17 Horse Knitting Patterns

Most of us grow up with a favorite animal, and for many, that animal is a horse. And for a good reason, too — horses are pretty incredible creatures. If you need something to make for the horse lover in your life, you’ve come to the right place! While we can’t all have a real horse at home, there’s no better way to bring one into our lives than knitting. Ahead, you’ll find some great horse knitting patterns to knit for yourself, your equestrian friend, family member, or neigh-bor.

When it comes to cute knitted animals, horses might not be the first to come to mind, but there is absolutely no reason why they shouldn’t! So quit horsing around and giddy up! It’s time to pick out something your horse-loving self might love just as much as your faithful companion. Or you’re like me, whose life right now wouldn’t be conducive to owning one? Let’s settle on knitting our own herd of them instead!

17 Horse Knitting Patterns

1. Dressage Horse and Rider Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern by Tea Cosy Folk

This Dressage Horse And Rider Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern knits up to make this wonderful equestrian effigy of a horse and rider, the perfect tea cosy for horse lovers.

The horse is poised with one leg raised as if he’s trotting along. The rider is sat on the horse in competitive style, black and white riding gear, with coat tails. And she is wearing a riding hat. I think they look great and I love the way they both look rather posh.

Dressage Horse and Rider Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern by Tea Cosy Folk

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2. Haffie, The Horse Knitting Pattern by Mizu Design NL

Haffie is a cute, stuffed horse that’s not too complicated to make. A nice pattern if you want to make a small version of your favorite horse, a toy or decoration for your home. 

Haffie, The Horse Knitting Pattern by Mizu Design NL

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3. Henry, The Horse Toy Knitting Pattern by Fluff And Fuzz

Henry, the Horse is off to the races. He is worked predominantly in stockinette on a pair of single pointed knitting needles (not in the round), and their reins and horseshoes are single crochet chains worked on a crochet hook. If you don’t crochet, you could embroider the hooves in chain stitch onto the finished hooves, and for the reins you could use a plait or single strand of yarn. 

Henry, The Horse Toy Knitting Pattern by Fluff And Fuzz

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4. Christmas Dala Horse Toy Knitting Pattern by Angela Turner

Want to knit something a little different for the festive season this year? Try this sweet Swedish Dala horse. The stocking stitch body parts are knitted first then sewn together to make the horse shape. The brightly colored saddle, straps and mane are knitted separately then attached. It will sure to catch the eyes of all who see it!

Christmas Dala Horse Toy Knitting Pattern by Angela Turner

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5. Horsing Around Slipper Socks Knitting Pattern by Heaven To Seven

Hold your horses, take the reins, and let these equestrian slipper socks gallop to the top of your wardrobe favorites. Think of them as your own plush, warm, and cozy household horseshoe. With this pattern, you can equip the whole family to be ready for an equine adventure!

Horsing Around Slipper Socks Knitting Pattern by Heaven To Seven

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6. Harriet Horse Knitting Pattern by Let’s Knit

Look how adorable Harriet is! I’m obsessed with this cute character! And the best thing about her is that she can be made in any colorway. This horse knitting pattern is fun to make, and it is an ideal gift for your kids.

Harriet Horse Knitting Pattern by Let's Knit

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7. Hobby Horse Knitting Pattern by Aurelie Colas

For all the little knights and princesses—knit them a best friend to ride and play with! When you are done, hand the shiny new mount to your brave rider, and watch proudly for their exploits.

Hobby Horse Knitting Pattern by Aurelie Colas

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8. Horse Knitting Pattern by Elves World

Here’s a perfect amigurumi pattern to create little and fun horses. These horses would make a lovely gift or you can create a collection of animals for your child to play with. You can vary with colors and hairstyles, it’s such fun!

Horse Knitting Pattern by Elves World

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9. Little Horse Knitting Pattern by Funny Rabbit Toys

Measuring about 14 cm tall, this stuffed amigurumi horse doesn’t take up too much space so it can easily go on family vacations, basket dinners, and any other trips that might call for a soft friend.

Little Horse Knitting Pattern by Funny Rabbit Toys

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10. Horse Rider Knitting Pattern by Sachiyo Ishii

Giddy up! This adorable duo has been in training for weeks and is ready to gallop its way to victory. This cute pair is a great challenge for knitters who want to practise creating unusual shapes, since the horse is created in one piece.

The added details in the mane and blanket fringes are great little embellishments that will really bring your make to life. These touches can be a little tricky, but will feel ‘a-neigh-zing’ once you see your horse coming together!

Horse Rider Knitting Pattern by Sachiyo Ishii

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11. Horse Knitting Pattern by Snoo’s Knits

Knit a mini horse with this easy pattern accessible to beginners. You could knit one for a farmyard, a Noah’s Ark, a Cowboys-and-Indians set or as a pony friend for a knitted doll to ride.

Horse Knitting Pattern by Snoo's Knits

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12. Marin, The Spring Horse Knitting Pattern by Mamma 4 Earth

What’s not to love about this plush, 15 inches stuffed animal horse? She’ll be perfect to snuggle up with on the couch or at bedtime, especially if dreaming about horses is on the agenda!

Marin, The Spring Horse Knitting Pattern by Mamma 4 Earth

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13. Horse Bookmark Knitting Pattern by Sandra Jäger

The Horse is a symbolic of freedom, like the freedom you experience lost in a far off world in a good book. If you’re a horse-lover or know someone who is, you’ll love this knitted bookmark with horses on it. It’s just what you need to satisfy the equestrian inside you and mark your spot in your book.

Horse Bookmark Knitting Pattern by Sandra Jäger

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14. Theodore, The Horse Knitting Pattern by Zoe Halstead

This happy horse has won first prize – hurray! He’d make a great a gift for any animal lover and as he only uses simple shaping, you’ll be able to knit him in next to no time! 

Theodore, The Horse Knitting Pattern by Zoe Halstead

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15. Rocky Mountain Knitted Horse Pattern by Rachel Borello Carroll

This classic-style horse will leave you wanting one in every color. Knitted in the round in multiple pieces, simple increases and decreases are used to shape the body so you won’t need to learn any complicated stitches!

Rocky Mountain Knitted Horse Pattern by Rachel Borello Carroll

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16. Horse Hat Knitting Pattern by Linda Schmidt

Make your animal costume stand out when you wear this Horse Hat! This playful hat is easy to wear and sure to capture everyone’s attention. You can’t help but prance around once you put this on. And all you have to do is practice neighing!

Horse Hat Knitting Pattern by Linda Schmidt

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17. Horse Sweater Knitting Pattern by Paul Arne Wik

Let your passion for horses shine with subtle pops of equestrian-inspired details. The sweater is knit bottom-up with folded edges, in the round and with a circular yoke.

Horse Sweater Knitting Pattern by Paul Arne Wik

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THESE HORSE KNITTING PATTERNS ARE SURE TO TURN YOU INTO A REAL-LIFE EQUESTRIAN!

These are fun to make either in traditional or non-traditional colors and can be personalized in a variety of ways. I can’t wait to see your versions of these knitted horses, so, feel free to share photos of your finished ones on our Facebook Page!

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I hope you find the right horse knitting patterns here to suit your needs! Happy knitting, friends!