Twinkle Toes the Unicorn Crochet Pattern
How adorable is this little unicorn crochet pattern? Twinkle Toes is deceptively easy to make – and guaranteed to bring a little magic to anyone's home.
As ever, if you do have a go at making this yourself, please show us the results @Hobbycraft!
Design by Alison North at KornflakeStew
A little note from Alison : Please note this pattern is for PERSONAL use only. You may make as many items as you wish for yourself or as gifts. You may sell any items you produce from this pattern but please link back or give credit to me as the designer. Please do NOT reproduce or sell this pattern. Please respect my rights as a designer.
Your unicorn will be approx. 13.5 inches tall when using Aran / worsted weight yarn. Please be aware she will be bigger / smaller if using a different thickness of yarn. Feel free to experiment with different yarns and hook sizes if you wish
You will need
How to make
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
2-sc inv dec – single crochet invisible decrease
2-sc inc – increase stitch
dec – decrease
yo – yarn over
Insert hook in next st, yo and draw through all loops.
Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop (two loops on hook), yo, draw through both loops
Single Crochet Decrease [ 2-sc dec ]
Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, (two loops on hook), insert hook in next stitch,
draw up a loop (three loops on hook), yo and draw through all three loops.
Single crochet Invisible Decrease [ 2-sc inv dec]
Please note that when making the invisible decrease you will be working in the front loops
only of your two stitches.
Insert your hook into the front loop only of the first stitch. Do not yarn over and pull up yarn
as you would in a traditional decrease. Insert your hook into the front loop only of the next
stitch. You will need to turn the tip of your crochet hook downward to do this. Then swing
your crochet hook up, and under the front loop of the 2nd stitch. You now have three loops on
your hook. Yarn over and pull the yarn through the first 2 loops on your crochet hook,
leaving two loops on your hook. Then yarn over again and pull yarn through the last two loops
on your crochet hook.
Insert the hook in next stitch and draw up loop (2 loops on hook). Drop the first colour, yo
with new colour and draw through 2 loops on hook. Continue with the new colour. When
working stripes keep each colour attached until you need it again then just pick up the
dropped colour and continue.
Magic adjustable ring
First make a loop with your yarn leaving three inch long tail. Insert hook in centre of loop made, yo
and draw up loop. YO, pull through to make your first chain. (Do not count this as your first
sc) Continue to crochet over the loop and the yarn tail until you have the required number
of scs for your first round. For example, if the pattern calls for six scs, then sc six times into
the ring. (Insert hook into the center of the ring and draw up loop, YO and draw through
When you're finished, pull the tail to close the ring.
Always move your stitch marker up at the end of each row as you will be working in
Stitch count is in ( ) at the end of each row.
Using your white/cream colour yarn and 3mm hook
1. 6sc in the magic circle, tighten the loop and place marker (6)
2. [ 2-sc inc ] rep (12)
3. [ sc x 1, 2-sc inc ] rep (18)
4. [ sc x 2, 2-sc inc ] rep (24)
5-8. [ sc in each st ] (24)
9. [ sc x 3, 2-sc inc ] rep (30)
10. [ sc x 4, 2-sc inc ] rep (36)
11. [ sc x 15, 2-sc inc x 6, sc x 15 ] (42)
12-16. [ sc in each st ] (42)
17. [ sc x 5, 2-sc inv dec ] rep (36)
18. [ sc x 4, 2-sc inv dec ] rep (30)
19. [ sc x 3, 2-sc inv dec ] rep (24)
20. [ sc x 2, 2-sc inv dec ] rep (18)
21. [ sc x 1, 2-sc inv dec ] rep (12
22. [ 2-sc inv dec ] rep (6)
Weave through the last six stitches to close the head neatly.
1. 5sc in the magic circle, tighten the loop and place marker (5)
2. [ sc in each st ] (5)
3. [ sc x 1, 2-sc inc ] rep *sc in the last st* (7)
4. [ sc in each st ] (7)
5. [ sc x 1, 2-sc inc ] rep *sc in the last st* (10)
6 – 7. [ sc in each st ] rep
Sl st to finish off leaving a long tail. Don't stuff the ears flatten them.
1. 4sc in the magic circle, tighten the loop ( you may want to wait to place the marker until the beginning of round 3 as it's quite tight)
2. [ sc in each st ] (4)
3. [ sc x 1, 2-sc inc ] rep (6)
4. [ sc in each st ] (6)
5. [ sc x 1, 2-sc inc ] rep (9)
6 – 7. [ sc in each st ] (9)
8. [ sc x 1, 2-sc inc ] rep *sc in the last st* (13)
9 – 10. [ sc in each st ] (13)
Sl st to finish off leaving a long tail. Stuff the horn, use the end of your hook to get the stuffing right up to the point. Pin the ears in place approx. Four rows behind the eyes and sew in place. Pin the horn to the middle of the head and sew in place.
To make a spiral of yarn around the horn, take a length of yarn (in your contrasting colour) around 30 inches long. Put your needle into the top of the head a few rows behind the horn and bring it out 1 row up in the horn as in picture one below. Leave a tail of yarn hanging out and hold this in place with your finger, now tightly wrap the yarn around the horn, it should naturally follow the rows of stitches. (pic two).
When you get to the top (this is the tricky part) keeping the yarn tightly wrapped onto the horn put your needle into the top of the horn (the very middle stitch may be too tight, so one just below will be fine) and bring it out through the horn and back to where your tail of yarn is hanging out. Making sure the yarn is all still tightly wrapped around the horn make a double knot then hide the yarn tails inside the head and cut.
Stuff now adding a little at a time until quite firm, you can add more as you continue to decrease to close the body
37. [ sc x 3, 2-sc inv dec ] rep (24)
38-39. [ sc in each st ] (24)
40. [ sc x 2, 2-sc inv dec ] rep (18)
41-43. [ sc in each st ] (18)
Sl st to finish off leaving a long tail. Finish stuffing the sew the head to the body.
7-21. [ sc in each st ] (8)
Sl st into the next st to finish off leaving a long tail. Stuff the arms in just the hooves. Sew the arms to the sides of the body. Make the tail in the same way as the hair but leave the strands longer and use 2 strands together to make the tail thicker. You should make 2 or 3 knotted hair strands very close together.
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