Friday, December 13, 2013

Purple Alicorn


And here is the last of the series.

Purple Alicorn




BodyUse medium weight light purple yarn and an f hook
sc5 in the magic circle loop
Rnd1: 2sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd2: *sc1, 2sc in next sc* repeat around (15)
Rnd3: *sc2, 2sc in next sc* repeat around (20)
Rnd4: *sc3, 2sc in next sc* repeat around (25)
Rnd5-14: sc around (25)
Stuff as you go.
Rnd15: *decrease, sc3* repeat around (20)
Rnd16: *decrease, sc2* repeat around (15)
Rnd17: *decrease, sc1* repeat around (10)
Rnd18: decrease around (5) Sew up hole.

Ears (make two)
Use same purple yarn as you used for the body and an f hook
sc5 in the magic circle loop
Rnd1: 2sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd2: *sc1, 2sc in next sc* repeat around (15)
Cut thread and leave a tail for sewing onto the head.

Horn
Use the same purple yarn. Use an f hook.
sc6 in the magic circle loop
Rnd1-2: sc around (6)
Rnd3: decrease, sc4 (5)
Rnd4: sc around (5)
Cut thread and sew up the hole by adding several stitches to make a point in the horn. This part is hard to write as a pattern. Give  yourself a few tries until you get the perfect horn point.. I only stuffed it lightly with the excess yarn ends.

Head
Use same purple yarn as you used for the body and an f hook
sc5 in the magic circle loop
Rnd1: 2sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd2: *sc1, 2sc in next sc* repeat around (15)
Rnd3-10: sc around (15)
Add safety eyes and sew on ears by pinching them in half and sewing one edge on one row of stitching from the edge of where you crocheted round 10. Sew on horn between ears. Stuff head as you go.
Rnd11: *decrease, sc1* repeat around (10)
Rnd12: decrease around (5) Sew up hole and sew head to the body.

Legs (make four)
Use same light purple yarn and use an f hook
sc5 in the magic circle loop
Rnd1: 2sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd2: sc around back loops only (10)
Rnd3-10: sc around (10) Cut thread and leave a tail to sew to the body. I wanted my pony to be able to easily stand up so I put a 2 inch piece of wooden dowel (5/8 inch wide) in the leg and didn't use any stuffing at all (like I did with my Italian Greyhound pattern). Sew legs to the body.

Wings (make two)
Use same light purple yarn and use an f hook
Piece One: sc10 in the magic circle loop
Rnd1-5: sc around (10) Cut thread and leave a tail for sewing.
Piece Two (make 3): sc6 in a circle
Rnd1-3: sc around (6)
Rnd4: increase, sc5 (7)
Rnd5: increase, sc6 (8) Cut thread and leave a tail for sewing. Cut a plastic canvas circle to shape and sew all the pieces onto it to make the wing. (see picture) Sew the wings to the body.

Mane
Use an f hook.
ch 7, cut thread, leave a tail for sewing, weave thread through and attach to the top of the head. Make one pink, one purple, and three drk blue
ch25, turn, sc24, cut thread and leave a tail for sewing, attach to the back of the head. Make one purple, two pink, and three dark blue. I used fabric stiffener to make them lay flat and straight.

Tail
With dark blue yarn, use an f hook (when I say turn work backward along the chain starting in the 2nd ch from the hook)
ch20, turn, sc19, ch22, turn, sc21, ch23, turn, sc22 (during last st switch to dark pink), ch24, turn, sc23, ch25, turn, sc24 (during last st switch to dark purple), ch25, turn, sc24 (during last st switch to dark blue), ch23, turn, sc22, ch20, turn, sc19 end off. Sew up ends together into a bunch and attach to body.




(If you like this pattern check out my pink pony, orange pony, white unicorn, blue Pegasus, and yellow Pegasus)

Candy Chrisope (from Meladora's Creations) made a three part series of videos on how to make my unicorn pattern which is very similar to this one with only a few changes. The series of videos is wonderfully done. If you need further help with this pattern there are both right and left handed versions. I suggest you watch the video series to see how she did the unicorn pattern, here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlfN1EjIXcK9GzgtGFyeJeNMPKE6FnAcS 

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