An adoring grandmother to a 4 year old little girl asked me to make this for her. She is also a fellow crocheter, but finds it hard to work with crochet thread. So of course, I was ever so happy to do this for her. I was first contacted by her to make the little girl scrunchies. However, when it was determined that shipping was going to be a bit pricy, she decided to have me crochet some ponies so that it not only made it worth the shipping costs, but that it also made it worth my time. How sweet is that! God bless her. She gave me complete creative freedom. Her only specifications were that the ponies and little girl scrunchies be in princess colours of pink and purple. I am so pleased to say that she is delighted with how it turned out. I can't wait to hear how her granddaughter likes them!
Each pony took me about 2 days to crochet. They are about 3.25" (8 cm) tall and long and about 1" (2.5 cm) wide. They are made with crochet cotton thread and stuffed with polyester fiberfil. The whole time I was making them and even now looking at the pictures, I felt like being a little girl again.
Each scrunchy took me about 30 minutes, give or take, to crochet. They are about 2.5" (6 cm) in diameter. They are smaller than my normal sized scrunchies which are about twice the size.
Continue reading to discover more about each piece and to see some more photos...
Plum Purple Crochet Pony
For those of you who know me, you know that I like to make up my own designs/patterns whenever I can, and that I don't really like to follow a pattern. Unless of course it is my own, but even then I don't really care to do that. So, I did what I normally do first. I searched for ponies in google images to have a visual on what a pony looks like.
Then, I just grabbed my yarn and started working on the hooves and legs. This part came to me really quickly. Next, I got to work on the body. This is were it took a while for me to get it right. I think I frogged* the body part about four times before I got it to look good. Once I had gotten it to how I liked it, I went ahead and sewed the legs to the body. Then I got to thinking about how I wanted to make the head, and I remembered my knight from my crochet chess set. So I grabbed the original knight from the first crochet chess pieces I made, and I held it up next to my pony's body. It was a perfect fit, so I went ahead and used a similar pattern for my pony's head. Once that was done, I crocheted the ears and sewed them onto the head. Next, I embroidered the eyes. At first, the eyes were pink because in the dark, black seemed to dark. I later changed them to black once I noticed that in the natural light, they look so much better. Finally, I worked the tail and the mane, and below I give you my very first crochet amigurumi pony.
*Frogging is when you unravel or undo crocheting work you have done.
Pink Crochet Pony
Lavender Crochet Pony
Lavender Crochet Little Girl Scrunchy
Plum Purple Crochet Little Girl Scrunchy
Pink Crochet Little Girl Scrunchy
Peach Crochet Little Girl Scrunchy
Collages of the Ponies and Scrunchies
***UPDATE. The pony pattern is now available to purchase in Rebeckah's Treasures Store on Craftsy. The direct link to the listing is: Crochet Ponies. Or if you would prefer more direct service, it is available in Rebeckah's Treasures Crochet Pattern Store right here on this website. Crochet Ponies Pattern.
Which pony and scrunchy do you like the best? Leave a comment below...