Free Crochet Unicorn Pattern- Rag Doll Unicorn

Learn how to make an adorable crochet unicorn doll in this free crochet pattern tutorial. Best part, very little sewing required!

Have you made a Gracie Doll yet?

I have been seeing SO MANY of these over on Instagram and every single picture posted makes my heart melt. Yall guys are one talented group of hookers – let me tell ya!

I was playing around with the design one day and thought it would be super cute to create a unicorn version made in the same style. After a little bit of trial and error the Gracie Unicorn Doll was created.

Any way this pattern is very very similar to the original Gracie Doll pattern, the only differences being a few color changes and some extra bits like the horn and mane.

I would suggest making a Gracie Doll first, since there’s is a full video tutorial to help you out, then conquer the Gracie Unicorn Doll after you know what to expect.

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You can always refer to the Gracie Doll videos for help if you get stuck.

For THIS pattern you can hang out here and read the free version, or you can purchase the ad-free paid version through the link below.

Here is what you will need to crochet your own Gracie Unicorn Doll.

Crochet Unicorn Doll Materials

Size F or 3.75mm crochet hook
Size G or 4.0mm crochet hook
Size H or 5.0mm Crochet hook
– Worsted weight yarn in your body color, mane color, slip (underdress) color, dress color, and accessories color. I will be using We Crochet Brava yarn in the colors White, Rouge, Blush, Silver and Canary
Tapestry Needle
Scissors
Polyfill
Nylon Headband
– Black Embroidery Thread
– Lip color embroidery thread or fingering weight yarn
– Stitch Marker
– 3 rubber bands 

*I have linked most of the supplies I used in the materials section above.

STITCH KEY (US TERMS) 

CH- Chain
SC- Single Crochet 
INC- Increase (in this case- 2 SC in the same stitch)
DEC- Decrease, in this case, invisible decrease (explained below)
SLST- Slip Stitch
* To be repeated

SPECIAL STITCHES

  • Magic Circle –We will be using the Magic Circle method for this crochet pattern. If you are unfamiliar with this technique I will link a good YouTube video for you here.
  • Invisible Decrease – invisible single crochet decrease – insert hook into front loop of next stitch, then insert your hook into the front loop of the following stitch (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 remaining loops on hook.  
  • Continuous Rounds – This pattern is worked in continuous rounds without joining. After you finish the stitches of one round, start right on the next without joining between. I find it handy to use a stitch marker (or a piece of yarn) to mark the start of each round so you know when each round starts/ends.
  • Color Changes – change colors at the end of the round. Complete last single crochet of the round until the last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and pull through last step of the single crochet. So your single crochet will go like this: insert hook into last stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over with new color, pull through both loops on hook. 
  • Back Bump: This is where you flip your starting chain over and insert your hook into the “back bump” of the chain and place your stitch there. If you are unfamiliar with this technique I would suggest watching the video that goes with this pattern. 

Before You Start- Important 

I have created a grid for more advanced crocheters to make crocheting your Gracie Unicorn Doll a little easier. The PDF version of the chart comes with the PDF purchase linked above, but here is a free online version for you to use. 

Pro Tip: If you print out and laminate your grid you can use dry erase markers to mark off each line as you go and reuse it over and over again. 

For everyone else, I have typed out each row individually, so if you are not familiar with following crochet grids don’t worry. 

We will be starting at the top of our head and working our way down to the bottom of the slip (that’s what I’m going to call her white underdress from now on) 

SAVE TYING IN ALL YOUR TAILS TILL THE END

Front Piece

With your F crochet hook and your body color

Chain 14.

Row 1: Starting in the second chain from your hook- SC 13 in the Back Bump. CH 1, turn. (13)

Row 2: INC in the first stitch, SC 11, INC in the last stitch. CH 1, turn. (15)

Row 3: INC in the first stitch, SC 13, INC in the last stitch. CH 1, turn. (17)

Row 4: INC in the first stitch, SC 15, INC in the last stitch. CH 1, turn. (19)

Row 5: INC in the first stitch, SC 17, INC in the last stitch. CH 1, turn (21)  

Row 6: INC in the first stitch, SC 19, INC in the last stitch. CH 1, turn (23)  

Row 7: INC in the first stitch, SC 21, INC in the last stitch. CH 1, turn (25)  

Rows 8-10: SC 25. CH 1, turn (25)

Row 11: SC 6. Finish out the 6th SC by switching to your snout color. 

SC 13. Finish out the 13th SC by switching back to your body color.

I find it’s easiest to just attach a new ball here instead of pulling your original skein of body color.

SC 6. CH 1, turn (25)

Rows 12-14: SC 6 in body color, SC 13 in snout color, SC 6 in body color. CH 1, turn (25)

Row 15: DEC, SC 4 in body color

SC 13 in snout color

SC 4, DEC in body color (23)

Row 16: DEC, SC 3 in body color

SC 2, DEC, SC 5, DEC, SC 2 in snout color

SC 3, DEC in body color (19)

You can cut your snout color now. Leave a tail for sewing in. Rows 17-20 are in the body color.

Row 17: DEC, SC 15, DEC. CH 1, turn (17) 

Row 18: DEC, SC 3* 3 times DEC in the last stitch. (13) 

Row 19: DEC, SC 9, DEC. CH 1, turn (11)

Row 20: SC 11. Switch to slip color yarn when finishing the 11th SC. CH 1, turn. 

Leave a 12″ body color tail for assembly. 

Slip

Using your slip color yarn

Row 21: SC 11. CH 1, turn. (11) 

Row 22: INC in the first stitch, SC 9, INC in the last stitch CH 1, turn. (13)

Rows 23-24: SC 13. CH 1, turn (13)

Row 25: INC in the first stitch, SC 11, INC in the last stitch CH 1, turn. (15)

Rows 26-27: SC 15. CH 1, turn (15)

Row 28: INC in the first stitch, SC 13, INC in the last stitch CH 1, turn. (17)

Rows 29-30: SC 17. CH 1, turn (17)

Row 31: INC in the first stitch, SC 15, INC in the last stitch CH 1, turn. (19)

Rows 32-33: SC 19. CH 1, turn (19)

Row 34: INC in the first stitch, SC 17, INC in the last stitch CH 1, turn. (21)

Rows 35-36: SC 21. CH 1, turn (21)

Row 37: INC in the first stitch, SC 19, INC in the last stitch CH 1, turn. (23)

Rows 38-39: SC 23. CH 1, turn (23)

Row 40: INC in the first stitch, SC 21, INC in the last stitch CH 1, turn. (25)

Rows 41- 44: SC 25. CH 1. Do not cut yarn. 

Back Piece 

With your F crochet hook and your body color

Chain 14.

Row 1: Starting in the second chain from your hook- SC 13 in the Back Bump. CH 1, turn. (13)

Row 2: INC in the first stitch, SC 11, INC in the last stitch. CH 1, turn. (15)

Row 3: INC in the first stitch, SC 13, INC in the last stitch. CH 1, turn. (17)

Row 4: INC in the first stitch, SC 15, INC in the last stitch. CH 1, turn. (19)

Row 5: INC in the first stitch, SC 17, INC in the last stitch. CH 1, turn (21)  

Row 6: INC in the first stitch, SC 19, INC in the last stitch. CH 1, turn (23)  

Row 7: INC in the first stitch, SC 21, INC in the last stitch. CH 1, turn (25)  

Rows 8-14: SC 25. CH 1, turn (25)

Row 15: DEC, SC 21, DEC. CH 1, turn. (23) 

Row 16: DEC, SC 5* 3 times DEC in the last stitch. (19)

Row 17: DEC, SC 15, DEC. CH 1, turn (17) 

Row 18: DEC, SC 3* 3 times DEC in the last stitch. (13) 

Row 19: DEC, SC 9, DEC. CH 1, turn (11)

Row 20: SC 11. Switch to slip color yarn when finishing the 11th SC. CH 1, turn. 

Leave a 12″ body color tail for assembly.

Slip

Using your slip color yarn

Row 21: SC 11. CH 1, turn. (11) 

Now we are going to make one half of the back of our slip. These rows will be referred to as “A” 

Row 22a: INC, SC 4. CH 1, turn (6)

Rows 23a-24a: SC 6. CH 1, turn (6)

Row 25a: SC 5, INC. CH 1, turn (7)

Rows 26a-27a: SC 7. CH 1, turn (7)

Row 28a: INC, SC 6. CH 1, turn (8)

Rows 29a-30a: SC 8. CH 1, turn (8)

Row 31a: SC 7, INC. CH 1, turn (9)

Rows 32a-33a: SC 9. CH 1, turn (9)

Row 34a: INC, SC 8. CH 1, turn (10)

Rows 35a-36a: SC 10. CH 1, turn (10)

Row 37a: SC 9, INC. CH 1, turn (11)

Rows 38a-39a: SC 11. CH 1, turn (11)

Row 40a: INC, SC 10. CH 1, turn (12)

Rows 41a-44a: SC 12. CH 1, turn (12)

Cut your yarn and tie off.

Now we are going to make the second half of the back of our slip. These rows will be referred to as “B”

Leave about a 2 ft tail, then Insert your yarn back into the 6th SC from row 21. 

We will use that tail for seeming up the back of our crochet rag doll after stuffing her. 

Row 22b: SC 5, INC. CH 1, turn (7)

Rows 23b-24b: SC 7. CH 1, turn (7)

Row 25b: INC, SC 6. CH 1, turn (8)

Rows 26b-27b: SC 8. CH 1, turn (8)

Row 28b: SC 7, INC. CH 1, turn (9)

Rows 29b-30b: SC 9. CH 1, turn (9)

Row 31b: INC, SC 8. CH 1, turn (10)

Rows 32b-33b: SC 10. CH 1, turn (10)

Row 34b: SC 9, INC. CH 1, turn (11)

Rows 35b-36b: SC 11. CH 1, turn (11)

Row 37b: INC, SC 10. CH 1, turn (12)

Rows 38b-39b: SC 12. CH 1, turn (12)

Row 40b: SC 11, INC. CH 1, turn (13)

Rows 41b-44b: SC 13. CH 1, turn (13)

Pull up a big loop and use a stitch marker as a way of holding it. You will insert your hook back in this loop for assembly. 

Ball up white yarn and secure with a rubber band until assembly. 

Arms- Make two- Stuff as you go 

Arms are made using your hoofs color and body color yarn and working in the round. 

Starting with your hoof color

Round 1: SC 6 into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC, SC* 2 times. INC, INC (10)

Sew in your first tail. 

Rounds 3-4: SC 10. (10)

Switch to your body color to finish out the 10th stitch in round 4. Now using your body color

Rounds 5-30: SC 10. (10)

Tie off

Legs- Make two- Stuff as you go 

Legs are made using your hoofs color and body color yarn and working in the round. You may need a stitch marker for this part.

Starting with your hoof color. 

Round 1: SC 6 into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Rounds 3: INC, SC* around 6 times (18)

Rounds 4-5: SC 18. (18)

Round 6: DEC 4 times, SC 10 (14)

Round 7: SC, DEC 2 times, SC 9 (12) Switch to your body color while finishing out your last stitch in round 7.

Sew in your first tail

Now using your body color yarn. 

Rounds 8-42: SC 12 (12)

Tie of

Ears- Make two 

Using your body color

Round 1: SC 6 into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC, SC 2, INC, SC 2 (8)

Round 3: INC, SC 3, INC, SC 3 (10)

Round 4: INC, SC 4, INC, SC 4 (12)

Round 5: INC, SC 5, INC, SC 5 (14)

Rounds 6-8: SC 14.

Tie off. 

Horn- Make one and stuff

Important: for the horn we are going to start with 6SC in a magic circle then increase one time in each round for 13 rounds. Our 13th round will have 18sc. It doesn’t matter where you put your increase stitch as long as they’re not all stacked on top of each other. So randomly space them out and you’re golden.  

Using your horn color

Round 1: SC 6 into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: SC around with 1 increase stitch in the round (7)

Round 3: SC around with 1 increase stitch in the round (8)

Round 4: SC around with 1 increase stitch in the round (9)

Sew in  your first tail

Round 5: SC around with 1 increase stitch in the round (10)

Round 6: SC around with 1 increase stitch in the round (11)

Round 7:SC around with 1 increase stitch in the round (12)

Round 8: SC around with 1 increase stitch in the round (13)

Round 9: SC around with 1 increase stitch in the round (14)

Round 10: SC around with 1 increase stitch in the round (15)

Round 11: SC around with 1 increase stitch in the round (16)

Round 12: SC around with 1 increase stitch in the round (17)

Round 13: SC around with 1 increase stitch in the round (18)

Tie off leaving a long sew for attaching to your Gracie Unicorn Doll

  • Stuff before attaching

Assembly 

Ok this is the trickiest part of the whole pattern, if you are struggling here be sure to watch video 3 of the Gracie Doll Pattern for step-by-step help.

Lay the front piece of your unicorn right-side up. 

Lay the back piece of your unicorn, on top of the front piece, wrong-side up. 

Your right-sides should be touching each other. 

All the balls of yarn you portioned off should be on the right side of your work (as in not the left).

Insert your hook back into the loop you left after finishing the second part of your back piece slip. 

SC up the right side of the unicorn, being sure to go through the front piece and back piece at the same time.

These next few pictures are straight from the Gracie Doll pattern but the steps are exactly the same. I wanted to included these pictures here as well so you didn’t have to go back and forth between the two patterns.  

You will have to make your own spots for your hook to go since you are working on the raw edge of your work.  

I got over this in detail in video 3 of the Gracie Doll pattern.

Do this for 18 stitches.

Grab one of your arms and squish it so the opening closes. 

Put the opening between the front and back pieces of your unicorn doll and line up the stitches with the side stitches of the slip.

Going through both slip pieces and the doll arm stitches, SC 5. 

There are 10 stitches around in the arm so pairing each stitch up with the one across from it will give you 5 stitches. 

SC one more time in the last space of the slip (going through the back and front pieces of the slip) and switch to your body color to finish out the stitch. 

Cut your slip yarn and leave a tail long enough to sew in at the end. 

SC 13, starting with 2 sc up the neck portion and 12 around the face and up the head of your doll.

Place one ear between the front and back pieces of your doll (like you did the arm) and smoosh the opening closed. 

I don’t stuff my unicorn ears. 

Going through the ear stitches and both the front and back pieces of your unicorn, SC together with 7 SC stitches.

The picture below is of attaching a bun for the Gracie Doll but its the same technique as the ear.  

SC 13 across the flat part of the head, making sure to go through the front and back pieces of your doll.

Repeat those steps, in reverse (like mirrored) , all the way back down the other side of the unicorn.

You should end with 18 stitches of slip color and back at the bottom left hand corner of your doll. 

Place 2SC in the top of the stitch in the corner. SC across 3 stitches (again going through the front and back pieces of your doll) 

Grab your leg and sandwich it between the front and back pieces of your unicorn. Let it pop out the back slit between the 2 sides of the slip. 

The toes of your leg should be pointing inwards. 

Smush the leg opening closed and SC the leg into place with 6 stitches. You will be going through both pieces of the body and 2 stitches at a time for the leg. Just like the arms. 

SC 5 going through the front and back pieces of the body. The first 2 will be on the same slip side that you just attached your leg on and the last 3 will be on the other half of the slip. 

SC the second leg in the next 6 stitches. Making sure to point the toes inwards. 

SC 3 then place 2 SC in the last stitch. Going through both the front and back pieces of your doll. 

Join into the top of the first SC and tie off. 

Sew in all your tails but be careful not to accidentally sew through your ears.

Do not sew in the long gray tail we left for seaming up the back. 

Flip your unicorn right side out.  

Stuff the head of your unicorn, then seam up the back slip with the long tail left at the base of the neck. Use a tapestry needle and the whip stitch to seam up the back. 

Stuff your unicorn as you seam.

After your unicorn is completely stuffed and seamed, tie off and sew in your tail.  

Yes- She looks like a kitty at this point… I smell a purrrrfect future version of this pattern!!! 

Attach your horn by pinning it into place with some sewing pins and whip stitching around. Be sure to stuff your horn during this step.  

Embroider your face features with a tapestry needle. I show this step by step in the last few minutes of video 3 from the Gracie Doll pattern.  

The Gracie Unicorn Doll is done the same way, but instead of putting on a nose you put two nostrils on the snout portion of your face. 

I mixed it up a little this time and added some felt eyes I got from Kayte Did’s   

Mane

To make your mane, find some sort of template. I use a piece of cardboard thats 3.25 inches tall. 

Wrap your mane color around your template over and over again until you get a good amount, then cut across the top of your template.

This will give you a lot of strands to start attaching to your unicorn. 

Begin attaching the main one strand at a time. 

Insert your hook into the head of your unicorn. Grab a piece of yarn in the middle and pull up a loop. Pull the tails of your mane yarn and pull through the loop. Pull tight. 

Repeat until your entire mane is created.  

Trim if necessary. 

Dress 

This time we will be using our G (4.0mm) crochet hook

Back Piece

Pull out and ball up a small portion of yarn and leave it as your starting tail. CH 13. 

Row 1: Skip the chain closes to your hook and SC 12 in the back bumps. CH 1, turn. (12)

Row 2: INC, SC 10, INC. CH 1, turn (14)

Row 3: SC 14. CH 1, turn. (14)

Row 4: INC, SC 12, INC. CH 1, turn (16)

Row 5: SC 16. CH 1, turn (16)

Row 6: INC, SC 14, INC. tie off. (18)

Front Piece

Repeat rows 1-6 again, but this time do not tie off. 

Row 7: SC 18. 

Grab the first half of the dress and SC 18 across. Join both pieces of the dress together by joining into the top of the first SC of row 6. CH 2. DO NOT TURN. (36)

Switch to your H (5.0mm) hook for the skirt portion of the dress.

Row 8. DC INC in each stitch around. Join into the top of the first DC. CH 2. (72)

You will not turn your work after each for the skirt portion of the dress.

Row 9-18: DC in each stitch around. Join into the top of the first DC. CH 2. (72)

Tie off and sew in your tails. 

If you want to make your Unicorn Doll extra festive you can add colorful fringe to the bottom of her dress!  

Straps

Using your G hook again, put your hook into the first stitch in row 1 of the back piece of your dress and grab the yarn you left attached. Pull up a loop. CH 9. 

Skip the first 4 chains and SC in the back bump of the last 5 chains. 

SLST into the first stitch of row 1 (where your chain is coming out of)

SC 10 across the back side of the row 1 stitches.

CH 9. Skip the first 4 chains and SC in the back bump of the last 5 chains. 

SLST into the last stitch from row 1. Tie off. 

Bow 

Using your H 5.0mm hook

CH 13.

Row 1: HDC 12 starting in the second chain from your hook. CH 1, turn. (12)

Rows 2-5: HDC 12 Back Loops Only. CH 1. Turn (12)

Tie off and sew in tails.

Cut a piece of bow color yarn about 3 feet long. 

Clinch the middle of your bow with your scrap yarn by tying a tight knot. Wrap your scrap yarn around the center of your bow about 6 times.

Add your headband to the back of your bow and continue wrapping yarn around the center of the bow and the headband about 6 more times.

Tie a knot and sew in your tails.

And that’s it!! I hope you love your new beautiful Gracie Unicorn Doll! Pair your finished crochet unicorn with the free adoption certificate and you’ve got a great product to list in your Etsy shop!

If you like this pattern be sure to share it with your fellow yarn addicts so they can make a crochet unicorn doll too!

I will see you guys over on Instagram!

Happy Crocheting

❤️Ashley

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