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Amigurumi Horse

Chinese New Year is quite a popular holiday! What I like most is that each year an animal of the Chinese calendar is associated with their holiday! So 2014 is perceived as the Year of the Horse! I couldn't resist and attempted to make this little guy plus I hadn't posted any amigurumi for quite a while now! He's blue, small and has got a long mane! :) He looks a bit funny, yet so cute and I really loved making him!

Materials:
3.5mm (E/4) crochet hook
yarn in blue (or any color you like) & white 
12mm amigurumi eyes
embroidery thread for nose

Pattern
Head:
With white and 3.5mm (E/4) crochet hook
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
R3: 1 sc , inc, repeat 6 times (18)
R4: 2 sc, inc, repeat 6 times (24)
R5: 3 sc, inc, repeat 6 times (30)
R6:sc around (30)
Change to blue yarn
R7-9 sc around (30)
R10: 8sc, dec, repeat 3 times (27)
R11: sc around (27)
R12: 7sc, dec, repeat 3 times (24)
R13: sc around (24)
Start to stuff.
R14: 6sc, dec, repeat 3 times (21)
R15: sc around (21)
R16: 5sc, dec, repeat 3 times (18)
R17: sc around (18)
R18: 4sc, dec, repeat 3 times (15)
R19: 3sc, dec, repeat 3 times (12)
R20: 2sc, dec, repeat 3 times (9)
Continue to stuff.
R21: 1 sc, dec, repeat 3 times (6)
R22: dec. repeat 3 times (3)
Fasten off. Attach eyes between R14-15.

Body:
With blue and 3.5mm (E/4) crochet hook
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
R3: 1 sc , inc, repeat 6 times (18)
R4:8 sc around (18)
Start to stuff.
R9:4sc, dec, repeat 3 times (15)
R10: 3sc, dec, repeat 3 times (12)
R11: 2sc, dec, repeat 3 times (9)
Continue to stuff.
R12: 1 sc, dec, repeat 3 times (6)
R13: dec. repeat 3 times (3)
Fasten off and sew on lower part of head (see above pictures for reference)

Legs: (make 4)
With white and 3.5mm (E/4) crochet hook
R1: Ch 2 then make 3 sc in second ch from hook (3)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (6)
R3: 1 sc , inc, repeat 6 times (9)
Change to blue
R4-8: sc around (6)
Fasten off and stuff. Sew to lower part of body.

Ears:
With blue and 3.5mm (E/4) crochet hook
R1: Ch 2 then make 3 sc in second ch from hook (3)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (6)
R3: 1 sc , inc, repeat 6 times (9)
R4: sc around (9)
Fasten off. Fold in half and attach to head.

Nose:
Using black embroidery thread sew on two little x for the nose!

Mane:
Cut some yarn in white! Remember to cut  your yarn a bit longer! You can always  trim your mane afterwards. I used different color and another amigurumi to demonstrate the technique! You will follow the exact same guidelines to make the mane!
Grab a smaller hook (I used a 2.5 mm (C/1). Fold your yarn strand  in the middle and insert it under your stitch.
 Using your hook grab the yarn and pull it through the existing loop on your hook.
Done!
Following the exact same procedure add hair to your amigurumi!
Tail:
Using 3 strands of white yarn together attach the yarn to the lower back of the body, and fold the three pieces together. That's it!
Have fun making your own amigurumi horse and of course a Happy Chinese New Year! 
Enjoy the rest of your day!

15 comments

  1. What a cute horse. My son has two hours of Chinese at his school so maybe I make one for his teacher. Greetings Tinie

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    1. Thank you Tinie! That would definitely be a wonderful gift idea!!

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  2. Oh my!!!!! This is so beautiful!!! My son Tobia was born in the year of the horse, so he NEEDS one!!! I love the mane/fringe!!! ;oD
    xxxxx Ale

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    1. Thank you my sweet Alessandra! If you make him one, I'd be happy to see your version!

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  3. REALLY cute! Thank you for the pattern.
    Sheila
    http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com/2014/01/diy-shawl-pin-with-buttons.html

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  4. He is so sweet! I am a horse on the Chinese horoscope too! Now he has to wait in line for me to try him!AriadnefromGreece!

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  5. Adorable I'm definitely making one for my grandson :) thanks so much for taking the time to share

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  6. Thanks so mucho for your lovely pattern.

    I think there's an error in the body:

    R4:8 sc around (18)
    Start to stuff.
    R5:4sc, dec, repeat 3 times (15)

    Instead:

    R4-8 sc around (18)
    Start to stuff.
    R9:4sc, dec, repeat 3 times (15)

    Is this correct?

    Thank you!

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    1. Yes that's correct! Sorry for that!

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  7. Thanks for the correction! I'm making the horse now and ended up fudging the body a bit to make it a bit bigger. 3 legs and the ears to go. Looking cute so far!

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  8. Thanks for the correction! I'm making the horse now and ended up fudging the body a bit to make it a bit bigger. 3 legs and the ears to go. Looking cute so far!

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  9. So cute!!!!!
    Kisssss

    www.mipetitdream.blogspot.com.es

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  10. Oh so sweet! Love the colours you used. A must to make on my list.

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