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Crochet Fluffy Unicorn Blanket
Crochet Fluffy Unicorn Blanket

Crochet Fluffy Unicorn Afghan

Introducing my Crochet Fluffy Unicorn Afghan featuring the brand new yarn line called Bernat Blanket Brights. This is a 6 point star afghan that took me seriously 9 hours to crochet. Due to the thickness of the yarn, these types of afghans crochet extremely quickly.

I used the colours of the rainbow to inspire me. A crocheter said online to me about it reminding her of Rainbow Bright and then I was thinking unicorns from the Minion Movie as being a Fluffy Unicorn that Gru was trying to win for the girl. This yarn is so vibrant and definitely fluffy. It’s an afghan I would want to cuddle with myself.

Crochet Super Star Afghan Design
Crochet A Super Star Afghan Pattern

This pattern is an adaptation from an existing pattern on Yarnspirations. The original pattern is called Bernat Star Blanket featuring the extra lovely Pipsqueak Yarn. Originally, I went into the project thinking it’s just a typical star but there is a slight variation which opened my eyes to realize this would be perfect for Bernat Blanket Yarns. Every other row, the space in the center between the points closes up. This means there’s not as many gaps. Typically in stars, we see gaps in the points and in the centre points.

If you see my blue example filmed many years ago, you will see the typical gap spaces in between the points. This afghan design is missing that feature so it appears and is more solid between the points of the star. You can try this version, it’s called the Starlight Blanket.

Mikey making the prototype of the Fluffy Unicorn Afghan to figure out yarn quantities.
Mikey making the prototype of the Fluffy Unicorn Afghan to figure out yarn quantities.

Design Considerations

In teaching for Yarnspirations, I have the ability to adapt patterns with their permission. The original pattern still remains Yarnspirations’ pattern but I have tweaked it slightly for my new version.

I was exceptionally conscious on the amount of yarn needed to make this afghan. I used up as much yarn as I could without having you to buy a second ball of any of the colours. You will need to pay attention to the final rounds as I had to change the 2nd last round to ensure you had enough yarn to get all the way around.

Rainbows are always in the same order. If you want to change up the colours, that is completely up to you. I used a total of 6 balls of Bernat Blanket Brights Yarn. The rainbow colour order is Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple. Usually Red is first and purple is last. That’s up to you on the order you want.

Bernat Blanket Brights Yarn
Bernat Blanket Brights Yarn

Bernat Blanket Brights

Bernat Blanket Brights is new to Yarnspirations for 2016. For the first time, Bernat Blanket is now bold and bright. There is 3 different lines in the Bernat Blanket Family of yarn. Those include:

  • Bernat Blanket – Original with decor and neutral colours.
  • Bernat Blanket Baby – Baby oriented with pastels and nursery colours.
  • Bernat Blanket Brights – Bold and bright for kids and those who love electrified colours.

You can substitute for any of these brands as long as you keep the yarn in the solid colour format. The variegated yarns have less yardage and you will run out quicker and may not finish your project.

Each one of these products have different format sizes of balls. You will be looking for the big ball of 300 grams to complete this afghan.

You will need 1 Ball, 300 g Each of Bernat Blanket Brights:

  • Race Car Red – Colour A
  • Carrot Orange – Colour B
  • School Bus Yellow – Colour C
  • Go-Go Green – Colour D
  • Royal Blue – Colour E
  • Pow Purple – Colour F
Crochet Fluffy Unicorn Afghan
Crochet Fluffy Unicorn Afghan

Afghan Sizing and Colour Rounds

  • The afghan is a 6 point round afghan. It will measure 64″ across the tips. That’s approximately 5′ 4″.
  • Each colour that circles around consists of 2 rounds only. It’s been designed for the size that you only need 1 ball of every colour. The purple colour, which is last in sequence will be the least amount of yarn you will have left over whereas the red, you will have plenty left over.
  • Each colour will appear only twice with the red being the exception for a single crochet border.
  • As each round gets bigger by 1.5″ in each direction, you will use more yarn in every rotation than the round before it. The final purple round is half double crochet due to the fact if you use double crochet in the final purple round, you will run out of yarn.

Instructions

Using an 8 mm or Size L Crochet Hook.

Note: Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc throughout.
Beg at center, with Colour A, ch 5. Join with sl st to form ring.
  • Ch 2 (does not count as st). 12 hdc in ring. Join with sl st to first hdc. 12 hdc.
  • Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *3 dc in next hdc. 1 sc in next hdc. Rep from * around to last hdc. 3 hdc in last hdc.
    Join B with sl st to first sc. Fasten off Colour A.
  • With Colour B, fasten on next stitch over to where you had slip stitched. Ch 3. (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next dc. 1 dc in next dc. *Miss next sc. 1 dc in next dc. (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next dc. 1 dc in next dc. Rep from * 4 times more. Sl st to top of ch 3.
  • Sl st in next dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. *(2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc.** Draw up a loop in each of next 2 dc. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – sc2tog made. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Rep from *4 times more, then from * to ** once. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off Colour B.
  • With Colour C, Fasten on to same stitch as the slip stitch. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. *(2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc.** Miss next st. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc. Rep from * 4 times more, then from * to ** once.  Miss last st. Join B with sl st to top of ch 3.
  • Sl st in next dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc. *(2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc.** Sc2tog over next 2 dc. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. Rep from * 4 times more, then from * to ** once. Sc2tog over last 2 dc. Join A with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off Colour C.
  • You will continue the same manner for all remaining rounds. There will be more DC’s between the points of the star as it gets bigger. You will cycle through all of your colours following the last two sets of instructions. Continuing with D, E, F and then go back to do A, B, C, D, E & 1st row of F only.
  • Final round of F, you are to substitute HDC for DC  to keep you from running out of yarn.
  • Final border round is 1 sc in each stitch around, 3 sc in each of the ch-2 spaces in the points of the star.

Video Tutorial

11 thoughts on “Crochet Rainbow Star Blanket + Tutorial

  1. Bang on, but what if you wanted this as one solid color instead of the multi color? At the part where you change color, do you just sl st over to the “start of the first peak” and then proceed from there?

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