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{ Gigi, the Unicorn... }

NOTE: Gigi measures 25 cm approximately. Of course should you choose a different hook or yarn calling, measures will vary.


Materials:
- 3.00 mm crochet hook (US C)
- 100 % cotton yarn for a 3.00 mm hook (DK Light Worsted)
- A pair of safety eyes of 8 cm
- Polyfiber fill for stuffing
- Tapestry needle

Colors:
- One main color for the body (I used white).
- One contrasting color (I used pink).
- One color for the horn, wings and star (I used yellow).

Abbreviations (US Terms):
st = stitch
ch = chain stitch
slst = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet


Ready? Let’s start!


Leg 1
{Start with pink…}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (18)
4. Only through back loops, crochet 18 sc
5. and 6. Crochet 18 sc
7. Change to white and, only through back loops, crochet 18 sc
8. and 9. Crochet 18 sc
Close, break the yarn and weave in ends. Set aside.

Leg 2 + Body
{Start with pink…}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (18)
4. Only through back loops, crochet 18 sc
5. and 6. Crochet 18 sc
7. Change to white and, only through back loops, crochet 18 sc
8. and 9. Crochet 18 sc

Don't break the yarn! We will now start with the body...

10. With leg 2 still on your hook, chain 12 ch stitches and join leg 1 with 1 sc. Crochet 17 further sc along leg 1, and then crochet 12 sc on one of the sides of the 12-ch chain. Now crochet 18 sc along leg 2 and, finally, 12 sc along the other side of the 12-ch chain. Total stitches: 60 sc 
11. to 25. Crochet 60 sc
26. Crochet *8 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (54)
27. to 30. Crochet 54 sc
31. Crochet *7 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (48)
32. to 35. Crochet 48 sc
36. Crochet *6 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (42)
37. to 40. Crochet 42 sc
41. Crochet *5 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (36)
42. and 43. Crochet 36 sc
44. Crochet *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)
45. and 46. Crochet 30 sc
47. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
48. and 49. Crochet 24 sc
50. Crochet 22 sc. Leave the 2 remaining stitches unworked.
51. Press the opening with your fingers to flatten it and crochet together, with sc, both opposing sides, to closet the opening (12 sc)
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew the body to the head.

Head
{Start with pink…}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (24)
5. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (30)
6. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (36)
7. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (42)
8. Crochet *6 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (48)
9. Crochet *7 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (54)
10. to 14. Crochet 54 sc
15. Crochet *7 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (48)
16. Crochet 48 sc
{Start stuffing...}
17. Change to white and, only through back loops, crochet 48 sc
18. and 19. Crochet 48 sc
20. Crochet *6 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (42)
21. to 30. Crochet 42 sc
31. Crochet *5 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (36)
32. Crochet 36 sc
{Place the safety eyes between rounds 19 and 20. The distance between the eyes is 8 stitches.}
33. Crochet *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)
34. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
35. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
{Stuff firmly.}
36. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
37. Crochet 6 decreases (6)
Close, break the yarn and weave in ends.

Unicorn mane

{Using pink…}

First of all, sew the body to Gigi’s head, between rounds 27 and 28 of the head. Before starting the mane, you must first prepare the head with a row of superficial sc, which you will then use to crochet the mane. Using some pins, trace a line from the neck to Gigi’s forehead (approximately on round 31 of the head, counting from the initial magic ring).



Starting from the forehead, using pink, insert your hook between two rounds, yarn over and crochet 1 sc. Go on crocheting superficial sc till you reach the last pin. Don’t worry if it’s not super super straight. All in all you should end up with 18 superficial sc. Could be more. Could be less. No worries!

Close, break the yarn and weave in ends.



Now we are ready to start the mane… Insert your hook with the pink yarn in the front loop of the first superficial sc in the forehead. Crochet 1 c in that front loop and then chain 13 ch stitches. 


Insert the hook in the second ch from hook and crochet 1 sc. Then crochet 1 sc in each stitch along the chain till you reach the next front loop (12 sc).

 

Then *crochet 1 sc in the next fron loop and chain 13 ch stitches. Insert hook in the second ch from hook and crochet 1 sc. Then crochet 1 sc in each stitch alon the chain till you reach the next front loop*. Repeat *till you complete 18 short hair locks at the end of the row of the superficial sc.



Now you should turn and repeat the same as before, but on the remaining back loops of the row of superficial sc. This means that you must crochet 18 more hair locks. Thus the mane will be thicker!

When you reach the first sc in which you've started, close, break the yarn and weave in ends.


Ears
{Make two, using white…}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet 12 sc
4. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (18)
5. to 10. Crochet 18 sc
11. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
12. Press the opening with your fingers to flatten it and crochet together, with sc, both opposing sides, to closet the opening (6 sc)
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to head.

Nostrils
{Make two, using white…}
1. Magic ring of 5 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (10)
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to head.

Arms
{Make two. Start with pink…}
1. Magic ring of 5 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (10)
3. to 6. Crochet 10 sc
7. Change to white and, only through back loops, crochet 10 sc
8. to 29. Crochet 10 sc
30. Press the opening with your fingers and single crochet together opposing stitches, 1 sc for each pair of stitches. 
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the body.

Tail
Gigi's tail is made of piece A and several separated long curls. Let's start by crocheting piece A.

Piece A
{Using pink...}
1. Magic ring of 8 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (16)
3. and 4. Crochet 16 sc
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the body. Set aside

Tail lock 1: Leaving a long initial tail, make 41 chain stitches. From second chain from hook, crochet one sc on each chain st (40 sc)

Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew.


Tail lock 2: Leaving a long initial tail, make 36 chain stitches. From second chain from hook, crochet one sc on each chain st (35 sc)

Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew.


Tail lock 3: Leaving a long initial tail, make 31 chain stitches. From second chain from hook, crochet one sc on each chain st (30 sc)

Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew.


Tail lock 4: Leaving a long initial tail, make 26 chain stitches. From second chain from hook, crochet one sc on each chain st (25 sc)

Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew.


Thread the remaining tail of one of the tail locks in your tapestry needle and pass it through the center of the magic ring of the piece A. Repeat this with the other three hair locks. Tie them with a knot so they won’t come off and hide the knot inside piece A. Set aside.



Wings

{Make 2, using yellow… The wings are made of three pieces that are later joined to form one wing…}


Piece 1

1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook.

2. Crochet *2 sc in each stitch*, repeat * (8)

3. to 4. Crochet 8 sc

Close and break the yarn. Set aside.


Piece 2

1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook.

2. Crochet *2 sc in each stitch*, repeat * (8)

3. to 4. Crochet 8 sc

Close and break the yarn. Set aside.


Piece 3

1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook.

2. Crochet *2 sc in each stitch*, repeat * (8)

3. to 4. Crochet 8 sc


Don’t break the yarn nowLet’s go on


5. With piece 3 still on your hook, take piece 2 in your hands and crochet 1 sc in any one stitch of piece 2 (place a stitch marker there, this will be the beginning of the following rounds). Now crochet 3 sc more along piece 2. Take piece 1 in your hands and crochet 1 sc in any one stitch of piece 1. Then crochet 7 sc more along piece 1. Now crochet 1 sc in piece 2 and then further 3 sc more. Finally, work on piece 3 and crochet 8 sc… Total stitches: 24 sc

6. Crochet 24 sc

7. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)

8. to 9. Crochet 18 sc

10. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)

11. Crochet 11 sc. Leave the last stitch unworked.

12. Press the opening with your fingers and single crochet together opposing stitches, 1 sc for each pair of stitches. 

Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the body. Set aside.

Unicorn horn
{Using yellow…}
1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook.
2. Crochet 4 sc
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (6)
4. Crochet 6 sc
5. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (9)
6. and 7. Crochet 9 sc
8. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (12)
9. Crochet 12 sc
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the head.

Star
{Using yellow…}
1. Magic ring of 5 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (10)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (15)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st (increase)*, repeat * (20)
5. Crochet *1 sc + 1 hdc + 1 dc + 1 hdc + 1 sc all in the same stitch, then 1 sl st in each of the following 3 stitches*, repeat * 5 times. 
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the body.



Assembly
Curve the ears and sew them to the head, to each side of the mane.
- Stuff the horn and sew it right where the mane begins in Gigi's forehead.
- Sew the nostrils to Gigi’ face
- Using the long remaining yarn end of Piece A of Gigi's tail, sew the tail to the back of her body.
- Sew the wings to Gigi's back.
- Sew the yellow star to Gigi’s belly.


Done! Congratulations! 


© 2020 – “Gigi, the unicorn"  is a design by Carla Mitrani for {Amour Fou} – All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization. You can neither reproduce, publish, alter, sell or use for commercial purposes FINISHED DOLLS made with this pattern without authorization. Thank you!