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Alex the Unicorn Part 1

Part 1 of Alex the Unicorn is here to continue on the Too Cool for the Pool Crochet-A-Long hosted by Crochet Wizzard. Hope you have enjoyed making your Ducks and Flamingos! adding Alex the unicorn and their accessory will make your pool party complete.

If you want to get the pattern bundle with all three patterns for a massive discount, you can purchase that here until July 2nd, 2023.


For the last character of the Pool Party, we will be making Alex the Unicorn! Today, here in Part 1 of the third pattern, we will be making Alex's Head;

in part 2, we will be making the body, and in part 3, we will be making the beach ball.

The pdf pattern in my Ravelry shop, and the e-pattern in my Ribblr shop, also include an intertube pattern. on Ravelry the pdf copy includes how to make yourself a unicorn intertube as well!

The Raverly pdf and Ribblr e-pattern also have photos that go with each step of making your Unicorn!

Find the links to the Alex the Unicorn pdf and e-pattern below.

For the duration of this Crochet-A-Long, Alex the Unicorn will be 50% off in my Ribblr shop!








The supplies listed below are for the Unicorn and the ball.


Alex the Unicorn Crochet Pattern-Part 1

Supplies:

Yarn:

five colors of worsted/Standard 4 weight

I used:

¹ Caron One Pound: Soft Pink- 45 yards

² Caron One Pound: Blue Grotto- 20 yards

³ Caron One Pound: Sun Yellow- 6 yards

⁴ Big Twist: White- 110 yards

⁵ Big Twist: Black- < 1 yard


Optional Yarn:

⁶Gold thread- 1 yards


Crochet Hook:

G (4.00 mm) hook & D (3.00mm) hook


Other Supplies:

Scissors, Tapestry needle, Stitch markers, 2 Eyes (Safety 18mm to 30mm), poly-fil (stuffing)


Optional Supplies:

Beans (or other weighted stuffing), felting kit (if you prefer felted eyes over safety eyes)

The pattern is worked starting from the nose and working into the head rounds, the ears and horn will be sewn on and the main is attached last.

Nose:

Caron One Pound: Soft Pink- 12.5 yards

Big Twist: Black - < 1 yard

G(4.00mm) hook


Note: working in continuous Rnds until noted to join

Start with pink- MR Rnd 1: sc 6 in MR (6)

Rnd 2: [2sc]x6 (12)

Rnd 3: [2sc, sc 1]x6 (18)

Rnd 4: 2sc, sc 2, 2sc, sc 1, puff 1, 2sc, sc 4, 2sc, puff 1,

sc 1, 2sc, sc 2, 2sc (24)

Rnd 5- 8: sc 24 (24)

Rnd 9: [sc 6, sc2tog]x3 (21)

Rnd 10: sc 21 (21)

Continue on to head

Optional: with black yarn and tapestry needle embroider

two loops under the puff stitches


Head:

Caron One Pound: white- 44 yards

G(4.00mm) hook

CC: white, cut and tie off pink

Rnd 11: FLO-[2sc]x21 (42)

Rnd 12: sc 14, ext-hdc 22, sc 6, (42)

Rnd 13: sc 14, [2ext-hdc, ext-hdc 6]x3, 2ext-hdc, sc 6 (46)

Rnd 14: sc 15, 2ext-hdc, ext-hdc 11, [2ext-hdc]x2, ext-hdc 11, 2ext-hdc, sc 5 (50)

Rnd 15: sc 22, 2sc, sc 14, 2sc, sc 12 (52) Rnd 16: ext-hdc 52 (52)

Rnd 17: sc 52 (52)

Rnd 18: ext-hdc 52 (52)

Rnd 19: [sc 11, sc2tog]x4 (48)

Rnd 20: sc 48 (48)

Rnd 21: sc 5, [sc2tog, sc 10]x3, sc2tog, sc 5 (44)

Place eyes between Rnd 14 & 15 about 10 to 11 sts apart

Rnd 22: [sc 9, sc2tog]x4 (40)

Rnd 23: [sc 6, sc2tog]x5 (35) Rnd 24: [sc 3, sc2tog]x7 (28)

Begin stuffing head

Rnd 25: [sc2tog, sc 1]x9, sc 1 (19)

Rnd 26: [sc2tog]x9, sc 1 (10)

Finish stuffing

Rnd 27: [sc2tog]x5 (5)

Leave a tail to sew up hole, cut, weave through flo, pull hole closed, weave in ends

Under Lip:

Caron One Pound: Soft Pink- 3 yards

G(4.00mm) hook

With pink- ch 7

Note: work around the ch- down one side and back up the other for the 1st Rnd

Lower Lip Rnd 1: sc 5, 3sc, sc 4, 2sc (14)

Rnd 2: sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, sc 6 (12)

Rnd 3: sc 12 (12)

Rnd 4: sc 2, sc2tog, sc 8 (11)

Rnd 5: sc 11 (11)

Slst 3, leave long tail, sew under nose, cut and tie

Sew under nose attaching half of round 5 to Rnd 10 of nose and

Half to Rnd 11 of head, keeping lower lip center to nostrils.


Ears: make 2

Caron One Pound: white- 9 yards per ear (18 yards for both)

G(4.00mm) hook

With white- MR

Rnd 1: sc 5 in MR (5)

Rnd 2: sc 5 (5)

Rnd 3: [sc 1, 2sc]x2, sc 1 (7)

Rnd 4: [ sc 2, 2sc]x2, sc 1 (9)

Rnd 5: [2sc, sc 2]x3 (12)

Rnd 6: sc 12 (12)

Rnd 7: [2sc, sc 1]x6 (18)

Rnd 8: hdc 18 (18)

Rnd 9: [2sc, sc 2]x6 (24)

Rnd 10: hdc 24 (24)

Rnd 11: sc 24 (24)

slst 2, leave long tail for sewing on to head, cut and tie

create a fold in the front half of the ear, sew ear above eye, 2 to 3 Rnds back from upper edge of eye.


Horn:

Caron One Pound: yellow – 6 yards

Optional- Gold thread- less than 1 yard

G(4.00mm) hook

With yellow- MR

Rnd 1: sc 3 in MR (3)

Rnd 2: blo- 2sc, blo-sc 2 (4)

Rnd 3: blo-[2sc, sc 1]x2 (6)

Rnd 4: blo-[2sc, sc 1]x3 (9)

Rnd 5: blo-sc 9 (9)

Rnd 6: blo-[2sc, sc 2]x3 (12)

Rnd 7: blo-[2sc, sc 3]x3 (15)

Rnd 8-10: blo- sc 15 (15)

Note: if you want your horn a bit taller you can add a few more Rnds

Leave long tail for sewing to head, cut and tie.

Optional: with D(3.00mm)hook, take gold thread at flo of last stitch and slst in flo around from end of Rnd 9 to start of Rnd 2, cut tie and weave in ends. Add stuffing, sew to middle of head, two Rnds forward from ears


Mane:

Caron One Pound: pink – 5 to 10 yards

Caron One Pound: Blue- - 5 to 10 yards

G(4.00mm) hook- or any hook to latch-hook tie loops of yarn

Cut 3” to 4” pieces of yarn and tie to top of the head

around horn and down the back in the center of head,

alternating colors in desired pattern

Option 1: you can leave them looped

Option 2: you can pull the 4ply strands apart

Option 3: you can brush out the yarn

and trim to the desired shape



Part 2 will be posted on June 27th, 2023; where we will continue Alex the Unicorn and give them a body!

In the meantime would love to see your progress photos! Tag us @mycraftypursuits and @crochetwizzardcal

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