Rhino lovey / security blanket

I have worked on and designed a new lovey – a crochet Rhino lovey / security blanket. We are so fortunate that little ones keep coming into our lives among close friends and I absolutely love giving them a homemade present.

This time I have experimented with the traditional granny square and turned it into a six-pointed star shape.

Danish version can be found here.

It is not allowed to sell the pattern. However, it is allowed to sell finished crocheted Rhino security blankets, as long as you always refer to www.mrsmom.dk  and/or @MrsMom.dk.

Abbreviations (English/British)
Sc = Single crochet
Slip st = Slip Stitch
Ch = Chain
Dc = Double crochet

Materials
– Crochet hook 3.00 mm
– Crochet hook 2.50 mm (to make the 2 horns)
– 2 pcs 7 mm safety eyes
– Stuffing

Yarn for lovey / security blanket
– 22 gram Light blue
– 11 gram White
– 18 gram Grey

Yarn for Rhino
– 7 gram White
– 16 gram Grey


Crochet Rhino lovey / Security blanket

Crochet Rhino lovey

Lovey / Security blanket
I have made color changes each round,starting with: White, Grey, Light blue. The color changes has been made in the slip stich at the end of each round.
With this pattern the lovey will not lay flat on the table, but have little folds for cuddling.

See pictures of step 2-6 further down in the pattern.

1. 7 ch, gather in a ring with a slip stich in the first ch

2. Crochet in the ring: 3 ch, 2 dc, “2 ch, 3 dc” x6, 2 ch, 1 slip stitch in 3. ch from the beginning of the round (7 points)

3.
– 1 ch
– in first “point curve”(the 2 dc from previous round): 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc
– “3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc” x6
– 1 slip stitch in the first ch from the beginning of the round

4.
– 1 ch
– in first “point curve”(the 2 dc from previous round): 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc
– in the first space between two “point curves” crochet: 3 dc
– Next “point curve”: 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc
– Next space between two “point curves” crochet: 3 dc
– Next “point curve”: 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc
– Continue with “3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc” and 3 dc until you have crocheted 7 “point curves” and 7 “spaces”
– 1 slip stitch in the first ch from the beginning of the round

5.
– 1 ch
– in first “point curve” (the 2 dc from previous round): 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc
– in the two spaces between two “point curves” crochet: 3 dc
– Next “point curve”: 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc
– Next two spaces between two “point curves” crochet: 3 dc
– Next “point curve”: 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc
– Continue with “3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc” and 3 dc until you have crocheted 7 “point curves” and 14 “spaces”
– 1 slip stitch in the first ch from the beginning of the round

6.
– 1 ch
– in first “point curve” (the 2 dc from previous round): 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc
– in the three spaces between two “point curves” crochet: 3 dc
– Next “point curve”: 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc
– Next three spaces between two “point curves” crochet: 3 dc
– Next “point curve”: 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc
– Continue with “3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc” and 3 dc until you have crocheted 7 “point curves” and 21 “spaces”
– 1 slip stitch in the first ch from the beginning of the round

7-16. Continue as in round 6. For each round decrease with 1 “space” between the “point curves”. In total decrease with 6 “spaces” for each round. After round 16 you will have a total of 13 “spaces” between the “point curves”.

 

 

Head
1. Grey yarn: 7 ch
2. 6 sc, flip, 1 sc i first sc, 5 sc (12)
3. 2 sc in the same, 3 sc, ”2 sc in the same” x3 3 sc, ”2 sc in the same” x2 (18)
4.  ”2 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (24)
5. ”3 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (30)
6. ”4 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (36)
7-9. sc in all (36)
10. ”5 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (42)
11. ”6 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (48)
12-14. sc in all (48)
15. ”6 sc, 2 sc together” x6 (42)
16. ”5 sc, 2 sc together” x6 (36)
17. ”4 sc, 2 sc together” x6 (30)
18. ”3 sc, 2 sc together” x6 (24)
19. “3 sc together, 6 sc” x2 (18). Close

Bottom of the head
1. Grey yarn: 7 ch, turn
2. 6 sc, turn, 1 sc in first stitch, 5 sc (12)
3. 2 sc in the same, 3 sc, ”2 sc in the same” x3 3 sc, ”2 sc in the same” x2 (18). Close

Ears (x2)
1. corlor 2: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
2. 2 sc in each (12)
3. ”1 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (18)
4. ”2 sc, 2 sc in next” x6 (24). Close

Nose/Muzzle
1. Grey yarn: 7 ch
2. 6 sc, flip, 1 sc i first sc, 5 sc (12)
3. 2 sc in the same, 3 sc, ”2 sc in the same” x3 3 sc, ”2 sc in the same” x2 (18)
4. “2 sc in the same” x2, 5 sc, “2 sc in next” x4, 5 sc, “2 sc in the same” x2 (26)
5. 2 sc in the first, 8 sc, 2 sc in next, 1 sc, 2 sc in next, 1 sc, 2 sc in next, 8 sc, 2 sc in next, 1 sc, 2 sc in next, 1 sc (32)
6-9. Sc in all (32). Close

Small horn (hook 2.50 mm)
1. White yarn: 4 sc in magic ring (4)
2. Sc in all (4)
3. “1 sc, 2 sc in the same” x2 (6)
4. “1 sc, 2  in the same” x3 (9)
5. “2 sc, 2  in the same” x3 (12). Close

Big horn (hook 2.50 mm)
1. White yarn: 4 sc in magic ring (4)
2. “1 sc, 2 sc in the same” x2 (6)
3. Sc in all (6)
4. “1 sc, 2 sc in the same” x3 (9)
5. Sc in all (9)
6. “2 sc, 2 sc in the same” x3 (12)
7. “3 sc, 2 sc in the same” x3 (15)
8-11. Sc in all (15). Close

Arms (x2)
Crochet 2 arms. Fill them as you crochet

1.  Grey yarn: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
2.  2 sc in each (12)
3.  1 sc, 2 sc in next (18)
4. sc in all (18)
5. Sc in all, 1 grey, 3 white, 1 grey, 3 white, 1 grey, 3 white, 6 grey (18)
6-20. Sc in all (18)
21. “1 sc, 2 sc together” x6 (12).
22. “2 sc together” x6 (6). Close


Mounting
1. Sew the ears to the top of the head
2. Sew the little horn to the nose/muzzle in round 4
3. Sew the big horn to the nose/muzzle in the last round
4. Sew the nose/muzzle to the head – upper edge to round 8 of the head and the lower edge to round 16/17
5. Mount 7 mm safety eyes in round 5 of the head
6. Sew “bottom of the head” on the the arms with grey yarn
7. Sew the arms/”bottom of the head” to the middle of the lovey / security blanket. I have attached mine with white yarn, since I used that color in the center of my lovey
8. Sew the head to the “bottom of the head” with grey yarn

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