Unicorn Washcloth – Free Crochet Pattern

As soon as I got my hands on Red Heart Scrubby Yarn I knew I wanted to make a creative washcloth. I’ve seen these beautiful unicorns all over. In cakes and signs and macarons. Why not a washcloth!

If you make one, let me know on social media. I’d love to see your unicorn!

You will need:

1 skein Red Heart Scrubby Cotton in Cotton, small amount of Red Heart Scrubby Cotton in Peachy, small amounts of cotton in black and colours for flowers (I used I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby)
Size 5.5 mm Hook
Size 3.25 mm Hook
Scissors
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends

Skills & Abbreviations:

ch-chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc- single crochet
dec – single crochet decrease
mc – magic circle

Notes:

Use 5.5mm hook unless otherwise noted.
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch unless otherwise noted.

Pretty Little Unicorn Washcloth Pattern:

Chain 24

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across; chain 1, turn

Row 2: Sc in each st across; ch 1, turn (23)

Repeat row 2 until your piece measures 7 inches long (or as long as you’d like). I did 23 rows.

Ear #1:

Attach yarn to last stitch on the right of cloth with sl st.

Row 1: sc in same stitch as sl st and sc in the next 7 st across; ch 1, turn (8)

Row 2: sc in next 3, dec, sc in next 3; ch 1, turn (7)

Row 3: sc in next 3, dec, sc in next 2; ch 1, turn (6)

Row 4: sc in next 2, dec, sc in next 2; ch 1, turn (5)

Row 5: sc in next 2, dec sc; ch 1, turn (4)

Row 6: sc, dec, sc; ch 1, turn (3)

Row 7: dec, sc; finish off (2)

Row 8: dec, finish off (1)

Ear #2:

Flip the washcloth and attach to the last stitch on the right on the cloth with a sl st.

Repeat Rows 1-8 of Ear #1

Horn:

There should be 7 stitches between the ears. Marking from the right ear attach Peachy scrubby yarn in next st with sl st.

Row 1: sc in same st as sl st and in next 6 across; ch 1, turn (7)

Row 2: sc in stitches across; ch 1, turn (7)

Row 3: sc in next 3, dec, sc in next 3; ch 1, turn (6)

Row 4: sc across; ch 1, turn (6)

Row 5: sc in next 3, dec, sc in next 2; ch 1, turn (5)

Row 6: sc across; ch 1, turn (5)

Row 7: sc, dec, sc; ch 1, turn (4)

Row 8: sc across; ch 1, turn (4)

Row 9: sc, dec; ch 1, turn (3)

Row 10: sc across; ch 1, turn (3)

Row 11: sc across; ch 1, turn (2)

Row 12: dec, finish off (1)

Eyes: (Make 2)

With black cotton and 3.25 mm hook, chain 11

Row 1: Sl st in first stitch from hook, sl st in next, [sl st in next, chain 3, turn, sl st in each of the 3 chains you just did and again in the same stitch on the main chain], sl st in next 2, Repeat steps in [square brackets], sl st in next 2, repeat steps in [square brackets], sl st in next two, finish off leaving long tail for sewing.

Sew eyes securely about 5 inches from bottom of cloth 8 stitches apart from each other.

Cheeks: (Make 2)

With Scrubby Yarn in Peachy (5.5 mm hook)

Row 1: Mc, 8 sc; sl st to join

Row 2: 2 sc in each around; sl st to join, finish off with long tail for sewing

Sew cheeks on about 3 inches from bottom of cloth 10 stitches apart from each other.

Large Flowers: (Make 2)

With coloured yarn and 3.25mm hook

Row 1: mc, 6sc, sl st to join

Row 2: [Ch 1, 3hdc, ch 1, sl st] in next stitch, sl st in next, *[Ch 1, 3hdc, ch 1, sl st], Repeat from * around, finish off leaving log tail for sewing. (6 petals)

Small Flowers: (Make 4)

With coloured yarn and 3.25mm hook

Row 1: mc, 5sc,sl st to join

Row 2: [Ch 1, 3hdc, ch 1, sl st] in next stitch, sl st in next, *[Ch 1, 3hdc, ch 1, sl st], Repeat from * around, finish off leaving long tail for sewing. (5 petals

Arrange flowers 3 on each side and sew into place. I only sewed around the row 1 stitches leaving the petals loose.

Optional Backing:

Once I completed the cloth I didn’t love the stitches being visible on the back. I repeated the body of the cloth and sewed it on around the edges to the main cloth to make it double layered and clean looking on the back!