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Crochet Quick Easy Beginner Little Magical Whimsical Unicorn

 

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Crochet Quick Easy Beginner Little Magical Whimsical Unicorn Written Pattern

ABBREVIATIONS: 

Sc= single crochet                                                                   inc= increase

Ch= chain stitch                                                                     rnd(s)= round (s)

FO= finish off or fasten off                                                   Sl st= slip stitch

Right side= the side that will be showing                              mm= millimeter (s)

Wrong side= the side that will not be showing.                    cm= centimeter (s)

dc= double crochet                                                                 hdc= half double crochet

st= stitch                                                                                 (# total)= stitch count

Sc2tog= Single crochet 2 stitches together:  Insert your crochet hook into the next stitch, yarn over (YO). Pull the yarn through the stitch on your crochet hook. You should now have two loops on your crochet hook. Insert your crochet hook into the next stitch. YO. Pull the yarn through the stitch on your crochet hook. You should now have three loops on your crochet hook. YO, pull the yarn through all three loops on your crochet hook.

GENERAL MATERIALS LIST:  You can mix and match yarn colors for different looks. Just be aware that different yarn choices can change the look and size of your crochet little magical unicorn when finished.     

-Craft Safety doll eyes size 12mm.

-Crochet Hook Size 3.75mm.

Tapestry Needle and scissors. 

-Craft stuffing. I recommend inexpensive pillow stuffing.

 

**My yarn recommendations: I was able to use my leftover yarn from the larger crochet magical Unicorn to make 1 smaller crochet magical Unicorn.

-1 skein main color yarn

-1 skein alternate color yarn.  I couldn’t find the fuschia sparkle color on Amazon, but before you buy this yarn on Amazon, check WalMart for this yarn.

-1 skein yarn for the horn and hooves.

HEAD; STARTING WITH SNOUT: I used soft white colored yarn 

  • Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.
  • -2sc into every stitch around (total of 12).

***Alternative to the magic circle:

  • -ch2
  • -work all of your stitches in the second ch from the hook. Do not count the 1st ch you skipped as a stitch.

**Do you need additional practice, or want to learn the magic circle, here is the direct link to my YouTube video tutorial:Magic circle

 

  • -Make 1sc in every st around for 2 rounds (12 total)

-Increase round:

  • -*1sc in 1 stitch and 2sc in the second stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(18 total)

  • -Make 1sc in every stitch around for  1 round. (18 total)
  • -*1sc in 2 stitches and 2sc into the third stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(24 total)

  • -Make 1sc in every stitch around for 2 rounds. (24 total)

 

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  • -Drop the loop of yarn that you were crocheting with, go to the opposite side (on the right side) to create the face of your unicorn.
  • Place the Safety Doll eyes, and sew the nostrils in place as shown in the pictures below:

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  • -Using the magic circle as a landmark, count 6 rounds up and place the safety doll eyes, with 4 stitches between the eyes. Imagine the magic circle as a clock, sew the nostrils at 11 o’clock and 1 o’clock. The nostril will follow the curve of the magic circle and measure approximately 2mm for each st.
  • -Resume crocheting where you left off in the back of the head. Make 1sc in each st for 2 rounds. (24 total)

 

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Optional: Now you can embroider eyelashes as shown in the pictures above.

Decrease rounds:

  • -*Make 1sc into the next 3 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.
  • -Place craft stuffing, and continue to add small amounts of craft stuffing as needed during the closing of the head.
  • -*Make 1sc into the next 2 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.
  • -*Make 1sc into one st, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.
  • -Sc2 tog until almost closed and then slst closed. FO.

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EARS: Make 2. I used my soft white colored yarn 

  • Using the magic circle technique, make 3sc into the magic circle (Try not to make your stitches too tight).
  • Make 1sc in every st around (3 total).
  • FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing.
  • Using your tapestry needle, bring the long loose yarn end through the center of the ear to the opposite side.

 

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  • Sew the ears on the unicorn. 3 rounds up from the safety doll eyes. Using an imaginary line, line up the inner eye with the inner portion of the ear.

 

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UNICORN HORN: Make 1. I used my Baby Grey Marl colored yarn 

  • Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.
  • -Make 1sc in every st around for 4 rounds.
  • -Slst. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing the horn on the unicorn head.

 

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  • Center the Unicorn horn on the unicorn head just in front of the ears, and sew it in place. Sew around the base of the horn, securing it to the head.

UNICORN BODY: I used my soft white colored yarn.           

  • Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.
  • -2sc into every stitch around (total of 12).

-Increase round:

  •  -*1sc in 1 stitch and 2sc in the second stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(18 total)

  • -Make 1sc in every st around for 6 rounds. (18 total)

Decrease rounds:

  • -*Make 1sc into one stitch, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.
  • -Slst into the next st. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing. There will be an opening on the body. Go ahead and use your craft stuffing, and then set the body aside for now. We will make the crochet unicorn legs before sewing the head on.

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UNICORN LEGS: Make 4. I started with my Baby Grey Marl colored yarn.

  • Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.
  • -2sc into every stitch around (total of 12).

-Increase round:

  •  -*1sc in 1 stitch and 2sc in the second stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(18 total)

  • -Make 1sc in every st around for 1 round. (18 total) This is the bottom of the hoof portion.

Making the Horseshoe: Get your alternate colored yarn, I used my Fuscia sparkle colored yarn. Ch10. FO.

Place the Horseshoe on the bottom of the hoof portion of the unicorn leg. You want to sew it in a “U” shape on the right side of the bottom of the hoof portion (The wrong side has the loose yarn end).

 

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  • Make 1sc in every st around for 2 rounds. (18 total)
  • -Continue making 1sc in every st until you are in the back portion of the hoof. Join your new color. Cut the previous colored yarn. Tie a knot.

Decrease round: 

  • -With your new colored yarn,( I used soft white colored yarn.) *Make 1sc in 1 st and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round. (12 total)
  • -Make 1sc in every st around for 3 rounds.
  • -Use craft stuffing at this point.
  • -*Make 1sc in 1 st and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.
  • -Make 1sc in every st around for 1 round.
  • -Slst into the next st. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing. There will still be a small opening in the legs.

 

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  • Take 2 of the unicorn legs and sew them on the front, top part of the body (with the opening). The long loose yarn end (on the body) will be in the back, top part of the body. 
  • Make sure that the horseshoes are facing in the right direction (Horseshoe opening towards the body).
  • Place the head on top of the body (the open portion), make sure that the head is looking straight as you secure the head to the body. Sew all along the base of the head. You may need to make multiple sewing rounds around the base of the head.

 

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UNICORN WINGS: Make 2. I used my Fuscia sparkle colored yarn. 

  • -Using the magic circle technique, make 1sc and then ch2. This will count as your first dc. Then make an additional 13dc into the magic circle for a total of 14dc.
  • -Slst into the top st of the first dc that you made into the magic circle, forming a circle.
  • -First shell: Ch3, make 1dc into the same st, ch1, make 2dc into the same st.
  • -*Skip a st, make 2dc into the next st, ch1, make 2dc into the same st. Repeat from * one more time. (3 shells total).
  • -FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing the wing on the unicorn.

 

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  • Sew the remaining two legs on the bottom of the body. Center them on each side of the magic circle. Make sure that your horseshoes are all facing in the right direction.

 

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Sew the wings on the back of your unicorn. The shells should be facing outward on the wings. Place the wrong side on the back of the unicorn. The right side will be facing up as you sew. Sew the edge of the magic circle portion of the wing to the lateral aspect of the unicorn body. The wing will then fold over: The right side of the wing will face the front of the unicorn, and the wrong side of the wing will face the back of the unicorn. Lay the other wing the same way. Make sure that the wings are even before sewing down your final wing.

 

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Starting just behind the horn, and using your alternate colored yarn (I used Fuscia sparkle colored yarn), make large loops of yarn all the same length for the unicorn mane. Cut the loops, and tie a knot with each strand of yarn. After you finish the first row, do the exact same thing one row down. Repeat making the loops of yarn, until you have the amount of yarn you want for the Unicorn mane.

The Unicorn Tail is made the same way.

Optional: You can make braids in the mane or the tail. Tie a ribbon to hold the braid in place.

 

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Optional: You can add a ch8 loop just behind the unicorn horn, as shown in the pictures above. Bring up a loop of yarn, just behind the unicorn horn, tie a knot, ch8, slst into the same st. FO. Bury your loose yarn end.

 

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Copyright 2018 by Helen Brady. All Rights Reserved.  This pattern may not be used for purposes of mass production.

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4 thoughts on “Crochet Quick Easy Beginner Little Magical Whimsical Unicorn

  1. This is adoreable. I think I need to whip up a couple of these for my nieces who are absolutely enamored by unicorns.

    1. HelenMay Crochet April 1, 2018 — 6:30 am

      Thank you Dianne! I am testing the crochet PDF written pattern before I give it to my blog subscribers for free. If you would like to have one for free, just email me, and I will send it to you. These crochet unicorn patterns should be good for your favorite horses too. Just leave the horn and wings off. The same thing works with the larger magical unicorn too. My “real large” crochet horse is coming. I am in love with how it is turning out! To my knowledge, it will be the first of its kind made with crochet.

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