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#1 KristieMN

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 11:10 AM

You may want to shorten the neck by one row, my daughter keeps telling everyone that it is a giraffe!! :(


After many requests..... A horse to add to your barnyard! (now you have a pig, cow, horse, chicken and duck)


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Horse

General supplies:
Size F Crochet Hook
Small amounts of ww yarn
Tapestry needle for sewing
Fiberfill
small doll eyes, optional

General terms
Sc-dec= single crochet decrease (decrease over 2 stitches)
Sc= single crochet
FO= finish off
Hook size, F & G

Head
The end of each round is joined with a slip stitch to the first stitch made
With F hook,
Starting at nose,
Ch 2
1) 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook
2-3) ch 1, sc in each sc around
4) ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in last sc (9 sc)
5) ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next 6 sc, sc in last sc (15 sc)
6-9) ch 1, sc in each sc around
10) ch 1, (sc-dec, sc in next 2 sc) repeat around (10 sc)
STUFF
11) ch 1, sc-dec around (5 sc)
FO leaving long tail. Use tail to close hole. The seam side of the head is the bottom side of the horse.

Ears (make 2)

With F hook,
Chain 4
1) sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in remaining 2 chains, ch1, turn
2) sc-dec, sc in last sc, ch 1, turn
3) sc-dec
FO leaving long tail.
Sew ears onto head.

Neck

Leave a long starting tail. This is the end that is sewn to horses head.
The end of each round is joined with a slip stitch to the first stitch made
With F hook
Chain 11, join with slip stitch to first chain
1) ch 1, sc in each chain around. (11 sc)
2-3) ch 1, sc in each sc around
4) ch 1, (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around, sc in last sc
FO leaving long tail. This is the end that is sewn onto the horses body

Body

The end of each round is joined with a slip stitch to the first stitch made
With F hook
Chain 2
1) 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook
2) ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
3) ch 1, (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (18 sc)
4-5) ch 1, sc in each sc around
6) ch 1, (sc-dec, sc in next sc) repeat around (12 sc)
7) ch 1, sc in each sc around.
8) ch 1, (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (18 sc)
9-10) ch 1, sc in each sc around
11) ch 1, (sc-dec, sc in next sc) repeat around (12 sc)
STUFF
12) ch 1, sc-dec around (6 sc)
FO leaving long tail. Use tail to sew hold closed.
Stuff neck and sew to horses body.

Legs (make 4)

The end of each round is joined with a slip stitch to the first stitch made
With G hook,
Using contrast hoof color
Chain 2,
1) 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook
2) IN BACK LOOPS ONLY. ch 1, sc in each sc around
FO and switch to main color
3-6) sc in each sc around
Finish off leaving long tail.
Sew legs to body

Saddle

The end of each round is joined with a slip stitch to the first stitch made
With F hook
Chain 2,
1) 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook
2) ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
3) Ch 1, (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (18 sc)
FO leaving long tail.

Sew saddle onto horses back.

Horses mane
You will need several pieces of yarn, cut into approx. 6 inch pieces. Each piece of yarn will act as 2 strands of hair. I used 2 6 inch strands at a time.
Insert hook into horses head. Grab middle of yard strand with hook and pull through stitch, ( Like you would latch hook!) making a small loop. Pull both free ends of yarn strand through loop, pulling tight to secure hair.
You will continue to do this down back of horses neck, and I did 2 in front of head.
Trim hair evenly, or as desired.
Sew eyes on. ( I used 1/8" doll eye buttons)
Halter
With scrap piece of yarn, circle nose of horse with yarn. (I tied small knots to keep yarn in place. Also circle horses head with same yarn.
Tie and snip ends.
Enjoy your horse!


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#2 sewmom

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 11:33 AM

He is adorable!
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 11:33 AM

This is too cute! Thanks for sharing! I know a little girl that will absolutely love this! :manyheart

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 11:39 AM

Kristie!
You are absolutely awesome!! I need to go get some other yarn today, so I have to add yarn for a couple of horses to my list!!!

Thanks so much, my dd is going to love him! I'm going to make several different "breeds" for her.

Thanks again!
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 11:49 AM

Well....with this growing group of patterns for barnyard animals, I've got an idea for a barn and fence in my head...thinking of making them out of plastic canvas. LOL Another project on my list. I'll have to get the animals made first, so I can make the barn and fence in the correct scale for the animals.

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 02:44 PM

very cute Kristie .. hee hee
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 03:43 PM

Yippee!!! Another addition for my Kristen's Pattern collection. I just bought the LazyDays3 patterns and am so excited because I have another reason to irritate my wrist/hand!!! LOL

Thanks for your wonderful patterns, Kristen. I cannot wait to see the joy on the kids' faces when I get theirs made (trying to do them in secrecy... kids not in school, slow process ;) )

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 03:49 PM

Ooo, a little horse, how creative! Thanks!
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 04:08 PM

Kristie you are so talented .. I wish I could produce patterns like this! My daughter will be getting the entire barnyard for her birthday next month .. she is a little people FANATIC LOL and has already taken possession of the puppy that I tested for you .. she named him Sully after Monster's Inc.
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 04:15 PM

Puppy??? What puppy??? Have I missed one of Kristies patterns somehow????

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 04:29 PM

:lol
I am glad you like this one! I have to admit, it was a HUGE pain to design.
I am not happy with the neck...they are hard to do.

amyquilt, the puppy is a pattern she tested for me.

I am thinking though, the barnyard needs a sheep!

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 06:19 PM

I am thinking though, the barnyard needs a sheep!


Now you're thinkin', Kristen! I LOVE sheepies!!!!

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 06:25 PM

:applause Wow, how adorable is he. Great job :cheer

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 08:34 PM

Thank You...thank You!!!!
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 08:41 PM

Christie he is wonderful!:manyheart ! To tell you the truth he is my favourite.....though all the others are just as cute as can be! In my opinion he is just PERFECT the way he is....Thank You for sharing the pattern!
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 09:37 PM

Kristie,

YEAH!! A SHEEP!!! :cheer :clap

Oh,and what about a goat?? A sheep and a goat (with a cute little beard lol) would complete the barnyard!!:manyheart

Now, is the puppy pattern that was tested one that you will be offering either for sale or free?

Gosh...I'm so bad! I've gotten so addicted to C-ville! Everyone here is great!

Have a great day--er--evening!
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 10:25 PM

Thanks so much for sharing. Your horse is grand.:yes

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 02:49 AM

Another winner Kristie!!!

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 04:30 AM

Hi Kristie
Thank you for the horse pattern, very nice of you to share! He's adorable! I'll show you pics when I finish it.
Greetz
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Posted 18 June 2006 - 05:41 AM

:lol amyquilt, The puppy is one that is in my Etsy shop.

Now, a goat?? hmmm.. Iwill have to look at some pictures to see how to do that one!:lol