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Unicorn Security Blanket (free pattern)

This was my first commissioned work, and I just went for it, no pattern just a crochet hook and an idea. Luckily, it turned out great. Unfortunately, I didn’t expect it to go so well in the first go, that I didn’t write down the pattern! I have tried to remember what I did below, so I apologise if it isn’t perfect.

Contact me if you would like me to make one for you.

I have a larger rainbow unicorn pattern available here.

What you need

  • Crochet hook: 4mm
  • Stitch marker
  • 6mm safety eyes
  • Stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • White, baby pink, hot pink, dark pink and yellow yarn

Pattern

This pattern is written in US crochet notations.

Unicorn head
  1. 6 sc in magic circle (6)
  2. 2 sc x6 (12)
  3. [2 sc, sc] x6 (18)
  4. Sc all around (18)
  5. Sc all around (18)
  6. [2 sc, sc x2] x6 (24)
  7. Sc all around (24)
  8. Sc all around (24)
  9. Sc all around (24)
  10. Sc all around (24)
  11. [Sc dec, sc x2] x6 (18)
  12. [Sc dec, sc] x6 (12) Add safety eyes and stuff firmly
  13. Sc dec x6 (6)
  14. Sc dec to close
Ears
  1. In white, 4 sc in magic circle (4)
  2. [2 sc, sc] x2 (6)
  3. Sc all around (6)

Make 2

Horn
  1. In yellow, 3 sc in magic circle (3)
  2. Sc all around, keep going until the horn as long as you want
Legs
  1. In yellow, 6 sc in magic circle (6)
  2. Sc all around (6)
  3. Sc all around (6)
  4. Change to white, sc all around (6)
  5. Sc all around, keep going until the leg is as long as you want

Make 2.

Hair
  1. Make a chain preferably over 10 ch
  2. 2 sc in second chain from hook, 2 sc in each ch, cast off

The hair should automatically curl. Make as many as you like, make the lengths of the chain different each time. I made three of each shade of pink (9 altogether).

BlanketUnicorn Lovey
  1. 6 sc in magic circle (6)
  2. 2 sc x6 (12)
  3. [2 sc, sc] x6 (18)
  4. 4 ch (to count as 1 dc and 1 ch), dc in same st, [sk st, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc in same st] x 8, join to 3 ch at start of round (24)
  5. Slst, 3 ch (to count as 1dc), 1 dc in the 1 ch gap, 3 ch, 2 dc in same gap, [in the next 1 ch gap (2 dc, 3 ch, 2 dc)] repeat [] for every 1 ch gap, join to 3 ch at start of round
  6. Slst, 3 ch (to count as 1 dc), 2 dc in the 3 ch gap, 3 ch, 3 dc in same gap, [in the next 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc)] repeat [] for every 3 ch gap, join to 3 ch at start of round
  7. Slst, 3 ch (this should be in the st before the 3 ch gap), in the 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc, sk 3 sts, [1 dc, in 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc, sk 3 sts] repeat [] all around, join to 3 ch at start of round
  8. Slst, 3 ch, 1 dc, in the 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc x2, sk 3 sts, [1 dc x2, in 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc x2, sk 3 sts] repeat [] all around, join to 3 ch at start of round
  9. Change to light pink. Slst, 3 ch, 1 dc x2, in the 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc x3, sk 3 sts, [1 dc x3, in 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc x3, sk 3 sts] repeat [] all around, join to 3 ch at start of round
  10. Change to hot pink. Slst, 3 ch, 1 dc x3, in the 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc x4, sk 3 sts, [1 dc x4, in 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc x4, sk 3 sts] repeat [] all around, join to 3 ch at start of round
  11. Change to dark pink. Slst, 3 ch, 1 dc x4, in the 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc x5, sk 3 sts, [1 dc x5, in 3 ch gap (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc), 1 dc x5, sk 3 sts] repeat [] all around, join to 3 ch at start of round
  12. For the edging, sc all around, join.
  13. [Sc, 3 ch, slst in first ch, skip 1 st]. Repeat all around.
  14. Weave in ends

To assemble, refer to the picture, I recommend the following order

  • Sew the head to the centre of the blanket.
  • Sew the ears and horns on the head. I recommend pinning them to stop them moving around as you sew them on.
  • Sew the legs to the bottom of the head and the blanket.
  • Sew the strands of hair onto the top of the head.
  • Using yellow yarn, sew on nostrils.

You are finished!

When I delivered this, I displayed it like a flower with the unicorn hidden away.

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