Crochet Hooded Unicorn Blanket

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There are some things you think about making for awhile before you finally do. Then when you take that plunge you feel such a weight lifted.
It’s a creative weight. You carry so much creativity inside of you that it begins to weigh down on you. You can start to feel jumbled and conflicted; not knowing which project to tackle next. Being overwhelmed. It’s a common feeling in our maker world. We all feel this way at some point in our creative lives. We all make it through though, because we are strong. I mean, come on, we MAKE THINGS with our HANDS!

This particular instance is about an adorable hooded unicorn blanket. It has been swimming around in my head for awhile (about a year or so) and I have seen a couple other makers release patterns of their own lovely designs. This of course only put me down, making me believe I could no longer design my own pattern. Let me tell you; no matter what, there is ALWAYS room for you and your creativity.

Anyway, now that all that is out of the way. Let’s move on!

This hooded blanket is crazy simple and so cute!

In the future I will add more sizes for this but for now it is Toddler/Child size. I will put gauge and such so that you can figure out how to make it larger or smaller on your own, if so desired.

The Materials:

Yarn – I used Loops & Thread Country Loom in Ocean Tide for the blanket and ears. For the horn I used Stylecraft Life Chunky Prints in Dapple Grey from Love Knitting

  • About 624 yards of body color
  • Very small amount of yarn for horn
  • Small amount of yarn for mane; I used two different colors.

Hook – 10mm (blanket) and 8mm (horn and ears)

Fairfield Poly-Fil Premium Fibre Fill, 20-Ounce or scrap yarn for horn

Measuring tape (optional)

Stitch markers (optional)

Scissors

Yarn Needle

JC Materials


The Stitches:

Ch – chain

Sl st – slip stitch

Hdc – half double crochet

Fhdc – foundation half double crochet

The Notes:

Do not join any rounds in this pattern. Everything in the round is worked continuously.

Numbers at the end of round ( -6) are the stitch counts for the rounds.

As I stated before, this is Toddler/Child size but it is super easy to adjust the size if needed. The gauge for the pattern is 4″ by 4″ – 7 stitches by 5 rows.

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The Pattern:

The Body

  1. With 10mm Hook FHDC 56
  2. Ch 1, turn. Hdc 56.
  3. Repeat step “2” for 46 rows. Fasten off and weave in ends.
  4. Count 15 stitches in and attach yarn by pulling up a loop and chaining 1. Hdc 26 across leaving 15 stitches unworked.
  5. Ch 1, turn. Hdc 26.
  6. Repeat step “5” for 16 rows.

Choose which side of the blanket you want to be the outside and flip it so it is inside out. Seam the hood together using your preferred method. Fasten off and weave in ends. Turn blanket right side out.

Reattach yarn at the junction where you made the hood; as seen in the photo below.

JC Hood Start copy

Single crochet up the side of the hood and back down the other side, ending at the other junction. Fasten off and weave in ends.

The Horn

Sc 6 in a Magic Ring

Working in back loops only-

  1. *Sc in the next st, 2sc in the next*. Repeat from * to * around. -9
  2. Sc in each st around. -9
  3. *Sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*. Repeat from * to * around. -12
  4. Sc in each st around -12
  5. *Sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st*. Repeat from * to * around. -15
  6. Sc in each around. -15
  7. *Sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st*. Repeat from * to * around. -18
  8. Sc in each around. -18
  9. Sc in each around. -18

Fasten off leaving a generous tail to sew horn on.

The Ears

  1. 6sc in a magic ring. -6
  2. Sc in each st around. -6
  3. 2sc in each st around. -12
  4. Sc in each st around. -12
  5. Sc in each st around. -12
  6. *Sc in next st, 2sc in next st*. Repeat from * to * around. -18
  7. Sc in each st around. -18
  8. Sc in each st around. -18
  9. Sc in each st around. -18

Fasten off leaving generous tail to sew onto head.

Assembly

Slightly stuff the horn and sew onto the middle of the hood.

Sew the ears on either side of the horn. I like to use pins to ensure everything is placed just so.

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Add the mane:

  • Cut strands of yarn twice the length that you wish the mane to be. For example, if you would like the mane to have 6″ strands of yarn, cut 12″ strands.
  • Fold in half.
  • Insert hook into desired stitch.
  • Grab yarn and pull through stitch but not all the way. This creates a loop.
  • Pull tail of yarn through loop.

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The length, width, and fullness of the mane is COMPLETELY up to you! I made the front of my mane shorter, like a cute little flower crown! Then longer in the back. Play around with ideas and see what you like best. It is so easy to take it out and redo it as many times as it takes for you to find what you love!

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Finito!

If you have any questions at all you may leave a comment, email me at jonescrafted@gmail.com, or contact me via Instagram @jonescrafted!

I would also love to see anything you make from my patterns on Instagram, just tag me @jonescrafted or use #jonescrafted!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~You may sell items that you make using my patterns, please link back to my blog. Please do not copy my patterns and claim them as your own. All images are property of JonesCrafted.~

 

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