A x 75. 

Row 97 (RS): A x 84 (carry B on the last 9 sts), B x 6, A x 36. 

Row 98 (WS): A x 36, B x 5, A x 85 (carry B x 12). 

Row 99 (RS): A x 73, B x 2, A x 5 (carry B x 5), B x 2, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 4, A x 36. 

Row 100 (WS): A x 37 (carry B on last st), B x 3, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 72.

Paw print blanket crochet pattern

Row 101 (RS): A x 72, B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 43 (carry B x 1). 

Row 102 (WS): A x 42, B x 5, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 72. 

Row 103 (RS): A x 72, B x 4, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 4, A x 42.

Row 104 (WS): A x 43 (carry B on last st), B x 3, A x 5 (carry B x 5), B x 2, fasten off B, A x 73. 

Rows 105 – 114: A x 126.

Reminder: Ensure you have a separate bobbin prepared for a paw print. You will attach the 1st skein/bobbin on Row 115 and the 2nd skein/bobbin on Row 125.

Row 115 (RS): A x 68, attach 1st paw print skein/bobbin – B x 3, A x 55 (carry B x 1).

Row 116 (WS): A x 54, B x 5, A x 67.

Row 117 (RS): A x 67, B x 5, A x 54 (carry B x 8). 

Row 118 (WS): A x 46, B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 7, A x 66 (carry B x 3) 

Row 119 (RS): A x 63, B x 10, A x 2 (carry B x 2), B x 5, A x 46 (carry B x 1). 

Row 120 (WS): A x 45, B x 6, A x 2 (carry B x 2), B x 12, A x 61 (carry B x 1). 

Row 121 (RS): A x 60, B x 13, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 5, A x 45. 

Row 122 (WS): A x 46 (carry B on last st), B x 3, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 13, A x 60. 

Row 123 (RS): A x 60, B x 12, A x 54. 

Row 124 (WS): A x 54, B x 11, A x 61.

Row 125 (RS): A x 63 (carry B on the last 2 sts), B x 8, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 3, A x 25 (carry B x 1), attach 2nd paw print skein/bobbin, B x 3, A x 20 (carry B x 1).

Row 126 (WS): A x 19, B x 5, A x 23, B x 5, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 5, A x 65.

Row 127 (RS): A x 74 (carry B on the last 9 sts), B x 6, A x 22, B x 5, A x 19 (carry B x 8).

Row 128 (WS): A x 11, B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 7, A x 21 (carry B x 3), B x 5, A x 75 (carry B x 12). 

Row 129 (RS): A x 63, B x 2, A x 5 (carry B x 5), B x 2, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 4, A x 18, B x 10, A x 2 (carry B x 2), B x 5, A x 11 (carry B x 1). 

Row 130 (WS): A x 10, B x 6, A x 2 (carry B x 2), B x 12, A x 17 (carry B x 1 and on last st), B x 3, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 62. 

Row 131 (RS): A x 62, B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 22 (carry B x 1), B x 13, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 5, A x 10. 

Row 132 (WS): A x 11 (carry B on last st), B x 3, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 13, A x 21, B x 5, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 62. 

Row 133 (RS): A x 62, B x 4, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 4, A x 21, B x 12, A x 19. 

Row 134 (WS): A x 19, B x 11, A x 23 (carry B on last st), B x 3, A x 5 (carry B x 5), B x 2 – fasten off B (1st paw print only), A x 63. 

Row 135 (RS): A x 98 (carry B on last 2 sts), B x 8, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 3, A x 13 (carry B x 1). 

Row 136 (WS): A x 12, B x 5, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 5, A x 100. 

Row 137 (RS): A x 109 (carry B on the last 9 sts), B x 6, A x 11. 

Row 138 (WS): A x 11, B x 5, A x 110 (carry B x 12). 

Row 139 (RS): A x 98, B x 2, A x 5 (carry B x 5), B x 2, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 4, A x 11. 

Row 140 (WS): A x 12 (carry B on on last st), B x 3, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 97.

Row 141 (RS): A x 97, B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 18 (carry B x 1). 

Row 142 (WS): A x 17, B x 5, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 97. 

Row 143 (RS): A x 97, B x 4, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 4, A x 17.

Row 144 (WS): A x 18 (carry B on last st), B x 3, A x 5 (carry B x 5), B x 2 – fasten off B, A x 98. 

Rows 145 – 154: A x 126.

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Row 155 (RS): A x 93, B x 3, A x 30 (carry B x 1).

Row 156 (WS): A x 29, B x 5, A x 92.

Row 157 (RS): A x 92, B x 5, A x 29 (carry B x 8). 

Row 158 (WS): A x 21, B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 7, A x 91 (carry B x 3) 

Row 159 (RS): A x 88, B x 10, A x 2 (carry B x 2), B x 5, A x 21 (carry B x 1). 

Row 160 (WS): A x 20, B x 6, A x 2 (carry B x 2), B x 12, A x 86 (carry B x 1). 

Row 161 (RS): A x 85, B x 13, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 5, A x 20. 

Row 162 (WS): A x 21 (carry B on last st), B x 3, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 13, A x 85. 

Row 163 (RS): A x 85, B x 12, A x 29. 

Row 164 (WS): A x 29, B x 11, A x 86.

Row 165 (RS): A x 88 (carry B on last 2 sts), B x 8, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 3, A x 23 (carry B x 1). 

Row 166 (WS): A x 22, B x 5, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 5, A x 90.

Row 167 (RS): A x 99 (carry B on last 9 sts), B x 6, A x 21.

Row 168 (WS): A x 21, B x 5, A x 100 (carry B x 12).

Row 169 (RS): A x 88, B x 2, A x 5 (carry B x 5), B x 2, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 4, A x 21.

Row 170 (WS): A x 22 (carry B on last st), B x 3, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 87.

Row 171 (RS): A x 87, B x 4, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 28 (carry B x 1). 

Row 172 (WS): A x 27, B x 5, A x 3 (carry B x 3), B x 4, A x 87.

 Row 173 (RS): A x 87, B x 4, A x 4 (carry B x 4), B x 4, A x 27. 

Row 174 (WS): A x 28 (carry B on last st), B x 3, A x 5 (carry B x 5), B x 2 – fasten off B, A x 88. 

Rows 175 – 178: A x 126. 

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.

Pattern Chart (Full)

Full chart

Chart Legend:

  • White square = sc with A (main/background color) on RS rows 
  • Light grey square = sc with A (main/background color) on WS Rows
  • Dark grey square = sc with B (contrast / paw print color) 
  • X = carry B along WS of blanket (on either RS or WS rows)
  • ^ = attach skein/bobbin of B
  • V = fasten off the current B skein/bobbin

Pattern Chart (Close Up)

Here is a close up of the print prints (it’s exactly the same as the full chart, except for the row and column numbers, which don’t coincide with the pattern). Each paw print in the pattern is exactly the same. 

Close up chart

Chart Legend:

  • White square = sc with A (main/background color) on RS rows 
  • Light grey square = sc with A (main/background color) on WS Rows
  • Dark grey square = sc with B (contrast / paw print color) 
  • X = carry B along WS of blanket (on either RS or WS rows)
  • ^ = attach skein/bobbin of B
  • V = fasten off the current B skein/bobbin

Tassels

You will attach tassels to the chain row and last row (with the RS facing up). Attach one tassel on the 1st st and one at the last st. The rest approx. every other chain or stitch, spaced evenly apart.

You will need approx.126 strands (63 for the bottom and 63 for the top). Note: You may find you need less or more depending on how they are spaced. Just ensure even spacing between. 

PREPARING YOUR YARN

Each tassel has 1 strand of yarn that is approx. 10” long.

Tip for cutting the the strands: find an object that is 5” wide (a piece of cardboard, a notebook, etc). Wrap your yarn around the 5” object 63 times. Cut the yarn in the middle to form individual strands. These 10” strands will be used as the tassels. Repeat to make a total of 126.

For different sized tassels, cut smaller or larger strands.

Cutting tassels

ATTACHING THE TASSELS

A) Take one strand of yarn, fold it in half. With your hook, pull the folded ends through the stitch from the front to the back (which creates a loop).

B) Pull the ends through the loop. 

C) Pull tight to make a knot. (The front of the knot should be on the front/RS).  

Tassels

Trim the strands to make them all one length. I cut mine to be approx. 4”.

After trimming the ends, I found that there were a lot of fuzzies from the ends of the stands of yarn. To stop the ends from fraying / fuzzing tie a knot at the ends.

And now you have a new paw print blanket! 

Crochet Paw Print Blanket Pattern

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