You will just love adding this crochet unicorn pumpkin to your fall decorations. Use the free crochet pattern to make this pumpkin and set it out to keep you company all fall.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this crochet unicorn pumpkin pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauges, and sizing information. If you would like all of this in a nicely formatted printable format, you can purchase the Large Print PDF Pattern here on Etsy.
Making a Unicorn Pumpkin
It is funny how sometimes inspiration just falls in your lap. I had a reader ask if I was going to make any more Critter Pumpkins. I thought it was a great idea! A moment later my daughter asks me to make a unicorn. Voila! Here comes a Unicorn Pumpkin.
This is not the first character pumpkin I have designed. You can find a cute fox pumpkin and moose pumpkin here on the blog and a critter pumpkin bundle in my Etsy shop.
A Beginner Friendly Crochet Unicorn Pumpkin?
I really wanted to make this pattern as easy as it could be so that everyone who wanted one could have a crochet unicorn pumpkin. To say this is a beginner-friendly pattern would be wrong, but I do believe it is an easy pattern.
If you are a beginner and you are comfortable with the basic stitches, then I think you will be able to complete this pattern with the instructional photos, video, and pattern below. Here are some of the easy skills you will learn to complete this pattern.
Working in the Back Loops Only – This is demonstrated in the fox pumpkin video tutorial and is a very easy skill to learn. This created the beautiful ribbed texture of the pumpkin.
The Magic Circle – This is used to create a tight ring for the beginning of a project that will be a circle or cone. We will use it for the horn and stem. It can be a bit tricky to learn but several people have told me my method makes it easy. I will also provide an alternative to using this technique.
Working in Continuous Rounds – This is easier than it sounds. You will just work in a spiral pattern and use a stitch marker to mark the end of your row. This is also demonstrated in the fox pumpkin video tutorial.
Crocheting into the side of rows – I have a video tutorial on how to do this for every type of stitch, but we will just be working with single crochet. Single crochet rows are the easiest to work into the side of but this part is also optional. Though the ears of the unicorn pumpkin will look much nicer if you learn this skill.
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2.7 oz or 143 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, White (Size 4 Yarn)
1 oz or 53 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Petal Pink
10 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Coffee or Tea Leaf (Stem)
10 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Gold (Horn)
10-20 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Hair Color, (Purple, Turquoise, Pink)
4 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Flower Colors (Carrot, Cherry Red)
6 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Tea Leaf (Leaves)
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
White Embroidery Floss
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC- Single Crochet
BLOSC – Back Loop Only Single Crochet
CC – Change Colors
MC – Magic Circle
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SLST – Slip Stitch
Gauge and Size
Gauge is not important for this pattern.
Pumpkin Gauge: 7 SC X 7 Rows = 2 inches
Pumpkin is 7″ wide by 8.5″ tall.
Fox Pumpkin Video Tutorial
The Unicorn Pumpkin is constructed very similarly to the fox pumpkin. You can check out the fox pumpkin video tutorial to help with making the unicorn pumpkin. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more fun crochet video tutorials.
Crochet Unicorn Pumpkin Pattern
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.
– For the color changes I pulled yarn from both sides of the soft white skein. I only carried my yarn under the nostrils section of the pattern.
Crochet Unicorn Pumpkin Base
CH 36 with Soft White Yarn.
Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. SC in next 34 CH.
Row 2-26: CH1, turn, BLOSC in next 35 STs.
Note: From Row 27 – 38 you will change colors twice in every row.
Row 27: CH1, turn, BLOSC 19 in White, CC, BLOSC 5 in Pink, CC, BLOSC 11 in White.
Row 28: CH1, turn, BLOSC 10 in White, CC, BLOSC 7 in Pink, CC, BLOSC 18 in White.
Row 29: CH1, turn, BLOSC 17 in White, CC, BLOSC 9 in Pink, CC, BLOSC 9 in White.
Row 30: CH1, turn, BLOSC 8 in White, CC, BLOSC 6 in Pink, CC, BLOSC 2 in White, CC, BLOSC 2 in Pink, CC, BLOSC 17 in White.
Row 31: CH1, turn, BLOSC 17 in White, CC, BLOSC 10 in Pink, CC, BLOSC 8 in White.
Row 32: CH1, turn, BLOSC 8 in White, CC, BLOSC 9 in Pink, CC, BLOSC 18 in White.
Row 33: CH1, turn, BLOSC 18 in White, CC, BLOSC 9 in Pink, CC, BLOSC 8 in White.
Row 34: CH1, turn, BLOSC 8 in White, CC, BLOSC 10 in Pink, CC, BLOSC 17 in White.
Row 35: CH1, turn, BLOSC 17 in White, CC, BLOSC 2 in Pink, CC, BLOSC 2 in White, CC, BLOSC 6 in Pink, CC, BLOSC 8 in White.
Row 36: CH1, turn, BLOSC 9 in White, CC, BLOSC 9 in Pink, CC, BLOSC 17 in White.
Row 37: CH1, turn, BLOSC 18 in White, CC, BLOSC 7 in Pink, CC, BLOSC 10 in White.
Row 38: CH1, turn, BLOSC 11 in White, CC, BLOSC 5 in Pink, CC, BLOSC 19 in White.
Note: We are done with the pink yarn.
Row 39-64: With Soft White: CH1, turn, BLOSC in next 35 STs.
Fasten off leaving a very very long yarn end. This yarn end will be used to sew up the side of the pumpkin and gather the top of the pumpkin.
Unicorn Hair (Make 19)
Row 1: Work 2SC in 2nd CH from hook. Work 2SC in next 18 CH. (38 STs)
Fasten off. Do not weave in the yarn ends. They will be used sewing the hair to the pumpkin.
Note: The horn is worked in continuous rounds.
Round 1: Work 4 SC into a Magic Circle. (4)
Alternate Round 1: CH2, Work 4 SC into the 2nd CH from the hook. (4)
Round 2: SC in next 4 STs. (4)
Round 3: SC in next ST, 2SC in next ST, SC in next ST, 2SC in next ST. (6)
Round 4: SC in next 6 STs. (6)
Round 5: SC in next 2 STs, 2SC in next ST, SC in next 2 STs, 2SC in next ST. (8)
Round 6: SC in next 8 STs. (8)
Round 7: SC in next 3 STs, 2SC in next ST, SC in next 3 STs, 2SC in next ST. (10)
Round 8: SC in next 10 STs. (10)
Round 9: SC in next 4 STs, 2SC in next ST, SC in next 4 STs, 2SC in next ST. (12)
Round 10: SC in next 12 STs. (12)
Round 11: SC in next 5 STs, 2SC in next ST, SC in next 5 STs, 2SC in next ST. (14)
Round 12: SC in next 14 STs. (14)
Round 13: SC in next 6 STs, 2SC in next ST, SC in next 6 STs, 2SC in next ST. (16)
Round 14: SC in next 16 STs. SLST to next ST. (16 + 1 ST)
Fasten off leaving a long yarn end that will be used for sewing the horn to the pumpkin.
Crochet Unicorn Flowers and Leaves
– Both the flower and leaf are worked in a single row.
Flower (Make 3)
Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook, *Work 2 HDC in the next CH, SC in the next CH* Repeat from *to* a total of 9 times.
Fasten off leaving a long yarn end. Roll row 1 up into a rose shape and use the yarn tail and a needle to sew everything in place. Do not weave in or fasten off your yarn ends. They can be used to attach the rose to the unicorn pumpkin.
Leaves (Make 6)
Note: For the leaves, we will work down one side of the chain, then flip the chain over and work down the other side.
Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook, HDC in the next CH, SC in the next CH, SLST to the last CH. Turn the chain over so you can work down the other side. SLST into the next CH, SC into the next CH, HDC into the next CH, SC into the next CH, SLST to the first SC made.
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to the pumpkin.
Crochet Unicorn Pumpkin Ears (Make 2)
Light Soft White CH2.
Row 1: Work 2 SC into 2nd CH from Hook. (2SC)
Row 2: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. Work 2 SC in next ST. (4SC)
Row 3: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 3 STs. (5SC)
Row 4: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 4 STs. (6SC)
Row 5: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 5 STs. (7SC)
Row 6: CH1, turn, Work 2 SC into first ST. SC in next 6 STs. (8SC)
Row 7-9: CH1, turn, SC in next 8 STs. (8SC)
The final row is optional but gives the ears a nice smooth look.
Final Row: CH1, turn so you are working down the side of the rows. Work 1 SC into the side of each row, when you reach the top of the ear CH2, and then work a SC into the other side of each row. When you reach the bottom of the second side, fasten off leaving a long yarn end to sew the ears to the base of the pumpkin.
Cut out a piece of felt that is smaller than the crocheted ears and use embroidery thread to sew them onto the ear. I sewed my stitches only halfway through the crocheted piece to keep the backside of the ear nice looking.
You will fold in the bottom 1/4 inch of the ear on each side to give it a slightly rounded shape at the bottom.
Crochet Pumpkin Stem
-We will be working in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the last stitch of each row to help you keep track of your rows.
-If you do not know how to make a magic circle check out this video.
Round 1: With Brown or Green: Work 6 SC into Magic Circle (6SC)
Alternative Round 1: CH2, Work 6 SC into 2nd CH from hook. (6SC)
Round 2: *Work 2SC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (12SC)
Round 3: BLOSC in next 12 STs. (12SC)
Round 4-7: SC in next 12 STs (12SC)
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Assembling the Crochet Unicorn Pumpkin
Embroider two eyes onto the front of your crochet unicorn pumpkin. Start by embroidering two half circles, then add a few eyelashes. Two oval-shaped pieces of felt can also be used for eyes.
Sewing, Gathering, and Adding the Stem to the Pumpkin
Now we will turn our rectangle into a pumpkin! You can use a whip stitch or blanket stitch to join the sides of the pumpkin.
Step 1: Using the yarn end at the bottom of the pumpkin, sew a gathering stitch along the bottom edge of the pumpkin.
Step 2: Pull the gathering stitch tight. Make a few extra stitches to close the bottom of the pumpkin if needed.
Step 3: Whipstitch the first and last row of the unicorn base together.
Step 4: Knot the first yarn end with the yarn end at the top of the pumpkin. Using the new yarn end, sew a gathering stitch along the top of the pumpkin. Stuff your pumpkin and pull the gathering stitch close. Knot both yarn ends together to secure the gather.
Step 5: Lightly stuff the stem and whipstitch the stem over the gathering at the top of the pumpkin.
Step 6: Weave in all yarn ends.
Step 7: Using the yarn ends from the hair pieces, sew 3 hair pieces in front of the stem.
Step 8: Using the horn yarn end, lightly stuff the horn and sew it on top of the ends of the hair pieces.
Adding a Crochet Unicorn Mane (Optional)
Now it is time to add a mane to the crochet unicorn pumpkin. This part is optional but adds a lot of extra colors.
You will want to sew 4 rows (or more if you like) that each contains 4 pieces of hair. I have marked above where I sewed my pieces. Feel free to add extra rows to make the mane fuller or extra pieces of hair to make it wider.
The photo above shows all the pieces attached.
Sewing on the Ears
All right, we are down to the last pieces. All we need to do is use the white yarn end that we left ourselves and sew the ears to the pumpkin. My ears sit about 1-2 inches away from the stem of the pumpkin and folded the edges of the ears in just a bit to give them more of a horse ear shape.
Ok, that is it, your pumpkin is done! She is the perfect soft and plushy decoration that can stay out all fall and winter long. I really hope you loved this pattern and will check out the other crochet patterns on the Winding Road Crochet Blog.
Want more critter pumpkins? Check out the Woodland Critter Pumpkin Bundle.
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