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Melly Teddy Ragdoll Rainbow Unicorn Part 6

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Melly Teddy Ragdoll Rainbow Unicorn Part 6

The Melly Teddy Ragdoll Rainbow Unicorn Part 6 is a free crochet along.

The  Melly Teddy Ragdoll Rainbow Unicorn is adorable and perfect to crochet for babies and small children.  Make a super cute Melly Teddy Ragdoll Rainbow Unicorn for that special small person in your life.  They are fun and easy to make, are soft and snugly, perfect for babies and children.  My special human is 5 and she just loves her Melly Teddies. In Part 6 we will bring your Rainbow Unicorn to life.

“Let’s paint with yarn…”

 

 

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CAL STARTS 8 November 2019:

PREAMBLE

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Size: approx 46 cm (18 inches) from the top of the head to the toes.

Skill: Easy to Intermediate – stitches will range from easy to slightly more advanced – but I have links to photo tutorials in the pattern if you need help.

What you will crochet: A magical unicorn with a lightly stuffed head, hands and feet, flat body and ears, with cute rainbow mane, tail and applique on the body, so a bit of a cross between a soft toy and a lovey blanket.  The pattern includes instructions for both the girl and the boy.

PATTERN

RAINBOW UNICORN PART 6 – BOY & GIRL

You have made all the different body parts and motifs, now to bring your Melly Teddy to life.

You do not need to follow these instructions exactly, it is just the way I like to put mine together, so is a suggestion only – the idea is to have FUN with the design, use your imagination and make yours unique.

Helpful hint: before you attach the arms etc to the body, lay the body flat making sure that the seam is lying to one side of the body and not at the back – the reason I designed the body like this is so that the seam is not as noticeable as when it is at the back.

ATTACHING ARMS

I slip stitch the arms to the top of the body over rows 2-4 of the top of the body.  Lay body flat and attach to the side, remember to have the seam from your arm “underneath” the arm so that it is hidden.  To make the join firm, I slip stitch along both sides of the arm, using the loop from the single crochet round, cut yarn, and weave in ends.

ATTACHING LEGS & JOINING DRESS/BOTTOM OF PANTS

Girl

Lay the body flat, and place the legs between the 3 and 4 shell, leave shell 5 and 6, and place second leg between shell 7 and 8, then using the long tail from the end of the last row of the body slip stitch the shells together, then through the leg and body, making sure you secure the leg in place, and then slip stitch to the end of the shells, cut yarn, and weave in ends.

 

Boy

Lay the body flat, and place each leg in the centre of each pants bottom, using the long thread, carefully slip stitch the bottom of the pants, until you get to the where the leg is and then slip stitch through the pants and the leg.  Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Girl and boy – slip stitch the horseshoes to the feet and hands.

ATTACHING MANE, EARS & HORN

The ears are a bit trickier and can be finicky – you need to place the ears and horn where you would like it on the head, and then using the long tail from the horn and ears stitch to the head and like the arms, I slip stitch around the entire ear, cut yarn and weave in ends.  You can use a disappearing ink marker to draw where you want the ears and horn or use stitch markers to pin in place before you stitch them on.

 

Using a ruler and disappearing ink marker draw a rectangle on the head as a guide for where to root the mane. Cut as many colours and strands as you want approximately 12 cm long (I have a piece of cardboard cut to the length I want and wind my yarn around it), I took two strands of each colour to make each hair “follicle”.  Fold one or two strands of yarn in half, insert your hook under a stitch on the head.  Use your hook to catch your yarn strand and pull though a loop, then pull the ends of the strand through the loop and repeat until you have covered the rectangle and you are happy with how thick your mane is.

ATTACHING ALL THE MOTIFS & TAIL

Slip stitch all the motifs onto the body – I place the heart in the at the back where unicorns have a cutie mark, and then place the rainbow in the middle of the body, place the clouds and the sun on either side of the rainbow and use the long tails to attach to the body.  Cut yarn and weave in the ends.

I take one strand of each colour from the rainbow, approximately 30 cm, place them all together, fold them in half and then insert my hook under a stitch on the body (where you would imagine the unicorn’s bum is 😊).  I use my hook to catch all the yarn strands and pull through one side.  Then I cut a piece of yarn and wind it very tightly around all the yarn strands, and weave in the ends.

ATTACHING THE HEAD AND MAKING THE NOSTRILS/ADDING FLOWER TO GIRL

I like to add the head last, because this is the most important join, and this is the last thing you do before your Melly Teddy Ragdoll comes to life, this is my favorite part.  I use a disappearing ink marker to mark where I want my head to be placed, you can use stitch markers or pins, to help you.  Slip stitch the neck opening, like you did the arms and the fee, then lie your body flat, and make sure that the middle of the head is exactly joined to the middle of the body, otherwise it will look funny, and lie skew.  Then using the long tail left from the ending of the head, slip stitch the body to the head, on both sides, cut yarn and weave in.

 

Cut a strand of colour (A) yarn approximately 20 cm long, insert your needle through the back opening of the heard sew the two spots where your safety eyes are placed, pull strand taut until you create the indent you are wanting, then fasten off both ends and weave in your ends.

Use the long tail to stitch the rose together by rolling it and then attach to the head – I placed it next to the horn, then attach the leaf by adding it and stitching it under the roses outside petals.  I leave it to “stand” up slightly.

I use black thread and make a French knot on the nose – approximately 5 rows from the middle of the nose (the chain row), approximately 9 sts apart. 

Then attach the head to the body, make sure that the middle of the head is exactly joined to the middle of the body, otherwise it will look funny, and lie skew. Then using the long tail left from the ending of the head, slip stitch the body to the head, on both sides, cut yarn and weave in.

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