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free unicorn crochet pattern amigurumi

FREE Crochet Pattern: UNI-CORN Amigurumi

I LOVE unicorns. (Who doesn’t?!)

They are the coolest mythical creature, by far. (I mean, they poop rainbows!)

So today I have for you, my version of the unicorn: a UNI-CORN.

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What is a UNI-CORN? It’s a fluffy kernel of popcorn with a unicorn’s rainbow horn! The UNI-CORN is the coolest popcorn friend you will ever have! With a rainbow horn and magical popping-powers, the UNI-CORN will be your new favorite amigurumi toy. Crochet his horn in whatever magical colors you’d like and assemble his fluffies sporadically so he looks like he’s just been popped!

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I’m so excited to share this pattern with you all…enjoy!

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Materials List

size H crochet hook

yellow yarn (I used Caron brand yarn)

black yarn (used for face)

stuffing

yarn needle

scissors

5 rainbow colors of yarn (I used, red, orange, green, blue and purple in varying brands)

 

Notes
Pattern is worked in continuous rounds.
An inc is made by working 2 sc in the same st.
I use an invisible dec which is made by inserting your hook into front loops only of next 2 stitches, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through final 2 loops on hook, counts as 1 sc.

Pattern Instructions
Corn Top
R1: 6sc in ML
R2: (inc) rep 6 times (12)
R3: (sc, inc) rep 6 times (18)
R4: sc, (inc, sc) rep 6 times, then sc in last st (24)
R5: (sc) in each st around (24)
R6: (3sc, inc) rep 6 times (30)
R7: (sc) in each st around (30)
R8: (2sc, inc, 2sc) rep 6 times (36)
R9-16: (sc) in each st around (36)
R17: (2sc, dec, 2sc) rep 6 times (30)
FO and weave in end

Corn Bottom 
R1: 6sc in ML
R2: (inc) rep 6 times (12)
R3: (sc, inc) rep 6 times (18)
R4: sc, (inc, sc) rep 6 times, then sc in last st (24)
R5: (3sc, inc) rep 6 times (30)
FO with at least a 10” tail

Small Corn Fluff (make 4) 
R1: 6sc in ML
R2: (inc) rep 6 times (12)
R3: (sc) in each st around (12)
R4: (sc, inc) rep 6 times (18)
R5: (sc) in each st around (18)
R6: (sc, dec) rep 6 times (12)
FO with at least a 6” tail

Large Corn Fluff (make 4) 
R1: 6sc in ML
R2: (inc) rep 6 times (12)
R3: (sc) in each st around (12)
R4: (sc, inc) rep 6 times (18)
R5: (sc) in each st around (18)
R6: sc, (inc, sc) rep 6 times, then sc in last st (24)
R7: (sc) in each st around (24)
R8: (sc, dec, sc) rep 6 times (18)
R9: (sc, dec) rep 6 times (12)
FO with at least a 8” tail

Rainbow Horn 
R1: with red, 6sc in ML
R2: in BLO (sc, inc) rep 3 times (9)
R3-4: (sc) in each st around (9)
R5: with orange, in BLO, (ss) in each st around (9)
R6: in BLO, (sc) in each st around (9)
R7: (sc) in each st around (9)
R8: with green, in BLO, (ss) in each st around (9)
R9: in BLO, (sc) in each st around (9)
R10: (sc) in each st around (9)
R11: with blue, in BLO, (ss) in each st around (9)
R12: in BLO, (sc) in each st around (9)
R13: (sc, dec) rep 3 times (6)
R14: with purple, in BLO, (ss) in each st around (6)
R15: in BLO, (sc, dec) rep 2 times (4)
ss to 1st sc, FO and weave closed
Assembly
It’s easier to do the face before you start assembly, so start by sewing the face with black yarn, following the picture.
Stuff corn top and match with corn bottom. (Think of it like you’re putting a lid on a jar!)
Sew bottom onto top, stuffing as you go.
Add corn fluff one by one, alternating large and small fluffs. Vary heights slightly so it doesn’t look too uniform. Stuff fluffs before sewing onto main section of corn.
Cut a 6” section of red yarn (or whatever color you started your horn with) and sew horn directly over face, making sure it’s centered.

Happy crocheting!
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WIP Wednesday #7: The Zen Blanket Pattern (Free!)

Can I just start by saying that I love Periscope?! I think it’s so cool to be able to connect with my readers, fans and customers that way. A big thanks to everyone who was on yesterday’s Periscope!

This pattern was going to be called the Easy Peasy Scrap Eater Blanket, but everyone on Periscope convinced me that it should be renamed The Zen Blanket, so here it is!

the zen blanket free crochet pattern from screen to stitch

This pattern is perfect for eating up scraps. It’s super easy to memorize and can grow to be as big as you’d like! I used the word zen when describing how patterns like this make me feel…they can be very meditative as you don’t have to think about the pattern or the colors, you can just relax and crochet. And that’s where the name came from!

Share your pics with the hashtag #zenblanket so I can see!

The Zen Blanket Pattern

Turning chain does NOT count as a stitch throughout.
ch 21
R1: in 4th ch from hook, dc (dc) in each st across (18)
R2: ch1, turn, sc in next st (sc) in each st across, not including turning chain from row below (18)
R3: ch3, turn, dc in next st (dc) in each st across, not including turning chain from row below (18)
rep rows 2-3 until you run out of yarn (end on a complete row) then attach the next color and keep going

Keep going until you reach the length you desire your blanket. Then start over from R1 and make another panel. Keep making panels until you have enough to make the blanket the width you desire.

Sew the panels together using the zipped ladder stitch, or whichever sewing method you prefer.

Here are some helpful tutorials for the techniques used in this blanket:

Changing Colors in Crochet

Zipped Ladder Stitch Tutorial

I hope you like this pattern! Make sure you share your Zen Blanket project with me by using the hashtag #zenblanket so I can see!

Let’s use up those scraps so we can buy some more yarn!! (hehe)

What are you working on right now? Share in the comments below or in the Facebook group!

Star Wars Crochet Blanket

I love crocheting gifts.

I think most people do. It’s satisfying to make something from scratch for someone you care about.

When my siblings were little, I would make them stuffed animals and cute little crochet amigurumi. But now, my brother is 14 and I somehow just know he won’t get any use out of an amigurumi animal.

So I was on the hunt for a project that I could make for him that he would actually enjoy and get use out of.

In comes graphgans! (Check out my board on Pinterest for more, if you’re interested!)

I had never done any graphgan-ing before, but there was something cool about turning a graphic image into crocheted imagery.

I decided to make my brother a Star Wars crochet blanket because I knew it would be something he would never grow out of and he could always enjoy!

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The pattern I’m using is called A Galaxy Far, Far Away… by Courtney Laube and it’s a FREE download on Ravelry!

So far I’ve made a few of the different light saber blocks as well as R2-D2, the Rebel Insignia and C3P0.

I think he’s really going to like it! I’m planning on giving it to him either for his 15th birthday in November (hopefully it’ll be finished by then!) or for Christmas.

Who would you make a Star Wars crochet blanket for? Let me know in the comments below!

Summer Sunshine Club

Today I’m introducing the Sunshine Club, a fun new way to share crochet with the people you love.

My Summer Sun Softie pattern is one of my most downloaded patterns and I thought it would be fun if we used the coming of summer to our advantage to spread a little sunshine!

Summer Sun Softie Crochet Pattern

How the Sunshine Club works:

1. Using my free pattern, make a summer sun softie (or several!)
2. Give the sun to someone you love, someone who could use a little sunshine, or just someone that likes cute cuddly suns!
3. Post a pic of your sun (and it’s recipient, if possible!) on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag: #STSsunshineclub

That’s it!

Spread some love and some sun and have fun!

Happy crocheting!
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ps- stay tuned on my Instagram for pics of who I’ll be sending my sunshine to!

Yarn Storage Wall Update: Finished!

A while ago I wrote a post about my plans to make a yarn storage wall. Things took longer than I was expecting, but the wall is finally finished!

I was so excited to see my yarn finally all organized!

Does anyone else have any cool yarn storage solutions that they use?! Share them (or your lack of storage solutions!) with the tag #stateofthestash on Instagram so we can see!

Baymax Crochet Softie

Pattern Release: Baymax from Big Hero 6

I’m not a perfectionist when it comes to everything (like cleaning my room). But certain things turn me into one (like writing crochet patterns).

So yesterday I had the Baymax pattern ready to be released and then I just couldn’t get past something.

His hands looked all wrong. The thumbs were placed weird and I just couldn’t release the pattern until I fixed it.

Baymax Crochet Softie

Long story short, I had to remake both entire arms (because the arms are constructed from the hand up).

There was nothing wrong with the arm part of the pattern, but those hands were bothering me so much that I ripped his arms off (nice and gently, of course!) and started over.

Whew!

Now that that’s taken care of, I can release the pattern to you guys!

Big Hero 6 has gotten some amazing review both before and after it’s release and I have tickets to see it Sunday, I can’t wait!

Has anyone seen it yet? What did you think? And who will you make Baymax for?!

Here’s a link to the pattern on Ravelry and Craftsy, if you prefer to purchase through either of those platforms. Here’s link to the pattern in my shop, where (until 11/30/14) you can use the code GRANDOPENING to get $2 off your purchase, which would make the Baymax pattern ½ price! Cool!

And as always, don’t forget to share your finished creations! Use the hashtag #screentostitch so I can see!

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Update-orama! (Including Summer Collection Info)

Okay, so I know I’ve been totally MIA recently…work (my day job) has gotten really busy/crazy, so I haven’t had as much time to devote to the fun stuff!

I know, boo 🙁 right?

But I have time today, so I wanted to give you all an update on my various projects and patterns that I have in the works and releasing soon!

First up is my Mixed Stitch Stripey Blanket.

This blanket has received so much attention on Instagram so I want to thank everyone for their kind words and comments! I love finding a community where I never thought I would.

I also have info for you guys about my 2014 Summer Collection!

As soon as I decided that I wanted to do a summer collection, I was excited by all the possibilities. But I didn’t want to just include the cliche, quintessential, summer stuff…I wanted to do different things too! So, without further ado, here is the list of the patterns included in my Summer Collection:

Summer Sun Softie

Beach Ball Softie

Italian Ice Softie

Pineapple Softie

Ducky Inner Tube Coaster

Popsicle Softie

Summer Bunting

The Summer Sun Softie was released earlier this month and has already reached almost 1000 downloads! Yay!

I released the Summer Sun Softie for free, but I will be offering the other patterns at $0.99 (and $2 for the bunting). You can also purchase the entire collection for $5 and save some money if you think you’ll want them all!

The Beach Ball Softie was released today and the other patterns will be released every Saturday in June, with the 28th including both the Popsicle Softie and the Summer Bunting!

All of the patterns in my collection were crocheted using Lily Sugar and Cream Yarns. I did this for several reasons:

I love Lily Sugar and Cream Yarns

they come in PLENTY of bright, fun, colors making them perfect for summer!

they’re cheap and they come in small skeins, meaning you’re not buying a TON of yarn for a teeny project

I’m really excited about this collection, it’s the first time I’ve done a “collection” like this and I’m really excited to see if everyone likes it!

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Next are some photos of random little projects I’ve been working on:

My #52weeksofgranny project is coming along nicely:

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I’ve even added a few squares since this picture.

If you want to join in on the fun, check out the Ravelry Group!

I’ve also been working on these cool triangle pillow covers:

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I also found this wonderful tutorial and CAL by Poppy and Bliss, over at My Poppet. It’s called the Carnivale Cushion and it is just fabulous!

Here’s my start to the CAL:

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And the last update I have for you…

On Tuesday of next week, I will be meeting one of my all time favorite authors, Neil Gaiman. He is the creator of such wonderful books and graphic novels, such as American Gods, Coraline and The Sandman series.

I had the idea (partially inspired by Allison Hoffman, whose wonderful book, AmiguruME: Make Cute Crochet People, I own and just LOVE) to crochet Neil Gaiman a Coraline doll.

With the help of Allison’s book, this task was made easy! I made a few modifications to her patterns and I also created the pattern for her head (because her head is such an odd shape and there was really nothing fitting in the book).

Here is a (kinda crappy, sorry) picture of the progress from a few days ago:

I’m hoping that he likes it…fingers crossed!

Side Note: You can also always view my projects by visiting my Ravelry notebook, here.

On a personal note, I’ve been volunteering at my local animal shelter with the cats and I’m loving it! I have such a good time hanging out with the kitties, they’re so much fun!

And that’s it!

Whew, that was a lot 🙂

Happy Crocheting,

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Basic Granny Square Pattern

So for my 52 week Granny Square project, I will be using the basic granny square pattern below. If you would like to crochet along with me, join the Ravelry group!

NEOUS9Rk2mqOQnBe.jpgSo here is the pattern:

Crochet Hook Size- H/5.00mm

I used 4 colors, but the cool part about a granny square is that you can use as many colors as you wish! I changed colors every row.

Key:

ch- chain

ss- slip stitch

st- stitch

sp- space

dc- double crochet

rep- repeat


w/color A:

ch6, ss to form loop

ch2 (counts as dc) 2dc, ch, *3dc, ch, rep from * around, join w/ss to top of ch2

change to color B

ch2 (counts as dc) 2dc in same st, *ch1, 3dc in previous ch1 sp, ch1, 3dc in same sp (this forms a corner) rep from * around, join w/ss to top of ch2

this pattern can be repeated around as many times as you wish. For each ch1 sp on an edge, you make one 3dc cluster and for every ch1 sp in a corner, you make two 3dc clusters to make the turn. Be sure to put a ch1 sp in between each 3dc cluster, to give you space for the next row.

Comment if you have any questions and don’t forget to join the group so you can share your progress!

Disney’s Frozen…Olaf!

So today I am excited to announce that I will be creating a crochet pattern for Olaf, from Disney’s Frozen! The movie looks adorable and you can see Olaf in the video clip from the movie, below:


One of the cutest aspects of Olaf’s character is the fact that he’s constantly coming apart! So…..

I’m going to be making Olaf in pieces!! That way, you can take him apart and re-arrange him however you like!

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Stay tuned for updates on my progress! You could also view/purchase any of my past patterns from Ravelry, here.

Update: The Olaf pattern is now live! Buy now!

Acorn Crochet Pattern…it’s FALL!

Hey everyone!

I’m sure you all remember the release of my Leak Leek and Barry from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 a few weeks ago, right?

Well today I have some awesome news for you…I have created a Cutie Acorn pattern just for fall!

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These cute little acorns are so much fun to make! You can give them eyes or make them in any funky colors you want!

Again, this pattern is available on Ravelry:   

Happy Crocheting!!

WW: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Today’s Wordy Wednesday is about one of my favorite childhood books, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a bestselling children’s book about what would happen if instead of rain, food fell from the sky!

In the book, it rains three meals a day…but then things start to get out of control…

I’m not going to give away the story, because there is something else I want to talk about.

This weekend, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is coming out in theaters.

The first Cloudy movie was pretty awesome. Granted, A LOT of things about the book were changed in the movie, (pretty much the only thing that was the same was food falling from the sky) but it was, in itself, a wonderful movie for kids and adults alike.

This leads me to a big announcement….

I have created a crochet pattern for the Leak Leek that you see at 1:28 in the video below:

This friday, I will unveil the pattern on Ravelry and I may even include a berry big surprise!

Stay tuna-ed!

(hehe food puns)