dusty & satchel knitting pattern
I created this pattern when my sons and I wanted a horse for our seasonal table, a place where we display seasonal bits of nature.
The horse is knit in three main pieces plus two ears. Two mirror-image sides are joined and a gusset adds width. Felt the horse until no visible stitches remain. To be sure your yarn will work, make a test swatch and felt it thoroughly.
This is a pdf pattern which you will receive immediately after payment.
US10½/6.5mm double-pointed knitting needles, or size needed to achieve gauge
Stitch holders (2)
Tapestry needle, beading needle, and embroidery needle
Knitting needle or chopstick
Wooden block that measures 5½” x 2¾” x 1½”, or comparable object
Wooden block, or comparable object, 14” long
Dishpan and dish soap
Worsted-weight wool yarn: approx. 100 yards
The horses pictured are knit in Cascade 220, colors #2347 and #8400.
Color that matches the body color
Black or dark brown
Thin yarn or crochet thread for the mane and tail
Small piece of wool felt in a matching or contrasting color for the hooves.
Onyx beads, 6mm (2)
Thread-wrapped floral wire (4 pieces)
Wool for stuffing
Finished horse size after assembly: Approx. 8” tall and 6” long