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).

Flutter Baby Top- Free Pattern From Lion Brand

I had this pattern downloaded and saved in the cloud for awhile now. I had intended on making it for my daughter Olivia. The largest size available is 3 to 4 years. Olivia turned 4 yesterday. I had a feeling it wouldn’t fit her, as she’s more the size of a 5 year old, but I wanted to make it anyhow, just to see. Plus, I don’t like having all of these patterns downloaded yet never use them. So, I decided to give it a go.

The pattern is super easy, but I DID hit a snag. While the copy I had was already a corrected version, I discovered along the way that there were even more corrections made to it. So I had to download it again, the corrected version. You can find this version by clicking here: Flutter Baby Top.

The shrug DOES fit Olivia, however, it’s rather snug. So, it’ll be given away or donated. I don’t mind really. I’m happy that I finally used the pattern. Perhaps it would fit a text book size 3 to 4 year old girl.

I used Bernat Baby Sport (color Baby Pink, left over from another project), and a 3.75 mm hook. The gauge was spot-on.

Oh, and also, within the pattern download itself, there is a link provided for an adult sized shrug, but to be to honest, I didn’t even check it out. I’m not a shrug kind of person really.