c2c Crochet Unicorn Blanket Pattern (+ Horse Version)

I’m excited to share my latest design with you—a crochet unicorn blanket pattern. It’s not just any blanket, it’s a magical unicorn blanket! And the best part? If you’re a fan of horses, I’ve got you covered too because I’ve included a horse version.

This detailed pattern is perfect for creating a special baby blanket that looks like a magical unicorn. It’s sure to be a hit with little girls who dream of magical worlds where unicorns roam free. The free crochet pattern is below.

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lovable loops free c2c crochet unicorn blanket pattern

Free Crochet Unicorn Blanket Pattern

I’ve made sure the instructions are easy to follow, so you’ll have a great time bringing your magical blanket to life. Not only is this unicorn blanket super cozy and cute, but it also makes the perfect gift for someone special. Whether it’s for a baby shower, a birthday, or just because, this blanket is a thoughtful way to show someone you care.

PDF Format

The free version of this pattern is below and I offer an ad-free PDF for purchase in my Etsy Shop. The PDF also includes the horse blanket version. 

Video Tutorial

I have a corner to corner (c2c) video tutorial on my YouTube channel to help you get started if you are new to this crochet method.

Note: In the tutorial I chain 5 for a new row and chain 2 for a new square. I no longer do that. I prefer to chain 6 for a new row and chain 3 for a new square.

Materials Needed

  • Crochet Hook Size: H-8 5 mm hook
  • Yarn: worsted weight yarn
  • Yarn needle: Use a yarn/tapestry needle to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch marker(s): Optional. These can be helpful for keeping track of stitches.

Yardage

  • My blanket weighs 1,256 grams/44.3 ounces. 
  • Color a: you will need about 1,020 grams/36 ounces.
  • Color b: you will need about 236 grams/8.3 ounces

If you want your blanket to look exactly like mine, you will need about 1,020 grams (5 skeins) of Caron Baby Cakes in the color candy hearts, and about 236 grams (2 regular or 1 jumbo) of Red Heart Super Saver in white.

I did not carry the candy hearts color across the white unicorn sections, however, I had 179 grams of the candy hearts color leftover. So, even if you choose to carry the yarn, you should still only need 5 skeins. 

Melissa Hassler from lovable loops holding her free c2c crochet unicorn blanket pattern

Crochet Unicorn Blanket Pattern

Skill Level

Advanced beginner. Pattern uses basic stitches and involves color changes.

Finished Measurements

My blanket measures 44 inches wide and 52 inches long.

Gauge

8 squares (ch 3 + 3 dc) = 4 inches

My gauge tends to be on the tighter end. It’s okay if your gauge isn’t the exact same as mine. Just keep in mind that your finished size will be different if your gauge is different. 

Supplies

  • Hook: H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn: worsted yarn #4
  • Scissors & tapestry needle

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • sl st = slip stitch

Corner to Corner (c2c) Technique

  • The blanket is made using the c2c technique. You will make “squares” in diagonal rows beginning in the bottom right corner and ending in the top left corner.
  • Each square is made of a chain 3 + 3 double crochet.
  • Chain 6 to start a new row and chain 3 to start a new square.

Pattern Notes

  • You can follow the picture graph or the written pattern.
  • The written pattern tells you how many squares to make of each color and in what order.
  • The pattern is written in US terms. 
  • Rows 1- 143 are the same for both the unicorn and the horse blankets.
  • ↙ You are working on the “right side”.
  • ↗ You are working on the “wrong side”. 
lovable loops free c2c crochet unicorn blanket pattern
Horse Version

Instructions

Download the unicorn blanket graph

Download the horse blanket graph

Written Instructions

Rows 1- 143 are the same for the unicorn and horse blankets. 

↙ Row 1: color a (1 stitch)
↗ Row 2: color a x 2 (2 stitches)
↙ Row 3: color a x 3 (3 stitches)
↗ Row 4: color a x 4 (4 stitches)
↙ Row 5: color a x 5 (5 stitches)
↗ Row 6: color a x 6 (6 stitches)
↙ Row 7: color a x 7 (7 stitches)
↗ Row 8: color a x 8 (8 stitches)
↙ Row 9: color a x 9 (9 stitches)
↗ Row 10: color a x 10 (10 stitches)
↙ Row 11: color a x 11 (11 stitches)
↗ Row 12: color a x 12 (12 stitches)
↙ Row 13: color a x 13 (13 stitches)
↗ Row 14: color a x 14 (14 stitches)
↙ Row 15: color a x 15 (15 stitches)
↗ Row 16: color a x 16 (16 stitches)
↙ Row 17: color a x 17 (17 stitches)
↗ Row 18: color a x 18 (18 stitches)
↙ Row 19: color a x 19 (19 stitches)
↗ Row 20: color a x 20 (20 stitches)
↙ Row 21: color a x 21 (21 stitches)
↗ Row 22: color a x 22 (22 stitches)
↙ Row 23: color a x 23 (23 stitches)
↗ Row 24: color a x 24 (24 stitches)
↙ Row 25: color a x 25 (25 stitches)
↗ Row 26: color a x 26 (26 stitches)
↙ Row 27: color a x 12, color b, color a x 14 (27 stitches)
↗ Row 28: color a x 15, color b, color a x 12 (28 stitches)
↙ Row 29: color a x 12, color b x 2, color a x 15 (29 stitches)
↗ Row 30: color a x 16, color b, color a x 13 (30 stitches)
↙ Row 31: color a x 13, color b x 2, color a x 16 (31 stitches)
↗ Row 32: color a x 16, color b x 3, color a x 13 (32 stitches)
↙ Row 33: color a x 14, color b x 2, color a x 17 (33 stitches)
↗ Row 34: color a x 17, color b x 2, color a x 15 (34 stitches)
↙ Row 35: color a x 15, color b x 4, color a x 16 (35 stitches)
↗ Row 36: color a x 16, color b x 5, color a x 15 (36 stitches)
↙ Row 37: color a x 16, color b x 4, color a x 17 (37 stitches)
↗ Row 38: color a x 17, color b x 5, color a x 16 (38 stitches)
↙ Row 39: color a x 17, color b x 5, color a x 17 (39 stitches)
↗ Row 40: color a x 18, color b x 5, color a x 17 (40 stitches)
↙ Row 41: color a x 18, color b x 5, color a x 18 (41 stitches)
↗ Row 42: color a x 19, color b x 5, color a x 18 (42 stitches)
↙ Row 43: color a x 19, color b x 4, color a x 20 (43 stitches)
↗ Row 44: color a x 2, color b x 3, color a, color b, color a x 13, color b x 5, color a x 19 (44 stitches)
↙ Row 45: color a x 19, color b x 6, color a x 11, color b x 8, color a (45 stitches)
↗ Row 46: color a, color b x 9, color a x 11, color b x 6, color a x 19 (46 stitches)
↙ Row 47: color a x 20, color b x 6, color a x 10, color b x 10, color a (47 stitches)
↗ Row 48: color a, color b x 12, color a x 9, color b x 6, color a x 20 (48 stitches)
↙ Row 49: color a x 19, color b x 8, color a x 7, color b x 7, color a x 4, color b, color a x 3 (49 stitches)
↗ Row 50: color a x 10, color b x 7, color a x 6, color b x 7, color a x 20 (50 stitches)
↙ Row 51: color a x 18, color b, color a, color b x 7, color a x 6, color b x 6, color a x 12 (51 stitches)
↗ Row 52: color a x 14, color b x 5, color a x 5, color b x 10, color a x 18 (52 stitches)
↙ Row 53: color a x 18, color b x 10, color a x 6, color b x 3, color a x 16 (53 stitches)
↗ Row 54: color a x 17, color b x 3, color a x 6, color b x 10, color a x 18 (54 stitches)
↙ Row 55: color a x 18, color b x 11, color a x 6, color b x 2, color a x 18 (55 stitches)
↗ Row 56: color a x 18, color b x 3, color a x 6, color b x 11, color a x 18 (56 stitches)
↙ Row 57: color a x 19, color b x 10, color a x 6, color b x 3, color a x 19 (57 stitches)
↗ Row 58: color a x 19, color b x 3, color a x 8, color b x 9, color a x 19 (58 stitches)
↙ Row 59: color a x 19, color b x 7, color a x 10, color b x 3, color a x 20 (59 stitches)
↗ Row 60: color a x 20, color b x 4, color a x 10, color b x 7, color a x 19 (60 stitches)
↙ Row 61: color a x 19, color b x 7, color a x 11, color b x 3, color a x 21 (61 stitches)
↗ Row 62: color a x 21, color b x 4, color a x 11, color b x 6, color a x 20 (62 stitches)
↙ Row 63: color a x 21, color b x 5, color a x 11, color b x 4, color a x 22 (63 stitches)
↗ Row 64: color a x 22, color b x 6, color a x 2, color b x 4, color a x 3, color b x 5, color a x 22 (64 stitches)
↙ Row 65: color a x 22, color b x 2, color a, color b x 2, color a x 2, color b x 13, color a x 23 (65 stitches)
↗ Row 66: color a x 23, color b x 14, color a, color b x 2, color a x 26 (66 stitches)
↙ Row 67: color a x 27, color b x 16, color a x 24 (67 stitches)
↗ Row 68: color a x 24, color b x 16, color a x 28 (68 stitches)
↙ Row 69: color a x 28, color b x 16, color a x 25 (69 stitches)
↗ Row 70: color a x 25, color b x 16, color a x 29 (70 stitches)
↙ Row 71: color a x 30, color b x 15, color a x 26 (71 stitches)
↗ Row 72: color a x 26, color b x 16, color a x 30 (72 stitches)
↙ Row 73: color a x 30, color b x 16, color a x 27 (73 stitches)
↗ Row 74: color a x 28, color b x 16, color a x 30 (74 stitches)
↙ Row 75: color a x 31, color b x 16, color a x 28 (75 stitches)
↗ Row 76: color a x 29, color b x 16, color a x 31 (76 stitches)
↙ Row 77: color a x 32, color b x 15, color a x 30 (77 stitches)
↗ Row 78: color a x 31, color b x 15, color a x 32 (78 stitches)
↙ Row 79: color a x 32, color b x 14, color a x 33 (79 stitches)
↗ Row 80: color a x 35, color b x 12, color a x 33 (80 stitches)
↙ Row 81: color a x 34, color b x 11, color a x 36 (81 stitches)
↗ Row 82: color a x 37, color b x 11, color a x 34 (82 stitches)
↙ Row 83: color a x 35, color b x 10, color a x 38 (83 stitches)
↗ Row 84: color a x 38, color b x 10, color a x 36 (84 stitches)
Corner: Start decreasing on RS 
↙ Row 85: color a x 36, color b x 10, color a x 38 (84 stitches)
↗ Row 86: color a x 37, color b x 10, color a x 37 (84 stitches)
↙ Row 87: color a x 37, color b x 10, color a x 37 (84 stitches)
↗ Row 88: color a x 36, color b x 10, color a x 38 (84 stitches)
↙ Row 89: color a x 39, color b x 10, color a x 35 (84 stitches)
↗ Row 90: color a x 35, color b x 10, color a x 39 (84 stitches)
↙ Row 91: color a x 40, color b x 10, color a x 34 (84 stitches)
↗ Row 92: color a x 33, color b x 11, color a x 40 (84 stitches)
↙ Row 93: color a x 41, color b x 10, color a x 33 (84 stitches)
↗ Row 94: color a x 32, color b x 11, color a x 41 (84 stitches)
↙ Row 95: color a x 41, color b x 11, color a x 32 (84 stitches)
↗ Row 96: color a x 31, color b x 11, color a x 42 (84 stitches)
↙ Row 97: color a x 42, color b x 11, color a x 31 (84 stitches)
↗ Row 98: color a x 30, color b x 12, color a x 42 (84 stitches)
↙ Row 99: color a x 43, color b x 11, color a x 30 (84 stitches)
↗ Row 100: color a x 29, color b x 12, color a x 43 (84 stitches)
Corner: Start decreasing on RS 
↙ Row 101: color a x 42, color b x 12, color a x 29 (83 stitches)
↗ Row 102: color a x 28, color b x 13, color a x 41 (82 stitches)
↙ Row 103: color a x 35, color b, color a x 4, color b x 13, color a x 28 (81 stitches)
↗ Row 104: color a x 27, color b x 15, color a, color b, color a, color b, color a x 34 (80 stitches)
↙ Row 105: color a x 31, color b, color a, color b, color a, color b x 17, color a x 27 (79 stitches)
↗ Row 106: color a x 27, color b x 21, color a x 30 (78 stitches)
↙ Row 107: color a x 30, color b x 21, color a x 26 (77 stitches)
↗ Row 108: color a x 26, color b x 21, color a x 29 (76 stitches)
↙ Row 109: color a x 28, color b x 21, color a x 26 (75 stitches)
↗ Row 110: color a x 25, color b x 22, color a x 27 (74 stitches)
↙ Row 111: color a x 26, color b x 22, color a x 25 (73 stitches)
↗ Row 112: color a x 25, color b x 22, color a x 25 (72 stitches)
↙ Row 113: color a x 24, color b x 22, color a x 25 (71 stitches)
↗ Row 114: color a x 24, color b x 23, color a x 23 (70 stitches)
↙ Row 115: color a x 21, color b, color a, color b x 23, color a x 23 (69 stitches)
↗ Row 116: color a x 22, color b x 24, color a, color b, color a x 20 (68 stitches)
↙ Row 117: color a x 18, color b, color a, color b x 25, color a x 5, color b x 2, color a x 15 (67 stitches)
↗ Row 118: color a x 15, color b x 2, color a x 4, color b x 26, color a, color b, color a x 17 (66 stitches)
↙ Row 119: color a x 17, color b, color a, color b x 25, color a x 3, color b x 3, color a x 15 (65 stitches)
↗ Row 120: color a x 14, color b x 3, color a x 3, color b x 28, color a x 16 (64 stitches)
↙ Row 121: color a x 16, color b x 27, color a x 3, color b x 3, color a x 14 (63 stitches)
↗ Row 122: color a x 14, color b x 2, color a x 4, color b x 26, color a x 16 (62 stitches)
↙ Row 123: color a x 16, color b x 26, color a x 2, color b x 3, color a x 14 (61 stitches)
↗ Row 124: color a x 13, color b x 4, color a x 2, color b x 3, color a, color b x 22, color a x 15 (60 stitches)
↙ Row 125: color a x 15, color b x 21, color a, color b x 3, color a x 3, color b x 3, color a x 13 (59 stitches)
↗ Row 126: color a x 13, color b x 3, color a x 3, color b x 2, color a x 2, color b x 3, color a x 5, color b x 13, color a x 14 (58 stitches)
↙ Row 127: color a x 14, color b x 10, color a x 8, color b x 2, color a x 2, color b x 3, color a x 2, color b x 4, color a x 12 (57 stitches)
↗ Row 128: color a x 13, color b x 3, color a x 2, color b x 2, color a x 13, color b x 10, color a x 13 (56 stitches)
↙ Row 129: color a x 13, color b x 9, color a x 13, color b x 3, color a, color b x 3, color a x 13 (55 stitches)
↗ Row 130: color a x 13, color b x 3, color a, color b x 2, color a x 13, color b x 10, color a x 12 (54 stitches)
↙ Row 131: color a x 12, color b x 10, color a x 12, color b x 2, color a, color b x 3, color a x 13 (53 stitches)
↗ Row 132: color a x 13, color b x 6, color a x 11, color b x 10, color a x 12 (52 stitches)
↙ Row 133: color a x 11, color b x 11, color a x 11, color b x 4, color a x 14 (51 stitches)
↗ Row 134: color a x 14, color b x 4, color a x 10, color b x 11, color a x 11 (50 stitches)
↙ Row 135: color a x 10, color b x 12, color a x 10, color b x 3, color a x 14 (49 stitches)
↗ Row 136: color a x 14, color b x 2, color a x 8, color b x 13, color a x 11 (48 stitches)
↙ Row 137: color a x 11, color b x 12, color a x 24 (47 stitches)
↗ Row 138: color a x 23, color b x 13, color a x 10 (46 stitches)
↙ Row 139: color a x 11, color b x 12, color a x 22 (45 stitches)
↗ Row 140: color a x 22, color b x 11, color a x 11 (44 stitches)
↙ Row 141: color a x 10, color b x 5, color a x 3, color b x 3, color a x 22 (43 stitches)
↗ Row 142: color a x 22, color b, color a x 4, color b x 4, color a x 11 (42 stitches)
↙ Row 143: color a x 11, color b, color a, color b, color a x 27 (41 stitches) 

Unicorn blanket continued

↗ Row 144: color a x 29, color b, color a x 10 (40 stitches)
↙ Row 145: color a x 9, color b, color a x 29 (39 stitches)
↗ Row 146: color a x 28, color b, color a x 9 (38 stitches)
↙ Row 147: color a x 8, color b, color a x 28 (37 stitches)
↗ Row 148: color a x 28, color b, color a x 7 (36 stitches)
↙ Row 149: color a x 7, color b, color a x 27 (35 stitches)
↗ Row 150: color a x 27, color b, color a x 6 (34 stitches)
↙ Row 151: color a x 33 (33 stitches)
↗ Row 152: color a x 26, color b, color a x 5 (32 stitches)
↙ Row 153: color a x 4, color b, color a x 26 (31 stitches)
↗ Row 154: color a x 30 (30 stitches)
↙ Row 155: color a x 3, color b, color a x 25 (29 stitches)
↗ Row 156: color a x 25, color b, color a x 2 (28 stitches)
↙ Row 157: color a x 27 (27 stitches)
↗ Row 158: color a x 26 (26 stitches)
↙ Row 159: color a x 25 (25 stitches)
↗ Row 160: color a x 24 (24 stitches)
↙ Row 161: color a x 23 (23 stitches)
↗ Row 162: color a x 22 (22 stitches)
↙ Row 163: color a x 21 (21 stitches)
↗ Row 164: color a x 20 (20 stitches)
↙ Row 165: color a x 19 (19 stitches)
↗ Row 166: color a x 18 (18 stitches)
↙ Row 167: color a x 17 (17 stitches)
↗ Row 168: color a x 16 (16 stitches)
↙ Row 169: color a x 15 (15 stitches)
↗ Row 170: color a x 14 (14 stitches)
↙ Row 171: color a x 13 (13 stitches)
↗ Row 172: color a x 12 (12 stitches)
↙ Row 173: color a x 11 (11 stitches)
↗ Row 174: color a x 10 (10 stitches)
↙ Row 175: color a x 9 (9 stitches)
↗ Row 176: color a x 8 (8 stitches)
↙ Row 177: color a x 7 (7 stitches)
↗ Row 178: color a x 6 (6 stitches)
↙ Row 179: color a x 5 (5 stitches)
↗ Row 180: color a x 4 (4 stitches)
↙ Row 181: color a x 3 (3 stitches)
↗ Row 182: color a x 2 (2 stitches)
↙ Row 183: color a (1 stitch) 

Horse blanket continued

↗ Row 144: color a x 40 (40 stitches)
↙ Row 145: color a x 39 (39 stitches)
↗ Row 146: color a x 38 (38 stitches)
↙ Row 147: color a x 37 (37 stitches)
↗ Row 148: color a x 36 (36 stitches)
↙ Row 149: color a x 35 (35 stitches)
↗ Row 150: color a x 34 (34 stitches)
↙ Row 151: color a x 33 (33 stitches)
↗ Row 152: color a x 32 (32 stitches)
↙ Row 153: color a x 31 (31 stitches)
↗ Row 154: color a x 30 (30 stitches)
↙ Row 155: color a x 29 (29 stitches)
↗ Row 156: color a x 28 (28 stitches)
↙ Row 157: color a x 27 (27 stitches)
↗ Row 158: color a x 26 (26 stitches)
↙ Row 159: color a x 25 (25 stitches)
↗ Row 160: color a x 24 (24 stitches)
↙ Row 161: color a x 23 (23 stitches)
↗ Row 162: color a x 22 (22 stitches)
↙ Row 163: color a x 21 (21 stitches)
↗ Row 164: color a x 20 (20 stitches)
↙ Row 165: color a x 19 (19 stitches)
↗ Row 166: color a x 18 (18 stitches)
↙ Row 167: color a x 17 (17 stitches)
↗ Row 168: color a x 16 (16 stitches)
↙ Row 169: color a x 15 (15 stitches)
↗ Row 170: color a x 14 (14 stitches)
↙ Row 171: color a x 13 (13 stitches)
↗ Row 172: color a x 12 (12 stitches)
↙ Row 173: color a x 11 (11 stitches)
↗ Row 174: color a x 10 (10 stitches)
↙ Row 175: color a x 9 (9 stitches)
↗ Row 176: color a x 8 (8 stitches)
↙ Row 177: color a x 7 (7 stitches)
↗ Row 178: color a x 6 (6 stitches)
↙ Row 179: color a x 5 (5 stitches)
↗ Row 180: color a x 4 (4 stitches)
↙ Row 181: color a x 3 (3 stitches)
↗ Row 182: color a x 2 (2 stitches)
↙ Row 183: color a (1 stitch) 

Finishing

Fasten off and then weave in all of your ends.

lovable loops free c2c crochet unicorn blanket pattern

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