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Violet the Amigurumi Unicorn

April 15th, 2021

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It’s time for a sprinkle of ✨magic✨. Are you ready? I’m so excited to share this adorable amigurumi unicorn by guest designer Petra of Cuddly Stitches Craft. From the tips of her hooves to her beautifully textured mane, this cute crochet creation is packed full of charm. Are you enchanted yet?

With bright colours, a soft and squishable body and magical design, this sweet stuffie would make the perfect playmate for a child (or a unicorn-loving adult!) If you’re gifting this amigurumi unicorn to a child, please ensure you have created a safe and secure toy. I like to use embroidered eyes or safety eyes. If you’d like more information on how to make child-safe toys, this blog, Tips on Making Amigurumi Safe For Children by Yarnhild is full of useful info!

If you intend to sell your finished amigurumi unicorn toy, as the maker of these items, you are responsible for marketing a safe toy. Please make sure they comply with the legal requirements of the respective country in which the toy is going to be sold.

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MATERIALS & TOOLS

Yarn: Sport Weight yarn in cream (320m), dark purple (160m), light purple (160m) and teal (160m)

A blend of acrylic and cotton is a fab blend for toys, making it robust, but washable.

My recommendations for this amigurumi unicorn are: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino or Cascade Yarns Pacific Sport.

Hook: 3mm

Black embroidery thread

Fiberfill for stuffing

Scissors

Darning needle

Pins with large heads

Stitch marker or thin yarn to use instead

12mm safety eyes

Heart shaped button for decoration

NOTES

This amigurumi unicorn is written using US crochet terminology

Skill level: intermediate

SIZE

Finished size of the amigurumi unicorn when seated: 24.5cm/9.5inches when using 3mm

Finished size from tip of the horn to toes: 32cm/12.6inches when using 3mm

A cream amigurumi unicorn with violet hooves sits on a white background surrounded by purple flowers and a wooden butterfly with the word Dreams on it. The unicorn has curly hair in shades of violet, lilac and team and a teal coloured horn. The crochet toys eyes are large and sparkly and the unicorn has a lilac heart-shaped gem on its chest.

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TERMS & ABBREVIATIONS

MR: Magic Ring/Circle

Chain(s): ch(s):Yarn over, pull through

Slip Stitch (ss): Insert hook, yarn over, pull through all loops.

Single Crochet(s): sc(s):  Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Half Double Crochet (hdc): Yarn over and insert your hook into the chain or stitch, yarn over and pull through (you will have three loops on the hook) yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook

Double Crochet (dc): Yarn over, insert into chain space, yarn over, pull through, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Increase (inc): two single crochet stitches in the same stitch

Invisible Decrease (inv): insert the hook into the front loop of the first stitch (two loops on hook) and immediately insert it again into the front loop of the next stitch (three loops on the hook). Yarn over and draw through the first two loops on the hook (two loops on the hook). Yarn over and draw through the two loops on the hook to finish your invisible decrease

Back Loops Only (BLO)

Fasten Off (FO)

(…..) x 6: repeat the pattern inside the brackets by the given number (in this example, repeat the pattern in the brackets 6 times)

{…}: number shown inside these brackets equals the number of total stitches at the end of each round

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

A cream amigurumi unicorn with violet hooves sits on a white background surrounded by purple flowers and a wooden butterfly with the word Dreams on it. The unicorn has curly hair in shades of violet, lilac and team and a teal coloured horn. The crochet toys eyes are large and sparkly and the unicorn has a lilac heart-shaped gem on its chest.

AMIGURUMI UNICORN PATTERN

Ears

Crochet from the top of the ear downwards.

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: (SC in next ST, INC) x 3 {9}

R3: (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 3 {12}

R4: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 3 {15}

R5: (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 3 {18}

R6: (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 3 {21}

R7-R10 (4 rounds): SC in each ST around {21}

R11: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {18}

R12: (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {15}

R13: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {12}

R14: (SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC) x 3

FO leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing {9}, do not stuff the ears.

Related Post: 10 Free Amigurumi Patterns For ALL Skill Levels

Horn


Crochet from the top of the horn downwards.

R1: MR – 5 x SC into the ring {5}

R2: SC in next 2 ST, INC, SC in next 2 ST {6}

R3: (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 2 {8}

R4: SC in each ST around {8}

R5: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 2 {10}

R6: SC in each ST around {10}

R7: (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 2 {12}

R8: SC in each ST around {12}

R9: (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 2 {14}

R10: SC in each ST around {14}

R11: (SC in next 6 ST, INC) x 2 {16}

R12: SC in each ST around {16}

FO leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing.

Stuff the horn well.

Head

Start from the front to the back of the head.

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R4: (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 6 {24}

R5: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 6 {30}

R6: (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 6 {36}

R7: (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 6 {42}

R8: (SC in next 6 ST, INC) x 6 {48}

R9-R12 (4 rounds): SC in each ST around {48}

Change yarn to light purple colour.

R13: SC in each ST around {48}

Change yarn to cream colour.

R14: SC in each ST around {48}

R15: SC in next 9 ST, INC, (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 8 ST {54}


R16: SC in next 10 ST, INC, (SC in next 6 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 8 ST {60}

R17: SC in next 11 ST, INC, (SC in next 7 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 8 ST {66}

R18-R26 (9 rounds): SC in each ST around {66} – leave your stitch marker in at the start of R18 & R25 as you will need to refer to it when placing the eyes and crocheting the mane.

R27: (SC in next 9 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {60}

R28: (SC in next 8 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {54}

R29: (SC in next 7 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {48}

R30: (SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {42}

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You can now place the eyes:

  • stuff the amigurumi unicorn’s head first.
  • it helps to use pins with large heads to first mark the spots where the eyes will be placed – you can make a decision whether you are happy with the placement and if it looks symmetrical before you insert the safety eyes; the safety eyes usually make a large hole in between the stitches so it is not recommended to change the placement of the eyes once they are in (Pic H1).
  • place the eyes between rounds R18 and R19.
  • first eye – count 25 stitches from your marker at the start of R18 and place the eye between ST25 and ST26.
  • second eye – count 43 stitches from your marker at the start of R18 and place the eye between ST43 and ST44.
  • you can now insert the safety eyes but do not put the safety backs on yet (Pic H2).

Sculpting the eyes (indented eye look):

  • take a long piece of yarn and thread your needle.
  • remove the left eye; place the needle in a stitch next to the left eye hole (Pic H3).
  • remove the right eye; come across the side with the needle and place it into a stitch next to the right eye hole; pull all the way through till the yarn tail is not showing.
  • place your needle in another stitch next to the right eye and come across the side with the needle again (Pic H4).
  • repeat the process back and forth between the two eye holes while pulling on the yarn tightly each time you come across the side.
  • you will need to repeat this about three times until you achieve the indented eye look you want and then you can weave the yarn end in (Pic H5).
  • place the eyes back in the holes; remove some or most of the stuffing and place the safety backs on making sure they snap in place tightly.
  • you can now re-stuff the head (Pic H6) and continue crocheting R31.

R31: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {36}

R32: (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {30}

R33: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {24}

R34: (SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {18}

R35: (SC in next ST, INV DEC) x 6 {12}

R36: SC in each ST around {12}, close the hole using a yarn needle and weave the yarn end in.

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Body

Start from the bottom of the amigurumi unicorn body to the top.

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R4: (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 6 {24}

R5: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 6 {30}

R6: (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 6 {36}

R7: (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 6 {42}

R8: (SC in next 6 ST, INC) x 6 {48}

R9: SC in each ST around {48}

R10: (SC in next 7 ST, INC) x 6 {54}

R11: (SC in next 8 ST, INC) x 6 {60}

R12: SC in each ST around {60}

R13: (SC in next 9 ST, INC) x 6 {66}

R14: SC in each ST around {66}

R15: (SC in next 10 ST, INC) x 6 {72}

R16-R20 (5 rounds): SC in each ST around {72}

R21: (SC in next 10 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {66}

R22-R23 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {66}

R24: (SC in next 9 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {60}

R25-R26 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {60}

R27: (SC in next 8 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {54}

R28-R29 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {54}

You can now start stuffing the body.

R30: (SC in next 7 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {48}

R31-R32 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {48}

R33: (SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {42}

R34-R35 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {42}

R36: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {36}

R37-R38 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {36}

R39: (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {30}

R40-R41 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around and FO leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing {30}

Arms

Start from the bottom of the arm upwards.

R1: Magic ring – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R4: (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 6 {24}

R5: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 6 {30}

R6: (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 6 {36}

R7: SC in each ST around – BLO {36}

R8-R9 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {36}

R10: (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {30}

R11-R12 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {30}

Change yarn to light purple colour.

R13: SC in each ST around {30}

R14: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {24}

Change yarn to cream colour.

R15-R16 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {24}

You can now start stuffing the arm.

R17: (SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {21}

R18-R19 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {21}

R20: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {18}

R21-R24 (4 rounds): SC in each ST around {18}

R25: INV DEC, SC in next 16 ST {17}

R26-R27 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {17}

You can now stop stuffing the arm.

R28: INV DEC, SC in next 15 ST {16}

R29-R30 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {16}

R31: INV DEC, SC in next 14 ST {15}

R32: SC in each ST around {15}

R33: INV DEC, SC in next 13 ST {14}

R34: SC in each ST around {14}

R35: SC in next 4 ST and then SC the opening together to close the arm, FO leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing.

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Legs

Start from the bottom of the leg upwards.

R1: Magic ring – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R4: (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 6 {24}

R5: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 6 {30}

R6: (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 6 {36}

R7: (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 6 {42}

R8: SC in each ST around – BLO {42}

R9: SC in each ST around {42}

R10: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {36}

R11: SC in each ST around {36}

R12: (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {30}

You can now start stuffing the leg.

R13: SC in each ST around {30}

Change yarn to light purple colour.

R14: SC in each ST around {30}

R15: (SC in next 8 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {27}

Change yarn to cream colour.

R16: SC in each ST around {27}

R17: (SC in next 7 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {24}

R18: SC in each ST around {24}

R19: (SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {21}

R20-R21 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {21}

R22: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {18}

R23-R24 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {18}

You can now stop stuffing the leg.

R25: INV DEC, SC in next 16 ST {17}

R26-R27 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {17}

R28: SC the opening together to close the leg and FO leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing.

Mane

Crochet two rows of 11 ringlets each; starting from the front of the head towards the back of the head.

First row of 11 ringlets – light purple colour:

Step 1: Count 36 STs from the start of R25 of the head and insert the hook through in between ST36 and ST37; draw a loop (Pic M1) and start a chain.

Step 2: Chain 81 STs for the first ringlet (Pic M2), then 80xSC into the chain starting from 2nd CH from the hook.

Step 3: Insert your hook into the next stitch on the top of the head (Pic M3); draw a loop again and start to crochet another ringlet (Pic M4).

Step 4: Crochet 11 ringlets in total as per the pattern below:

First 4 ringlets – chain 81 STs and then 80xSC into the chain starting from 2nd CH from the hook.

Another 3 ringlets – chain 91 STs and then 90xSC into the chain starting from 2nd CH from the hook.

Last 4 ringlets – chain 101 STs and then 100xSC into the chain starting from 2nd CH from the hook.

Step 5: FO and weave both yarn ends in

Second row of 11 ringlets – dark purple colour:

Repeat Step 1 to Step 5 above but insert the hook through in between ST37 and ST38 in R25 in Step 1.

If you would like your unicorn to have a very thick mane you can add another row of ringlets.

Tail

Use the same method that you used for crocheting the mane.

Crochet 3 rows of ringlets – 3 ringlets per row:

First row of 3 ringlets – between R15 & R16 of the body – chain 71 STs and then 70xSC into the chain starting from 2nd CH from the hook.

Second row of 3 ringlets – between R16 & R17 of the body – chain 61 STs and then 60xSC into the chain starting from 2nd CH from the hook.

Third row of 3 ringlets – between R17 & R18 of the body – chain 56 STs and then 55xSC into the chain starting from 2nd CH from the hook.

FO and weave all yarn ends in.

Assembly

Head and ears of the amigurumi unicorn:
Pin the ears to the head first to make sure they are symmetrical from the front, side and the back too. Sew the ears to the head. I placed the ears between R24 and R26.

Head and horn of the amigurumi unicorn:
Pin the horn to the head first making sure that it is placed in the centre between the ears. I placed the horn between R16 and R23. Sew the horn to the head, adding more stuffing if needed.

Head and body of the amigurumi unicorn:
Pin the body to the head first making sure that the head is in the centre from the front and back. Sew the body to the head adding more stuffing if needed.

Arms of the amigurumi unicorn:
Pin the arms to the body in a forward facing angle (at about 45°) making sure both arms are symmetrical from the front and back. Sew the arms to the body. I placed the arms between R31 and R37 of the body.

Legs of the amigurumi unicorn:
Turn the body upside down with the nose facing away from you. Pin the legs to the body as shown in the photo below making sure they look symmetrical. The best way to ensure you are happy with the placement of the legs is to sit your toy up and adjust the placement of the legs if needed. Sew the legs to the body. I placed the legs between R3 and R9 of the body.

Eye lash embroidery:
Embroider the eye lashes with a long piece of thread black yarn.

A cream amigurumi unicorn with violet hooves sits on a white background surrounded by purple flowers and a wooden butterfly with the word Dreams on it. The unicorn has curly hair in shades of violet, lilac and team and a teal coloured horn. The crochet toys eyes are large and sparkly and the unicorn has a lilac heart-shaped gem on its chest.

ABOUT PETRA

Hi, my name is Petra and I’m the face behind Cuddly Stitches Craft!

I am passionate about anything crochet and I especially love designing crochet toys. I was first introduced to handmade crafts by my mum, who is super talented and can simply create anything you can think of! I have very fond memories of the time spent with her learning how to knit and embroider when I was a little girl. But it was not until much later in my life when I found my passion for crochet. My very first crochet creation was a Christmas snowflake, followed by a few gifts I crocheted for my lovely daughter Natalka. I still remember that wonderful feeling when I finished my first Amigurumi toy and how happy Natalka was to receive a toy that mummy made especially for her!

If you enjoyed making this crochet unicorn, you can see more of Petra’s beautiful designs here: Cuddly Stitches Craft.

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2 Comments

  • Tracy Dickerson
    December 15, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Is it possible to see a picture of how the tail looks?

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      December 16, 2021 at 11:03 am

      You can find all the information on my blog at blog.bellacococrochet.com, if you require any further information you will need to contact the guest designer 🙂

      Reply

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