Saturday, April 2, 2011

Horse Amigurumi

My little Crochet Horse Amigurumi.

My final satisfied horse, fuh... it took several tries to make it and here it is my black stallion that fits a dark knight, though it has no armor on, but it looks great and the wire in it legs is working wonders to pose him.

Did several type with many techniques... however its a mix and match.

The pink horse below is large head with thin legs.

The pinky white tiny pony like without its hair is large head with large legs.

The black one at the top of the page is small head and thin legs adding extra row of "sc, inc in all for the front legs". (This one is made of that fur like black yarn with minlon black yarn, and the neck is made with sewing the rectangle patch of hair part and a patch of the front neck into cylinder like shape)

The plain white one is the first trial and the body is made in 2 parts where the back legs are made first then joining to the front of the body. (Failed to get the pattern down though).

Few more that aint attached to each other is yet to be uplaoded in the future (so as any changes or varieties of parts) Hopefully i will manage a pegasus wing next...?

I know i have been away for some really long time, so here is something i had in mind for sometime, Partially done...

(Note : I used two yarns as it was too thin and soft to work on like normal size skeins. Just trying to finish up leftover yarns then getting more as after all this is just my hobby)... but ended up buying more.

Suggest at least intermediate level of crochet as i work in circles non stop...
If you tend to use fun fur, the first 4 rows use fun fur then rest is the horse skin fur, else just carry on like normal.
The Head

Type 1 : Large Head

Row Head

1 5 chain Magic Ring 5
2 (inc) in all 10
3 (sc,inc) in all 15
4 (2sc,inc) in all 20
5 (3sc,inc) in all 25
6 sc in all 25
7 sc in all (Keep marker as the marker will be the lower part of the head.) 25
8 7sc, dec, sc, dec, sc, dec, sc, dec, 7sc 21
9 sc in all 21
10 (sc, dec) in all 14
11 5sc, inc, 2sc, inc, 5sc 16
12 dec, 12sc, dec 14
13 sc in all 14
14 sc, dec, 8sc, dec, sc 12
15 inc, sc, dec, sc, inc, inc, sc, dec, sc, inc 14
16 (dec) in all 7
17 Finish off and pull the string inwards down to mark the area for the neck

Type 2 : Small Head

1 Magiv Ring 5
2 (inc) in all 10
3 (sc,inc) in all 15
4 (2sc,inc) in all 20
5 sc in all 20
6 sc in all 20
7 5sc, dec, sc, dec, dec, sc, dec, 5sc 16?
8 ( sc, dec) in all, ends with sc 11?
9 4sc, inc, sc, inc, 4sc 13
10 dec, 7sc, dec 9
11 sc in all 9
12 inc, dec, sc, inc, inc, sc, dec, inc ?
13 dec in all ?
14 end off ?

As you know horse heads are long, so... i worked a little diagonally to get the shape i wanted.

The end of the yarn will be hanging on the edge, so i end up tucking and pulling below the jaws so it curve a bit and have its shape just nice at the nose.

Oh forgot to mention, i use needle only for pulling the thread downwards, but i still "huge dec" thingy at the end, i have no idea what that is actually though. I use many weird methods as long it looks neat and like horse nose.

The Body

Starting from the butt as its the most annoying part to do and i've been making this part over and over again for a simple way to understand, from different shapes... however, the final choice is simple enough as i made two semi spheres and join them up then work around it. Though the white horse in the picture is a little more complicated method, the still looks nearly alike and way simpler to do.

Rows Body


6 Chain Magic Ring
(inc) in all

(sc,inc) in all
(2sc,inc) in all

End off and make another and tie of the ends together.

Bind them (whip stich, or also meant put them both together and 5sc) up like the picture above, you dont need to cut the yarn off and just continue working be

5 Whip stitch both parts 5 sc down from the knot tied, The knot area will form the tail area mean while the end of the 5th whip stitch is the bottom part of the body
6 sc around the edge 36
7 6sc turn, 4sc, turn, 2 sc, continue on 2 sc down the rows and 12 sc to the tail part.18sc turn, 4 sc turn, 2 sc, 3sc down the rows to the tail start again.. (Note, the 3rd sc should be in the center. 36
8 (2sc, dec) in all 27
9 (sc, dec) in all 18
10 (3sc, inc) in all, ends with 2 sc?
11 sc in all 22
12 sc in all 22
13 3sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, inc, 4sc, inc, 4sc, inc, 3sc 26
14 sc in all 26
15 sc in all 26
16 sc in all, 26
17 dec, 9sc, inc, sc,sc, inc, 9sc, dec, make sure its at the center 26
18 (3sc, inc)x2, 6sc (which should be on the "inc, sc, sc, inc" of the previous row), (inc, 3sc)x2 30
19 sc in all 30
20 (3sc dec) in all 24
21 (2sc, dec) in all 18
22 (sc, dec) in all 12
23 (dec) in all 6
24 end off…

The Legs x 4

Couple of notes read first :

1. Make the body first as you can add or decrease the row 2 to row 7 of "sc in all". This is to adjust the height of the horse.
2. Make 4 legs first before attaching the body so you can adjust it
3. Pin the legs first as the two front legs are opposite of the back legs. And to me the front leg of a horse should be more bigger and if so, i reduce a row from row 2 to row 7 and add "(inc, sc) in all at the end before finishing off.
4. The legs are not with the hoof, so add separately please...
5. Lastly the legs have two types, one for the cute pony and another is a little realistic like horse legs.

Okay carry on if you are ready :)

Thin Legs
Rows Legs
1 6 chain magic ring 6
2 sc in all 6
3 sc in all 6
4 sc in all 6
5 sc in all 6
6 sc in all 6
7 sc in all 6
8 inc, 2sc, inc, 2sc 8
9 sc in all 8
10 (inc, sc) in all 12
11 inc, 11sc 13
12 11sc, turn ?
13 from second stitch 6sc, turn ?
14 from second stitch 4 sc, turn ?
15 from second stitch 2 sc, turn ?
16 (sc, inc) in all around ?
17 Finish Off ?

For Pony Like Large Leg Type
1 5 chain magic ring
2 inc in all
3 inc in all
4 sc in all
5 (sc, dec) in all ~ ends with sc
6 sc in all
7 (2sc, dec) in all
8 dec, 6sc, dec
9 sc in all
10 (2sc, inc) in all
11 sc in all
12 (3sc, inc) in all ~ends with 2 sc
13 sc, inc, 20sc (it will go over a row) turn…
14 6 sc, turn
15 4 sc, turn
16 2 sc, turn
17 (sc, inc) in all around
18 Finish Off

For the front legs, i add on few rows so it look bigger, optional to do this part...

Right Legs from the place we stopped... clockwise from the top view

- 10 sc turn,
- 8sc, turn,
- 6sc, turn
- 4 sc, turn,
- sc, inc around the whole thing

if its Left Leg...
5 slip stitch clock wise from before or directly skip 5 stitches clockwise, And work anti-clockwise
- 10 sc turn,
- 8sc, turn,
- 6sc, turn
- 4 sc, don't turn, but continue sc, inc around the whole thing.

When sewing it on the body, it may be overlapping a bit


1 15 chain Loop
2 sc in all
3 sc in all
4 sc in all
5 sc in all
6 sc in all
7 4sc, inc, 4sc, inc, 4sc, inc
8 sc in second stitch, 7sc, turn
9 sc in second stitch, 5sc, turn
10 sc in second stitch, 3sc, turn
11 sc in second stitch, sc, turn
12 (sc, inc) in all
13 End off

The Second Version of Pony's are here


  1. I'm going to try this one for sure! I have some nice white cotton laying around that would be perfect for a horse!

  2. woa, thanks, im glad you will try out too!! However i just noticed i didn't write down the ears part in my notes... have to redo that again. by tonight i guess :D

    1. how did you do the ears/mane and tail for the pink one?


      The ears pattern is the same as the little pony :)

  3. That is a great pattern, I am especially impressed by the variety of options. Thanks!

  4. How GREAT! I hope this stayes up awhile so I can try it. Thank you......Sally

  5. Mary and "Anonymous"... Thanks and i believe the pattern will be here to stay, after all updates takes few mins right :)

  6. this is so cute!
    my sister is turning 17 in a month and this will be great! she is obsessed with horses and i am so happy that you have posted this. thank you!! :) xxxx

  7. happy birthday to your sis, and hope you do a lovely horse for her, oh try the fairy wings at the baby dragon, it kinda turn into pegasus :D

  8. im working on this hosre its coming along thanks for sharing your work its awsome Thanks Again

  9. I love your pattern. I crocheted it last May for a student I was working with at the time. I just followed the pattern again, this time as knit. I also turned it into a unicorn. Thanks for the awesome pattern!

  10. The horse turned out quite nice! Thank you for the free pattern.

  11. just wondering what size hook you used and what type of yarn. love the final outcome of your project!!

    1. jeanh, The hook size is B size crochet hook and the yarn is Size 2 acrylic yarn, except for the mane/hair. The Hair/mane varies. Thank you :D

  12. thanks. going to try it with sugar & cream cotton size 4 yarn & size B hook love both versions of this horse, thanks for the free pattern, now if i can just get it onto my nook reader i can save paper.

    1. Woa 4 yarn size with size b hook?! It will look great but dont your hands hurt with the pressure you put in to it?
      Oh whats a nook reader? you need it in pdf?
      Thanks for the comment :D

  13. I love the look of these. My friend has four horses, and I am making them all for her birthday. As for the small head, the way I made a blunt nose was to, at the end of row 13 (dec all), I ch1, turn the work, and then did 2sc in the direction opposite to which I had been working. It created a flap which closed over the end of the muzzle neatly! I hope that is a solution that works for everyone else!

  14. I'm having a problem with the body I don't understand the parts when you have to Whip stitch both parts 5 sc down from the knot tied, The knot area will form the tail area mean while the end of the 5th whip stitch is the bottom part of the body
    6 sc around the edge 36
    7 6sc turn, 4sc, turn, 2 sc, continue on 2 sc down the rows and 12 sc to the tail part.18sc turn, 4 sc turn, 2 sc, 3sc down the rows to the tail start again.. (Note, the 3rd sc should be in the center.

  15. ok...apparently my "inc" means something different than yours. What exactly am I suppose to do when it says "inc"?

  16. Wow that is great!! Could you eplain how to put the mane on the horse as I have just started crocheting and I have no idea how to do it

  17. inc means increase.

  18. I love the pattern and yes one must know a little more then a little to do this horse. I really like this pattern and the detail you put in it. I think you do great! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Can someone help me with this part of the body? I can't seem to get it right.
    7 6sc turn, 4sc, turn, 2 sc, continue on 2 sc down the rows and 12 sc to the tail part.18sc turn, 4 sc turn, 2 sc, 3sc down the rows to the tail start again.. (Note, the 3rd sc should be in the center. 36

  20. I had trouble with the body also. Confusing. Good ideas but hard to understand the "turn" and increase. I just looked at the picture and just started going around and around. I hope it turns out as cute as the designer.


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