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Aurora the Unicorn Lovey: Free Crochet Lovey Pattern

Hello friends and welcome to another day of the One Skein Makes blog hop! I’m so excited to be sharing my pattern for this event with you all today! For those of you that haven’t met me before, I’m Shehla and I love making colorful and fun things like toys and baby blankets. With all the toys I make, I tend to have a lot of scraps of bright colors leftover from other projects. So today, I’m using some white yarn and all of my colorful scraps to make a unicorn lovey that works with whatever you have laying around. So let’s get on to the free crochet lovey pattern!

Aurora the Unicorn Lovey: Free Crochet Lovey Pattern

Loveys are great little gifts for babies. They’re small enough for little ones to hold onto and carry around, and they’re a great mix of toys and blankets. Things like this unicorn lovey pattern don’t take very long to make either which makes it perfect for that last-minute present! I made loveys in all different designs for my craft fairs this year and they were always a hit with parents looking for something unique.

Aurora the Unicorn Lovey: Free Crochet Lovey Pattern

Aurora here is a unicorn lovey, but I also have a full version of the Aurora plushie available as well, complete with hair and wings and gold-tipped hooves! The two of these together would be a cute set to gift for a baby or any littles who wants some color. Most of my free crochet lovey patterns have the head and body worked together, but for this one, we actually work them separately and then sew them together at the end. That’s because the shape of the head is a little different here and connects better when we make them as separate pieces. I’ll show you how to do that down below.

Aurora the Unicorn Lovey: Free Crochet Lovey Pattern

The full free pattern is written out below. For those who’d prefer to print the pattern and take it with you for on-the-go and to markup as you go, you can buy the inexpensive printable PDF from my Etsy and Ravelry shops. The PDF is formatted without ads or comments, so it’s easy to read.

Aurora the Unicorn Lovey: Free Crochet Lovey Pattern

Materials:

Abbreviations:

Pattern Notes:

  • Skill level: Intermediate – some amigurumi experience is helpful but not necessary
  • Sizing: 12 x 12 inches square
  • Gauge: 1 inch = 2 blocks in blanket

Unicorn Lovey Pattern: Free Crochet Lovey Pattern

Aurora the Unicorn Lovey: Free Crochet Lovey Pattern

Round 1: With yarn in white, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Round 7: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Rounds 8-17: SC around for 10 rounds. 

Round 18: *SC, dec* 6 times, SC remaining stitches around (36).

Round 19: *SC, dec* 4 times, SC remaining stitches around (32).

Round 20: SC around for 1 round.

Round 21: *SC 3, dec* around, SC remaining 2 stitches (26).

Round 22-23: SC around for 2 rounds. Add eyes to round 20, about 4 stitches apart, and start to add stuffing.

Round 24: *SC 2, dec* around, SC last stitch (19). 

Round 25: *SC, dec* around, SC last 2 stitches (14). Finish adding stuffing.

Round 26: Decrease around (7). Cut the yarn and thread tail through a tapestry needle. Then run the needle under the front loops of each stitch and secure yarn. Weave in the end.

Aurora the Unicorn Lovey: Free Crochet Lovey Pattern
Aurora the Unicorn Lovey: Free Crochet Lovey Pattern

Horn:

Round 1: With gold yarn, chain 13. Slip stitch to the first space to form a loop (12).

Round 2-4: HDC through back loops only for 3 rounds (12).

Round 5: *HDC 2, decrease* around, still working through back loops only (9).

Round 6-7: HDC tbl around (9).

Round 9: *HDC 2, decrease* around, still working through back loops only (6).

Round 10-11: HDC tbl around (6).

Round 12: Decrease all the way around (3).  Then bind off.

Ears (make 2):

Round 1: With white yarn, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Rounds 3-4: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 5: *SC, inc* around (18).

Rounds 6-10: SC around for 5 rounds. Bind off and leave a long tail.

Crochet Baby Blanket

Round 1: With white yarn, create a magic loop and ch 2 (count as DC), DC 2 into the center of the ring. Then ch 2, (DC 3, ch 2) three times. Join with a sl st to the top of first ch 2. (4 blocks)

Round 2: Ch 2 and turn. DC 2 into the next ch 2 space, ch 2, DC 3. Ch 2, DC 3 into the next ch 2 space, ch 2, DC 3. Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round. (8 blocks) .

Round 3: Ch 2 and turn. DC 3 into the ch 2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3. Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round. (12)

Round 4: (switch to red yarn) Ch 2 and turn. DC 3 into the next 2 ch 2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3. Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round. (16)

Round 5: (switch to white) Ch 2 and turn. DC 3 into the next 3 ch 2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3. Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round. (20)

Round 6: (switch to orange) Ch 2 and turn. DC 3 into the next 4 ch 2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3. Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round. (24)

Round 7: (switch to white) Ch 2 and turn. DC 3 into the next 5 ch 2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3. Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round. (28)

Round 8: (switch to yellow) Ch 2 and turn. DC 3 into the next 5 ch 2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3. Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round. (32)

Round 9: (switch to white) Ch 2 and turn. DC 3 into the next 6 ch 2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3. Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round. (36)

Round 10: (switch to green) Ch 2 and turn. DC 3 into the next 7 ch 2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3. Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round. (40)

Round 11: (switch to white) Ch 2 and turn. DC 3 into the next 8 ch 2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3. Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round. (44)

Round 12: (switch to blue) Ch 2 and turn. DC 3 into the next 9 ch 2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3. Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round. (48)

Round 13: (switch to white) Ch 2 and turn. DC 3 into the next 10 ch 2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3. Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round. (52)

Round 14: (switch to purple for border) Ch 2 and turn. DC 4 into the middle DC of the block, then SC into the next ch 2 space. DC 5 into the middle of the next block, and SC into the next ch 2 space. Work from * around and bind off at the end of the round. And then use an invisible bind off for a clean finish. Weave in all ends to finish.

Now that we have all the pieces done let’s start assembling this crochet unicorn lovey! Start adding the features to the head. Use the tail yarn on the horn and a tapestry needle to sew the horn onto the head going through each of the spaces at the base of the horn. Then sew the ears onto the head on either side of the horn.

Next, align the head to the center of the blanket. Use the long tail yarn from the blanket to sew the head securely to the blanket. Make sure to go through a few spaces around the base of the head and not just one spot to keep the head from wobbling and give it more of a stable base. Weave in all the ends of the blanket and trim the excess yarn to finish!

Finish by weaving in the ends from the colors changes and you’re done! I love how this little rainbow unicorn lovey pattern turned out and I think it would be a sweet little gift to have the lovey and full version of Aurora the Unicorn Plushie as a set. The pattern for Aurora is below if you’d like to make her as well!

Aurora the Unicorn Lovey: Free Crochet Lovey Pattern

I only used enough for one round of each color for the free crochet lovey pattern, and you only need a bit for the hair on the full plushie so you can make the hair match at the lovey if you like! For mine, I used soft pastel colors for the hair on the full Aurora and scraps for what I had for the lovey but I still think they go together nicely!

If you liked this free crochet lovey pattern, check out the others!

This lovey was so fun to make, and if you’re as obsessed with these as I am, be sure to check out some of the others! I think loveys make great gifts; they’re fun toys for kids to play with but also cute and snuggly little blankets when it’s time for a nap. Plus, they’re a lot faster to make than plushies or full baby blankets, so they work well for last-minute gifts too!

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