Rainbow Unicorn- Free Pattern

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Rainbow Unicorn Pattern

© Amanda Bryant 2019

Materials Used:

Medium weight (“4”) yarn-

Color A- Red Heart Super Saver Stripes- Color “Favorite Stripes” (2 skeins)

Color B- Mainstays Basics- Color “White”

Color C- Red Heart With Love Metallic- Color “White”

4 mm hook

15 mm plastic safety eyes

4 Stitch markers (1 for marking beg of ea round, 3 for marking increases for facial features)

Polyester fiberfill

Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)

Small length of black embroidery thread (or thin yarn) for nostrils

Finished Measurements:

About 13” sitting, 20” total

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

Ch- chain

Sc- single crochet

Inc- increase (make 2 sc in specified st)

Dec- decrease (I use the invisible decrease technique, but you can use sc2tog <single crochet two stitches together> technique if you prefer)

Blo- back loop only

Sl st- slip stitch

Instructions:
Body:

Starting at bottom of body, using Color A, ch 2

Round 1: make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook

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

Round 3: (sc, inc)  around (18 sc)

Round 4: (2 sc, inc) around (24 sc)

Round 5: (3 sc, inc) around (30 sc)

Round 6: (4 sc, inc) around (36 sc)

Round 7: (5 sc, inc) around (42 sc)

Round 8: (6 sc, inc) around (48 sc)

Round 9: (7 sc, inc) around (54 sc)

Round 10: (8 sc, inc) around (60 sc)

Round 11: (9 sc, inc) around (66 sc)

Round 12: (10 sc, inc) around (72 sc)

Rounds 13- 18: sc around (72 sc)

Round 19: (10 sc, dec) around (66 sc)

Rounds 20- 25: sc around (66 sc)

Round 26: (9 sc, dec) around (60 sc)

Rounds 27- 31: sc around (60 sc)

Round 32: (8 sc, dec) around (54 sc)

Rounds 33- 37: sc around (54 sc)

Round 38: (7 sc, dec) around (48 sc)

Rounds 39- 42: sc around (48 sc)

Round 43: (6 sc, dec) around (42 sc)

Rounds 44- 46: sc around (42 sc)

Round 47: (5 sc, dec) around (36 sc)

Rounds 48- 49: sc around (36 sc)

Round 50: (4 sc, dec) around (30 sc)

Round 51: sc around (30 sc)

Sl st in the next sc, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing the body to the head.  Stuff the body firmly up to neck opening. Do not close the neck opening.

Head:

Starting at the nose, using Color B, ch 2

Round 1: make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook

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

Round 3: (sc, inc)  around (18 sc)

Round 4: (2 sc, inc) around (24 sc)

Round 5: (3 sc, inc) around (30 sc)

Round 6: (4 sc, inc) around (36 sc)

Round 7: (5 sc, inc) around (42 sc)

Round 8: sc around (42 sc)

Round 9: (6 sc, inc) 3 x’s, 1 sc in each of the next sc’s  around (45 sc)

Round 10: (7 sc, inc) 3 x’s, 1 sc in each of the next sc’s around (48 sc) *Using stitch markers, mark the 3 increases. DO NOT remove the markers. This makes it easier to add facial features later.

Rounds 11- 14: sc around (48 sc)

Change to Color A

Rounds 15- 17: 1 sc in each sc around (48 sc)

Round 18: (7 sc, inc) around (54 sc)

Rounds 19- 25: sc around (54 sc)

Round 26: (8 sc, inc) around (60 sc)

Rounds 27-31: sc around (60 sc)

Round 32: (8 sc, dec) around (54 sc)

Round 33: (7 sc, dec) around (48 sc)

Round 34: (6 sc, dec) around (42 sc)

Round 35: (5 sc, dec) around (36 sc)

Round 36: (4 sc, dec) around (30 sc)

Round 37: (3 sc, dec) around (24 sc)

Place the safety eyes on either side of the head, between rounds 22 & 23, lined up with the first and third stitch markers from round 10. Stuff the head firmly.

Round 38: (2 sc, dec) around (18 sc)

Round 39: (sc, dec) around (12 sc)

Round 40: (dec) around (6 sc)

Sl st in the next sc, fasten off, leaving long yarn tail for closing. Finish stuffing the head. Using the yarn needle, draw the yarn tail through the last 6 sc and pull closed tightly. Secure yarn tail and weave in yarn tail end.

Legs (make 2) :

Starting at the foot, with Color B, ch 2

Round 1: make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook

Round 2: inc around (12 sc)

Round 3: (sc, inc) around (18 sc)

Round 4: (2 sc, inc) around (24 sc)

Round 5: (3 sc, inc) around (30 sc)

Round 6: (4 sc, inc) around (36 sc)

Rounds 7- 9: sc around (36 sc)

Round 10: (4 sc, dec) around (30 sc)

Round 11: sc around (30 sc)

Round 12: (3 sc, dec) around (24 sc)

Stuff the foot, and continue to stuff the leg as the work progresses.

Change to Color A

Rounds 13- 41: sc around (24 sc)

Sl st in the next sc, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing the leg to the body.

Arms (make 2):

Starting at the hand, with Color B, ch 2

Round 1: make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook

Round 2: inc around (12 sc)

Round 3: (sc, inc) around (18 sc)

Round 4: (2 sc, inc) around (24 sc)

Round 5: (3 sc, inc) around (30 sc)

Rounds 6-7: sc around (30 sc)

Round 8: (3 sc, dec) around (24 sc)

Round 9: sc around (24 sc)

Round 10: (2 sc, dec) around (18 sc)

Stuff the hand, and continue to stuff the arm as the work progresses.

Change to Color A

Rounds 11- 36: sc around (18 sc)

Sl st in the next sc, fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing arm to body.

Ears (make 2):

Starting at tip of ear, using Color A, ch 2

Round 1: make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook

Round 2: sc around (6 sc)

Round 3: (sc, inc) around (9 sc)

Round 4: sc around (9 sc)

Round 5: (2 sc, inc) around (12 sc)

Round 6: sc around (12 sc)

Round 7: inc in each sc around (24 sc)

Round 8: sc around (24 sc)

Round 9: (3 sc, inc) around (30 sc)

Round 10: sc around (30 sc)

Round 11: (4 sc, inc) around (36 sc)

Rounds 12- 13: sc around (36 sc)

Sl st in the next sc, fasten off and leave a long yarn tail for sewing ear to head. **Do not stuff the ear!

Horn:

Starting at the tip of the horn, with Color C, ch 2

Round 1- make 6 sc in the second ch from the hook

Work in the blo from this point on

Round 2- sc around (6 sc)

Round 3- (sc, inc) around (9 sc)

Round 4- sc around (9 sc)

Round 5- (2 sc, inc) around (12 sc)

Round 6- sc around (12 sc)

Round 7- (3 sc, inc) around (15 sc)

Round 8- sc around (15 sc)

Round 9- (4 sc, inc) around (18 sc)

Round 10- sc around (18 sc)

Round 11- (5 sc, inc) around (21 sc)

Round 12- sc around (21 sc)

Round 13- (6 sc, inc) around (24 sc)

Round 14- sc around (24 sc)

Sl st in the next sc, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing the horn to the head. Firmly stuff the horn.

Assembly:

Using the yarn tail from the neck opening of the body, sew the head and body together. Make sure to sew the head on straight. I find it helps to place a stitch marker in the center of the back of the head before sewing, to help me keep the head lined up properly.  Before completely closing the two pieces together, add a bit more stuffing to the neck opening.

Flatten the arm opening and sew through both thicknesses on to the side of the body, on the 5th round down from the top of the neck. Repeat for second arm.

Flatten the leg opening and sew through both thicknesses on to the bottom of the body, on about the 12th round. Repeat for second leg.

Flatten the ear opening and sew through both thicknesses to the head. Attach ear, slightly curved, in between the 8th and 15th rounds from the back of the head closing. Repeat for second ear.

Sew the horn to the middle of the head, between the eyes. Before finishing sewing, make sure the horn is stuffed firmly. Add a bit more stuffing if needed, then continue sewing.

Embroider the nostrils on the muzzle, the center cross of the X shape positioned on the stitch where the 1st and 3rd stitch markers were placed. 

Hair:

The mane and tail are created strand by strand, using a technique called “knotting”. For the

mane, cut 12 inch long strands of yarn in Color A (I separated the colors so I had 8 different colors). You will have to cut more strands as work progresses to fill in gaps. It is best to create the hairline first and then fill in the rest of the head with hair. Following the photo as a reference, insert crochet hook into space on head where you wish the hair to be. Fold a strand of yarn in half. Hook the fold in the strand and pull it part way through the space. Hook the cut end of the strand and pull it through the folded end (loop) and secure tightly. Repeat for each strand of hair. Each strand once folded and looped through will be approximately 6″  long. In the same manner, create the tail. Work the tail on rounds 13, 14 and 15. I alternated the 8 colors of the yarn across 8 stitches of each round. 

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Below, you can see a variation of this pattern (this is my original unicorn, which was based on a previous horse pattern I created years ago).

For this unicorn I used Red Heart Super Saver Ombre, color “Jazzy”. Also, I used 16″ or 20″ (I can’t remember now, lol) strands of yarn for the tail , and then braided the tail and tied with ribbons. The mane also had strands of the Metallic yarn running through it. The horn was a tiny bit larger (I think I increased it up to 27 sts around).

Best Friends Amigurumi- Free Pattern

Woo…it’s getting hot out there (94 today, 98 tomorrow!). While I’m busy sitting in the A/C working on new patterns to share with you, I thought I would re-share with you a pattern that doesn’t take any real amount of lap space/coverage. I made these dolls a little over 3 years ago. They are almost completely customizable…you can change the color of their clothing, skin, hair…and make them to look like your own little girl! If you prefer embroidered eyes you can do that instead of using safety eyes, or you can pick a safety eye in the color of your choice!
Enjoy!
~Amanda~

Crochet On The Brain

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I made these dolls in the Spring of 2015, but have just now typed up the pattern for them. A little girl who lives local to me now owns them, and the last I heard she sleeps with them nightly and they are her “Best Friends”. So, I’ve named this pattern for that 🙂 My husband and I had named them Myrtle (on the left) and Mavis (on the right), but of course you are free to call them whatever you wish! The colors are completely customizable. You can use whichever colors you wish to, perhaps make them look like your own little girl! Each doll is roughly 11 inches tall. Gauge really isn’t important, so long as the stitches are tight together so that the stuffing doesn’t pop through. The pattern was very lengthy to type out, so please overlook any typo’s I might’ve made 🙂 On that note…

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Ssstuffed Sssnake- Free Pattern!

Today I’m re-blogging an old pattern post from August 2015. It was one of the first patterns I published here. My daughter still has this Ssstuffed Sssnake in her toy box and plays with it regularly (sometimes in the form of a snake, other times in the form of an “I’m gonna get you!” toy, lol). It has held up remarkably well, and the felt tongue has remained intact and still looks great.
You can make this snake in any color combination, with any amount of colors. You could replace the stitched-on eyes with plastic safety eyes or fancy embroidery, as well as alter the length of it by decreasing or increasing the number of rounds of the body. Both boys and girls alike will adore it!

Crochet On The Brain

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I love playing around with yarns, and I love bright colors.  This snake pattern is very simple, and would look great using any colors of yarn or color combinations.

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Ssstuffed Sssnake Pattern

© Amanda Bryant 2015

Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver Economy:  1 skein each: Main Color (MC)- Turqua (#512); Contrasting Color (CC)- Blue Suede (#3945); small amount of black yarn for eyes.

small piece of red felt for tongue

4mm crochet hook

stitch marker

polyester fiberfill

small amount of thread to match MC for sewing in tongue

yarn needle

small sewing needle

Notes:

The snake is crocheted in the round. At the end of each color the round is fastened off, and then the next color is atached in the same stitch with a slip stitch. Stuff the snake as work progresses. To make him bend easily, stuff loosely.

Finished Length:…

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WIP Wednesday- May 9, 2018

As you can see, I’ve decided to try (again) a weekly post of my WIP’s . I did this a couple of years ago, but I didn’t keep up with it. Fingers crossed that it’ll work out this time around 🤗 (I find that since I’ve been paying for my blog I make better use of my time and make sure I keep publishing more regularly here!)

In my most recent Weekly Update I mentioned that I’m now working on an amigurumi doll. So that is the focus of this WIP Wednesday.

This is what I’ll call the “prototype “. I’m using Red Heart Super Saver,  left overs from the Ripple Blanket I made earlier this year (which is technically still a WIP since I still haven’t weaved in all of the yarn tails!).

The skin color is Aran, the clothing is Grenadine (the pink), and I’ve included little white socks. Oh, and the safety eyes are 12 mm black. There are still a few more decreasing rounds to go, to shape the top of the body, and then of course making arms and adding hair and a face to the head, and then sewing it all together. If you look closely you will see that I’ve crocheted in only the back loops around the waist; this is so I can add a little skirt attached directly onto the doll.  To cover my color changes I’ll probably add little shoe straps and a button, and when I make the second of this doll I’ll use a non-jogging color change method. I probably should’ve done that first time around! Lol

For the second version of this doll, I will be using the Mainstays brand of yarn for the body, but still in the color Aran. Red Heart use to sell a color, which I believe was called something like “blush” (?), which was better suited for flesh-tone. I couldn’t find it though when I was in the yarn aisle the other day at Walmart.  But I noticed that the Mainstays “Aran” is slightly darker than Red Heart’s , so I picked that up.  I also couldn’t find a light enough brown,  which would more closely resemble my daughter’s skin tone (I’ve used Red Heart Super Saver’s “warm brown” in the past). So the Mainstays Aran will hopefully do.

I am also thinking that I might make a boy version of the doll. But we’ll see. Or even a naked version, with removable clothing. I have so many ideas going through my head at once, lol. Just don’t hold me to any of these ideas…no guarantees or promises that I’ll do all of this! Lol.

What I’d also like to do is make animals, but for some reason I’ve never been able to make them work, unless of course I follow someone else’s pattern. I guess making/designing dolls is easier for me because I really don’t have to stop and think about their shape too much. On a side note, you can see a couple of my previous doll designs here: Valentine Doll  and Best Friends Amigurumi.

So there ya have it, my “first” WIP Wednesday.  I hope you enjoyed the read 😁

~Amanda ~

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