5 Little Monsters: Crocheted Unicorn Purse

Crocheted Unicorn Purse

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After I made a mermaid purse to go along with my mermaid pencil bag I decided I also needed to make a unicorn purse to go along my unicorn pencil bag. I made the mermaid version to match pretty closely with the pencil bag, but this time I kind of changed things up a little more. However, you could make them match more if you want.

I made the main portion of the purse very similar to the mermaid purse, minus the fin. Then I added appliqué pieces and embroidery to make it look like a unicorn, similar to what I did with the pencil bag. In fact the ears and horn are made exactly the same as the pencil bag.

The pieces that are different on the purse are that I crocheted eyes instead of just embroidering them, and instead of flowers I used little curly-q's to make mane pieces. If you prefer the sleepy eyes and/or the flowers you could easily switch them out following the instructions in the pencil bag pattern.

I also made the final round along the top of the bag and also the strap out of a contrasting yarn, I used a variegated yarn that I thought looked like unicorn mane colors, I used that same yarn for the curly mane pieces.

It is a small child size purse, just the right size for holding little treasures.

How to Crochet a Unicorn Purse

You will need:



The purse is worked in the round from the bottom up, the strap is worked onto the top of the bag, the other pieces are made separately and sewn on. 

Turning chains do not count as a stitch unless otherwise indicated

Begin with a magic ring

Round 1: in mr, ch 2, 10 idc, sl st to first st to join (10 hdc)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in each stitch around, sl st to first hdc to join (20 hdc)

Round 3: ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in next] repeat around, sl st to first hdc to join (30 hdc)

Round 4: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, sl st to first hdc to join (30 hdc)

Round 5: ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in next 2] repeat around, sl st to first hdc to join (40 hdc)

Round 6: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, sl st to first hdc to join (40 hdc)

Round 7-19: ch 2, hdc in each stitch, sl st to first hdc to join (40 hdc)

Round 20: switch to variegated yarn, ch 1, sc in each stitch, sl st in first stitch to join (40 sc)

next you will make the strap (you can make it as long or short as you want depending on whether you want a handle, a shoulder strap, or a crossbody strap, keep in mind that it will stretch and lengthen with time

Row 1: ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 3 stitches (3 sc)

Row 2-87: (or until desired length is reached): ch 1, turn, 3 sc (3 sc)

finish off and cut yarn leaving a tail for sewing, find the 3 stitches directly across from the 3 at the beginning of the strap (there should be 17 stitches in between the strap on each side), making sure not to twist the strap sew it into those 3 stitches


make 2 with yellow yarn

ch 10

sl st in first ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2, dc in next 2, tr in next 3

Finish off and cut yarn on the first one, on the second leave the yarn attached at the end and continue with the next step

Place the 2 yellow horns one on top of the other, continue working by ch 1, sc across the bottom of the horns working through both layers, turn and sc evenly up one side, work 3 sc in the tip of the horn, sc back down the other side, sl st to first sc, finish off, cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing


make 4: 2 white, 2 pink

ch 6

Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from the hook, hdc in each st to the end (4 hdc)

Row 2: ch 2, turn, hdc2tog twice (2 hdc)

Row 3: ch 2, turn, hdc2tog (1 hdc)

finish off, cut yarn

place 1 white and 1 pink ear together, sc around the sides of the ear working through both layers, finish off, cut yarn, leaving long tail for sewing, repeat with the other set


in mr, ch 2, 8 hdc, sl st to first hdc to join (8 hdc)

finish off and cut yarn, leaving long tail for sewing

Mane Curls

make 2

ch 10, 2 sc in each ch, ch 10, 2 sc in each ch, finish off leaving long tails for sewing


Sew the horn to the center top of the bag, sew the 2 ears slightly lower and to each side of the horn, sew the eyes below that, adding eyelashes to the side, stitch a little white highlight on each eye (I used the same yarn tails I used to sew on the ears), stitch little nostrils in black near the bottom of the bag, sew the 2 mane curls on either side of the horn

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