Make these fun Zombie Unicorn Fingerless Mittens using crochet Granny Squares and an easy front-post and back-post treble (US dc) technique for the ribbing. A quirky and fun gift that is quick and easy to make for Halloween or all year round!!
I made these for my Colour Pop Craft Swap Bright-o-Ween partner as part of her gift package and they are just so fun I wanted to share how to make them!
The body of them is made using the humble Granny Square and they work up super fast - great for last minute gifts or as a treat for yourself!!
You will need:
- 5mm crochet hook
- Aran weight yarn
- DK yarn
- Yarn needle
- 2 buttons
- Stitch marker
As with all my patterns, there are no set rules! Pick your own colours, yarn weights and change up a stitch if you want to. Embracing and celebrating your own creativity is what makes Fibre Art so awesome!!
If you need any help, please don't hesitate to get in touch on Instagram @setfreemygypsys0ul, in the comments below or across social media.
How to make Zombie Unicorn Fingerless Mitts, free crochet pattern:
Crochet terms in both UK and US terminology below! Enjoy!
tc = treble crochet (US double)
dc = double crochet (US single)
htc = half treble crochet (US hdc = half double crochet)
ch = chain
st sp = stitch space - space between stitches
ss = slip stitch
FO = fasten off
bptc = back post treble crochet (US = back post double crochet)
fptc = front post treble crochet (US = front post double crochet)
To make the granny square body (make 4 alike):
R1: Start with a magic loop and ch3 as 1st tc (US dc)
11tc (US dc) into the loop. Join with ss.
R2: ch3 as 1st tc (US dc).
(2tc, ch2, 3tc) into the same st sp. (US = 2dc, ch2, 3dc)
Tc (US dc) into next 2 st sp.
Repeat [ (3tc, ch2, 3 tc), 1tc into the next 2 st sp] 3 times. Join with ss. (US = [ (3dc, ch2, 3dc, 1dc ])
R3: Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc)
Tc (US dc) into the next st sp then (3tc, ch2, 3tc) and 1tc into the next 7 st sp. (US = [ (3dc, ch2, 3dc,) 1dc ]
Repeat [ (3tc, ch2, 3tc) in each ch-2 sp, tc in each st sp] to end. oin with ss and FO.
Place 2 granny squares on top of eachother, RS facing in.
Insert hook through both top right ch-2 sp and join yarn.
Ch1 as 1st dc (US sc). Dc (US sc) into the same st sp.
Dc (US sc) into the next 12 st sp along the top.
2dc (US sc) into top left ch-2 sp. Join with ss and FO.
In remaining 2 ch-2 sp, make 2dc (Us sc) stitches and FO or sew.
Repeat with other 2 grannies.
To make ribbed crochet cuff:
The cuffs are made using front post and back post tc (US dc) stitches... this might sound scary if you've not done it before but it's so easy!
To make the fptc (US fpdc) you make the tc (US dc) stitch as normal but insert your hook through the front of the tc (US dc) stitch from the previous round instead of the st sp.
And to make the bptc (US bpdc) you insert it through the back of the stitch form the previous round and then complete the stitch.
R1: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc). Tc (US dc) into each st sp to end. Join with ss.
R2: Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc).
Fptc (US fpdc) into the 1st R1 tc (US dc).
Now bptc (US bpdc) into the next R1 tc (US dc) stitch.
Repeat [ fptc, bptc ] to end. Join with ss.
R3-4: Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc. Repeat R 2.
R5: Ch1 as 1st dc (US sc). Dc (US sc) into each st sp. Join with ss and FO.
Repeat on other mitt
Join new yarn in any st sp. Ch1 as 1st dc (US sc). Dc (US sc) into each st sp. Join with ss and FO.
R1: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch2 as 1st htc (US hdc). Htc (US hdc) into each st sp. Join with ss.
R2: Ch 1 as 1st dc. (US sc). Dc (US sc) into each st sp. Join with ss and FO.
Repeat on other mitt
To make the ears (make 4 alike):
R1: Start with a magic loop and ch1 as 1st dc (US sc).
5 dc (US sc) into the loop. Join with ss.
R2: Ch2 as 1st htc (US hdc). (htc, ch2, 2htc) into the same st sp to form 1st corner. (US hdc)
Htc (US hdc) into next st sp.
Repeat [ (2 htc, ch2, 2htc), htc] to end. Join with ss. (US hdc)
R3: Ch2 as 1st htc. Repeat [ htc into each st sp, (2htc, ch1, 2htc) into each ch-2 sp ] to end. Join with ss and FO. (US hdc)
Join bottom 2 corners together using ss or sew.
To make the Horn (make 2 alike, worked in a spiral, use st marker to keep track):
R1: Magic loop and ch1 as 1st dc (US sc)
5 dc (US sc) into the loop. Tighten.
R2- 8: Dc (US sc) into each st sp to end. FO.
Now sew ears and horn onto the top cuffs of your mitts using yarn needle and simple back-stitch.
To make the mane:
With 8 strands of different coloured DK, or strands of rainbow coloured yarn, make 6 tassels for each mitt.
Using your crochet hook, pull your tassels through the stitches of R1 of your top cuff.
Trim to size.
To embroider Zombie Unicorn face! Super fun!!
With yarn needle and DK yarn, sew on 1 button to each mitt as an eye.
Make an X for the other eye.
Embroider nostrils, and cheek definition. Add a heart to the forehead.
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