Ice Cream Rhino-corn

We all know unicorns are beautiful, magical creatures, worthy of praise and admiration.

And so are rhinos.

Rhinos are my absolute favourite animal. I love them because they’re big and lumbering, but if you see them up close they are actually super graceful and gentle. Also, they are discount unicorns.

And how do you make a unicorn from a rhino?

Just add ice cream!

 

Fact: Rhinos are Unicorns that ate a lot of Ice Cream. Make your own after the jump.

The Essentials:

Hook: 3.5mm

Yarn: DK or Worsted Weight in grey/blue, white, brown/gold and pink.

Also needed: Two 6 mm safety eyes

Finished Size: approx 3″ tall

Terms (US Terminology):

Sc = Single Crochet

Ch = Chain

INC = Increase

DEC = Decrease

SL ST = Slip Stitch

FO = Finish Off

BLO = Back loops only (adds a 90 degree turn to the work)

FLO = Front loops only (adds a rim for attaching a new colour)

Dc = Double Crochet

Head 

Magic Ring in grey/blue

Round 1: 6sc into centre of magic ring [6]
Round 2: INC around [12]
Round 3: {1sc, INC} repeat around [18]
Round 4: {2sc, INC} repeat around [24]
Round 5: {3sc, INC} repeat around [30]
Round 6 – 10: Sc around [30]
Round 11: {3sc, DEC} repeat around [24]
Round 12: {2sc, DEC} repeat around [18]

Add safety eyes between rows 10 and 11 or wherever you think cutest.

Leave the yarn attached, but stuff firmly.

Round 13: {1sc, DEC} repeat around [12]
Round 14: {1sc, INC} repeat around [18]
Round 15: {2sc, INC} repeat around [24]
Round 16: Dec around [12]

FO leaving a tail for sewing. Sew the gap shut horizontal to the eyes.

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Ears (x2)

In grey/blue, leave a tail for sewing and Ch3

Row 1: Turn and Sc along [2]

FO leaving a tail for sewing.

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Sew in place on the head, just above the eyes.

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Body

Magic Ring in grey/blue

Round 1: 6sc into centre of magic ring [6]
Round 2: INC around [12]
Round 3: {1sc, INC} repeat around [18]
Round 4: {2sc, INC} repeat around [24]
Round 5-6: Sc around [24]
Round 7: {2sc, DEC} repeat around [18]
Round 8: Sc around [18]

Stuff firmly

Round 9: DEC around [9]

FO leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew in place under the head.

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Legs / Arms (x4)

Magic Ring in grey /blue

Round 1: 6sc into centre of magic ring [6]
Round 2: {1sc, INC} around [9]
Round 3: Sc around BLO [9]
Round 4-5: Sc around [9]

FO leaving long tails for sewing and sew in place.

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You can run one tail through to the Rhino-corn’s butt if you want a tail!

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Horn

Magic Ring in white

Round 1: 4sc into centre of magic ring [4]
Round 2: {1sc, INC} around [6]
Round 3: {1sc, INC} around [9]

FO leaving a tail for sewing and sew it on the snozz!

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Ice Cream

Cone:

Magic Ring in brown/gold

Round 1: 4sc into centre of magic ring [4]
Round 2: {1sc, INC} around [6]
Round 3: {1sc, INC} around [9]
Round 4: {2sc, INC} around [12]
Round 5: Sc around FLO [12]

Cut the yarn and weave in the tail

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Ice cream ball:

In pink:

Attach the yarn to one of the loops left by the FLO stitches in Round 4. Continue:

Round 6: Sc around (in back loops) [12]
Round 7: Sc around [12]
Round 8: {Sc, INC} around [18]

Stuff firmly

Round 9: DEC around [9]

Melt:

Continue in pink:

Round 10: Sc around FLO [12]
Round 11: {Sc, INC} around [18]
Round 12: {Dc, SL ST, SL ST} around [18]

Leave a long tail and weave it back up to about the melt (Round 10) for sewing.

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Pop the Ice Cream on your head and dance around. Now remove it and sew it to the Rhino-corn’s head.

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Enjoy your Rhino-corn and remember – we are all just fat Unicorns, and that’s ok because we’re still magically underneath it all.

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