16 December 2017

The pattern

 The Floppy Unicorn pattern has been tested and reviewed and now I'm ready to publish. Here it is. (One of these days I should give in and start a business blog. For those just in case moments when a Facebook post won't work.)

Because this is my first pattern and I'm excited about it and want people to see and use it, I'm going to give it away for free. But only for a limited time. So from now until January 31, here is the pattern. Enjoy.

Many thanks to Ravely testers MopsysBurrow, dlphnluver, and wilmaelee for the review and edits.



Floppy Unicorn pattern

Materials: 
Main color 2 oz / 50 g medium weight 4
Contrast color 1 oz / 25 g medium weight 4
12 inch strand of black yarn for sewing eyes and stitching mouth
Size H hook or size most comfortable for yarn
2 Safety eyes or 2 Plastic buttons - about 1 inch diameter (I like to match the buttons with the contrast color, but you can use any color you want.)


Stitches used:Sc - single crochet

Dc - double crochet
Hdc - half-double crochet
Sl st - slip stitch
Inc - increase (2sc in one chain)
Dec - decrease (sc 2 together)


Note: Rounds are continuous, place marker or scrap yarn at the beginning of each round

Note: Gauge is not important


Body - with main color

Round 1: 6sc in magic circle
Round 2: 2sc in each st (12)
Round 3: (1 sc in next st, inc in next), repeat around (18)
Round 4: (sc in next 2, inc in next), repeat around (24)
Round 5: (sc in next 3, inc in next), repeat around (30)
Round 6: (sc in next 4, inc in next), repeat around (36)
Round 7: (sc in next 5, inc in next) repeat around (42)
Round 8: sc around (42)
Round 9: sc2tog, sc 19, sc2tog, sc 19 (40)
Round 10: sc2tog (2x) sc 13, sc2tog (2x) sc 19 (36)
Round 11: sc2tog (3x) sc 7, sc2tog (3x) sc 17 (30)
Round 12: sc around (30)
Round 13: (sc 3, dec) repeat around (24)
Round 14 - 15: sc around (24)
Round 16: (sc 3, dec) repeat 4 times, sc 4 (20)
Round 17 - 18: sc around (20)
Round 19: (sc 3, dec) repeat 4 times (16)
Round 20 - 21: sc around (16)
Round 22: (sc 3, dec) repeat 3 times, sc 1 (12)
Round 23 - 24: sc around (12)
Round 25: (sc 3, dec) repeat 2 times, sc 3 (11)
Round 26,- 27; sc around. 
Round 28: sc around, finish off. 
Stuff. Leave a long tail for sewing.


Head - with main color

Round 1: 6sc in magic circle
Round 2: 2sc in each st (12)
Round 3: (1 sc in next st, inc), repeat around (18)
Round 4: (sc in next 2, inc), repeat around (24)
Round 5 - 6: sc around (24)
Round 7: sc 4, inc, sc 18, inc (26)
Round 8: sc around (26)
Round 9: sc 4, inc, sc 20, inc (28)
Round 10: sc around (28)
Round 11: (sc 5, inc, sc 7, inc) x2 (32)
Round 12: (sc 5, inc, sc 9, inc) x2 (36)
Round 13: (sc 5, inc, sc 11, inc) x2 (40)
Round 14: (sc 5, inc, sc 13, inc) x2 (44)
Round 15: sc around (44)
Round 16: (2 sc, dec) 11 times (33)
Round 17: 8 sc, (dec, 6 sc) x2, dec, 7 sc (30)
Round 18: (3 sc, dec) x6 (24)
Round 19: (2 sc, dec) x6 (18) 
Round 20: (4 sc, dec) x3 (15)
Round 21: (3 sc, dec) x3 (12)
Round 22: (1 sc, dec) x4 (8) 
If using safety eyes, place now. Stuff. Sew around the circle and pull tight.


Arms (make 2) - with contrast color

Round 1: 6sc in magic circle
Round 2: 2sc in each st (12)
Round 3: (1 sc in next st, inc), repeat around (18)
Round 4: (sc in next 2, inc), repeat around (24)
Round 5: (sc in next 3, dec), x4, sc 4 (20)
Round 6 - 7: sc around (20)
Round 8: (sc 3, sc2tog) x4 (16)
Round 9: change to main color, (sc 3,sc2tog) x3, sc 1 (13)
Round 10 - 21: sc around (13)
Stuff. Sewing around the circle and pull tight. Leave a long tail for sewing.


Legs (make 2) - with contrast color:

Round 1: 6sc in magic circle
Round 2: 2sc in each st (12)
Round 3: (sc in next st, inc), repeat around (18)
Round 4: (sc in next 2, inc), repeat around (24)
Round 5: sc around (24)
Round 6: (sc in next 4, dec), repeat 4 times, (20)
Round 7: sc around (20)
Round 8: (sc in next 3, dec) repeat around (16)
Round 9: change to main color, (sc in next 3, dec) repeat 3 times, sc 1 (13)
Round 10 - 18: sc around
Finish off. Stuff. Leave a long tail for sewing.


Horn - with main color

Round 1: 6sc in magic circle 
Round 2 - 3: sc around (6)
Round 4: (sc in next 2, inc), x2 (8)
Round 5: sc around (8)
Round 6: (sc in next 3, inc), x2 (10)
Round 7: sc around (10)
Finish off. Stuff. Leave a long tail for sewing.


Ears (make 2) - with main color

Ch 6
Row 1: In 2nd from hook, dc, 2 dc in next, hdc in next, sc in next, 3 sl st in last, rotate down the opposite side of the foundation chain, sc in next, hdc, in next, 2 dc in next, 2 dc in beg ch. Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing.


Mane - with contrast color

Ch 4
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2sc, ch1, turn
Row 2 -14: 3 sc, chain 1. turn
Leave long tail for sewing

     For curly mane:

Make 9 curls

Ch 20
In 3rd chain from hook, 2dc, 3dc in each ch.

Fasten off.
Sew each curl into the rectangle (see diagram for placement) hiding and trimming ends.

Sew rectangle into center back of the head.

     For straight mane:

You will need about 20 strands of yarn, about 8 inches long. To quickly get these strands, wrap yarn around a 4 inch cardboard about 20 times. Slip a pair of scissors between the cardboard and the yarn and cut yarn it. Hook the center of each strand into a stitch or space on the rectangle.


Tail - with contrast color

Round 1: 6sc in magic circle
Round 2: 2 sc in each st. (12) 
Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing

     For curly tail:

Make 3 curls

Ch 20
In 3rd chain from hook, 2dc, 3dc in each ch.
Fasten off. 
Sew curls into circle. Hiding and trimming ends into circle.Sew circle onto the back of the body.

     For straight tail:

You will need about 20 strands of yarn, about 8 inches long. To quickly get these strands, wrap yarn around a 4 inch cardboard about 20 times. Slip a pair of scissors between the cardboard and the yarn and cut yarn it. Hook the center of each strand into a stitch or space on the circle.


Assemble 

Sew the head onto the body.
Count six to seven rows from the center of the back of the head and sew the ears on.
Place the horn about a quarter of the way down the forehead.
Place the arms between the fourth and fifth row down the body.
Place the legs at the bottom front of the body.
With black yarn, sew buttons on and backstitch mouth.

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