Cornelia the Unicorn Crochet Pattern

Just a few months ago I started designing my own crochet patterns. It’s already been a whirlwind journey!

I love making new things and sharing them with all of you. It keeps me on the lookout for new ideas and I’ve always got crochet on the brain.

I thought it was high time that I shared my very first crochet pattern with you, Cornelia the Unicorn. She’s so cute and I can’t wait to see how you customize her in your own unique way.

Let’s get crafty!

Cornelia the Unicorn

This pattern was first published on Oct. 5, 2017

This pattern was edited by the author on Jan. 11, 2018

This pattern was by the author on Mar. 25, 2018

Materials:

Caron Simply Soft in Watermelon, White, Harvest Red, Sunshine, Super Duper Yellow, Limelight, Blue Mint, Grape

Red Heart Soft in Tangerine

E/3.5mm hook (I prefer Clover Amour hooks)

12mm safety eyes (any color you like, I use black)

Scraps of black and pink yarn

Polyester stuffing/Polyfil

Tapestry needle

Jewelry pliers for when the needle gets stuck

Stitch Marker

Skill Level:

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Finished Dimensions:

Approx. 10 inches by 5 inches by 5 inches

Abbreviations:

Sl st = slip stitch

Ch = chain

Sc = single crochet

Dc = double crochet

FO = finish off

Inc = increase (2sc in one sc)

Dec = decrease, sc2tog

Before Beginning:

*This pattern is written in U.S. terms.

*This project is worked in rounds. You will need a stitch marker or a scrap of contrasting color yarn to mark the beginning of your rounds.

*Your total stitch count will be in parentheses at the end of every row. This will help you to keep count of your stitches and make sure the finished product looks right. Chains and Slip Stitches do not count as stitches.

*I recommend crocheting over your yarn tails to make less work of weaving in ends when finishing off your work. You can find tutorials online or follow the instructions provided.

Arms/front legs (make 2)

Start with Caron Simply Soft yarn in Watermelon

Round 1: Magic Circle 6 (6)

Round 2: Inc in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: (Sc, Inc) repeat around (18)

Rounds 4-5: (2 rounds) Sc in each sc around (18)

Round 6: (Sc, dec) repeat around (12)

Change color to White

Rounds 7-22: (15 rounds) Sc in each sc around (12) Finish Off, leaving a length of yarn to sew the arms to the body. Stuff the arms and set aside for assembly later.

Legs/back legs (make 2)

Start with Caron Simply Soft yarn in Watermelon

Round 1: Magic Circle 6 (6)

Round 2: Inc in each sc around (12)

Round 3: (Sc, Inc) repeat around (18)

Rounds 4: (Sc 5, inc) repeat around (21)

Rounds 5-6: (2 rounds) Sc in each sc around (21)

Round 7: (Sc 5, dec) repeat around (18)

Round 8: (Sc, dec) repeat around (12)

Change color to White

Rounds 9-22: (14 rounds) Sc in each sc around (12) Finish Off, leaving a length of yarn to sew the arms to the body. Stuff the legs and set aside for assembly later.

Body

Start with Caron Simply Soft yarn in White

Round 1: Magic Circle 6 (6)

Round 2: Inc in each sc around (12)

Round 3: Sc in each sc around (12)

Round 4: (Sc, inc) repeat around (18)

Round 5: (Sc 2, inc) repeat around (24)

Round 6: (Sc 3, inc) repeat around (30)

Round 7: (Sc 4, inc) repeat around (36)

Rounds 8-14: (7 rounds) Sc in each sc around (36)

Round 15: (Sc 5, inc) repeat around (42)

Round 16: (Sc 6, inc) repeat around (48)

Round 17-20: (4 rounds) Sc in each sc around (48)

Round 21: (Sc 6, dec) repeat around (42)

Round 22: (Sc 5, dec) repeat around (36)

Round 23: (Sc 4, dec) repeat around (30)

Round 24: (Sc 3, dec) repeat around (24)

Round 25: (Sc 2, dec) repeat around (18)

Stuff the body firmly but not so much that it distorts the shape of the body. Shape it as you stuff.

Round 26: (Sc, dec) repeat around (12)

Round 27: Dec around (6)

Finish off and weave in loose ends.

Head

Start with Caron Simply Soft yarn in Watermelon

Round 1: Magic Circle 6 (6)

Round 2: Inc in each sc around (12)

Round 3: (Sc, inc) repeat around (18)

Round 4: (Sc 2, inc) repeat around (24)

Round 5: Sc in each sc around (24)

Round 6: (Sc 3, inc) repeat around (30)

Rounds 7-8: (2 rounds) Sc in each sc around (30)

Round 9: (Sc 8, dec) repeat around (27)

Change to White yarn

Round 10: Sc in each sc around (27)

Round 11: (Sc 8, inc) repeat around (30)

Round 12: Sc in each sc around (30)

Round 13: (Sc 4, inc) repeat around (36)

Round 14-18: (5 rounds) Sc in each sc around (36)

Add 12mm safety eyes between Rounds 13 and 14 with 7 stitches in between the eyes. When the eyes are pushed all the way in you should count 7 stitches between the eyes.

Round 19: (Sc 4, dec) repeat around (30)

Round 20: Sc in each sc around (30)

Round 21: (Sc 3, dec) repeat around (24)

Round 22: (Sc 2, dec) repeat around (18)

Round 23: (Sc, dec) repeat around (12)

Stuff the head firmly but not so much that it distorts the shape of the face. Shape it as you stuff.

Round 24: Dec around (6) Finish Off and leave about 12 inches of a tail for sewing the head to the body.

Pass White yarn between both eyes and pull slightly to indent the eyes and shape the face. Finish Off and weave in all ends.

For the nostrils, use scraps of black yarn to make 2 x-shaped stitches over Round 6 with 5 stitches between them. They should line up with the eyes.

Optional: Use black yarn to make 2 short stitches to the sides of the eyes to create eyelashes. You can also use a little bit of pink yarn to make two short stitches below the eyes to make little cheeks.

Ears (make 2)

Inside of ear (make 2)

Start with Caron Simply Soft yarn in Watermelon

Round 1: Magic ring (6)

Round 2: Inc in each sc around (12)

Round 3: (Sc, inc) repeat around (18) Sl st in last stitch, Finish Off leaving a short tail.

Outside of ear (make 2)

Start with Caron Simply Soft yarn in White

Round 1: Magic ring (6)

Round 2: Inc in each sc around (12)

Round 3: (Sc, inc) repeat around (18) sl st in last stitch. Chain 1, turn. Put the “wrong sides” of the Inside and Outside of ears together with the tails of the yarn in between them and the pink facing towards you. Sc in each sc around (18) and sl st in the last stitch. FO leaving a tail about 8 inches long.

Pinch the ears together at the bottom and use part of the tail to sew the pinched part closed at the base. Attach the ears to the head between rounds 21-23.

Horn

Start with Caron Simply Soft yarn in Sunshine

Round 1: Magic Circle 4

Rounds 2-3: (2 rounds) Sc in each sc around (4)

Round 4: (Inc, sc 3) repeat around (5)

Round 5: Sc in each sc around (5)

Round 6: Sc in next 2 sc, inc, sc in next 2 sc (6)

Round 7: Sc in each sc around (6)

Round 8: (Inc, sc 2) repeat around (8), sl st last stitch.

Finish Off, leave a tail about 6 inches long for sewing the Horn to the Head. Center the Horn between the Ears and Eyes and sew it in place.

Assembly

I highly recommend using straight pins to get the arms/front legs and back legs into place before you sew them on permanently. Sew the arms/front legs and back legs towards the front of the body to help your pony sit up unassisted.

The back legs should be level with the bottom of the body and the front legs should be positioned between them, the tops meeting the shoulders at a slight angle.

Use a table or a large book to help you gauge where all the parts should go, a flat base is important.

Using the extra long tail of yarn you made, attach the head to the top of the body. Pass the tail through the bottom of the head, right where the neck should join the head.

Using short stitches, sew back and forth from the head to the body to create the neck. The head should wobble only very slightly.

Make sure your stitches are small and tight to prevent too much wobble. Finish off and weave in all ends.

Tail

Using Caron Simply Soft in Watermelon, Harvest Red, Super Duper Yellow, Limelight, Blue Mint, Grape and Red Heart Soft in Tangerine.

Chain 21, leave a long tail on each end for sewing. Knot the end of the chain. Tie all 7 colors together in a simple knot, sew knot to base of unicorn body.

Mane

Using Caron Simply Soft in Watermelon, Harvest Red, Super Duper Yellow, Limelight, Blue Mint, Grape and Red Heart Soft in Tangerine.

Chain 11, leave a long tail on each end for sewing. Knot the end of the chain.

Forelock

Using Caron Simply Soft in Watermelon, Harvest Red, Super Duper Yellow, Limelight, Blue Mint, Grape and Red Heart Soft in Tangerine.

Chain 11, leave a long tail on each end for sewing. Knot the end of the chain.

Attaching the mane/forelock

Taking your Forelock colors, sew them just behind the Horn and pull them forward to fill out the entire mane.

To sew on the Mane, start at the base of the Forelock and sew the Mane chains next to each other in pairs down the middle of the head. You should finish up right at the base of the head.

Once your Unicorn is complete you can make anyone’s day magical! Be sure to share the unique colors in your unicorn.

Have an awesome day!
Jessica from 3rd House

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