Crochet Horse and Donkey - A Free CAL




Happy Friday everyone! I'm so excited for this CAL (crochet-a-long)! Making a horse and donkey has been on my list for awhile and I knew they would be a fun addition to the farm theme. 

The pattern for both are practically the same. The only difference being colors used and the mane for the donkey is trimmed to be shorter!

If you've missed any of the other farm animals so far you can find them all below:









By changing the colors you could also have a super cute zebra or even add a horn for a unicorn. I love watching the personality of amaigurumi come together. This horse seems a little sassy and the donkey has a spunky attitude going on!

We will make these in 3 parts which I will go over below for you. Feel free to make one or both. While there are set days that each part will be released, you are welcome to crochet at your own pace. There is no date your creation has to be started or finished. Each part will remain on the blog as a free pattern!

Now for the details, plus some helpful tips if this is your first CAL!


What's a CAL (Crochet-a-long)?

It's a fun event where a group of crocheters come together and work on each part of the pattern together. This CAL will be in 3 parts, each being released a few days apart and is FREE here on the blog.


Where does it take place?

The best place is in the Grace and Yarn Crochet Group on Facebook!

With everyone being in different time zones and having different schedules everyone will be crocheting at different times. The group atmosphere allows you to share photos, comments, and questions whenever you'd like!

While the Facebook group is the easiest place to interact with others participating in the CAL, it's not necessary to join. You can also grab a friend to crochet each part together or work on your own as well.

If you prefer to work with an ad-free printable PDF version, one will be available in my Etsy and Ravelry shop starting on March 1st!








How do I find each part?

Each part will have it's own post here on the blog!

I will hyperlink each part below in this post, so feel free to PIN it here to save to your crochet board!

Each link will also be shared on the Grace and Yarn Facebook page and group page.

If you'd like the link sent straight to your inbox, you can sign up for my newsletter here! I'll keep you updated when new patterns are released so you won't miss them!


When will each part be posted?

The CAL will start on Friday March 1st and will have 3 parts.








Other Helpful Tips

If you are new to amigurumi, this is a great pattern to work on. I will break down each step and provide helpful photos along the way. Feel free to ask questions at any time!

Be sure to check out the Tips to Learning Amigurumi page as it will go over color changes, making magic circles and other tips to get you started!

If you'd prefer, you can use crocheted eyes as an alternative to the plastic safety eyes.

You're finished horse or donkey will measure about 14 inches tall, perfect size for cuddling!





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Materials Needed
  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn (150g main body color, small amount of white, accent color {hooves and mane}, and choice color for bandana)
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • 5.5 mm crochet hook (for bandana)
  • 15mm safety eyes
  • Black crochet/embroidery thread for eyelashes (optional)
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry needle (I love the bent tips for amigurumi!)
  • Stuffing
  • Stitch markers (a piece of scrap yarn works great!)

Abbreviations (US terminology)

MC- Magic circle

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

HDC- Half double crochet

HDC DEC – Half double crochet decrease

St(s)- Stitch(es)


Now the fun part, picking out your colors! Once you have them ready share a picture or comment with us in the group, I'm excited to see if you'll be making a horse, donkey or both!  I'll see you back on March 1st for Part 1

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