Crochet Unicorn Pillow Pattern - Intermediate Level


You are invited to crochet a sweet unicorn pillow with me.

The pillow is crocheted in 3 parts - 2 identical units for its front and back & 1 additional panel that will connect them both. I crocheted this pillow with YARNART Jeans Plus yarn, but you can crochet it with any other yarn as well - thicker or thinner. However, the final measurements will change accordingly.


Materials

  • 4 skeins of White YARNART Jeans Plus yarn 20 m of Green, Pink & Turquoise yarn and 2 m of Black yarn (1 skein =100 g, 160 m, 55% cotton, 45% Pac).

  • For the horn decoration – Approx. 5 meters of gold rubber or any other YarnArt JEANS PLUS yarn in a different color.

  • 3.75 & 3.5 mm crochet hook.

  • A tapestry needle for embroidering and to weave in all extra yarn.

  • Markers.

  • Scissors

Tension / Gauge

10 cm(4”) *10 cm (4”) = approx. 16 sc & approx. 17 rows.

Measurements

Approx. 40 cm (15.7”) *

40 cm (15.7” ) *

8 cm (3.14”)

Abbreviations - US Terms

ch(s) - chain(s)

sl st - slip stitch

sc - single crochet

dc - double crochet

fl - front loop

bl - back loop

st(s) - stitch(s)

sk - skip

pm - place marker

yo - yarn over

inc - sc increase (details in the general part)

dec - sc decrease (details in the general part)

inv dec - invisible sc decrease (details in the general part)

ch sp - chain space

WS - Wrong side

RS - Right side

General

  • This pattern is written using US crochet terms.

  • While crocheting in rows, each row will end with a ch 1 that DOES NOT count as a st.

  • While crocheting sc sts to chs in the 1st row of each part - crochet to the little bumps behind the chs – the 3rd method in the video tutorial below.

  • While crocheting sc sts to chs in all other rows of each part - crochet under the back-loop – the 1st method in the video tutorial below=>


  • While crocheting in rounds using the spiral method, you should place a marker (pm) at each rnd end. I recommend using a different color of yarn than the color that is being crocheted as markers.

  • X sc = crochet 1 sc to next X sts, for example=> 8 sc => crochet 1 sc to each of next 8 sts

  • Inc => crochet 2 sc to the next st

  • dec - sc decrease => Insert the hook to the next st and pull a loop (2 loops on hook), insert the hook to the next st and pull a loop (3 loops on hook), yo & pull through 3 loops.

  • inv dec - invisible sc decrease = > Insert the hook to the fl of the next st (2 loops on hook), insert the hook to the fl of the next st (3 loops on hook), yo & pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yo & pull through 2 loops.

  • We will repeat instructions in brackets [ ] the number of times written after the brackets.

  • At each row/rnd end, the total number of sts will be mentioned in brackets ( ).

  • When crocheting in rnds, the RS of your work will be the one where the sc sts look like a “V” shape.

Mouth (* 2)


Row 1 = This row will be the RS of the mouth. We will crochet it using the white yarn and 3.75 mm crochet hook.

You can crochet this row using the chainless foundation stitches method - in that case you will crochet 5 sc sts OR ch 6, and 5 sc, starting the 2nd ch from hook, after having 5 sc sts

ch 1 and turn (5)

Row 2

1 sc to the 1st st, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, ch 2, turn (7)

Row 3

1 sc to 2nd ch from hook ,5 sc, inc, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (9)

Row 4

2 sc starting the 1st st, inc, 6 sc, ch 3, turn (10)

Row 5

12 sc starting 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 6

12 sc starting the 1st st, ch 3, turn (12)

Row 7

14 sc starting 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 8

1 sc to the 1st st, inc, 12 sc, ch 3, turn (15)

Row 9

17 sc starting 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (17)

Row 10

17 sc starting the 1st st, ch 3, turn (17)

Row 11

19 sc starting 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (19)

Row 12

19 sc starting the 1st st, ch 3, turn (19)

Row 13

21 sc starting 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (21)

Row 14

21 sc starting the 1st st, ch 1, turn (21)

Cut the yarn, leaving 15 cm (5.9”) tail and pull it from the st.

Put that part aside till you crochet the next part.

In photo 1 you can see the finished mouth while its RS is facing you.

If you crocheted this part using chainless sc sts, the yarn tail from the 1st row turns to your right as mind. If you crocheted using chs, the yarn tail will be to your left.

Anyway - the mouth position should be as shown here in the photo while joining it to the shoulder & neck later.

Shoulder & Neck (* 2)


Row 1

Using the white yarn and 3.75 mm crochet hook, crochet 37 chainless sc sts OR ch 38, 37 sc, starting the 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (37).

Row 2

1 sc to the 1st st, inc, 33 sc, inc, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (39)

Row 3

1 sc to the 1st st, inc, 35 sc, inc, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (41)

Row 4

1 sc to the 1st st, inc, 37 sc, inc, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (43)

Rows 5-9

43 sc starting the 1st st, ch 1, turn (43)

Row 10

1 sc to the 1st st, dec, 40 sc, ch 1, turn (42)

Row 11

39 sc starting the 1st st, dec, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (41)

Row 12

1 sc starting the 1st st, dec, 38 sc, ch 1, turn (40)

Rows 13-14

1 sc starting the 1st st, 39 sc, ch 1, turn (40)

Row 15

37 sc starting the 1st st, dec, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (39)

Row 16

39 sc starting the 1st st, ch 1, turn (39)

Row 17

36 sc starting the 1st st, dec, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (38)

Row 18

38 sc starting the 1st st, ch 1 and turn (38)

Row 19

35 sc starting the 1st st, dec, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (37)

Row 20

37 sc to the 1st st, ch 1, turn (37)

Row 21

34 sc starting the 1st st, dec, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (36)

Row 22

36 sc starting the 1st st, ch 1, turn (36)

Row 23

33 sc starting the 1st st, dec, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (35)

Row 24

35 sc starting the 1st st, ch 1, turn (35)

Row 25

32 sc starting the 1st st, dec, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (34)

Rows 26-30

34 sc starting the 1st st, ch 1, turn (34)

Row 31

34 sc starting the 1st st, DO NOT turn, ch 3,

continue crocheting on the mouth, while its position is as shown on photo 2.

Continue crocheting 18 sc, dec, 1 sc (in photo 3 you can see the finished row),

ch 1, turn (54 sc and 3 chs).

Row 32

20 sc starting the 1st st, 1 sc to each of next 3 chs, 34 sc, ch 1, turn (57)

Row 33

1 sc to the 1st st, 56 sc, ch 1, turn (57)

Row 34

1 sc to the 1st st, dec, 54 sc, ch 1, turn (56)

Row 35

56 sc starting the 1st st, ch 1, turn (56)

Row 36

1 sc to the 1st st, dec, 53 sc, ch 1, turn (55)

Row 37

55 sc starting the 1st st, ch 1, turn (55)

Row 38

1 sc to the 1st st, dec, 52 sc, ch 1, turn (54)

Row 39

54 sc starting the 1st st, ch 1, turn (54)

Row 40

1 sc to the 1st st, dec, 48 sc, dec, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (52)

Row 41

52 sc starting the 1st st, ch 1, turn (52)

Row 42

1 sc to the 1st st, dec, 46 sc, dec, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (50)

Row 43

50 sc starting the 1st st, ch 1, turn (50)

Row 44

1 sc to the 1st st, dec, 44 sc, dec, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (48)

Row 45

50 sc starting the 1st st, ch 1, turn (48)

Row 46

1 sc to the 1st st, dec, 42 sc, dec, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (46)

Row 47

46 sc starting the 1st st, ch 1, turn (46)

Row 48

1 sc to the 1st st, dec, 40 sc, dec, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (44)