Thursday, February 6, 2014

Crochet + Pony = Adorable

So I have a confession.  I love to crochet.  Like love it.  Like I spend my nights sitting on the couch in front of crappy television crocheting at the speed of light.  Or an 80 year old crochet-er.  I love it.  I started humbly, making scarves and blankets and the like.  I started to feel really adventurous and took to Pinterest.  I found myself pinning away different patterns, and trying them all out, all while stock piling yarn and hoarding it in every place I could.  I whipped out tons of baby blankets, scarves, even an adorable pair of baby booties.  I was hooked.  And naturally, it was only a matter of time before this obsession turned horsey.  One day in my Pinterest perusing I saw little crocheted animals. They were tiny, and perfectly made, and downright adorable.  My inner child who lusted after every stuffed animal horse I laid eyes on was awakened immediately.  There must be a way to make a crocheted pony.

Enter Etsy.

I immediately searched for patterns and found an adorable one here.  For a mere $5 I bought the pattern, and got to work.  The pattern itself is not too difficult.  As long as you're familiar with crocheting in a round, single crochet, and adding/deleting stitches it's not too bad.  The downside?  It's pretty time consuming.  I started making these ponies and naturally shared them on social media.  After all, I love a good brag.  While I thought they were adorable I was pretty surprised at just how much everyone loved them and in turn, wanted one!  I made them for a few little girls I babysat for, and then Kate from The Adventures of Lucy asked for a Lucy pony.  How could I say no?

Then this happened.

Not only was Kate amazing enough to blog about it, she even posted about it on COTH.  To my disbelief, people from all over the US (and Canada!) were emailing me about them.  This made for a very busy pre-Christmas season, but I couldn't be happier.  I seriously love making these little guys and have loved modeling them after real life horses.


The first pony I made with this pattern.

A birthday present for a pony-obsessed girl I babysit.

This is Mini-Nash.  He was flea bitten gray and had a half an half mane.
My favorite color scheme thus far.  It screams little
girl and I wish I could carry it around myself.
I hope you like the ponies, please feel free to ask any questions about them!  And keep your eyes peeled for a contest regarding these little guys in the very near future :)

9 comments:

  1. Omg my inner little girl wants one bad! I can crochet and knit but that looks way above my skill/patience level. How much do you charge? I want to match my mare, but that last one is so cute!

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    1. I promise the skill level involved is pretty minimal, but the amount of patience required is up there haha. I am not taking any orders at the moment but plan on opening an Etsy story up come summertime (mid-end of June) when my life becomes much less hectic :) I'll definitely mention it on the blog when that happens.

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  2. I can't imagine anyone that has a horse wouldn't want one of these adorable creations to match. Guess I'll have to become a follower to find out when you open your shop.

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    1. It'll definitely be sometime in June :)

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  3. Ohhhh my gosh. I must know when you open your shop because I will order 3 ASAP. :))

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  4. So cute!!! Do you know how to make fly bonnets? I really want to learn but don't know how to start.

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    1. I haven't yet attempted a fly bonnet. I'm decent at following patterns though so if I found one I'd definitely like to try!

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