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April--Crochet Horsie by MuseSusan April--Crochet Horsie by MuseSusan
Finally finished! I'd been wanting to make a horse plushie for a while, and now that I've improved my crocheting skills considerably, I decided to give it a try. I made up this pattern completely from scratch, and it wouldn't be easy to write it down--a lot of it was completely on the spot, deciding where to increase or decrease. As a result, the proportions are a bit odd, but I'm proud of it anyway!

I'm going to call her April, after a horse I used to ride back when I was taking riding lessons (which I hope to do again someday soon!) April was a really fun horse to work with, but more than a little nuts. She was about the same color as this, but with a coppery mane and tail, and ridiculously tall. She loved to jump and would nearly run away with you if you weren't careful, but I learned more from riding her than any other horse, and gained a lot of confidence, too! So I suppose a cuddly toy is a nice tribute, although she'd probably kill me if she knew she was being compared to something cute.

A few details: Made with a little more than one skein of Lion Brand Homespun, Sierra color (I was trying to use it up, but I had to get another ball, grrrr… ) and off-white Caron Simply Soft for the mane and tail. Oh, and the hooves are Homespun, but the Roccoco color. She's 11 inches tall, 16 inches from nose to tail, and stuffed pretty firmly, so she stands up pretty well although she's nice and squishy, too.

I'm now working on a mountain goat plushie, but work has stalled due to a major redesign of the pattern, which has resulted in me frogging a good chunk of the most recent work. Now I have to gather the courage to forge ahead…
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SandrasSunnyShoppe13 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh she is lovely!!! I looked at her and seen hemp yarn at first, (which is something I might steal and try out lol) But really simple and really adorable! And I fund this in April LOL :)
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MartianRaindrop42 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i love it! ive been wanting to make a horse also...but am stuck trying to finish the dragon i started grrr...
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MidnightLycan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How exactly do you crochet soft toys? I have only ever been able to make granny squares and scarves...
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BeautifulHorses Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
DUDE! Sweet! She's so pretty :)
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Tapiku Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
It's fantastic-boombastic. 8D How did You do it?? O-O
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Teal-Guillemot Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
This is awesome, I love it!! <3
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khan-lovr Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Very lovely! I think your little mare is well-proportioned. I don't crochet, but I love to make my own plushie patterns. You did an excellent job!
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vivid-vulture Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
D'aw. C: It's so cute.

How'd you make that? :<
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electrokinetic Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Holy WOW. This is SEAMLESS. It's amazing!
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StarConfetti Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
featured [link] :heart:
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