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Trusty Old Dobbin Hobby Horse
Pattern Number: 50782-2
Rating: *****
4.8 (based on 5 reviews)
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Trusty Old Dobbin Hobby Horse Reviewed by Kate on 2011-08-22 *****
Absolutely wonderful project! Instructions were easy to follow and the finished product turned out so cute...a perfect gift for my godson's 1st birthday. After searching 4 stores for animal eyes I ended up using smooth glossy black buttons that attach with a back loop instead of 4 holes. The loop poked right through the crochet so they were flush once sewn on. I probably oversewed these but since it's for a 1 year old I didn't want it to be a choking hazard. I used a heavy worsted weight in light tan for the main color, Lion Brand Quick & Cozy in chocolate brown for the mane, and Lion Brand Fun in red for the bridle & reins. Like another reviewer I used split ring keychain rings for the bridle and rein attachments. I will be staining and adding a durable poly coat to the stick since I found a nice poplar wood dowel. I think between that and the buttons it will have a nice old-fashioned look. I would recommend sanding a slight curve to the bottom of the stick so it doesn't have as hard of edges. It went together pretty fast (I would estimate about 8 hours)and the most tedious part was adding the fringe for the bangs and mane.

Trusty Old Dobbin Hobby Horse Reviewed by Julie Barker on 2010-07-22 *****
Very cute. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. I used regular worsted weight acrylic yarn for the head and ears and Vanna's choice for the bridle. For the mane I used Lion's eyelash yarn. Since I love (and ride)the American Saddle Bred Horse I adapted the bridle to look like the ones we use. I plan to donate this to a silent auction fundraiser at a horse show.

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Trusty Old Dobbin Hobby Horse Reviewed by Erika Hand on 2009-09-30 *****
This pattern made a very nice horse head. I used 1 skein of Homespun for the head, suede for the mane, bridle and reins and I used key rings on the bridle for the metal rings. I found very nice horse eyes at AC Moore. Both of my daughters love this horse! It wasn't too difficult and didn't take very long to make either.

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Trusty Old Dobbin Hobby Horse Reviewed by SHELLEY SPENCE on 2008-05-13 *****
I made this for the step grandaughter in purple and she loves it! Not difficult to do and the mane is such fun!

Trusty Old Dobbin Hobby Horse Reviewed by Bethany Taylor on 2008-04-22 ****
It took me a few days to make this one, the head was easy, but I had a terrible time trying to get the stick to stay in his head! He has two places in his neck where it's very tight, but altogether he turned out great.

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