This hooded tiger blanket holds a special place in my heart. While I tend to stick to dog-related designs, I’ve decided to share it to coincide with Give Something Away Day, on July 15th, 2021. Read on to find out why this blanket is dear to me, and how you can get a free download of the pattern.
“Giving benefits us all… The giver also benefits. Giving not only makes us feel good but it teaches gratitude, too. Whether we give financially or by offering our skills and services, we lift others up.”
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How the Hooded Tiger Blanket Came About
A few years ago, I was scrolling through Facebook and saw a pattern for a child size Hooded Unicorn Blanket by BriAbby. You can find that pattern HERE.
My granddaughter absolutely adores unicorns, and I loved unicorns before they were cool. So, of course, the thought that popped into this grandma’s head, “This is the perfect Christmas gift for her.” I bought the pattern, got the yarn in all the pretty pinks and purples she loves, and made this beautiful unicorn blanket. Needless to say, she absolutely loved it.
A friend of the family, who played on a softball team with Tigers in their name, asked, “Can you make an adult sized, tiger one?” And my brain went, “Hmmmm.” And the Hooded Tiger Blanket was born. Oh, and that family friend adored the blanket.
Another reason the blanket is special
My son, Jesse, modeled the blanket for me in all the photos. He is autistic and socially distanced as most with this condition are. He keeps to himself and stays out of the limelight. Quiet frogs and turtles are more his scene, not loud, roaring tigers.
Can you say thrilled? That was me when he agreed to be my model. He had fun and was quite amused(as you can see from the smirk on his face) as I repositioned the blanket several times trying to get it just right for the photo. A cherished memory was made that day for both of us.
How this Hooded Tiger Blanket gave something to me
“Cha-ching” What a wonderful, musical sound. The Etsy App sound. If you are a handmade seller, you know what I’m talking about. The Hooded Tiger Blanket was my very first sale on Etsy in not one, but two shops. What are the odds of that?
Give Something Away Day
So now, I want to give back. On July 15, 2021 starting at 12 am EST for 24 hours, to celebrate Give Something Away Day, you can get a free PDF download of the Hooded Tiger Blanket. Click the Ravelry Button below, which will take you to the pattern. Upon checkout, use coupon code GIVEBACK to get your free pattern. This will only work on the date listed above.
Pattern Instructions includes 2 sizes:
Teen/Adult Size: 79″ x 60″
Child Size: 50″ x 45″
#4 worsted weight yarn in Orange, Black, and a little White for the ears
US I (5.5 mm) and J (6 mm) hooks
Needle for sewing on parts
Optional: Pins (They keep pieces in place while sewing)
Several of my designer friends are participating in Give Something Away Day as well. Check out their posts below to see what they are giving away.
Sweet Potato 3 Christine is sharing a cute peppermint twist hat.
Creative Snugglies Christina is sharing amigurumi dolphins.
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10 Dog Sweater Crochet Patterns
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Have a pawsome day and don’t forget to give something away. You’ll feel terrific after!