Hyero the Horse

 
Hyero the Horse- Free Crochet Pattern

There's something you should know about me, I grew up on a dairy farm until I was 16 years old. My parents had mostly brown swiss cattle and some holstein sprinkled in. I loved the cows, I didn't love the chores back then but now I miss it all. Thankfully I married a farmers kid and we now live right beside their beef farm. The back half of my lot is actually fenced off as pasture land during the summer so I still get to see cows and help with the baby calves sometimes. My father-in-law also gets chickens every summer and my kids love getting to visit the baby chicks. So I am a farm girl, through and through and I'm so glad my kids will get this opportunity as well.

Hello farm animal ragdoll series! I hope you enjoy these as they're a little piece of my heart.


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Hyero the Horse

Hyero the horse is one of a 3 part pattern. Hyero, Corina, and Gentry are the same pattern with slight modifications to make them each their own unique animal. But you can buy all 3 patterns for one price.

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Materials Needed:

Yarn

·         Acrylic worsted weight, brown, approx. 190 yds

·         Acrylic worsted weight, black, approx. 25 yds

·         Acrylic worsted weight, tan, approx. 40 yds

Extras

·         2 safety eyes, 10mm

·         Stuffing

·         3.75mm hook

·         Scissors

·         Tapestry Needle


Stitches Key:

sc – single crochet

inc – increase/2 single crochet in same stitch

dec – decrease/single crochet 2 together

ch/s – chain/s

st/s – stitch/es

sl st – slip stitch


Gauge:

8.5 sc and 9 rows = 2 inches


Size:

Finished Hyero is approx. 13” tall


Color Code:

color A – brown

color B – tan

color C – tan

color D – black  


Notes:

·         ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as st

·         ch 1 and turn at the end of every row unless otherwise marked

·         when stitching together the pieces make sure to stick your hook through BOTH pieces to make sure they’re sewn together, you will stitch in every row and stitch around the panel, applying any special notes indicated in that portion of the pattern

·         be sure to carry your yarn and pull your tails to the same side while stitching your panel, making that the “wrong side” and make sure your 2 body panels have opposite wrong sides so that you will have 2 right sides to use as the exterior of your animal.

·         when working frequent color changes you will continue to work in sc (unless otherwise marked) and will stitch in the color indicated by the color code and the number of stitches indicated by the number.

EXAMPLE

Color code:

A – color A

B – color B

C – color C

D – color D

“Ainc, 3, B5, C8, Ddec, 2”

would be

“inc, sc 3 in color A, sc 5 in color B, sc 8 in color C, dec, sc 2 in color D”

EXAMPLE



Ears (make 2):

Using color C

Row 1: ch 2, inc (2)

Row 2: inc, inc (4)

Row 3: inc, sc 2, inc (6)

Row 4: inc, sc 4, inc (8)

Row 5-7: sc 8 (8)

Row 8: dec, sc 4, dec (6)

Row 9: dec, sc 2, dec (4)

Row 10: dec, dec (2)

Row 11: dec (1)

Fasten off, weave in ends

 

Repeat row 1-11 in color A, do not fasten off

 

Stitching together

Place ear panels wrong sides together lining up your stitches

 

Special notes:

·         stitch 3 sc in each ear point (row 1 and row 11)

 

ch 1, sc around

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing later, set aside.



Legs (make 4):

Using color D

Row 1: ch 7, sc 6 (6)

Row 2-4: sc 6 (6)

Switch to color A

Row 6-18: sc 6 (6)

Fasten off, weave in ends

 

Repeat row 1 to 18, do not fasten off

 

Stitching together

Place leg panels, wrong sides together, lining up your stitches

 

Special notes:

·         (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner

·         make sure to change colors for the hoof when needed

 

·         stuff before stitching the top shut

 

ch 1, sc around

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing later, set aside.



Body:

Using color A

Row 1: ch 20, sc 19 (19)

Row 2: inc, sc 17, inc (21)

Row 3: inc, sc 19, inc (23)

Row 4: inc, sc 21, inc (25)

Row 5: inc, sc 23, inc (27)

Row 6: inc, sc 25, inc (29)

Row 7: inc, sc 27, inc (31)

Row 8: inc, sc 29, inc (33)

Row 9-13: sc 33 (33)

Row 14: sc 31, dec (32)

Row 15: dec, sc 30 (31)

Row 16: sc 29, dec (30)

Row 17: dec, sc 28 (29)

Row 18: sc 27, dec (28)

Row 19: dec, sc 26 (27)

Row 20-25: sc 14 (14)

Row 26: Ach 6 – Bch 2 – Binc in 2nd ch from hook – A20 (22)

Row 27: A19 – B2, inc (23)



Row 28: Binc, 4 – A18 (24)

Row 29: A18 – B5, inc (25)

Row 30: Binc, 6 – A18 (26)

Row 31: A18 – B7, inc (27)

Row 32: B9 – A18 (27)

Row 33: A18 – B9 (27)

Row 34: B9 – A18 (27)

Row 35: Adec, 16 – B7, dec (25)

Row 36: Bdec, 6 – A15, dec (23)

Row 37: Adec, 14 – B5, dec (21)

Row 38: Bdec, 3 – A14, dec (19)

Row 39: Adec, 14 – B1, dec (17)

Fasten off, weave in ends, set aside

 

Repeat row 1-39

 

Stitching together:

Attach your safety eyes between row 36 & 37 about 6 sts in from the back of the head

Sew on other facial features (mouth, nostril/nose, eye brow)

 

Place body panels wrong sides together, lining up stitches, stitch with right side facing you

 

Special notes

·         attach color A at the top of the head in the first stitch in color A to the left of the nose

·         change color as needed to match the colors of the body panel

·         stuff as you go

 

ch 1, sc around

Fasten off, weave in ends



Finishing:

Sew on your ears at the back of the head, staggering them a bit

 

Sew on your legs, 2 on each body panel on the bottom of the body

 

For the mane, cut strands of black yarn at 11 inches in length and loop them around the sc outline of the body from the top of the head down to the base of the neck. Then loop a few strands into 2 of the sc’s on the bum for the tail.


Hyero the Horse

Pattern may be used for personal use including to make and sell items with this pattern but do not use my pictures for your listing and do not republish or distribute this pattern in any way. Please share the link to my blog if you’d like to share my pattern.