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Unicorn Macaron (Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial)

by - June 25, 2020


Dear fellow crocheters,

I'm super excited to share with you my latest amigurumi design, the Unicorn Macaron!!


This sweet treat is so quick and easy to crochet, using basic crochet materials.


The Unicorn Macaron is a sweet, little floral amigurumi dessert that serves as a lovely gift or cute and cheery desk buddy.  You can easily customize this fantasy macaroon using different yarn colors for the flowers, horn, cookie, and frosting filling. You can also add sprinkles, beads, or other embellishments to this popular French treat.  



There are many holidays and occasions to use it as a present, such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, bridesmaids gifts, and appreciation or thank you gifts!


If you'd like to make a plain Macaron, you can easily do so by crocheting only the Macaron Top and Bottom pieces to sew together, or head over to my French Macaron pattern page to follow the instructions there!  It's super quick and easy, and you can make an assortment of macaron "flavors."


After you make the Unicorn Macaron, you might also be interested in crocheting these other delightfully sweet treats!


They're also free patterns on my blog!

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If you like this design of mine, you can check out my other amigurumi patterns, or click here to see all the free patterns I have on my blog!


Scroll down for the free, written crochet pattern.  If you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my Ravelry shop or Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!




UNICORN MACARON

Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


Copyright Notice -- © 2020 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website (www.sweetsofties.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SweetSofties). No wholesale. You may not copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.


Introduction:
The Unicorn Macaron is a sweet, little floral amigurumi dessert that serves as a lovely gift or cute and cheery desk buddy! You can easily customize this fantasy macaroon using different yarn colors for the flowers, horn, cookie, and frosting filling. You can also add sprinkles, beads, or other embellishments to this popular French treat.  There are many holidays and occasions to use it as a present, such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, bridesmaids gifts, and appreciation or thank you gifts!

Size: 
  • Height: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Level: 
  • ★★☆☆☆  Easy / Familiar Beginner 
  • Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), attaching safety eyes, and sewing parts together.

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • MR: magic ring 
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Ch: chain 
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Inc: increase 
  • Dec: decrease 
  • BLO: back loops only 
  • FLO: front loops only

Materials:



~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~


Macaron Bottom
Start with the main macaron color yarn. 
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts) 
R2: Inc around. (12 sts) 
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts) 
R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts) 
R5: (Sc 3, inc) x 6. (30 sts) 
R6: (Sc 4, inc) x 6. (36 sts) 
R7: Sc around. (36 sts) 
R8: Sl st around in FLO. (36 sts) 
Switch to a different yarn color for the filling.
R9: Sc around in the unworked BLO created in R8. Join the round with a sl st to the first sc. (36 sts) 
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Macaron Top
Use the main macaron color yarn. 
Repeat R1-R8 of the Macaron Bottom. (Do not crochet R9!) 
FO and weave in the ends.

Ears (x2)
Use white yarn. 
R1: In MR, sc 4. (4 sts) 
R2: (Sc, inc) x 2. (6 sts) 
R3: (Sc 2, inc) x 2. (8 sts) 
R4: (Sc 3, inc) x 2. (10 sts) 
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Flowers (x3)
Use pink/green/blue yarn. 
In MR, (ch 4, sl st) x 5. Pull the ring tight. 
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Horn
Use yellow yarn. 
R1: In MR, sc 4. (4 sts) 
R2: Inc, sc 3. (5 sts) 
R3: Inc, sc 4. (6 sts) 
R4: Inc, sc 5. (7 sts) 
R5: Inc, sc 6. (8 sts) 

~ FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS ~

  1. Attach 8mm eyes to the Macaron Top. Sew eyelashes using black yarn & a yarn needle. 
  2. Lightly stuff the horn before sewing it on the Macaron Top.  
  3. Sew ears to sides of the horn. 
  4. Arrange the flowers on the Macaron Top and sew them down. 


  5. Sew Top and Bottom pieces together. (I did so by going into the unworked back loops of the Top and the third loop of the Bottom.) STUFF your Macaron before sewing it up completely! 
  6. Lastly, add blush to the cheeks and inside of the ears using blush powder and a q-tip. Click here for the video tutorial on adding blush.

Congratulations on finishing your Unicorn Macaron!



~ VIDEO TUTORIAL ~

Do you prefer crocheting this project with my step-by-step video tutorial?  Check out the full DIY guide below! 





If you enjoyed this free project, you can make a donation to support my work!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

If you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my Ravelry shop or Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!





Love the Unicorn Macaron pattern?  

You might enjoy these other free designs. Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out all my free patterns here.


 https://www.sweetsofties.com/2020/06/woodland-leaf-fairy.html 




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8 comments

  1. hel-lo, Jade! I cannot wait to make this little guy!

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    1. So glad to hear it! The video tutorial is now up as well, so feel free to check that out if you prefer following along with a video. :)

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  2. Hola jade Esto se ve tan hermoso y lindo. Voy a hacer esto para mi madre, que desafortunadamente está muy enferma. Estoy seguro de que esto alegrará sus dedos cruzados, ¡y espero que disfrutes tener un bebé y te diviertas mucho! amor de madrid, Ezparanza.

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    1. Hola Ezparanza, gracias por sus palabras simpaticas! Que carino, yo se que su madre va a encantar este regalo muchisimo porque hace con mucho amor. (Mi espanol es muy malo, lo siento, pero ojala que puede comprender mi mensaje!) Gracias y estoy contenta ser una madre! :)

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    2. ¡Oh, te entendí perfectamente! ¡gracias por sus amables palabras! Adoro tus patrones !!!

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    3. Estoy tan contenta que puede entender! Gracias por adorar mis patrones, voy a hacer mas y ojala que le gusten tambien! Ojala que todo se vaya bien! <3

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  3. Hey Jade, this pattern of your unicorn macaron's cookie part is the EXACT same as the paintit colorful blogspot here: https://paintitcolorful.blogspot.com/2017/08/unicorn-macaron-amigurumi-pattern.html Copy the link and paste it in the search bar. Paint it colorfuls' unicorn mmacaron pattern was published way before yours, and your pattern of the cookie part was exactly the same as hers!!

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    1. Hi there, thank you for bringing this to my attention! I did not know about Paint it Colorful's design but our macaron cookie parts are actually different. I have a different top and bottom piece, as the bottom piece is crocheted in BLO at the end, and my Top piece is one round short of the filling. I see that Paint it Colorful's pattern has identical top and bototm pieces, and it's done differently from mine. We have similar designs in that our unicorns have three flowers on the head (though the flower styles are different), but I did not see or copy her design while creating my own. I'm sorry you feel that my pattern is the exact same as hers, but they are actually different.

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