Lemon Cuddler Crochet Pattern

Happy Friday Friends! I have another free, crochet cuddler pattern for you today! Last week we made the Lime Cuddler, and today we’ll be making the even bigger Lemon Cuddler! Cause who doesn’t want a giant crochet lemon pillow to cuddle with?! I know I do!

These Cuddlers are so fun to make and even better to cuddle! They use Bernat Blanket Yarn, making them super soft and cozy. The Lemon Cuddler is so big and squishy, and measures about 10″ x 16″! This is such a fun Spring/Summer project, that your kids can play with or you can just keep on the couch to snuggle up to!

If you enjoy this tutorial, be sure to check out all the other Cuddler tutorials: the Lime Cuddler, the Avocuddler, Avocuddler Mini, and the Cuddle Bee.

Lime and Lemon Cuddlers are fun to make and even better to cuddle!

Yarn & Supplies

I used Bernat Baby Blanket for my Lemon Cuddler, but you can use any super bulky (6) weight yarn! The color I used is called Pale Marigold, and it’s a limited-edition colorway only available at Michaels for the Spring! If you cannot get this color, it’s ok! Bernat Blanket Brights in the color School Bus Yellow is very similar, and Bernat also offers many other different shades of yellow if you’d like a darker or lighter shade.

Optional supplies for this Cuddler are safety eyes and a strand of black medium weight yarn for the face. For safety eyes, I used 2 18mm black safety eyes from Amazon. I got a set of 30 pieces for only $7! This set includes sizes 16mm-24mm so you can choose from a variety of different sizes to find the ones you like best! Feel free to use any size or color of safety eyes, or you can even crochet eyes or make felt eyes! For the smile, you only need a short strand of black medium weight yarn, so dig through your stash or scrap pile, and use what you have on hand!

Follow Along With The Video Tutorial on YouTube!

The Lemon Cuddler works up fast and is beginner friendly! It has minimal shaping and uses only the single crochet and single crochet two together stitches. Check out the video tutorial on my YouTube Channel for step by step visual instructions!


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Difficulty

Easy

Notes

● This pattern is worked in the round. Do not join at the end of the round. Use a stitch marker to keep proper stitch count.
● The number in parenthesis at the end of each round represents the total number of stitches to be worked in each round.
● Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) until the end of each round.

Gauge

Gauge is not really important, but you can follow this gauge pattern if you want your Cuddler to turn out the same size as mine!

9 stitches by 8 rows in Single Crochet= 4”by 4” square.
Adjust hook size up or down to meet gauge.

Supplies

● Super Bulky (6) Weight Yarn (10.5 oz / 220 yards)
I used Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn in the color Pale Marigold
Anther color option: Bernat Blanket Brights School Bus Yellow
● Hook: 8.00 mm (L)
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Poly-fil for stuffing
18mm Black Safety Eyes
6” strand of black medium (4) weight yarn

Abbreviations (US Terms)

ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SL ST – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet Two Together

Pattern

Magic Circle, CH 1

Round 1: SC x8 inside the circle (8)

Round 2: 2 SC in each ST around (16)

Rounds 3-4: SC in each ST around (16)

Round 5: *SC in the next ST, 2 SC in the next* (24)

Round 6: *SC in the next 2 STs, 2 SC in the next* (32)

Round 7: *SC in the next 3 STs, 2 SC in the next* (40)

Round 8: *SC in the next 4 STs, 2 SC in the next* (48)

Round 9: *SC in the next 5 STs, 2 SC in the next* (56)

Round 10: *SC in the next 6 STs, 2 SC in the next* (64)

Round 11: *SC in the next 7 STs, 2 SC in the next* (72)

Rounds 12-28: SC in each ST around (72)

Add safety eyes between rounds 16/17 and 22/23. Add mouth with the 6” strand of black yarn, centered between the eyes and one stitch down to create a ‘V’ shape.

Round 29: *SC in the next 7 STs, SC2TOG* (64)

Round 30: *SC in the next 6 STs, SC2TOG* (56)

Round 31: *SC in the next 5 STs, SC2TOG* (48)

Round 32: *SC in the next 4 STs, SC2TOG* (40)

Round 33: *SC in the next 3 STs, SC2TOG* (32)

Round 34: *SC in the next 2 STs, SC2TOG* (24)

Start to stuff with Poly-fil, be sure to get it all the way to the back to fill the knob part of the lime.

Round 35: *SC in next ST, SC2TOG* (16)

Rounds 36-37: SC in each ST around (16)

Round 38: SC2TOG x8 (8)

To close the end, SL ST into the next ST and CH 1. Cut off yarn, leaving a 6” long tail. Finish stuffing with Poly-fil, making sure to fill the tip. Weave the tail end through the last 8 stitches. Pull tight and secure with a few knots. Hide tail end inside the lemon.

And you’re all done!

I hope you enjoyed the Lemon Cuddler crochet pattern! Be sure to tag @theturtletrunk on Instagram so I can see your finished creation! Don’t forget to check out all the other Cuddler patterns I have here on my blog!

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