With this simple crochet pattern you can crochet an Amigurumi unicorn. The cocheted Amigurumi unicorn “Hoppala” is a great plushie for big and small children. This crochet unicorn can be made with button joints what gives a great nostalgic look and makes it particularly movable.
You have to understand one thing, Not everyone can see unicorns. Poor beings without imagination, never meet Hoppala!
Note: The Amigurumis of the Zamzarak series can be made with or without button joints. What button joints are and how to make them you can read in the tutorial for button joints. If you decide to make button joints you also need 4 buttons whose size should fit exactly so you should choose them after crocheting.
Here you find the size specifications for the crocheted unicorn Hoppala without horn.
|Crochet Hook 12 (shown example)||137yds / 1.75oz, 100% cotton||20cm||30cm|
For the unicorn we first crochet head, body, ears, arms, legs, horn, mane and tail. Then all parts are sewn together and mane and tail tied on . At the end, nostrils are stitched on, eyelashes are tied and cheeks are painted on.
Crochet the head for the unicorn from the tip of the nose to the back of the head with double crochet stitches (UK!) in spiral rounds. Before we finish the head it is filled and finally the remaining opening is closed.
Crochet the body for the unicorn from bottom to top in spiral rounds with double crochet stitches (UK!). The body is completely filled and stuffed, but not completely closed, but sewn later with the thread end and the opening to the head.
Crochet the ears for the unicorn from the top to the base in spiral rounds with double crochet stitches (UK!). The ears are not filled, but only folded flat and then sewn with the thread end at the opening to the head.
We crochet the arms for the unicorn from the finger tips to the shoulders with double crochet stitches (UK!) in spiral rounds. The arms will be filled and stuffend and later sewn to the body with the thread end or closed and attached with botton joints.
We crochet the legs for the unicorn from the toe tips to the hips with double crochet stitches (UK!) in spiral rounds. The legs will be filled and stuffend and later sewn to the body with the thread end or closed and attached with botton joints.
Crochet the horn for our unicorn from the top to the neck in spiral rounds with double crochet stitches (UK!). The horn is completely filled and later sewn with the opening to the head.
As a mane and tail for our unicorn we crochet 10 curled strands per color in 2 rows of chain stitches and double crochet stitches (UK!) in 2 rows each.
After you’ve finished crocheting all the parts, you can sew your unicorn together. For this you first put all parts together with pins. So you see if the positions are ok and can still easily make changes.
Next we sew the body with the opening from the neck to the head. The neck sits approximately between the 20th and 29th round in the middle of the bottom of the head. The middle between the 6 treble crochet stitches (UK!) at the neck sits at the back and the middle between the eyes at the top. You can follow the tutorial for sewing open parts to closed parts.
Then we sew the horn with the thread end once around to the head. For this purpose first attach it with pins. It sits exactly in the middle of the eyes after the 19th round. Now you can sew the horn piece by piece. Before closing the horn may be filled and stuffed again. Finally you secure the thread end inside.
Then the ears are folded flat and sewn with the thread ends with the opening to the head. They sit in a line around the 25th round on top of the head exactly centered with about 8 stitches distance behind the eyes. When the ears are finished, the thread ends are secured inside the head.
Now mark the middle over the front of the body to place the arms and the legs at the same distance right and left of it.
Without button joints: The arms and legs are sewn to the body with the flat folded opening and the respective thread ends. Fold the top of the arms so that the break line runs in a line to the palms. The legs are fold the other way so that the break line runs through the middle of the foot tips. It is best to attach the arms and legs first with pins to check the positions. The arms are sewn with the flat-folded opening horizontally around the 39th round and have 14 stitches distance on the front. The legs on the other hand, are sewn with the flat-folded opening perpendicular to the center of the 13th round with 29 stitches at the front, while the toes point upwards. Finally, the thread ends are secured and weaved in inside the body.
With button joints: The arms and legs are attached paired with button joints to the body using a separate thread and buttons. It is best to first mark the respective entry holes with pins in order to hit the positions exactly. The entry holes of the arms sit after the 39th round and have 14 stitches distance on the front. The entry holes of the legs sit after the 13th round with a distance of 29 stitches on the front, while the toes point forward and up. If you have no idea how to make button joints, the tutorial for button joints will help you.
Now we tie mane and tail to head and body. To tie you use the two ends of the strands. If you’ve never done that before, you might find it helpful to follow up the tutorial to tie on small parts.
We start with the mane on the head and mark first with pins a line starting from the 25th round center between the ears over the entire back of the head. Afterwards, we will only tie up the central strands along this line. We start with pink and tie one strand in the middle after round 25, 26 and 27 respectively. This will continue with purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red until we arrive at the back of the head. Now all we have to do is tie another strand in the same color on the right and left. Here we work again from the ears to the back of the head and automatically get a straight centered mane.
For the tail, we start with the green strand and tie it to the middle of the body after the 12th round. Then we work around the tail in a circle, beginning with pink above and right around purple, orange, red, yellow and blue. We get a round tail that falls in the same color order as the mane.
Finally you can pimp your unicorn as you like. You will get beautiful lashes when you draw some yarn around the safety eyes, knot them and shortening them. The nostrils can be embroidered on the top of the snout with black darning yarn starting horizontally after the 7th round. The cheeks you paint just with a little acrylic paint, as I have shown you in the tutorial for gentle cheeks.