Unicorn and Dragon Pencil Toppers Free Crochet Tutorial
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Amigurumi Pencil Toppers – Free Crochet Pattern

This free crochet pattern for my amigurumi pencil toppers is a great little project for beginners as well as seasoned crocheters.

A unicorn and dragon pencil topper were the first amigurumis I made without a pattern. At the request of a little girl, I decided to share the pattern for them, but first I redesigned them. 🙂

The free crochet pattern comes with a video tutorial, in case you’d like to crochet along with me!

This pattern is written in US crochet terms. You can convert it to British terms using my conversion chart.

Crochet Conversion Chart

I would love to see your unicorn or dragon pencil topper! Share your creation on Instagram and tag me @stellasyarnuniverse for the monthly chance to win a pdf pattern of your choice from my Etsy shop! Winners are announced on my Instagram page @stellasyarnuniverse every 1st of the month!

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Materials for the amigurumi pencil toppers

DK/light worsted weight cotton yarn in white, lavender, pink and peach for the unicorn, and bright green, dark green and light green for the dragon (For the unicorn I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Champagne White (403), Dusty Lilac (447), Tea Rose (443) and for the dragon shades Grass Green (430), Racing Green (428) and Pistachio Green (425))

2.5mm/size B or C crochet hook

7mm (0.28″) safety eyes or black embroidery floss/yarn


Yarn needle 

Stitch marker



Rd = rd

St(s) = stitch(es)

Ch = chain

Sl st = slip stitch

Sc = single crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Dc = double crochet

Tr = treble crochet

Inc = single crochet 2 in same st

Dec = invisible decrease: Insert hook in front loops of next 2 sts, yarn over, pull through both front loops, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops

[…] = series of stitches to be repeated

(…) = stitch count once round is completed


Start with the head in green for the dragon or white for the unicorn

Rd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring (6)

Rd 2: Inc in all 6 st (12)

Rd 3: [sc 1, inc 1]*6 (18)

Rd 4: Sc in all 18 st (18)

Rd 5: [sc 2, inc 1]*6 (24)

Rd 6: In FLO: [sc 3, inc 1]*6 (30)

Rd 7: [sc 4, inc 1]*6 (36)

Rd 8 to 12 (5 rds): Sc in all 36 st (36)

Rd 13: [sc 4, dec]*6 (30)

Rd 14: [sc 3, dec]*6 (24)

Attach the eyes between rd 5 and 6 with about 6 sts space in between them. Fill the head with fiberfill. 

Rd 15: [sc 2, dec]*6 (18)

Rd 16: [sc 1, dec]*6 (12)

Rd 17: Dec 6 times (6)

Crochet the tube for the pencil

Ch 8, close to a rd by making a sc in the first ch

Rd 1: Sc in 7 remaining ch (8)

Rd 2 to 10 (9 rds): Sc in all 8 st (8)

Fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing. 

Sew the tube to the bottom middle of the head. This might be easier, if you insert a pencil in the tube.

For the dragon 

Crochet the spines in dark green

Crochet on the head by pulling out loops in between rounds, starting between rd 6 and 7 on top of the head, working your way down to the neck:

[Sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, tr 1, dc 1, hdc 1, sc 1, sl st 1] x 3

Here you can see how I did this in my video tutorial.

Crochet the horns in light green (make 2)

Rd 1: Sc 4 in magic ring (4)

Rd 2: Sc 4 (4)

Rd 3: [inc 1, sc 1]*2 (6)

Finish with a sl st, fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing.

Sew the horns on rd 9 and 10 with about 4 sts space between each horn and the spine on top of the head.

For the unicorn 

Crochet the ears in white (make 2)

Rd 1: Sc 4 in magic ring (4)

Rd 2: [inc 1, sc 1]*2 (6)

Rd 3: [inc 1, sc 2]*2 (8)

Rd 4: [dec, sc 2]*2 (6)

Finish with a sl st and fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing.

Sew the ears on rd 11 and 12 on the top of the head with about 7 sts distance in between them.

Crochet the horn in lavender

Rd 1: Sc 4 in magic ring (4)

Rd 2: [inc 1, sc 1]*2 (6)

Rd 3: Sc in all 6 st (6)

Rd 4: [inc 1, sc 2]*2 (8)

Rd 8: Sc in all 8 st (8)

Finish with a sl st and fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing.

Sew the horn on rd 9 and 10 on the top of the head.

Attach the mane

Cut 9 x 22cm/8.5” long pieces of yarn in lavender, pink and peach.
Attach 3 strings together, starting right behind the horn.

Here you can see how I attached the mane in my video tutorial.

Thank you so much for visiting! And thank you for using my pattern! I hope you enjoyed it!

You can pin this pencil topper pattern here for later.

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You are welcome to create products to sell on a small scale using this pattern. If you wish to do so, please refer back to my blog stellasyarnuniverse.com for the pattern.

Happy creating!

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