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Unicorn Pixie Doll (Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern)

by - July 11, 2020


Dear fellow amigurumi enthusiasts,

I'm super excited to share with you my latest ami design, the Unicorn Pixie!!  She is an adorable, little pocket sized doll that is quick and easy to crochet.  This magical fantasy creature has a unicorn horn and ears, flower crown, highlights in her hair, and a lacy frill skirt.  


The Unicorn Pixie pattern is very versatile and can easily be customized by using different yarn colors to change up the pastel cotton candy theme, making different hairstyles, or adding embellishments such as beads, buttons, and appliques.  This beautiful doll is a great gift for kids who love to play with small toys.  She also makes for a great birthday, Christmas, or holiday present! 



This doll is part of Sweet Softies' Pocket Pixie Series.  Below are some other members of the group.  Click here to see them all and get links to their free patterns!

https://www.sweetsofties.com/2020/06/pocket-pixies.html 

Here she is, looking cute with a couple of unicorn-themed macarons. Yummy!


If you're into unicorns or other sweet treats, you might also be interested in crocheting these other delightful amigurumis! 


They're all 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!

(Includes detailed step-by-step hair tutorial and photo references)




UNICORN PIXIE

Free 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 Pixie is an adorable, little pocket sized doll that is quick and easy to crochet.  This magical fantasy creature has a unicorn horn and ears, flower crown, highlights in her hair, and a lacy frill skirt.  This amigurumi design is very versatile and can easily be customized by using different yarn colors to change up the pastel cotton candy theme, making different hairstyles, or adding embellishments such as beads, buttons, and appliques.  This beautiful doll is a great gift for kids who love to play with small toys.  She also makes for a great birthday, Christmas, or holiday present! 

The Unicorn Pixie’s PDF pattern file includes complete written instructions for the doll-making process, hair tutorial, and helpful visual references.

Size: 
  • Height: 7 inches (18 centimeters)

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

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • FO: fasten off 
  • MR: magic ring 
  • Ch: chain
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Hdc: half dc 
  • Inc: increase 
  • Dec: decrease
  • I-cord (video tutorial available)

Materials:
  • Medium weight 4 yarn in desired colors (I used peach, white, off-white, pink, purple, grey)
  • 2.75mm crochet hook
  • 7mm plastic safety eyes
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Optional: blush powder & q-tip (for adding blush)


~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~

Important Notes (Read before beginning!)
  • Use your preferred yarn colors for each part. (My selection is written in parenthesis.)
  • Video tutorials are available for some portions of this pattern.  Scroll down to the Video section to view them.  

Head
Use skin-colored yarn (peach).
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-R12: Sc around. (30 sts)
R13: (Sc 3, dec) x 6. (24 sts)
Insert 7mm plastic safety eyes between R10-R11, 6 sts apart.
R14: (Sc 2, dec) x 6. (18 sts)
R15: (Sc, dec) x 6. (12 sts)
FO and weave in the ends.

Hair Cap
Use main hair-colored yarn (grey).
Repeat R1-R10 instructions from the ‘Head’ section.
FO with a long tail for sewing later.  Attach hair to the doll's hair cap.  A step-by-step tutorial with photos is available in the PDF pattern file.

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

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.

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) 
R6: Inc, sc 7. (9 sts) 
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Dress Collar
Use collar-colored yarn (pink). 
Ch 16. Start your first st in 2nd ch from hook. (Inc, sl st 2) around. 
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

(Includes detailed step-by-step hair tutorial and photo references)

Body
Use dress-colored yarn (white). 
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts) 
R2: Inc around. (12 sts) 
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts) 
R4-R8: Sc around. (18 sts) 
R9: In BLO, (sc 4, dec) x 3. (15 sts) 
R10: Sc around. (15 sts) 
R11: (Sc 3, dec) x 3. (12 sts) 
R12: Sc around. (12 sts) 
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Dress Skirt
Note: You may sew the arms and legs onto the body before starting the dress skirt. Alternatively, you can also choose to do so after the dress skirt is complete. 
Start with skirt-colored yarn (purple). Attach yarn to back loops created in R9 of Body. 
R1: Ch 2, (hdc 5, inc) x 3. *Join with a sl st to the first hdc. (21 sts) 
R2: Ch 2, (hdc 6, inc) x 3. *Join. (24 sts) 
R3: Ch 2, (hdc 5, inc) x 4. *Join. (28 sts) 
R4: Ch 2, (hdc 6, inc) x 4. *Join. (32 sts) 
Switch to frill-colored yarn (pink). 
R5: Ch 1, (inc, sl st) around. *Join. 
FO and weave in the ends.

Arms (x2)
Note: Arms and legs are made using the “i-cord” crochet technique. Click here for the i-cord tutorial, or scroll down to see videos for this pattern below.
Use skin-colored yarn (peach).
Set up the i-cord: Ch 3. Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, YO, pull up a loop, insert hook into next ch, YO, and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook)
R1: Drop 2 loops from hook, but hold onto them tightly with your non-hook hand so that they do not come undone. YO, pull through loop on hook. Insert hook into first dropped loop, YO, pull through. (2 loops on hook.) Insert hook into second dropped loop, YO, and pull through. (3 loops on hook)
R2-R8: Repeat R1.
To finish, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Legs (x2)
Start with shoe-colored yarn (purple).
Set up the i-cord the same way as you did for the Arms (above).
R1: Repeat R1 instructions from the ‘Arms’ section.
Switch to skin-colored yarn (peach).
R2-R12: Repeat R1 instructions from the ‘Arms’ section.
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

(Includes detailed step-by-step hair tutorial and photo references)


~ FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS ~

  1. Use plastic safety pins to help position the flowers, ears, and horn onto the top of the doll’s head. Once satisfied with their placement, sew them securely using each piece’s long yarn tail and a yarn needle. 
  2. If you haven’t already, sew the arms and legs to the doll’s body.  Then, make sure the body and head are stuffed well and sew them together. 
  3. Sew the dress collar around the doll’s neck.  
  4. If desired, style the doll’s hair. 
  5. Lastly, add blush to cheeks using blush powder & q-tip.  Click here for a blush tutorial, or scroll down to watch the video tutorial on this page.

And that's it!  Congratulations on finishing your sweet Unicorn Pixie!



~ RELATED VIDEOS ~


Below are some videos that go along with parts of this pattern.

I-Cord

This is used for the arms and legs.  Click here for the written instructions and blog post, or view the video below. 


Adding Blush

This tutorial provides tips and instructions on how to quickly and easily add blush to your amigurumi doll, using blush powder and a q-tip.  Click here for the written instructions and blog post, or view the video below.

 

Hair Tutorial

This tutorial shows you how to attach a full head of hair to the hair cap.  This is a technique different from the "shortcut" method outlined in the instructions above for the Unicorn Pixie.


Butterfly Fairy Wings

This is an optional accessory that you can add to these dolls.  Click here for the written instructions and blog post, or view the video 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!

Also, 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!

(Includes detailed step-by-step hair tutorial and photo references)




Love the Unicorn Pixie 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.


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2 comments

  1. This doll is sooo beautiful!!! I am going to purchase her pattern RIGHT THIS INSTANT!

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    1. Hi Angelina, you are so sweet! Thank you for the compliment on my design, and I really appreciate you supporting my tiny crochet business! That means a lot and helps me out with offsetting some of the materials costs, so thank you!! :)

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