I work part-time at the ranch where my daughter and I ride horses, and I wanted to make a fellow ranch worker’s daughter a ragdoll horse for her third birthday. The original horse was a little bigger and not as floppy as I had hoped. I thought it would be cute if the horse were smaller, and the Pocket Pony was born!
Pattern: Pocket Pony (Crochet or Knit)
Written by Reba at Crafty Reason
Sc: Single crochet
Sl st: Slip stitch
FO: Finish off
You will need:
size G/4mm hook
I Love This Yarn! Toasted Almond
I Love This Yarn! Brown
Small amount of Fiberfill stuffing (or can use scrap yarn to stuff)
Black ½-inch buttons or embroidery thread for eyes
Crochet Pattern Notes:
Watch my three-part video tutorial to follow along and crochet your Pocket Pony with me!
When sl st and turning without ch 1 (row 12), I lay the working yarn across the sl st before I do the first sc to hide the sl st.
In my video tutorial (video 1, 19:50), I made the sl st in the same st as the last st of the row, but I later changed the pattern slightly so the sl st is in its own st, so that count is a little different (12 sts in row 12, instead of 11). I hadn’t been counting the sts correctly in the video!
Finished pony is about 4” tall x 5” long (from nose to tail).
Make 2. Leave a long tail for sewing on one.
R1-3: sc 10, ch1, turn (back leg) (10)
R4-7: sc 6, ch 1, turn (leave 4) (6)
R8: sc 6, ch 5, turn (front leg) (10)
R9-10: sc 10, ch 1, turn (10)
R11: sc 10, ch 9, turn (18)
R12: sc in 3rd ch from hook, sc 11, sl st, turn (leave 4) (do not ch 1) (12)
R13: sc 11, ch1, turn (leave 1/ear) (11)
R14-17: sc 4, ch1, turn (4)
R18: sc 4, FO (4)
Sew together along edge in running stitch, stuffing very lightly as you go. Do not sew ears, sew below them across its bottom (so there will be 2 ears). Sew on buttons or embroider eyes. Hide tails in body.
Loop technique for mane/tail
I made 3 loops in one hole for the forelock.
I made 10 loops in 5 holes down the back of the neck for the mane (make loops one in each hole going down neck, then one in each hole going back up neck). My mane loops are about ½ inch long.
For the tail, I made 4 long loops in the same hole, about 2.5-3” long.
Knit Pattern Notes
I made this knitting option for a knitter friend. Although I learned to knit long before I learned to crochet, I was never very good at knitting, and never learned how to read a pattern. So this pattern may be extremely clumsily written! A more experienced knitter may find better ways to both knit the pony and write the pattern.
The sewing, eyes, mane, and tail techniques are all the same for knit and crochet versions.
You Will Need
The same materials listed above, except I used size 10 bamboo knitting needles instead of the crochet hook. I’ve no idea if this is the right size for worsted weight yarn, but those are the only needles I have.
Pony Side A:
R1 (RS): Knit
R2 (WS): Purl
Rep Rows 1-2 for Rows 3-4.
R5: BO4, K5
R9: CO 4, K10
R13: BO4, K5
R14: CO8, BO1 (ear), P12
R15: B01 (chest), K11
R17: BO7, K4
Pony Side B:
Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
R5: BO4, P5
R9: CO4, P10
R13: BO4, P5
R14: CO8, BO1 (ear), K12
R15: BO1 (chest), P11
R17: BO6, P4
R21: BO, leaving a long tail for sewing
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