Horse Applique – Crochet pattern

Find here a free crochet pattern to make this adorable horse appliqué.


Here is the third pattern for my Farm Crochet appliqués collection! You can use this crochet horse appliqué to personalize a crochet blanket, a crochet bag or even some clothes!  The first ones I did were a pig appliqué and a cow appliqué

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Check out my other crochet farm appliqués!

This is my second horse crochet appliqué. I made another one a couple of years ago but I decided to make a new one that was the exact same size as my other farm crochet appliqués. However, you can still find my other horse appliqué here.


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Horse Applique crochet pattern


Crochet horse appliqué

Material:

  • Yarn calling for 5,5 mm / size I hook in: light brown (main color), dark brown (secondary color) and a small amount of white (for the muzzle)
  • Size 3.5 mm / size E crochet hook.
  • 2 black safety eyes (7.5 mm)
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

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

What did I use?

Light worsted yarn.
I used « I love this cotton» from Hobby Lobby.


Pattern: How do you crochet a Horse appliqué?


The head

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the light brown (main color).

  • Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)
  • Round 2: inc 6 times. (12)
  • Round 3: [1 sc in next st, 1 inc in next st] x6. (18)
  • Round 4: [1 sc in next 1 st, 1 inc in next st, 1 sc in next 1 st ] x6. (24)
  • Round 5: [1 inc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 st] x6. (30)

Cut the yarn, fasten off.

Put the eyes between rounds 2 and 3, spaced by 3 st.


The muzzle

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the white yarn.

  • Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)
  • Round 2: [1 inc in all st]. (12)

We will now be working in row:

  • Row 4: 1 sc in the next 1 st. (1)
  • Rows 5-9: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next st. (1)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

With your tapestry needle, sew the muzzle to the head between (I used a little piece or light brown yarn to see them).  See picture in “the ears part” below.


The ears (make 2)

Work in rows.

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the light brown yarn (main color).

  • Row 1: ch 6. (6)
  • Row 2: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc, 1 hdc in the next 2 st, 1 dc in the next 2 st. (5)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

With your tapestry needle, close the bottom of the ears tightly (as shown in the picture below) and sew the ears on the head.

Horse Applique crochet pattern


The body

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the light brown yarn (main color).

Work in rows

  • Row 1: ch 7. (7)
  • Row 2: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 6 ch. (6)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 4 st, 1 inc. (8)
  • Rows 4 to 10: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (8)
  • Row 11: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 4 st, 1 dec. (6)
  • Rows 12 to 13: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (6)
  • Row 14: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 2 st. (5)
  • Row 15: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (5)
  • do not turn, make 1 sc evenly all around (you do not want to crochet to tight for this part – you can also use a bigger size crochet). (approx. 32 st)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail to sew the head on).


The back legs (make 2)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the dark brown yarn (secondary color).

  • Round 1: start 5 sc in a magic ring. (5)
  • Round 2: [1 inc in all st]. (10)
  • Round 3: [1 sc in the next st, 1 inc in the next st] x5. (15)

We will now be working in row:

  • Row 4: 1 sc in the next 3 st. (3)
  • Row 5: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (3)
  • Rows 6-7: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (3)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

With your tapestry needle, sew the back legs behind the body (I used a little piece or light brown yarn to see them). You only want to see the feet from the front (see pictures below).


The front legs (make 2)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the dark brown yarn (secondary color).

  • Row 1: ch 4. (4)
  • Row 2: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in all st. (3)
  • Rows 3: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (3)

Change for the light brown yarn (main color):

  • Rows 4 to 14: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (3)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

With your tapestry needle, sew the front legs to the front of the body (see picture below).

Sew the head over the body.


The mane 

The fringe (make 3)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the dark brown yarn (secondary color).

  • Row 1: ch 5. (5)
  • Row 2: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in each st. (4)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

With your tapestry needle, sew the mane to the head between the ears (see picture below). I inserted them in the back loops of the stitches at the top of the head.

The side (make 2)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the dark brown yarn (secondary color).

  • Row 1: ch 16. (16)
  • Row 2: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in each ch. (15)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

With your tapestry needle, sew the mane to the head (see picture below). I sewed them at the back of the applique.

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All rights reserved.

The pattern and photographs contained in this document are the property of Natalina Craft. This pattern is available for personal use only. No unauthorized reproduction, in whole or in part, or distribution of this pattern or content is allowed.

You may sell finished items in limited amounts. If you sell your finished products online, I would be grateful if you can add a statement saying « Pattern by Natalina Craft » and link back to my post.


Horse Applique crochet pattern Horse Applique crochet pattern


Horse Applique - Free crochet pattern

Horse Applique - Free crochet pattern

Materials

  • Yarn calling for 5,5 mm / size I hook in: light brown (main color), dark brown (secondary color) and a small amount of white (for the muzzle)
  • Size 3.5 mm / size E crochet hook.
  • 2 black safety eyes (7.5 mm)
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Tools

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

Instructions

    The head

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the light brown (main color).

  • Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)
  • Round 2: inc 6 times. (12)
  • Round 3: [1 sc in next st, 1 inc in next st] x6. (18)
  • Round 4: [1 sc in next 1 st, 1 inc in next st, 1 sc in next 1 st ] x6. (24)
  • Round 5: [1 inc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 st] x6. (30)

Cut the yarn, fasten off.

Put the eyes between rounds 2 and 3, spaced by 3 st.

The muzzle

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the white yarn.

  • Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)
  • Round 2: [1 inc in all st]. (12)

We will now be working in row:

  • Row 4: 1 sc in the next 1 st. (1)
  • Rows 5-9: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next st. (1)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

With your tapestry needle, sew the muzzle to the head between (I used a little piece or light brown yarn to see them).  See picture in "the ears part" below.

The ears (make 2)

Work in rows.

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the light brown yarn (main color).

  • Row 1: ch 6. (6)
  • Row 2: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc, 1 hdc in the next 2 st, 1 dc in the next 2 st. (5)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

With your tapestry needle, close the bottom of the ears tightly (as shown in the picture below) and sew the ears on the head.

The body

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the light brown yarn (main color).

Work in rows

  • Row 1: ch 7. (7)
  • Row 2: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 6 ch. (6)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 4 st, 1 inc. (8)
  • Rows 4 to 10: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (8)
  • Row 11: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 4 st, 1 dec. (6)
  • Rows 12 to 13: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (6)
  • Row 14: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 2 st. (5)
  • Row 15: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (5)
  • do not turn, make 1 sc evenly all around (you do not want to crochet to tight for this part - you can also use a bigger size crochet). (approx. 32 st)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail to sew the head on).

The back legs (make 2)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the dark brown yarn (secondary color).

  • Round 1: start 5 sc in a magic ring. (5)
  • Round 2: [1 inc in all st]. (10)
  • Round 3: [1 sc in the next st, 1 inc in the next st] x5. (15)

We will now be working in row:

  • Row 4: 1 sc in the next 3 st. (3)
  • Row 5: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (3)
  • Rows 6-7: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (3)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

With your tapestry needle, sew the back legs behind the body (I used a little piece or light brown yarn to see them). You only want to see the feet from the front (see pictures below).

The front legs (make 2)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the dark brown yarn (secondary color).

  • Row 1: ch 4. (4)
  • Row 2: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in all st. (3)
  • Rows 3: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (3)

Change for the light brown yarn (main color):

  • Rows 4 to 14: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (3)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

With your tapestry needle, sew the front legs to the front of the body (see picture below).

Sew the head over the body.

The mane 

The fringe (make 3)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the dark brown yarn (secondary color).

  • Row 1: ch 5. (5)
  • Row 2: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in each st. (4)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

With your tapestry needle, sew the mane to the head between the ears (see picture below). I inserted them in the back loops of the stitches at the top of the head.

The side (make 2)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the dark brown yarn (secondary color).

  • Row 1: ch 16. (16)
  • Row 2: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in each ch. (15)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

With your tapestry needle, sew the mane to the head (see picture below). I sewed them at the back of the applique.

All rights reserved.

The pattern and photographs contained in this document are the property of Natalina Craft. This pattern is available for personal use only. No unauthorized reproduction, in whole or in part, or distribution of this pattern or content is allowed.

You may sell finished items in limited amounts. If you sell your finished products online, I would be grateful if you can add a statement saying « Pattern by Natalina Craft » and link back to my post.


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