Many dogs can benefit from a sweater or coat on a cold winter day. Small dogs and dogs with short hair are more susceptible to the cold. Since it is hard to find the perfect sweater for your dog, why not knit one yourself?
There are so many adorable dog sweater knitting patterns available, there is one for your best friend.
Unicorns are legendary creatures that have captivated imaginations for centuries. They are a favorite topic in cartoons and fantasy films. Kids and adults alike are often infatuated with the beasts. If you know a fan of the mythical unicorn, one of these unicorn knitting patterns will be the perfect gift for them.
These legendary creatures are beautiful, free and wild. They are known for being pure, innocent and magical. They are proof to children that magic does exist.
Below you will find the list of our 27 favourite unicorn knitting patterns. We have included both free unicorn knitting patterns and paid patterns. We hope there is a pattern that you will love.
1. Sprinkle the Unicorn Knitting Pattern by KnittingByPost
This adorable knitting pattern would make any child happy. Sprinkle the Unicorn is soft and squishable. Change the color of the horn, hooves, wings and main to make a unique stuffed toy.
Completed, this knitted unicorn measures approximately 14 ½ inches tall. You will need to know how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast off, and sew the pieces together.
The Cotton Candy Unicorn pillow knitting pattern is very easy to understand. This adorable Sleeping Unicorn Pillow would brighten up any child’s bedroom. It would also make a great birthday, Christmas, or baby shower gift.
We would recommend this pattern for an intermediate knitter.
3. Baby Unicorn Hat Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window
How cute is this baby unicorn hat? This adorable unicorn knitting pattern contains instructions for creating the hat for babies and toddlers. There is also a link to a video tutorial that will show you how to complete the mane’s loop stitch.
Customise the mane colours to personalize this hat for any child.
4. Despicable Me Fluffy Free Unicorn Knitting Pattern by Inga Breuer
Anyone that has ever watched Despicable Me wants the fluffy unicorn from the carnival scene. You could make a child’s day by giving them one as a gift. You will also need to know how to crochet to complete the horn.
5. Aurora the Unicorn Toy Knitting Pattern by Fluffandfuzz
Aurora the Unicorn is based on a sock monkey. If you love the adorable floppy monkeys, you will love this rainbow-striped unicorn. Change up the stripe colours and the main colours to create the perfect knitted unicorn.
6. Pom Pom Beanie Circular Knitted Unicorn Pattern by ALDERnOAK
During the cold months, this unicorn pom pom beanie would be the perfect accessory for any little girl. You can be certain to make a little girl’s dream of becoming a unicorn come true with this unique hat.
7. Princess Twilight Sparkle Knitted Unicorn Pattern by Nixknittingsticks
Make a Princess Twilight Sparkle Unicorn with this unicorn knitting pattern. This knitted unicorn pattern is worked flat, seamed and stuffed. The easy-to-follow instructions include photos to make the process easy to understand.
The finished size measures approximately 7.8 inches. Knitting skills and sewing skills are required. We would recommend this pattern for an intermediate to experienced knitter.
9. Knitted Unicorn Scarf Pattern by AnIrishKnitOdyssey
This sleepy unicorn scarf knitting pattern is the perfect winter accessory for anyone that believes in the magic of unicorns. The scarf contains a pull-through loop to secure the unicorn’s tail around your neck.
10. Fairy and Unicorn Knitting Pattern by Fuzzymitten
A unicorn needs a little friend to keep it company. This unicorn knitting pattern includes the instructions to complete a little fairy toy. Easily customise the unicorn’s mane and the fairy’s hair colours. Use bright vivid colours or more subtle shades. Whatever colours you choose, these toys will be fun and cute.
The knitted unicorn pattern is for a beginner to intermediate level knitter.
12. Backpack Knitted Unicorn Pattern by heYarnGenie
A unicorn backpack is a unique craft idea. You can bet that no one else in school will be toting this adorable pack around.
This unicorn knitting pattern includes instructions for two different sizes. It uses chunky felting yarn which is then simply felted in your washing machine. Directions on completing the felting process are included.
14. Christmas Stocking Free Unicorn Knitting Pattern by Nicola Valiji
Here is a free unicorn knitting pattern for Christmas. This Christmas stocking features a sleepy unicorn with a bright colorful main. We would recommend this pattern for an intermediate to experienced knitter.
15. Christmas Tree Bauble Decoration Knitted Unicorn Pattern by WoolyMcWoolface
If you have a unicorn Christmas stocking, you need to add some unicorn love to your tree too. These unicorn Christmas tree bauble decorations would be the perfect accompaniment. They can be knitted in any colour to match the rest of your holiday decor.
The pattern is simple and easy to understand. It only uses knit, purl, increase and decrease stitches. The finished baubles measure approximately 5 ½ inches tall.
This unicorn jumper knitting pattern can be customised for sizes 24 inches to 40 inches. The unicorn is cute and comical. Any unicorn fan would love to have this whimsical jumper. The pattern only requires basic knitting skills.
Cuddle up with this unicorn cushion. This free unicorn knitting pattern requires basic knitting skills, sewing skills and you will need to know how to create pom poms. You can expect this unicorn pillow will be loved for years to come.
20. Ulysses Mittens Knitted Unicorn Pattern by TheYarnGenie
These unicorn mittens are fun and stylish. The pattern includes instructions for full mittens, wrist warmers and fingerless gloves. The pattern can be created for is all sizes from toddler to large adult.
21. Knitted Unicorn Socks Pattern by Beyond The Loops
Unicorn socks can add a touch of whimsy to your outfit. These socks picture unicorns, rainbows, stars and hearts. This free unicorn knitting pattern pdf download has detailed instructions. We would recommend this pattern for an intermediate to experienced knitter.
22. Mini Keyring Unicorn Knitting Pattern by LianaOCF
Show off your love of unicorns with this soft mini unicorn keyring. The pattern is basic and knitted flat. It should be easy for a beginner to complete.
Use smaller needles to create a smaller knitted unicorn or larger needles for something a little bigger. Using the recommended size 10 needles will create a unicorn that measures approximately 3 inches tall.
24. Unicorn Creme Egg Cosy Pattern by WoolyMcWoolface
Add some cute little unicorns to the Easter Baskets this year. These unicorn covers are the perfect size for Cadbury Crème Eggs. You can also use them to cover hard-boiled eggs during an Easter egg hunt.
These covers are quick and easy to complete as long as you know the garter stitch, stocking stitch, and loop stitch. An experienced knitter could create one of these knitted unicorns in an hour.
25. Washcloth or blanket square Knitted Unicorn Pattern by DaisyAndStorm
Finish this unicorn knitting pattern to create a washcloth. Make several of these to give out as gifts. Or create several of the squares for a blanket. The pattern is easy enough for a beginner to complete.
From designer Heidi May of The Velvet Acorn comes yet another beautiful pattern for a unicorn hooded scarf that can be made for all ages.
It is a versatile design as you can make it without the unicorn features: ears, horn, and mane. Additionally, the fringe at the bottom of the pockets is also optional.
I loved working the unicorn knitting pattern for both of my nieces. I made one in a shimmery white with a pink mane and fringe and another with the same shimmery white but with a purple mane and fringe.
I used a pastel variegated yarn to make both horns.
When I gave my nieces their unicorn hooded scarves their eyes lit right up and they wrapped up in them immediately!
I’ve started work on one for my best friend because she is definitely young at heart and loves unicorns.
I’m keeping hers a little more subtle with an earthy off-white yarn and a very light coral and teal combination making up the mane, fringe, and horn. I want to give her some color without making it too young for her.
How to Work the Unicorn Knitting Pattern
The knitted unicorn pattern is a downloadable PDF that will arrive in your inbox within 24 hours. It is written in standard US knitting terms.
Heidi May is available to answer questions as well so even if you’re a little unsure about taking on the project, help is available for you!
This design is worked flat using super bulky yarn so it will work up quickly!
The pattern comes with instructions for 12/18 months, toddler, child, teen, and adult!
Beginner to Intermediate. The skills required are not difficult. Just pay attention to the pattern and don’t lose your place!
Stitch markers would probably be helpful.
Super bulky yarn
(designer used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Solids and Buttercream Luxe Craft Thick and Thin)–approximately 330 – 645 yards (302 – 590 meters)–but any super bulky yarn will work!
US 13 (9.0 mm)
US 15 (10.0 mm)
Gauge is important for this project. The correct gauge should be: 8 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
Our tutorial will explain step-by-step how to knit bobble stitches.
You will be able to add bobbles to all of your knitting projects.
Keep reading to find out how!
Knitting Bobble Stitch
The knitting bobble stitch is a great way to add three-dimensional flair to your projects. Particularly popular on sweaters, but equally as fun added to many other garments, blankets, hats and scarves.
The bobble stitch boils down to a group of stitches together to create the little ball-like collection of increasing and decreasing stitches in the end.
Bobble stitch is added to the project as you go, so you need to plan ahead a little if you want to add them to your work.
How To Knit The Bobble Stitch
There are three different methods for knitting bobble stitch. It doesn’t matter which you choose, but they do look slightly different, so be sure to use the same method throughout your project.
Knit 1, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 1. All in the same stitch.
Knit into the front, the back, the front, the back, the front, all in the same stitch.
Knit, purl, knit, purl, knit, all in the same stitch.
Bobbles are generally added to projects knitted in stockinette stitch, but that isn’t an absolute requirement.
To break this down a little more, let’s look at how to knit a larger bobble stitch, and then we will look at how to knit a smaller bobble stitch.
For a Larger Bobble Stitch
Once you get to a point where you want to add a bobble, begin by increasing ONE stitch to FIVE stitches. You will do this by knitting into a single stitch, front, back, front, back, and front, then pull stitch off the left needle.
Purl across those five stitches. TURN AGAIN. Knit across the five stitches. TURN. Purl across the five stitches. TURN. Knit across the five stitches one last time.
Now you will decrease down to ONE stitch. Just slip the SECOND stitch on the RIGHT needle over the FIRST stitch FOUR TIMES. You’ve just knitted a bobble!
For a Smaller Bobble Stitch
Here you will increase ONE stitch to FOUR stitches (instead of 5). This is done by knitting into a single stitch, front, back, front, back. Pull that stitch off the left needle.
Purl across the four stitches. TURN. Knit across the four stitches.
Next you will slip the second stitch on the RIGHT needle over the first stitch THREE TIMES to decrease down to one.
The knitting bobble stitch can be used sparingly as a decoration or abundantly to create a really interesting texture.
Take a look at our bobble stitch scarf pattern here!
Another great pattern is this handbag, utilizing so many bobbles.
For more help, check out this video tutorial here!
The knitting bobble stitch is a must know for any knitter. It is a lot of fun and adds interest to many knitted pieces. Try one of the patterns above and practice knitting the bobble stitch.
Our pattern for the stockinette stitch will teach you each step in learning one of the most important stitches in knitting.
Learning the stockinette stitch is essential to help you become a great knitter.
Read on for about our pattern and tips and tricks!
As a beginning knitter, I was so happy to learn that I could make many things with just two stitches, knit and purl. I happily knitted away for quite some time before learning to purl.
Then I learned to alternate the two. Little did I know, as I played with stitches, that I managed to happen upon a very important part of knitting, the stockinette stitch!
What Is The Stockinette Stitch?
One of the most basic, and most important, stitches that you need to know for kitting is the stockinette stitch.
Sometimes called the stocking stitch, it is such a basic part of knitting that it can be difficult to even find patterns or explanations of what it is exactly and how to knit it.
In fact, it is so basic, you likely already use it without even realizing it! But, we’re going to break it down here, just to make sure you know it, because you will be using it for as long as you knit.
The first thing anyone learns to do when learning to knit is the knit stitch. When you repeat just the knit stitch row after row, you have what is called the garter stitch.
After mastering the knit stitch, beginners learn the purl stitch. Purling row after row also results in the garter stitch.
It’s what happens when you alternate rows of the knit and purl stitches that we’re talking about here-the stockinette stitch!
The stockinette stitch is used for just about any project you can think of making. And even though you will likely learn and use other stitches along the way, you will always come back to the stockinette stitch, simply because of its versatility!
In fact, check out our pattern for a stockinette stitch hat!
More than that though, you can knit washcloths/dishcloths, afghans, scarves, socks! Because it is so easy to work, you can easily adapt it to whatever project you’re working on, or want to work on.
Because you only need to know basic knit and purl stitches, the stockinette stitch is considered basic, beginner skill level.
Stockinette Stitch Curling
One fact you simply cannot get away from with the stockinette stitch, is its tendency to curl as you knit along. It will happen.
You can use other stitches to counteract the curling, such as the garter stitch, or you can use the curling to your advantage with certain patterns. Sometimes the arms of sweaters or hems look great with a slight roll!
But even with that issue, the overwhelming number of possibilities with this stitch is why you will keep using it. The end result is a nice and simple look that resembles a machine knit fabric, with rows of “V’s.”
The “wrong” side, or reverse stockinette, creates a bumpy, ridged look instead. Either end result can work, depending on the look you are going for!
You can embellish with beading or embroidery, change up the colors of the yard and much more to keep it interesting.
How to Knit the Stockinette Stitch
The pattern for this stitch is super simple and easy.
Cast on. Any number of stitches will do.
Knit 1 row.
Purl 1 row.
To end-simply end the row and bind off.
How To Knit Stockinette Stitch In The Round
To create the stockinette stitch in the round, you simply knit each row. It works out differently here, due to the nature of working in the round.