How To Crochet An Epic Unicorn Wall Hanger- Free Pattern

This magical crochet unicorn decor is the perfect addition to any unicorn lovers room! The free crochet pattern is beginner friendly and includes videos

Have you ever had an idea pop into your head and you can’t focus on anything else? Suddenly, the sandwich you were eating goes bland, the TV playing in the background to begins to fade, even the neck pain you were feeling from sleeping weird the night before disappears, and all you can think about is your exciting new idea.

That’s how I was feeling when the idea for a crochet unicorn wall hanger popped into my head.

I stopped whatever, less important, thing I was doing and started crocheting. Thanks to my crazy, obsessive brain, I’d like to introduce you to the Crafty Unicorn Wall Hanger.

HOW TO CROCHET AN EPIC UNICORN WALL HANGER- FREE PATTERN

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Here’s what you will need to make your own.

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Finished Dimensions: 10” in diameter (not including fringe length).

Materials: (with affiliate links)
– Size H (5.0mm) crochet hook
– Size G (4.0mm) crochet hook
– 4-5oz of White worsted weight yarn (I use Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn)
– 10-inch Metal Ring (You can buy a 6-pack here if you plan on making a bunch!
– Tapestry needle
– Yellow Worsted Weight yarn for the horn
– White Worsted Weight yarn for the ears
– Assorted Worsted Weight yarn for the flowers and fringe. I used Soft Pink, Peach, Ocean, Glacier, and Orchid all from Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn.
Scissors

You will need to have the Crafty Boho Wall Hanger crochet pattern or refer to the free version of the pattern on my blog here.


Stitch Key (US Terms)
SC = Single Crochet
CH = Chain
YO= Yarn Over
INC= Increase – Put two stitches in the same space. (In this case, it will be two SC stitches.)
SL ST= Slip Stitch
*= To Be Repeated

Special Stitches
Magic CircleIf you are unfamiliar with the Magic Circle/Ring method you are welcome to chain 3, join, and crochet in the circle you created. If you would like to learn how to crochet the Magic Circle here is an awesome video tutorial.

Body– Using H (5.0mm) Hook
Make the body of the Crafty Boho Wall Hanger in the color of your choosing. I chose white. There is one difference for this pattern though! For row 18 of the body (the row where you attach it to the ring) instead of

Row 18: Row 18: *INC, SC 8* around. Join back into the first SC, CH 1. (100)

Do this

Row 18: *INC, SC 2* around. Join back into the first SC, CH 1. (120)

Horn– Using G (4.0mm) Hook

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You can watch the video tutorial below if you prefer video over text, or if you have trouble with the written instructions and need further help. If you are using an ad-blocker, you will have to pause it to view the video.

Horn is made in the round, so there will be no joining and chaining up after each round.

Round 1: SC 6 into magic ring. Put a stitch marker into the 6th sc.

Round 2: Going directly into the top of the first stitch from round 1. INC, SC 2, INC, SC 2 (8) Move your stitch marker into the 8th SC.

Continue moving your stitch marker into the last stitch in each round so you will know where the next round should end.

Round 3: SC around (8)

Round 4: INC, SC 3, INC, SC 3 (10)

Round 5: SC around (10)

Round 6: INC, SC 4, INC, SC 4 (12)

Round 7: SC around (12)

Round 8: INC, SC 5, INC, SC 5 (14)

Round 9: SC around (14)

Round 10: INC, SC 6, INC, SC 6 (16)

Round 11: SC around (16)

Round 12: INC, SC 7, INC, SC 7 (18)

Round 13: SC around (18)

Round 14: INC, SC 8, INC, SC 8 (20)

Round 15: SC around (20)

Round 16: INC, SC 9, INC, SC 9 (22)

Round 17: SC around (22)

SL ST into the last stitch (your 22nd stitch from round 17) and tie off leaving a long tail for assembly.

Sew in your first tail.

Ears – Using G (4.0mm) hook

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You can watch the video tutorial below if you prefer video over text, or if you have trouble with the written instructions and need further help. If you are using an ad-blocker, you will have to pause it to view the video.

Ears are made in the round, so there will be no joining and chaining up after each round. Make two.

Round 1: SC 6 into magic ring. Put a stitch marker into the 6th sc.

Round 2: Going directly into the top of the first stitch from round 1. INC, SC 2, INC, SC 2 (8) Move your stitch marker into the 8th SC.

Continue moving your stitch marker into the last stitch in each round so you will know where the next round should end.

Round 3: SC around (8)

Round 4: INC, SC 3, INC, SC 3 (10)

Round 5: INC, SC 4, INC, SC 4 (12)

Round 6: SC around (12)

Round 7: INC, SC 5, INC, SC 5 (14)

Round 8: INC, SC 6, INC, SC 6 (16)

Round 9: SC around (16)

SL ST into the last stitch (your 16th stitch from round 8) and tie off leaving a long tail for assembly.

Scallop Rose (make 5, each one a different color)

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You can watch the video tutorial below if you prefer video over text, or if you have trouble with the written instructions and need further help. If you are using an ad-blocker, you will have to pause it to view the video.

With the yarn of your choosing, and appropriate hook,

CH a multiple of 6, then add one more CH to the end for turning. (multiple of 6 + 1)

For my flowers, I used an H (5.0mm) hook. I chained 37 (36 is the multiple of 6 then add 1 to make 37).

Skip the chain closest to your hook, INC (2 SC in the same stitch) in every CH down. CH 1, turn. (72)

*Skip the first two stitches, 5 DC in the next stitch. Skip the next two stitches, SL ST in the next stitch. Repeat from * all the way down the row.

My flower has 12 scallops (or 5 DC clusters) .

Leave a very long tail for shaping our rose and attaching to the body of the piece.

Thread your long tail onto a tapestry needle. With the wrong side facing (so your scallops should look like they are curling away from you), begin to roll your flower into itself, and stitch it closed as you roll.

Your stitches should go all the way across the base of the flower, going through lots of stitches along the way.

I find it easier to look at it from the bottom as I roll and stitch.

This is hard for me to explain in the written word, so I included a quick video for this flower linked above. If you have an ad-blocker installed on your device, you won’t be able to see the video.

Assembling your Unicorn

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You can watch the video tutorial below if you prefer video over text, or if you have trouble with the written instructions and need further help. If you are using an ad-blocker, you will have to pause it to view the video.

Pro Tip: As I was videoing this part of the tutorial, I got the idea to section off all the parts with stitch markers. This way let me know where I needed to start and finish when attaching each piece so they would be symmetrical.

If you want to use the stitch marker method, watch the first few minutes of the assembly video above, it’s super helpful!

Horn

Squish your unicorn horn until its flat, 2D triangle, with your tail on the right side of the triangle.

Thread your tail onto a tapestry needle, and begin to sew the stitches of the last row of the unicorn horn to the stitches of the last row of your body piece.

Remember to go through the “front and back” stitches of the horn, created when you flattened it.

You should have 11 stitches to attach. (because the last row had 22 stitches)

Right Ear

The ears are attached the same way as the horn.

Starting at the right-side edge of your horn, count out 4 stitches on the body of your wall hanger. These 4 stitches will be the gap between your horn and right ear.

Continue counting out 8 more stitches. This is where you will begin to attach your right unicorn ear.

Thread your tail onto your tapestry needle, flatten your ear, and begin sewing the stitches of the last row of the ear onto the stitches of the last row on the body.

There should be 8 stitches in total. (Because the last row of the ear had 16 stitches)

Left Ear

Starting at the left-side edge of your horn, count out 4 stitches on the body of your wall hanger. These 4 stitches will be the gap between your horn and right ear.

Begin attaching your ear in the next stitch (so the 5th stitch from your horn)

Again, there should be 8 stitches total.

After you sew on all 3 pieces of your unicorn, tie off and sew in all your tails.

Attaching your flowers

After you make all of your flowers, line them up onto your wall hanging and decide which order you want them to go in

Starting in the center, right under your horn, and working your way out, attach each flower to the body of your wall hanging.

Here is where I use the tails that were left after making each flower. I pull both tails down into the body of the wall hanging, thread the longest tail onto my tapestry needle, and secure each flower down with a few stitches.

Tie the two tails of the flower together in a knot, then sew them into the body of the wall hanging.

Repeat for all flowers.

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Fringe

Decide how long you want your fringe to hang down from the bottom of your wall hanging, and double it.

Mine fringe hangs down about 13 inches. So each piece of yarn is about 26 inches long.

Pro Tip: Cutting fringe is easier if you use a template, wrap your yarn around and around your template, then cut all the fringe at once. I used a tote lid for my fringe.

Attach fringe pieces in each stitch across the bottom of your wall hanging.

For a fuller look, I attached one fringe piece in the first stitch, then two fringe pieces in the second stitch and repeated that across the bottom.

My fringe was across 36 stitches.

I aligned each color section of the fringe with its matching color flower.

To attach fringe, fold your fringe yarn in half, insert your hook into the stitch from the back of your wall hanging, grab the center of the fringe yarn (where its folded) and pull it through the stitch (this creates a loop on your hook).

Grab the fringe yarn with your hook and pull it through the loop. Repeat for all your fringe.

Optional Tip: You can use a garment steamer to straighten your fringe, then trim it with some super sharp scissors for a finished look.

These inexpensive hooks are PERFECT for hanging your crochet tapestry on!

I hope you love your new Crafty Unicorn Wall Hanger! I think these beauties are so magical and would be the perfect addition to any unicorn themed room or office!

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If you make and post a pic of a Crafty Unicorn Wall Hanger, be sure tag me @ACraftyConcept on social media! I can’t wait to see all the different flowers and color combos you creative folks come up with!

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12 thoughts on “How To Crochet An Epic Unicorn Wall Hanger- Free Pattern

  1. kathy Spaeth says:

    I am going to make the unicorn wall hanging for my granddaughters 13th birthday…I love it in the deep brighter colors. Could you please give me a list of the colors. Thank you

    • Ashley says:

      Sure! All the colors are from Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn.
      – Tropical Pink
      – Mango
      – Turquoise
      – Peacock
      – Hot Orchid
      She will love it!!

  2. Ruth says:

    Y made my flowers larger. so they look a little cramped. How many strands of each color did u use for the fringe?
    Thus was such a fun project. Making it for my great nieces 15th birthday . Ill send pics as soon as it is completed.

    i

  3. Sirantha says:

    Hi Ashley. How are you? I absolutely love all your work. I have tried to download the unicorn wrap but unfortunately only the floral design is sent through. Am I doing something wrong ?

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