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Crochet Ballerina Unicorn Amigurumi

Updated on September 19, 2014
Crochet amigurumi ballerina unicorn stuffed animal dolls.
Crochet amigurumi ballerina unicorn stuffed animal dolls. | Source

Amigurumi Pony

Crochet Horse
Crochet Horse

Original Ballerina Unicorns

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I've been crocheting amigurumi for around 5 or 6 years now. In the beginning, I didn't know how to make patterns so I did everything freehand (I didn't even understand the concept of counting stitches!). It wasn't long before I started receiving commission requests and when that happened I began to realize the importance of knowing how to read and write crochet patterns.

If you've seen some of my other crochet Hubs you know, while I'm willing to share my creations, I have not quite perfected the art of writing patterns. However, I love to share my work with others and I especially love to hear about all the wonderful projects my Hubs inspire. That's why I'm very happy to present another free crochet pattern.

This pattern is based off of a design I made as a commission for a friend of mine. About two years ago she commissioned two amigurumi (crocheted stuffed animals). She wasn't particular about the details of the toys, just that they were for two girls. So I created my first ballerina unicorns. Recently, she commissioned two more ballerina unicorns. When I made the first, it was an experiment and I did not keep notes. This time I was smarter and decided I would write a pattern for them.

Even though the first two were very cute, I also wanted to improve them. I learned that one of the unicorn ballerinas was so loved by the recipient that all its hair had fallen out! So I knew I would have to figure out how to crochet the unicorn ballerinas in a more durable way. I also wanted to make them look more horse-like, like the crochet pony I had made some time earlier. With these things in mine, I designed the new ballerina unicorns.

As with my other patterns, I ask that you do not copy and sell this pattern. I offer this free for everyone to use. Whatever you make from this pattern you are absolutely free to sell. You are also free to change this pattern to your liking and share with others, but unless it's been substantially changed to the point where it is completely different from this pattern, I ask that you do not share for profit.

I believe in open source. Let's share our knowledge so everyone can grow and improve!

Useful Crochet Tips for this Project

Finished Unicorns

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Crochet Amigurumi Unicorn Pattern
Crochet Amigurumi Unicorn Pattern

Unicorn Ballerina Pattern

For this pattern I used medium weight (4) yarn and a 5/F hook. The final doll was about 10 inches tall. I'm sure you could experiment with different hooks and yarns for different results. Additionally, I made these dolls using primarily a Half Double Crochet stitch to make them a bit softer since they will be played with. You may try a Single Crochet stitch for firmer dolls, but will need to add a few rows to the arms and legs so the limbs won't be stubby (unless you like that look).

As you can see, I promote experimentation and customization. Crochet is a pretty forgiving medium, so don't be afraid to stray from the pattern.

Hooves

To keep the ballerina unicorns looking horse like, we'll start by making four hooves. Use a gray yarn or whatever colour you'd like the hooves (or ballet slippers) to be.

Chain 2 or magic ring.

HDC 6 in the second chain from the hook or in magic ring. (6)

2 HDC in each stitch. (12)

HDC around, fasten off leaving small tail. (12)

Repeat three more times to complete four hooves.

Arms

Switch to white or whatever colour you'd like the unicorn to be and work on two of the four hooves.

HDC around for a total of 10 rows. (12 per row, 120 together)

Stuff and slip stitch closed. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Repeat for other hoof.

Legs

In white, or whatever colour you have chosen for the unicorn, or in whatever colour you would like stockings/socks for the unicorn to be, work on the remain two hooves.

HDC around for a total of 15 rows. (12 per row, 180 all together)

Stuff and fasten off, leaving small tail. DO NOT stitch closed!

Repeat for last remaining hoof.

Body

Select the colour you would like the bloomers or dress to be.

Single stitch the legs of the unicorn closed and together side by side.

Single stitch along the front loops of the stitches you just made, then around the back loops so you have created a circle. The exact number of stitches you've made will depend on how many stitches you used to stitch the legs together. The important thing here is that you've made a closed circle of stitches.

HDC around for a total of 5 rows. You may want to use markers to help keep track or count the number of stitches you've created before you begin to HDC.

{HDC, HDC, SC2tog} around the next row.

HDC around.

{HDC, HDC, SC2tog} around the next row.

HDC around.

{HDC, HDC, SC2tog} around the next row.

HDC around.

Stuff and fasten off leaving tail to sew.

Skirt

Unfortunately, I did not have my notes with me when I worked on the skirt for these so I don't have an exact pattern. However I can walk you through the process. You may also look at how I created the skirt for my other amigurumi doll.

First I single stitched around the body, where I wanted the skirt to start.

Then I HDC around.

2HDC around.

HDC, 2HDC around.

Each row I increased a bit more, to make the skirt full and poofy like a tutu. When I was happy with the length I fastened off and tucked in my thread.

Head

Select white or the colour you would like your unicorn to be.

Chain 2 or magic ring.

HDC 6 in the second chain from the hook or in magic ring. (6)

2HDC in each stitch. (12)

HDC, 2HDC, HDC, 2HDC, HDC, 2HDC, HDC, 2HDC, HDC, 2HDC, HDC, 2HDC (18)

HDC, HDC, 2HDC, HDC, HDC, 2HDC, HDC, HDC, 2HDC, HDC, HDC, 2HDC, HDC, HDC, 2HDC, HDC, HDC, 2HDC (24)

HDC, HDC, HDC, 2HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, 2HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, 2HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, 2HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, 2HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, 2HDC (30)

HDC around for 5 rows. (30)

HDC, SC2tog, HDC, SC2tog, HDC, SC2tog, HDC, SC2tog, HDC, SC2tog, HDC, SC2tog, HDC, SC2tog, HDC, SC2tog, HDC, SC2tog, HDC, SC2tog (20)

HDC around for 2 rows. (20)

HDC, HDC, SC2tog, HDC, HDC, SC2tog, HDC, HDC, SC2tog, HDC, HDC, SC2tog, HDC, HDC, SC2tog (15)

Stuff.

HDC, HDC, SC2tog, HDC, HDC, SC2tog, HDC, HDC, SC2tog, HDC, SC2tog (10)

SC2tog until closed. Fasten off and tuck thread inside head.

The pointed part is the snout.

Using the thread from the body, stitch the head on.

Ears

Chain 2 or magic ring.

HDC 6 in the second chain from the hook or in magic ring. (6)

2 HDC in each stitch. (12)

HDC around for 2 rows. (12)

Fold over and single stitch closed. Fasten off and leave tail for sewing.

Repeat with other ear then sew on to head.

Horn

I crocheted the horn by crocheting directly on to the head of the unicorn.

Single crochet a circle in the middle of the head of the unicorn in the colour you want the horn.

SC around for 2 rows.

SC, SC2tog until horn finished off at a point.
You may stuff the horn a bit will you're working to make sure it stays firm.

Fasten off and tuck thread inside horn.

Mane

As I mentioned, I wanted to create a mane that would be durable enough for a doll that would be played with. After a few experiments here is what I came up with. This part isn't so much a pattern as it is a walkthrough. If you would like to add hair as you would a doll (like I did for my original unicorn ballerinas) check out my crochet mermaid pattern to learn how.

First I determined which rows I would like the mane to cover.

Then on the outermost row, I slipstitched my mane colour to begin.

I chained 10, slip stitched in next stitch, then repeated until I reached the end of the head.

Then I turned and working on the next row, I chained 20, slipstitched in next stitch, then repeated.

I continued to chain 20 and slip stitch rows until I reach the end of the mane.

Then I chain 10 again and slipstitched the last row, before fastening off.

(Please feel free to ask questions if this is unclear)

Face

You can add a face to your unicorns with yarn or embroidery thread and a yarn needle. See the second video I posted for tips on embroidering crochet.

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I hope you enjoyed this pattern/walkthrough. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments below. I will be happy to help.

Enjoy!

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