This horse and unicorn pattern includes many pictures so you can see how things should be looking as you progress (I think this helps a lot). The pattern comes with instructions for the unicorn or the horse (the only difference is the horn, really) and you can add flowers or ribbon to the finished product, if you'd like.
The finished horse or unicorn has legs that can move so that it can sit or stand. It is about 10" tall (depending on how thick your yarn is). It's perfect for kids! (I have to admit though, if you let your kid sleep with crocheted dolls and/or stuffed animals, they get all mooshed looking. So don't let your kids moosh your hard work, ok?)
Skill level: Intermediate
I have been creating crochet patterns for about 9 years. In the beginning my patterns were pretty scary, but I think all the years of practice (and forcing my kids to wear my creations) has paid off! Hopefully you think so too.