This pattern was written by one of my Testers. We were working on my Alore the Unicorn pattern, and she thought it would be cute to make a baby horse to go with it. She offered for me to add it to my pattern but I couldn’t take credit for her work so I told her I would post on my blog with credit to her for the design. I hope you all enjoy this cute little guy.
Created and designed by Jerri Wilfong Hulett
Redheart with love yarn
4mm “g” hook
1: MC 8sc in white or primary body color
2: Inc around (16)
3: Sc, inc around (24)
4: 2 Sc, inc around (32)
5: Sc around (32)
6: 16 sc, 8 dec (24)
7: Sc around (24)
8: 4 sc, dec around (20)
9: Sc around (20)
10: 3 sc, dec around (16)
11: Sc around (16) Stuff the body
12: 2sc, dec around (12)
13: Sc around (12)
14: Sc, dec around (8)
15: Sc around (8) this is the top of the neck, make sure the body’s fully stuffed at this point.
(Beginning of head)
16: Inc around (16)
17: 3 Sc, inc around (20)
18-19: Sc around (20)
20: 3 sc, dec around (16)
21: 2 sc, dec around (12)
22: Sc, dec around (8) Stuff head as you go from here.
23: Dec around (4)
Use tail to draw in the opening left.
1: MC 6 sc (6) in white or primary body color
2: sc, inc around (9)
3: 2 sc, inc around (12)
Finish off and leave a tail & sew to rows 17-19 for the same effect as pictured. Stuff the nose very lightly before closing completely.
Front/upper leg (make 2)
1: MC 8 sc (8) in hoof color.
2: sc around (8)
3: switch to white or body color and sc around (8)
4: 2 sc, dec around (6)
5-6: sc around (6) leave long tail to sew to bottom of the body.
You can very lightly stuff the ends of the legs but I find tucking the yarn ends into the legs is usually enough to give the hoof enough shape. Sew to row 13 on the body just below the neck.
Back/lower leg (make 2)
1: MC 8 sc in hoof color (8)
2: sc, inc around (12)
3: sc around (12)
4: switch to body color sc, dec around (8)
5-7: sc around (8) leave long tail to sew to bottom of the body.
Same as other legs…you may stuff lightly (I did on these) or just tuck the ends of the yarn from the color change into the hoof area.
Ears (make 2)
1: MC 3sc (3)
2: inc around (9)
3: sc around (9) leave a tail and sew onto the top of the head.
I did a tassel for the tail and tied yarn in rows of four from the ears to the top of the neck.
Add buttons for eyes and nose holes…you are done!
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