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Horse, Zebra, and Donkey Knitting Patterns

by | Apr 30, 2016 | Animals

Knitting Patterns for Horses, Zebras, Donkeys and mores

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Shetland Pony

Kathleen the Shetland Pony

Height: Approximately from hoof to center back = 17cm (6.5″) in DK yarn. Designed by Janice Anderson

Free Knitting Pattern for Candy Cane Donkey

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Zany Zebras

Zany Zebras

Height (approximately) 18cm, (7in) Sitting down in DK. Designed by Sue Jobson for Sirdar. Pictured project by mrsdr

Free Knitting Pattern for Rosy Pony Free Knitting Pattern for Baby Burro

Rosy Pony and Baby Burro

These easy toys are knit flat and seamed. 5 in. (12.5 cm) tall. From Lion Brand yarn

Free Knitting Pattern for Zebra and Panda Hand Puppets

Zebra and Panda Hand Puppets

These easy and quick puppets are knit back and forth on larger-size needles. 91⁄2 inches tall and 81⁄2 inches wide. Excerpted from Itty Bitty Toys by Susan B. Anderson.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Acorn Hill Pony

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Hannibal the Donkey

Hannibal the Donkey

Stiched 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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Zac the Zebra

Zac the Zebra

This zebra toy softie was designed by Lucinda Ganderton and can easily be adapted to be a horse. Pattern bundle also includes Sid the Snake and Dolly the Sausage Dog by Lynne RoweSusie Johns. The file needs to be unzipped after download.

Free Knitting Pattern for Hobby Horse Stormy Dawn

Stormy Dawn Hobby Horse

This softie is knit in the round with construction similar to a sock. Designed by Sara Elizabeth Kellner

Free knitting pattern for horse toy with matching child's sweater

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Donkey Finger Puppet or Pencil Topper

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Tiny Zebra

Tiny Zebra

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

Free knitting pattern for Horse Toy

A Fine Knitted Horse

This toy softie from Grandmother’s Pattern Book comes with patterns for saddle and bridle.

Free Knitting Pattern for Zebra Toy

Zebra Toy

This softie by Bernat is approx 12″ [30.5 cm] long.

Free knitting pattern for Double Knit Horse Scarf

Double Knit Horse Scarf

Miranda Stanbery designed this reversible scarf with horse motif.

Hpw to Knit a Horse

© crunchymamakim

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

Free knitting pattern for Rohan Banner Scarf

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

Knitting Pattern for Henry the Horse

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).

Knitting Pattern for Draft Horse Cloth

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

Knitting Pattern for Horse Scarf

Horse Scarf

This horse shaped scarf just uses basic knitting and sewing skills. Width approximately 8 inches.

Knitting Pattern for Horse Slippers or Baby Booties

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

Knitting Pattern for Horse Toy With Optional Legs

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

Knitting Pattern for Horse Sweater

Horse Sweater and Hat

Pullover featuring a horse motif and matching hat for ages 2 to 10 years.

Knitting Patterns for My Little Pony Sweaters

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.

Knitting Pattern for Zebra Baby Hat

Zebra Baby Hat

Size Newborns to 6 months. Great newborn photo prop.

Knitting pattern for Zoe the Zebra toy softie

Zoe the Zebra

Designed by Laura Long and excerpted from her book Knitted Toy Travels.

Knitting Pattern for Zebra Hood Cowl

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.

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