Rainbow Unicorn Baby Blanket For Your Little One
I wanted this unicorn baby blanket made quickly and be warm and snuggly for the cold winter months ahead and so I chose chunky yarn to create this pattern. It has lots of texture and the colorful mane and tail will brighten up your day.
What a great idea! A cuddly warm blanket that the baby can play with and then it folds into a decorative unicorn toy or decoration for the nursery.
This blanket is perfect for a minimalist home, it’s gender-neutral and looks gorgeous when folded and rested on the armchair.
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I have made quite a few designs since I posted this one, all suitable for different nursery themes, from woodland animals to farm ones, and more exotic ones like the dino baby blanket.
Why is it a 3in1 Unicorn Baby Blanket?
The 3in1 folding unicorn baby blanket acts as a blanket, a toy, and a decoration for your loved one’s room.
It is a blanket that keeps your child warm and snuggly.
If you travel, your baby stays warm and entertained while playing with the deer toy attached to the blanket. At home, use this blanket as a play mat.
When not in use, fold it back and it instantly transforms into a cute animal decoration that you can rest on the armchair or the side of the cot in the nursery.
The Perfect Baby Shower Gift
The unicorn baby blanket will make a wonderful baby shower gift that can be used year after year as a blanket, toy, or playmat.
It was designed to fit in a rainbow or unicorn-themed nursery or child room, you can adjust the colors to fit in any color scheme or gender.
Get the matching Unicorn Baby Security Blanket for a complete set.
Format & Terms
- Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
- PDF file format
- Written in English only
- 100cm by 80cm
Check the yardage per 100g balls, different brands have different yardage.
- 9 x 100g balls of Marriner’s chunky (bulky) yarn in white for the blanket and head (140m/100g ball)
- part (less than half) of a 100g ball of Marriner DK Yarn (light worsted yarn) in white for ears and legs (300m/100g ball)
- part (less than half) of a 100g ball of Marriner DK Yarn (light worsted yarn) in grey for the horn and legs (300m/100g ball)
- various colors (a few yards) for the mane, tail, and flowers (I used leftover multicolored and sparkle yarn from my previous projects, but you can use any color you wish and fits your needs and decor)
- crochet hooks size 6.5mm, 6mm, 4mm, and 3mm
- 12mm black doll safety eyes
- scissors, pins, sewing needles, and stitch markers.
- (optional) blocking board or interlocking foam boards to block your blanket – learn how to block your crochet
Skills & Abbreviations
Most basic stitches below have their own tutorial on my blog or YouTube channel paired with a video. If you are not sure how to crochet them, click the blue link and you will be taken to the separate instructions.
Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
Learn how to crochet the bead stitch used in this blanket with this easy step-by-step tutorial for beginners.
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Can I crochet this blanket using Aran yarn (worsted yarn #4)?
Yes, you can! The body parts will come out a little smaller than my own, but still, in the same shape.. The blanket can be adjusted by simply making more chains in the starting chain.
Do I have to use the same yarn brand as you to get the same result?
No, you don’t. You can use any brand you like but pay attention to the yardage, different brands have different yardage. Here is a list of alternative yarns I recommend.
Can I change the size of the blanket?
Yes, you can. Each pattern can be adjusted by simply changing the number of rounds you make.
Can I sell items made with your pattern?
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