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Baby Unicorn

I missed you all!!!!!

It’s been a while since my last post and I apologize for it. Took me a while to think of what to make for my comeback and how to express my gratitude for all your letters of support, simple hello messages and letting me know you are here, missing me and waiting for me to return. I have no words to thank you! Your selfless and generous hears have left me speechless. What I can do is to make many more free patterns available for you to enjoy, and to try to help you whenever needed.

As you can see, there are some changes on this web, and I am still working on it. I have extended it in order to add shop. Through the shop I will add some of my patterns which I have for sale. In time will add finished toys done by myself and my friends as well as materials (specially local ones) I use in my creations that are not available in your country. This way I invite all to join me in this venture. If you are interested in selling pattern or finished product on this shop, please feel free to contact me and we’ll find solution suitable for both.
We can talk more about shop later…and as I said, feel free to email me if having any questions.

Today I wish to show you Baby Unicorn which was born last week.
This lovely Baby Unicorn pattern is adopted and simplified BB Dragon pattern 

Materials used:

 

Double knit cotton yarn in white for major parts of head and body. Secondary color of your choice for accents on head, arms and legs. Color of your choice for mane and tail. If you choose to make mane and tail in multicolor yarns, choose 5 different colors.

 Cotton thread No.10 or any similar weight thread in black and color of your choice for eyes), tiny bit of white (or white textile paint to add light dots on the eyes)

 Crochet hook 2,5 mm

Crochet hook 1,50 or 1,75 mm (for eyes)

 Embroidery needle for finishing touches on eyes (if decide to embroider light points on each eye)

Darning needle for sewing the parts together

Glue and/or invisible thread for attaching the eyes

 

Difficulty: Easy to intermediate

 

Size: finished toy measures 13 cm (5 inches) seated

 

Abbreviations (US terminology used):

St(s) – stitch(es)

Ch – chain stitch

Sc – single crochet

Hdc – half double crochet

Dc – double crochet

Inc – increasing stitch

Dec – decreasing stitch

** – repeat what between start by number of times that follows behind (Xn)

R – round

Work in continuous rounds or spiral work unless stated different.

Head

Start working with light blue, pink or any other color yarn you choose to make nose.

Ch6

R1 starting from the second chain from hook sc4, 3 sc in the last chain stitch, continue working around chain. Sc3, stitch 2sc in the last stitich (12 sts)

R2 inc1, sc3, inc3, sc3, inc2 (18 sts)

R3 sc1, inc1, sc4, inc1, sc1, inc1, sc1 inc1, sc4, inc1, sc1, inc1, (24 sts)

R4 sc2, inc1, sc5, inc1, sc2, inc1, sc2, inc1, sc5, inc1, sc2, inc1 (30 sts)

R5 sc3, inc1, sc6, inc1, sc3, inc1, sc3, inc1, sc6, inc1, sc3, inc1 (36 sts)

R6 sc4, inc1, sc7, inc1, sc4, inc1, sc4, inc1, sc7, inc1, sc4, inc1 (42 sts)

R7-R10 sc42

On the last stitch of the previous round change color to white and continue.

R11-R14 sc 42

R15 sc4, inc11, sc27 (53 sts)

R16 sc14, inc1, sc38 (45 sts)

R17 sc40, ch8, skip8 sts, sc6

(46 sts, 8 ch = 54 sts)

R18 sc40, sc8 using chain stitches, sc6   (54 sts)

R19-R23 sc54

R24 *dec1, sc7* x6 (48 sts)

R25 sc48

R26 *dec1, sc6* x6 (42 sts)

R27 sc42

R28 *dec1, sc5* x6 (36 sts)

R29 *dec1, sc4* x6 (30 sts)

R30 *dec1, sc3* x6 (24 sts)

R31 *dec1, sc2* x6 (18 sts)

Stuff the head nice and firm.

R32 *dec1, sc1* x6 (12 sts)

R33 dec6 (6 sts)

Tie off.

 

Eyes (make2)

With crochet thread No.10 and steel hook of 1,50 or 1,75 mm

Start using black, for pupil

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

Change color to one of your choice, to make iris

R3 sl st, 2sc in next st, 2hdc in next 2 stitches, 2sc in next st, slip stitch to next and tie off

Embroider white lines or dots on each of the eye to bring life to them or use textile paint and add white dots as you can see I made on photo aside.

 

Ears (make2)

Ch4

R1 sc2, 3 sc in one stitch, work around chain, sc2

R2 ch1 turn. Sc2, 2sc in next st, 2dc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc2

Tie off leaving long end for sewing ears on the head later

 

 

Horn

R1 sc6 in magic ring

Work in back loops only

R2 sc6

R3 inc1, sc5 (7sts)

R4 inc1, sc6 (8 sts)

R5 inc1, sc7 (9 sts)

R6 inc1, sc8 (10 sts)

R7 inc1, sc9 (11 sts)

R8 inc1, sc10 (12 sts)

Tie off leaving long end for sewing later. Stuff a little

 

Legs (make2)

Ch6

Start with color of your choice chosen for making your unicorn unique (light blue, pink, yellow, light green…)

R1 sc4, 3sc in one st, continue working around the chain, sc3, 2sc in last st (12 sts)

R2 inc1, sc3, inc3, sc3, inc2 (18 sts)

R3 sc1, inc1, sc4, inc1, sc1, inc1, sc1, inc1, sc4, inc1, sc1, inc1 (24 sts)

R4 sc24

R5 sc3, popcorn stitch,sc1, popcorn, sc1, popcorn, sc16 (24 sts)

R6-R7 sc24

Working the last stitch on the previous round change color to white and continue

R8 (sc1, dec1) x5, sc7, dec1  (18 sts)

R9-R18 sc18

Stuff the leg nice and firm, flatten the last row and stitch through both sides making 8sts across. Tie off and leave long end for sewing later.

 

Arms (make2)

Ch6

Start with color of your choice chosen for making your unicorn unique (light blue, pink, yellow, light green…)

R1 sc4 starting from second chain from hook, 3 sts in one sc, continue working around chain, sc3, 2sc in one st (12)

R2 inc1, sc3, inc3, sc3, inc2 (18 sts)

R3-R6 sc18

Working the last stitch on the previous round change color to white and continue.

R7 (sc1, dec1) x6 (12 sts)

R8-R20 sc12

Stuff the arm nice and firm.

Flatten last row and stitch through both sides with 5sts across. Tie off leaving long end for sewing later.

 

Body

R1 Sc6 in  magic ring (6 sts)

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3 (inc1, sc1) x6 (18 sts)

R4 (inc1, sc2) x6 (24 sts)

R5 (inc1, sc3) x6 (30 sts)

R6 (inc1, sc4) x6 (36 sts)

R7 (inc1, sc5) x6 (42 sts)

R8 (inc1, sc6) x6 (48 sts)

R9-R18 sc48 sts

R19 (dec1, sc6) x6 (42 sts)

R20 sc42

R21 (dec1, sc5) x6 (36 sts)

R22 sc36

R23 (dec1, sc4) x6 (30 sts)

R24 sc30

R25 (dec1, sc3) x6 (24 sts)

R26 sc24

R27 (dec1, sc2) x6 (18 sts)

R28 sc18

Tie off leaving long end for sewing. Stuff the body nice and firm.

 

Mane (make 5)

Use yarn in different colors. I’ve chosen nice pastel colors, but you don’t have to follow my lead. Important is to make 5 pairs of mane which will be sewed on head later.

Make each piece as follows:

Ch31

*Starting from the second chain from hook and crocheting on the back loops of the chain

Inc20, sc10*;

Chain next 31 sts again and repeat **  (30 sts x2)

Tie off leaving long end for sewing mane on the head later

 

Tail (make 5)

 

Use same colors as used for mane. Make 5 hairs for tail.

Ch25

Starting from the second chain from hook and crocheting in the back loops of the chain

Inc20, sc5  (25 sts)

Tie off leaving long end for sewing tail later.

 

How to assemble and more details you can find in free download I can prepared for you and you can find it under

Free Patterns Page or using direct link to Baby Unicorn.

Hope you like it so far and much more I am looking for is to see your Baby Unicorns made and ready to play with.

 

 

 

That is all for now! Looking forward to my next post and hearing from you meantime.

Sending you lots of love and hugs

Vanja

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Baby Dragon

 

Our BB workshop was working hard for the past month. First I started with little tutorial on different variations how to make crocheted eyes for your dolls and toys. When started I though how it would be piece of cake, but then simple crocheted eyes turned out into so many different sub-groups.

I ended up with comic eyes to crochet, eyes made in layers, 3D crocheted eyes, simple black eyes, human eye shape….  At the end realized it will take me a lot of time till finished and shared with you.

As I didn’t want to stay to long, from my blogging, I decided to take a break creating something new.

For a long time we didn’t make crocheted toy, and so far I have never made a dragon (and I love dragons. I love Fantasy world and to me sometimes feels as I am living in one). For that reason I decided to make one dragon. Baby dragon to start with.

Pattern is easy, but is pretty long one with all the photos I added, so instead of writing it all here I have added a .pdf in Free Patterns page and decided to treat you with additional photos of two of my dragons born in my BB shop.

First I made a boy one. It is the green one you can see on the photos, but even If I haven’t mention he was a boy you would notice it straight away.

Girl dragon was the second one I worked on, wile testing the pattern and adjusting it so everyone can make a dragon to keep or share.

They are both so adorable and to be honest thinking on hiding them when my nieces will come over so they don’t take them away from me (joking).

They measure only 13 cm or 5 inches when seated and are as sweet as candies.

Leaving you with several photos of my babies I hope you will enjoy.

 

Wishing you all wonderful Friday and blessed end of the week.

Vanja

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