Knitting patterns for softies, hats, scarves, and more featuring various equine animals.
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Small Donkey Toy
Simple pattern for a small knit donkey, about 22 cm from the bottom to the top of the head. It takes about 40 gm of yarn in the main colour, a small amount of contrast colors for the hooves and muzzle. Head and body are knit in one piece. Front legs, muzzles, and ears are knit separately and sewn on. Designed by Donna Onorato.
This softie by Bernat is approx 12″ [30.5 cm] long.
Kathleen the Shetland Pony
Height: Approximately from hoof to center back = 17cm (6.5″) in DK yarn. Designed by Janice Anderson
Candy Cane Donkey
This clever design creates a donkey or horse head knit in the round to slip over a candy cane for ornaments or treats. To fit a 12cm candy cane. Designed by J Paling who requests that you consider donating to a donkey sanctuary.
Height (approximately) 18cm, (7in) Sitting down in DK. Designed by Sue Jobson for Sirdar. Pictured project by mrsdr
Rosy Pony and Baby Burro
These easy toys are knit flat and seamed. 5 in. (12.5 cm) tall. From Lion Brand yarn
Zebra and Panda Hand Puppets
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Acorn Hill Pony
This quick easy toy is knit flat in garter stitch and seamed. One Ravelrer said it takes 2 hours to knit. Approximately 7.5 inches/19 cm long from nose to tail and 6 inches/ 5 cm from hoof to head. Traditional pattern adapted by Noreen Slank. Pictured projects by noreen1009 and Lim2
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 donkey can easily be adapted to look like a horse or zebra. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Emma Folds
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
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A Fine Knitted Horse
This toy softie from Grandmother’s Pattern Book comes with patterns for saddle and bridle.
Hannibal the Donkey
Stitched on the round using double-pointed needles from bottom to head and is about 20 cm high from feet to ears.. Designed by Knit-a-Zoo.
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
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Harriet the Horse
This horse softie is designed by Sachiyo Ishii. The file needs to be unzipped after download.
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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
Dolly the Donkey & Bramble the Horse by Amanda Berry
NO LONGER FREE! The finished sizes for these cute friends is approximately 26cm long and 27cm tall. DK yarn. Designed by Amanda Berry for Deramore's. Also available as a kit.
Toy zebra softie knit in the round is 23 cm /9 inches. Knit in solid colors if you want a horse or donkey toy instead. DK weight yarn. Designed by Steffi Hochfellner
Dolly the Donkey
Toy softie knit in the round is 23 cm /9 inches to the top of the ears in a sitting position. DK weight yarn. Designed by HelloDollyKnitting
Kylie Knit Doll & Little Knit Horse
Two softies pattern set, though patterns are also available set. The horse-living doll Kylie with horse hat and horseshoe sweater is approx. 13” tall in worsted weight yarn. The small horse is approx. 8” tall in worsted weight. Designed by VioletsandHeather
Rocking Horse and Teddy Bear
Pattern set for softie toy companions. The rocking horse including rockers stands 8 inches high and is 8 inches long, little Ted stands 5 inches high in DK yarn. The instruction for making the wings and the horn are included, so the rocking horse can become a Unicorn or a Pegasus – you could even make a Pegacorn! Little Ted can be given wings to change him into an angel bear. Designed by Phoenixknits
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 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.
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.