PATTERN & CAL: Zebra Unicorn Amigurumi 🦓🦄

Crochet Strawberry Flan Heartless

Unicorns are pretty magical, but ZEBRACORNS are the most magical unicorns of all! My hope is that you use this pattern to make a unique magical creature of your own. Zebra, horse, unicorn, zebracorn.. the sky is the limit! What will you create? I thought adding a varied stripe placement would best represent the very unique look of zebra stripes so the exact stripe placement is written for you but feel free to get creative with your stripes or use no stripes at all!

Materials

  • DK Weight or Worsted Weight Yarn: Black & White
    (Optional: Grey for Horn & 1 Of Your Choice for Collar)

  • Optional: Black Eyelash Yarn (ie. Lionbrand Fun Fur)

  • Crochet Hook: B (2.25 mm) for DK Yarn and G (4.0 mm) for Worsted Yarn

  • Scissors

  • Tapestry Needle

  • Fiberfill

  • 9mm-15mm Safety Eyes (Size is up to you, I used 9mm for DK Weight Yarn and 15mm for Worsted)

Stitches Used

  • MC = magic circle

  • ch = chain

  • st = stitch

  • sc = single crochet

  • inc = increase (2 sc in 1 stitch)

  • invisdec = invisible decrease

  • blsc = back loop single crochet

  • sl st = slip stitch

  • hdc = half double crochet

  • Optional: lpst = loop stitch (worked in single crochets)

Head

(Starting with Black Yarn)

Row 1: Magic Circle, 6 sc in MC. (6 st)
Row 2: *3 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next stitch* Repeat sequence 1 time (12 st)
Row 3: 1 sc, *inc in next st* 3 times, sc in next 3 stitches, *inc in next st* 3 times, sc in last 2 st (18 st)
Row 4: 1 sc in first 2 st, inc in next st, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in next 4 st, inc in next st, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in last 2 st (24 st)
Row 5: 1 sc in first 3 st, inc in next st, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in next 7 st, inc in next st, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in last 4 st (30 st)
Row 6: 1 sc in first 4 st, inc in next st, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in next 10 st, inc in next st, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in last 6 st (36 st)
Row 7 - Row 10: Sc each st around (36 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 11 - Row 12: Sc each st around (36 st)
Working in black yarn:
Row 13: *5sc, inc* around (42 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 14: 3sc, inc, *6sc, inc* repeat until 3 st remain, 3sc (48 st)
Working in black yarn:
Row 15: Sc each st around (48 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 16: *7sc, inc* around (54 st)
Row 17: Sc each st around (54 st)
Starting in black yarn, alternate colors for the following rows:
Row 18 - Row 22: Sc each st around (54 st)
(Pause here to place your safety eyes between Rows 14 & 15 and approximately spaced 13 visible st apart)
Continuing in black yarn:
Row 23: *7sc, invisdec* around (48 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 24: Sc each st around (48 st)
Working in black yarn:
Row 25: *6sc, invisdec* around (42 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 26: Sc each st around (42 st)
Working in black yarn:
Row 27: *5sc, invisdec* around (36 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 28: Sc each st around (36 st)
Row 29: *4sc, invisdec* around (30 st)
Working in black yarn:
Row 30: Sc each st around (30 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 31: *3sc, invisdec* around (24 st)
Working in black yarn:
Row 32: *2sc, invisdec* around (18 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 33: *sc, invisdec* around (12 st)
Working in black yarn:
Row 34: *invisdec* around (6 st)
Close up the opening & weave in the end.

 
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Body

Starting in black yarn:
Row 1: Magic Circle, 6 sc in MC. (6 st)
Row 2: Inc each st around. (12 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 3: *sc, inc* around (18 st)
Working in black yarn:
Row 4: Sc, inc, *2sc, inc* around, sc in last st (24 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 5: *3sc, inc* around (30 st)
Working in black yarn:
Row 6: 2sc, inc, *4sc, inc* around, sc in last 2 st (36 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 7: *5sc, inc* around (42 st)
Row 8: 3sc, inc, *6sc, inc* around, sc in last 3 st (48 st)
Working in black yarn:
Row 9: *7sc, inc* around (54 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 10: 4sc, inc, *8sc, inc* around, sc in last 4 st (60 st)
Starting in black yarn and working in alternating colors every row (Row 15 should be in black):
Row 11 - Row 15: Sc each st around (60 st)
Starting in black yarn and switching to white yarn for the next row:
Row 16 - Row 17: Sc each st around (60 st)
Working in black yarn:
Row 18: 4sc, dec, *8sc, dec* around, sc in the last 4 st (54 st)
Starting in white and alternating colors every row (Row 21 should be in white):
Row 19 - Row 21: Sc each st around (54 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 22: *7sc, dec* around (48 st)
Starting in black yarn and alternating colors every row (Row 25 should be in black):
Row 23 - Row 25: Sc each st around (48 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 26: *6sc, dec* around (42 st)
Starting in black yarn and alternating colors every row (Row 29 should be in black):
Row 27 - Row 29: Sc each st around (42 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 30: *5sc, dec* around (36 st)
Starting in white yarn and alternating colors every row (Row 32 should be in black):
Row 31 - Row 32: Sc each st around (36 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 33: *4sc, dec* around (30 st)
Starting in black yarn and alternating colors every row (Row 35 should be in white):
Row 34 - Row 35: Sc each st around (30 st)
Working in black yarn:
Row 36: *3sc, dec* around (24 st)
Starting in black yarn and alternating colors every row (Row 38 should be in white):
Row 37 - Row 38: Sc each st around (24 st)

Cut yarn, leave long tail for sewing. Sew head to body with the front neck line attached around row 14 of the head.

 
 
 

Legs

(Make 2)

Starting in black yarn:
Row 1: Magic Circle, 6 sc in MC. (6 st)
Row 2: Inc each st around. (12 st)
Row 3: *sc, inc* around (18 st)
Row 4: *2sc, inc* around (24 st)
Row 5: *3sc, inc* around (30 st)
Row 6: Blsc around (30 st)
Row 7 - Row 8: Sc each st around (30 st)
Row 9: 12sc, dec in next 3 st, 12 sc (27 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 10: 10sc, dec in next 3 st, 11 sc (24 st)
Row 11: Sc each st around (24 st)
Working in black yarn:
Row 12: *2sc, dec* around (18 st)
Starting in white yarn and alternating colors every row (Row 15 should be in white):
Row 13 - Row 15: Sc each st around (18 st)
Starting in white yarn and alternating colors every row (Row 23 should be in black):
Row 16 - Row 23: Sc each st around (18 st)
Working in black yarn:
Row 24:: Sc each st around (18 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 25: *Sc, invisdec* around (12 st)
Working in black yarn:
Row 26: Sc each st around (12 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 27: Invisdec around (6 st)
Stuff the leg, more firmly in the foot and stuff lighter as you go up the leg. Cut yarn, weave in end. Attach as desired but I recommend this method to allow the legs to move!

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Arms

(Make 2)

Starting in black yarn:
Row 1
: Magic Circle, 6 sc in MC. (6 st)
Row 2: Inc each st around. (12 st)
Row 3: *2sc, inc* around (16 st)
Row 4: Blsc around (16 st)
Row 5: Sc each st around (16 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 6 - Row 7: Sc each st around (16 st)
Starting in black yarn and alternating colors every row (Row 9 should be in white):
Row 8 - Row 9: Sc each st around (16 st)
Working in black yarn:
Row 10: *2sc, dec* around (12 st)
Working in white yarn:
Row 11: Sc each st around (12 st)
Starting in white yarn and alternating colors every row (Row 17 should be in black):
Row 12 - 17: Sc each st around (12 st)
Starting in black yarn and alternating colors every row (Row 22 should be in black):
Row 18 - 22: Sc each st around (12 st)
Stuff the arms firmly at the bottom and lighter as you work up the arm, I leave the top 1/4 of the arm unstuffed to allow the arms to lay relaxed by the side of the zebra.
Pinch the arm closed, making sure the flat part puts your color changes in the armpit. Stitch the end closed working under both loops of both sides weaving back and forth (do not whip stitch).
Place arms around row 35/36 of body angled forward on either side of the body. Lower corner should sit around Row 32.

Pinch end together & sew

Pinch end together & sew

Arm Placement

Arm Placement

 

Ears (Front Side)

(Make 2 In White)

Row 1: Magic Circle, 6 sc in MC. (6 st)
Row 2: *3 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next stitch* Repeat sequence 1 time (12 st)
Row 3: 1 sc, *inc in next st* 3 times, sc in next 3 stitches, *inc in next st* 3 times, sc in last 2 st (18 st)
Row 4: 1 sc in first 2 st, inc in next st, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in next 4 st, inc in next st, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in last 2 st (24 st)
Row 5: 1 sc in first 3 st, inc in next st, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in next 7 st, inc in next st, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in last 4 st (30 st)
Cut yarn and weave in end.

Ears (Back Side)

(Make 2 In Black)

Row 1: Magic Circle, 6 sc in MC. (6 st)
Row 2: *3 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next stitch* Repeat sequence 1 time (12 st)
Row 3: 1 sc, *inc in next st* 3 times, sc in next 3 stitches, *inc in next st* 3 times, sc in last 2 st (18 st)
Row 4: 1 sc in first 2 st, inc in next st, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in next 4 st, inc in next st, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in last 2 st (24 st)
Row 5: 1 sc in first 3 st, inc in next st, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in next 7 st, inc in next st, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in last 4 st (30 st)
Don’t cut yarn, place the front side of the ear with the right side facing out on both sides of the ear and continue working the next row through the stitches of both ear sides.
Row 6: Ch1, 1 sc in first 4 st, inc in next st, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in next 10 st, inc in next st, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc in last 6 st (36 st)
Row 7: Sl st in next 5 st, leave remaining st. unworked.
Cut yarn, leave long tail for sewing. Pinch together the end of ear where your yarn tail is and sew the bottom together.
Attach ears behind eyes — around Row 22 of the head across to row 24, placed about 9-10 stitches apart as desired.

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Pinch Ear at bottom to give it a better shape

Pinch Ear at bottom to give it a better shape

Secure the pinch by sewing the pinched end together

Secure the pinch by sewing the pinched end together

 

Mane Option #1

(In Black, Option: Eyelash Yarn — If using Eyelash yarn, work the following together with 1 strand of regular black yarn)

Row 1: Ch 5, turn.
Row 2: Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (4 st)
Row 3: Ch1, sc each st across (4 st)
Repeat Row 3 until the you reach the desired length of your mane. [Note: I placed my mane starting just between the ears to where the head meets the neck, however, you can make it run further down the back if desired.]
When you’ve reached the desired length, cut yarn and leave a really long tail for sewing.
Place mane starting at Row 20 of the head and down the back of the head.

Mane Option #1 Made with Eyelash Yarn

Mane Option #1 Made with Eyelash Yarn

Placement of Mane

Placement of Mane

Mane Option #2

(In Black)

Row 1: Ch 26 (or until desired length of your mane — See Note in Mane Option #1), turn.
Row 2: Starting in second ch from hook, lpst each st across, turn (25 st)
Row 3: Ch 1, loosely slst each st across, turn [Option: If you’d rather you can sc here instead, slst just allows the two rows of lpst to sit a bit closer together] (25 st)
Row 4: Ch 1, lpst each st across (25 st)
Cut yarn, leave long tail for sewing.
Place mane starting at Row 20 of the head and down the back of the head.

Mane Option #2

Placement of Mane

 

Tail

(Worked with 1 strand of black yarn and 1 strand of white together)

Row 1: Ch 5 (Or however many to reach the desired tail length)
Cut yarn, leave tail for sewing.

Cut four 4” strands of black yarn (or you can use 2 different colors) fold in half and latch hook them to the end of the tail (Optional: You can try latching eyelash yarn to the bottom here if desired). Trim ends to desired length.

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Optional Unicorn Horn

(In Grey)

Row 1: Magic Circle, 3 sc in MC. (6 st)
Row 2: Sc each st around. (6 st)
All st in the remaining rows will be worked in the back loops of each st:
Row 3: Inc each st around (12 st)
Row 4 - Row 5: Blsc each st around (12 st)
Row 6: *sc, inc* around (18 st)
Row 7 - Row 14: Blsc each st around (12 st) [Option: You can add or subtract rows to customize the height of your horn]
Place horn between Rows 15 and 20 of the head just in front of the mane.

 
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Optional Collar

(In color of your choice)

Row 1: Ch 28 (Or long enough to wrap around and fit snugly around the neck of your zebra), Turn
Row 2: Hdc in second ch from hook and each st across.

Cut yarn, leave a tail to sew, wrap around zebra’s neck and use your tail to sew the ends together and to secure to your zebra’s neck.

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to sell your creations, I’d appreciate credit and a link back in your shop/item descriptions and I’d LOVE to see your creations so please tag #enchanthread and #ZebracornCAL in your social media posts! If you run into any issues creating this or have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment! I’m happy to demonstrate and walk through any parts on my LIVE streams. I live stream crochet 3 Days a week over on Twitch!

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