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Unicorn Crochet Baby Blanket

Unicorn Crochet Baby Blanket
Unicorn Crochet Baby Blanket
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Cute and cuddly as can be, this Unicorn Crochet Baby Blanket is a unique gift idea for anyone who loves unicorns! This easy crochet baby blanket uses variegated yarn that features a multitude of colors. The result is a beautiful and colorful toy that simply can't be missed. This crochet blanket pattern also doubles as a pillow, as it can be rolled up in very little time. If you've ever wanted to try crochet amigurumi, then this pattern is for you! The unicorn's head uses easy-to-follow directions and includes a full mane of hair. You can't help but smile when you see this adorable lovey blanket!

Easy

Crochet HookF/5 or 3.75 mm hook, K/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge18 sts = 5" (12.5 cm); 13 rows = 5" (12.5 cm) with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeBlanket measures 35" wide x 24" long (89 x 61 cm), unbuttoned

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Baby Hugs™ Medium: 4 balls 4957 Hopscotch A and 1 ball each 4820 Sky B and 4001 Frosting C
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks: 3.75mm [US F-5] and 6.5mm [US K-10.5]
  • Yarn needle
  • Locking stitch markers
  • Two 1⅜" (35mm) buttons
  • Polyester fiberfill 

Instructions

Special Stitch

sc2tog = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Special Technique

Join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

Notes

  • Blanket is worked flat, then rolled to determine placement of head, ears, buttons, and tail.
     
  • Unicorn head is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.

Blanket

  1. With larger hook and A, ch 126.

  2. Row 1 (wrong side): Work 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning skipped ch count as first ch-1, sc), *skip next 2 ch, (sc, 2 dc) in next ch; repeat from * across to last 3 ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in last ch, turn—82 dc and 42 sc.

  3. Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as beginning ch-1, sc here and throughout), 2 dc in first sc, (sc, 2 dc) in each sc across to beginning ch, sc in top of beginning ch, turn.

  4. Rows 3–59: Repeat Row 2. 

  5. Row 60: Repeat Row 2, change to B. Do not turn.

  6. Border Round (right side): Ch 1, *working in ends of rows across side, sc in first sc row, [2 sc in next ch-2 row, sc in next sc row] across*; working in opposite side of foundation ch, 3 sc in first ch, sc in each ch across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch; repeat from * to *; working across Row 60, 3 sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, 3 sc in last st; join with slip in first sc. Fasten off.

Head

  1. With smaller hook and C, ch 2.

  2. Round 1 (right side): Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook—6 sc. Do not join or turn. Place marker for beginning of round and move marker up as each round is completed.

  3. Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc.

  4. Rounds 3–5: Sc in each sc around.

  5. Round 6: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around—16 sc. 

  6. Round 7: Sc in each sc around.

  7. Round 8: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around—20 sc.

  8. Round 9: Sc in each sc around.

  9. Round 10: *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around—24 sc.

  10. Round 11: Sc in each sc around.

  11. Round 12: *Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around—28 sc. 

  12. Round 13: Sc in each sc around.

  13. Round 14: *Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around—32 sc.

  14. Round 15: Sc in each sc around.

  15. Round 16: *Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around—36 sc.

  16. Round 17: Sc in each sc around.

  17. Round 18: *Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around—40 sc.

Ear (make 2)

  1. With smaller hook and B, ch 5.

  2. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn—4 sc.

  3. Row 2: Ch 1, [sc2tog[ twice, turn—2 sc

  4. Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog—1 sc. Fasten off. 

Horn

  1. With smaller hook and A, ch 2.

  2. Round 1: Work 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook—4 sc. Place marker for beginning of round and move marker up as each round is completed.

  3. Rounds 2-6: Sc in each sc around. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Weave yarn through last 4 sc, pull tightly to close. Secure but do not weave in.

Finishing

  1. Refer to photo below for placement of pieces and facial features. Click here for larger version of the photo.

Head

  1. Stuff head very lightly with fiberfill. Fold head in half, matching sts on Row 18. Working through both thickness, join C with sc in first st, sc in each st across. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to slip st head to blanket.

  2. With B, embroider eyes with short straight stitches on either side of head. Sew ears on each side of head. Sew horn on center of head, slightly in front of ears. 

  3. Cut 5" (12.5 cm) strands of B for mane. With yarn needle, draw strands through sts in a straight line from unicorn to top of head. Trim as needed to keep mane from covering eyes.

Blanket

  1. Fold blanket in half widthwise twice. Roll up tightly across width. Optional: You may wish to tie blanket closed until all finishing is complete

  2. Position head at top end and slip st in place through single thickness of border. For tail, wrap B around hand as many times as desired and cut strands across side of hand. Draw all pieces through 1 group of 3 sts at opposite edge from head. Fold over so strands are doubled and finger-comb straight. With strand of B, wrap around all strands and tie securely in place close to sts. Trim evenly.

  3. Where edge of blanket overlaps rolled section, sew button under each end of blanket. Place markers on edge of sts centered over buttons.

  4. Button Loop (make 2).

  5. Row 1: With smaller hook, join B with slip st in 2nd st before marked st, ch 5, skip next 3 sts, slip st in next st, turn.

  6. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each ch, slip st in joining slip st. Fasten off.

  7. Weave in ends.

  8. Click here to see larger version of blanket.

Abbreviations

A, B, C
Color A, Color B, Color C, etc.
ch
chain(s)
dc
double crochet
hdc
half double crochet
sc
single crochet
st(s)
stitch(es)
tr
treble (triple) crochet
( )
work directions in parentheses into same st
[ ]
work directions in brackets the number of times specified
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

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This unicorn baby blanket is so cute. Love the colors. My granddaughter will really really like this.!

This unicorn crochet baby blanket is like a lovey on steriods. I love unicorns because they are so magical and I know any baby would love to have this to cuddle up with during nap and sleep time. The color selected is spot on also. Perfect for a baby girl or boy.

OMG! I saw the buttons and just thought that they were there just for decoration. As I skimmed the directions I got a shock and I am very surprised. This is sort of like those plush blankets that unroll / roll into something else. I have to make this. Upon completion and when I can get some help in doing it I will post my finished project.

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