This amazing crochet stitch has been inspired by the classic amigurumi unicorns which is very very popular. Now you can make other stuff like bags, borders, cushions, etc. with this stitch. Women duet Tejiendo Peru made this helpful tutorial. Enjoy.

DESIGNED  by Esperanza y Ana Celia Rosas
PROJECT TYPE cable stitch
CRAFT crochet
SKILL LEVEL easy

Translated by PATTERN CENTER

Materials

  • Cotton yarn
  • For the white colour background crochet: white yarn for the background and 6 different colours for the patterns
  • For the colourful background crochet: 5 different colours of the yarn for the pattern and the background

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Crochet hook of 2.0 mm
  • Stitch marker

Stitches used:

  • Ch st
  • Sc
  • Dc
  • Sl st

White colour background crochet

An initial frame

Start with a slip knot, *6 chs* rep. 3 times, 5 chs.

The rest of the work

R1: 3 chs, sk 3 chs and work 1 dc in each ch of the frame. (23)

R2: Turn the work over, 3 chs, sk 3 chs and work 1 dc in each ch of the R1. (46)

R3: Work 3 chs, sk 3 chs and work 1 dc in each ch of the R2. (69)

Place a stitch marker in the last st.

Use second colour.

R4: Work 1 ch, *1 sc in 1 ch* rep. 2 times, work 1 sc and 12 chs in 1 sc, work 1 more ch, 1 sc in 1st ch out of 12, *3 dc in next ch* rep. 10 times, work 1 sc in the 12th ch, 1 sl st in the sc where we started 12 chs, *1 sc in 1 ch of the base* rep. 5 times, repeat the pattern to have 3 patterns in total, leaving 3 chs from the base, 1 sc and 12 chs, 1 more ch, 1 sc in 1st ch out of 12, *3 dc in next ch* rep. 10 times, work 1 sc in the 12th ch, make 1 sl st in the sc where we started 12 chs, *1 sc in 1 ch of the frame* rep. 2 times. (92)

Cut the yarn and start with the white one beginning from the stitch marker.

R5: Turn the work over, work 1 ch, make 1 sl st in the last sc of R4, work 3 chs, 1 dc in the next sc of R4, 1 dc in the sc with 12 chs from R4, *1 dc in 1 ch from the base* rep. 5 times. Continue the pattern till the last group of 12 chs, work 2 dc in that sc, *1 dc in 1 ch of the base* rep. 2 times. (115)

R6: Turn the work over. Work 1 sc in each ch. (138)

R7: Work 1 sc in each ch. Place a stitch marker over there. (161)

Use another colour.

R8: Turn the work over. 1 ch, *1 sc in 1 ch* rep. 5 times, work 1 sc and 12 chs in 1 sc, work 1 more ch, 1 sc in 1st ch out of 12, *3 dc in next ch* rep. 10 times, work 1 sc in the 12th ch, 1 sl st in the sc where we started 12 chs, *1 sc in 1 ch of the base* rep. 5 times, repeat the pattern to have 4 patterns in total, leaving 5 chs from the base, *1 sc in 1 ch of the frame* rep. 5 times. (184)

Cut the yarn.

R9: 3 chs, sk 3 chs and work 1 dc in each ch of the base. (207)

R10: Turn the work over, 3 chs, sk 3 chs and work 1 dc in each ch of the R9. (230)

R11: Work 3 chs, sk 3 chs and work 1 dc in each ch of the R10. (253)

Place a stitch marker in the last st.

Use second colour.

R12: Work 1 ch, *1 sc in 1 ch* rep. 2 times, work 1 sc and 12 chs in 1 sc, work 1 more ch, 1 sc in 1st ch out of 12, *3 dc in next ch* rep. 10 times, work 1 sc in the 12th ch, 1 sl st in the sc where we started 12 chs, *1 sc in 1 ch of the base* rep. 5 times, repeat the pattern to have 3 patterns in total, leaving 3 chs from the base, 1 sc and 12 chs, 1 more ch, 1 sc in 1st ch out of 12, *3 dc in next ch* rep. 10 times, work 1 sc in the 12th ch, make 1 sl st in the sc where we started 12 chs, *1 sc in 1 ch of the frame* rep. 2 times. (276)

Cut the yarn and start with the white one beginning from the stitch marker.

R13: Turn the work over, work 1 ch, make 1 sl st in the last sc of R12, work 3 chs, 1 dc in the next sc of R4, 1 dc in the sc with 12 chs from R12, *1 dc in 1 ch from the base* rep. 5 times. Continue the pattern till the last group of 12 chs, work 2 dc in that sc, *1 dc in 1 ch of the base* rep. 2 times. (299)

R14: Turn the work over. Work 1 sc in each ch. (322)

R15: Work 1 sc in each ch. Place a stitch marker over there. (345)

Use another colour.

R16: Turn the work over. 1 ch, *1 sc in 1 ch* rep. 5 times, work 1 sc and 12 chs in 1 sc, work 1 more ch, 1 sc in 1st ch out of 12, *3 dc in next ch* rep. 10 times, work 1 sc in the 12th ch, 1 sl st in the sc where we started 12 chs, *1 sc in 1 ch of the base* rep. 5 times, repeat the pattern to have 4 patterns in total, leaving 5 chs from the base, *1 sc in 1 ch of the frame* rep. 5 times. (368)

R17: 3 chs, sk 3 chs and work 1 dc in each ch of the base. (391)

R18: Turn the work over, 3 chs, sk 3 chs and work 1 dc in each ch of the R17. (414)

R19: Work 3 chs, sk 3 chs and work 1 dc in each ch of the R18. (437)

Place a stitch marker in the last st.  Use second colour.

R20: Work 1 ch, *1 sc in 1 ch* rep. 2 times, work 1 sc and 12 chs in 1 sc, work 1 more ch, 1 sc in 1st ch out of 12, *3 dc in next ch* rep. 10 times, work 1 sc in the 12th ch, 1 sl st in the sc where we started 12 chs, *1 sc in 1 ch of the base* rep. 5 times, repeat the pattern to have 3 patterns in total, leaving 3 chs from the base, 1 sc and 12 chs, 1 more ch, 1 sc in 1st ch out of 12, *3 dc in next ch* rep. 10 times, work 1 sc in the 12th ch, make 1 sl st in the sc where we started 12 chs, *1 sc in 1 ch of the frame* rep. 2 times. (460)

Cut the yarn and start with the white one beginning from the stitch marker.

R21: Turn the work over, work 1 ch, make 1 sl st in the last sc of R20, work 3 chs, 1 dc in the next sc of R4, 1 dc in the sc with 12 chs from R20, *1 dc in 1 ch from the base* rep. 5 times. Continue the pattern till the last group of 12 chs, work 2 dc in that sc, *1 dc in 1 ch of the base* rep. 2 times. (483)

R22: Turn the work over. Work 1 sc in each ch. (506)

R23: Work 1 sc in each ch. Place a stitch marker over there. (529)

Use another colour.

R24: Turn the work over. 1 ch, *1 sc in 1 ch* rep. 5 times, work 1 sc and 12 chs in 1 sc, work 1 more ch, 1 sc in 1st ch out of 12, *3 dc in next ch* rep. 10 times, work 1 sc in the 12th ch, 1 sl st in the sc where we started 12 chs, *1 sc in 1 ch of the base* rep. 5 times, repeat the pattern to have 4 patterns in total, leaving 5 chs from the base, *1 sc in 1 ch of the frame* rep. 5 times. (552)

R25: Work using the white colour 1 dc in each ch from the base. This R is optional.

Details of the colourful background crochet

Change colour each 4R. each R turn the work over, cut the yarn every 4R.

Measurements of the white colour background crochet

  • 29 cm x 15 cm
  • 75 g
  • 65 chs (10 patterns)
  • 25R (3 patterns of 8R + optional ending R25)

Measurements of the colourful background crochet

  • Use crochet of 3.5 mm
  • 95 g
  • 22 cm x 19 cm
  • 35 chs (5 patterns)
  • 16R (2 patterns) and 4R more + optional ending R.

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