Maker Monday: The Ultimate Free Unicorn Amigurumi Pattern!
We are currently smack dab in the middle of the Holiday season, and boy am I feeling the pressures lately. While I'm so incredibly grateful for the steady flow of orders I've received these past couple of weeks, I also can't help but dream about the day when I can get a full night's sleep without worrying about order deadlines or whether a customer will receive their item by Christmas. I can't complain though, I get spend my days doing something I'm truly passionate about- and get paid to do it!
Since there are so many creators in the crochet and knitting community who are a great influence and source of inspiration in my own projects and designs, I've decided to create a new post installment call Maker Monday! These posts will create a space in which I can share and review all of the various patterns and projects I find throughout Pinterest and personal blogs that are both intriguing and fun!
For my first post, I feel it's only fair that I share a design that is currently a best seller on my Etsy Store- Jazzy the Unicorn! This adorable unicorn amigurumi pattern was originally created by Jess Huff, who has an unbelievable talent for creating simple and easy-to-follow animal amigurumi patterns... and they're all free! I've fallen head over heels in love with her designs, as I usually look for patterns that are basic and don't include an overload of details that most of the time I don't need included. Plus, each of her designs average around 14" tall standing, making them just the right size to create the perfect friend for any child.
I did make a couple of changes from the original pattern when I first created the example above, which was a gift for a friend of ours who just welcomed their little bundle of joy into the world. Aside from using a rainbow color scheme rather than the gold used in the original pattern (I used Red Heart's "Parrot Stripe" and "Aran"), I also cinched in the front of each foot to create more of a hoof design, added the light pink nostrils to the nose, and extended the horn from 10 rounds to 15 so it reaches just a little bit above the ears. Other than those additional details, every other element is followed exactly as written.
I really can't give enough praise to Jess for how easy it was to follow her written pattern, and I was honestly able to complete the entire project within about 9-10 hours (split between 2 days). I absolutely love the simplicity of the design and how there's only a handful of pieces that need to be created and stitched together. For me, there's nothing more frustrating than a project that requires a ton of little details that take forever to stuff and sew.
If you're ever looking for a fun and easy project, whether it be for a gift, to sell or even just for fun, I highly recommend showing Jess some love and checking out her incredible collection of free amigurumi patterns!
**Disclaimer: I lay no claims as originator of the following project, and all images used are my own. Credit has been given to the originator, with links directing to their websites/postings.