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Alex the Unicorn Part 2

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

Part 2 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 the 1st part of your Unicorn! Let's give Alex a body so he can enjoy the pool with their friends!

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.


In this post we will be continuing to make Alex the Unicorn! Today, in part 2, we will be making the body, then in part 3, we will be making the pool ball. If you haven't yet, part 1 has the head of the Unicorn, as you will probably want a head to attach to the body.

The pdf pattern in my Ravelry shop, and the e-pattern in my Ribblr shop, along with the unicorn and ball instructions an intertube pattern is also included. these two patterns 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 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 2

Arms: make 2

Caron One Pound: white - 10 yards per arm (20 yards)

Caron One Pound: pink – 4 yards per hand (8 yards)

G(4.00mm) hook


Start with pink- MR

Rnd 1: sc 6 in MR (6)

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

Rnd 3: [2sc, sc 1]x4, 2sc (14)

Rnd 4-5: sc 14 (14)

Rnd 6: flo-slst 14, slst to join (14)

CC: white, cut and tie off pink

Note: Rnd 7 is worked in the blo of Rnd 5, behind the slst of Rnd 6 Rnd 7: ch 1, sc 14, slst to join (14)

Rnd 8- 12: ch 1, sc 14, slst to join (14)

Rnd 13: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 12, slst to join (13)

Rnd 14 -15: ch 1, sc 13, slst to join (13)

Rnd 16: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 11, slst to join (12)

Rnd 17-19: ch 1, sc 12, slst to join (12)

Cut, tie, and weave in ends

stuffing half way ( to about Rnd 10)

arms will be attached body while working the Rnds, if you do not want to work them into the Rnds you can sew them to the sides of the body at Rnds 22-23

Feet and Legs: make 2

Caron One Pound: white – 6.5 yards per leg (13 yards)

Caron One Pound: pink – 6 yards per foot (12 yards)

G(4.00mm) hook

Start with pink- MR

Rnd 1: sc 4 in MR (4)

Rnd 2: [2sc]x4 (8)

Rnd 3: [2sc, sc 1]x4 (12)

Rnd 4: [2hdc, hdc 1]x6 (18)

Rnd 5: ca-sc 5, ca-ext-hdc 8, ca-sc 5, slst to join (18)

Rnd 6: ch 1, flo-tw-sc 5, ext-hdc 8, flo-tw-sc 5, slst to join (18)

Rnd 7: ch 1, (for the slst work the blo of Rnd 5, behind the tw-sc) blo-slst 5,

tw-sc 8, (for the slst work the blo of Rnd 5, behind the tw-sc) blo-slst 5 (18)

CC: white, cut and tie off pink

Rnd 8: ch 1, ext-hdc 5, (work the blo of Rnd 6, behind the tw-sc for the next sc(s)) sc 8, ext-hdc 5, slst to join (18)

Rnd 9-14: ch 1, sc 18, slst to join (18)

For 1st leg cut, tie, and weave in end

For 2nd leg do not tie off, continue to the Body Rnd(s)


Body:

Caron One Pound: white - 41 yards

G(4.00mm) hook


Note: Rnd 1 will be connecting the two legs

Rnd 1: (cont. working in 2nd leg) slst 5, ch 1 (this is the new starting/ending point) (working in 1st leg, Note: make sure your hoof is facing the right direction/ both hooves should be facing the same direction when the Rnd is completed) sc 18 (working in 2nd leg, note the last 5 sc sts will be worked over the 5 slsts made in the beginning of the Rnd) sc 18, slst to join (36)

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc 1, hdc 1, [2hdc]x3, hdc 1, sc 24, hdc 1, [2hdc]x3, hdc 1,sc 1, slst to join (42)

Rnd 3: ch 1, sc 1, hdc 2, [2hdc]x4, hdc 2, sc 24, hdc 2, [2hdc]x4, hdc 2, sc 1, slst to join (50)

Rnd 4-5: ch 1, sc 50, slst to join (50)

Rnd 6: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 11, sc2tog, sc 20, sc2tog, sc 11, sc2tog, slst to join (46)

Rnd 7: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 9, sc2tog, sc 20, sc2tog, sc 9, sc2tog, slst to join (42)

Rnd 8: ch 1, sc2tog, sc38, sc2tog, slst to join (40)

Rnd 9: ch 1, sc2tog, hdc 1, [2hdc]x4, hdc 1, sc2tog, sc 20, sc2tog, hdc 1, [2hdc]x4, hdc 1, sc2tog, slst to join (44)

Rnd 10: ch 1, [sc2tog]x6, sc 20, [sc2tog]x6, slst to join (32)

Rnd 11: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 28, sc2tog, slst to join (30)

Rnd 12-15: ch 1, sc 30, slst to join (30)

Start stuffing legs, if you want your unicorn to stand on its own, begin stuffing with weighted stuffing (such as beans or marbles) in the feet, then cont. stuffing with poly-fill

Rnd 16: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 28, slst to join (29)

Rnd 17: ch 1, sc 29, slst to join (29)

Rnd 18: ch 1, [sc2tog, sc 4]x 4, sc2tog, sc 3, slst to join (24)

Rnd 19-21: ch 1, sc 24, slst to join (24)

Note: this next Rnd (Rnd 22) will work half of the Rnds of the Arms into the body, and Rnd 23 will work the other half of the arm Rnds in to attach the arms to the body. If you do not want to crochet them into the Rnds you can sew on once the body is finished.

Rnd 22: ch 1, sc 4, (working though loops of last Rnd of one arm and the body) slst 6, sc 7, (working though loops of last Rnd of the other arm and the body) slst 6, sc 1, slst to join (24)

Rnd 23: ch 1, sc 4, (working though other 6 sts of the last Rnd of the arm only) slst 6, sc 7, (working though other 6 sts of the last Rnd of the arm only) slst 6, sc 1, slst to join (24)

Rnd 24: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 1, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, sc 5, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, slst to join (19)

Leave a long tail, cut, and tie. Sew head to the body.

With a strand of yarn on a tapestry needle tie between legs, tie hole between legs closed, then weave between stitches at the slst join from Rnd 1 to Rnd 10, pull to sinch slightly, tie off, and wave in both ends


Tail:

Caron One Pound: pink – 5 to 10 yards (depending on how fluffy you want your tail to be)

Create the tail by making 6” loops and tie at one end of the loop and cut the other end to create fringe. Tie on back at Rnd 10/Rnd 11 of body

Option 1: you can leave them looped, or tassel with intact strands

Option 2: you can pull the 4ply strands apart

Option 3: you can brush out the yarn

Note: you probably want to pick the same option as you did for the mane

and trim to desired shape


Part 3 will be posted on June 30th, 2023; where we will continue onto Alex the Unicorn's pool day accessory, the beach ball!

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

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