Unicorn amigurumi

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Lover of unicorns and crochet ?! This large amigurumi is really cute with its rainbow mane.

And let's go for a unicorn. A large crochet unicorn colorful and bright. I selected this unicorn for its size and rainbow colors. But also a Plush big enough for a child for great hugs. For the decoration of the nursery or the house in general it will be perfect. The stitches are slightly more complex. I advise you to practice crochet on easy tutorials before starting this one.

Ce tuto in English is available at 1dogwoof.com. A site specializing in hooks and amigurumis.

The interest of this unicorn are its rainbow and pink colors, its plush size (38 cm), its tousled mane, and his funny tail.

 big amigurumi unicorn front view

 

amigurumi unicorn back view 

Back view of the unicorn with its rainbow tail and mane.

 

Necessary material

  • White thread for body and head
  • Pink thread for the nose and hooves
  • Scraps of yarn in assorted colors, including brown for the nostrils and yellow / gold for the horn
  • 12mm safety eyes
  • Hook size H (5.00 mm) 
  • Padding wadding
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker

 

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • ms: single crochet
  • dim: decrease 
  • aug: increase 
  • dB: half flange

 

Find our collection of unicorns amigurumi hooks

crochet amigurumi unicorn soft toys image

 

Unicorn Amigurumi Tutorial

The head and the body are hooked, filled and closed. The legs, horn and ears are not closed and will be sewn directly on the main element (head or body). 

 

Unicorn head

Start with the pink thread for the nose.

Row 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Rank 2: Aug x6 (12)
Row 3: * 1 sc, 1 aug * x6 (18)
Row 4: * 2 sc, 1 aug * x6 (24)
Row 5: * 3 sc, 1 aug * x6 (30)
Row 6: * 4 sc, 1 aug * x6 (36)
Row 7-8: 1 sc in each stitch (36)
Row 9: * 5 sc, 1 aug * x6 (42)
Row 10: * 6 sc, 1 aug * x6 (48)

 
Switch to white yarn for the body.

Row 11-12: 1 sc in each stitch (48)
Row 13: * 7 sc, 1 inc * x6 (54)
Row 14: 1 sc in each stitch (54)
Row 15: * 7 sc, 1 dim * x6 (48)
Row 16-21: 1 sc in each stitch (48)
Row 22: * 6 sc, 1 dim * x6 (42)
Row 23: 1 sc in each stitch (42)
Row 24: * 5 sc, 1 dim * x6 (36)
Row 25: 1 sc in each stitch (36)
Row 26: * 4 sc, 1 dim * x6 (30)
Row 27: 1 sc in each stitch (30)
Row 28: * 3 sc, 1 dim * x6 (24)
Row 29: 1 sc in each stitch (24)
 
At this point you can embroider the nostrils with brown thread. They are placed 2 rows below the limit between the pink part and the white part. They are embroidered in a spiral to a height of 2 rows. Fill in the head and then attach the safety eyes between rows 21 and 22, with a gap of about 3 stitches between the 2 eyes.
 
Row 30: * 2 sc, 1 dim * x6 (18)
Row 31: * 1 sc, 1 dim * x6 (12)
Row 32: * 1 dim * x 6 (6)
Close the head and stop the thread. 

 

Unicorn ears

Use the same white thread as for the body.


Row 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Row 2: 1 sc in each stitch (6)
Row 3: * 1 sc, 1 aug * x3 (9)
Row 4: * 2 sc, 1 aug * x3 (12)
Row 5-6: 1 sc in stitch (12)
Row 7: * 2 sc, 1 dim * x3 (9)
Row 8: 1 sc in each stitch (9)

Stop the thread, keeping a good length for the seam. Flatten the ears and sew them to the head. Book to you to point them in or out.

 

The unicorn horn

Use the yellow / gold thread.

Row 1: 4 sc in a magic circle (4)
Row 2: * 1 sc, 1 aug * x2 (6)
Row 3: * 2 sc, 1 aug * x2 (8)
Row 4: 1 sc in each stitch (8)
Row 5: * 3 sc, 1 inc * x2 (10)
Row 6-7: 1 sc in each stitch (10)
Round 8: * 4 sc, 1 inc * x2 (12)
Row 9: 1sc in each stitch (12)
Row 10: * 5 sc, 1 aug * x2 (14)
Row 11: 1 sc in each stitch (14)
Row 12: * 6 sc, 1 inc * x2 (16)
Row 13: 1 sc in each stitch (16)

Stop the thread, leaving a good length for the seam. Fill the horn, and sew it on the head between the ears, centering it above the eyes.

 

Unicorn body

Use the same white thread as for the head. 

Row 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Rank 2: Aug x6 (12)
Row 3: * 1 sc, 1 aug * x6 (18)
Row 4: * 2 sc, 1 aug * x6 (24)
Row 5: * 3 sc, 1 aug * x6 (30)
Row 6: * 4 sc, 1 aug * x6 (36)
Row 7: * 5 sc, 1 aug * x6 (42)
Round 8: * 6 sc, 1 inc * x6 (48)
Row 9-10: 1 sc in each stitch (48)
Row 11: * 7 sc, 1 aug * x6 (54)
Row 12: 1 sc in each stitch (54)
Row 13: * 8 sc, 1 inc * x6 (60)
Row 14-23: 1 sc in each stitch (60)
Row 24: * 8 sc, 1 dim * x6 (54)
Row 25: 1 sc in each stitch (54)
Row 26: * 7 sc, 1 dim * x6 (48)
Row 27: 1 sc in each stitch (48)
Row 28: * 6 sc, 1 dim * x 6 (42)
Row 29: 1 sc in each stitch (42)
Row 30: * 5 sc, 1 dim * x6 (36)
Row 31: 1 sc in each stitch (36)
Row 32: * 4 sc, 1 dim * x6 (30)
Row 33: 1 sc in each stitch (30)
Row 34: * 3 sc, 1 dim * x6 (24)
Row 35-37: 1 sc in each stitch (24)
At this point, start padding the body.


Row 38: * 2 sc, 1 dim * x6 (18)
Row 39: * 1 sc, 1 dim * x6 (12)
Row 40: Dim x6 (6)

Stop the thread leaving a good length for sewing. Sew to the head, about 3 or 4 rows below the top of the head. 

 

Unicorn paws

Use the same pink thread as for the head.
Row 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Rank 2: Aug x6 (12)
Row 3: * 1 sc, 1 aug * x6 (18)
Row 4: * 2 sc, 1 aug * x6 (24)
Row 5: * 2 dB, 1 aug in dB * x8 (32)
Row 6-9: 1 sc in each stitch (32)

 
Switching to white wire:
Row 10: 1 sc in each stitch (32)
Row 11-12: 1 sc in each stitch (32)
Round 13: * 6 sc, 1 dec * x4 (28)
Round 14: 1 sc in each stitch (28)
Round 15: * 5 sc, 1 dec * x4 (24)
Round 16-18: 1 sc in each stitch (24)
Round 19: * 2 sc, 1 dec * x6 (18)
Round 20: 1 sc in each stitch (18)

 
Fill in the legs of the unicorn and sew them to the body using an overlock stitch, making sure to tighten them securely. Depending on the amount of padding used, the legs will hang more or less. 

 

Unicorn tail

Make small curly tails from yarns of different colors. No specific pattern for these little tails, but here is the basic diagram:

Leaving a good length of thread at the beginning, make a chain of 30 stitches, then:

 Make 3 dB in the second stitch from the hook, then 1 dB in each next stitch. Stop the thread, leaving a good length.

You can vary with different chain lengths, using dc or db and making the same stitch 2, 3 or 4 times in each stitch.

different tails of the unicorn amigurumi

 

Tail and mane assembly

Holding the 2 lengths of yarn together, insert the hook where you want to attach the small, curly tail and pull both lengths of yarn up to form a loop. Spend the lengths of yarn and the little tail curled through the loop. This technique is called the lark's head knot. 

We see the hook to fix the tail of the unicorn

Use the length of yarn from the very last small curly tail to wrap around all the loops and hide the tied ends, then tie the yarn and pull it inside the body.

hook unicorn tail bindings

crochet unicorn backside

The mane is tied using the same technique of lark's head knot. Cut pieces of wire about 12 to 15 cm long. Holding two strands of yarn together, insert your hook where you want to tie the yarn and pull the two strands through until they form a loop. Pull the 4 ends through the loop and tighten. Repeat over and over with different colored threads. 

mane the unicorn rainbow color

Here the thread is tied quite tightly, all the way down the back of the head and upper body, at just about every stitch available. We started with the pink thread around the horn, then we continued down the ranks, successively using the different colors.

crochet horned magical animal hair mane

The resulting amigurumi is quite large, around 38 inches tall when seated, and taller when held with dangling legs. Hours of hugs in perspective! 

white unicorn with pink paws amigurumi

zoom on the head of the unicorn with its yellow horn

Crochet unicorn unicorn profile view

Amigurumi unicorn top view  

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