Monday, December 9, 2013

Orange Pony



And here is the orange pony. I loved making her hat so much. Right now it just sits on her head. I'm thinking of adding elastic before it goes under the tree.





Orange Pony

Body
Use medium weight light orange yarn and an f hook
sc5 in the magic circle loop
Rnd1: 2sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd2: *sc1, 2sc in next sc* repeat around (15)
Rnd3: *sc2, 2sc in next sc* repeat around (20)
Rnd4: *sc3, 2sc in next sc* repeat around (25)
Rnd5-14: sc around (25)
Stuff as you go.
Rnd15: *decrease, sc3* repeat around (20)
Rnd16: *decrease, sc2* repeat around (15)
Rnd17: *decrease, sc1* repeat around (10)
Rnd18: decrease around (5) Sew up hole.

Ears (make two)
Use same orange yarn as you used for the body and an f hook
sc5 in the magic circle loop
Rnd1: 2sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd2: *sc1, 2sc in next sc* repeat around (15)
Cut thread and leave a tail for sewing onto the head.

Head
Use same orange yarn as you used for the body and an f hook
sc5 in the magic circle loop
Rnd1: 2sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd2: *sc1, 2sc in next sc* repeat around (15)
Rnd3-10: sc around (15)
Add safety eyes and sew on ears by pinching them in half and sewing one edge on one row of stitching from the edge of where you crocheted round 10. Stuff head as you go.
Rnd11: *decrease, sc1* repeat around (10)
Rnd12: decrease around (5) Sew up hole and sew head to the body.

Legs (make four)
Use same orange yarn and use an f hook
sc5 in the magic circle loop
Rnd1: 2sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd2: sc around back loops only (10)
Rnd3-10: sc around (10) Cut thread and leave a tail to sew to the body. I wanted my pony to be able to easily stand up so I put a 2 inch piece of wooden dowel (5/8 inch wide) in the leg and didn't use any stuffing at all (like I did with my Italian Greyhound pattern). Sew legs to the body.

Tail
With light yellow yarn, use an f hook.
*ch 31, turn, starting in 2nd ch from the hook sc30* repeat 6 times. Sew ends into a tight bundle and attach to the body. I crocheted around an elastic hair tie and then braided her tail and put on the hair tie.

Mane
With light yellow yarn, use an f hook
ch 25, turn, starting in 2nd ch from the hook sc24. Cut thread and leave a long tail for sewing to the head. Make 6 of these hair locks. Sew all these to the back of the head.
Bangs (make 5): ch 7, turn, starting in 2nd ch from the hook sc6 Cut thread, leave a long tail for sewing to the head. Sew to the top of the head. I crocheted around an elastic hair tie and braided her mane and put on the hair tie.

Cowboy Hat
Use brown yarn and an f hook
sc5 in the magic circle loop
Rnd1: 2sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd2: *sc1, 2sc in next sc* repeat around (15)
Rnd3: sc around in back loops only (15)
Rnd4: *sc2, 2sc in next sc* repeat around (20)
Rnd5-6: sc around (20)
Rnd7: 2sc in each sc around in front loop only (40)
Rnd8-9: sc around (40)
Rnd10: decrease around in back loops only (20)
Rnd11-12: sc around (20) slide in plastic canvas (see picture) Cut thread and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew around using edge of stitches and left over back loops from Rnd7. Hide ends and you can sew a crease in the top of the hat to give it shape.




(If you like this pattern check out my pink pony, white unicorn, blue Pegasus, purple Alicorn, and yellow Pegasus)

Candy Chrisope (from Meladora's Creations) made a three part series of videos on how to make my unicorn pattern which is very similar to this one with only a few changes. The series of videos is wonderfully done. If you need further help with this pattern there are both right and left handed versions. I suggest you watch the video series to see how she did the unicorn pattern, here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlfN1EjIXcK9GzgtGFyeJeNMPKE6FnAcS 

No comments:

Post a Comment