AMİGURUMİ ANİMAL

Amigurumi Summer Horse Free Pattern

Summer Horse

Difficulty Level: Intermediate.

This pattern is written using US terminology.

Most of this pattern is made working in continuous rounds, it is

recommended to use a stitch marker to help you keep your place.

The Horse measures approx. 20” tall. This measurement is when medium weight (4)

yarn and a 3.75 mm hook is used. Other yarn weights and correlating hook sizes could

be substituted as long as all colors of yarn are the same weight.

Materials ~

● 3.75 mm Hook

● Tapestry Needle

● Stitch Marker

● Scissors

● Poly Pellet Beads (could substitute

rice)

● Nylon Stocking to hold beads

● PolyFiber Filling

● Hot Glue Gun – optional for

attaching eyes & used in place of

sewing some pieces

● 24mm Safety Eyes

● Medium Weight (4) Yarn in the

following colors:

○ Body Color (10 oz)

○ Mane/Tail Color (7 oz)

○ Ivory or White Color

○ Hoof Color

○ 3 Colors for the Roses

○ Leaf Color

★ I used Hobby Lobby, I Love This Yarn in the following colors:

Toasted Almond, Linen, Ivory, Brown, Mango, Lt. Peach, Buttercup,

Mid Green

Abbreviations, Tips & Tutorials~

MR – magic ring Video Tutorial for Magic Ring

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

slst – slip stitch

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

inc – increase, work 2 sc into next stitch

dec – decrease (I recommend using the invisible decrease method) 

BLO – work in back loop only

rnd(s) – round(s)

st(s) – stitch(es)

To use poly pellet beads, fill a piece of nylon

stocking until you have it large enough to fill

the horse’s hoof, tie a knot and trim excess.

The beads will help keep the horse balanced

and upright.

When making the Mane & Tail, you will

crochet into the back bump of the starting

chain. This will create a clean edge.

I use Hot Glue in place of sewing whenever I

can. I used it to attach the white patch on the

horse’s nose, the horse’s mane, as well as the

flower embellishments. I will go ahead and

note when to leave a long tail in case you prefer

to sew.

Head

With Body Color~

1 – MR, sc 6 (6)

2 – inc x 6 (12)

3 – (sc 2, 3 sc in next) x 4 (20)

4 – sc 3, 3 sc in next, (sc 4, 3 sc in next) x 3, sc (28)

5 – sc 4, 3 sc in next, (sc 6, 3 sc in next) x 3, sc 2 (36)

6-10 – sc around, 5 rnds (36)

11 – sc 24, (inc, sc 2) x 4 (40)

12 – sc around (40)

13 – sc 25, (inc, sc 2) x 4, sc 3 (44)

14 – sc around (44)

15 – sc 6, (inc, sc) x 5, inc, sc 12, inc x 3, sc 2, inc x 4, sc 6 (57)

16- 21 – sc around, 6rnds (57)

22 – sc 40, (inc, sc 4) x 3, sc 2 (60)

23-25 – sc around, 3 rnds (60)

26 – (sc 3, dec) x 8, sc 15, dec, sc 3 (51)

27 – sc 30, dec, sc 6, dec, sc 9, dec (48)

28 – (sc 6, dec) x 6 (42)

29 – (sc 5, dec) x 6 (36)

30 – (sc 4, dec) x 6 (30)

31 – (sc 3, dec) x 6 (24)

Start Stuffing. I used hot glue to attach the eyes after I closed the head, if

you’d rather use the safety backs for the eyes, you can follow the instructions

for the eyes now.*see below

32- (sc 2, dec) x 6 (18)

33 – (sc, dec) x 6 (12)

34 – dec x 6 (6)

Finish Off.

Eye Instructions: To make the divots for the eyes to sit in – Take a piece of

yarn (I used crochet thread so you can see it better) and thread it through the

head between rnds 17 & 18 and approx 25 sts apart. Thread the yarn back

through the head so that you ‘grab a stitch’. Make sure the tail comes out in a

way so that you will be able to tie a knot around a stitch on the other side and

pull on the yarn until you form the divots on both sides. Knot the ends a couple

more times & hide the ends inside the head. I used hot glue to secure the eyes

in the divots.

Use this same technique to make

divots on each side of the horse’s

nose, between rnds 10 & 11 &

approx. 16 sts apart, being

careful to not pull too tight or it

will create a gap in the stitching.

Take a piece of Ivory yarn and

make a couple stitches next to

the eyes.

Ears

1 – MR, sc 6 (6)

2 – (sc 2, inc) x 2 (8)

3 – (sc 3, inc) x 2 (10)

4 – sc around (10)

5 – (inc x 2, sc 3) x 2 (14)

6 – sc, inc x 2, sc 5, inc x 2, sc 4 (18)

7 – sc 2, inc x 2, sc 7, inc x 2, sc 5 (22)

8-10 – sc around, 3 rnds (22)

11 – sc 2, dec x 2, sc 7, dec x 2, sc 5 (18)

12 – sc, dec x 2, sc 5, dec x 2, sc 4 (14)

Sc 2 more times to get to the edge of the ear and ch 1, hold the bottom edges

together, make 7 sc through both sides to close the opening. Finish off, leaving

a long tail. Pinch the bottom of the ear together and make a few sts to secure.

Sew the ears to the head at approx. rnds 25-27. *See photo on page 4 for

reference.

Nose Strip

With Ivory~

Ch 9, starting in second ch from the hook1-2 – sc across, ch 1 & turn (8)

3 – sc across (8)

Finish Off, leaving a long tail. Sew the strip to the middle of the horse’s

 nose.

Neck

Start with a long beginning tail, you will use this to sew the head to the neck.

Ch 36, slst into the first ch to join, ch 1

1-2 – sc around, 2 rnds (36)

3 – sc 10, (inc, sc 2) x 6, sc 8 (42)

4-5 – sc around, 2 rnds (42)

6 – sc 18, (inc, sc 2) x 3, sc 15 (45)

7 – sc around (45)

8 – sc 17, inc, sc 3, (inc, sc 2) x 2, (inc, sc 3)x2 , sc 10 (50)

9-12 – sc around, 4 rnds (50)

13 – (sc 2, inc) x 4, sc 12, (inc, sc 2) x 4, sc 10, inc, sc 2, inc (60)

14 – sc around (60)

15 – sc 25, (dec, sc 2) x 5, sc 15 (55)

Finish Off, leaving a long tail.

Body

1 – MR, sc 6 (6)

2 – inc x 6 (12)

3 – (sc, inc) x 6 (18)

4 – (sc 2, inc) x 6 (24)

5 – (sc 3, inc) x 6 (30)

6 – (sc 4, inc) x 6 (36)

7 – (sc 5, inc) x 6 (42)

8 – (sc 6, inc) x 6 (48)

9 – (sc 7, inc) x 6 (54)

10 – (sc 8, inc) x 6 (60)

11-38 – sc around, 28 rnds (60)

39 – (sc 8, dec) x 6 (54)

40 – (sc 7, dec) x 6 (48)

41 – (sc 6, dec) x 6 (42)

42 – (sc 5, dec) x 6 (36)

43 – (sc 4, dec) x 6 (30)

Begin Stuffing

44 – (sc 3, dec) x 6 (24)

45 – (sc 2, dec) x 6 (18)

46 – (sc, dec) x 6 (12)

47 – dec x 6 (6)

Finish Off.

Assembly: Place the front

of the neck at approx. rnd 4

of the body, the back of the

neck will reach to approx.

rnd 23. Stuff the neck

firmly, then sew the head to

the top of the neck. I sewed

the head at an angle so it

looks like the horse is

looking off to the side but

you can sew it straight on,

or however you like. Add

additional stuffing before

closing up the last few

stitches to make sure the neck is nice and firm and can support the head.

Legs

The bottom portion of all the legs will be

made the same, however, each leg will have

different instructions towards the top. Each

leg will have a partial ‘flap’ at the top which

will be sewn up onto the sides of the body,

while the rest of the leg is sewn to the bottom

of the horse. This helps with placement and

the look of the legs. *This picture shows one of

the front legs.

My horse’s hooves turn inward a bit, which I

thought was cute, you can adjust the flap

placement to wherever you think looks best.

Right Front Leg

Start with Hoof Color~

1 – MR, sc 6 (6)

2 – inc x 6 (12)

3 – (sc, inc) x 6 (18)

4 – (sc 2, inc) x 6 (24)

5 – (sc 3, inc) x 6 (30)

6 – (sc 4, inc) x 6 (36)

7 – BLO, sc 10, (inc, sc 2) x 6, sc 8 (42)

8-9 – sc around, 2 rnds (42)

10 – sc 10, (dec, sc 2) x 6, sc 8 (36)

11 – sc around (36)

Change to Ivory

12 – sc 11, (dec, sc 2) x 4, sc 9 (32)

13-14 – sc around, 2 rnds (32)

15 – sc 12, (dec, sc 2) x 3, sc 8 (29)

16 – sc around (29)

Insert nylon with poly-pellets *see page 3

17 – sc 10, (dec, sc 2) x 3, sc 7 (26)

18 – sc around (26)

19 – sc 11, dec x4, sc 7 (22)

20 – sc around (22)

Change to Body Color

21-24 – sc around, 4 rnds (22)

25 – sc, inc x 2, sc 10, inc x 3, sc 6 (27)

26-30 – sc around, 5 rnds (27)

31 – sc 4, inc x 2, sc 11, inc x 3, sc 7 (32)

32-37 – sc around, 6 rnds (32)

Here is where we will begin working back & forth to create the flap.

38 – sc 5, ch 1 & turn, hdc in same st as ch & in the next 16 (17) ch 1 & turn

39 – hdc 17 (17) ch 1 & turn

40 – hdc 3, dc 11, hdc 3 (17)

Finish Off , leaving a long tail. Make sure the leg is stuffed firmly so it can

support the body.

Left Front Leg

Follow the same instructions as the right front leg through rnd 37

38 – sc 10, hdc 17, ch 1 & turn

39 – hdc in same as ch & in the next 16 (17)

40 – hdc 3, dc 11, hdc 3 (17)

Finish Off, leaving a long tail. Stuff firmly.

Right Rear Leg

Follow the same instructions as right front leg through rnd 33

34 – sc 6, inc x 2, sc 15, inc x 3, sc 6 (37)

35 – sc around (37)

36 – sc 8, inc x 3, sc 26 (40)

37 – sc around (40)

38 – sc 20, ch 1 & turn, hdc in same as ch & in next 24

39 – hdc 25 (25) ch 2 & turn

40 – dc in same as ch & in the next 17, hdc 7 (25) ch 1 & turn

41 – sc 7, hdc 18 (25) ch 1 & turn

42 – sc 6, hdc 12, sc 7 (25)

Finish Off, leaving a long tail. Stuff Firmly.

Left Rear Leg

Follow the same instructions as the Right REAR Leg through rnd 37

38 – sc 32, ch 1 & turn, hdc in same as ch & in next 24 (25) ch 1 & turn

39 – hdc 25 (25) ch 1 & turn

40 – hdc 7, dc 18 (25) ch 1 & turn

41 – hdc 18, sc 7 (25) ch 1 & turn

42 – sc 7, hdc 12, sc 6 (25)

Finish Off, leaving a long tail. Stuff Firmly.

Assembly: Sew the legs to the body, add stuffing before closing up the last

few stitches to insure the bottom of the legs are firm. Add some lighter stuffing

to fill in the flap area, making sure the stuffing doesn’t pull gaps in the hdc/dc

stitches.

Mane & Tail

The mane and tail are made up of 2 strips that

are joined together at the top, forming what we

will refer to as a ‘Section’.

Each strip begins with a starting ch. You will start

by working in the 2nd chain from the hook and sc

into the back bumps of the starting ch *See page 3.

You will work a total of 3 rows of sc, then, without

finishing off, begin a new starting ch for te

second strip. After working 3 rows of sc on the

second strip, you ch 1, fold the strips together and

sc across the top to join, forming a Section.

I will write out the instructions for the first

Section, then you will repeat the same technique

for each section, changing only the length of the

chains.

~You will have a total of 3 separate

sections and 1 individual strip for

the part of the mane that goes

between the ears~

*see photo on next page for

placement.

Front mane – Section 1

With Mane/Tail Color~

Ch 42, starting in 2nd ch from the

hook & working in back bump1-2 – sc across, Ch 1 & turn (41)

3 – sc across

Ch 36

1-2 – sc across, ch 1 & turn (35)

3 – sc across

Ch 1 and fold the 2 strips together,

sc across to join. Finish Off, leaving a long tail. This section will go next to the

inside of the left ear.

Front mane – Section 2: Strip 1: ch 21; Strip 2: ch 31. This goes next to

Section 1, in the middle.

Front mane – Section 3: Strip 1: ch 42; Strip 2: ch 26. This section is

sewn directly behind Section 2 and lays over the top of Section 2.

Now, we will make a single strip that is 31 ch long. This piece goes next to the

right ear and is angled so it lays across the other sections.

*see picture on page 10 for a different angle.

Side mane –

Next, we will make the part of the mane that goes down the back of the

horse’s head and neck. For this piece I made 5 continuous sections. I made 2

strips and joined them together but instead of finishing off, I made the next

starting ch, making my next 2 strips and joined those 2 strips together and so

on. You will have 5 sections total that are all connected. Then I just single

crocheted across the top of all five sections for a cleaner look and to make the

piece easier to attach. Every strip will start with a ch of 58.

Sew the Mane down the middle of the back of the horse’s head and neck.

For the tail we will make 2 continuous sections (total of 4 strips). After

single crocheting across the top of the 2nd section, ch 1, fold one section over

the top of the other and sc across the top to join. (you’ll have 4 strips stacked

one on top of the other).

Tail – Section 1: Strip 1: Ch 55; Strip 2: ch 61

Tail – Section 2: Strip 1: ch 57; Strip 2: ch 64

Fold the 2 sections together and sc across the top (there will be 4 strips

layered). Finish off, leaving a long tail. Repeat these instructions 2 more times

so that you have a total of 3 pieces

with 2 sections each. Sew the first

piece to approx. rnd 38 of the

horse’s body. Sew the next 2 pieces

directly above the first.

Flowers & Leaves

I made 3 roses in each color and 3

rosebuds in each color. I also made 7

leaves. You can make as many

flowers and leaves as you wish,

adding some to the tail as well if you

like.

Rose: Ch 27, 3hdc in 2nd ch from

the hook, slst, (3hdc in next st, slst)

x 12

Finish off, leaving a long tail. Roll

the petals into a rose shape and

secure with a few stitches through

the bottom.

Rosebud: ch 18, dc in 3rd ch from

the hook & in the next 15.

Finish off, leaving a long tail. Roll

up and secure with a few stitches

through the bottom.

Leaf: Leave a long starting tail for

sewing the leaves to the roses: Ch 8,

starting in 2nd ch from the hook,

slst, sc, hdc, dc 3, 5 dc in next st,

(Now begin working down the

opposite side of the ch) dc 3, hdc, sc,

slst, ch 2, slst into the first slst on

side 1. Finish Off.

Reference photos on the next page for placement of the flowers.

Finished!

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