Horse, Zebra, and Donkey Knitting Patterns
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Free Knitting Patterns
Kathleen the Shetland Pony
Candy Cane Donkey
Rosy Pony and Baby Burro
Zebra and Panda Hand Puppets
Acorn Hill Pony
Hannibal the Donkey
Zac the Zebra
Stormy Dawn Hobby Horse
This softie is knit in the round with construction similar to a sock. Designed by Sara Elizabeth Kellner
Horse Toy With Matching Sweater
Patons designed this pattern for a horse toy about 14 inches tall with matching striped sweater for babies 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 months. Provided courtesy of Black Sheep Wools.
Donkey Finger Puppet or Pencil Topper
This tiny Carnie Zebra amigurumi toy from Mochimochi Land designer Anna Hrachovec is a bonus pattern from Adventures in Mochimochi Land. Pictured project by juleen
A Fine Knitted Horse
This toy softie from Grandmother’s Pattern Book comes with patterns for saddle and bridle.
This softie by Bernat is approx 12″ [30.5 cm] long.
Double Knit Horse Scarf
Miranda Stanbery designed this reversible scarf with horse motif.
How to Knit a Horse
Jeannie R. Lee provided quick instructions for a simple horse toy with basically two pieces, modified from the pattern in A First Book of Knitting for Children by Bonnie Gosse and Jill Allerton. Pictured project is by crunchymamakim
Harriet the Horse
Rohan Banner Scarf
IrishElinor’s reversible double knit scarf is based on the White Horse upon green banner of Rohan, or as the Rohirrim call their country, the Mark of the Riders. There are Celtic knot motifs on the middle and the ends of the scarf, with two horse profiles facing each other between. See Appendix A, II: The House of Eorl; LOTR.
Patterns for Purchase
Henry the Horse
Horse toy softie designed by Amanda Berry. Knit flat and assembled. The horse is 23cm tall (when standing from tips of toes to tops of ears).
Draft Horse Cloth
Horse motif in knit and purl stitches for wash cloths, dish cloths, and more. Designer says it’s suitable for beginners. Finished Size: 8” W X 8.25” H. Other horse motif cloths available from this designer
This horse shaped scarf just uses basic knitting and sewing skills. Width approximately 8 inches.
Horse Slippers or Baby Booties
This is a slipper sock pattern for the whole family. It comes in 7 sizes: 6-12 months, 1-3 years, 4-6 years, 8-12 years, small Women’s, medium Women’s, Men’s
Horse Toy With Optional Legs
Knit this horse softie as a finger pupper or baby rattle or quick toy without legs. Or knit optional legs with 3 different leg patterns (dangle legs, horse legs and big foot legs). Finished measurements: approx 5″ tall wihtout legs, 8″ with legs
Horse Sweater and Hat
Pullover featuring a horse motif and matching hat for ages 2 to 10 years.
My Little Pony Sweaters
Vintage patterns in pdfs in a variety of styles including pullovers and cardigan, a range of child and adult sizes featuring My Little Pony characters in colorwork.
Zebra Baby Hat
Size Newborns to 6 months. Great newborn photo prop.
Zoe the Zebra
Designed by Laura Long and excerpted from her book Knitted Toy Travels.
Zebra Hood Cowl
In sizes from baby through adult, this striped hood by Velvet Acorn is finished with ears and a mane. Sizes: 3/6 month – 6/9 month – 12/18 month – Toddler – Child – Adult sizes. Quick knit in super bulky yarn.