Free Crochet Pattern – Unicorn

This colorful unicorn’s colors can be customized. You can make it as vibrant or as subtle as you would like it to be, such as rainbows for the mane, or a grayscale palette for the nose, hands, feet, tail. and mane. The whole body is done in the rounds, and the curls are simply two single crochets in chain stitches.

With a 4.50mm hook, the unicorn “sits” at about 9.5 inches and “stands” at about 12.5 inches. The unicorn was not constructed to sit or stand by itself, but if you sew the feet directly in front of the belly, and perpendicular to the body, you might have a good chance of balancing out the seated position!

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MATERIALS
Worsted weight yarn in the following colors:
White, pink, yellow for the horn and body.
Blue, green, yellow, pink, and hot pink (or whatever colors you prefer) for mane curls.
A pair of safety doll eyes (about 14mm to 18mm depending on the look you like)
A crochet hook – size 7 (4.50mm) (You can use any hook around this size)
A darning needle
Stitch marker

This pattern is done in the rounds unless otherwise noted. Mark the first stitch of every row.
When decreasing (Dec), do so in the front loops only for a neater appearance.

STITCHES USED
sc – single crochet
dec – single crochet 2 together decrease

HEAD
Using pink yarn,
R1: Sc 6 in a magic ring (6)
R2: Inc, rep 6 times (12)
R3: Sc 1, inc, rep 6 times (18)
R4: Sc 2, inc, rep 6 times (24)
R5: Sc 3, inc, rep 6 times (30)
R6-8: Sc 30 (30)
Change to white yarn at the end of R8.
R9: Sc 30 (30)
R10: Sc 4, inc, rep 6 times (36)
R11: Sc 5, inc, rep 6 times (42)
R12: Sc 6, inc, rep 6 times (48)
R13: Sc 7, inc, rep 6 times (54)
R14-18: Sc 54 (54)
R19: Sc 7, dec, rep 6 times (48)
R20: Sc 6, dec, rep 6 times (42)
R21: Sc 5, dec, rep 6 times (36)
R22: Sc 4, dec, rep 6 times (30)
Attach eyes between rows 8 and 9, where the pink meets the white. Eyes should be approximately 7 holes apart. The unicorn will look best if you keep the color switch stitches on the bottom side, and attach the eyes the opposite of where the switch happens.
Begin stuffing the head.
R23: Sc 3, dec, rep 6 times (24)
R24: Sc 2, dec, rep 6 times (18)
Finish stuffing the head. Adjust the amount of fiber fill as needed.
R25: Sc 1, dec, rep 6 times (12)
R26: Dec, rep 6 times (6)
Use a darning needle to sew the last 6 stitches closed.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

HORN
Using yellow yarn,
R1: Sc 6 in a magic ring (6)
R2: Sc 1, inc, rep 6 times (9)
R3-6: Sc 9 (9)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Fill the horn with a little bit of fiber fill.
Sew the horn to the head, about two rows above the eyes, and right in the middle of them.

EARS (make 2)
Using white yarn,
R1: Sc 6 in a magic ring (6)
R2: Sc 1, inc, rep 6 times (9)
R3: Sc 9 (9)
R4: Sc 2, inc, rep 6 times (12)
R5: Sc 12 (12)
R6: Sc 2, dec, rep 6 times (9)
R7: Sc 9 (9)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
The ears should be attached approximately the same row as the horn. Use each eye to guide where the ears should fall.

MANE (make as many curls as you would like to attach to your unicorn’s head)
Using the color(s) of your choosing,
Crocheting in rows:

Ch 41 (41)
R1: Starting from the second sc from your hook, Sc 2 in each sc (80)
Once you crochet your last stitch, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. You will end up at the beginning of your chain, leaving you two strands of yarn to tie each strand of curls onto the head. Rinse and repeat for each strand.

BODY
With white yarn,
R1: Sc 6 in a magic ring (6)
R2: Inc, rep 6 times (12)
R3: Sc 1, inc, rep 6 times (18)
R4: Sc 2, inc, rep 6 times (24)
R5: Sc 3, inc, rep 6 times (30)
R6: Sc 4, inc, rep 6 times (36)
R7: Sc 5, inc, rep 6 times (42)
R8: Sc 6, inc, rep 6 times (48)
R9: Sc 7, inc, rep 6 times (54)
R10-14: Sc 54 (54)
R15: Sc 7, dec, rep 6 times (48)
R16-18: Sc 48 (48)
R19: Sc 6, dec, rep 6 times (42)
R20-22: Sc 42 (42)
R23: Sc 5, dec, rep 6 times (36)
R24: Sc 36 (36)
R25: Sc 4, dec, rep 6 times (30)
Begin stuffing the body with fiber fill.
R26: Sc 3, dec, rep 6 times (24)
R27: Sc 2, dec, rep 6 times (18)
R28: Sc 1, dec, rep 6 times (12)
Finish stuffing the body with fiber fill if needed.
R29: Dec, rep 6 times (6)
Use a darning needle to sew the last 6 stitches closed.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

ARMS (make 2)
With pink yarn,
R1: Sc 6 in a magic ring (6)
R2: Inc, rep 6 times (12)
R3: Sc 1, inc, rep 6 times (18)
R4-6: Sc 18 (18)
R7: Sc 1, dec, rep 6 times (12)
Switch to white yarn at the end of row 7.
R8-24: Sc 12 (12)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Sew each arm to the body just below the head on both sides of the body.

LEGS (make 2)
With pink yarn,
R1: Sc 6 in a magic ring (6)
R2: Inc, rep 6 times (12)
R3: Sc 1, inc, rep 6 times (18)
R4: Sc 2, inc, rep 6 times (24)
R5-7: Sc 24 (24)
Switch to white yarn at the end of row 7.
R8-10: Sc 24 (24)
R11: Sc 2, dec, rep 6 times (18)
R12-17: Sc 18 (18)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Sew each leg to the body. You can sew it so that the unicorn looks like it is standing up or sitting down depending on your placement!

TAIL
Using the color of your choosing,
Crocheting in rows:
Ch 31 (31)
R1: Starting from the second sc from your hook Sc 2 in each sc (60)
Once you crochet your last stitch, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. You will end up at the beginning of your chain, leaving you two strands of yarn to tie the tail on to the body.

BELLY BUTTON (optional)
Using the color of your choosing.
Sew an “X” in the middle of the belly, tie off and hide the yarn within the body.

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This pattern is copyright of Oh Darn Yarn / ohdarnyarn.com. Please do not claim, reprint, or sell this pattern as your own. You may sell finished items made from this pattern, but please clearly credit the design to us and provide a link to ohdarnyarn.com. Thank you!
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