Horse is 10" high
Picture here and here
Pattern pieces here
Knitting worsted, 2 ozs. light gray, small amount of dark gray for mane and tail, 30" length of black for reins
Set of dp needles No. 5
Scraps of red, black, pink, gold and blue felt
Cotton batting for stuffing
Beg at lower neck edge, with light gray, cast on 39 sts; divide on 3 dp needles. Join; work in stockinette st (k each rnd) for 51 rnds.
Cut yarn, leaving 8" end; thread yarn needle.
Draw up sts; fasten securely.
Stuff body firmly.
Draw up cast-on sts tightly; fasten securely.
Head and Neck:
Working with 2 dp needles, cast on 3 sts.
Beg on wrong side, with p row, work back and forth in stockinette st (p 1 row, k 1 row), inc 1st each side every 4th row 3 times-9 sts.
Cast on 9 sts at end of next 2 rows-27 sts.
Divide sts on 3 dp needles.
Mark beg of rnd. Join; k 20 rnds.
K 8, sl next 11 sts on a holder.
With 2 needles, work back and forth on remaining 16 sts in stockinette st for 10 rows.
Sl sts from holder to dp needle.
Divide 27 sts on 3 dp needles. Join; k 10 rnds.
Next Rnd: (K 2 tog, k 7) 3 times-24 sts. K 4 rnds.
Next Rnd: (K 2 tog, k 6) 3 times-21 sts. K 1 rnd.
Next Rnd: (K 2 tog, k 1) 7 times-14 sts. K 1 rnd.
Next Rnd: K 2 tog around-7 sts. Run yarn through sts, fasten securely.
Back Legs (make 2):
Beg at top edge, cast on 18 sts and divide evenly on 3 dp needles. Join; k 14 rnds.
K 6, sl next 12 sts on a holder.
With 2 needles, work back and forth on remaining 6 sts in stockinette st for 4 rows.
S1 sts from holder to dp needle.
Divide 18 sts on 3 dp needles. Join; k 2 rnds.
Next Rnd: (K 4, k 2 tog) 3 times-15 sts. K 15 rnds.
Next Rnd: * K 1, (k 2 tog) twice, repeat from * twice-9 sts. K 5 rnds.
Run yarn through sts and fasten securely.
Sew knee to leg.
Stuff firmly; sew across top.
Front Legs (make 2):
Beg at top edge, cast on 15 sts and divide evenly on 3 dp needles. Join; k 30 rnds.
*K 1, (K 2 tog) twice, repeat from * twice - 9 sts.
K 5 rnds
Finish and stuff same as for back legs.
Ears (make 2):
Beg at lower edge, with 2 dp needles, cast on 5 sts. Beg with a k row, work in stockinette st for 6 rows.
Next Row: K 2 tog, k 1, k 2 tog-3 sts. Work 2 rows. Bind off.
Sew legs to body.
Sew gussets at side of head.
Stuff head firmly; sew to body with point between front legs.
Cut 15 strands of dark gray, 12" long.
Tie at center; attach to body.
Cut 24 strands of dark gray, 6" long.
Beg at top of head, knot a strand through each st down center of head and neck.
Attach several short strands of dark gray between ears for forelock.
Cut rectangle of black felt, 3" x 4 1/2". Trim corners to round each end.
For blanket, cut red felt 3 1/4" x 7".
Cut 3/8" x 5 1/2" strip of black felt for cinch.
Put blanket on horse.
Glue cinch strip in place at underside of horse and at sides of blanket.
Glue saddle over blanket.
Bridle and Reins:
Cut 1/4" wide strips of red felt: one 7" long, one 6 1/2" long, one 5 1/2" long.
Place 5 1/2" strip around mouth: glue (or sew) ends in place.
Glue ends of 7" strip to sides of mouth piece; tack center to top of head over mane: tack sides to sides of head.
Glue 6 1/2" strip across forehead and under chin, gluing to sides of bridle.
Cut small rings of gold felt.
Tie 15" of black yarn to each ring for reins; glue rings to bridle as shown.
Using ear for pattern, cut two pink felt inner ears; glue to purl side of each ear.
Fold ears slightly; sew to head each side of forelock.
Cut two 1/4" black circles, two -5/8" blue ovals, for eyes-, glue in place.
From pink felt, cut narrow 13/4" long strip for mouth, two 1/4" pink ovals for nostrils; glue in place.
Using patterns (complete half-pattern indicated by dash lines), cut four hooves and hoof bottoms from black felt; glue to legs.
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