Make Your Free Adorable Dancing Sugar Surprise Unicorn Crochet Pattern

Today is National Unicorn Day, and the best way to celebrate this as a crochet designer is to release a new pattern to you! This is the 2nd pattern in our series of Unicorns. This pattern will remain free on our blog. Meet Dancing Sugar Surprise!

We are excited to announce that we released this pattern on 4/10/2021 as part of the At Home Blog Hop hosted by High Desert Yarn. You can purchase the AD-Free PDF version on Ravelry and also Etsy.

I decided to name this unicorn after my eldest daughter Gigi’s unicorn name. It describes Gigi very well! She is very energetic as this unicorn seems to be as well. Plus, I love how colorful the unicorn is!

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I have amazing testers to thank who tested the pattern for me!

My first tester I would like to thank is Isabel Valencia! I just love the colors she chose! Purple is my favorite color! You can check out her photos here on Ravelry! I look forward to working with her in the future as well! In fact, she is testing another one of my patterns as I type this!

The second tester I would like to thank is Tiffany Slauter! I also love her different shades of blue! She also did a wonderful job! I look forward to working with her in the future! You can see all her photos here on Ravelry as well!

Another tester I would like to thank is Joyce Shelton! Love her shades of pink she chose to do for this unicorn pattern! She did a marvelous job as well! I look forward to working with her in the future as well!

Materials:

● 40 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solid 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Red.

● 50 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solid 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Orange.

● 50 Yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solid 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Yellow.

● 60 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solid 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Jelly Bean.

● 50 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solid 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Medium Blue.

● 50 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solid 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Royal.

● 35 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solid 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Purple.

● 115 yards, Worsted Size 4, used only part of the skein I Love This Yarn Solid 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in White

● 16 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solid 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Buttercup.

HOOK: US G/6 4.0 mm

● Polyfil

● Yarn needle to weave in ends

● Stitch markers

● Scissors

● Safety Eyes – Optional

Experience Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Gauge:

13.5 stitches x 10.5 rows = 4 x 4” square without blocking.

Pattern used for gauge: HDC

Size:

19” x 12” x 6”

Pattern Key:

SC – Single Crochet

Sc2tog – single crochet decrease

SL ST – slip stitch

FO – Finish Off

ST(S) – Stitch/stitches

Ch – Chain

Rnd(s) – Round(s)

MC – Magic Circle

Notes:

● Read through the entire pattern first.

● Unicorn body parts are made with continuous rounds. Do not join while making each of them. Use stitch markers to know where your first stitch in the round is.

● Beginning chain does not count as a stitch throughout pattern.

● Sl St does not count as a stitch throughout the pattern.

● Repeat stitches between * and * around.

● Alternative to MC – Ch 2; x SC in the 2nd chain from the hook.

Pattern Instructions

Unicorn Head

The unicorn head is worked in continuous rounds without joining. Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. Use White.

Rnd 1: 6 SC in MC. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each stitch around. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: *SC in the next stitch. 2 SC in the next stitch.* Repeat around. (18 sts)

Rnds 4-7: SC in each stitch around. (18) (4 rounds total)

Rnd 8: *SC in the next 2 sts; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (24 sts)

Rnds 9-10: SC in each st around. (24 sts) (2 rounds total)

Rnd 11: *SC in the next 3 sts; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (30 sts)

Rnds 12-13: SC in each st around. (30 sts) (2 rounds total)

Rnd 14: *SC in the next 4 sts; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (36 sts)

Rnds 15-18: SC in each st around. (36 sts) (4 rounds total)

****Insert safety eyes between rounds 13 and 14 spaced about 7 sts apart and secure them on the front of the unicorn head. Start stuffing the unicorn head now. Continue stuffing as you continue.****

Rnd 19: *SC in the next 4 sts; sc2tog.* Repeat around. (30 sts)

Rnd 20: SC in each st around. (30 sts)

Rnd 21: *SC in the next 3 sts; sc2tog.* Repeat around. (24 sts)

Rnd 22: SC in each st around. (24 sts)

Rnd 23: *SC in the next 2 sts; sc2tog.* Repeat around. (18 sts)

Rnd 24: SC in each st around. (18 sts)

Rnd 25: *SC in the next st; sc2tog.* Repeat around. (12 sts)

Rnd 26: Sc2tog around. FO with a small tail to close the hole. Weave the tail through front loops to close the hole. (6 sts)

Horn:

Work in continuous rounds. Use Buttercup.

Rnd 1: 4 SC in MC. (4 sts)

Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (4 sts)

Rnd 3: *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat once. (6 sts)

Rnd 4: SC in each st around. (6 sts)

Rnd 5: *SC in the next 2 sts; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat once. (8 sts)

Rnd 6: SC in each st around. (8 sts)

Rnd 7: *SC in the next 3 sts; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat once. (10 sts)

Rnd 8: SC in each st around. (10 sts)

Rnd 9: *SC in the next 4 sts; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat once. (12 sts)

Rnd 10: SC in each st around. FO with a 6” tail to sew to unicorn head. (12 sts)

****Stuff the Horn.****

Ears (Make 2)

Worked in continuous rounds. Use White.

Rnd 1: 5 SC in the MC. (5 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (10 sts)

Rnds 3-6: SC in each st around. FO with a 6” tail to sew to Unicorn Head. (10 sts) (4 total rounds)

***Do NOT stuff ears. Fold flat and sew ends closed with the tail.

Unicorn Body:

Worked in continuous rounds. Use White.

Rnd 1: 6 SC in the MC. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (18 sts)

Rnd 4: *SC in the next 2 sts; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (24 sts)

Rnd 5: *SC in the next 3 sts; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (30 sts)

Rnd 6: *SC in the next 4 sts; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (36 sts)

Rnds 7-12: SC in each st around. (36 sts) (6 total rounds)

Rnd 13: *SC in the next 4 sts; sc2tog.* Repeat around. (30 sts)

****Start stuffing body.****

Rnds 14-15: SC in each st around. (30 sts) (2 total rounds)

Rnd 16: *SC in the next 3 sts; sc2tog.* Repeat around. (24 sts)

Rnds 17-18: SC in each st around. (24 sts) (2 total rounds)

Rnd 19: *SC in the next 2 sts; sc2tog.* Repeat around. (18 sts)

Rnds 20-23: SC in each st around. FO with a 6” tail to sew to the head. (18 sts) (4 rounds total)

**** Finish Stuffing Body.****

Legs: Make 4:

Worked in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1: Using Yellow, 6 SC in MC. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: SC in each st around. FO Yellow, and join White in the last st. (12 sts)

Rnd 4: *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (18 sts)

Rnd 5-14: SC in each st around. (18 sts) (10 total rounds)

****Start stuffing Legs.****

Rnd 15: *SC in the next st; sc2tog.* Repeat around. (12 sts)

Rnd 16-17: SC in each st around. (12 sts) (2 total rounds)

****Stuff Legs****

Rnd 18: sc2tog around. FO with a 6” tail to sew to body. (6 sts) Finish stuffing Legs. Fold ends flat and sew closed.

Mane

Ch 30; 3hdc in the 2nd chain from the hook, and in each of the remaining chains. FO with a 6” tail to sew to Head.

Make a total of 7 – 1 in each of the following colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Jellybean Green, Medium Blue, Royal, and Purple.

Tail:

Ch 20; 3 hdc in the 2nd chain from the hook, and in each of the remaining chains. FO with a 6” tail to sew to body.

Make a total of 4 – 1 in each of the following colors or the colors of your choice: Red, Yellow, Jellybean, Royal.

Assembly:

Horn:

Sew horn on head between rounds 18 and 23 in the middle between the eyes.

Ears:

Sew on ears diagonally next to horn on either side between rounds 16-18 using the picture as a guide.

Body:

Using tail, sew the body to the head filling with more polyfil before it’s fully attached around.

Arms and Legs

Using tail, sew arms on either side of last round of unicorn head and last round or two of the unicorn body.

Using tail, sew legs on either side of the bottom between rounds 2-4.

Mane:

Sew each of the hair around the horn and behind ears.

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