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Crochet Unicorn Pattern

unicorn2I can share this precious pattern with you now I’ve given her to the beautiful little girl she was designed for. A very dear friend was recently blessed with her second child, and I have been working on this ever since I found out she was pregnant. Spending that amount of time on a pattern is a real luxury, but it meant that I was able to frog and rework sections until I was absolutely happy.

I also drooled every time I used the yarn. King Cole Country Tweed in ‘Cotswold’ is gorgeous. The colour phasing is gorgeous. The feel is gorgeous. It is gorgeous.

 

I’m so thrilled with the outcome and I hope she is played with, mucked on, dirtied up and generally loved because THAT’S WHY WE MAKE TOYS!

 

Don’t forget, if you are going to make one of these for a baby, make absolutely sure that everything to stitch together or stitch on is absolutely secure and safe. I prefer embroidered eyes even to safety eyes and I knot every strand of hair in place to make sure they stay put.

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Pattern written in UK terms

 

Materials

Double knit yarn in soft pink, blue, hot pink and a little dark purple for eyes.

3mm hook

scissors

yarn needle

stuffing

 

 

Abbreviations

dc – double crochet

slst – slip stitch

ch – chain

rnd – round

inc – increase

dec – decrease

(?) – number of stitches you should have at end of round

 

 

Head

rnd 1, In soft pink, magic circle 6dc (6)

rnds 2-10, inc 6dc evenly on every rnd (60)

rnds 11-14, work even (60)

rnd 15, dec 6dc evenly (54)

rnd 16-17, work even (54)

rnd 18, dec 6dc evenly (48)

rnd 19, work even (48)

rnd 20, change to blue, work even (48)

rnd 21, dec 6dc evenly (42)

rnd 22-23, work even (42)

rnd 24, dec 6dc evenly (36)

rnd 25-26, work even (36)

rnd 27, inc 6dc evenly (42)

rnd 28, inc 6dc evenly (48)

rnd 29-35, work even (48)

rnd 36, dec 6dc evenly (42)

rnd 37, dec 6dc evenly (36)

rnd 38, dec 6dc evenly (30)

rnd 39, dec 6dc evenly (24)

stuff

rnd 40, dec 6dc evenly (18)

rnd 41, dec 6dc evenly (12)

rnd 42, dec 6dc evenly (6)

break thread and pull through to finish.

Use a couple of stitch markers to mark the two nostrils. Using a length of the soft pink thread, sew back and forth through the nose section and pull tight enough to create a little indentation for each nostril. Secure ends and weave in.

 

Ears (make 2)

 

rnd 1, In blue, magic circle 6dc (6)

rnds 2-4, inc 6dc evenly on every rnd (24)

rnds 5-7, work even (24)

rnd 8, dec 6dc evenly (18)

break thread and pull through to finish. squash ear to create cup shape with flat edge at bottom. Fold bottom in half and sew to secure. Using photograph as reference, position ears and stitch in place.

 

Horn

 

rnd 1, in soft pink, magic circle 6dc (6)

rnd 2, work even (6)

rnd 3, inc 2dc evenly (8)

rnd 4, work even (8)

rnd 5, inc 2dc evenly (10)

rnds 6-11, work evenly (10)

break thread and pull through to finish. Stuff, stitch in place on head.

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Body

 

rnd 1, in blue, magic circle 6dc (6)

rnds 2-12, inc 6dc evenly (72)

rnds 13-18, work even (72)

rnd 19, dec 6dc evenly (66)

rnds 20-21, work even (66)

rnd 22, dec 6dc evenly (60)

rnds 23-24, work even (60)

rnd 25, dec 6dc evenly (54)

rnds 26-27, work even (54)

rnd 28, dec 6dc evenly (48)

rnds 29-30, work even (48)

rnd 31, dec 6dc evenly (42)

rnds 32-33, work even (42)

rnd 34, dec 6dc evenly (36)

rnds 35-39, work even (36)

rnd 40, dec 6dc evenly (30)

rnd 41, dec 6dc evenly (24)

rnd 42, work even (24)

break thread and pull through to finish. Stuff then stitch to underside of head using photo for position reference.

 

Hooves (make 4)

 

rnd 1, in soft pink, magic circle 6dc (6)

rnds 2-8, inc 6dc evenly (48)

rnds 9-12, work even (48)

rnd 13, dec 6dc evenly (42)

rnd 14-15, work even (42)

rnd 16, dec 6dc evenly (36)

rnd 17, change to blue, work even (36)

rnd 18, work even (36)

rnd 19, dec 6dc evenly (30)

rnd 20-33, work even (30)

rnd 34, dec 6dc evenly (24)

rnd 35, dec 6dc evenly (18)

break thread and pull through to finish. Stuff then stitch into place on body using photos as position reference.

Surface crochet the horse shoes in dcs on base of each hoof as follows:

Starting between the 4th and 5th rnds, surface crochet 22dc (this will have the natural curve of a horse shoe) before turning work a quarter turn clockwise, 1dc to bridge rnd 4, quarter turn again to work between rnds 3 and 4 to complete the horseshoe with 18dc. Quarter turn once you are next to the start position and bridge the final st gap with the last dc. Break thread and pull through to finish.

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Weave in all ends to complete the unicorn.

 

Hair

 

Using 20-25cm strands of hot pink, I used about 80. Knot a 3-4 st channel of hair from directly behind the horn to half way down the back of your Unicorn as follows:

Insert hook to pick up post of stitch on head or body (like you are about to surface crochet), catch the centre point of a single strand of hair, pull through work. Catch both strands and pull them both through the loop on your hook. Pull and wiggle to tighten securely to your Unicorn. Trim hair as required to tidy up uneven ends.

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Tail

 

Use 20-30 strands of 20-25cm long hot pink yarn. Knot the centre point of all the strands together securely and sew into place on the Unicorn’s bum

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This entry was published on January 14, 2016 at 11:02 pm. It’s filed under amigurumi, crochet, pattern, toy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

6 thoughts on “Crochet Unicorn Pattern

  1. I love this!!! It’s just what I need for my little girl! So cute!

  2. So cute! Thank you for sharing! ❤

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