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Cute Unicorn Crochet Slippers – a free pattern

Who doesn’t know someone who needs a pair of unicorn crochet slippers?

With a simple slipper crochet pattern to cover an existing pair, just add the amigurumi unicorn head, horn, eyes and of course the mane to make a truly stunning set of slippers perfect for gifts or as a treat for yourself. 

If you’ve never ventured into creating some fun crochet slippers then these might be the ones for you. The sole and toes are simple to whip up then there’s just a little amigurumi crochet unicorn to sit atop and you’re done.

close up of amigurumi unicorn crochet slippers on a someone wearing blue jeans

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You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of the Unicorn Slipper pattern in my pattern store to download and print.

About the Unicorn Crochet Slippers Pattern

I designed these cute unicorn slippers back in 2017 and until that point I’d only ever designed crochet slippers or boots for very little feet!

My wrap around baby boots, crochet reindeer baby boots and baby ballet pumps are prime examples – I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy making for big feet but I loved it!

These unicorn ones might look a little intimidating to start with but once you break them down into the individual parts it’s easier than you might think!

How to Crochet the Unicorn Crochet Slippers

There are a few key steps to the construction of the unicorn slippers.

  1. Begin with the basic base and sole of the design and join them together to encase an existing slipper sole.
  2. Add a toe section that your amigurumi unicorn head will attach to.
  3. Create the individual parts of the crochet unicorn – the head, horn, eyes, ears, wings, tail and mane.
  4. Sew and/or crochet all the individual parts onto the crochet slippers.

The great thing about adding the unicorn head and features afterwards means that if you don’t fancy crocheting the actual slippers then you can just make the unicorn and add it to an existing pair!

If you don’t have time to make the slippers right now then make sure you pin them for later with the image below so you can come back to them when you’re ready.

pair of unicorn crochet slippers being worn by someone in jeans sitting on a bed

The Crochet Slippers Tension and Sizing Options

The slipper cover fits UK foot size 4-7 (25cm (9 3/4 in) length).

Tension (gauge) isn’t critical as the slipper cover will stretch to fit sole.

This means that if you want to cover a slightly smaller or larger slipper then this pattern should work nicely. You might need to just work to Round 7 for a smaller size but try the sole as you go and decide from there.

The wonderful news is that the amigurumi unicorn will fit pretty much any size of slipper you like! So, you can definitely just add it to a children’s slipper and it will look fabulous.

Yarn for these Unicorn Crochet Slip-ons

To make these crochet slippers I used DROPS Muskat– 100% cotton, 50g/100m. It’s a really soft and easy yarn to work with that has a great sheen making it perfect for this project.

You will need:

4 Balls of White (18)

1 Ball of each: Light Blue (02), Light Mint (20), Lilac (04), Peach (10), Light Yellow (07), and Black (17)

You will also need a spool of DROPS Glitter- 10g/700m for the glitter detail.

A great alternative yarn if you want something more natural looking and with less sheen then Cotlin DK by WeCrochet is a great option. It has a little linen in it making it feel really luxurious and comes in a lovely range of muted tones.

overhead image of person wearing unicorn crochet slippers pattern with soles together in lotus position

Other Materials You Will Need

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

Crochet Abbreviations and Glossary

ch(s) – chain(s)

ss – slip stitch

sk – skip

st(s) – stitch(es)

RS – right side

rep – repeat

bl- back loop

fl- front loop

Crochet Stitches used in the Crochet Slippers

The Unicorn Slipper Pattern uses the following crochet stitches. This might seem like an awfully long list but I know that you know most of them already so don’t worry!

Standard UK Crochet TermStandard US Crochet Term
dc – double crochetsc – single crochet
htr – half treble crochethdc – half double crochet
tr – treble crochetdc -double crochet
dtr- double treble crochettr- treble crochet
dc2tog- double crochet 2 togethersc2tog- single crochet 2 together
htr2tog- half treble crochet 2 togetherhdc2tog- half double crochet together
tr2tog- treble crochet 2 togetherdc2tog- double crochet 2 together

How to get the Unicorn Crochet Slipper Pattern

This crochet slipper pattern is a free crochet pattern in US terms on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it.

There are a few ways you can access and enjoy this crochet pattern and help support HanJan Crochet.

  1. You can find and use the crochet slipper pattern here on the blog that is supplemented with ads.
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Pattern Notes

Before we get to the pattern, there are a few important notes to make sure you read though first. These will really help to set out on the right track and avoid any mistakes.

The ch1 at the beg of a row or round does not count as a st.

Slipper tops are worked in rounds that are joined.

Add eyes, ears, horn and nose to unicorn head before sewing head to slipper base.

Use 3.5mm hook throughout unless told otherwise.

Apart from inner ears and wings, unicorn head parts are worked continuously in a spiral without closing off each round with a ss.

It may help to use a stitch marker in the first st of each round, moving it up as you work.

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Unicorn Slippers Crochet Pattern

Unicorn Slippers US Terms

Soles

Tops (MAKE 2)

Using white ch21.

Round 1 (RS): Sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 18 ch, 2sc in last ch, rotate to continue working along opposite side of chain, sc in each of next 19 ch, ss to first sc to join. [40 sts]

Round 2: Ch1, *2sc in next st, sc in each of next 18 sts 2sc in next st; rep from * once more, ss to first sc. [44 sts]

Round 3: Ch1, 2sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 12 sts, hdc in each of next 6 sts, 2dc in each of next 4 sts, hdc in each of next 6 sts, sc in each of next 12 sts, 2sc in each of next 2 sts, ss to first sc. [52 sts]

Round 4: Ch1, 2sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 14 sts, hdc in each of next 6 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in each of next 4 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 6 sts, sc in each of next 14 sts, 2sc in each of next 2 sts, ss to first sc. [60 sts]

Round 5: Ch1, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 14 sts, hdc in each of next 6 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in each of next 8 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 6 sts, sc in each of next 14 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, ss to first hdc. [72 sts]

Round 6: Ch1, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 4 sts, sc in each of next 14 sts, hdc in each of next 6 sts, dc in each of next 6 sts, 2dc in each of next 8 sts, dc in each of next 6 sts, hdc in each of next 6 sts, sc in each of next 14 sts, hdc in each of next 4 sts, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, ss to first hdc. [84 sts]

Round 7: Ch1, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 6 sts, sc in each of next 14 sts, hdc in each of next 12 sts, dc in each of next 4 sts, 2dc in each of next 8 sts, dc in each of next 4 sts, hdc in each of next 12 sts, sc in each of next 14 sts, hdc in each of next 6 sts, 2hdc in each of next 2 sts, ss to first hdc. [96 sts]

Round 8: Ch1, sc in each st around, ss to first sc. [96 sts] Fasten off.

Bottoms (make 2)

Using light yellow, ch21.

Work Round 1-8 as given for slipper top in the following colour order and changing colour on yrh of ss join.

Round 1: Light Yellow

Round 2: Light Yellow

Round 3: Peach

Round 4: Lilac

Round 5: Light Mint

Round 6: Light Blue

Round 7: White

Round 8: White

Fasten Off.

Place a slipper top and bottom over the flip-flop soles (with RS outermost) and join using White, working sc in bl of each set of sts around.

Slipper Upper (Make 2)

Identify the front 65 sts of the slipper sole and place a stitch marker at each end. With the front of the slipper sole facing you, join White to fl of the marked stitch on the right-hand side.

Row 1 (RS): Ch1, sc in fl of each st around, turn. [65 sts]

Row 2-3: Ch1, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn. [61 sts at end of Row 3]

Row 4: Ch1, sc2tog, sc in each of next 20 sts, (hdc2tog) 3 times, dc in each of next 5 sts, (hdc2tog) 3 times, sc in each of next 20 sts, sc2tog, turn. [53 sts]

Row 5: Ch1, sc2tog, sc in each of next 16 sts, (hdc2tog) 3 times, dc in each of next 5 sts, (hdc2tog) 3 times, sc in each of next 16 sts, sc2tog, turn. [45 sts]

Row 6: Ch1, sc2tog, sc in each of next 12 sts, (hdctog) 3 times, dc in each of next 5 sts, (hdc2tog) 3 times, sc in each of next 12 sts. sc2tog. [37 sts]

Row 7: Ch1, sc2tog, sc in each of next 8 sts, (hdc2tog) 3 times, dc in each of next 5 sts, (hdc2tog) 3 times, sc in each of next 8 sts, sc2tog, turn. [29 sts]

Row 8: Ch1, sc2tog, sc in each of next 4sts, (hdc2tog) 3 times, dc in each of next 5 sts, (hdc2tog) 3 times, sc in each of next 4 sts, sc2tog, turn. [21 sts]

Row 9: Ch1, sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, (dc2tog) 3 times, tr in next st, (dc2tog) 3 times, sc in each of next 2 sts, sc2tog, turn. [13 sts]

Row 10: Ch1, sc2tog, (dc2tog) twice, tr in next st, (dc2tog) twice, sc2tog. [7sts]

Cut the White felt to shape and slot into the slipper to add strength and shape. With a strand of Light Mint and Glitter held together, ss around the join of the soles. Repeat this round with Light Blue and Glitter. Ss around the edge of the Upper with Peach and Glitter, continuing the edging around the heel, and working above the edging rounds just worked. Work another edging round in the same fashion below the Light Blue round using Lilac.

person wearing unicorn crochet slippers with horns, rainbow mane and wings

Unicorn Head (make 2)

Using White, Ch2

Round 1 (RS): 6sc in second ch from hook. [6 sts]

Round 2: 2sc in each st around. [12 sts]

Round 3: (2sc in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. [18 sts]

Round 4: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts) 6 times. [24 sts]

Round 5: Sc in each st around.

Round 6: (Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts) 6 times. [18 sts]

Round 7-8: Sc in each st around.

Round 9: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts) 6 times. [24 sts]

Round 10: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts) 6 times. [30 sts]

Round 11: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts) 6 times. [36 sts]

Round 12: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts) 6 times. [42]

Round 13: sc in each st around.

Round 14: (Sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sts) 6 times. [36 sts]

Round 15: Sc in each st around.

Round 16: (Sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sts) 6 times. [30 sts]

Round 17: Sc in each st around.

Round 18: (Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts) 6 times. [24 sts]

Round 19: Sc in each st around.

Round 20: (Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts) 6 times. [18 sts]

Round 21: Sc in each st around. Stuff with toy stuffing.

Round 22: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. [12 sts]

Round 23: (Sc2tog) 6 times. [6 sts]

Fasten Off.

Outer Ear (Make 4)

Using White, Ch2.

Round 1 (RS): 3sc in second ch from hook. [3 sts]

Round 2: 2sc in each st around. [6 sts]

Round 3: (2sc in next st, sc in next st) 3 times. [9 sts]

Round 4: (2sc in next, sc in each of next 2 sts) 3 times. [12 sts]

Round 5-7: Sc in each st around.

Round 8: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 4 times. [8 sts]

Inner Ear (Make 4)

Using Peach, ch5.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in each of next 2 ch. [4 sts]

Fasten off. Sew to outer ear and shape. Sew 2 ears to each head.

Eyes (Make 4)

For the eyes, split yarn to only use 3 single strands and a 1mm hook.

Using Light Blue, ch2.

Round 1 (RS): 6sc in second ch from hook. [6 sts]

Round 2: 2sc in each st around, changing to Lilac on last yrh of last sc. [12 sts]

Round 3: (2sc in next st, sc in next st) 6 times, changing to Lilac on last yrh of last sc. [18 sts]

Round 4: (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts) 3 times, changing to White on last yrh of last sc, in White (2sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts) 3 times. [24 sts]

Pupil

Using Black, work as given for Rounds 1-2 of Eye. Fasten off. Sew Pupil to inner corner of eye. Using 2 strands of White, add pupil highlights. Sew eyes onto head, add eyelashes and nostrils using 2 strands of Black, using image as a guide.

close up of amigurumi unicorn crochet eye

Horns (Make 2)

Using Light Yellow and a strand of Glitter held together, ch2.

Round 1: 3sc in second ch from hook. [3 sts]

Round 2: 2sc in bl of each st around. [6 sts]

Round 34: Sc in bl of each st around.

Round 5: (2sc in bl of next st, sc in bl of next st) 3 times. [9 sts]

Round 6-9: Sc in bl of each st around. [9 sts]

Fasten Off and sew in place.

Wings (make 4)

Using Light Yellow and a strand of Glitter held together, ch16.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end. [15 sts]

Row 2: Ch1, sc in each of next 13 sts, turn leaving rem sts unworked. [13 sts]

Row 3: Ch1, sc in each st to end, turn.

Row 4: Ch1, sc in each of next 11 sts, turn leaving rem sts unworked. [11 sts]

Row 5: As Row 3.

Row 6: Ch1, sc in each of next 8 sts, turn leaving rem sts unworked. [8 sts]

Row 7: Ch1, sc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, 2hdc in last st, rotate to work along short side, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts. [15 sts]

Fasten off. Pinch end together and sew in place.

To Finish

Add a mane to each head by tying full strands of yarn in every colour down the back of the head. Use a fine needle to separate the strands of the yarn.

I really hope you’ve enjoyed making the unicorn crochet slippers! It’s a great crochet gift pattern to make for someone this Christmas don’t you think?

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