Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Lionus {the rag tag blanket} Pattern & Tutorial

Update: Lionus  -- the rag tag blanket
is now available in my Etsy store.

Goodness you've been patient. I promised this pattern and tutorial weeks ago! Fortunately, the last few days I had some time to tweak the pattern and create a tutorial!

Lionus {pronounced "Linus"} is an adorable, soft and cuddly rag tag sensory blanket for the adorable, soft and cuddly baby in your life. Lionus would be perfect for the baby who roars -- if you know what I mean. {Tag blankets have been known to have a calming affect on babies.}


Lionus can be made from any combination of fabrics and colors. I choose to use a variety of textured fabrics and ribbons, that include: cotton, faux fur, felt, faux suede, and satin and grosgrain ribbons. By interacting with and exploring the different surfaces of the blanket and ribbons, babies senses are both soothed and stimulated.


The Lionus pattern and tutorial will be sent to my readers free of charge for the next 24 hours. On Thursday morning I will transfer the pattern to the shelves of my Etsy shop and you'll be able to purchase it there!


Lionus' final measurements are 14" wide by 15.5" tall. 
He's the perfect companion to soothe a fussy or bored baby!

48 comments:

Lisa M said...

Lionus is fabulous. I am sure that one will end up in the gift pack I am making my niece for her first child due in February. Thank you for your generousity.

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imagrandma2five said...

How cute! And I just happen to have a brand new granddaughter to make one for! Thanks so much!
Karen in NE Indiana

EaST said...

This is such a cute and creative pattern for a tag blanet. I love it!

Sandy said...

It is absolutely adorable... I will be requesting the pattern. Thanks so much for sharing it with us :)

CountryBelle said...

I just love your patterns! Have made quite a few! Must add this one to the list! Thank You!

Julie and Jill said...

Love it! Thanks once again for providing such fun and cute patterns free of charge. Can't wait to make it!

Kim said...

SO cute!! I always enjoy seeing your projects! Thank you for sharing, this is darling!

Dianna F said...

So darn cute! My granddaughter will love him!!

Lesa said...

Ah...I love it. I want to make one for my granddaughter. Thank you!!

Denise said...

Love him! Thank you for the pattern! He will go perfectly with a little quilt I'm making for a friend!

Lisa said...

This is so cute! I can't wait to try it out!

Mama said...

I can't wait to make this for my daughter!! Thank you so much!

Brenda said...

I love this and can't wait to make it. Thank you for the pattern.

Renee said...

I love it:) This is such a cute tag blanket!Thank you for sharing ;)

Muriel P said...

This will be the perfect gift for a friend who is expecting her first baby in December.

annemarie said...

Lionus is so cute - thanks for the pattern offer!

Mikala said...

Oooh! Making a tag blanket has been on my list, and this adorable pattern has just moved it to the front of the list! Thank you for sharing!

Melissa Drevecky said...

Thank you for sharing the pattern, I can't wait to try it out!

Heidi said...

So cute! I'd love to make one.

Mia said...

I'm seriously bummed that my kids are too old for this, because he is a lovely lion!

Julie Snow said...

Thank you - I look forward to this pattern - what a cute idea on the ribbon blankets!

glassyladyks said...

Love this little guy. Thank you!

~Carla~ said...

Soooo cute! This is by far the cutest ribbon blanket I've seen!

Malmbergs said...

Such a cute gift to make for new babies! Thank you for sharing your talents!

the Miles Family said...

I have a new little grandson that I would love to make the Lionus tag blanket for. Thank you!!!

aly said...

I have twins coming in december- would love to make one for each. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.

Cheryl said...

Yay, I've been so excited for this one! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with all of us!

Jennifer Hale said...

Love the pattern. I have a baby shower coming up and this would be perfect.

Thyra Dixon said...

Can't wait to make one for my soon-to-be nephew!

Linda Southworth said...

I most definitely want to make cute little Lionus. My grandson who is quite a sensory sort of guy will love all these fabrics and a cute lion too!

Sharon Dawn said...

Thank you for the past patterns and tutorials! I look forward to trying Lionus as well!

Maurine Stettler said...

Definitely worth the wait -- thanks so much for willingly sharing all your creative, fun ideas!

Jessica said...

I love Lionus! My son loves the tag blanket I made him - it was one of my first sewing projects, and I have been making tag blankets to give to friends and relatives with new babies. I never thought to make the blanket into a cute animal...this is so much better than the traditional blanket! I can't wait to make one. Thanks for sharing!

Patti said...

The sweetest lion ever! Thanks for the work you have done to provide it to us

The White Silk Purse (Dana) said...

So cute! Thank you for sharing.

sutersociety said...

This is fabulous! Thanks.

Unknown said...

I love the colors and style of this tag blanket. I have you labeled as "grandma blog" on my favorites. ✂

VickiT said...

Oh gosh, I almost went to bed but wanted to check just a few more emails and now I am SO happy that I did. I have been waiting for this since you first showed us. I think this is such an adorable little blankie/toy and can't wait to try making one for my 7 month old Granddaughter.

Thank you so much. I just sent an email and am very much hoping I'm not too late to request it.

Kathie said...

Linus is too cute. Thank you for doing a tutorial!

Kate said...

I love him! Thank you so much!!

Kelly said...

I have been waiting for Lionus! He is adorable. Thank you being so generous with your amazing creations!

Laura Kathryn said...

Lionus will be such a cute gift paired with one of the many children's books about Lions... !

grandma said...

Cute! Always looking for fun baby gifts. Thanks so much.

Lalitha said...

I just love your lionus tag blanket.thank you so much for sharing your pattern. I will be making this for my first granchild.thank you again.

Stephanie Harms said...

Wonderful pattern! Thank you!

a2b2007a-a7b4-11e1-98d9-000bcdca4d7a said...

Lionus is so cute. I can se making the bib and using the pattern to make a matching pillow.
Thanks for sharing Maureen

Laurenita said...

I can't wait to make two for a friend expecting twins!
Thanks so much.