“Cuddles” the Crochet Unicorn

The unicorn that’s as cuddly as she is cute!

Skill Level | Intermediate
Finished Size | 23″ long; 14″ tall when seated

Crochet unicorns are popular these days and now you can make one for an extra special baby shower gift or give to a special little one in your life.

Pattern sponsored by Yarnspirations

Introduction

About this Pattern


If you’re looking for something cute and cuddly to crochet for your little one or for an extra special handmade baby shower gift, you’re in the right place! Cuddles is as soft as she is adorable.

With this project you’ll learn basic shaping and assembly used in many amigurumi projects. The use of super bulky yarn makes it a fun weekend project you can whip up quick.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you will need, a video tutorial and written instructions to walk you through finishing this cuddly crochet unicorn from start to finish.

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getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • Approx 504 yds; Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn
  • Color A – White; approx 216 yds
  • Color B – Baby Teal; approx 72 yds
  • Color C – Baby Peach; approx 72 yds
  • Color D – Lemon Lime; approx 72 yds
  • Color E – Baby Yellow; approx 72 yds
  • 6.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Poly-fil stuffing
  • 2 buttons – 1/2″ to 1″ in size
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Yes, as long as it is in the same weight category. Check your gauge to make sure this substitution won’t effect the sizing. Recommended amount will likely be inaccurate.

Additional Resources: Ultimate Guide to Yarn Weight

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pattern details

Abbreviations


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

Finished Size

23″ long; 14″ tall seated

Gauge

First 5 rds of head = 4″ diameter

Additional Notes: Cuddles is made up of 9 elements: four legs, body, head, two ears and horn. Before each element is complete, add stuffing (before the opening is too small). Attach elements 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.

This pattern requires you to use the magic ring. If this is a new technique to you, check out our guide here.

the pattern

Written Instructions


Head

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

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

Round 3: 1 sc in first st. 2 sc in next stitch. *1 Sc in next st. 2 sc in next. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts)

Round 4: 1 sc in first 2 sts. 2 sc in next st. *1 sc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in next. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Round 5: 1 sc in first 3 sts. 2 sc in next st. *1 sc in next 3 sts. 2 sc in next. Rep from * to end of round. (30 sts)

Rounds 6-11: 1 sc in every stitch. (30 sts)

Round 12: 1 sc in first 4 sts. 2 sc in next st. *1 sc in next 4 sts. 2 sc in the next. Rep 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. Rep from * to end of round. (42 sts)

Rounds 14-19: 1 sc in every st. (42 sts)

Round 20: 1 sc in first 5 sts. Sc2tog. *1 sc in next 5 st. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (36 sts)

Round 21: 1 sc in first 4 sts. Sc2tog. *1 sc in next 4 sts. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (30 sts)

Round 22: 1 sc in first 3 sts. Sc2tog. *1 sc in next 3 sts. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Round 23: 1 sc into first 2 sts. Sc2tog. *1 sc in next 2 sts. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts)

Round 24: 1 sc in first st. Sc2tog. *1 sc in next st. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (12 sts)

Round 25:  *Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (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: 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in next 4 sts. 2 sc in last st. (8 sts)

Round 3: 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in next 6 sts. 2 sc in last st. (10 sts)

Rounds 4-5: 1 sc in every st. (10 sts)

Fasten off. Don’t stuff. 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: 1 sc in every st. (6 sts)

Round 9: 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in next 4 sts. 2 sc in last st. (8 sts)

Rounds 10-11: 1 sc in every st. (8 sts)

Fasten off. Lightly stuff before attaching to head.

Body

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

Round 2: 2 sc every stitch. (12 sts)

Round 3: 1 sc in first st. 2 sc in next st. *1 sc in next st. 2 sc in next. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts)

Round 4: 1 sc in first 2 sts. 2 sc in next st. *1 sc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in next. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Round 5: 1 sc in first 3 sts. 2 sc in next st. *1 sc in next 3 sts. 2 sc in next. Rep from * to end of round. (30 sts)

Round 6: 1 sc in first 4 sts. 2 sc in next st. *1 sc in next 4 sts. 2 sc in next. Rep from * to end of round. (36 sts)

Round 7: 1 sc in first 5 sts. 2 sc in next st. *1 sc in next 5 sts. 2 sc in next. Rep from * to end of round. (42 sts)

Round 8: 1 sc in first 6 sts. 2 sc in next st. *1 sc in next 6 sts. 2 sc in next. Rep from * to end of round. (48 sts)

Rounds 9-16: 1 sc in every st. (48 sts)

Round 17: 1 sc in first 6 sts. Sc2tog. *1 sc in next 6 sts. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (42 sts)

Round 18: 1 sc in every st. (42 sts)

Round 19: 1 sc in first 5 sts. Sc2tog. *1 sc in next 5 sts. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (36 sts)

Round 20: 1 sc in every st. (36 sts)

Round 21: 1 sc in first 4 sts. Sc2tog. *1 sc in next 4 sts. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (30 sts)

Round 22: 1 sc in every st. (30 sts)

Round 23: 1 sc in first 3 sts. Sc2tog. *1 sc in next 3 sts. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Round 24: 1 sc in every st. (24 sts)

Round 25: 1 sc in first 2 sts. Sc2tog. *1 sc in next 2 sts. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts)

Round 26: 1 sc in every st. (18 sts)

Round 27: 1 sc in first st. Sc2tog. *1 sc in next st. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (12 sts)

Round 28: 1 sc in every st. (12 sts)

Round 29:  *Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (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: 2 sc in every st. (12 sts)

Round 3: 1 sc in first st. 2 sc in next st. *1 sc in next st. 2 sc in next. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts)

Round 4: 1 sc in first 2 sts. 2 sc in next st. *1 sc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in next. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Rounds 5-7: 1 sc in every st. (24 sts)

Round 8: 1 sc in first 2 sts. Sc2tog. *1 sc in next 2 sts. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts) Break color B, fasten on color A in last st of round.

Rounds 9-19: 1 sc in every st. (18 sts)

Round 20: 1 sc in first st. Sc2tog. *1 sc in next st. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (12 sts)

Rounds 21-28: 1 sc in every st. (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: 2 sc in every st. (12 sts)

Round 3: 1 sc in first st. 2 sc in next st. *1 sc in next st. 2 sc in next. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts)

Round 4: 1 sc in first 2 sts. 2 sc in next st. *1 sc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in next. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Rounds 5-7: 1 sc in every st. (24 sts)

Round 8: 1 sc in first 2 sts. Sc2tog. *1 sc in next 2 sts. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts) Break color B, fasten on color A in last st of round.

Rounds 9-19: 1 sc in every st. (18 sts)

Round 20: 1 sc in first st. Sc2tog. *1 sc in next st. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (12 sts)

Round 21: 1 sc in every st. (12 sts)

Round 22:  *Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (6 sts)

Fasten off

Assembly

Step 1: Sew opening of the front legs closed with yarn needle and color A. Sew head opening closed with tail from head. With body tail, sew head in place. Sew ears and horn to head using the photos or tutorial for reference. Attach the back legs at each side of the body with a large yarn needle, running the yarn all the way through one leg, the body and through the other leg. Add the buttons on for decoration.

Step 2: For the mane, make several cuts of yarn that are 10″ long using a mix of color C, D and E. Attach them to the head one by one in the following way – poke crochet hook through stitch and pull cut of yarn through. Pull it so the stitch is in the middle of the cut and tie a double knot. Use photos as a visual reference for placement and distribution.

Step 3: Repeat step 2 for the tail but make your cuts 16″ long. Thickness is completely up to you!

Step 4: 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.


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