Free Crochet Unicorn Pattern – Eunice the Unicorn

amigurumi unicorn made with speckle yarn with a text overlay indicating this is a free crochet unicorn pattern

This week I’m sharing my free crochet unicorn pattern for Eunice the Unicorn! Eunice is such a fun project to whip up and is the perfect gift for the unicorn lover in your life. I designed this free crochet unicorn pattern to minimize seaming/sewing so her body and head are made in a single piece. But, my absolute favourite part of this pattern? Eunice’s faux fur mane and tail! The mane and tail are only 1 or two rows each so they’re great for giving faux fur yarn a try if you haven’t given it a shot already.

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Recently, I designed my Sprinkles the Unicorn pattern (available for sale in my Ravelry shop and Etsy shop) which is a large amigurumi unicorn crochet pattern. I wanted to create a smaller (but just as) adorable unicorn to share as a free crochet unicorn pattern here on the blog. I started designing Eunice but I wanted to do something a bit different with her mane. I even ended up putting Eunice away for two weeks because I just couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with her after finishing her body, arms and horn.

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large amigurumi unicorn next to the mini unicorn made with this free crochet unicorn pattern
Sprinkles the Unicorn (left) and Eunice the Unicorn (right)

One day, I was working on another design made with faux fur yarn and it hit me! Use Fable Fur! I had a little bit of Fable Fur in Volpe from making my Flikka Flamingo pattern left over and it ended up being just enough to make the mane and tail for Eunice. The fluffy unicorn mane is made in a single piece and so is the tail. If you haven’t worked with faux fur yarn before, I recommend checking out my tips and tricks for working with faux fur yarn post or watching the video tutorial below so you can hit the ground running.

I used WeCrochet’s Brava Worsted Weight Speckle yarn for the body of this free crochet unicorn pattern, which is a worsted weight acrylic yarn available variety of different colors. I recently did a review of Brava Speckle and I really loved the colourway Cake Pop Speckle for a unicorn because it’s fun and colourful and it gives you all those rainbow colours without all the work. Actually, to be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of speckled yarns until I gave Brava Speckle a try and it totally changed my opinion of speckled yarns. I loved it so much I ordered it in every colour! If you want to see all the different Brava Speckle colours, you can check them out at crochet.com. I have some plans for other free amigurumi patterns using this speckled yarn that I can’t wait to share with you soon. If you prefer a more traditional-looking magical unicorn, try using white yarn in place of the speckled yarn.


My little girl loves unicorns so I let her decide on what other colour I would use for this free amigurumi pattern. She decided she wanted pink unicorn hooves. Brava had the perfect pink yarn to go with the speckled yarn that I used for the body called Rouge. You only need a small amount or Rouge for this pattern but again, feel free to substitute your favourite pink color (or any other color) for the Rouge when making your own cute unicorn.

How to Crochet this Cute Crochet Unicorn Pattern

This is a relatively easy pattern to crochet as it uses basic crochet stitches. It is worked from the bottom-up from it’s feet up to its head. It is marked as Intermediate due to the joining of the legs and having to work with the fur yarn. Then the ears, arms, mane and pointed horn are worked in separate pieces and seamed together. Although I have used vibrant colors for my legendary creature, feel free to change up the color you use to great a different look for your crochet unicorn amigurumi toy.

Make sure that you take time to read the detailed instructions for this amigurumi project through before starting your crochet pattern and to count your number of stitches at the end of every round to make sure you have the proper amount.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created with this free crochet pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   This pattern is meant for personal use and not to be mass produced.

Skill Level:

  • Intermediate

Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

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Special Techniques:

  • Invisible Finish/Join: FO leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Place the tapestry needle through the top of the 2nd ST from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end. Check out my invisible join tutorial or watch the video below.


Finished Size:

  • Approximately 10 inches tall from tip of horn to bottoms of legs


Gauge:

  • Brava with 3.5 mm crochet hook: 9 sts across x 11 rows = 2” square

  • Fable Fur with 5.5 mm crochet hook: 4 sts across x 4 rows = 2” square

NOTES:

  • All parts of the unicorn are worked in continuous rounds.  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.

  • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of the stitch rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease. Check out my invisible decrease tutorial.

  • Gauge is not vital to the project but please keep in mind that by not matching
    gauge, this may affect how much yarn is needed as well as the size of your toy.

  • The CH 2 in Round 1 of the body are included in the ST count.

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Free Crochet Unicorn Pattern – Eunice the Unicorn:

Leg 1

Round 1: Using Rouge and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC (6)

Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)

Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)

Rounds 4 – 6: SC around (18)

FO using invisible join. Attach Cake Pop to first ST of Round 6

Round 7: In BLO, SC around (18)

Rounds 8 – 13: SC around (18) FO. PM in the first ST of Round 13.

Leg 2

Round 1: Using Rouge and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC (6)

Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)

Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)

Rounds 4 – 6: SC around (18)

FO using invisible join. Attach Cake Pop to first ST of Round 6

Round 7: In BLO, SC around (18)

Rounds 8 – 13: SC around (18)

Do NOT FO.  We will continue onto the body.

Stuff the legs and continue to add stuffing every few rows of the body.

side-view of the amigurumi toy made with this free crochet unicorn pattern

Body & Head

Round 1: CH 2, SC in the 1st ST of Leg 1. SC 17, SC in each of the CHs of your CH 2, SC 18 around Leg 2. PM in 1st CH of CH 2 to mark new 1st ST of the round (40)

Round 2: SC in each CH and ST around (40)

Round 3: (SC 4, SCINC) x 8 (48)

Round 4: SC around (48)

Round 5: (SC 6, SCDEC) x 6 (42)

Rounds 6 – 7: SC around (42)

Round 8: (SC 5, SCDEC) x 6 (36)

Rounds 9 – 11:  SC around (36)

Round 12: SC 2, SCDEC, (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5, SC 2 (30)

Rounds 13 – 14: SC around (30)

Round 15: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)

Rounds 16 – 18:  SC around (24)

Round 19: SC, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC (18)

Round 20: SC around (18)

Round 21: SC, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC (24)

Round 22:  (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)

Round 23: SC 2, SCINC, (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 2 (36)

Round 24:  (SC 5, SCINC) x 6 (42)

Rounds 25 – 35: SC around (42) – Place eyes in STs 9 and 15 of Round 32

Round 36:  (SC 5, SCDEC) x 6 (36)

Round 37: SC 2, SCDEC, (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5, SC 2 (30)

Round 38:  (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)

Round 39: SC, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC (18)

Round 40: (SC, SCDEC) x 6 (12)

Round 41: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)

FO.  Weave your yarn tail through the FLO of the last round and cinch the hole closed.  Weave in ends. 

amigurumi unicorn, made with this free crochet unicorn pattern in a flat lay with a furls crochet hook

Snout

Round 1: Using Cake Pop and 3.5mm hook, CH 5. SCINC in the 2nd CH from the hook, SC 2, place 5 SCs in the last CH. Working up the other side of the CH, SC 2, place 3 SCs in the last CH. (14)

Round 2: SCINC, SC 4, (SCINC) x 3, SC 4, (SCINC) x 2 (20)

Rounds 3 – 4: SC around (20)

FO using invisible join and leaving a long tail to sew to the face. 

Sew to the face, adding stuffing between the snout and the face.

Arms (Make 2)

Round 1: Using Rouge and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC (6)

Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)

Rounds 3 – 5: SC around (12) – start stuffing, adding more stuffing with each added round.

FO using invisible join. Attach Cake Pop to first ST of Round 8

Round 6: In BLO, SC around (12)

Rounds 7 – 15: SC around (12)

Round 16: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)

FO leaving a long tail. 

Whip stitch the arm hole closed and sew onto either side of the body.


Ears (Make 2)

Round 1: Using Cake Pop and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC (6)

Round 2: SC around (6)

Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 3 (9)

Round 4: (SC 2, SCINC) x 3 (12)

Round 5 – 6: SC around (12)

Round 7: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 3 (9)

Round 8: (SC, SCDEC) x 3 (6)

FO leaving a long tail to sew onto head. 

Flatten piece, do not stuff.  Sew ears onto top of the head.


Eyelashes

Using the black embroidery thread, embroider some eyelashes next to each eye.  Start in the stitch directly next to the center/side of each eye.  Insert the needle into the stitch two stitches to the right and back up through the stitch you started the eyelashes in. 

Insert the needle into the stitch that is one stitch above and slightly to the left (for the first eyelash on the right side and to the right for the left eyelash) of tip of the first eye lash.  Repeat with the other eye.

amigurumi eyelash embroidery photo instructions step 1.

Completed embroidered eyelashes on a crochet toy face



Horn


Round 1:
Using Canary and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC (6)

Rounds 2 – 3: SC around (6)

Round 4: (SC 2, SCINC) x 2 (8)

Round 5: SC around (8)

Round 6: (SC, SCINC) x 4 (12) – Start stuffing, adding more as you go

Rounds 7 – 11: SC around (12)

FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the head. 

Sew onto the forehead of your unicorn, adding stuffing as you sew.

Mane

Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, CH 18 (chain should measure 7” long). SC in the 7th CH from the hook, SC 10, SC 5 in the last CH.  Working up the other side of the chain, SC 11, SC 6 around the loop. (33)

Round 2:  SC 11, (SCINC) x 5, SC 11 Join to next ST with a SL ST. (27)

FO and weave in ends. Place the loop in the mane around the base of the horn. 

Using a length of Cake Pop yarn, sew the mane to the head of the unicorn.

view of the back of this amigurumi unicorn design, showing.a furry tail and mane



Tail

Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, CH 10, SCINC in the 2nd CH from the hook, (SCINC)x2, SC 6 (12) FO leaving a long tail.  Sew onto bum of the unicorn.

I hope you enjoyed this free crochet unicorn pattern! I’d love to see your cute little unicorn that you made! Tag me on social media when you share your magical creature for a chance to be featured on one of my social media accounts. If you have any questions about this pattern or would like to leave me a message, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Happy hooking friends!

Disclaimer:

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