Hooded Unicorn Cardigan

Hooded Unicorn Cardigan

SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

Keep your little one looking stylish while staying warm and snugly in this Hooded Unicorn Cardigan. I think this cardigan would make a great gift for a baby shower, Christmas or a birthday.

I hope you like my pattern. Please tag me on Instagram lovable_loops if you make your own!

Materials

- H/5 mm (I love these Clover hooks!)


- tapestry needles
- poly fil
- half inch (.5") buttons (I used four of them)
- stitch markers
- worsted weight yarn in whitepinklight purplemint greenblueyellow

Finished Sizes

0/3 months,  3/6 months,  6/12  months & 12/24 months

Gauge

17 dc and 10 rows= 4"

Pattern

H 5 mm crochet hook & mint green yarn

v-stitch: in the same stitch make (dc, ch 1, dc)

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the row.

Row 1

0/3 Months

Row 1: ch 58, dc in third ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn [56]

3/6 Months

Row 1: ch 62, dc in third ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn [60]

6/12 Months

Row 1: ch 66, dc in third ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn [64]

12/24 Months

Row 1: ch 70, dc in third ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn [68]

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free cardigan crochet pattern

Row 2

0/3 Months

Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, turn [84]

3/6 Months

Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, turn [90]

6/12 Months

Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, turn [96]

12/24 Months

Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, turn [102]

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Row 3

0/3 Months

Row 3: ch 2, dc in 13, v-stitch, dc in 14, v-stitch, dc in 26, v-stitch, dc in 14, v-stitch, dc in 13, turn [88]

3/6 Months

Row 3: ch 2, dc in 14, v-stitch, dc in 15, v-stitch, dc in 28, v-stitch, dc in 15, v-stitch, dc in 14, turn [94]

6/12 Months

Row 3: ch 2, dc in 15, v-stitch, dc in 16, v-stitch, dc in 30, v-stitch, dc in 16, v-stitch, dc in 15, turn [100]

12/24 Months

Row 3: ch 2, dc in 16, v-stitch, dc in 17, v-stitch, dc in 33, v-stitch, dc in 17, v-stitch, dc in 16, turn [106]

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First v-stitch made.

free cardigan crochet pattern

I find it helpful to place stitch markers on the v-stitches.

Tip: after row 3, your v-stitches are made around the ch-1 from the v-stitch in the previous round

Row 4

0/3 Months

Row 4: ch 2, dc in 14, v-stitch, dc in 16, v-stitch, dc in 28, v-stitch, dc in 16, v-stitch, dc in 14, turn [96]

3/6 Months

Row 4: ch 2, dc in 15, v-stitch, dc in 17, v-stitch, dc in 30, v-stitch, dc in 17, v-stitch, dc in 15, turn [102]

6/12 Months

Row 4: ch 2, dc in 16, v-stitch, dc in 18, v-stitch, dc in 32, v-stitch, dc in 18, v-stitch, dc in 16, turn [108]

12/24 Months

Row 4: ch 2, dc in 17, v-stitch, dc in 19, v-stitch, dc in 34, v-stitch, dc in 19, v-stitch, dc in 17, turn [114]

Row 5

0/3 Months

Row 5: ch 2, dc in 15, v-stitch, dc in 18, v-stitch, dc in 30, v-stitch, dc in 18, v-stitch, dc in 15, turn [104]

3/6 Months

Row 5: ch 2, dc in 16, v-stitch, dc in 19, v-stitch, dc in 32, v-stitch, dc in 19, v-stitch, dc in 16, turn [110]

6/12 Months

Row 5: ch 2, dc in 17, v-stitch, dc in 20, v-stitch, dc in 34, v-stitch, dc in 20, v-stitch, dc in 17, turn [116]

12/24 Months

Row 5: ch 2, dc in 18, v-stitch, dc in 21, v-stitch, dc in 36, v-stitch, dc in 21, v-stitch, dc in 18, turn [122]

Row 6

0/3 Months

Row 6: ch 2, dc in 16, v-stitch, dc in 20, v-stitch, dc in 32, v-stitch, dc in 20, v-stitch, dc in 16, turn [112]

3/6 Months

Row 6: ch 2, dc in 17, v-stitch, dc in 21, v-stitch, dc in 34, v-stitch, dc in 21, v-stitch, dc in 17, turn [118]

6/12 Months

Row 6: ch 2, dc in 18, v-stitch, dc in 22, v-stitch, dc in 36, v-stitch, dc in 22, v-stitch, dc in 18, turn [124]

12/24 Months

Row 6: ch 2, dc in 19, v-stitch, dc in 23, v-stitch, dc in 38, v-stitch, dc in 23, v-stitch, dc in 19, turn [130]

Row 7

0/3 Months

Row 7: ch 2, dc in 17, v-stitch, dc in 22, v-stitch, dc in 34, v-stitch, dc in 22, v-stitch, dc in 18, turn [120]

3/6 Months

Row 7: ch 2, dc in 18, v-stitch, dc in 23, v-stitch, dc in 36, v-stitch, dc in 23, v-stitch, dc in 18, turn [126]

6/12 Months

Row 7: ch 2, dc in 19, v-stitch, dc in 24, v-stitch, dc in 38, v-stitch, dc in 24, v-stitch, dc in 19, turn [132]

12/24 Months

Row 7: ch 2, dc in 20, v-stitch, dc in 25, v-stitch, dc in 40, v-stitch, dc in 25, v-stitch, dc in 20, turn [138]

Row 8

0/3 Months

Row 8: ch 2, dc in 18, dc in next st - skip 22 sts - dc in the next st (1st sleeve made), dc in 36, dc in next st- skip 22 sts - dc in next st (2nd sleeve made), dc in 18, turn [76]

3/6 Months

Row 8: ch 2, dc in 19, dc in next st - skip 23 sts - dc in the next st (1st sleeve made), dc in 38, dc in next st- skip 23 sts - dc in next st (2nd sleeve made), dc in 19, turn [80]

6/12 Months

Row 8: ch 2, dc in 20, dc in next st - skip 24 sts - dc in the next st (1st sleeve made), dc in 40, dc in next st- skip 24 sts - dc in next st (2nd sleeve made), dc in 20, turn [84]

12/24 Months

Row 8: ch 2, dc in 21, dc in next st - skip 25 sts - dc in the next st (1st sleeve made), dc in 42, dc in next st- skip 25 sts - dc in next st (2nd sleeve made), dc in 21, turn [88]

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Row 9 - Last Row

0/3 Months

Rows 9-22: ch 2, dc in each st, turn [76]

switch to white  yarn

Row 23: ch 1, sc in each st, join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

3/6 Months

Rows 9-22: ch 2, dc in each st, turn [80]

switch to white  yarn

Row 23: ch 1, sc in each st, join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

Note: 0/3 and 3/6 months will have the same length, the 3/6 months size is just a little wider with longer sleeves 

6/12 Months

Rows 9-24: ch 2, dc in each st, turn [84]

switch to white  yarn

Row 25: ch 1, sc in each st, join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

12/24 Months

Rows 9-26: ch 2, dc in each st, turn [88]

switch to white  yarn

Row 27: ch 1, sc in each st, join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

Sleeves

H/5 mm crochet hook & worsted weight yarn

You are working in the round.

Tip: join yarn in the back so that the join seam isn't visible from the front.

0/3 Months

Rnd 1: Join yarn, ch 2, dc around entire arm opening, join to first dc

Rnds 2- 14: ch 2, dc once in each st, join

switch to white  yarn

Rnd 15: ch 1, sc in each st, join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

3/6 Months

Rnd 1: Join yarn, ch 2, dc around entire arm opening, join to first dc

Rnds 2- 15: ch 2, dc once in each st, join

switch to white  yarn

Rnd 16: ch 1, sc in each st, join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

6/12 Months

Rnd 1: Join yarn, ch 2, dc around entire arm opening, join to first dc

Rnds 2- 17: ch 2, dc once in each st, join

switch to white  yarn

Rnd 18: ch 1, sc in each st, join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

12/24 Months

Rnd1: Join yarn, ch 2, dc around entire arm opening, join to first dc

Rnds 2- 19: ch 2, dc once in each st, join

switch to white  yarn

Rnd 20: ch 1, sc in each st, join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

Hood

H 5 mm crochet hook & mint green yarn

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the row.

0/3 and 3/6 Months

With the opening of the cardigan facing you, attach your yarn to the end of the left side of the collar.

Row 1: Ch 2, *dc2tog, dc in the next st*, continue pattern until you reach the other end of the collar, turn

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free cardigan crochet pattern

Row 2: ch 2, dc in each st, turn

Count the total number of stitches. If you have an odd number, place a stitch marker on the middle stitch. If you have an even number, place stitch markers on the two middle stitches (as seen in my example).

free hooded unicorn cardigan crochet pattern

Rows 3- 12 (increase rows): ch 2, dc in each st BUT, you will make 2dc in the stitch that comes right before and the stitch that comes right after the stitch(es) with the stitch marker(s). Each row will be increased by two stitches. Only one dc is made in the middle stitch(es) with the stitch marker(s). Be sure to place the stitch markers back on the middle stitch(es).

free hooded unicorn cardigan crochet pattern

Rows 13- 22 (decrease rows): ch 2, dc in each st BUT, dc2tog the two stitches that come right before and the two stitches that come right after the stitch(es) with the stitch marker(s). Each row will be decreased by two stitches. Only one dc is made in the middle stitch(es) with the stitch marker(s). Be sure to place the stitch markers back on the middle stitch(es).

free hooded unicorn cardigan crochet pattern

Fold top of hood in half and sew the top together to form the hood.

free hooded unicorn cardigan crochet pattern

free hooded unicorn cardigan crochet pattern

6/12 Months

With the opening of the cardigan facing you, attach your yarn to the end of the left side of the collar.

Row 1: Ch 2, *dc2tog, dc in the next st*, continue pattern until you reach the other end of the collar, turn

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free cardigan crochet pattern

Row 2: ch 2, dc in each st, turn

Count the total number of stitches. If you have an odd number, place a stitch marker on the middle stitch. If you have an even number, place stitch markers on the two middle stitches (as seen in my example).

free hooded unicorn cardigan crochet pattern

Rows 3- 13 (increase rows): ch 2, dc in each st BUT, you will make 2dc in the stitch that comes right before and the stitch that comes right after the stitch(es) with the stitch marker(s). Each row will be increased by two stitches. Only one dc is made in the middle stitch(es) with the stitch marker(s). Be sure to place the stitch markers back on the middle stitch(es).

free hooded unicorn cardigan crochet pattern

Rows 14- 24 (decrease rows): ch 2, dc in each st BUT, dc2tog the two stitches that come right before and the two stitches that come right after the stitch(es) with the stitch marker(s). Each row will be decreased by two stitches. Only one dc is made in the middle stitch(es) with the stitch marker(s). Be sure to place the stitch markers back on the middle stitch(es).

free hooded unicorn cardigan crochet pattern

Fold top of hood in half and sew the top together to form the hood.

free hooded unicorn cardigan crochet pattern

free hooded unicorn cardigan crochet pattern

12/24 Months

With the opening of the cardigan facing you, attach your yarn to the end of the left side of the collar.

Row 1: Ch 2, *dc2tog, dc in the next st*, continue pattern until you reach the other end of the collar, turn

free cardigan crochet pattern

free cardigan crochet pattern

Row 2: ch 2, dc in each st, turn

Count the total number of stitches. If you have an odd number, place a stitch marker on the middle stitch. If you have an even number, place stitch markers on the two middle stitches (as seen in my example).

free hooded unicorn cardigan crochet pattern

Rows 3- 14 (increase rows): ch 2, dc in each st BUT, you will make 2dc in the stitch that comes right before and the stitch that comes right after the stitch(es) with the stitch marker(s). Each row will be increased by two stitches. Only one dc is made in the middle stitch(es) with the stitch marker(s). Be sure to place the stitch markers back on the middle stitch(es).

free hooded unicorn cardigan crochet pattern

Rows 15- 26 (decrease rows): ch 2, dc in each st BUT, dc2tog the two stitches that come right before and the two stitches that come right after the stitch(es) with the stitch marker(s). Each row will be decreased by two stitches. Only one dc is made in the middle stitch(es) with the stitch marker(s). Be sure to place the stitch markers back on the middle stitch(es).

free hooded unicorn cardigan crochet pattern

Fold top of hood in half and sew the top together to form the hood.

free hooded unicorn cardigan crochet pattern

free hooded unicorn cardigan crochet pattern

Trim

Use white  yarn

Attach yarn to bottom of left side (if facing you) of the cardigan and sc up the side, around the hood and back down on the right side of the cardigan, finish off and weave in ends.

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Unicorn Horn

H 5mm crochet hook & white yarn

Rnd 1: magic ring, 4 sc, join [4]

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in each st, join [4]

Rnd 3: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st, join [6]

Rnd 4: ch 1, sc in each st, join [6]

Rnd 5: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 2 sts, join [8]

Rnd 6: ch 1, sc in each st, join [8]

Rnd 7: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 3 sts, join [10]

Rnd 8: ch 1, sc in each st, join [10]

Rnd 9: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 4 sts, join [12]

Rnd 10: ch 1, sc in each st, join [12]

Rnd 11: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 5 sts, join [14]

Rnd 12: ch 1, sc in each st, join [14]

Rnd 13: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 6 sts, join [16]

Rnd 14: ch 1, sc in each st, join [16]

Rnd 15: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 7 sts, join [18]

Rnd 16: ch 1, sc in each st, join [18]

Rnd 17: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 8 sts, join [20]

Rnd 18: ch 1, sc in each st, join [20]

Stop here for 0/3 and 3/6 months sizes

Rnd 19: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 9 sts, join [22]

Rnd 20: ch 1, sc in each st, join [22]

Stuff with poly fil and sew onto front of hood. Make sure it is centered. 

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Ears

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H 5 mm crochet hook & mint green yarn

Row 1: chain 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 chs, ch 1 turn [5]

Row 2: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [5]

Row 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in 3 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn [7]

Row 4: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [7]

Row 5: 2 sc in first st, sc in 5 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn [9]

Row 6: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [9]

Row 7: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [9]

Row 8: sc2tog, sc in 5 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [7]

Row 9: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [7]

Row 10: sc2tog, sc in 3 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [5]

Row 11: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [5]

Row 12: sc2tog, sc in 1 st, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [3]

Row 13: sc3tog and continue to sc around ear, join & finish off leaving a long tail for sewing onto hat

Attach ears after you attach the horn. Make sure the horn is centered between the ears.

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Hair Spirals

H 5 mm crochet hook & pink, light purpleblueyellow yarn

make one in each color

Ch 30, dc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 dc in each remaining chain.

Attach spirals to the hood behind the horn and between the ears. 

Buttons

Decide on button placement and spacing. 

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Use your tapestry needle and mint green yarn to sew the buttons around the second dc from the edge.

Since you used half inch sized buttons, you will be able to fit them through the spaces between the double crochets to close the cardigan.

I hope you like my pattern. Please tag me on Instagram lovable_loops if you make your own!

All pictures and patterns are copyright to Melissa Hassler. You have my permission to make and sell products from my patterns but please link back to this post. You may not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. You may not re-publish photos and claim them as your own.

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      Hi Linda,

      I apologize for not including that information. I believe I used just under one skein of the mint color. And a very minimal amount of yarn is needed for the remaining colors. I hope this helps! -Melissa

  1. Hi. I just want to point out a minor mistake which caused me great stress until I figured it out. On size 12/24 row the you said the middle section has 33 stitches which throws off the count and the next row. I finally realized it is supposed to be 32.

    I’m only telling you so that it can be remedied for others to use. I’m super excited to see my granddaughter wear this. Thank you for sharing this!

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  2. Hi Melissa!
    I love this pattern. Would I be able to make it in an organic cotton baby yarn? In size 0-3 months?

    Thanks
    Sara

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