Crochet Applique: Horse


Find here a free crochet pattern for this cute horse crochet applique.


This crochet horse applique is so much fun to do! They can be great to decorate a crochet blanket, a bag or a jumper!

 

 

Check out the pattern for the crochet unicorn applique.

 


SIZE :

4.5” / 12 cm tall when made with the indicated yarn. You can use a smaller hook to get a smaller applique.

 

MATERIALS:

• 1 type of yarn calling for 5,5 mm (US I-9) hook in 2 different colors
• Size 3 mm crochet hook
• Size 3.5 mm crochet hook
• Tapestry needle
• 6.5 mm black safety eyes

 

What did I use?

Light worsted yarn in dark brown and light brown
I used «I love this cotton! Yarn» from Hobby Lobby in Brown (color 20) and Antique Cream (color 85).

 

Abbreviations:

• chain (ch)
• single crochet (sc)
• double crochet (dc)
• half double crochet (hdc)
• increase (inc)
• decrease (dec)
• slip stitch (sl st)
• stitch marker





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How to crochet a horse applique?


Let’s start the crochet horse applique!

 


PART 1: The head

 

With a 3.5 mm crochet.

use the dark brown yarn.

 

Row 1: ch 5. (5)

Row 2: turn; sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3.  (4)

Row 3: ch1, turn; Work 2 sc in 1st st, sc in each of the next 2 st, work 2 sc in last st. (6)

Row 4: ch1, turn; sc in all. (6)

Row 5: ch1, turn; sc in all. (6)

Row 6: ch1, turn; Work 2 sc in 1st st, sc in each of the next 4 st, Work 2 sc in last st.(8)

Row 7: ch1, turn; sc in all. (8)

Row 8: ch1, turn; sc in all. (8)

Row 9: ch1, turn; dec, sc in each of the next 4 st, dec. (6)

Row 10: ch1, turn; sc in all. (6)

Row 11: ch1, turn; sc in all. (6)

Row 12: ch1, turn; (1 sc (place stitch marker), 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in first st, sc in each of the next 4 st, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in last st. (14)

DO NOT TURN and sc all around and stop before the first st of the previous row (with the stitch marker) (20)

Row 13: starting in the st with the stitch marker: sc in the next 2, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next stitch, ch 2, (1 dc, 1 sc) in next st, sl st in next 6 st, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next st, ch 2, (1 dc, 1 sc) in next st, sc in the next 2 (22)

sl st in next st, cut your yarn and sew in the end

 




 


PART 2: The nose

 

With a 3.5 mm crochet.

use the light brown yarn.

 

Row 1: ch 5. (5)

Row 2: turn; sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3.  (4)

Row 3: ch1, turn; Work 2 sc in 1st st, sc in each of the next 2 st, work 2 sc in last st. (6)

Row 4: ch1, turn; sc in all. (6)

Row 5: ch1, turn; sc in all. (6)

DO NOT TURN and sc all around (10), sl st in first st from row 5, leave a long tail, cut your yarn and attach the nose to the head

 




 


PART 3: The body

 

With a 3.5 mm crochet.

use the dark brown yarn.

 

Row 1: ch 6. (6)

Row 2: turn; 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 4.  (5)

Row 3: ch1, turn; Work 2 sc in 1st st, sc in each of the next 3 st, work 2 sc in last st. (7)

Row 4: ch1, turn; Work 2 sc in 1st st, sc in each of the next 5 st, Work 2 sc in last st.(9)

Rows 5 to 15:  ch1, turn; sc in all. (9)

Row 16: ch1, turn; dec, sc in each of the next 5 st, dec. (7)

Row 17: ch1, turn; dec (place stitch marker), sc in each of the next 3 st, dec. (5)

DO NOT TURN and sc evenly all around (34), sl st in first st from row 17 (with stitch marker), leave a long tail, cut your yarn. Attach the head to the body. The bottom of the body is the flat side (see picture below). You can choose if you want to head in the middle or slightly inclined.

 




 


PART 4: The legs (make 4)

 

With a 3.5 mm crochet.

start with the light brown yarn.

Please note that I did not chain 1 before to turn in order to make the side of the legs more regular.

 

Row 1: ch 4. (4)

Row 2: turn; sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2.  (3)

Row 3: turn; sc in all.  (3)

Change color: use the dark brown yarn

Rows 4 to 8: turn; sc in all.  (3)

Cut the yarn, leave a long tail to sew to the body. Sew 2 legs to the front of the body as shown in the picture and 2 on the back, on each side of the body.

 

 


PART 6: The eyes

 

I used 7.5 mm safety eyes. I placed them in the center of the head (about 2 rows above the nose) and I left 2 stitches between both eyes

 

 

 


PART 7: The hair

 

With a 3 mm crochet.

Use with the light brown yarn.

 

For the head:

Make 4 ch of 14 for the longest hair. Leave a long tail for sewing to the head.

Make 2 ch of 7 for the fringe. Leave a long tail for sewing to the head.

I attached each chain to the top of the head as follow from left to right: ch of 14, ch of 14, ch of 7, ch of 7, ch of 14, ch of 14.

 

For the tail:

Make 4 ch of 17.

Attach the 4 ch on the left side of the body.

 

 




 


Congratulations, your crochet horse applique is ready! If you made it, please be sure to tag @natalinacraft on social media with the hashtag #natalinacraft, I would love to see your work!

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Crochet Applique: Horse


 

12 thoughts on “Crochet Applique: Horse”

  1. Natalina: Thanks for the bees pattern. I have a couple of patterns for bees but they aren’t nearly as cute and as pretty as yours. The size is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Dear Carol, Thank you and you are very welcome! I am glad you like them! I would love to see your work if you make them!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing these patterns with us!! I cannot wait to try crocheting these. And welcome to the U.S. :o)

  3. Bonjour y aurrai t’il un tuto ou vidéo qui explique comment faire car je débute et ne comprend pas tjrs bien les termes merci

    1. Bonjour, il n’y a malheureusement pas encore de vidéo (je prévois d’en faire mais je ne sais pas encore quand). Est-ce que le patron en français vous pose problème? Je peux essayer de répondre à vos questions et vous aider au mieux.

  4. Thank you for the free pattern. I have a question. When you start the body of the unicorn, it says chain 6, sc in second chain from hook, then sc in next 5. There’s only 6 chains so what do I do? Add another chain to be able to do the 5 sc or only do 4 sc? Thank you for your help.

    1. Hi Susan, you are totally right. It should be: Row 2: turn; 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 4. (5). Sorry about that. Let me know if you have any more questions.

  5. I am making the appliqué horse, but I am making the body much longer so my little niece can use it as a bookmark.

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