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Crocheted Rainbow Unicorn

Step 1: Materials Needed

  1. half of a skein of medium 4 worsted weight yarn in white
  2. small amount of worsted weight yarn in rainbow colors
  3. small amount of worsted weight yarn for muzzle and hooves color
  4. Size 7 (4.50 mm) crochet hook
  5. Polyester Fiberfill
  6. Tapestry needle
  7. Sewing needle
  8. Embroidery floss in black, and blue
  9. Safety Eyes (2)

Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • dec = decrease by single crocheting 2 together
  • ea = each
  • FL = front loop
  • FO = fasten off
  • inc = increase with 2 sc in next st
  • PM = place marker
  • rep = repeat
  • round = round
  • sc = single crochet
  • sk = skip
  • slst = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)

Step 2: Crochet

Head

With the yarn color chosen for muzzle, create a magic ring with 6 sc

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

Round 3: sc, inc, rep 5 more times (18)

Round 4: 2 sc, inc, rep 5 more times (24)

Rounds 5-8: Sc in ea sc around (24)

Round 9: 2 sc, dec, rep 5 more times (18)

Switch to white yarn.

Round 10: Sc in ea sc around

Round 11: 2 sc, inc, rep 5 more times (24)

Round 12: Sc in ea sc around (24)

Round 13: 3 sc, inc, rep 5 more times. (30)

Round 14: Sc in ea sc around (30)

Round 15: 4 sc, inc, rep 5 more times. (36)

Rounds 16-22: Sc in ea sc around (36)

Round 23: 4 sc, dec, rep 5 more times. (30)

Round 24: 3 sc, dec, rep 5 more times. (24)

Round 25: 2 sc, dec, rep 5 more times. (18)

Time to put on your safety eyes. It might be helpful to stuff the head to see how the placement will look before fastening the back on the safety eyes. Once eyes are secured fully stuff head.

Round 26: sc, dec, rep 5 more times. (12)

Round 27: sc, sk, rep 5 more times. (6)

FO, leaving a long tail. Thread the tail through FL of remaining 6 scs. Pull hole closed and weave in ends.

Step 3: Neck

Neck

Round 1: 10 sc in magic ring

Round 2: Sc 2 in ea sc around (20)

Round 3: 4 sc, inc, rep 3 more times. (24)

Round 4: Sc in ea sc around.

Round 5: 3 sc, inc, rep 5 more times. (30)

Round 6-10: sc round (30)

Round 11: 4 sc, inc, rep 5 more times. (36)

Round 12: sc round (36)

FO, leave a long tail for sewing neck to body

Step 4: Body

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring

Round 2: 2 sc in ea sc around (12)

Round 3: sc, inc, rep 5 more times (18)

Round 4: 2 sc, inc, rep 5 more times (24)

Round 5: 3 sc, inc, rep 5 more times (30)

Round 6: 4 sc, inc, rep 5 more times (36)

Round 7: 5 sc, inc, rep 5 more times (42)

Rounds 8-16: Sc in ea sc around.

Round 17: Dec 6 times over next 12 scs, sc in ea of the next 30 scs. (36)

Rounds 18-21: Sc in ea sc around (36)

Round 22: 15 sc, dec 6 times over next 12 scs, sc 9. (30)

Rounds 23-25: Sc in ea sc around (30)

Round 26: 4 sc, inc, rep 5 more times. (36)

Round 27: 5 sc, inc, rep 5 more times. (42)

Fill the body with Fiberfill

Rounds 28-35: Sc in ea sc around.

Round 36: 5 sc, dec, rep 5 more times. (36)

Round 37: 4 sc, dec, rep 5 more times. (30)

Round 38: 3 sc, dec, rep 5 more times. (24)

Round 39: 2 sc, dec, rep 5 more times (18)

Stuff and shape the rest of the body

Round 40: Sc, dec, rep 5 more times (12)

Round 41: Sc, sk, rep 5 more times (6)

FO, leaving a longish tail; pull thread through the front loop of the remaining 6 stitches. Pull hole closed and weave in loose ends.

Step 5: Attach Head, Neck and Body

Sew the stuffed neck to the body. Then sew on the stuffed head to the neck.

Step 6: Legs

Front Legs (make 2)

With chosen hoof color yarn, create a magic ring with 6 scs

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in ea sc around (12)

Round 3: sc, inc, rep 5 more times (18)

Rounds 4-6: Sc in ea sc around

Switch to white yarn

Rounds 7-26: Sc in ea sc around

FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Back Legs (make 2)

With chosen hoof color yarn, create a magic ring with 6 scs

Round 1-6: same as front legs

Switch to white yarn.

Rounds 7-19: Sc in ea sc around (18)

Round 20: Sc first sc, [sc next sc, increase] twice, sc next 4 sc, sl st dec 3 times, sc rem sts—17 sts.

Round 21: Sc first sc, [sc next 2 sc, increase] twice, sc next 4 sc, sl st dec twice, sc rem sts—17 sts.

Round 22: Sc first 12 sts, increase 3 times, sc rem sts—20 sts.

Round 23: Sc first 12 sts, [sc next sc, increase] 3 times, sc rem sts—23 sts.

Rounds 24-26: Sc around. Sl st to first sc.

FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Stuff legs and pin them onto the body and check for placement before stuffing and sewing onto body (belly).

Step 7: Ears

with white yarn, create a magic ring with 4 scs (round 1)

Round 2: Sc in ea sc around.

Round 3: 2 sc in ea sc around (8)

Round 4: 3 sc, inc, rep 1 more time (10)

Round 5: 4 sc, inc, rep 1 more time. (12)

Rounds 6-8: Sc in ea sc around (12)

Round 9: 4 sc, dec, rep 1 more time (10)

Round 10: 3 sc, dec, rep 1 more time (8)

Round 11: 2 sc, dec, rep 1 more time (6)

FO, leaving a long tail for sewing to head

Flatten ear. Pin to head to get placement correct before sewing to head.

Step 8: Horn

With white yarn, create a magic ring with 2 scs (round 1)

Round 2: Sc in each sc around (4)

Round 3: Sc, inc, rep 1 more time (6)

Rounds 4-5: Sc in each sc around (6)

Round 6: Sc, inc, rep 2 more times (9)

Round 7-10: Sc in each sc around (9); slst in next sc. FO, leaving a long tail for sewing to head.

Stuff horn, determine placement between eyes, and sew to head.

Step 9: Heart

Use the same color as hooves and muzzle

create an magic ring with 3 scs

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (6)

Round3: 1 sc in each sc around (6)

Round 4: 2 sc in each sc around (12)

Round 5: 1 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

Round 6: 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next sc, rep 5 more times (18)

Round 7: 1 sc in each sc around (18)

Round 8: 1 sc in each sc (18)

Round 9: (2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next two sc), rep 5 more times (24)

Round 10: 1 sc in each sc (24)

Round 11: (sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4), rep 3 more times (20 )

Now we form one of the lobes at the top of the heart. This might be a little tricky.

Round 12: Skip the first 10 stitches from the hook, sc in 11th stitch from hook, sc in each remaining sc (10)

Round 13: 1 sc in each sc (10)

Round 14: sc2tog 5 times (5)

Tie off yarn and weave in stitches

Second lobe:

Round 1: slp st yarn onto hook. sc in stitch closest to first lobe. sc in each remaining stitches (10)

Round 2: sc in each sc (10)

Round3: sc2tog 5 times (5)

Tie off yarn and weave in stitches. Pin heart to chest and sew on with the same color of yarn.

Step 10: Face

Sew nostrils, eyelashes and mouth on face with black embroidery thread.

Step 11: Mane and Tail

You can have these in varying lengths or cut them all to the same length.

starting with red yarn. Insert your crochet hook where you want to place your first part of the mane, loop the yarn in half and pull through loop. Without pulling all the way through, pull both ends in through the loop and pull it closed. I make sure the get both ends even before pulling through. Repeat these steps with each color of the rainbow. Do the same for the tail. I used a comb to help me separate the strands of yarn for a curly look or you can leave them as it.

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