Updated: Jun 9
National Unicorn Day - April 9th
Get ready for National Unicorn Day on April 9th, and purchase our new pattern Rainbow Daydreamer! If you have a unicorn lover in your family like I do, they will absolutely fall in love with this unicorn! It is a must have pattern to have in your stash! I looked up my personal unicorn name, and Rainbow Daydreamer was the name I found. It describes my unicorn perfectly! Of course because I have a unicorn lover in my family, we will definitely be celebrating this day! Bella has her whole bed decorated in unicorn. She also wears a unicorn robe! Plus, this last year we actually came up with the silly name Unicorn School for our first year of homeschooling. Next year, we are changing it to a more stable name but you get the idea in my home.
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This pattern was inspired by my youngest daughter Bella. I wanted to try something completely different than I had before as I was designing this pattern! I had never tried a corner to corner pattern before. I also wanted a security blanket that was different than all the other ones I have seen or crocheted or designed. I absolutely loved how it turned out. Most security blankets I have made as a maker have been granny squares. Designing security blankets I have been looking for different techniques as well as different stitches to use.
As crochet maker and product seller, unicorns in all shapes and sizes were always best sellers for me. I knew I wanted to create a unicorn line. This is the first product of our unicorn line! Learning corner to corner was fun! It is also addicting! If you have never tried corner to corner technique before, try it! You will end up enjoying corner to corner. It is my new go to for designing washcloths and maybe some blankets as well later. Who knows what designs I will come up with using this new technique!
I also chose to choose the colors of the rainbow for the blanket. This worked up very nicely with the corner to corner especially for a beginner to corner to corner. I normally label Color A, B, and so on. This time I didn't because of what I chose to do. Of course you can change your colors all you want.
I chose to use one of my absolute favorite yarns to work with - I Love This Yarn. It is a normal Worsted Size 4 Acrylic Yarn. It is one of the softest yarns to work with. It glides through any hook you use, and it is a center pull! I get this yarn at Hobby Lobby. As a substitute, you could use any worsted size 4 like Lion Brand size 4 yarn Red Heart Super Saver yarn as well.
Another thing you will notice with this pattern is that I used a shell stitch for the border! It is no wonder that I use this stitch quite a bit in patterns because it is my favorite stitch to work with!
Gauge and Finished Size
5 squares across and down = 4 ½” square using a J/6.0 hook
12 ½ stitches across x 10 rows = 4 x 4” square using a G/4.0 mm hook
Pattern Stitch Used: SC
Lovey Size: Approximately 13” x 13.5”
Height of the Head with horn attached to blanket: 6” Tall
· 40 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Red.
· 50 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Orange.
· 50 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Yellow.
· 60 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Jelly Bean.
· 50 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Medium Blue.
· 50 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Royal.
· 35 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Purple.
· 115 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in White.
· 16 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Buttercup.
· HOOK: US G/6 4.0 mm; US J/10 6.0 mm
· Polyfil or your choice of Stuffing
· Yarn needle to weave in the ends
· Stitch markers
· Safety Eyes – Optional
SC – Single Crochet
Sc2tog – single crochet decrease
Hdc – half double crochet
Sl st – Slip stitch
FO – Finish Off
St(s) – Stitch/Stitches
Ch – chain
C2C – Corner to Corner
MC – Magic Circle
Skill Level - Intermediate
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