“Cuddles” Crochet Unicorn

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“Cuddles” Crochet Unicorn with Bernat Baby Blanket

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2018.

Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern. If you wish to share this pattern, link to this page only. You may sell items produced using this pattern. Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.

This pattern is written in US crochet terms

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Gather Your Supplies

  • Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn
    • Color A – 3 white
    • Color B – 1 baby teal
    • Color C – 1 baby peach
    • Color D – 1 lemon lime
    • Color E – 1 baby yellow
  • 6.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Poly-fil stuffing
  • 2 buttons – 1/2″ to 1″ in size
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

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Gauge and Sizing

6 sts x 5 rows = 2″ in single crochet in the round

Cuddles measures approximately 23″ long, 7″ wide (at largest point) and 14″ tall when sitting.

Abbreviations

To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:

Crochet Abbreviations Quick Guide

Pattern Notes

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Cuddles is made up of 9 elements – four legs, body, head, two ears and horn. You can work them in any order you like! Before each element is complete, you will need to add stuffing (before the opening is too small). Once each element is complete, I recommend attaching them in this order – front legs to body, head, back legs, ears and horn. Once you have attached all of the elements, bring cuddles to life by embroidering the eyes and adding a mane and tail!

How to Crochet Cuddles Crochet Unicorn with Brittany

This tutorial is also available in a left handed version. Click the link below to be directed to the left handed video on my YouTube channel.

Cuddles Crochet Unicorn with Bernat Baby Blanket– Left Hand Tutorial with Brittany

Written Instructions

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Head

Round 1: With color A, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in spiral.

Round 2: Make 2 sc in every stitch. (12 sts)

Round 3: Sc once into the first stitch and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next stitch, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Round 4: Sc once into the first 2 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 2 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

Round 5: Sc once into the first 3 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 3 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Rounds 6-11: Sc once into every stitch. (30 sts)

Round 12: Sc once into the first 4 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 4 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (36 sts)

Round 13: Sc once into the first 5 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 5 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (42 sts)

Rounds 14-19: Sc once into every stitch. (42 sts)

Round 20: Sc once into the first 5 stitches and sc2tog. *Sc into the next 5 stitches, sc2tog. Repeat from * around. (36 sts)

Round 21: Sc once into the first 4 stitches and sc2tog. *Sc into the next 4 stitches, sc2tog. Repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Round 22: Sc once into the first 3 stitches and sc2tog. *Sc into the next 3 stitches, sc2tog. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

Round 23: Sc once into the first 2 stitches and sc2tog. *Sc into the next 2 stitches, sc2tog. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Round 24: Sc once into the first stitch and sc2tog. *Sc into the next stitch, sc2tog. Repeat from * around. (12 sts)

Round 25:  Sc2tog around. (6 sts)

Fasten off.


Ears

Round 1: With color A, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in spiral.

Round 2: Make 2 sc in first st. One sc in next 4 sts. Make 2 sc in last st. (8 sts)

Round 3: Make 2 sc in first st. One sc in next 6 sts. Make 2 sc in last st. (10 sts)

Rounds 4-5: Sc once into every stitch. (10 sts)

Fasten off and flatten before attaching to head.


Horn

Round 1: With color D, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in spiral.

Rounds 2-8: Sc once into every stitch. (6 sts)

Round 9: Make 2 sc in first st. One sc in next 4 sts. Make 2 sc in last st. (8 sts)

Rounds 10-11: Sc once into every stitch. (8 sts)


Body

Round 1: With color A, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in spiral.

Round 2: Make 2 sc in every stitch. (12 sts)

Round 3: Sc once into the first stitch and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next stitch, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Round 4: Sc once into the first 2 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 2 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

Round 5: Sc once into the first 3 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 3 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Round 6: Sc once into the first 4 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 4 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (36 sts)

Round 7: Sc once into the first 5 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 5 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (42 sts)

Round 8: Sc once into the first 6 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 6 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (48 sts)

Rounds 9-16: Sc once into every stitch. (48 sts)

Round 17: Sc once into the first 6 stitches and sc2tog. *Sc into the next 6 stitches, sc2tog. Repeat from * around. (42 sts)

Round 18: Sc once into every stitch. (42 sts)

Round 19: Sc once into the first 5 stitches and sc2tog. *Sc into the next 5 stitches, sc2tog. Repeat from * around. (36 sts)

Round 20: Sc once into every stitch. (36 sts)

Round 21: Sc once into the first 4 stitches and sc2tog. *Sc into the next 4 stitches, sc2tog. Repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Round 22: Sc once into every stitch. (30 sts)

Round 23: Sc once into the first 3 stitches and sc2tog. *Sc into the next 3 stitches, sc2tog. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

Round 24: Sc once into every stitch. (24 sts)

Round 25: Sc once into the first 2 stitches and sc2tog. *Sc into the next 2 stitches, sc2tog. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Round 26: Sc once into every stitch. (18 sts)

Round 27: Sc once into the first stitch and sc2tog. *Sc into the next stitch, sc2tog. Repeat from * around. (12 sts)

Round 28: Sc once into every stitch. (12 sts)

Round 29:  Sc2tog around. (6 sts)

Fasten off.


Front Legs

Round 1: With color B, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in spiral.

Round 2: Make 2 sc in every stitch. (12 sts)

Round 3: Sc once into the first stitch and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next stitch, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Round 4: Sc once into the first 2 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 2 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

Rounds 5-7: Sc once into every stitch. (24 sts)

Round 8: Sc once into the first 2 stitches and sc2tog. *Sc into the next 2 stitches, sc2tog. Repeat from * around. (18 sts) Break color B, fasten on color A.

Rounds 9-19: Sc once into every stitch. (18 sts)

Round 20: Sc once into the first stitch and sc2tog. *Sc into the next stitch, sc2tog. Repeat from * around. (12 sts)

Rounds 21-28: Sc once into every stitch. (12 sts)

Fasten off.


Back Legs

Round 1: With color B, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in spiral.

Round 2: Make 2 sc in every stitch. (12 sts)

Round 3: Sc once into the first stitch and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next stitch, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Round 4: Sc once into the first 2 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 2 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

Rounds 5-7: Sc once into every stitch. (24 sts)

Round 8: Sc once into the first 2 stitches and sc2tog. *Sc into the next 2 stitches, sc2tog. Repeat from * around. (18 sts) Break color B, fasten on color A.

Rounds 9-19: Sc once into every stitch. (18 sts)

Round 20: Sc once into the first stitch and sc2tog. *Sc into the next stitch, sc2tog. Repeat from * around. (12 sts)

Round 21: Sc once into every stitch. (12 sts)

Round 22:  Sc2tog around. (6 sts)

Fasten off

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Assembly instructions

Use color A and a darning needle to sew the front legs close to the body hole opening. Use the tail from the head to close up the hole. Sew the head, ears and horn into position using the photos or tutorial for visual reference. Attach the back legs at each side of the body with a large darning needle, running the yarn all the way through one leg, the body and through the other leg. Add the buttons on for decoration.

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Make several cuts of yarn that are 10″ long for the mane using a mix of color C, D and E. Attach them to the head one by one using the photos as a visual reference by poking your crochet hook through the stitch and pulling the cut of yarn through. Pull it so the stitch is in the middle of the cut and tie a double knot.

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Repeat for the tail but make your cuts 16″ long. Thickness is completely up to you!

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The last little detail is to wrap two strands of your favorite contrast colors around the horn to give it a spiral effect. Thread both strands on your darning needle and go down into the center of your magic ring and poke it out the side. Wrap the two strands around until you reach the base. Use a knot to secure it on both ends and hide the remaining bits in the middle of the horn.

15 thoughts on ““Cuddles” Crochet Unicorn

  • KAT

    Hello
    This ear part makes no sense to me I did 5 rounds
    Followed the instructions under the ear part. It’s just a circle that curls. Doesn’t really look like an ear. I read comments to see if I was missing something and someone asked about stuffing it. I’m so lost any help ????
    Mine says not stuffable by any means I can’t copy and paste the instructions but it’s onky 5 rounds it curls and looks like it is more of a nostril then an ear
    Thank you

    • Hi Kat! You’re not crazy 🙂 The ear really is just a cone shaped piece. When you leave it unstuffed and sew it to the head with a slight curve, it will look more like an ear.

  • Debra Corman

    Thank you so much for the pattern. My granddaughters love their unicorns! I used variegated yarn for the color, in bright pinks, orange, and purple, and it came out beautiful. With the variegated yarn, the horn was already colorful enough without adding the extra pieces. (Unfortunately, I don’t know how to add a picture here.)

  • Tanya

    Hi! I have a question! I am in the middle of making this sweet unicorn for my 8 month old baby to have, (it’s already larger than him! Haha) and want to make it a mama and baby set. A smaller one for Jim to have and play with. Can you suggest how I could go about making a smaller version with the same yarn? I’m afraid with bernat its’s hard to make anything half the size. Help!
    Thanks so much!

  • Maria

    Thank you so much. I have just finished my unicorn, I used a different size of yarn, I changed the style of the eyes because my yarn is smaller than yours, I used hook number 4.
    It looks so cute, I am going to make two more for my family.

  • Nicole

    I am confused on some parts of this pattern. With the ears and the horn, I end up with extra stitches while I follow the pattern. For example, while following the pattern for the ears in Round 1 you have 6 stitches but in Round 2 it says to crochet within only 4 stitches. The same thing happens with the horn. Also for the back legs, it skips from Round 21 to Round 29, so does that mean there are only 22 rounds or do I need to sc in every stitch rounds 21-28?

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