Size
One size
Garnverbrauch
Novita 7 Veljestä
(011) White less than 100 g and

For the horn:
Novita Nalle
(285) Saffron

For the mane:
Novita Baby Wool
(515) Rose,
Novita Nalle
(712) Freesia,
(324) Glacier and
Novita Keto
(252) Yellow Rose

For the eyes:
some thin black yarn, e.g. Novita Cotton Crochet
SONSTIGES ZUBEHÖR
Double-pointed needles:
Novita 3½–4 mm (UK 8–9½ / US 4–6) or size needed to obtain gauge

Crochet hook:
Novita 3½ mm (UK 9 / US E-4) for the horn and mane

Other supplies:
Cotton stuffing,
approx. 1 m long wooden stick
MASCHENPROBE
Stitch patterns:
- Stockinette stitch in the round:
knit all rows. Ribbing in the round: *k2, p2*, repeat *–*.

Gauge:
18 sts of stockinette st = 10 cm / 4 in

Note:
The hobby horse is knitted like a sock, with the ears of the horse where the heel would be.
Designer
Sisko Sälpäkivi
GARNE UND ZUBEHÖR KAUFEN

Cast on 24 sts and divide them onto four double-pointed needles, 6 sts each. Work ribbing in the round.

When you have worked for 4 cm, increase 1 knit st at each k2 (= knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop) and 1 purl st at each p2 (= purl the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop). 12 sts increased, 36 sts on the needles.

Work k3, p3 ribbing for 4 cm.

Increase 1 knit st at each k3 and 1 purl st at each p3. 12 sts increased, 48 sts on the needles.

Work k4, p4 ribbing for 2 cm. Now work stockinette st in the round for 8 cm.

Begin the heel flap: knit the sts on needle I onto needle IV = 24 sts. Leave the other sts on hold.

Turn work and work stockinette st as follows:

Row 1: (WS) slip 1, purl to end of row.

Row 2: (RS) slip 1, knit to end of row. Turn work.

Repeat rows 1–2 a total of 12 times (= 24 rows) and then work another WS row.

Continue in stockinette st and begin turning the heel: On the heel flap, work a RS row until 9 sts remain. Work the skp decrease (= slip 1 knitwise, knit 1, pass the slipped st over) and turn work. Slip 1, p6, p2tog, turn work. Slip 1, work until 8 sts remain, skp. Continue in the same manner, decreasing sts on the sides with 8 sts in the middle. When only the middle sts remain and you have last worked a WS row, knit 4 sts onto a spare needle. You are at the midpoint of the heel, with 4 sts on both needles.

Pick up 12 sts from the left edge of the heel flap + 1 st from between the needles. Knit the picked-up sts through the back loop onto needle I. Knit the sts on needles II and III. Pick up 12 sts from the right edge of the heel flap + 1 st from between the needles and knit the picked-up sts through the back loop onto needle IV.

Now work stockinette st in the round for 3 cm with all 58 sts..

Continue working stockinette st and begin decreasing on needles I and IV: at the beginning of needle I k3, skp, and at the end of needle IV k2tog, k3. Repeat the decreases every other round 7 times in total.

Note: When you have completed the decreases 5 times, begin decreasing on needles II and III as well: on needle II, skp, k5, skp, k3, and on needle III, k3, k2tog, k5, k2tog. 10 sts each on needles II and III.

10 sts on each needle after the decreases = 40 sts.

When you have worked for 5 cm after the decrease, begin the top decreases: k2tog at the end of needles I and III, skp at the beginning of needles II and IV. Work the decreases on every other round until 6 sts remain on each needle. Then work the decreases on every round.

When 8 sts remain, break the yarn and pass it through the sts. Securely weave in the ends.

Insert the stuffing.

Ears

Cast on 24 sts and divide them onto four needles. Work stockinette st in the round for 3 cm (8 rounds).

Begin decreases: *skp at the beginning of needles I and III, k2tog at the end of needles II and IV. Knit 2 rounds without decreases*, repeat *–* 2 more times. Work the decrease round once more and then another knit round. Decrease 1 st on each needle by k2tog. Break the yarn, pass it through the sts and pull tightly.

Use the rose-coloured yarn to embroider chain sts onto one side of the ear (the inner side when attaching the ear). Fold the ear once and sew the edges together loosely.

Knit another ear in the same manner and attach the ears.

Horn

Using the Saffron yarn, chain 16 (ch st) and work 1 slip stitch (sl st) into the first ch st to close the loop. Work 1 double crochet (dc) into each ch st. Place a marker at the beginning of the round.

Crochet in spiral, moving straight to the next row. Work the dc into the back loops of the sts.

After 2 cm, evenly decrease 2 sts on the next round by crocheting 2 dc together.

Repeat the decreases every 2 cm 4 more times. Crochet 2 dc together until you run out of sts.

Sew the horn to the middle of the forehead.

Mane

Crochet strands of hair using different colours. Chain 12–14 for a beginning chain. Crochet 1 sl st into the 2nd ch st from the hook, work 2–3 sl sts, 3 dc, 3 half trebles and 1 tr into each ch st at the end of the chain.

Crochet a total of 18–20 strands of hair.

Sew the strands behind the horn, between the ears for a forelock.

Additionally you can cut longer loops of yarn and knot them behind the ears and onto the neck.

Eyes

Using the black yarn, embroider the eyes with chain stitches and stem stitches.

Use the rose-coloured yarn to make two French knots for nostrils.

Insert the wooden stick and make a tight knot at the ribbing.