Uni Queen the Amigurumi Unicorn | Free Crochet Pattern

Poster for the rainbow unicorn amigurumi pattern for Uni Queen.

Uni Queen is a sassy little gal who loves to prance on rainbows and spread glitter and happiness everywhere she goes! With the free crochet pattern below, you can make an amigurumi unicorn to love!

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MATERIALS (RECOMMENDATIONS IN PARENTHESES)

To see a complete list of my FAVORITE amigurumi crochet tools and supplies, check out this blog post!

Two amigurumi unicorns standing next to each other.

GAUGE

12 single crochet stitches x 13 rows = 2×2 inches. The final size is approximately 6 inches long

STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
US TERMINOLOGY

ch – chain
mr – magic ring
rnd(s) – round(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
inc – single crochet increase
x – times (indicates number of times to repeat)
inv dec – invisible decrease
BLO – back loop only
sm(s) – stitch marker(s)
pm(s) – place marker(s)
rm – remove marker
[ ] – repeat steps between brackets for the specified number of times
( ) – the number of stitches you should have at the end of each round/row

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

  • Magic RingWatch tutorial here.
  • Invisible Decrease Find tutorial here.
  • Finish offWatch tutorial here.
  • Changing color – Take last yarn over of st with new color. Continue working with new color.
  • Crochet in BLO – Insert needle through center of st to pick up the back loop only. Complete st as instructed.

NOTES

  • All sections are worked in a continuous round unless otherwise specified.
  • Mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker. This is very important for this pattern! If you don’t have the right stitch count for each round, your unicorn could end up lopsided.
  • Demonstration photos are shown right-handed.
  • Chain stitches don’t count towards stitch count.
  • Increases and decreases on the body aren’t symmetrical due to the shaping.
Poster for the rainbow unicorn amigurumi pattern for Uni Queen.

UNI QUEEN THE UNICORN AMIGURUMI PATTERN

HEAD & BODY
(using color A & worked around a foundation ch)

rnd 1: Ch 9, sc 1 in 2nd ch from hook, sc 6, sc 3 in next st, turn to work down other side of ch, sc 6, inc 1 (18 sts)
rnd 2: [inc 1, sc 6, inc 2] 2x (24 sts)
rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1, sc 7, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1] 2x (30 sts)
rnds 4-6: Sc around (30 sts for 3 rnds)
rnd 7: [inc 1, sc 11, inc 1, sc 2] 2x (34 sts)
rnd 8: [inc 1, sc 13, inc 1, sc 2] 2x (38 sts)
rnd 9: sc 17, [inc 1, sc 1] 2x, sc 17 (40 sts)
rnd 10: Sc 18, [inc 1, sc 1] 2x, sc 17, inc 1 (43 sts)
rnd 11: Sc around (43 sts)
rnd 12: Sc 20, inc 3, sc 20 (46 sts)
rnd 13: Sc 20, [inc 1, sc 1] 3x, sc 19, inc (50 sts)
 – – – AT THE END OF THE NEXT RND, YOU’LL BE MAKING A CHAIN THAT YOU’LL BEGIN CROCHETING AROUND. THIS FORMS THE UNI QUEEN’S BACK. SEE REFERENCE PHOTOS A & B BELOW. – – –
rnd 14: Sc 50, ch 15 (photo A), sc 1 in 2nd ch from hook, sc 13 down ch (64 sts)
rnd 15: Sc 50, sc 12 into ch sts (photo B),
inc 3 (photo C), sc 13 down other side of ch (81 sts)
rnd 16: Sc 63, [inc 1, sc 1] 3x, sc 12 (84 sts)
rnd 17: Sc 22, [inv dec 1, sc 1] 3x, sc around (81 sts)
rnd 18: Sc 20, inv dec 4, sc around (77 sts)
rnd 19: Sc 19, inv dec 3, sc around (74 sts)
rnd 20: Sc 18, [inv dec 1, sc 1] 2x, sc around (72 sts)
rnd 21: Sc 16, [inv dec 1, sc 1] 3x, sc around (69 sts)

Up close image of amigurumi crochet tutorial of the body
PHOTO A
Up close image of amigurumi crochet tutorial of the body
PHOTO B
Up close image of amigurumi crochet tutorial of the body
PHOTO C

– – – EMBROIDER FACE NOW. BODY SECTION CONTINUED AFTER EMBROIDERY PHOTO TUTORIAL. CLICK TO JUMP TO THE CONTINUED BODY SECTION. – – –

EMBROIDERING THE FACE

Up close face embroidery image for the amigurumi unicorn Uni Queen.

We’ll now be making the Uni Queen’s face! Embroidering on crochet takes a bit of practice, but it gives your unicorn lots of personality. The key to embroidering on crochet is to make sure to insert your needle through your stitches and not in a hole between stitches so your thread remains secure. It is also much easier to embroider on crochet before you’ve finished and stuffed your piece. For more tips and tricks to embroider faces on amigurumi, check out this blog post (it even has a video tutorial)!

To begin, cut a 30-inch piece of embroidery floss (using all 6 strands), thread your embroidery needle, and double knot end. If you’d rather not embroider her eyes, simply use safety eyes between rnds 7 and 8 on each side of head and just embroider her nose and mouth using steps 9 – 16.

Step by step face embroidery tutorial showing how to embroider the face for the amigurumi unicorn.
1. Place 3 safety pins to mark arch of eye. Counting rnds from top of head, place a pin in the center of rnd 6. Count down to rnd 9, place a pin 4 sts to the right and a pin 4 sts to the left.
Step by step face embroidery tutorial showing how to embroider the face for the amigurumi unicorn.
2. Insert threaded needle from inside of Uni Queen at left pin point and remove pin.
Step by step face embroidery tutorial showing how to embroider the face for the amigurumi unicorn.
3. Drape the thread over the other 2 pins to visualize where you want to place your arch.
Step by step face embroidery tutorial showing how to embroider the face for the amigurumi unicorn.
4. Insert needle into stitch above, following the arch line.
Step by step face embroidery tutorial showing how to embroider the face for the amigurumi unicorn.
5. Bring needle up through stitch.
Step by step face embroidery tutorial showing how to embroider the face for the amigurumi unicorn.
6. Insert needle into hole from previous backstitch. Repeat steps 5 and 6 eight more times until you reach the end of the eye.
Step by step face embroidery tutorial showing how to embroider the face for the amigurumi unicorn.
7. To begin the eyelashes, bring needle up near the eye arch.
Step by step face embroidery tutorial showing how to embroider the face for the amigurumi unicorn.
8. Insert needle into hole of backstitch. Repeat steps 7 and 8 until you’ve made 10 eyelashes
Step by step face embroidery tutorial showing how to embroider the face for the amigurumi unicorn.
9. To begin the mouth, bring your needle up through st on 15th rnd.
Step by step face embroidery tutorial showing how to embroider the face for the amigurumi unicorn.
10. Insert needle into top of rnd 16 to make a small stitch.
Step by step face embroidery tutorial showing how to embroider the face for the amigurumi unicorn.
11. To make the cheek, bring needle up through 13th rnd, one st to the side of last st you made
Step by step face embroidery tutorial showing how to embroider the face for the amigurumi unicorn.
12. Insert needle under first mouth stitch made.
Step by step face embroidery tutorial showing how to embroider the face for the amigurumi unicorn.
13. Insert needle into stitch on rnd 16, one stitch to the side.
Step by step face embroidery tutorial showing how to embroider the face for the amigurumi unicorn.
14. Bring needle up through hole of mouth stitch.
Step by step face embroidery tutorial showing how to embroider the face for the amigurumi unicorn.
15. Bring thread across between rnds 15 and 16. Insert needle into stitch at the center of mouth.
Step by step face embroidery tutorial showing how to embroider the face for the amigurumi unicorn.
16. Make a small stitch on rnd 14 for the nostril.
Step by step face embroidery tutorial showing how to embroider the face for the amigurumi unicorn.
17. To set up eye for the other side, fold body flat, insert needle through 3 arch points of eye, bringing needle point out on other side.
Step by step face embroidery tutorial showing how to embroider the face for the amigurumi unicorn.
18. Mark arch points with safety pins and repeat steps 1-16 on other side. Start with the side of the eye closest to the nose.

BODY, CONTINUED

rnds 22-30: Sc around (69 sts for 9 rnds)
Sl st 1 into the 1st st of rnd 30. Fasten off, leaving a 10-inch yarn tail for weaving in.

CROCHETING THE LEGS

The legs may seem a little daunting before you get started, but I promise you’ll get the hang of it! Photo references for each leg below each section.

Before crocheting legs, you’ll need to place 8 stitch markers as guides. Before starting, make sure you have 69 sts and that you slip stitched into the first st of rnd 30. To set-up stitch markers (sm): Starting with the st after the sl st, count 5 sts and place marker on the 5th st (sm 1, photo A). Continue counting and place marker on 11th st (sm 2), 28th st (sm 3), 34th st (sm 4), 39th st (sm 5), 45th st (sm 6), 62nd st (sm 7), and 68th st (sm 8). When you fold the body in half, the sms should line up (photo B). You’ll be crocheting the legs in this order: Leg 1, Leg 2, Leg 4, Leg 3 (photo C).

Images of the tutorial for attaching the amigurumi limbs.
PHOTO A

Images of the tutorial for attaching the amigurumi limbs.
PHOTO B
Images of the tutorial for attaching the amigurumi limbs.
PHOTO C

LEG 1

rnd 1: Using color A, join yarn at sm 2 with a sl st and remove marker. Ch 6 (photo D), connect at sm 3 with a sl st and remove marker (photo E). Ch 1, turn to work down ch (photo F). Sc 6 along ch (mark first sc with a stitch marker), sc 16 around body (22 sts)
rnd 2: Sc around (22 sts)
rnd 3: Sc 1, inv dec 2, [sc 2, inv dec 1] 4x, sc 1 (16 sts)
rnd 4: Sc 1, change to color B, sc around, crochet over tail ends or double knot inside leg to avoid weaving them in (16 sts)
rnd 5: [sc 2, inv dec 1] 4x (12 sts)
rnd 6: Inv dec 6 (6 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a 12-inch end for weaving in. Finish off leg and weave in all loose ends.

Images of the tutorial for attaching the amigurumi limbs.
PHOTO D
Images of the tutorial for attaching the amigurumi limbs.
PHOTO E
Images of the tutorial for attaching the amigurumi limbs.
PHOTO F

LEG 2

rnd 1: Using Color A, join yarn at sm 1 with a sl st and remove marker. Ch 6 and connect at sm 4 with a sl st and remove marker. Ch 1, turn to work down ch. Sc 6 down ch, sc 5 on the body (photo G) until you get to leg 1, sc 6 along leg 1’s ch (photo H, sc 5 on body (22 sts)
rnds 2-6: Repeat rnds 2-6 from leg 1 above.
 – – – STUFF HEAD AND LEGS 1 & 2 NOW. – – –

Up close showing how to attach the legs for this crochet project
PHOTO G
Up close showing how to attach the legs for this crochet project
PHOTO H

LEG 4

rnd 1: Using color A, join yarn at sm 7 with a sl st, rm and ch 6 (photo I). Connect at sm 6 with a sl st and rm (photo J). Ch 1, sc 16 around body (photo K), sc 6 down ch (22 sts)
rnd 2: Sc around (22 sts)
rnd 3: Sc 1, [sc 2, inv dec] 4x, sc 1, inv dec 2x, change to color B (16 sts)
rnd 4: Sc around, crochet over tail ends or knot inside to avoid weaving them in (16 sts)
rnd 5: [sc 2, inv dec] 4x (12 sts)
rnd 6: Inv dec 6x (6 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a 12-inch end for weaving in. Finish off leg and weave in all loose ends.

Attaching leg 4 for the rainbow unicorn.
PHOTO I
Attaching leg 4 for the rainbow unicorn.
PHOTO J
Attaching leg 4 for the rainbow unicorn.
PHOTO K

LEG 3

rnd 1: Using color A, join yarn at sm 8 with a sl st. Ch 6 and connect at sm 5 with a sl st. Ch 1, sc 5 on body, sc 6 down ch of leg 4, sc 5 on body, sc 6 down ch (22 sts)
rnds 2-6: Repeat rnds 2-6 from leg 4 above

CROCHETING INNER PANEL (in rows)

row 1: Using color A, attach yarn first st in space between legs with a sl st. Sc 5 across body (5 sts)
rows 2-7: Ch 1, turn, sc 5 (5 sts for 5 rows)
Fasten off and leave a 15-inch tail to close body.

CLOSING INNER PANEL

Closing the inner panel for the Unicorn Amigurmi doll.
1. Insert needle through st to right of knot to begin.
Closing the inner panel for the Unicorn Amigurmi doll.
2. Stretch inner panel down through legs to other side of body. Insert needle through st on body and up through st on panel.
Closing the inner panel for the Unicorn Amigurmi doll.
3. Repeat until you’ve attached bottom and left sides of panel. Weave needle through to other side of panel
Closing the inner panel for the Unicorn Amigurmi doll.
4. Finish stuffing before attaching the last side of panel and weaving in ends.

CROCHETING AND ATTACHING HORN AND EARS

CROCHETING THE HORN

rnd 1: Using color B, make a mr, sc 6 (6 sts)
rnd 2: In BLO, [inc, sc 2] 2x (8 sts)
rnd 3: In BLO, [inc, sc 3] 2x (10 sts)
rnds 4-7: In BLO, sc around (10 sts for 4 rnds)
Sl st 1 into 1st st of rnd 7. Fasten off and leave a 12-inch tail for attaching. Stuff and attach.

ATTACHING THE HORN

Attaching the unicorn horn for the crochet doll.
1. Place horn where you’re going to attach it.
Attaching the unicorn horn for the crochet doll.
2. Insert needle into head and out adjacent stitch.
Attaching the unicorn horn for the crochet doll.
3. Insert needle through st on horn from inside to outside.
Attaching the unicorn horn for the crochet doll.
4. Insert needle back into same st from step 2 and bring up in next st. Repeat steps 3 & 4 until horn is secure. Weave in ends.

CROCHETING THE EARS (make 2)

rnd 1: Using color A, make a mr, sc 7 (7 sts)
rnd 2: Ch 1, turn the work, sc 3, inc, sc 1, inc, sl st into last st (9 sts)
The ear will be a semi-circle. Fasten off and leave a 12-inch tail for attaching.

ATTACHING THE EARS

Attaching the ears for the Uni Queen free crochet pattern.
1. Insert needle under st on rnd 4.
Attaching the ears for the Uni Queen free crochet pattern.
2. Insert needle from back to front through st on ear.
Attaching the ears for the Uni Queen free crochet pattern.
3. Insert needle under st on rnd 3.
Attaching the ears for the Uni Queen free crochet pattern.
4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 until ear is secure. Weave in ends. Repeat for other ear.

ATTACHING THE HAIR

For our amigurumi unicorn’s hair, you’ll be taking strands of 10-inch yarn in color C folded in half and threading them through the center of her head and back. Using clusters of 3 strands, you’ll be attaching 20 clusters for the mane and 4 clusters for the tail. The photos below show where you’ll be attaching the clusters.

Placement for the rainbow hair of the amigurumi unicorn pattern
MANE PLACEMENT
Placement for the rainbow hair of the amigurumi unicorn pattern
TAIL PLACEMENT
Cutting the rainbow hair for the free crochet pattern.
1. Using a 3×5 card, wrap yarn around lengthwise. I wrapped in batches of 20.
Cutting the rainbow hair for the free crochet pattern.
2. Cut only 1 side of the yarn so they’re 10-inch strands. You’ll need 72 10-inch strands of yarn for the mane and tail.
Attaching the rainbow hair for the free amigurumi unicorn pattern
3. Insert hook between sts. Make sure to insert the hook in the same direction for each group of strands.
Attaching the rainbow hair for the free amigurumi unicorn pattern
4. Put 3 strands over hook and pull through st.
Attaching the rainbow hair for the free amigurumi unicorn pattern
5. Don’t pull all the way through, just make a loop big enough to pass yarn ends through.
Attaching the rainbow hair for the free amigurumi unicorn pattern
6. Pull yarn ends through loop with your finger.
Attaching the rainbow hair for the free amigurumi unicorn pattern
7. Pull all strands tightly until the knot is tight and flat. If one strand gets stuck, pull each yarn end until they’re all taut.
Attaching the rainbow hair for the free amigurumi unicorn pattern
8. Insert hook between sts directly below last strand group. Repeat steps 4-8 until you’ve reached the end of the mane.
Attaching the rainbow hair for the free amigurumi unicorn pattern
9. Repeat steps 3-8 for the tail using the placement picture as a guide.
Attaching the rainbow hair for the free amigurumi unicorn pattern
10. Time to go to the hair salon! You may want to steam or iron your Uni Queen’s hair to straighten and then give her a trim! You can also add braids or beads as cute twist!
Yellow and pink pastel Uni Queen unicorn crochet doll flying in front of a pale blue background with clouds made of toy stuffing.

I hope you enjoyed this unicorn amigurumi crochet pattern! If you have any questions about this pattern, leave a comment below!

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3 thoughts on “Uni Queen the Amigurumi Unicorn | Free Crochet Pattern

  1. What a great pattern. So very detailed and easy to understand. Thank you

  2. I love these little “people” and “things”. They remind me the little fairy things I used to invent when I was a small child. As I have grown older and older, I keep find small children who would love to have little things and people and animals that they can believe in in their imaginations that I will copy them all and create some new ones depending on what each one imagines. You are a very creative person with a fantastic imagination about what appeals to the love of children.

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