Picture of Crocheted Punk Unicorn Toy
This is an unexpected followup to my dragon toy. Shortly after I finished that, my mom called me and asked, "Do you have any ideas for birthday presents for your sister?" I said, "Uhhhhhh...," since I had totally forgotten that her birthday was coming up. I decided quite quickly that I wanted to make her a toy though, since I'd had so much fun with the dragon. Whipped this design up at work the next day and have been working on it ever since - it was only about a week after her birthday that I finished it...!

It's made with something black and white, Red Heart yarn I think, and Lion's Tiffany, Lame', and Glitterspun. Oh did I love the Tiffany for this application. The Lame' was kind of a pain to work once I got up towards that point, as it's rather stiff, but the stiffness did have an advantage: I didn't have to stuff the horn to get it to stay up! Also I used two buttons and some polyfil stuffing.

And then, of course, I thought, "Hey, deadline's not past yet - may as well upload pics." So here they are!

(I didn't really think this was going to become a trend, but about halfway through the unicorn a hydra design suddenly popped into my head, and I realised I was on my way towards writing the niche-est craft book ever: crochet mythological animal toys.)
This is awesome! I'd love the pattern!
I loved the black and white striped yarn...Neat!
This is amazing! is there any way that you could post the pattern for this? My school mascot is a unicorn and I would absolutely LOVE to make it.
PetBennett6 years ago
Funny name for it, its cute too!
kronkoburg6 years ago
omg gosh this sooooo awesome!
jaevairny7 years ago
This is really sweet. Love the horn!
stinkymum7 years ago
I love handmade toys. They are very special. However, for a very young child I would recommend not using button eyes, but embroidering them on for safety, or crochet a small circle in contrasting yarns and sewing on firmly.
DragonsCat (author)  stinkymum7 years ago
Yeah, kid toys definitely need soft accessories. Never quite looks as good to me (at least not when I have buttons or beads or something I'm comparing to), but what can you do? Half the time I worry about making toys with multiple pieces, sewn together or not; it's been a while since I've been around small ones on a regular basis and I'm a little fuzzy on what they're capable of.
canida7 years ago
Definitely needs a safety pin! I'd love to see the Hydra too.
DragonsCat (author)  canida7 years ago
Or a wristband with a little 'A' on it! She's not much of a punk though. Well... now I dunno. She might think it was cute! I've got safety pins; I'll try it when I get home and see what I think. And you guys are like comment ninjas. This thing was barely up when my email told me I had two comments already!
Ultra-cute. I love it! All the animals popping up for the LionBrand Yarn challenge are just cute, but wow, this is an awesome job!
Patrik7 years ago

Although if it's a punk unicorn, I think it badly needs a safety pin or something. Maybe two tiny safety pins as earrings? :-)