Horse lovers will be delighted with their favorite animal adorning their Christmas tree. This Horse Butt Ornament crochet pattern works up quickly using just a few yards of worsted yarn, so it’s a great stash buster. You can even add some fun fur or eyelash yarn to create the furry feet of a draft horse. Crochet a few in different colors to adorn your equestrian Christmas tree. Make a few for your horse-loving friends and family. Please post copies of your horses on my Instagram. How many horses of a different color can we all create?
Skill level: Easy
Finished measurement is approximately 4.5” tall.
Worsted weight yarn:
30 yards MC
10 yards CC
1 yard black
5 yards fun fur for draft horse
Size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook
Rnd 1: With MC yarn, ch 2 (or magic ring), 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.
Rnd 2: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (15 sc).
Rnd 3: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (20 sc).
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (25 sc).
Rnds 5-11: Sc in each st.
Rnd 12: *Dec over next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat around (20 sc).
Rnds 13-14: Sc in each st.
Rnd 15: *Dec over next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat around (16 sc).
Rnds 16-18: Sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 18. Fasten off MC.
Rnd 19: Join CC, sc in each st. (For draft horse, use fun fur and turn work.)
Rnd 20: Sc in each st. (For draft horse, work one extra rnd of sc.)
Rnd 21: Lay flat and sc through both sides (turn if draft horse). 2 sc in first st, sc across, 2 sc in last st (10 sc).
Use black yarn to embroider line between legs from bottom up to Rnd 12.
Cut 6 pieces of yarn 8” long (10” for braid) and fold in half. Insert hook into top center of Rnd 1. Pull yarn through st, then pull ends of yarn through center lp. Pull tight.
Add a bow to the tail for decoration.
Cut a piece of yarn approximately 12” long and fold. Pull through top of horse butt and tie off for hanger.
Weave in all ends.
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