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Home : Patterns : Trusty Old Dobbin Hobby Horse
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Trusty Old Dobbin Hobby Horse

Lion Brand® Lion® Suede
Pattern #: 50782-2
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size, 3-6 mos, 18 mos

About 38 inches [96.5 cm] high


Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

PUBLISHED IN:  Knit Simple / Fam. Circ. EZ Knit
CORRECTIONS: (applied May 16, 2014)
Divide for Nose
Row 62
Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 14 sc, sc2tog – 14 16 sc. Turn each row.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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*Lion® Suede (Article #210). 100% Polyester; package size: Solids: 3.00 oz./85g; 122 yd/110m balls
Prints: 3:00 oz/85g; 111 yd/100m balls

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•  210-123 Lion Suede Yarn: Taupe
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•  210-125 Lion Suede Yarn: Mocha
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Note: (B)
•  210-126 Lion Suede Yarn: Coffee
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Note: (C)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
  • Purchased animal eyes
  •  2 metal rings, 1" [2.5 cm] diameter
  • 5" [12.5 cm] square of cardboard
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • 1" [2.5 cm] x 36" [91.5 cm] wooden dowel
  • Drill with drill bits
  • Sandpaper
  • Brown acrylic paint
  • Foam paintbrush
 

Trusty Old Dobbin Hobby Horse

Lion Brand® Lion® Suede

GAUGE:

9 sc + 10 rows = 3 inches [7.5 cm]

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sc2tog (sc dec) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.


HORSE
Head
With A, ch 40.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 39 sc. Turn.
Rows 2-24 Ch 1, sc in each sc, turn.

Top of Head
Row 25 Ch 1, sc in 26 sc. Turn.
Row 26 Ch 1, sc in 13 sc. Turn.
Row 27 Ch 1, sc in 13 sc, sc in first sc on unworked section. Turn.
Row 28 Ch 1, sc in 14 sc, sc in first sc on unworked section. Turn.
Row 29 Ch 1, sc in 15 sc, sc in first sc on unworked section. Turn.
Rows 30-52 Continue in this manner, working 1 more sc on unworked section every row until all sc have been worked – 39 sc.
Row 53 Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 35 sc, sc2tog – 37 sc. Turn.
Rows 54-61Ch 1, sc in each sc. Turn.

Divide for Nose
Row 62 Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 14 sc, sc2tog – 16 sc. Turn each row.
Rows 63-68 Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across to last 2 sc, sc2tog – 4 sc. Fasten off.
Skip 1 sc at center of Row 61, join yarn in next sc, repeat Rows 62-68 for other side of Nose.

Ears (make 2)
Beg at bottom edge, with A, ch 5.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 4 sc. Turn each row.
Rows 2-4 Ch 1, sc in each sc.
Row 5 Ch 1, (sc2tog) twice – 2 sc.
Row 6 Ch 1, sc2tog – 1 sc. Fasten off.

Edging
With RS facing, join A at bottom right corner, sc along right edge of ear, working 3 sc at top of ear, sc along left edge, ending at bottom left corner. Fasten off.

Mane
With A, ch 28.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 27 sc. Turn each row.
Row 2 Ch 1, sc working in FRONT lp only.
Row 3 Ch 1, sc working in BACK lp only. Fasten off.

Fringe
Wrap B around cardboard square. Cut strands at one end. Hold 2 strands of yarn together and fold in half. Use crochet hook to draw fold through first st along opposite edge of beg foundation ch, forming a loop. Pull ends of strands through this loop. Pull to tighten for Fringe. Work Fringe in each st across. Work another row of Fringe in the unworked lps of Row 2 and 4 of Mane. Fringe will be worked on both sides of Mane piece. Work 1 row of Fringe around sts of Row 1. Work 1 row of Fringe in sts of last row.

Bangs
With A, ch 6.
Row 1 Sc In 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 5 sc. Turn.
Row 2Ch 1, sc in each sc. Fasten off. With B, make Fringe and secure through sts on opposite edge of beg ch. Work Fringe in last row.

Bridle (make 2)
With C, ch 21. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 20 sc. Fasten off.

Reins
With C, ch 93. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 92 sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Drill a hole through dowel about 1" [2.5 cm] from one end. Paint dowel with several coats of paint, drying and sanding between coats.

  • Sew nose, head, and neck seam of head. Stuff nose with polyester filling. Secure eyes to head. Stuff top of head. Insert dowel, adding stuffing to hold it firmly in place and to prevent dowel from poking through crochet. With double strand of A, sew from one side of top of Head at Ear level through dowel to the other side of Head. Fasten securely. Weave double strand of A through beg ch edge at bottom edge of neck and gather tightly. Fasten securely.
  • Sew Mane along back neck. Gather bottom of Ears tog and sew to each side of Head. Sew Bangs to forehead.
  • Sew each end of Bridle pieces to rings as per photo, adjusting to fit snugly around nose. Sew Bridle onto nose. Sew a ring to each end of Reins.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
lp(s) = loop(s) sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average 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.


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