Friday, February 24, 2017

Unicorn Rattle Buddy - Crochet Toy Drive

I can't believe we're already in the third week of the Toy Drive. This is the FOURTH event of the Crochet Charity Drive. How exciting is that?!

12 designers have come together to bring you 15 patterns, so you can make them and donate them to give someone a little handmade love and comfort!



I'm thrilled to present the third toy pattern in this Crochet Charity Drive event! Click HERE to be taken to the first pattern, which contains a list of the other designers and when you can expect their pattern.


If you're finding this pattern outside of the event, but would like to join in on the fun, click HERE!



UNICORN RATTLE BUDDY


SKILL LEVEL
Easy

MATERIALS
Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)
   *Unicorn: 2-5 colors
  *Dragon: 3 colors
H Hook
16.9 OZ Water Bottle
Pony Beads
Fiber Fill
Yarn Needle
Optional: Mini Buttons (Eyes)
      Felt (Nostrils)
      Glue (Bottle Top)

GAUGE
Not important for this project

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS


18” approximately

STITCH GUIDE
arnd = around
ch = chain
dec = decrease
sc = single crochet
sk = skip

WRITTEN IN US TERMS


NOTES

  *Place 5-10 Pony Beads inside a clean and DRY water bottle; I used a Great Value water bottle. Optional: Put a small amount of glue around the threads before replacing the cap.
  *Body, Head, Muzzle, Arms, Legs, and Ears are the same for both characters.
  *The nostrils and mouth can be stitched on or they can be made with felt; I used felt for the nostrils and yarn for the mouth.
  *The eyes can be made with buttons or stitched on; I used 3/8” mini buttons in black.
  *Work this pattern in continuous rounds, with no joins or chains, unless otherwise indicated.
  *The body can be stuffed with fiberfill instead of a bottle.

  *Unicorn  shown was made using Red Heart with Love yarn in Bubblegum and Aubergine; Mane and Tail were made in Boysenberry, Hot Pink, and Eggshell.


BODY
1. Magic Ring (MR) – 6 sc in ring (6)
2. 2 sc arnd (12)
3. *2 sc, sc* arnd (18)
4. *2 sc, sc x 2* arnd (24)
5. *2 sc, sc x 3* arnd (30)
6. BLO sc arnd (30)
7-21. hdc arnd (30)
22. *dec, hdc x 13, dec* 2 times (28)
Insert Bottle or stuff with fiberfill
23. *dec, hdc x 12, dec* 2 times (26)
24. *dec, hdc x 11, dec* 2 times (24)
25. *dec, hdc x 4* arnd (20)
26. *dec, hdc x 2* arnd (15)
27. *dec, hdc* arnd (10)
28. hdc arnd (10)
Weave tail through sts and pull closed.

HEAD
1. MR – 6 sc in ring (6)
2. 2 sc arnd (12)
3. *2 sc, sc* arnd (18)
4. *2 sc, sc x 2* arnd (24)
5. *2 sc, sc x 3* arnd (30)
6. *2 sc, sc x 4* arnd (36)
7-19. sc arnd (36)
20. *dec, sc x 4* arnd (30)
21. *dec, sc x 3* arnd (24)
22. *dec, sc x 2* arnd (18)
Weave tail through sts and place over the top of the body. Pull closed and sew in place.

MUZZLE
1. MR – 6 sc in ring (6)
2. 2 sc arnd (12)
3. *2 sc, sc* arnd (18)
4. sc, 2 sc x 4, sc x 5, 2 sc x 4, sc x 4 (26)
5-11. sc arnd; Fasten at the end of round 11. (26)

EARS (Make 4; 2 of each color)
1. Ch 5, sc across, turn (4)
2. Ch 1, dec x 2, turn (2)
3. Ch 1, sc across, turn (2)
4. Ch 1, dec (1)
Hold two together and either sew together or sc arnd the outside to join. (I sewed them for the dragon ears and sc them for the unicorn ears)

ARMS
Starting with hand color,
1. MR – 6 sc in ring (6)
2. 2 sc arnd (12)
3. *2 sc, sc* arnd (18)
4-6. sc arnd (18)
7. *dec, sc* arnd (12)
Switch to arm color,
8-25. sc arnd (12)
Fasten.

LEGS
Starting with hand color,
1. MR – 6 sc in ring (6)
2. 2 sc arnd (12)
3. *2 sc, sc* arnd (18)
4-6. sc arnd (18)
7. *dec, sc* arnd (12)
Switch to arm color,
8-27. sc arnd; Fasten at the end of round 27. (12)

UNICORN HORN
Working BLO throughout,
1. MR – 2 sc in ring (2)
2. 2 sc arnd (4)
3. *2 sc, sc* arnd (6)
4. *2 sc, sc* arnd (9)
5. *2 sc, sc x 2* arnd (12)
6-8. SC arnd (12)
9. *2 sc, sc x 5* 2 times; Fasten. (14)


MANE AND TAIL
Mane= 75 (to 90) - 10 inch strands (Break into groups of three and fold in half and attach)

Tail = 15 - 18 inch strands (Break into groups of three and fold in half and attach)
1. Insert Hook in holes created by sts (going underneath a st)
2. Pull hair strands (already folded in half) halfway through
3. Pull loose ends through looped end and pull tight
4. Unicorn Mane – Place groups of hair in every other row in every other stitch. Starting at the stitches next to the horn (between horn and ears) and going down the back of the head in the center, not on the sides.
5. Unicorn Tail – Place 5 groups of hair at the bottom back of the body; 3 on top, 2 below so that they are all grouped together and touching.

I really hope you enjoy this pattern and this toy drive! Don't forget to add this pattern to your favorites on Ravelry, so you can always find it!

And one last thing! You can get this pattern in an ad-free pdf, which also includes instructions for making a Dragon and tutorial photos, on Ravelry for a small fee!


Keep up to date with my designs by joining the Blackstone Designs Crochet Community! Hope to see you there!!

Written Pattern © 2017 Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. Please do not sell, share, or modify this pattern, but instead share the link to where the pattern can be found. You may sell items you make with this pattern. This pattern, as with all Blackstone Designs/Sonya Blackstone patterns, are not for educational use without written permission from the designer. 

1 comment: