Horse Toy Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Oct 10



Welcome back to my blog my friends!


We all know that handmade gifts are the most appreciated ones, right?

So if you are thinking about making special Christmas presents for your loved ones, it is definitely time to start planning and looking for cute crochet projects!


What about this adorable Horse Toy on wheels!?

It is such a quick and super easy to work project. You can create something unique by matching different kind of yarns and colors and choosing your favorite buttons!


If sewing is not your thing, this project is right for you, since the legs, the body and the head are worked as one piece. Only the ears and the buttons are sewn to the horse in a second time.


So, grab your hook and yarn and let's have some fun together!!

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Here's the FREE pattern!


YARN: worsted yarn (4) in brick color; super bulky yarn (6) in brown color

MATERIALS: 3 mm crochet hook; polyester fiber fill; yarn needle; two 6mm plastic safety eyes; four wooden button (3.5 cm diameter)

DIMENSION: H. 7” x L. 7.5” (18 x 19 cm)

ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), fasten off (F/O)

SKILL LEVEL: intermediate






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Head (brick yarn)

Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)

Rnds 5 - 9: sc even (32)

Rnd 10: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (28)

Rnds 11 - 13: sc even (28); F/O, and cut the yarn.



Legs and Body (brick yarn)

Leg #1

Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: sc even (16)

Rnd 4: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (18)

Rnds 5 - 7: sc even (18)

Rnd 8: (8 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (20); F/O and cut the yarn.


Leg #2 Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: sc even (16)

Rnd 4: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (18)

Rnds 5 - 7: sc even (18)

Rnd 8: (8 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (20)

DO NOT F/O, work 8 chains instead


Merging the legs….

Rnd 9: with the yarn loop still on your hook, insert the hook into the 1st st of the last round of leg #1; work 1 sl st and then ch 1; work the 1st sc of the round into the very same st, then work the remaining 19 sc. Continue working on the chains in between the legs, 8 sc. Insert the hook into the 1st st of the last round of leg #2, work 1 sc, then work the remaining 19 sc of the round. Continue working on the chains in between the legs, 8 sc (56)

Rnds 10 - 18: sc even (56); start stuffing the legs and the body

Rnd 19: 38 sc, 1 sc dec, 16 sc (55)

Rnd 20: 37 sc, 1 sc dec, 16 sc (54)

Rnd 21: 36 sc, 1 sc dec, 16 sc (53)

Rnd 22: 23 sc, [(3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 6 times] (47)

Rnd 23: 23 sc, [(2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 6 times] (41)

Rnd 24: 23 sc, [(1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 6 times] (35)

Rnd 25: 23 sc, 6 sc dec (29)

Rnd 26: 23 sc, 3 sc dec (26)

Rnd 27: 22 sc, 2 sc dec (24)

Rnds 28 - 29: sc even (24)


Merging the head….

Rnd 30: 10 sc, insert the hook into any one sts of the last round of the head, work 1 sc, then work 23 sc (leaving the next 5 sts unworked), insert the hook into st #16 of the last round of the body (leaving the previous 5 sts unworked), work 1 sc, then work 1 sc in each one of the next 8 st (42)

Insert the black plastic safety eyes between rnds # 11-12 of the head, approximately 10 sts apart.

Rnd 31: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36)

Rnd 32: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30)

Rnd 33: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)

Rnd 34: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (20)

Rnd 35: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16)

Rnd 36: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (12); finish stuffing the body

Rnd 37: sc dec around (6); F/O and close the hole

Sew the hole below the head close with a strand of brick yarn.



Ears (brick yarn)

Rnd 1: 5 sc in a mr (5)

Rnd 2: 4 sc, 1 sc inc (6)

Rnd 3: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8)

Rnd 4: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the ears to the top of the horse’s head.

Do not stuff the ears; flatten them instead before attaching them to the head.



  • Cut few strands of the brown bulky yarn, tie them to the head (mane) and the back of the body (tail), spread out the fibers and trim.

  • Embroider the NOSTRILS by wrapping some yarn over 3 stitches, between rnds #4-5 of the head.

  • Sew 2 BUTTONS on each leg (between rnds #4-5).



I can't wait to see your version of my HORSE TOY! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

 

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

 




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