A pocket unicorn? Does knitting get any better than that?! Tuck this unicorn into someone's pocket and instantly add more magic to their day! These tiny unicorns are perfect to give as gifts, or even to make up as party favors (if you can manage to part with the adorableness once you are finished!). The pattern is written so that you can use any weight yarn you have, meaning you can make all kinds of sizes of unicorns! The sock weight samples are tiny and perfect for pockets, but the bulky weight sample is more substantial and is absolutely adorable! No matter how you decide to knit your magical friend, it is sure to bring a smile to even unicorn non believers. Everyone can use a little more magic in their life!
This pattern was written by Rebecca Danger for Wicked Chickens Yarn. Rebecca is a prolific knitting pattern designer and author with more than 150 published designs. She is known for her whimsical monster and creature patterns, making her the perfect fit to design a Wickedly Magical Pocket Unicorn for us!
Skill Level: Intermediate as determined by the Craft Yarn Council. We would recommend this pattern for beginning knitters that are comfortable knitting in the round or who want a bit of a challenge. We have rated it "intermediate" because according to the Craft Council skill level guidelines, anything knitted in the round is intermediate.
Skills used: Basic knit and purl stitches, changing colors, increases, decreases, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, i-cord, and basic sewing skills.
This pattern is written using Magic Loop Method for knitting in the round. See Rebecca's Frequent Questions page for more info on dpn's vs Magic Loop: http://rebeccadanger.typepad.com/rebecca_danger/frequent-questions.html
Pattern Format: Instant download Adobe .pdf file
Yarn: 25-50 yards of white yarn for body, legs, and head 15-40 yards of yellow or gold yarn for hooves and horn 20-45 yards of multicolored yarn for tail and mane The heavier the yarn weight, the more yardage needed.
This pattern is written round by round so that you can use any weight yarn you want to create all sorts of sizes of magical friends. Try sock yarn for pocket size unicorns, or bulky yarn perfect for hours of magical play.
Gauge: You pick! Simply knit with your choice of yarn on needles 2-3 sizes smaller than called for to get a tight knit fabric your stuffing wont show through.
Needles: You pick! A 40" or longer circular needle (for Magic Loop Method) in a size right for your yarn. You can also optionally use two double pointed needles in the same size as your circular for i-cord, but it is not necessary. See the pattern for more info.
Notions: Scissors, tapestry needle, beginning of the round stitch marker (removable or closed) and optional row counter, 21 removable stitch markers, stuffing, safety eyes (or other eye choice such as buttons or scrap yarn for embroidery).
Finished size: Your finished size will depend on what weight yarn you use. If you are knitting this pattern in sock weight yarn like the smallest samples shown, your finished friend will come out about 2” tall and 3” long with 6mm safety eyes. The worsted weight (medium) sample measures approximately 4” tall and 5” long and uses 9mm safety eyes. The bulky weight sample measures approximately 6” tall and 7” long and uses 10mm safety eyes.
This 4 page pattern is very clearly written, and Rebecca offers many tutorials on the techniques used in it on her blog to keep you from feeling confused while knitting: www.rebeccadanger.typepad.com. She also has a Frequent Questions page for instant pattern help: http://rebeccadanger.typepad.com/rebecca_danger/frequent-questions.html.
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