Reversible Unicorn Amigurumi

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In this amigurumi crochet pattern we’ll be making a reversible unicorn. This beginner amigurumi pattern features a full video tutorial along with it’s written instructions below. 

Louie Mensinger

Created by

Louie’s Loops



Beginner – Easy


~ 3 hours

What you'll create

What you'll need

Cotton Yarn



Crochet Hook

Size G6 / 4.00mm

Pipe Cleaner

Darning Needle






Front / Back Loops Only

Other Useful Info

Gauge :

5 Rnds and 4 sts per 1” 
Finished piece is about 3” tall

Worked in the Round (Spiral without turning)

The Lesson


These boxes are checkboxes

These time codes correlate to the video for this lesson


Feet (make 4)

Make 4


Magic loop

Rnd 1

sc 6 in the magic loop (6)

Rnd 2

inc 2, sc 1, inc 2, sc 1 (10)

Rnd 3

sc 10 (10)

Rnd 4

sc 3, invdec 1, sc 3, invdec 1 (8)

Slst 1, cut the yarn and pull through leaving a long enough end to sew onto the body


Ears (make 4)

Make 4


Magic loop

Rnd 1

sc 6 in the magic loop (6)

Rnd 2

[sc 1, inc 1] 3 times (9)

Rnd 3

sc in each (9)

Rnd 4

[sc 2, inc 1] 3 times (12)

Rnd 5

sc in each (12)

Rnd 6

[sc 2, invdec 1] 3 times (9)

Slst 1, cut the yarn and pull through leaving a long enough end to sew onto the body


Nose (make 2)

Make 2

One in Color A, One in Color B

Ch 4

Rnd 1

Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc 2, {sc 3}, turn your piece 180°, working in the bottom of the chs, sc 1, {sc 3} (9)

Rnd 2

skip the first st, sc 1, inc 3, sc 1, inc 3 (14)

Rnd 3

sc 3, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1, sc 4, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1, sc 1 (18)

Rnd 4

sc 5, inc 1, sc 8, inc 1, sc 3 (20)

Sc 1, slst 1, cut the yarn and pull through leaving a long enough end to sew onto the face


Body (make 1)

All in Off-White

Magic Loop

Rnd 1

sc 6 in the magic loop (6)

Rnd 2

inc in each st (12)

Rnd 3

[sc 1, inc 1] 6 times (18)

Rnd 4

[sc 2, inc 1] 6 times (24)

Rnd 5

[sc 3, inc 1] 6 times (30)

Rnd 6

[sc 4, inc 1] 6 times (36)

Rnd 7-9

sc in each st (36 x 3)

Rnd 10

[sc 5, inc 1] 6 times (42)

Rnd 11-15

sc in each st (42 x 5)

Rnd 16

[sc 5, invdec 1] 6 times (36)

Rnd 17

sc in each st (36)

Rnd 18

[sc 5, inc 1] 6 times (42)

Rnd 19-23

sc in each st (42 x 5)

Rnd 24

[sc 5, invdec 1] 6 times (36)

Rnd 25-27

sc in each st (36 x 3)

Rnd 28

[sc 4, invdec 1] 6 times (30)

Rnd 29

[sc 3, invdec 1] 6 times (24)

Stuff slightly

Rnd 30

[sc 2, invdec 1] 6 times (18)

Rnd 31

[sc 1, invdec 1] 6 times (12)

Rnd 32

invdec in each st (6)

Stuff very slightly. Try to make sure the stuffing is evenly dispersed throughout.

Cut the yarn, pull through and sew closed

Collapse the body into itself to form two halves that can be swapped by folding inside out.

Sew on the faces


Sewing Together

Sew on the legs first so they are equally spaced around the body between Rnds 16 and 17.

Now sew on the Nose on each half of the body just above each of the front legs. Try to make sure that both noses line up on each side of the body in the about same place.

Next, using Black yarn, embroider on eyes on either side of the nose on each side. You can use the same strand of yarn to make the eyes on both sides of the body if you want. This will also somewhat sew the collapsed body together. I like embroidering on a different expression on each side of the face (ie. grumpy and happy).

Finally, sew on the ears above the eyes close to the top of the head. Make sure they are flattened when sewing them on and equally placed away from each eye.


Adding the Mane and Tail

To add a mane, using your crochet hook through stitches at the top of the head. Place your hook through from the back towards the front, draw a loop of Color A or B yarn (depending on which side of the body your adding the mane to) and pull a loop through the stitch. Then yarn over with the two ends and pull through the loop to secure onto the head.

I like to add the mane in the following way down the Rnds on the back of the head starting from the very top. I like adding two ‘stitches’ of mane yarn per round to fill it in.

After adding the mane on each side of the body, add the tail in the same way on the back of the body between the tail. Make the tail ends slightly longer than the mane, making 4 stitches’ of tail yarn per side in their perspective colors.


Adding the Horn

To add a horn, start by folding a pipe cleaner so that the two ends overlap each other by about 1.5 inches, and twist the two ends together to make a circle. Then press in half so that the twisted ends are close to the middle.

Using a needle in the end of one of the folded pipe cleaner, twist so that the pipe cleaner is twisted up half way to the middle leaving a small loop on the end just big enough so that your needle can fit through. Repeat on the opposite end as well.

Use a needle or stick to gauge where to push this pipe cleaner through the head on each side of the body so that it is perfectly above each nose a few stitches. Make sure you have this approximated before actually pulling the pipe cleaner through as it is difficult to re-do this part if you mess up! You should know have half of a pipe cleaner through both bodies just over each nose.

Now, using a long strand of Rainbow yarn on a need, enter the body from a stitch just next to one side of the pipe cleaner, and exit through where the pipe cleaner is exiting on the opposite side of the body. Begin twisting up the pipe cleaner to completely cover it in yarn.

When you get to the tip, enter with the needle into the loop at the end and pull through a few times to completely cover the end in yarn as well.

Carefully twist your way with the yarn back down the horn, this is your chance to make sure that the horn is slightly thicker at the base, than at the tip. Once you reach the base, enter the body through an adjacent stitch, and out through the opposite side. Repeat the twist on the opposite side of the body.

Finally, repeat this method slightly up the horn on both sides to add some variety of color spiraling up the horn. Finish by entering the body from an adjacent stitch to the base and exit in the same place that you entered to double knot and stuff the knot back into the body.


  1. Amelia

    I love this pattern~ but just FYI, rows 19-23 should be sc crochet around (42)
    My coworker loved the reversible corgi, I might have to make him a reversible unicorn to go with it!

  2. Clee2010

    This pattern is so cute! I’ve made it for a friend’s birthday, I’m hoping they love it! Its the first pattern I’ve made by club crochet, and really, it was so fun and easy! The check boxes are really helpful to remind you what you’ve done, what you need to do, and they also helped keep me on task! But fyi there is a slight mistake on rows 19-23, it should be just sc around (42)!