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Rainbow Unicorn

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Hi crochet friend!

For a long time I have wanted to crochet a unicorn, but I was sort of intimidated.

There are so many unicorn patterns out there, that it scared me off. But then I realized that no one has made the one I would make!

And so the beautiful Rainbow Unicorn came to be. After looking through my nearly unmanageable stash of yarn, I found all the colors of the rainbow I needed! And all in medium/worsted weight yarn!

The colors can very easily be switched out, of course, if you’d rather not have rainbow colors, but I sure do love how colorful this little lady is. Not to mention how cuddly she is. My girls love her!

I hope you love her as much as I do. She is the beginning in a series of Rainbow Nursery patterns I’ll be having on the blog this month. Stay tuned for next week’s baby blanket! Until then, here’s my beautiful Rainbow Unicorn.

Rainbow Unicorn

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Materials:

50-60 grams medium weight white yarn 

20 grams medium weight light pink yarn 

About 10 grams each of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple medium weight yarn

4 mm (G) crochet hook

10mm black plastic safety eyes

Poly-fil

Darning needle

Black embroidery thread

Gauge:

5 sc x 5 rows = 1 inch square

Size:

About 8 ½ inches tall

Stitches:

Magic Circle/Ring

sc – single crochet

inv dec – invisible decrease (or single crochet decrease)

sl st – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

Pattern Notes:

  • The unicorn will be worked in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch closed at the end of each round, but instead put a stitch marker in the last stitch or each round, so you don’t lose your stitch count.
  • This pattern is worked from the bottom going up, so you will start with the feet. Reading through the whole pattern before beginning can be very helpful.
  • Ch 1 never equals a stitch, but is only a turning chain.
  • Eyes, Nose, Horn, and Ears can be put wherever the crocheter desires, but there are suggestions within the pattern for where to put them. 
  • All colors can be switched out, so it is very easy to personalize this pattern.
  • When stuffing the unicorn with poly-fil, the best strategy to take is adding a little bit at a time while you are crocheting. If you add it all at once, it will be hard to keep it smooth. Make sure to pull the poly-fil apart with your hands before stuffing it into the unicorn.
  • It’s important to count the rounds, so a row counter is highly recommended.
  • Follow the following guide for how the number of stitches is communicated:
    • The number before the stitch is the amount of times worked in one stitch
    • The number after the stitch is the number of stitches you are to work that specific stitch into.
    • When stitches are surrounded by asterisks (*), you are to repeat what is between the asterisks the amount of times stated.
    • When a series of stitches are surrounded by brackets { }, the series of stitches in the brackets are all worked into one stitch.
    • Number in parentheses is the number of stitches in each round. 
    • Eg. “*2sc, sc 4* 6 times (36)” means “2 single crochets in first stitches, single crochet once in next 4 stitches. Repeat this pattern 6 times. (There are 36 stitches in this round.)

Pattern:

Snout:

Round 1: Using light pink yarn, work 6 sc into magic circle, pull circle tight and put a stitch marker in the last st of the round. 

Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc* 6 times (18)

Round 4: *2sc, sc 2* 6 times (24)

Rounds 5-6: sc in each st around (24)

Round 7: switch to white yarn, sc in each st around (24)

Rounds 8-9: sc in each st around (24)

Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Embroider small nostrils using white yarn starting at round 2 and going up 2 rounds.

Sew onto head as instructed in pattern below.

Legs:

Round 1: Using light pink yarn, work 6 sc into magic circle, pull circle tight and put stitch marker in last st of round.

Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc* 6 times (18)

Round 4: *2sc, sc 5* 3 times (21)

Round 5: sc in each st around (21)

Round 6: switch to white yarn, sc in each st around (21)

Rounds 7-13: sc in each st around (21)

Finish off first leg and sew in ends, but DO NOT finish off the second leg. Continue below:

Round 14: ch 2, sc in first st of first leg and around all sts of first leg. Continue next sc in the side of each chain in the ch 2, then sc in each st around second leg. Work sc in the other side of each ch in the original ch 2. Move stitch marker to last stitch. (46)

Rounds 15-22: sc in each st around (46)

Round 23: *inv dec, sc 21* 2 times (44)

Round 24: *inv dec, sc 20* 2 times (42)

Round 25: *inv dec, sc 5* 6 times (36)

Round 26: *inv dec, sc 4* 6 times (30)

Round 27: *inv dec, sc 3* 6 times (24)

Round 28: *inv dec, sc 2* 6 times (18)

Round 29: *inv dec, sc* 6 times (12)

Continue with head (body and head are worked as one large piece)

Round 30: *2sc, sc* 6 times (18)

Round 31: *2sc, sc 2* 6 times (24)

Round 32: *2sc, sc 3* 6 times (30)

Round 33: *2sc, sc 4* 6 times (36)

Round 34: *2sc, sc 5* 6 times (42)

Round 35: *2sc, sc 6* 6 times (48)

Round 36: *2sc, sc 23* 2 times (50)

Rounds 37-44: sc in each st around (50)

Round 45: *inv dec, sc 23* 2 times (48)

Round 46: *inv dec, sc 6* 6 times (42)

Round 47: *inv dec, sc 5* 6 times (36)

Embroider eyelashes and insert safety eyes about 4 or 5 stitches apart at round 44.

Sew snout on starting just below the eyes and down to round 34 or 35. (stuff lightly with poly-fil)

Round 48: *inv dec, sc 4* 6 times (30)

Round 49: *inv dec, sc 3* 6 times (24)

Round 50: *inv dec, sc 2* 6 times (18)

Round 51: *inv dec, sc* 6 times (12)

Round 52: inv dec 6 times (6)

Finish off and sew in ends.

Ears (make 2):

Round 1: Using white yarn, work 6 sc in magic circle, pull circle tight and insert stitch marker in last st. 

Round 2: sc in each st around (6)

Round 3: *2sc, sc 2* 2 times (8)

Round 4: *2sc, sc 3* 2 times (10)

Round 5: *2sc, sc 4* 2 times (12)

Round 6: *2sc, sc 5* 2 times (14)

Round 7: sc in each st around (14)

Round 8: *inv dec, sc 5* 2 times (12)

Finish off, leaving a long tail and sew onto top of head diagonally up from eyes.

Horn:

Round 1: Using yellow yarn, work 6 sc into magic circle, pull tight and place a stitch marker in the last st.

Round 2: 2sc, sc 5 (7)

Round 3: 2sc, sc 6 (8)

Round 4: 2sc, sc 7 (9)

Round 5: 2sc, sc 8 (10)

Round 6: 2sc, sc 9 (11)

Round 7: 2sc, sc 10 (12)

Round 8: sc in each st around (12)

Finish off, leaving a long tail. Sew onto top of head in between ears and right in front. (About 4 rounds up from eyes)

Mane:

Cut yarn about 10 inches long, fold in half and sl st onto head. 

Here is how I did my unicorn’s mane:

Red: 3 rows x 7 sl sts

Orange: 3 rows x 6 sl sts

Yellow: 3 rows x 6 sl sts

Green: 3 rows x 7 sl sts

Blue: 3 rows x 7 sl sts

Purple: 2 rows x 6 sl sts                         

*Trim to desired length

Arms (make 2):

Round 1: Using pink yarn, work 6sc into magic circle, pull circle tight and place stitch marker in last st.

Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc 3* 3 times (15)

Rounds 4-5: sc in each st around (15)

Round 6: switch to white yarn, sc in each st around (15)

Rounds 7-15: sc in each st around (15)

Finish off, leaving a long tail. Sew on either side of body at round 26.

Heart: 

Round 1: Using pink yarn, work 6sc into magic circle, pull circle tight and place stitch marker in last st.

Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: sc 2, 2hdc, 2dc, hdc, sl st in next st, hdc, 2dc, 2hdc, sc 2, {sc, ch 2, sc} in last st, sl st into first st to join. (16+ sl st +2chs)

Sew onto belly of unicorn.

Tail:

Use scrap yarn of each color and do a sl st to connect it to the bottom.

Happy Crocheting!

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