Pattern of the Week: Unicorn Wall Décor
Every home needs a crochet unicorn! When the submission for this Unicorn Wall Décor (from designer Brenda K. B. Anderson) landed on my desk, I knew I couldn’t pass it up! The crochet unicorn had to go in Interweave Crochet Fall 2018.
Since the unicorn arrived at Interweave, it’s been left hanging in random places throughout the office for those needing a special surprise or cheering up for the day. I borrowed it for extra photos, and I haven’t been able to put it back in the project bin. It makes my office so cheerful!
Because we know the unicorn will one day need to return to Brenda K. B. Anderson, we’ve discussed an office-wide Crochet Along so we’ll never be without that crochet unicorn spirit. The project is relatively easy for a new to beginning crocheter, and it is far simpler than it looks. First, you work each side of the face in continuous rounds. Then you join them, using stitch markers to guide you. You then begin creating the nose and lip and move on to the neck. The unicorn is stuffed with fiberfill, and a foam board creates the mount that will hang against the wall.
The general consensus is that the unicorn needs a rainbow mane. What do you think? The Unicorn Wall Décor is ready for your color customization! Grab the pattern and start stitching up your own crochet magic today.
DESIGNER Brenda K. B. Anderson
FINISHED SIZE About 121/2″ from nose to back of head and about 12″ from top of head to bottom of neck.
YARN Omega Tamm 2000 (distributed by Creative Yarn Source) (100% acrylic; 289 yd [264 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]): #620 cream, 3 skeins (MC), #605 gold, 1 skein (CC).
HOOK Size E/4 (3.5 mm) and B/1 (2.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; sewing needle; stitch markers (m), 5 same color, 1 contrasting color; fiberfill; foam board; dark brown embroidery floss, 1 skein; 3/4″ cabone ring, 1; 12″ cardboard piece, 1.
GAUGE Rnds 1–10 = 4″ in diameter; horn = about 7″ long.