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Unicorn Ornament – Free Crochet Pattern

Oona, the Unicorn adds a magical touch to your Christmas tree! But she likes to hang out with you all year round, in your nursery or living room. Her job is to spread joy, wonder, and magic amongst little and big ones alike.

I hope you’ll enjoy making her! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at stellasyarnuniverse@outlook.com.

This pattern is written in US terminology. If you are used to British terms please replace sc (single crochet) with dc (double crochet) and you’re good to go.

Unicorn Ornament | Free Crochet Pattern | Stella's Yarn Universe

Materials and tools

  • About 50g Aran / worsted or heavy worsted cotton yarn in white
  • Small amount of Aran / worsted or heavy worsted cotton yarn in lilac
  • Small amount of Aran / worsted or heavy worsted cotton yarn in light pink
  • Small amount of Aran / worsted or heavy worsted cotton yarn in pink
  • 3.5mm / size E crochet hook
  • 8cm / 3.15″ shatterproof Christmas bauble
  • Fiberfill
  • Embroidery floss in white
  • Embroidery floss in pink
  • Yarn needle (preferably with bent tip)
  • 20cm / 8″ ribbon
  • Pins

Required stitches

You will need to know how to:

Make a magic ring -> Learn how

Single crochet -> Learn how

Make invisible decreases -> Learn how

Abbreviations

St = stitch

Ch = chain

Sl st = slip stitch

Sc = single crochet

Inc = single crochet 2 in same st

Dec = invisible single crochet decrease

Gauge/Tension

4″ x 4″ (10.16 x 10.16 cm) = 19 sts x 20 rows of sc

Unicorn Ornament | Free Crochet Pattern | Stella's Yarn Universe

Instructions

Crochet the head in white

Rd 1: Start with 6 sc in a magic ring (6)

Rd 2: Inc in all 6 st (12)

Rd 3: [sc in next st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (18)

Rd 4: [sc in next 2 st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (24)

Rd 5: [sc in next 3 st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (30)

Rd 6: [sc in next 4 st, inc] repeat 6 times (36)

Rd 7: [sc in next 5 st, inc] repeat 6 times (42)

Rd 8: [sc in next 6 st, inc] repeat 6 times (48)

Rd 9: [sc in next 7 st, inc] repeat 6 times (54)

Rd 10: [sc in next 8 st, inc] repeat 6 times (60)

Rd 11 – 20 (10 rds): Sc in all 60 st (60)

Rd 21: [sc in next 8 st, dec] repeat 6 times (54)

Rd 22: [sc in next 7 st, dec] repeat 6 times (48)

Place your stitch marker in your current loop so you don’t lose any stitches. Remove the cap of your Christmas bauble and fit the ornament in the crochet ball, then continue crocheting around the bauble up to its neck.

If you fill the head with fiberfill instead, continue crocheting for now.

Rd 23: [sc in next 6 st, dec] repeat 6 times (42)

Rd 24: [sc in next 5 st, dec] repeat 6 times (36)

Rd 25: [sc in next 4 st, dec] repeat 6 times (30)

Rd 26: [sc in next 3 st, dec] repeat 6 times (24)

If you didn’t insert a bauble in the head, fill it with fiberfill bow. Fill it enough to hold a nice sphere shape.

Rd 27: [sc in next 2 st, dec] repeat 6 times (18)

Fasten off and hide the end inside the bauble.

Crochet the snount in white

Rd 1: Start with 6 sc in a magic ring (6)

Rd 2: Inc in all 6 st (12)

Rd 3: [sc in next st, inc] repeat 6 times (18)

Rd 4: [sc in next 2 st, inc] repeat 6 times (24)

Rd 5: [sc in next 3 st, inc] repeat 6 times (30)

Rd 6: [sc in next 4 st, inc] repeat 6 times (36)

Rd 7: [sc in next 5 st, inc] repeat 6 times (42)

Rd 8: [sc in next 6 st, inc] repeat 6 times (48)

Rd 9 – 11 (3 rds): Sc in all 48 st (48)

Rd 12: Sc in next 47 st, sl st in next st (48)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the outer ears (make 2 in white)

Ch 6 leaving a long tail for sewing.

R 1: Sc in next 5 ch (starting from 2nd from hook) (5)

R 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, inc in next st, sc in next st, inc in next st, sc in next st (7)

R 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in all 7 st (7)

R 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, inc in next st, sc in next 3 st, inc in next st, sc in next st (9)

R 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in all 9 st (9)

R 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, sk next st, sc in next 5 st, sk 1, sc in next st (7)

R 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, sk next st, sc in next 3 st, sk next st, sc in next st (5)

R 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st (3)

R 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st (2)

R 10: Ch 1, turn, sk next st, sl st in next st (1)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the inner ears (make 2 in lilac)

Ch 5

R 1: Sc in next 4 ch (starting from 2nd from hook) (4)

R 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, inc in next 2 st, sc in next st (6)

R 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in all 6 st (6)

R 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, sk next st, sc in next 2 st, sk next st, sc in next st (4)

R 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, sk next st, sc in next 2 st (3)

R 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st (2)

Fasten off and weave in the yarn ends..

Crochet the horn (lilac)

Ch 10, leaving a long tail for sewing, and form a circle by slip stitching in the 1st ch

Rd 1: Sc in all 10 ch to complete the first round and place your stitch marker in the last stitch (10)

Rd 2 to 5 (4 rds): Sc in all 10 st (10)

Rd 6: Sc in next 3 st, dec, sc in next 3 st, dec (8)

Rd 7: Sc in next 2 st, dec, sc in next 2 st, dec (6)

Tip: You can first loosen the front loops a bit with your yarn needle before making invisible decreases.

Rd 8: Sc in next st, dec, sc in next st, dec (4)

Fasten off and stitch the yarn end through the tip of the horn and weave it in. Fill the horn with some fiberfill and pin it onto the forehead. Sew twice around it on using the long tail end.

Unicorn crochet horn

Assembly

Embroider and attach the snout

Using the pink embroidery thread embroider the nostrils on rds 7 and 8 with about 12 stitches in between them. Make 3 to 4 stitches depending on how bold you want them to be. Tie the ends together inside the snout and cut them short.

Generously fill the snout with fiberfill and pin it on the head, where you would like it to sit. Thread your yarn needle with the long end of the snout and sew all around it until it is securely attached to the head. Weave in the end.

Sew the ears together and attach them

Place the inner ear on top of the outer ear. Thread your needle with the long tail at the tip of the ear and sew through both layers from top to bottom. Now thread the other long end and sew through both layers from the bottom to the top of the ear. Weave in the yarn ends.

Pin the ears onto the head and once you are happy with their placement sew them on, going back and forth a few times until they are securely attached.

Unicorn crochet ears

Embroider the eyes

Mark the shape and placement of the eyes with pins. Embroider the eyes with the black embroidery floss. Secure the ends at the back of the head, that will later be covered with hair.

Attach the hair

Cut 28 x 30cm / 12″ long pieces of yarn each in pink, light pink and lilac.

Attach the hair by inserting your crochet hook under a stitch and picking up a piece of yarn up at the middle, and pulling it through so a loop is peaking out of the gap. Pull the two ends through the loop and pull them tight.

Attach 2 rounds of hair around the neck of the bauble, altering colors (42 pieces of yarn). With the other 42 pieces of yarn create a rectangle outer shape of hair at the back of the head, 2 rows wide.

Unicorn hair

Braid and cut the fringe

Divide the hair into a front and back part (behind and in front of the ears). Make a French braid with the hair in the back. Tie it with a piece of pink embroidery floss.

Cut the fringe any way you like! I gave her a cute side fringe.

Braided Unicorn Crochet Pattern

Complete is Oona, the Unicorn! If you have any questions please comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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Happy creating!

2 Comments

  • Tina

    Hi. I was wondering what size of ornament you have used here. I have stitched this 4 times and it does not fit the shatterproof balls that I found.

    • stellasophia

      Hi Tina,

      Thanks for your comment. I’m so sorry I forgot to mention the size. I added it now, it’s an 8cm/3.15″ ornament.

      If you can’t find the right ornament you could alternatively use a 3.15″ diameter styrofoam ball, or fill the head with lots of toy stuffing. In this case you would continue decreasing after rd 27:

      Rd 28: [sc 1, inv dec 1]*6 (12)
      Rd 29: Inv dec 6 (6)

      Then you would need to attach more hair to cover the top of the head, and thread a narrow ribbon in between stitches to hang your ornament up.

      I hope this helps. 🙂 Please let me know anytime if you have any more questions.

      Happy creating! x

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