Cute Unicorn Crochet Bag: Free Crochet Pattern

Are you as obsessed with unicorns as I am? Or maybe you have a unicorn fan that you know? Then this is exactly the crochet purse pattern you need in your life! Introducing the Unicorn Purse, the latest free crochet pattern on my blog that is a simple and adorable crochet unicorn bag that’s super adorable. It makes an awesome trick or treat bag, crochet purse for girls, and a cute accessory to add to your wardrobe!

Inspiration

My inspiration for this cute crochet unicorn purse came from my love of unicorns. If something has a unicorn on it then I want it. It’s pretty much guaranteed that I love anything unicorn! So I tried to infuse some of my love of unicorns into this bag design. I wanted it to be a crochet purse that could be used for all sorts of occasions: as a trick or treat bag, easter basket, fun accessory, or crochet purse for young girls. I absolutely love how it turned out!

Construction

To make this unicorn purse, I tried to have the construction be as simple as possible. The main part of the purse is crocheted in the round using single crochet stitches, and then the other pieces are crocheted separately and added on after. The only technique you need to know how to do is the magic circle, otherwise this pattern uses basic crocheting in the round techniques.

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The Yarn

To make this adorable crochet unicorn bag, I used some amazing t-shirt yarn that the Etsy shop Knitznpurlz sent me. If you’ve never tried t-shirt yarn you totally need to grab a skein of hers! She makes all of it herself out of the softest cotton fabric, and it has such amazing stitch definition and durability. I love how sturdy it makes this bag, and it doesn’t even stretch when I put something in it! She also has a ton of amazing colors to offer along with some patterned/variegated yarns. Click here to check out her shop! If you don’t want to use this yarn, you could also substitute it with any weight 6 super bulky yarn. For ease and durability, I highly recommend this one, but you can also use something from your stash.

Other fun patterns!

If you want some other fun bags you can use as trick or treat bags for Halloween, two of my crochet designer friends have created some other cute patterns! We try to do a pattern challenge each month, and for our October theme we made Trick or Treat Bags! You can find both of their patterns below:

Supplies:

  • Super Bulky Weight 6 yarn in three colors (such as Knitznpurlz t-shirt yarn):
    • Pink – 50 yards (I used Knitznpurlz pink, available here.)
    • Cream – 50 yards (I used Knitznpurlz cream, available here.)
    • Yellow – 20 yards
  • Worsted Weight 4 yarn in 4 colors:
    • Yellow – 10 yards
    • Purple – 10 yards
    • Orange – 10 yards
    • Black – 2 yards
  • Size J 6mm crochet hook
  • Size M/N 9mm crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Handful of polyester fiberfill
  • scissors

Abbreviations:

  • Sc = single crochet
  • Ch = chain
  • St = stitch
  • Rnd = round
  • ( ) = stitch count at end of round
  • * * = repeat everything between
  • sk = skip

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern uses US crochet terminology
  • Grab a copy of the discounted premium ad free PDF version of this pattern available for just $2, which include step by step photo tutorials for the assembly!
  • Want to avoid crochet mistakes while crocheting this pattern? Learn how to avoid them with my blog post: 10 Mistakes Common Mistakes Crocheters Make and How to Avoid Them.
  • I recommend reading through the entire pattern before starting to make sure that you fully understand the pattern.
  • Pattern is made in multiple pieces that are sewn together.
  • This pattern uses the magic circle technique. If you’ve never done the magic circle before, check out my video tutorial on my Youtube Channel at: How to Crochet the Magic Circle.

Unicorn Crochet Bag Pattern:

Main bag:

Starting with pink yarn and 9mm hook.

Rnd 1: Sc 5 into magic ring (5)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each sc around (10)

Rnd 3: *Sc 1, sc 2 in next st, repeat from * 4 more times (15)

Rnd 4: *Sc 2, sc 2 in next st, repeat from * 4 more times (20)

Rnd 5: *Sc 3, sc 2 in next st, repeat from * 4 more times (25)

Rnd 6: *Sc 4, sc 2 in next st, repeat from * 4 more times (30)

Rnd 7: *Sc 5, sc 2 in next st, repeat from * 4 more times (35)

Rnd 8: Sc 35 (35)

Rnd 9: *Sc 6, sc 2 in next st, repeat from * 4 more times (40)

Switch to cream yarn on last st of round 9.

Rnd 10-17: Sc 40

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Ears: Make 2

Using pink yarn and 9mm hook.

Rnd 1: sc 4 in magic circle (4)

Rnd 2: sc 2 in each sc around (8)

Rnd 3: sc 8 (8)

 

Horn:

Using yellow super bulky yarn and 9mm hook.

Rnd 1: sc 4 in magic circle (4)

Rnd 2: sc 4 (4)

Rnd 3: sc 2 in each sc around (8) 

Rnd 4-7: sc 8 (8)

 

Flowers: Make 3

Using worsted weight yarn and 6mm hook.

Ch 26, starting in second ch from hook, sc 1, *sk 1, dc 5 in next ch, sk 1, sc 1, repeat from * to end of chain.

I made 3 flowers, each a different color of worsted weight yarn.

 

Mane:

Cut 30 strands of yarn in the same colors you used for you flowers. I made each of my strands a foot and a half long. Then tie in a knot and attach to the back of the bag.

Strap:

This strap is super customizable to be whatever length and thickness you want it to. You can have it be just one strand of chain stitches, or do two strands that are twisted together. You can also do a row of sc stitches to make it even thicker. Here’s how I made my strap:

Ch 50, fasten off, then sew each end to the sides of the purse.

 

Assembly:

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  1. To finish the flowers before sewing them on, you roll up the flower piece you made to look more like a flower.
  2. Secure the flower together by sewing a few times through the bottom till it stays together.
  3. Then place the ears and horn at the top of the front of the bag, and pin in place.
  4. Then sew all of the pieces on where you’ve pinned them.
  5. Sew the ends of the strap to each side of the bag (one end on each side).
  6. Stitch on the eyes, nostrils, and mouth with black yarn as pictured in the main photo.
  7. Take all of the pieces of the main that you cut and gather them together.
  8. Holding all of the pieces begin to form a knot.
  9. Pull all of the strands through the loop to make a knot, and pull it tight.
  10. Once all of the pieces are together, sew the mane onto the unicorn bag by sewing the head of the knot onto the bag.

Fasten off and weave in all the ends. Then you’re done!

I hope you love your brand new Unicorn Purse! If you make a Unicorn Purse of your own, be sure to tag me on social media @eclairemakery on Instagram and Facebook. I’d love to share your photos! I can’t wait to see the awesome unicorns that you crochet!

Happy stitching,

~Claire

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Elizabeth | 3rd Oct 19

    Hi Claire, I love this new pattern. It’s so cute! But I noticed in the main bag part of the pattern, it doesn’t say how many times to repeat Round 10. Please clarify this.

    • Claire Goodale | 3rd Oct 19

      Thank you for catching that! I just fixed it! Glad you like the pattern!

  2. Chalyn | 3rd Oct 19

    Very cute! I bet it works up super quickly.

    • Claire Goodale | 3rd Oct 19

      It does! The bulky yarn makes it a really fast project!

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