Little Horse, “Waldorf style”

Actually, I am working on an African Flower blanket and a new cover for a footstool / ottoman (posts to be) but coming across an unusual pattern almost ALWAYS makes me put things on hold and start over … This is what happened when I discovered the homepage of a German Waldorf kindergarden, suggesting to knit farm animals. I instantly fell for the horse. The pattern is very easy, the outcome delightful. We have a band of wild horses now. And one zebra.

First, you knit the body according to the pattern. It’s all in one piece with a little increase and decrease. Quick and easy, done in an hour.


Then you fold it …


… and finally you join it (don’t forget to work in the tail).


So far, all our horses have neither ears nor a mane as I don’t like the ears the pattern suggests and do not know how to do the mane. But isn’t it loveable even without?!

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8 Jahre zuvor

That could also be a donkey – and it’s great!

8 Jahre zuvor

Ok Leni will jetzt auch so eins. Sind so ähnlich wie mein Schweinchen…

Pip Ward
6 Jahre zuvor

Is there an English translation for the pdf file … anywhere at all please?

Pip Ward
6 Jahre zuvor
Reply to  Carina

Thank you … so much for looking … Pip

Pip Ward
6 Jahre zuvor
Reply to  Carina

Thank you so so soooooo much. I have replied via email.
All good wishes


6 Jahre zuvor

Hi there, love the horse! I have been trying to get a german guy at work to help me translate and it’s not really working. Is there any way you could send me english pdf? Thanks Rebecca (

Pip Ward
6 Jahre zuvor

This little horse inspired me to make other animals too … at present a fox … a chicken … done and gifted … horses and elephant ‘skins’ in boxes ready for making up and gifting a monkey is in creation … arms and tail to do … body and legs done … Love this form of creating ….

5 Jahre zuvor

Hi Carina
Just saw this gorgeous pattern. Can I please have information on an English translation. I knit horses for riding for the disabled and this would be fantastic. We give them to our riders.
Thank you
Best wishes
Amanda Cassidy

5 Jahre zuvor

I too am looking desperately for an English translation of that pattern!

Bonnie Dupree
5 Jahre zuvor

Could I please have the English translation too ! Love this little horse for all my baby friends. Now I no longer have the magazine I first got it from. Bonnie

Ms. Teddy Willis
5 Jahre zuvor

This is the best horse pattern I have seen. It is lovely. Is there any way I can get a copy of the PDF in English. Thank you for creating this pattern.

Maria De la Roca
5 Jahre zuvor

Greetings from Guatemala!! this!
peleas share w me the english doc. I will be really grateful! Best wishes!