Keep little cubs swaddled and snuggly in this un-bear-ably adorable baby blanket by Samanta Fornino. Featuring a whole host of merry teddies peeking out between hexagonal patches, no child could fear monsters under the bed tucked up under this army of grizzlies! Hook up this sweet make for a newborn to give a gift they’ll treasure for years to come.


The blanket’s hexagonal motifs are lightly stuffed to add extra depth to the design, and extra warmth during naptime. Easy but supremely appealing, this keepsake blanket might just inspire a new baby crocheter!

To hook up Samanta Fornino’s blanket, you’ll need:

DMC Natura Just Cotton (100% cotton, 50g/155m)

4 balls of Salome (80)
4 balls of Rose Layette (06)
4 balls of Blue Layette (05)
4 balls of Cerise (62)
2 balls of Ibiza (01)

A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook

Polyester stuffing

Black stranded cotton

For yarn stockists contact DMC 01924 231669 or at

You’ll find the full pattern and yarn quantities for this gorgeous blanket in issue 80 of Simply Crochet.


Simply Crochet issue 80 is available as a digital edition, for Apple phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and to read through Zinio as PDFs. Click here to find the right version for you.



Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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