April 25, 2016

Special 5th Anniversary Pattern: Unicorn and Horse




Special 5th 

Anniversary 

Pattern: 


Unicorn & Horse


Today marks the 5th anniversary of the FreePatternsByH blog, so I've created a special pattern to commemorate 5 years of free patterns!




Materials:
-size G crochet hook
- Worsted Weight yarn: Main Body Color (Color A), Hoof Color (Color B), Contrast Color (Color C), Mane and Tail Color (Color D), Horn Color (Color E), plus yarn for embroidering the eyes and face
-stuffing
-yarn needle


The following is a list of the colors I used to make the examples in the photos for this pattern.

Brown Horse:
Red Heart Super Saver; “Warm Brown” (Color A: Main Body Color), “Grey Heather” (Color B: Hoof Color), “Buff” (Color C: Contrast Color, Color D: Mane and Tail Color), “Coffee” (for embroidering the eyes and face)

Unicorn:
Caron One Pound; “White” (Color A: Main Body Color), “Off White” (Color C: Contrast Color)
Red Heart Super Saver; “Grey Heather” (Color B: Hoof Color, and used for embroidering the eyes and face), “Bikini” (Mane and Tail Color: Color D), “Gold” (Horn Color: Color E)


Instructions:

Arms:
Make 2.
With Color B, begin with a magic ring, 8sc into ring. (If you don't like the magic ring technique, you can also begin with: ch2, 8sc in second ch from hook.)
Round 1: 2sc in each st around. (16)
Round 2: (Sc, 2sc)around. (24)
Rounds 3-5 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off Color B. Attach Color A by pulling up a loop through last 2 loops worked.
Rounds 6-8 (3 rounds): Sc in each st around.
Round 9: (Dec1, sc)around. (16)
Rounds 10-21 (12 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Add stuffing.
Round 22: (Dec1, sc) to last 2 sts, dec1. (10)
Round 23: Dec1 around. (5)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

Legs:
Make 2.
With Color B, begin with a magic ring, 8sc into ring. (If you don't like the magic ring technique, you can also begin with: ch2, 8sc in second ch from hook.)
Round 1: 2sc in each st around. (16)
Round 2: (Sc, 2sc)around. (24)
Rounds 3-5 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off Color B. Attach Color A by pulling up a loop through last 2 loops worked.
Rounds 6-8 (3 rounds): Sc in each st around.
Round 9: (Dec1, sc)around. (16)
Rounds 10-15 (6 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Add stuffing.
Round 16: (Dec1, sc) to last 2 sts, dec1. (10)
Round 17: Dec1 around. (5)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

Body:
With Color A, begin with a magic ring, 6sc into ring. (If you don't like the magic ring technique, you can also begin with: ch2, 6sc in second ch from hook.)
Round 1: 2sc in each st around. (12)
Round 2: (Sc, 2sc)around. (18)
Round 3: (2sc, sc next 2 sts)around. (24)
Round 4: (Sc next 3 sts, 2sc)around. (30)
Round 5: (Sc next 4 sts, 2sc)around. (36)
Round 6: (Sc next 2 sts, 2sc)around. (48)
Round 7: Sc around.
Round 8: (2sc, sc next 7 sts)around. (54)
Rounds 9-17 (9 rounds): Sc around.
Round 18: (Dec1, sc next 7 sts)around. (48)
Round 19: Sc around.
Round 20: (Dec1, sc next 6 sts)around. (42)
Round 21: Sc around.
Round 22: (Dec1, sc next 5 sts)around. (36)
Rounds 23-24 (2 rounds): Sc around.
Round 25: (Dec1, sc next 4 sts)around. (30)
Rounds 26-27 (2 rounds): Sc around.
Round 28: (Dec1, sc next 3 sts)around. (24)
Round 29: Sc around.
Round 30: (Dec1, sc)around. (16)
Add stuffing.
Round 31: Sc around.
Round 32: Dec1 around. (8)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

Head:
With Color C, begin with a magic ring, 6sc into ring. (If you don't like the magic ring technique, you can also begin with: ch2, 6sc in second ch from hook.)
Round 1: 2sc in each st around. (12)
Round 2: (Sc, 2sc)around. (18)
Rounds 3-4 (2 rounds): Sc around.
Fasten off Color C. Attach Color A by pulling up a loop through last 2 loops worked.
Round 5: (2sc, sc next 2 sts)around. (24)
Round 6: Sc around.
Round 7: (Sc next 3 sts, 2sc)around. (30)
Rounds 8-9 (2 rounds): Sc around.
Round 10: (2sc, sc next 4 sts)around. (36)
Rounds 11-13 (3 rounds): Sc around.
Round 14: Sc next 12 sts, 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc next 6 sts, 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc next 12 sts. (40)
Round 15: Sc next 14 sts, 2sc, sc next 10 sts, 2sc, sc next 14 sts. (42)
Round 16: Sc around.
Round 17: Sc next 12 sts, (dec1)3x, sc next 6 sts, (dec1)3x, sc next 12 sts. (36)
Rounds 18-19 (2 rounds): Sc around.
Round 20: (Dec1, sc next 4 sts)around. (30)
Round 21: (Sc next 3 sts, dec1)around. (24)
Round 22: (Dec1, sc next 2 sts)around. (18)
Add stuffing. Continue to add stuffing until finishing off.
If you are using safety eyes, remember to attach them before going any further.
Round 23: (Sc, dec1)around. (12)
Round 24: Dec1 around. (6)
Fasten off and thread yarn through remaining sts. Pull tight and weave in ends.

Ears:
Make 2.
With Color A, begin with a magic ring, 6sc into ring. (If you don't like the magic ring technique, you can also begin with: ch2, 6sc in second ch from hook.)
Rounds 1-3: Sc around. (6)
Round 4: (2sc, sc next 2 sts)twice. (8)
Rounds 5-6: Sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

Horn (for Unicorn):
With Color E, begin with a magic ring, 4sc into ring. (If you don't like the magic ring technique, you can also begin with: ch2, 4sc in second ch from hook.)
Round 1: Sc around. (4)
Round 2: (Sc, 2sc)twice. (6)
Rounds 3-6 (4 rounds): Sc around.
Round 7: 2sc,sc next 6 sts. (7)
Round 8: Sc around.
Round 9: Sc next 4 sts, 2sc, sc next 2 sts. (8)
Round 10: Sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

Assembly:
Using the photos as a guide, sew legs and arms to body. (You may want to use pins to position the limbs before sewing them on.)
Sew head to body with the two “bumps” on the head facing up.
Sew the ears behind the two “bumps” on the head.
If making a unicorn, sew horn to the forehead between the ears.
This next part may sound a bit confusing, but it's really not that hard. And if you can't figure it out, just attach the mane and tail any way you would like. There is more than one way to do this part and it's hard to screw it up! Just have fun! :)
Attach mane (Color D) by cutting 2 lengths of yarn approximately 5 inches long and pulling it through a stitch then pull the lengths equal and tie in a knot close to the stitches. Repeat following a line down the back of the head.
For the tail, make two or three lengths of yarn through two or three stitches and tie them all together in one knot.
Embroider nose, mouth and eyes.
Enjoy! :)