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Rocking Horse Baby Afghan
Rocking Horse Baby Afghan

Materials: 3 Ply Acrylic Yarn in 3 oz Skeins 3 White, 2 Light Blue, 2 Yellow, 1 Peach &
1 Mint Green

Crochet Hook Size G & Size
Large Eye Yarn Needle
Three 5/8" Diameter Buttons & Four 3/8" Diameter Buttons to Match Blue Yarn
12 Inches of 5/8" Wide Peach Grosgrain Ribbon
Needle and Peach Thread to Match Ribbon

Finished Size Approximately 40 x 36 Inches

Directions:
One Colour Square:
Make 136 White, 77 Blue, 47 Yellow, 4 Green
Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.
Round 1: (wrong side): Ch 3, 2 dc in ring; * ch 2, 3 dc in ring; repeat from * twice more; ch 2, join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3.

Round 2: Turn; skip joining st, sl st in next ch st and then into ch 2 space; ch 3, 2 dc in same sp; * ch 1, work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in
next ch 2 sp; repeat form * twice more; ch 1, work 3 dc in beg ch 2 sp (same sp where first 2 dc of round were worked); ch 2, join with
sl st in top of beg ch 3. Finish off, leaving approximately 8 inches for sewing.

Two Colour Square:                 
Make 64 peach/green, 4 yellow/green, 19 white/yellow, 6 white/blue, 2 yellow/blue
With first colour, ch 4, join with sl st for form ring.

Round 1: (wrong side)
Ch 3, 2 dc in ring; ch 2, 3 dc in ring; drop first colour (do not cut); with second colour, ch 2, 3 dc in ring; ch 2, 3 dc in ring; ch 2, join
with sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Round 2: Turn; continuing with second colour or skip joining st, sl st in next ch st and then into ch 2 sp; ch 3, 2 dc in same sp; ch 1,
work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp; ch 1, work 3 dc in next ch 2 sp; ch 2, drop second colour; with first colour, work 3 dc in same
sp, ch 1, work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp; ch 1, work 3 dc in beg ch 2 sp (same sp where first 2 dc of round were worked); ch
2, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. Finish off both colours, leaving approximately 8 inches on each for sewing.

Assembly: Arrange squares as shown on chart. To join, hold two squares with right sides together, positioned (when possible) with 8
inch sewing length at upper right hand corner. Thread yarn, using matching yarn when sewing length is not available, into yarn
needle.
Carefully matching stitches of both squares, begin in one ch st at corner and sew with overcast st (in outer loops only) across side,
ending in ch st at next corner,. Continue to join squares this way into rows, then sew rows together in same manner, always being
sure that the four corner junctions are firmly joined and well knotted. Trim yarn ends when afghan is assembled.

Trim:
Ear: Fold last yellow square in half, corner to corner. Using sewing length, sew together one side. With open edges on top, position
ear according to pattern. Sl st ear to afghan with remaining sewing length.

Bridle: Cut two 6-inch lengths of ribbon. Fold ends of ribbon under. With peach thread, hand sew ribbon to afghan, referring to chart
for placement.

Buttons: With blue yarn, sew buttons to afghan according to chart, knotting securely in back.

Tail: Cut thirty 28-inch lengths of blue yarn. Separate lengths into two groups of 15. Fold one group in half. Checking pattern for
placement, use size I crochet hook to draw the folded end through the afghan, creating a loop. With hook, pull loose ends through
loop and draw up knot firmly. Tie second group in same manner, Carefully separate plies of each yarn to create a curly texture.

Mane: Cut approximately 260 6-inch lengths of blue yarn. Using four lengths per knot, tie yarn to afghan in same manner as tail.
Make two rows of knots along neck where shown on chart, attaching them as close together as possible. Again, separate plies of
each length of yarn.

Note: Because of the buttons and the lengths of yarn for the tail, a baby should not be left unattended when on the afghan.