Eloise the Unicorn - Amigurumi Crochet Pattern



Meet Eloise. El for short.

I'm so stoked to be sharing with you guys the first amigurumi I've ever designed! I'm not going to lie, it took me a lot of unraveling, re-hooking, re-sizing, and many times I even put her aside and gave myself a few days in between this whole process.  

The first few tries, she did not look so pretty. The next few tries, she wasn't quite right. But I got it on the last few tries. My issue? I was too quick to judge and didn't bother attaching anything before I decided 'that doesn't look right'. 
Note to self: Put it together to make sense of it - of course, a bunch of body parts aren't going to look right!



I'm so happy I stuck it out and worked on her until the end - because look at her! I know what you're thinking, so I'm just going to say it.. LOOK AT THAT HAIR! If this isn't #hairgoals, I don't know what is.

What's the yarn I used for the hair? Yarn Bee Glowing in Purple-Multi. Okay, everyone run to their Hobby Lobby and pick some up! Don't have a Hobby Lobby near you? Well, I checked and it's totally available to buy from Hobby Lobby's website online!!

 

Let's get to the pattern, shall we?

Materials
I Love This Cotton! yarn in white, black, ivory sparkle 
Yarn Bee Glow in Purple Multi for mane/tail
G hook
F hook
Stitch Marker
Tapestry needle
Stuffing/Poly-fil

Notes: The head and the body will be worked in continuous rounds, they will NOT be joined after each round. Use a stitch marker to keep track of what round you are on.

SC increase = 2 SC in one stitch

Invisible decrease = work decrease as normal except work into only front loops for a clean finish


Pattern

Head - G hook - White - Worked in a continuous round

Round 1: Magic ring, 8 SC
Round 2: SC increase in each stitch around (16)
Round 3: *SC increase, SC, repeat * (24)
Round 4: *SC increase, 2 SC, repeat* (32)
Round 5: *SC increase, 3 SC, repeat * (40)
Round 6: SC increase, 4 SC, repeat * (48)
Round 7-24: SC evenly around (48)

Sew on nostrils and sleepy eyes using black yarn and tapestry needle.
Sew ‘x’ on Row 6 for the nostrils about 6 stitches apart.
Sew eyes between rows 16-18, about 3 stitches apart.

Starting stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

Row 25: *4 SC, invisible decrease, repeat * (40)
Row 26: *3 SC, invisible decrease, repeat * (32)
Row 27: *2 SC, invisible decrease, repeat * (24)
Row 28: *SC, invisible decrease, repeat * (16)
Row 29: *invisible decrease, repeat* (8)

Sew up hole with tapestry needle, fasten off and weave in ends.


Body - G hook - White - Worked in a continuous round

Round 1: Magic ring, 8 SC
Round 2: SC increase in each stitch around (16)
Round 3: *SC increase, SC, repeat * (24)
Round 4: *SC increase, 2 SC, repeat* (32)
Round 5: *SC increase, 3 SC, repeat * (40)
Round 6-29: SC evenly around (40)
Row 30: *3 SC, invisible decrease, repeat * (32)
Row 31: *2 SC, invisible decrease, repeat * (24)
Row 32: *SC, invisible decrease, repeat * (16)
Row 33: *invisible decrease, repeat* (8)

Sew up hole with tapestry needle, fasten off and weave in ends.

Ears - G hook - White

Round 1: Magic ring, 4 SC, join (4)
Round 2: Chain 1, SC increase in each stitch, join (8)
Round 3: Chain 1, *SC increase, SC, repeat*, join (12)
Round 4-7: Chain 1, SC around, join (12)
Round 8: Chain 1, *SC, decrease, repeat*, join (6)

Sew onto head between rows 24-26 on a slant using the eyes as a guide. 
Line up the outer side of the ear with the outer side of the eyes.

Horn - ivory sparkle - F hook

Round 1: Magic ring, 4 SC, join
Round 2: Chain 1, 4 SC, join
Round 3: Chain 1, *SC increase, SC, repeat *, join (6)
Round 4: Chain 1, 6 SC, join (6)
Round 5: Chain 1, *SC increase, 2 SC, repeat*, join (8)
Round 6-7: Chain 1, 8 SC, join (8)
Round 8: Chain 1, *SC increase, 3 SC, repeat *, join (10)
Round 9: Chain 1, 10 SC, join (10)

Fasten off, leave tail. Sew in between ears.

Arms/Legs - G hook - Ivory Sparkle & White 

Make a total of 4

Starting with ivory sparkle
Round 1: Magic ring, 6 SC, join (6)
Round 2: Chain 1, *SC increase, repeat *, join (12)
Round 3: Chain 1, SC in back loops only all the way around, join (12)
Round 4: Chain 1, SC around, join (12)
Round 5: Chain 1, *4 SC, invisible decrease, repeat * , join (10)
Change color to White 
Round 6-20: SC in continuous rounds using a stitch marker to keep track of rows (10)
Fasten off, leave tail for sewing.


For each limb piece, pinch the opening together and sew together. Leave a tail for sewing onto body.



Now you will assemble the head, body, and limbs. Sew the head onto the body. Be sure to go around a few times to secure the head.

Counting from the snout, I sewed on the head between Rows 13-20 of the head onto the top of the body. (The top of the body is where you sewed up the hole.) Sew arms 3 rows down from where the head is attached to the body.


Sew legs on rounds 2-5 on the body.


Mane/Tail - Yarn Bee Glow Purple Multi 


The mane and tail will be made by cutting 8 inch pieces of yarn and looping them through the stitches. 

To attach, fold the piece of yarn in half. Insert your hook through a stitch where you want to attach the piece of yarn, pull the yarn through with hook, create a big enough loop on one end to pull the two ends through, and pull tight.



Attach hair around the horn, and down the back of the head. (You can see the side of the head above to see how far down the head I attached the yarn.) The width of my mane was about 10 stitches wide. It was right between the ears going down the back of the head. Trim the front to make bangs and sweep to the side.

For the tail, attach yarn 2 pieces at a time. Attach to rows 6-9 making sure to center it using the legs as a guide. I started at row 6 and attached 4 pieces across, went up a row and attached 4 across, and went up another row and attached 2 across to make it somewhat circular in shape. 




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