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Free Crochet Unicorn Pattern

This free crochet unicorn pattern was a long time in coming… If you have ever searched the internet, this is not the only free crochet unicorn pattern out there. I think there are some really adorable crochet unicorns patterns out there, but I had a really specific idea in mind. This actually isn’t the first one I have made… But this is the one that I am happy to title the Friendly Unicorn. Scroll on down to the free pattern!

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You will need:
100g I love this Yarn in White (or suitable worsted weight substitute)
Caron Simply Soft in Gold for hooves and horn
Small amount of colored yarn for hair and mane
12mm safety eyes (there is a reason I recommend these… they are high quality and I have NEVER had a problem.)
Stuffing
E hook (3.5)
Needle for sewing
Stitch marker
embroidery thread for eyelashes
Blush for cheeks

If you are interested in why I recommend these particular tools read about why they are my Absolute Favorite Crochet Items here.

I am SO excited to get started! Before you begin make sure you watch this video on how to change colors in amigurumi.

Confused on how to do the magic circle? There is a video for that, too.

AND if you struggle with sewing on limbs and pieces I made a video showing how I do it. 

Let’s get started on this crochet unicorn, huh?

This
pattern is property of The Friendly Red Fox. Please note this pattern
is only for PERSONAL USE. Please feel free to make as many items as you
wish for yourself, or as gifts. You may sell items made with this
pattern but PLEASE LINK BACK OR GIVE CREDIT TO ME AS DESIGNER. In no way
can you share, reproduce, or sell this pattern. Please respect my
rights as designer. Read through the entire pattern and the amigurumi
tips and tricks before you begin.

Abbreviations
SC– single crochet

SC INC– single crochet increase (2 SC in each stitch)

INV DEC– Invisible decrease (put hook through the FRONT LOOP ONLY of two consecutive stitches [two loops on hook] Yarn over pull through both loops. [two loops on hook] Yarn over pull through two loops)

Magic Circle– Make a loop, leaving a long tail to work with. Insert hook in center of loop, yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over, pull through to make the first chain (this does not count as a stitch!). Continue to crochet over the loop and tail with the number of stitches called for. (If you need 6 SC, then crochet 6 SC inside the ring.) Pull the tail to close the circle.

Always move your stitch marker to the last stitch in the round. This pattern is worked in continuous rounds.

Head
Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 4: SC in first 2, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 5: SC in first 3, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 6: SC in first 4, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (36)
Rounds 7-12: SC in each around. (36)
Round 13: SC in first 5, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (42)
Round 14: SC in first 6, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (48)
Round 15-18: SC in each around. (48)
Attach the eyes between rows 12 and 13, 7 stitches apart. Begin to stuff here. Sew on any eyebrows or eyelashes with embroidery thread.
Round 19: SC in the first 6, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (42)
Round 20: SC in the first 5, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (36)
Round 21:  SC in the first 4, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 22: SC in the first 3, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 23: SC in the first 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 24: SC in the first, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (12)
Round 25: INV DEC around. (6)
Fasten off and carefully sew the remaining hole closed.

Horn
Using the gold:
Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC in each around.
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around.
Round 4-5: SC in each around.
Round 6: SC in first 2, SC INC in next. Repeat around.
Round 7-13: SC in each around.
Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto the head. Sew it on between the eyes around row 16-19.
Stuff VERY lightly. Don’t bulge out the tip!

Body
Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 4: SC in first 2, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 5: SC in first 3, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 6: SC in first 4, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (36)
Round 7: SC in first 5, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (42)
Round 8-20: SC in each around. (42)
Begin to stuff here.
Round 21: SC in the first 5, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (36)
Round 22: SC in each around. (36)
Round 23:  SC in the first 4, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 24: SC in each around. (30)
Round 25: SC in the first 3, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 26: SC in the first 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (18)
Rounds 27-29: SC in each around (18)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. This is what you will use to sew on the head. Attach the head by pinning it in place. The nose will hang off toward the front, while the back will be mostly attached. Sew around multiple times. Make sure the neck is firmly stuffed before you attach. Watch this video for more tips!

Legs (make 2)
*I only stuff the very bottom and very lightly. Then not at all through the top half.*
Using accent color:

Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 4: SC in first 2, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (24)
Rounds 5-7: SC in each around. (24)
Round 8: SC in the first 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 9: SC in the first, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (12)
Change to white.
Rounds 10-25: SC in each around (12)
Fasten off and leave a long tail  to sew onto the body. Attach them in the middle, about 5 rows from the very center.

Arms
*I only stuff the very bottom and very lightly. Then not at all through the top half.*
Using accent color:
Round 1: SC 6 in a magic ring.
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in the next. Repeat around. (18)
Rounds 4-6: SC in each around. (18)
Round 7: SC in first, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (12)
Change color.
Rounds 8-23: SC in each around.(12)
Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew on the body. I sew them on rows 22- 26 angled slightly so that the arms are angled down toward the feet.

Ears (make two)
Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC in each around. (6)
Round 3: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 4: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 5: SC in the first 2, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (24)
Rounds 6-7: SC in each around. (24)
Round 8: SC in first 2, INV DEC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 9: SC in first, INV DEC in next. Repeat around. (12)
Round 10: SC in each around.
Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew on the head. Pinch the bottom of the ear to make a little crease and sew a few stitches to hold the shape. I sewed them about 6 rows from the last row of the head. I attached them so that they stand mostly straight, lined up with the eyes.

Tail
Chain to 20. Slip stitch in the second chain from hook and in each chain across. Fasten off leaving a tail to sew on. I made 5 in 5 different colors. Sew on the bottom. I attached it with a needle and then tied underneath the piece.

Mane
I chose 5 different colors (same as the tail) and made 4 pieces in each color. Made the same way as the tail by chaining to the desired length and then slip stitching in each chain. I made two that were 25 chains, one that was 20, and one that was 15. The smaller ones go in the front, and the longer ones toward the back.

Flowers
In a magic circle SC 5. Slip stitch to the first stitch. *Chain 5. Slip stitch in the same stitch. Slip stitch over the next.* Repeat * * 4 more times for a total of 5 petals. I made three and sewed them in front and around the horn.

If you enjoyed making this unicorn, be sure to check out my collection of free patterns!