This simple crochet pattern you will make an adorable amigurumi unicorn. It gently dangles from an hot air balloon, which can be hung wherever you prefer.
I also added a golden stripe in the middle of the balloon. I used a yarn suitable for the occasion: Anchor Artiste Metallic in “300 Gold”.

Grab all your pink shades and let’s start this!

Materyals;
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3 mm (US 2) crochet hook
tapestry needle
yarn calling for 3 mm (US 2) hook. I used Schoeller Stahl Limone (cotton) Schachenmayr Catania Solids (cotton), Anchor Artiste Metallic (viscose and polyester) and Katia Capri (cotton)
fiberfill stuffing
2 black glass beads
black sewing thread and a sewing needle
1 polystyrene ball of 9 inches (23 cm) diameter

ABBREVIATIONS:

(the pattern is in US terms)

  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • ch: chain
  • st, sts: stitch, stitches
  • sc2tog: single crochet decrease (work next 2 single crochet stitches together)
  • 2sc: single crochet increase (work 2 single crochet stitches in the same st)
  • R: round

Not;

  • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (do not join rounds unless specified)
  • Using the mentioned yarn, the hot air balloon measures about 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and 10.6 inches (27 cm) total height.
  • I used the following colors: Schachenmayr “Catania” 263 Soft Apricot401 Aprikose226 Flieder222 Orchid385 Mint392 Green100 MimosaSchoeller Stahl “Limone” 73 Natur; 10 Sand06 White25 Silber91 Elephant108 Rosa; 49 SisalKatia “Capri” 82148 Salmon; Anchor Artiste Metallic 300 Gold

HOT AIR BALLOON ;
with Limone 73 Natur
R1: Magic ring, 6 ch in ring (6)
R2: 2sc in each ch (12)
R3: * sc, 2sc * 6 times (18)
R4: * sc in next 2 st, 2sc * 6 times (24)
R5: * sc in next 3 st, 2sc * 6 times (30)
R6: * sc in next 4 st, 2sc * 6 times (36)
R7: * sc in next 5 st, 2sc * 6 times (42)
R8: * sc in next 6 st, 2sc * 6 times (48)
R9: * sc in next 7 st, 2sc * 6 times (54)
R10: * sc in next 8 st, 2sc * 6 times (60)
R11: * sc in next 9 st, 2sc * 6 times (66)
Crochet Unicorn;
Change color (Limone 10 Sand)
R12: * sc in next 10 st, 2sc * 6 times (72)
R13: * sc in next 11 st, 2sc * 6 times (78)
Change color (Catania 263 Soft Apricot)
R14-R15: 2 rows even (78)
Change color (Katia 82148 Salmon)
R16-R17: 2 rows even (78)
Change color (Catania 401 Aprikose)
R18-R19: 2 rows even (78)
Change color (Anchor 300 Gold)
R20-R21: 2 rows even (78)
Change color (Limone 108 Rosa)
R22-R23: 2 rows even (78)
Change color (Catania 226 Flieder)
R24-R25: 2 rows even (78)
Insert the polystyrene ball
.Change color (Catania 222 Orchid)
R26: * sc in next 11 st, sc2tog * 6 times (72)
R27: * sc in next 10 st, sc2tog * 6 times (66) (pic.2)
Change color (Limone 73 Natur)
R28: * sc in next 9 st, sc2tog * 6 times (60)
R29: * sc in next 8 st, sc2tog * 6 times (54)
R30: * sc in next 7 st, sc2tog * 6 times (48)
R31: * sc in next 6 st, sc2tog * 6 times (42)
R32: * sc in next 5 st, sc2tog * 6 times (36)
R33: * sc in next 4 st, sc2tog * 6 times (30) (pic.3)
R34-R39: 6 rows even (30)
Break the yarn and fasten off. (pic.4)
Basket;
with Limone 49 Sisal:

R1: Magic ring, 6 ch in ring (6)

R2: 2sc in each ch (12)

R3: * sc, 2sc * 6 times (18)

R4: * sc in next 2 st, 2sc * 6 times (24)

R5: * sc in next 3 st, 2sc * 6 times, sl st in first st (30)

R6: Ch1, (back loop only) sc in same st, sc in next 29 st, sl st in first st (30) (pic.5)

R7: Ch1, sc in same st, sc in next 29 st, sl st in first st (30)

R8-R9: same as R7 (30)

R10: Ch4, skip 1 st, * hdc in next st, ch2, skip 1 st * 14 times, sl st in 3° ch (44)(pic.6)

R11: 2 sc in spaces between every hdc, sl st in first st (30) (pic.7)

R12: Ch15
Break the yarn and leave a long strand.

Join yarn in 8° st from the previous string (skipping 7 st), ch15. Break the yarn and leave a long strand.
Join yarn in 8° st from the previous string (skipping 7 st), ch15. Break the yarn and leave a long strand.
Join yarn in 7° st from the previous string (skipping 6 st), ch15. Break the yarn and leave a long strand. (pic.8)
Ears (x2);
with Limone 06 White
R1: Ch4, sc in 2° ch from hook, sc in next st, * sc, hdc, sc * in last ch.
On opposite side, sc in next 2 st, sl st in first st (7)
Break the yarn and leave a long strand.
Head;
with Limone 25 Silber
R1: Magic ring, 6 ch in ring (6)
R2: * sc, 2sc * 3 times (9)
R3: even (9)
Change color (Limone 06 White)
R4-R5: 2 rows even (9)
R6: * sc in next 2 st, 2sc * 3 times (12)
R7-R8: 2 rows even (12)
R9: * sc, 2sc * 6 times (18)
R10-R14: 5 rows even (18)
R15: * sc, sc2tog * 6 times (12)
Insert stuffing.
R16: * sc, sc2tog * 4 times (8)
Break the yarn and fasten off. (pic.9)
Attach the ears to the head. (pic.10)
Body;
with Limone 06 White
R1: Magic ring, 6 ch in ring (6)
R2: 2sc in each ch (12)
R3: * sc, 2sc * 6 times (18)
R4: * sc in next 2 st, 2sc * 6 times (24)
R5-R7: 3 rows even (24)
R8: * sc in next 2 st, sc2tog * 6 times (18)
R9-R11: 3 rows even (18)
R12: * sc, sc2tog * 6 times (12)
R13-R14: 2 rows even (12)
R15: Ch1, turn, skip 1° st, sc in next 6 st, turn (6)
R16: Ch1, skip 1° st, sc in next 5 st, turn (5)
R17: Ch1, skip 1° st, sc in next 4 sts, turn (4)
R18: Ch1, skip 1° st, sc in next 3 sts (3)
Break the yarn and leave a long strand. (pic.11)
Horn;
with Limone 91 Elephant
R1: Magic ring, 3 ch ring (3)
R2: Back loop only, even (3)
R3: Back loop only, sc in next 2 st, 2sc (4)
R4: Back loop only, even (4)
R5: Back loop only, * sc, 2sc * 2 times (6)
R6: Back loop only, even (6)
Break the yarn and leave a long strand.
Attach the horn to the head.
Attach the head to the body.
Sew the eyes (glass beads) on the head.
Mane;
with Catania 385 Mint
R1: Ch6, sc in 2° ch from hook, sc in next 4 st (5)
Break the yarn and leave a long strand.
with Catania 392 Green
R1: Ch9, sc in 2° ch from hook, sc in next 7 st (8)
Break the yarn and leave a long strand.
with Catania 100 Mimosa
R1: Ch10, sc in 2° ch from hook, sc in next 8 st (9)
Break the yarn and leave a long strand.
with Limone 108 Rosa
R1: Ch11, sc in 2° ch from hook, sc in next 9 st (10)
Break the yarn and leave a long strand.
with Catania 226 Flieder
R1: Ch12, sc in 2° ch from hook, sc in next 10 st (11)
Break the yarn and leave a long strand.
with Catania 385 Mint
R1: Ch13, sc in 2° ch from hook, sc in next 11st (12)
Break the yarn and leave a long strand.
Attach all strand

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