UNI­CORN LOVEY WITH MATCH­ING RAT­TLE De­signs by Michele Wil­cox

A cute and col­or­ful myth­i­cal uni­corn— a per­fect take-along project and a great gift idea.

Crochet! - - Contents - DE­SIGNS BY MICHELE WIL­COX

EASY

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENT

Lovey: 14 inches square

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Caron Sim­ply Soft medium ( worsted) weight acrylic yarn ( 6 oz/ 315 yds/ 170g per skein): 31/2 oz # 9780 robin's egg 11/2 oz each #9754 per­sim­mon and

# 9782 gold

• Caron Sim­ply Soft Brites medium ( worsted) weight acrylic yarn ( 6 oz/ 315 yds/ 170g per skein):

31/2 oz #9608 blue mint

• Size G/ 6/ 4mm cro­chet hook or size needed

to ob­tain gauge

• Tapestry nee­dle

• Stitch marker

• Polyester fiber­fill

• 11/2- inch jin­gle bell

• Black em­broi­dery floss: 1 hank

• Em­broi­dery nee­dle

GAUGE

20 sc = 5 inches; 4 dc rows = 2 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Head, Horn, Ears and Feet for both Lovey and Rat­tle are worked in con­tin­u­ous rounds. Do not join un­less oth­er­wise stated. Place marker on first stitch of round and move up as each round is com­pleted.

LOVEY BLAN­KET

Beg at bot­tom edge with blue mint, ch 60.

Row 1 ( WS): 2 dc in 5th ch from hook (beg 4 sk chs count as first dc and 1 sk ch), 2 dc in next ch, *sk 2 chs, 2 dc in each of next 2 chs, rep from * to last 2 chs, sk 1 ch, 2 dc in last ch, turn. (58 dc)

Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), sk next st, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, *sk 2 sts,

2 dc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * to last 2 sts, sk 1 st, dc in top of beg ch, turn.

Rows 3–7: Rep row 2, end­ing off blue mint at end of row 7.

Row 8: Join (see Pat­tern Notes) robin's egg in first dc, ch 1, sc in same st as join­ing and in next 20 sts, sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sts, sc in each rem dc across, turn. (57 sc)

Row 9: Ch 1, sl st first st, *dc in next st, sl st in next st, rep from * across, turn. (28 dc, 29 sl sts)

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in first 20 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in rem sc, turn, end off. (58 sc)

Row 11: Join per­sim­mon in first sc, ch 1, sc in same sc as join­ing and in each rem sc across, turn.

Rows 12 & 13: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, end­ing off per­sim­mon at end of row 13.

Rows 14–16: With gold, rep rows 8–10, end­ing off gold at end of row 16.

Row 17: Join blue mint in first st, rep row 2.

Rows 18–33: Rep rows 3–17.

Rows 34–39: Rep row 3.

Edg­ing

Rnd 40: Now work­ing in rnds, sc in each st around, work­ing 3 sc in each corner, join in beg sc.

Rnd 41: *3 sc in next sc, sk 1 sc, rep from * around, join in beg sc and end off.

UNI­CORN Head

Beg at end of nose, with robin's egg, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place marker (see Pat­tern Notes). (6 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (30 sc)

Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (36 sc)

Rnd 7: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (42 sc)

Rnd 8: (Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (48 sc)

Rnds 9–15: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 16 (head shap­ing): (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 12 times, sc in rem 24 sc. (60 sc)

Rnds 17–22: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 23: (Sc in next 8 sc, sc dec— see Stitch Guide in next 2 sc) around. (54 sc)

Rnds 24 & 25: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 26: (Sc in next 7 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc) around. (48 sc)

Rnd 27: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 28: (Sc in next 6 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc) around. (42 sc)

Rnd 29: (Sc in next 5 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc) around. (36 sc)

Rnd 30: (Sc in next 4 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc) around. (30 sc)

Rnd 31: (Sc in next 3 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc) around. (24 sc)

Rnd 32: (Sc in next 2 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc) around. (18 sc) Stuff Head lightly with fiber­fill.

Rnd 33: (Sc in next sc, sc dec in next 2 sc) around, join in beg sc and end off. (12 sc) Fin­ish stuff­ing, weave tail through last rnd and draw rem sts tog tightly.

Fa­cial Fea­tures

Re­fer to photo for place­ment of all fea­tures. For nos­trils, with 15 inches of robin's egg on yarn nee­dle and with top of Head fac­ing, count 10 sts in rnd 8 at top cen­ter of Head, draw yarn through first st, leav­ing a few inches of beg tail, then draw through 10th st. Weave nee­dle back through in­side of Head and draw out near beg tail. Pull both ends of yarn to in­dent nos­trils. Tie ends tog in over­hand knot and weave in on in­side of Head.

For eyes, with black floss, em­broi­der satin stitches (see il­lus­tra­tion) over rnds 15–17, work­ing 3 or 4 sts for each eye.

For mouth, with per­sim­mon, em­broi­der couch­ing stitch (see il­lus­tra­tion) smile with a small straight stitch (see il­lus­tra­tion) at each end.

Horn

With gold, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place marker. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (9 sc)

Rnd 3: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (12 sc)

Rnds 5–9: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 10: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join in beg sc. End off, leav­ing long tail of yarn. (15 sc) Stuff and sew in place be­tween eyes.

Mane

Cut ap­prox­i­mately 24 9- inch strands of blue mint. For each strand, hold 2 strands tog, fold in half, in­sert hook through any st at top of Head, pull folded end through, pull ends through fold, pull ends to tighten knot. Work 2 lengths ran­domly in sts at top of Head. Trim ends to vary­ing lengths.

Ear

Make 2. With robin's egg, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place marker. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (15 sc)

Rnd 4: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 5: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (18 sc)

Rnds 6–9: Sc in each sc around, join in beg sc at end of last rnd. End off, leav­ing long tail of yarn. Do not stuff. Hold­ing rnd 9 flat, fold in half and sew tog through all 4 thick­nesses. Sew Ear in place on side of Mane. Sew Head in place at top cen­ter of Blan­ket.

Foot

Make 4. With robin's egg, ch 2.

Rnds 1– 4: Rep rnds 1– 4 of Head. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 6: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (30 sc)

Rnds 7–17: Sc in each sc around, join in beg sc at end of last rnd. End off, leav­ing long tail of yarn.

Horse­shoe

Make 4. With gold, ch 19.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across, end off, leav­ing long tail of yarn. Pin Horse­shoe in place on Foot to make sewing eas­ier, bend­ing to shape. Sew in place. Stuff Foot lightly. Sew edges of rnd 17 tog. With RS of Blan­ket fac­ing, sew in place on WS un­der Edg­ing.

UNI­CORN RAT­TLE

HEAD

Beg at cen­ter back, with robin's egg, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place marker (see Pat­tern Notes). (6 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 6: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (30 sc)

Rnds 7–10: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 11: (Sc in next 3 sc, sc dec— see Stitch Guide in next 2 sc) around. (24 sc)

Rnd 12: (Sc in next 2 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc) around. (18 sc) Add some fiber­fill to Head, and then in­sert bell and stuff around bell.

Rnds 13–16: Sc in each sc around. Fin­ish stuff­ing to cover bell.

Rnd 17: (Sc dec in next 2 sc) around. End off, leav­ing long tail of yarn. (9 sc) Weave tail through last rnd and draw rem sts tog tightly.

Ear

Make 2. With robin's egg, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place marker. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 3: 2 sc in next sc, sc in rem 5 sc. (7 sc)

Rnd 4: Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (9 sc)

Rnd 5: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (12 sc)

Rnd 6: Sc in each sc around. End off, leav­ing long tail of yarn.

Fa­cial Fea­tures

Re­fer to photo for place­ment of all fea­tures. Work eyes same as Lovey Head over rnds 9 or 10, work­ing 2 or 3 sts for each eye.

Work nos­trils same as Lovey Head with 10 inches of yarn pulled through 8 sts in rnd 5. For mouth, with per­sim­mon, em­broi­der V- shaped couch­ing stitches (see il­lus­tra­tion on page 76) for smile.

Horn

With gold, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place marker. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 3: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc. (7 sc)

Rnd 4: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 5: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc. End off, leav­ing long tail of yarn. (8 sc) Stuff and sew in place.

Mane

With 16 9- inch lengths of blue mint, work same as Mane of Lovey Head.

COL­LAR

With per­sim­mon, ch 7.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. (6 sc)

Rows 2–18: Work­ing in back lps (see Stitch Guide), sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn. End off at end of last row, leav­ing long tail of yarn.

RING

With 2 strands of per­sim­mon held tog, ch 25.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem sc across, ch 1, turn. (24 sc)

Row 2: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) across, ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 3: Work­ing in back lps, (sc in 3 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc) across, end off, leav­ing long tail of yarn.

ASSEM­BLY

Sew Ears in place on Head. Sew short ends of Ring tog se­curely and sew to bot­tom of Head. Slip Col­lar over Ring and sew lower edge of Col­lar se­curely around Ring. Turn down top of Col­lar to form a turtle­neck.

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