Rainbow unicorn

Look at those eyes… he’s definitely a badass. Or maybe squinting at the sun.

ninja-unicorn-crochet-pattern

What you’ll need:

  • white yarn
  • a small amount of pink yarn
  • small scraps of various/rainbow coloured yarn
  • silver crochet cotton or embroidery floss
  • suitable sized hooks for the yarns and cotton used
  • yarn needle
  • regular needle
  • black thread

This pattern is written using American crochet terms. Gauge is not important – he’ll just be slightly bigger or smaller depending on the hook and yarn used. I used a 4.5mm hook and the finished unicorn is about 20cm tall. Crochet into the back loop only of all stitches unless the instructions say otherwise and continue working in a spiral, using a stitch marker to keep track of rounds. I’m left handed and so the diagram for the legs is also left handed. You’ll need to reverse the direction if you’re right handed (ie. anti-clockwise).

The basic form of this pattern is based on my one piece giraffe pattern so some of the initial photos show orange and brown yarn but the process is the same.

HEAD

Round 1. With white yarn create a magic ring containing 6sc.

Round 2. 2sc into each stitch (12 stitches total)

Round 3. *2sc into first stitch, 1sc in next stitch. *repeat 6 times (18 stitches total)

Round 4. *2sc into first stitch, 1sc in each of next 2 stitches. *repeat 6 times (24 stitches total)

Round 5. 1sc in each stitch.

Round 6. *miss 1 stitch, 1sc in each of next 3 stitches. *repeat 6 times (18 stitches total)

Round 7. *miss 1 stitch, 1sc in each of next 2 stitches. *repeat 6 times (12 stitches total)

STUFF. Do not fasten off but continue with neck

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˜it should look like this but in white yarn

NECK

Round 8-11. 1sc in each stitch.

STUFF

Round 12. *2sc into first stitch, 1sc in next stitch. *repeat 6 times (18 stitches total)

Round 13-14. 1sc in each stitch.

Round 15. *2sc into first stitch, 1sc in each of next 2 stitches. *repeat 6 times (24 stitches total)

Round 16. sc 9 stitches, hdc, 2dc, 2dc, 2dc, 2dc, hdc, sc 9 stitches (28 stitches total)

Round 17. sc 9 stitches, hdc, dc, 2dc, dc, 2dc, dc, 2dc, dc, 2dc, hdc, sc 9 stitches (32 stitches total)

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˜yours will be white and with a shorter neck

Round 18. sc 10 stitches, hdc, hdc, dc, dc, 2dc, 2dc, 2dc, 2dc, dc, dc, hdc, hdc, sc 10 stitches (36 stitches total)

Round 19-22. 1sc in each stitch.

Do not fasten off but continue with legs:

LEGS

Round 1. The next stitch you are about to complete is stitch number one and there are 36 stitches in the round (see the diagram below)

sc 9 stitches, chain 9, sc back into stitch number one to create a loop. Continue in the direction you are going:

Round 2-5. 1sc in each stitch.

Round 6. Change colour to pink. 1sc in each stitch.

Round 7. *miss 1 stitch, 1sc in each of next 3 stitches. *repeat until there are only a few stitches left, slip stitch the hole closed and fasten off.

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˜again, this will be white and pink with a short neck

With white yarn start at stitch 10 (on the diagram – the next stitch from the leg you just completed) and repeat steps 1 to 7 for the second leg.

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˜white and pink!

Repeat for the remaining two legs, starting at stitch 19 and 28 respectively.

Stuff the legs and the body

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˜final photo from the giraffe pattern

Using white yarn stitch the legs together.

body

Hurray finally a pic showing white and pink!

NOSE

Round 1. With pink yarn create a magic ring containing 6sc.

Round 2. 2sc into each stitch (12 stitches total)

Round 3-5. 1sc in each stitch.

STUFF and sew onto front of head

nose

MANE & TAIL

Attach short lengths of multi-coloured yarn as shown in the photos below and trim as desired. I tried many different methods for the tail – spiky, knotted, plaited – but they didn’t quite look right. Eventually I just went for fairly long with one strand wound around like a hairband to keep it neat.

HORN

Round 1. With silver crochet cotton and a suitable sized hook chain 8 and slip stitch into the first chain.

Round 2-3. 1sc in each chain around (8 stitches)

*Skip one stitch, sc in next 3 stitches* 4 times

*Skip one stitch, sc in next stitch* until no stitches left. Fasten off and trim

Sew onto centre of head

EARS

Attach white yarn to one side of the head and complete 3sc into 3 stiches in the head in a line at right angles to the mane.

Turn, skip 1sc, sc into next 2 stitches.

Turn, skip 1sc, sc into the remaining stich. Fasten off and trim.

Repeat on the other side of the head, mirroring the direction of the first ear

FINISHING

Using black thread sew eyes (slightly downward sloping lines for a ninja expression) and two patches on the nose for nostrils. Weave in any loose ends and give him a name fit for a rainbow unicorn. I went with Tim :)

ninja-unicorn-crochet-pattern


Copyright & Legal Stuff: I’m happy for you to sell items you make from this pattern but the images and words are mine – I worked hard writing & testing & photographing so don’t copy or distribute any part of this pattern. If you want to share it then link to this page. Thanks & happy crocheting

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