Have you seen the new wave of fantastical creatures available on t-shirts, mugs, and on shelves as stuffed animals? Lisa Frank and similar 1980’s paraphanelia is making a big comeback and we love all the unicorns, mermaids, and rainbows that brighten up any space. No matter your age, mythical creatures hold a kind of fascination. How did we dream them up in the first place? Who knows, but if you want a little bit of magic in your life, we recommend grabbing your crochet hook and crafting one of these adorable creatures.
The pattern we found calls for the following materials:
- One main color of yarn for the body and wings (it doesn’t have to be white, it can be off white, lavender, brown, grey, etc.)
- One color for the hooves (can match the mane and tail if so desired)
- One color for the horn itself (make sure it coordinates with the mane, tail, and body color)
- Small scraps of yarn for the flowers and greenery, unless you’re using fake flowers, embroidered flowers, or buttons
- A crochet hook (depends on the weight of the yarn you’re using)
- A pair of scissors
- Safety eyes (unless you’re using buttons or embroidery)
- Tapestry needle / sewing needle
You’ll also need to be familiar with the following crochet stitches:
- Chain (ch)
- Slip stitch (sl st)
- Single crochet (sc)
- Increase (inc)
- Decrease (dec)
- Back loops only (blo)
- French knot
Most of these should be familiar to any crocheter, and if you have not done increases, decreases, or french knots before, they’re simple and should pose no problem to a crochet novice. You may want to practice them prior to beginning the project, but if you go slowly, you’ll have no trouble bringing this pony to life. There are plenty of YouTube videos as well as written tutorials for these particular stitches and knot.
Curious about this little beauty? You can purchase the written pattern here, or you can try this free pattern we found on Ravelry. Either way, have fun crocheting and bringing a little more magic into the world.