Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Experiments in Vintage Crochet - Part 5

Strictly speaking, not exactly vintage corchet, but crochet none the less!

I've started branching out from cardi's now...5 of them are enough for the time being, heh. and with Christmas a few months away, I'm trying to crack on with some present making. First up, and because the recipient of this is only a wee one and unable to read the blog, I've made a crochet unicorn pillow friend!

If you want to give it a try yourself, the free pattern can be found right here

I'd say this is a very good beginners project. It was a lot simpler than I thought, and only used double and triple crochet stitches with very easy to follow instructions for the increasing and decreasing. All pieces were made in the round which was an interesting and very fast way of making this up.

I've shown a few people these pictures and already being asked to make more for other people. think I'll be a bit busy for the next weeks!

The body was made in the round in stripes until you have a square, sew up one side, stuff or insert a pillow, and then sew up the other side, simples!

The head is then started with a straight line in the snout, which you then start working around in as circle again, increasing and decreasing as you work your way up.

Then it's ears in a petal shape, sewn onto the head with a cone for unicorn stuffed up first.

And a mane of dark green hair and tail to complete.

And all made up of leftover wool frm previous projects. A proper Stash Buster!

I'm so pleased with how this turned out. I've never actually made a toy out of crochet before, and it was so much fun! I think I might have to make one of these up for our sofa too :)

Much Love from Brighton,



  1. Such a cute idea. I haven´t done any crocheting with instructions yet, but this seems managable. I think I´ll make a donkey version as a christmas gift. I think one could also make a cow with this pattern.

  2. Oh he is wonderful I am sure his new owner is going to love him!! I am glad to see that I am not the only one getting ready for Christmas! xx

  3. Thank you girls!

    Totally agree Katrin, a cow would be super cute and so would a donkey be! the website I found this on had so many variations, can't crochet them fast enough without my hands dropping off, hehe.

    And yup Wendy, been busy planning Christmas presents since August, haha, glad it's not just me! xxx


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