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.
2. Sleeping Unicorn Pillow by ComfyStitchShop
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.
8. Unicorn Hat Knitting Pattern by Heidi Rosin
This unicorn hat knitting pattern can be customized for a girl or boy. It does not have a lot of instructions, so you will need to know the basics of knitting a beanie to complete this project.
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.
11. Unicorn baby booties knitting pattern by LittleWhitsKnits
These tiny unicorn baby booties are precious. They are the perfect gift for any new baby (newborn to 6 months). The pattern is quick and easy to complete.
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.
13. Unicorn Toy Knitting Pattern by KrisboPatternToy
Little girls will love braiding the mane on this unicorn amigurumi toy. The pattern is easy to follow and has step-by-step detailed instructions with photos.
The approximate size is 6 ¼ inches tall. Knitting skills and embroidery skills are required. We would recommend this pattern for an intermediate to experienced knitter.
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.
16. Childrens & Adults Cute Unicorn Jumper / Sweater Knitting Pattern by BlondiesKnitDesigns
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.
17. Mug Cosy Unicorn Knitting Pattern by COSiePLAY
This unicorn knitting pattern is easy to complete. The cozy would make the perfect gift for any unicorn lover. It is a unique gift that is sure to please. The finished design fits a standard size mug.
18. Amigurumi Princess Sophie Unicorn Knitting Pattern by SavushkaDesigns
The multicoloured pigtails on Sophie the Rainbow unicorn make her look like a punk rocker or an emo girl. She is colourful and magical.
This amigurumi unicorn pattern is worked flat and seamed. The pattern is easy to follow with step-by-step instructions and photos.
19. Unicorn Cushion Pattern by Grace Jones
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.
23. Unicorn Hood Knitting Pattern by LuckyFoxKnits
Is your dachshund participating in a costume party? This fabulous mini unicorn dachshund hood will turn heads and make people laugh. How cute would your dog be walking around in this unicorn costume?
To complete this pattern, you will need to know how to knit both flat and in the round. You will also need to sew on the ears and horn.
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.
26. Baby Unicorn Hot Water Bottle Cover Knitting Pattern by BernieBeeKnits
Hot water bottles are a natural way to ease aches and pains. This cute baby unicorn knitting pattern makes a useful, practical gift.
The pattern is knitted flat and the face and hoof details are sewn on after the knitting. The pattern has full row-by-row instructions that make this cover easy to create.
27. Unicorn Hooded Pocket Scarf Knitting Pattern
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
Unicorns are a trend that will never go away. Take part in the unicorn craze by finishing one of these unicorn knitting patterns.
The unicorn is a mythical creature that has been admired for a very long time. The fascination with the beast will continue to live on.
If you liked this unicorn pattern and you also enjoy crocheting, I am sure you will love these 37 Crochet Unicorn Patterns at Crochet-News. Or check out some of the other knitted designs like Bear Hood Sweater, Brink Sweater, Azel Pullover and Princess Crown.
Our list of patterns includes a wide variety of designs from baby booties to amigurumi plush toys. We hope that we found a unicorn knitting pattern that you will want to complete.