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I finally finished my Very Large Crochet Wild Mustang Horses and Large Unicorn! They are my largest crochet amigurumi project to date, and I made 3 of them! I love them all! I have entered the large crochet Unicorn and the Black Beauty into the San Diego County Fair for the year 2018. I think you are going to have a lot of fun if you make your own unique large horse. Black Beauty is the sturdiest out of the 3 large horses, and in the video tutorial, I show what I put inside of her legs and body to make her so sturdy. If you are making the crochet large horse for a small child, I wouldn’t recommend putting the craft wire into the body.
This would be a fun crochet project for a contest in 2019. If you would like to have a contest in 2019 with your large crochet horse and/or unicorn, you must be from the USA, or Canada, and have a parent, or guardian, approval if under 18 years of age. Submit a picture of your crochet large horse/unicorn to me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/helenmaycrochet/. If I receive at least 5 pictures of large crochet horses/unicorns from 5 different people, I will announce a contest for the year 2019. No purchase necessary! You can use any crochet large horse/unicorn pattern that you want. Happy Crocheting!!!
This year, I have the Crochet Siberian Husky Dog Contest going on. The deadline is 1Sept2018. If you would like to participate, here is the direct link for the official rules:
If you would like to vote for your favorite crochet Siberian Husky Dog entries, here is the direct link:
If you would like to make your own large horse eyes, here is the free PDF download for the eye measurements:
You may have questions about why I used craft wire and other items in “Black Beauty” and “Twinkle Toes.” I made “SeaBiscuit” (The brown horse) to show that you could make these large crochet horses with only craft stuffing. I wouldn’t recommend anything else, other than craft stuffing, inside of the horses, if you are making them for small children. At the end of this blog post, I talk about the craft wire and other items inside my horse and unicorn, and why I used these items.
Helenmay Crochet Large Wild Mustang Horse and Large Unicorn Part 1 of 5:
If you like the freeform crochet that I added to Black Beauty, Sea Biscuit, and Twinkle Toes the Unicorn. I used the paid written pattern by Chudova Irene. I used my 3.75mm crochet hook for the freeform crochet on my crochet large horses. According to Chudova, the level of difficulty is “very hard.” Personally, I found it very easy to follow her written pattern and pictorials. I found her to be a very good teacher through her written pattern. It is your choice if you would like to attempt it. Here is the direct link to purchase: Fifi the Bear, pattern by Chudova Irene
My experience purchasing the paid written pattern from Chudova Irene: I notified her that I wanted to purchase the written pattern. She emailed me the paypal link to pay her, and I then paid her in Russian Rubles through paypal. I waited approximately 30 minutes, and I eventually received the written pattern via email. So, it was a little different then purchasing a written pattern through Ravelry.
I was able to follow her written pattern easily, and she has a lot of pictures in her pattern. I absolutely loved her pattern, and now I plan on incorporating a lot of her crochet freeform into my crochet work.
If you plan on giving your crochet horse as a gift, you may like the movie, and books that I recommend below, to go with your horse.
This Horse Movie is a must have for the Horse Lover’s collection.
“Most of us know the legend, the tall, handsome chestnut racehorse whose string of honors runs long and rich: the only two-year-old ever to win Horse of the Year, in 1972; winner in 1973 of the Triple Crown, his times in all three races still unsurpassed; featured on the cover of Time, Newsweek,and Sports Illustrated; the only horse listed on ESPN’s top fifty athletes of the twentieth century (ahead of Mickey Mantle).
Here is the book that tell’s the racehorse’s story.
Here are some other books that I recommend to go with your Crochet Horses:
One of my favorite classic books, Black Beauty Classic Book
This book recommendation is a winner of the Newberry Honor Book Award.
If you would like some Unicorn book recommendations, go to my blog post:
For a free written pattern for my littlest crochet magical unicorn, here is the direct link to the blog post:
Helenmay Crochet Large Wild Mustang Horse and Large Unicorn Part 2 of 5:
Helenmay Crochet Large Wild Mustang Horse and Large Unicorn Part 3 of 5:
Helenmay Crochet Large Wild Mustang Horse and Large Unicorn Part 4 of 5:
Helenmay Crochet Large Wild Mustang Horse and Large Unicorn Part 5 of 5:
If you like the crochet rose that I sewed on the side of the bridle, here is the direct link:
The crochet heart that I used on my crochet horse/unicorn is the same one that I used for my Crochet Heart Headband. Go to time 8:28 in the video tutorial:
You can add your favorite bolo tie to your horse.
Another Bolo Tie Design.
Another gorgeous Bolo tie design.
Need a bandana? This Horse Bandana is beautiful!
Here are some more pictures of my “Black Beauty” Large crochet horse. I added a crochet pouch for the classic “Black Beauty” book. I added more Freeform crochet, a horse bolo tie, and I added a label to her saddle that says “One of a Kind.” Her Bandana is from Stagecoach Country Music Festival 2018.
In my Facebook group, Marilynn asked me: “How long does it take u to
I responded: “Hi Marilynn! It is so funny, because I must have been asked this 3 to 4 times while waiting in line to turn them in to the Home and Hobby section at the county fair. I really want to tell people how long it took, but I honestly don’t know the real crochet time that it would take to make one. I can only give an estimate because I work on several crochet projects at the same time throughout the day depending on the crochet project, and no, I don’t sit and crochet all day long every day..lol…( I seriously think that some people believe that). I do crochet a lot, which is obvious from my YouTube Channel. I will try to give you a reasonable time estimate for one crochet large horse, which still allows for you to carry on with the rest of the activities in your life (Meaning approximately 2-3 hours of crochet time a day). You may be able to finish it faster, or it may take you longer, but I doubt it will take you more than 2 months. This is approximately how long I think it would take a very slow crocheter: 1 week for the horse head, 1 week for the horse body, 1 week for the horse legs, and 1 week for decorating your horse. It should only take approximately 1 month to complete your crochet large horse. I hope that helps!”
I made these crochet large horses and unicorn as an heirloom. For those trying to sell them, I saw a large plush unicorn in the toy store for $199.00. These finished handmade crochet large horses and unicorn should be sold for more than that. All 3 of my finished crochet horses and unicorn will go into storage.
In my Facebook Group, Rachel asked “I will be starting this when I get back from my holiday . What sort of wire are you using video three and what were the tubes for ? Xx”
I replied: “I used a 12 gauge floral wire because it is very malleable and still sturdy. I didn’t want to put something too rigid in their bodies (Could be dangerous). The 12 gauge wire will coil around itself very easily (so I am not worried about it breaking free and protruding from the body, and it is still sturdy). Of course, you are still putting a wire in the body so I still recommend not putting it in, if the horse is for a small child (Just to be extra safe). I was trying to think of a way to add malleability and sturdiness without putting something very rigid (and dangerous) in their bodies. I was walking through the hardware store trying to find something, when I saw the inexpensive plastic tubing used for plumbing! It was perfect! I could also cut it easily with a pair of scissors. It covered the craft wire easily and fulfilled its purpose: keeping the malleability and adding sturdiness. It also covers the craft wire well. It would be very difficult for the craft wire to break free of the tubing. If I were to make another one, this is the method I would use again. “Black Beauty” is very sturdy! Let me know if you have any questions as you build your crochet horse/unicorn.
I used floral tape to cover the coiled craft wire. You may like this deal that comes with craft wire for flower making.
The other surprise that you may find that I used in “Black Beauty” is the floral styrofoam,
which is optional to use.
The styrofoam is lightweight and sturdy. You can also easily cut it in half. You only need half for one horse or unicorn. I put half of one of these in the body of “Black Beauty.” I wanted to see if it would help make her sturdier and possibly stand. She was able to stand easier than any of the others, but it was still work trying to get her to stand. I put the styrofoam block in one of the empty pillowcases before putting it in the body of “Black Beauty.” This is the order that I did everything: I put craft stuffing on the bottom of the body, sewed the legs on with yarn (This helps secure the legs a little closer to the body. I still had the craft wire holding the legs to the body, but it wasn’t enough for me. I didn’t want wobbly legs, so I still sewed the legs on with the yarn too. If you have a zipper pouch, make sure that the crochet pouch is pulled out of the body before sewing the legs on), I then placed the styrofoam block on top of the craft stuffing and craft wires, and then placed even more stuffing on top of, and all around, the styrofoam block. The zipper pouch went back in easily, and I was able to fill it with items that I show on video tutorial. I could still feel the styrofoam in the body of Black Beauty when I finished, but it didn’t bother me. If you think that you wouldn’t like that, you may want to omit the styrofoam.
This Horse Soap would be perfect for the guest bathroom!
Here is the bulk purchase of the same soap!