Crochet Hooded Blanket – Unicorn

Last week I showed you the dinosaur Hooded Crochet Blanket I made for Oliver.   This week I want to show you the unicorn version I have made for Lily.

Lily really loves horses and riding and well anything along that lines, but more recently she is happy with coloured ponies and also unicorns.   The chunky platinum coloured wool that Aldi released recently paired perfectly with their raspberry colour and just looked like the perfect combinations for a unicorn.  So a unicorn hooded blanket and toy were created from them.   I used about 3 balls of the platinum and one of the pink to create the blanket and the toy.

The blanket was created from a platinum rectangle in shell stitch and a shell stitch border in pink.   I also added pink triangle hand pockets and a platinum hood which was created from a shell stitch rectangle and attached before the border was added.   To finish off the unicorn blanket I added the pink horn and also a pink mane.

The unicorn cuddly toy was created in a similar way, with a platinum body and pink highlighting features.   I adapted this unicorn toy pattern, although I made the arms and legs attach as you go rather than having so much sewing to do at the end.

Crochet Hooded Blanket - Unicorn collage
Crochet Hooded Blanket – Unicorn collage

I’m not 100% happy with the shape of either the head or the body of this pattern and I am not sure if its is because of the actual pattern or how I adapted it.   I will probably have another go at making another unicorn (although it will not be of the same wool) next year to see if I can improve on the shape at all.   However, Lily loves her unicorn and that is really all that matters!

I hope you have enjoyed looking at the hooded blankets and toys I have made over the last couple of weeks.   Join me next week for something completely different.

Vicky x

Crochet Hooded Blanket – Dinosaur

Hooded blankets seem to be very much in fashion at the moment and I wanted to jump on that trend for my children.   Being as I have a dinosaur mad son and I already had some of the chunky green and blue wool from Aldi, I decided I would make Oliver a Crochet Hooded Blanket, a dinosaur version.

The blanket was very easy to make, I simply made a rectangle using double crochet stitches, but working in alternating back and front loop rows, to create a bit of texture like a dinosaur.   I then made a rectangle shape to create the hood which is attached in the centre at the top of the rectangle.  I also added triangle pockets for Oliver’s hands to hold up the blanket in the contrasting blue.

For the border, I worked a round of single crochet in the blue colour and then a round of almost picot like border to create spikes on the blanket, another dinosaur effect.   I finished off with a crest on the hood and a couple of horns giving a similar effect to a triceratops.

Crochet Hooded Blanket - Dinosaur Collage
Crochet Hooded Blanket – Dinosaur Collage

To go with his hooded blanket (and to use up the last of the green wool) I also made Oliver his own chunky Tracey Triceratops and he has been delighted with both, as you can see above.   They will be perfect for him to cuddle up under as the weather gets colder.

See you next week for the unicorn version I made for Lily.

Vicky x