small crochet unicorn with a curly mane

Small Crochet Unicorn (Free Pattern)

What’s pink, yellow, green, and white and feels just like magic? You guessed, it is our sweet small crochet unicorn from our Kozu Palm Pets small animals series. I wanted to add a unicorn to this series of animals but I didn’t want it to be typical. I love quirk and I wanted this little guy to have some too.

Well, here we have it, a small crochet unicorn. I love his short curly mane – I just feel like it gives him a bit of personality. Of course, we all have our unique visions and you may prefer to crochet a unicorn with a longer and less curly mane and you can absolutely do that with this pattern!

You can crochet this unicorn with super bulky yarn if you’d like to crochet a large 11 inch unicorn (in just a couple of hours!)

This unicorn stands at approximately 4 inches tall with DK yarn and a 2.75 mm hook. But if you’re looking to crochet a larger unicorn and fast, try it with super bulky yarn (it’s perfect for those last minute craft fairs!)

small crochet animals

It is also part of our Kozu Palm Pets series of small crochet animals and so you can crochet this unicorn with the other animals in the series for a really adorable collection!

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Small Crochet Unicorn Free Pattern

This pattern is for your personal use only and cannot be sold, copied, or reproduced without the designers’ permission. You may sell finished objects made from this pattern in small quantities but please give credit to as the pattern designer.

Tools & Supplies You Need to Crochet a Unicorn

  • Yarn: You need a small amount of DK yarn in white, beige, pink, yellow, and green
  • 2.75 mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • Two 7 mm safety eyes

Stitches Used and Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terms and crocheted in continuous rounds unless specified otherwise.

Sl st: slip stitch

SC: single crochet

INV DEC: invisible decrease

INC: two SC in the same stitch

BLO: back loops only

Amigurumi Unicorn Pattern Notes

  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • This pattern is written in US terms
  • This pattern is crocheted in continuous rounds unless specified otherwise. Use a stitch marker on the first stitch of every round so that you don’t lose track of the start of your round.
  • This unicorn was made using DK yarn. However, you may use any yarn with the relevant hook (usually, for amigurumi you go down 2-3 sizes from that recommended on the yarn label).
  • This is a low-sew amigurumi pattern. The legs, body, arms, and head are all crocheted in. You must first crochet the arms before continuing onto the body.

Unicorn Finished Size & Sizing Adaptations

Approximately 4 inches tall, using DK yarn.

crochet unicorn in velvet and super bulky blanket yarn

By changing the yarn and hook sizes, you can crochet this unicorn in various sizes.

  • With velvet yarn and a 3.25mm hook, our unicorn was approximately 6 inches tall. For this unicorn, we used 9mm safety eyes.
  • With super bulky blanket yarn with a 7mm hook, this unicorn was approximately 11.5 inches tall. For this unicorn we used 16mm safety eyes.

Pattern Instructions: How to Crochet a Small Unicorn

Arms (make 2)

Do not stuff

Begin with beige

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)

Change to white

Round 2-6 (5 rounds):  SC around (6)

Now pinch the two ends of the arm together, chain one, and 3 SC through both sides to close the arm. See tutorial on how to join arms to amigurumi without sewing. Fasten off.


Begin with beige

Stuff the legs lightly as you go.

Round 1: 4 SC into a magic circle (4)

Round 2: INC in each stitch (8)

Change to white

Round 3: SC around in BLO (8)

Round 4: SC around (8)

Fasten off. Make sure that you’ve pulled the magic circle tight so that stuffing doesn’t escape from it.

Repeat rounds 1-4 for the second leg but don’t fasten off.


crochet unicorn body

Stuff as you go. Now we will begin joining the legs.

Round 5: Chain 2 and SC in the next unworked stitch of the first leg. Place a stitch marker in this stitch to mark the start of your round. SC in the remaining 7 stitches of the first leg until you reach the chain, SC in each of the 2 chains, SC in the 8 stitches of the next leg, and SC on the other side of each of the two chains until you reach your stitch marker. (20)

Round 6-10 (5 rounds): SC around (20)

Round 11:(8 SC, INV DEC) twice (18)

Round 12: SC around (18)

During the next round (Round 13), you will crochet the arms into your unicorn on either side of the body by crocheting through both the body and the arm (see our tutorial on how to attach arms using crochet).

Round 13: SC around (18)

Round 14: (SC, INV DEC) six times (12)


Round 15: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 16: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 17: (3 SC, INC) six times (30)

Round 18-24 (7 rounds): SC around (30)

If you’re using safety eyes, insert them between Rounds 19 and 20, seven stitches apart. Ensure that you have stuffed the body well, especially the neck.

Round 25: (3 SC, INV DEC) six times (24)

Round 26: (2 SC, INV DEC) six times (18)

Round 27: (SC, INV DEC) six times (12)

Ensure that you have stuffed the head well.

Round 28: INV DEC six times (6)

Fasten off and leave a tail. Insert the needle in front loop of each stitch and pull tight to close.


Using white

The muzzle is crocheted in an oval shape. If you are unfamiliar about how to do this, see our tutorial on how to crochet an oval.

Round 1: Chain 5. Starting in the second chain from the hook, 3 SC, 3 SC in the next chain as your work turns. Now continue on the other side of the chain. 2 SC and INC in the last chain (10)

Round 2-3 (2 rounds): SC around (10)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff the muzzle lightly and sew it onto your unicorn between Rounds 18 and 20.

Ears (make 2)

Do not stuff.

Using white

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: (SC, INC) three times (9)

Round 3: SC around (9)

Round 4: (SC, INV DEC) three times (6)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Do not close. Sew the ears on the top of your unicorn’s head at Rounds 4 and 6 from the top.

amigurumi unicorn horn and ear placements


Using beige

Round 1: 5 SC into a magic circle (5)

Round 2: 4 SC, INC (6)

Round 3: 5 SC, INC (7)

Round 4: 6 SC, INC (8)

Fasten off. Stuff lightly and sew onto the head between Rounds 2 and 5 from the top, centred to the front of the head.

How to Crochet the Unicorn Mane (Make 3)

Make one each in green, yellow, and pink

Chain 25. Starting from the second chain from your hook, 3 SC in each chain (72)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the strands of hair onto the head of your unicorn, behind the horn.

Tip: If you want the mane to be longer or shorter, you can adjust the length of your starting chain. If you want the hair to be less curly, you can reduce the number of SC in each chain.

crochet unicorn mane and tail


Make one each in green, yellow, and pink

Chain 7. Starting from the second chain from your hook, 6 sl st (6)

Sew the two strands between Rounds 6 and 7 at the back of your unicorn and one between Rounds 7 and 8.

small crochet unicorn

Your small crochet unicorn is now complete!

How long does it take to crochet a small unicorn? 

It takes just a couple of hours to crochet this small unicorn.

How do you crochet a large unicorn stuffed animal?

If you would like to crochet a large unicorn, you can use this pattern with super bulky yarn and you unicorn will stand at 11.5 inches of cuddly softness! And all that in just a couple of hours! This pattern is a great time saver for those last minute amigurumi makes.

We also have an adorable amigurumi unicorn named Ukie from our Juna animal series of easy crochet animals. Ukie takes longer to make (about 5 to 6 hours) but is 8 inches tall and is a larger and more huggable companion.

Is it easy crochet this this small amigurumi unicorn?

Yes, it is quite simple to crochet this small unicorn. It uses just basic amigurumi stitches and techniques. The only challenging bits may be joining the legs and crocheting around the foundation chain to make the muzzle – but we have step-by-step tutorials for both of these!

Sometimes beginners find small patterns a little more fiddly to crochet, as it’s harder to see stitches in smaller circles. If that is the case for you, try our easy crochet unicorn Ukie instead!

How do you make this unicorn amigurumi smaller?

Just like the tip above on making it larger, to make this unicorn smaller, you will use thinner yarn (like sports weight yarn or even crochet thread if your eyes can handle it!) and a smaller hook (the hook that you will use will be approximately 2 sizes smaller than that listed on the yarn label). This would be great if you want a tiny unicorn for a keychain or just because tiny things are almost inversely cute to their size!

What are other small crochet animal patterns that I can make?

If you enjoyed this pattern, you will love our entire collection of small crochet animals! They are all low-sew amigurumi patterns, just like this unicorn! Plus, how fun would it be to make the entire collection for pretend play for the kid in your life!