Horsey Granny Square Lovey
Designer Mistie Bush
On July 30, 2016 the pattern for Crafting A Rainbow of Hope, was the Horsy Granny Square. Joanita @ Creative Crochet Workshop created this great square which can be found HERE. I have taken this square and expanded on it to make a lovey. This Horsey Granny Square Lovey will be sent as part of the July and August charity contributions to The Mini Hooves of Love organization. This Lovey is made using Red Heart Super Saver Yarn and a Brittany G hook with basic crochet stitches. The horsey head is made separate from the lovey blanket and sewn together so that a small amount of stuffing can be added to give dimension.
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Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver 7 oz/198 g/364 yds/333 m per skein
Black E300- , (small amount for center of eyes and facial features)
Soft White E300-316 (small amount for eyes)
Carrot E300-0256 (2 ozs Lovey and mane)
Coffee (Dark Brown) E300-365 (1 oz head and 1 row in lovey)
Buff E300-0334 (small amount for muzzle and blaze)
Copper Kettle E300-267 (Small amount 2 rounds for lovey and mane)
Hook: Brittany G/6 (4.00 mm)
Small amount of fiber fill
Laying flat 16 inches square
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Dc = double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Sc = single crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
Sp/sps = space/spaces
St/sts = stitch/stitches
Reverse Single Crochet aka Crab Stitch
This stitch is worked from left to right (or opposite direction) than you normally crochet.
With right side of project facing you Chain 1, * insert hook into next stitch to right, yarn over and pull through, (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops *. Continue working * to * until you have reached the end of project. Slip stitch into first chain 1 and fasten off, weave in ends.
Ch-1 at beginning of rounds does not count as a stitch
Corner (3 dc, ch-2, 3 dc) unless otherwise stated
Horsy Head Instructions
Follow pattern at the above link through round 4. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing on to lovey blanket. Continue with the facial features for the horsy so that all your ends are worked in on the back side of head. Lay to side and make the lovey.
Colors I used
Head circle & ears– Coffee
Snout Head stripe (muzzle & blaze) Buff
Eyes – Soft White
Mane – Carrot & Copper Kettle
Rnds 1-4: of horsy head (circles are same size for stuffing) Join DO NOT FASTEN OFF
Rnd 5: Ch3, work 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into same st as join (first corner made), * ch-2, sk 2 sts, 3 hdc into next st * repeat from * to * 2 more times, (3 dc, ch-2, 3 dc) in next st (second corner made) repeat from * to * 3 times, (3 dc, ch-2, 3 dc) in next st (third corner made), repeat from * to * 3 times, (3 dc, ch-2, 3 dc) in next st (fourth corner made), repeat from * to * 3 times, sl st into top of ch -3 (4 corners, 9 hdc each side = 36 hdc, 3 ch-2 sps each side = 12 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 6: sl st in next 2 sts, ch-1, * make corner in ch-2 sp, ch-2, sk 3 hdc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp *, repeat from * to * around; join with sl st in top of 1st dc (7 sets dc each side = 28 sets, 8 ch-2 sps each side = 32 ch-2 sps)
Rnds 7 – 8: repeat rnd 6 (increasing 2 sets on each side)
Drop main color and attach new color in corner ch-2 sp (I used Copper Kettle)
Rnd 9: Repeat rnd 6, Fasten off copper kettle and pick up carrot
Rnd 10: Repeat Rnd 6
Rnd 11: ch-3, Dc in each st to corner, * work corner in ch-2 sp, dc in each st to next corner ch-2 sp *, repeat around; join with sl st in top of ch-3,
Fasten off Carrot, attach Coffee
Rnd 12: Repeat rnd 11
Fasten off Coffee attach Copper Kettle
Rnd 13: crab st around placing 2 sts in corners ch-2 sp
Fasten off and weave in ends
Take horsy head and match sts to center circle on lovey, with yarn needle and yarn tail left on head sew head to lovey, place a small amount of fiber fill between circles to raise up head, finish sewing down.
Weave in ends.
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Happy Hooking and Enjoy!
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