Crochet Unicorn applique

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Free crochet unicorn applique pattern! Who doesn’t love these cute whimsical creatures? Continue reading to find out all the details about the yarn used and the design process, or scroll down for the free pattern.

Free crochet unicorn applique pattern
Free crochet unicorn applique pattern

The crochet unicorn design is made by NJ, and the baby blanket is by TJ. The Lavender baby blanket is a mix of TJ and NJ. Having a twin is the same. It is a mix of feelings, but most of the time, a blessing. ( So many memories to share, but maybe for another post )

When I design something like the Crochet Jungle animal baby blanket, she always becomes my tester and adds extra details to my patterns. For example, Snowman Christmas blanket! the idea came from my snowman square I did years ago. I designed the Tulip bag, and she decided to crochet the Sofia tote bag. Sometimes she can be a copycat, but for a good reason.

Free crochet unicorn applique pattern
Free crochet unicorn applique pattern

The most comfortable patterns to design for me are the crochet appliques and the crochet amigurumi toys. If you see a design on our blog, Like the Doll- Crochet along or the Gnome along ( CAL ), be sure that it is a design by NJ, my sister is more crochet wearables designer, like the Warlock shawl, Crochet wrap “Karly” or any kind of crochet throws / afghans. She spent two weeks or almost a month crocheting, testing, and writing down the pattern for the Sofia blanket. Most of the time, she starts with a baby-size blanket and ends up with a throw size. Ask her how?

Free crochet unicorn applique pattern
Free crochet unicorn applique pattern

Free unicorn applique pattern

Final measurements:
Applique size: 6.5 inches / 16cm
Crochet hook size – 4 mm
Skill level: Beginner/ Advanced.
This pattern uses basic stitches, but there are a few which can be considered intermediate. If you don’t know how to make them search Youtube. There are plenty of videos that will help you.

Materials needed:


Yarn- For the applique, I used Paintbox Simply Aran (100% acrylic,100gr/3.5 Oz,184m/201 yards). This yarn comes in so many colors, and the weight is perfect for the appliques. But you can always use whatever brand worsted/Aran weight yarn you have in your stash.

  • Colors- white for the body, purple, light blue, and turquoise, and yellow for the stars and horns.
  • Crochet hook- 4 mm for the appliques and 5 mm for the dream catcher’s base.
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Buttons for eyes- you can use shank buttons or amigurumi safety eyes – 12mm

Special stitches:


DC5TOG – work 5 dc all into the same stitch, leaving the last loop unworked on the hook each time. When you’ve got 6 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 6 sts. Work tightly here, and as soon as you make the next (sc) st, the bobble should pop right out on the other side of your work!
PICOT- CH 2, slip stitch in 2nd CH from hook.

Pattern notes:

  1. The CH 2 at the beginning of each row/round is never counted as a stitch throughout the pattern
    unless stated otherwise.
  2. If you have any trouble with some of the stitches, please search on Youtube or Google. You will find
    plenty of helpful videos.
  3. I always use a hot glue gun to attach my appliques on blankets or projects. However, you can stitch them. I have made a video tutorial – on how to attach an applique to your project. Check it out on my Youtube channel- Video tutorial.

Stitch Abbreviation:

  1. SC- single crochet
  2. HDC- half double crochet
  3. DC- double crochet
  4. SS- slip stitch
  5. CH- chain
  6. Rep- repeat
  7. ** – repeat the stitches in the ** indicated
  8. times
  9. FO- fasten off

Unicorn applique pattern

HEAD:
-with white yarn
RND 1: Start with a magic ring, CH 2, 12 DC into the ring, SS to join (12)
RND 2: CH 2, 2 DC in each stitch around, SS to join (24)
RND 3:CH 2, 1 DC in first, 2 DC in next rep from * all the way around, SS to join. FO. (36)

MUZZLE:
-with white yarn
RND 1: Start with a magic ring, CH 2, 12 DC into the ring, SS to join, do not turn (12)

RND 2: CH 2, 2 DC in each stitch around, SS to join, do not turn (24)
Continue on the face stripe
ROW 1: CH 2, DC in next 3, turn (3)
ROW 2-4: CH 2, DC in next 2, 1 DC in turning CH. FO. (3)


MANE (make 3 with different colors each)
CH 8, SS in 2nd CH from hook, SC in next 2, HDC in next 2, DC in next, 2 DC in last. FO. (7)

EARS – make 2
-with purple color
ROW 1: CH 5, SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next 2, 1 SC, CH 1, 1 SC in last, continue working on
the opposite side, SC in next 3, switch to white color, SS to join (8)
ROW 2: CH 1, SC in next 4, 2 SC in next CH-space, SC in next 4, SS to join. FO. (10)

HORN:

With yellow yarn
CH 9, SS in 2nd ch from hook, SS in next, SC in next 2, HDC in next 2, DC in next 2. FO

NOSTRILS:
-with purple color
Start with a magic ring and make 5 SC into the ring. SS to join. FO.
BODY:
-with white color
RND 1: CH 11, 3 DC in 4th CH from hook, DC in next 6, 5 DC in last, continue working on the opposite side,
DC in next 6, 2 DC in last, SS to join, do not turn (22)
RND 2: CH 2, 2 DC in first 3, DC in next 6, 2 DC in next 5, DC in next 6, 2 DC in last 2, SS to join, do not turn (32)
RND 3: CH 2, 1 DC in first, 2 DC in next rep from * 2 more times, DC in next 6, 1 DC in first, 2 DC in next rep from * 4 more times, DC in next 6, 1 DC in first, 2 DC in next rep from * 1 more times. FO. (42)

LEGS – make 3
-start with purple
ROW 1: CH 5, SC in 2nd from hook, SC in each across, turn (4)
ROW 2: CH 1, SC across, switch to white color, turn (4)
ROW 3-6: CH 1, SC across, turn (4)
ROW 7: CH 1, skip 1 st, 2 HDC in next 2, CH 2, SS in last. FO.

CALF:
-with white yarn
RND 1: Start with a magic ring, CH 2, 12 DC into the ring, SS to join (12)
RND 2: CH 2, 2 DC in each stitch around, SS to join (24)

TAIL:
CH 15, SC in 2nd from hook, SC in next, 2 SC in first, SC in next 2 rep from * 2 more times, SC in next 2, SS in last. FO.

STAR APPLIQUE PATTERN

STAR – make 3

  • With yellow color
    Make a magic ring, CH 2, 10 DC in the ring, SS to join (10)
    RND 2: CH 1, 1 SC in next, 1 HDC, 1 DC, 1 PICOT, 1 DC, 1 HDC in next rep from * 4 more times,
    SS to join. FO. (5 points of star)

How to assemble the crochet unicorn applique

How to assemble a crochet unicorn applique
How to assemble a crochet unicorn applique

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