I made about 4 of the horse scarves before I moved onto fresher pastures :) You can see the photos of my horse scarf in my previous post. This time around I wrote down my directions.
Disclaimer: I saw this scarf first shared on The Crochet Crowd FB page, and do not know who is the original creator of this pattern. I just looked at some of the pictures shared by people and came up with my own directions based on inspiration from those photos. If you are the original creator, please contact me via this blog, and I will give you credit on my blog/ link back to you as the original creator of this design. Also, I am not a professional crochet pattern writer, so this is my amateur attempt at putting together followable directions. Please use EXTREME CAUTION when attempting to follow my pattern , and do so at your own risk (or the risk of messing up a skein of yarn and wasting an hour or so of your time??).
That being said, I was able to follow along and create 3 more scarves with no issues. Plus, if you leave me a comment/ question, I will try to help you out :) Lastly, if you do succeed in making one, I would be THRILLED BEYOND MEASURE to hear from you!!
HORSE SCARF FREE CROCHET PATTERN:
USE SZ 5-5.5 HOOK, WORSTED WEIGHT YARN 1 SKEIN, AND SCRAPS OF CONTRAST COLOR.
GAUGE IS NOT IMPORTANT FOR THIS PATTERN.
YOU START THE HORSE SCARF FROM THE SNOUT/ NOSE PART, END WITH THE LEGS, THEN CROCHET ALL THE LITTLE PIECES TO SEW ON LATER. MAIN BODY OF SCARF:
SNOUT (DO IN WHITE OR YOUR LIGHTER COLOR)- 10 ch, HDC in 2nd ch and each after that (9 hdc)
Next row- 11hdc (one increase at each end)
13hdc, fasten off,
tie rust color (OR DARKER COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE)
3 CH (1st dc), 12 dc (one in each hdc),
(one incr at each end) 15 dc
decr at each end for next 3 rows (17 dc),
17dc for next 3 rows,
1 more decr- 15dc- for next 75 rows (main length of scarf),
Increases at each end for next 3 rows (23 dc), split into half- do 2 rows as such, then 2 rows of decr, 7 more rows, last 2 rows white – 1 decr in each.
Ear: Leave a 9-10” long tail at the beginning for sewing the ear on. ch 7, dc in 4th ch from hook, and in every ch after ( 5 dc total)
Dc incr, dc in each, dc incr (7 dc),
3 hdc tog
white ear inserts: Leave a 7” long tail at the beginning for sewing the ear on. 6 ch, dc in 4th ch from hook, and in every ch after (4 dc total)
3 hdc tog
WHITE SNOUT TOPPER- Leave a 12-14” long tail to sew. 7 CH, DC IN 4th ch from hook, 4 more dc,
Incr (7 dc), 3 more rows of 7 dc, 1 decr, 6 rows of 6 dc, done.
Nostrils: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join rd and leave a long tail to sew ( make 2)
Eyes: 8 ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc
do one row of sc on top with one incr
Mane: Cut 5” pieces of yarn, about 30, and hook up for mane.
Make a tassle for the tail, and YOU’RE DONE!