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.

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Rhino (Free Pattern Link)

Hello! I’m writing from the future! it’s actually the 25th of September, but I’m going to pretend I’m writing not long before you read. I think this counts as a Yarndango entry too 🙂

Today (see what I did there?) I’m actually in the middle of carting boxes over to my new house (hopefully right this second I’m sitting with a cuppa and my mysteriously quickly unpack hooks and yarn, supervising the other half being manly and shifting all the heavy things. A girl can dream right?).

Just a quicky to showcase my version of someone else’s design. A few months ago, I came across the Little Bigfoot range by Amigurumi to Go. These are some totally cute ami animals including a monkey, a giraffe, a turtle and my favourite, a hippo. So I crocheted a hippo.

Aww hippo!

But anyone who knows me well knows that my favourite animal is – the rhino!

So I added on to the design:

A simple horn and voila – rhino!


This little guy hangs on my bag now and I love him.

The pattern is really simple to follow, but challenging enough to keep you interested. There are some nice little details like sewing on toe nails (claws I assume in some of the other patterns!) and the felt inside the ears. I suggest you give it a try. The Hippo Pattern is here, and look to the the right and there’s a list of the other versions.

If you want to add a horn it’s really simple.

Ch2/ magic ring

Round 1: 4sc in second chain from hook/ centre of ring. [4]
Round2: 4sc [4]
Round 3: Dec, Dec [2]

Finish off and sew on the end of the nose.

I think that’s how I did it. If you try it and it looks odd drop me a message and I’ll have a rethink!

Go visit Amigurumi to Go too.

Since I’m moving house and have no internet access until November I won’t be able to respond to comments most likely. I will read any that get posted, and I’ll respond in time, it’ll just take me a while. Thanks for understanding!