I’m delighted to share a crochet amigurumi pattern from guest contributor, DoraDoes. The Snowicorn is an adorable critter that’s a mashup of a snowman and a unicorn. Make your own version of the Snowicorn and share it with us!
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Crochet Pattern by DoraDoes
- Hook: 3.5mm / E hook, or hook to suit your chosen yarn
- Around 50 yards of Double Knit (DK) Yarn in white for the body and ears (I have used one with a little sparkle in it which is all over the stores at this time of year!).
- You will also need a small amount of the same weight yarn in colour of your choice for the Horn, mane and scarf. I have used a variegated yarn in pastel rainbow colours because all Snowicorns are unique!
- A few inches of yarn or embroidery thread in orange for the carrot nose.
- Safety eyes or black yarn to sew in eyes. I used 6mm safety eyes
- A tapestry / yarn needle
- Stitch markers
- Fairfield Poly-Fil Fiber Fill or equivalent to fill the snowman
Stitches (US Terms):
- blo = back loop only
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- sc2tog = single crochet 2 together: Insert hook, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yo pull up a loop, yo, pull through 3 loops.
- sl st = slip stitch
- st = stitch
- yo = yarn over
- ** Repeat instructions between the asterisks
Size & Gauge:
- Gauge is not important for this project though I recommend crocheting fairly tight or using a hook on the smaller size of what is recommended for the yarn you choose. The finished height of the Snowicorn will depend on your tension and the yarn you use. Mine measured about 4.5in high to the top of the horn.
- Magic ring: You can find a video tutorial on how to create a magic ring here. This is also known as the magic circle or loop. If you are not familiar with the magic ring for working in the round then you can ch2 and work the number of stitches indicated into the second ch from the hook instead to start the pattern.
- The Main body of the Snowicorn is worked in one piece in a continuous round, starting at the top of the head and working down. You should stuff it and add the safety eyes as you go.
- The Horn and ears are made separately and sewn on. The mane is then added with a hook and or needle and the scarf tied round it’s neck to finish!
The Head & Body
- Using White, make a Magic Ring
- Round 1: work 6sc into the ring (do not join) (6)
- Round 2: 2sc in next 6 st (12)
- Round 3: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st*. Repeat * 5 more times (18)
- Round 4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*. Repeat * 5 more times (24)
- Round 5: sc in next 24 st (24)
- Round 6-9: Repeat Round 5
- Make sure you have secured your tail from the magic ring
- Round 10: *sc, sc2tog, sc*. Repeat* 5 more times (18)
- Round 11: *sc, sc2tog*. Repeat * 5 more times (12)
- Do not fasten off
- Add the safety eyes around row 6
- Stuff / partially stuff the head
- Round 12: 2sc in next 12 st (24)
- Round 13: *sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st*. Repeat * 5 more times (30)
- Round 14: *sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st*. Repeat * 5 more times (36)
- Round 15: sc in next 36 st (36)
- Round 16-20: Repeat round 15
- Round 21: *sc2tog, sc in next 4 st*. Repeat * 5 more times (30)
- Round 22: *sc2tog, sc in next 3 st*. Repeat * 5 more times (24)
- Round 23: *sc2tog, sc in next 2 st*. Repeat * 5 more times (18)
- Stuff the body
- Round 24: *sc2tog, sc in next st*. Repeat * 5 more times (12)
- Round 25: sc2tog 6 times (6)
- Fasten off leaving a long tail
- Finish stuffing the Snowicorn
- Round 26: Using the tail and needle, weave between the 6 stitches, pull tight and sew in. Finish off by pulling the yarn tail through the body and fastening off at the head end, this will create a little dimple in the bottom so your Snowicorn won’t fall over!
- Make 2
- Using White, make a Magic Ring
- Round 1: work 6sc into the ring (do not join, sew in in tail from magic ring) (6)
- Round 2: 2sc in next 6 st (12)
- Finishing: Ch1, fold the circle in half and sl st through the 12th st of round 2 and the 2nd st of round 2.
- Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew into the head.
- Using the colour of choice.
- Magic ring, leaving a long tail to sew the horn on with
- Round 1: 6sc, join with sl st
- Round 2: ch1, 6sc in blo (do not join)
- Round 3: sc in blo of next 2 st, sc2tog in blo, sc in blo of next 2 st (5)
- Round 4: sc2tog in blo, sc in blo of next 3 st (4)
- Round 5: sc in blo, sc2tog in blo, sc in blo (3)
- Fasten off and sew in end maintaining point on the tip of the horn.
- Using the orange yarn, sew in a little ‘V’ nose below and between the eyes
- Using a colour of your choice, ch 41, sc in 2nd chain from hook and across to the end (40)
- Fasten off and sew in ends.
- Sew on the horn in the middle, towards the front of the head
- Sew on the ears either side, a little further back than the horn
- Tie on the scarf
- You can get creative here!
- Using a colour or mix of colours sew in lengths of yarn down the back of the Snowicorn’s head, making sure you have lot around the horn. You can make the mane as thick or thin as you like!
- Trim as needed.
© 2017 by Michelle White (DoraDoes) and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Olena’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2017/11/17/crochet-pattern-snowicorn-amigurumi-by-doradoes. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
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