Crochet Unicorn – Free Pattern – Off The Hook

Hello everyone. This weeks pattern is for a crochet unicorn.

Crochet Unicorn - Free Pattern - Off The Hook

I love unicorns, way before unicorns were a thing, and a unicorn was the first softie I attempted to make when I started crocheting a few years ago.

That unicorn was made to a pattern I found on the interweb and it was gorgeous. However it was also BIG. Some time after I made my first unicorn I was asked if I made slightly smaller versions of them. I experimented a bit and this is what I came up with.

A large and a small crochet unicorn sat together
As you can see, although smaller than the original, it is every bit as cute.

Made with chunky wool this smaller unicorn is 8″ tall.

Crochet Unicorn Pattern.

Chunky yarn
4mm hook.

Sc = single crochet (using US terms)
2sc = 2 single crochet into same stitch (using US terms)
2tog = sc 2 stitches together (using US terms).

All pieces are worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each row.

Head

(1)  Ch 4, join into ring. Make 6 sc into ring.

(2) 2sc in each stitch.

(3) *Sc next stitch, 2sc into next stitch* 6 times.

(4) *Sc in next 2 stitches , 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(5) *Sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(6) *Sc in next 4 stitches,  2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(7-8) Sc in each stitch.

(9) *Sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc in next stitch*  6 times.

(10-11) Sc in each stitch.

(12) *Sc in next 5 stitches, 2 tog* 6 times

(13-16) sc in each stitch.

(17) *Sc in next 4 stitches, 2 tog* 6 times.

(18)  sc in each stitch.

(19) *Sc in  next 3 stitch, 2 tog*

(20) sc in each stitch. STUFF

(21)* Sc in next 2 stitches, 2 tog* 6 times.

(22) *sc in next stitch, 2 tog * 6 times.

(23) *2 tog * 6 times.

Embroider the eyes between rows 15 and 16. Embroider nostrils with top of nostrils starting on row 9.

Body

(1)  Ch 4, join into ring. Make 6 sc into ring.

(2) 2sc in each stitch.

(3) *Sc next stitch, 2sc into next stitch* 6 times.

(4) *Sc in next 2 stitches , 2sc in next st* 6 times.

(5)*Sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(6) sc in each stitch.

(7) *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc in next stitch * 6 times.

(8-9) sc in each stitch.

(10) *sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(11-17) sc in each stitch.

(18) *sc in next 5 stitches, 2tog* 6 times.

(19) sc in each stitch.

(20) *sc in next 4 stitches, 2tog* 6 times.

(21-22) sc in each stitch.

(23) *sc in next 3 stitches, 2tog* 6 times.

(24-26) sc in each stitch. STUFF

Attach to head, 4 rows below  top of head.

Ears

(1)  Ch 4, join into ring. Make 6 sc into ring.

(2) sc in each stitch.

(3) *Sc next stitch, 2sc into next stitch* 3 times.

(4) *Sc in next 2 stitches , 2sc in next st* 3 times.

(5-6) sc in each stitch.

(7)* Sc in next 2 stitches, 2 tog* 3 times.

(8) sc in each stitch.

(9) *sc in next stitch, 2 tog * 3 times.

Horn

(1)  Ch 4, join into ring. Make 4 sc into ring.

(2) *Sc next stitch, 2sc into next stitch* 2 times.

(3)  *Sc next 2 stitches, 2sc into next stitch*  2 times.

(4) sc in each stitch.

(5) *Sc next 3 stitches, 2sc into next stitch*  2 times.

(6-7) sc in each stitch.

(8) *Sc next 4 stitches, 2sc into next stitch*  2 times.

(9) sc in each stitch.

(10)  *Sc next 5 stitches, 2sc into next stitch*  2 times.

(11) sc in each stitch.

Sew on 1 row above eyes.

 Legs

(1)  Ch 4, join into ring. Make 5 sc into ring.

(2) 2sc in each stitch.

(3) *Sc next stitch, 2sc into next stitch* 5 times.

(4) * sc next 2 stitches, 2sc into next stitch * 5 times.

(5-7) sc in each stitch. CHANGE COLOUR.

(8) sc in each stitch.

(9) *Sc in next 8 stitches, 2 tog* 2 times.

(10) sc in each stitch.

(11) *Sc in next 7 stitches, 2 tog* 2 times.

(12-13) sc in each stitch.

(14) *Sc in next 6 stitches, 2 tog* 2 times.

(15-16) sc in each stitch.

Tail squiggles. 

Chain 18.  Starting from the 2nd chain from the hook make 4sc into each chain. The tail will naturally start curling as you progress along the chain. Make 6 squiggles for the tail. attach to row 8 from the bottom of the body.

Mane

The mane is the bit that makes this unicorn so sweet. I cut each strand of yarn for the mane 4 ” long but you can make it as longer or shorter as you wish. Likewise I like my mane to be very thick and full, but you alter this.

Holding two strands of yarn together, insert your hook  in the top of the unicorn head where you want to attach the yarn, and pull the two strands through enough to make a loop. Pull all 4 ends through the loop and tighten. Repeat until the mane is as thick as you want. I tend to give my unicorn mane a little trim once it has been completed just to tidy up any long ends.

The end result is a unicorn  that any boy or girl would love to own.

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6 Comments

  1. Anne

    August 30, 2017 at 10:11 am

    I love it, I’ll have to have a go. I don’t think I have a complete rainbow of colours though so I’ll have to compromise.
    Thanks for sharing x

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      August 30, 2017 at 10:12 am

      The rainbow is a bit fiddly. I would love to see your finished unicorn xxx

  2. Karen, the next best thing to mummy

    August 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    I haven’t done any crocheting for a long time, this has given me a motive to start again!
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    1. hooks_and_dragons

      August 30, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      I hope you have fun making him x

  3. Michelle Kellogg

    August 31, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Beautiful Tracey! I don’t crochet. I don’t eve know how to but I love the unicorn:)

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      August 31, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      Thank you my dear. Maybe get a purple one to go with your dragon? 😊

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