Crochet Unicorn Frappuccino

Did you get to enjoy a Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino?

Alas, I totally missed out.  *kicksrocks*  But, I’m putting on my Optimistic Pants™ and hoping Starbucks brings this drink back for all of the brokenhearted kiddos (and grownups like me) who didn’t manage to get their mitts on this fruity sugar bomb in a cup.

If you didn’t get to enjoy a Unicorn Frappuccino either, you can still have an Instagram worthy beverage that a) has zero calories; b) never melts; c) smiles back at you; and d) can be had without waiting in a mahoosive line.  With a little yarn, a plastic cup, and some miscellaneous odds and ends, a crochet Unicorn Frappuccino can be yours in a couple of hours!

To Make a Crochet Unicorn Frappuccino, You’ll Need:

  • Unicorn Frappuccino flavored worsted weight yarn (I used some pink, turquoise, and white I Love This Yarn)
  • Skein of pink variegated embroidery floss
  • Small bit of black embroidery floss
  • Size G and E crochet hooks
  • 12mm safety eyes
  • Stuffing
  • 1 16 oz. plastic cup
  • Drinking straw

Pattern Notes:

This pattern is written using US crochet terms, and is worked in continuous rounds (2 pieces – the cup and the whipped cream).  It’s easy enough for a beginner – the trickiest part is joining the whipped cream to the cup.

Magical Crochet Unicorn Frappuccino Pattern

First:  Crochet the Cup

The crochet Unicorn Frappuccino is worked from bottom of cup to top.

  1. With pink yarn, make a magic loop, sc 6 into ML (6)
  2. inc around (12)
  3. sc, inc around (18)
  4. sc 2, inc around (24)
  5. sc 3, inc around (30)
  6. In back loops only, sc around (30)
  7. sc around (30)
  8. sc around (30)
  9. sc 4, inc around (36)
  10. sc around (36)
  11. sc around (36)
  12. sc 5, inc around (42)
  13. sc around (42)
  14. sc around (42)
  15. sc around (42)
  16. sc around (42)
  17. sc around (42)
  18. [sl st, sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st], repeat [ ] around (42)
  19. Join turquoise yarn; hdc, sc, sl st, sc, hdc, dc, [dc, hdc, sc, sl st, sc, hdc, dc], repeat [ ] to last stitch, dc (42)
  20. [sl st, sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st], repeat [ ] around (42)
  21. Break turquoise yarn and join pink yarn; hdc, sc, sl st, sc, hdc, dc, [dc, hdc, sc, sl st, sc, hdc, dc], repeat [ ] to last stitch, dc (42)
  22. sc around (42)
  23. sc around (42)
  24. Break yarn and weave in ends.

Second:  Make The Face

  1. Carefully cut the top of your plastic cup off so that it is even with the top of your crochet cup. I cut my cup along this line:

Use a Solo cup for inside crochet Unicorn Frappuccino!

  1. Decide where you’d like to place the safety eyes, and push a pen through the spaces to mark the spots on the cup where you’ll need to poke holes for the posts.
  2. Insert safety eyes and stitch the mouth and any other details.
  3. Poke small holes through your cup (I used a corkscrew).
  4. Lining up the holes with the safety eye posts, place the plastic cup inside the crochet cup. This will be a tight fit (you want it to be snug, not floppy around the cup) so you may have to do a little gentle stretching and tugging to get the cup all the way in.

Third:  Crochet the Whipped Cream

Worked from the top of whipped cream to the bottom.  hdc inc = work 2 hdc into same stitch (being super specific for clarity 😉)

  1. With white yarn, make a magic loop, sc 6 into ML (6)
  2. From this point forward, work all stitches in the back loops only.
  3. hdc two sts into each st around (12)
  4. hdc, hdc inc around (18)
  5. hdc, hdc inc around (27)
  6. hdc 2, hdc inc around (36)
  7. hdc around (36)
  8. [5 hdc, hdc inc] x 6 (42)
  9. [3 hdc, hdc inc] x 10, 2 hdc (52)
  10. [4 hdc, hdc inc] x 10, 2 hdc (62)
  11. Do not break yarn!
  12. Using pink variegated embroidery floss and size E crochet hook, join floss to top center of whipped cream (leave a long enough tail to weave in).
  13. Following the spiral of the ridge created by crocheting in back loops, loosely sc in each stitch around the curve of the spiral. When you’re done it should look like this:

Magical rainbow powder on crochet Unicorn Frappuccino

  1. Weave in the ends of the floss.

Last:  Assembly

  • You’ll notice that the whipped cream edge has 20 more stitches than the cup. This is ok!
  • The best time to insert the stuffing is when the whipped cream is about ¾ of the way joined. Be sure to put enough stuffing in to fill the whipped cream!  =)
  • Attach the whipped cream to the top row of the cup following this pattern:  sc, (1 sc, dec) x 20, sc  (To decrease while you’re joining, insert the hook through the whipped cream, then through the cup; yarn over and pull yarn through both cup and whipped cream; then insert hook through next stitch in whipped cream, yarn over, and pull loop through.)
  • Cut your drinking straw to the desired length and push it through one of the spaces in the whipped cream.
  • Enjoy!

Isn't this spiral just so magical?

When I got done making my crochet Unicorn Frappuccino, I started thinking about all of the different drinks I could make with this pattern!  Using coffee colored yarns, I could make my favorite:  Mocha Coconut Frappuccino!  Pastel green and light brown could make a Mint Chocolate Frappuccino.  Light pink and white could be a strawberry cream.  So.  Many.  Options.  I am a huge fan of Frappuccinos in the summer so I expect you’ll be seeing more of these.

If you make a crochet Unicorn Frappuccino or other tasty beverage I’d love to see yours!  Tag me on Instagram (@jensalittleloopy) if you share it over there!

What’s your favorite Starbucks drink?  Did you get to enjoy one of the coveted and hard to come by Unicorn Frappuccinos?

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Magical Crochet Unicorn Frappuccino Pattern

XOXO,

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