10 Materials Needed:

Stitch Studio by Nicole Studio Classic: 2 Skeins Soft Purple (A - Small), 2 Skeins Deep Pink (A - Large), 2 (3) Skeins White (B), 1 Skein Black (C), 1 Skein Rain Drops (D - Small), 1 Skein Violet Mix (D - Large), 6mm Crochet Hook, Tapestry Needle, Stitch Markers, Polyester Fiberfill

About this Project

Make cleanup a little more magical! Stow your craft stash in adorable unicorn storage baskets featuring soft and sturdy Studio Classic yarn.

Create your own, snap a picture, and share using #ACMooreInspired.

GAUGE:

11 sts x 7 rows = 4" in Double crochet

SIZES:

Small (Large)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Circumference: 12 (14)’’

Height (from bottom of basket to tip of ear): 11 (13)’’

  • 1

    STITCH GUIDE

    Adjustable Ring: Wrap yarn around your left middle finger twice, leaving a 6" tail. Insert hook under both strands and pull up a lp. Ch 1, and beg working directly into center of ring. This ring can be tightened later by pulling on the yarn tail.

    BASKET

    Body

    With A held double, make an Adjustable Ring. Chain 1.

    Rnd 1: 12 dc in adjustable ring and pull tail to close ring. Place removable marker on first dc to mark the beginning of the round.

    Rnd 2: 2 dc in each dc – 24 dc.

    Rnd 3: *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * to end – 36 dc.

    Rnds 4-10 (11): Continue to inc 12 dc in each rnd, working 1 more dc between inc’s each rnd – 120 (132) dc.

    Rnds 11 (12) – 20 (22): Dc in each dc around.

    Decrease Rounds

    Cut A, join B held double.

    Rnd 1: *Dc in next 8 (9) dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc; rep from * around – 108 (120) dc.

    Rnds 2, 4, 6, 7: Dc in each dc around.

    Rnd 3: *Dc in next 7 (8) dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc; rep from * around – 96 (108) dc.

    Rnd 5: *Dc in next 6 (7) dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc; rep from * around – 84 (96) dc.

    Ears/Handles Rounds

    Rnd 1: Dc in next 12 (13) dc, ch 25 (31), sk 18 (20) dc, dc in next 24 (30) dc, ch 25 (31), sk 18 (20) dc, dc in last 12 (13) dc.

    Rnd 2: *Dc in each dc to ch-25 (31) loop, dc in next 12 (15) ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, dc in next 12 (15) ch; rep from * once more, dc in each dc to end.

    Rnd 3: *Dc in each dc to ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp; rep from * once more, dc in each dc to end.

    Fasten off.

    Ear Stitching

    With A held double, insert hook into first stitch under one handle and dc in each st along the bottom of the ear. Sl st into the last st and fasten off. Repeat on other ear.

  • 2

    Horn

    Rnd 1: With D held double, make an Adjustable Ring, ch 1 and make 4 sc inside ring. Do not join, continue to sc in rounds. Use a stitch marker if needed.

    Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around .

    Rnd 3: *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next sc; rep from * to end – 6 sc.

    Rnd 4: Sc in each sc around.

    Rnd 5: *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * to end –8 sc.

    Rnd 6: Sc in each sc around.

    Rep Rnds 5-6, 4 (6) more times, working 1 more st between inc’s each repeat – 16 (20) sc.

    Sl st in 1st sc of next rnd, fasten off leaving a long tail.

    Stuff horn with polyester fiberfill. Sew horn to basket using photo as a guide.

    Mane

    Cut 30 (35) pieces of D, 36” long.

    Add yarn as if adding fringe, holding 2 strands together, attaching around horn, across top edge to ear/handle, using photo as a guide. Gather mane off to the side and braid. Tie off braid and trim even.

    Tail

    Cut 10 pices of D, 24” long.

    Using D, cut 10 pieces of yarn aprrox 2 ft long each.

    Working as for mane, add in a tight circle on the center back of basket just below color change.

  • 3

    FINISHING

    Using C and photo as a guide, embroider face.

    Weave in ends.

    Abbreviations

    ch chain

    dc double crochet

    dc2tog double crochet the next 2 sts together (1 st dec)

    lp(s) loop(s)

    pm place marker

    rep repeat(ing)

    rnd(s) round(s)

    sc single crochet

    sl st slip stitch

    sp space

    st(s) stitch(es)

    yo yarn over