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tigerlady on craftsy.com
Western Australia

I am now retired, having worked as a Laboratory Analyst for 25 years. I have always loved to knit and sew but didn't have the time while working shift work and raising my 2 sons. I now have 5 ...

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My Horsie & Friends

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : My Horsie & Friends
My Horsie & Friends
My Horsie & Friends
My Horsie & Friends
My Horsie & Friends

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, Purl, Increase, Decrease, Short Rows, Colour changing on the same row.

Pattern Description:

My Horsie is knitted top down, the head, front legs and body are knitted in one flat piece with a seam under the muzzle, down the centre back and at the back of the front legs. Due to the head, front legs, and body knitted in one flat piece it was necessary to use a limited amount of short rows in the muzzle and body to achieve the shape. I have worked these rows with Japanese short rows, I find this method easy. I have included a short tutorial in the pattern should you need it. The hind legs, ears, mane and tail are knitted separately and stitched in place. I have knitted the mane separately instead of knitting it into the main body so that you are not limited to using long eyelash and some knitters may choose to latch hook the mane in normal yarn.


Ensure that your knitting weave is tight enough so that the toy filling is not visible, if too open go down a needle size

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 29cm (11inches) from bottom of front hoof to top of head.


  • 130yards of 10ply/Worsted Weight for Main Colour, small amounts of 10ply/Worsted Weight for Contrasts, small amount of 8ply/DK for Contrasts, 20yards of Long Eyelash

You Will Also Need:

  • 3.75mm straight and circular needles, 4.00mm straight needles, 4xstitch markers, 16xlocking stitch markers, 2x12mm Safety Eyes/ or 16mm Comic Eyes, 4x38mm Felt Furniture Pads(optional), Polyester toy filling

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

I have made My Horsie in a number of different yarns, but if experimenting with different yarns the yardage and needle size may vary.