Tuesday, 13 November 2012

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Standard pony pattern:





School-age Pony pattern also available here.

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Translations:
Danish by Marianne
Dutch by Marinka (via Facebook group)
Spanish by Lyanne

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A while back I came across this severely awesome pattern, and wanted to give it a go. The only downside being that it was a double crochet pattern, and personally I don't like double crochet for things that have to hold stuffing. Too many holes.

Therefore, I (after a certain amount of trial and error, adding a few bits and generally tweaking things around) have reworked it into a single crochet version.


Pictures:

Male nose and female nose:


Earth ponies:

Unicorn:

Pegasus with closed wings:

Pegasus with open wings:

Applejack's hat:


(Ponies available on Etsy by the way, and custom pony orders welcome)

2013/3/1: If you would like to make these ponies to sell, I'm happy for you to do so! Just please provide a link back here (http://knitoneawesome.blogspot.co.uk/).
A donation would also be greatly appreciated (button can be found in the sidebar), but isn't necessary. :)

2013/3/15: Since it seems many people are ignoring my warning about how much of a pain it is to do the corded manes and tails, I've added instructions below. ^__^

2013/5/28: I've made a couple of changes to the pattern - removed one row from the hind legs, and reworked the open wings. I've also added instructions for crocheted manes and tails.

2013/6/24: Added a pattern for Applejack's hat.

2013/7/31: If anyone wants to translate the pattern, please do! I only ask that you:
1) Link back to here: http://knitoneawesome.blogspot.co.uk/
2) Do not charge any money for the pattern
3) Send me a link, so I can include it in the original pattern


The Pattern:

(US crochet terms)

Abbreviations used:
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
sc dec - single crochet decrease
bl sc - back loop single crochet
fl sc - front loop single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
bl sl st - back loop slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)


I used a 3mm hook and dk (light worsted) yarn, which makes ponies approximately 17cm (7 inches) tall.

Head:
Stuff as you go.
Round 1) 6 sc in magic ring
Round 2) 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around (18)
Round 4) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around (24)
Round 5) 1 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 6) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around (30)
Round 7) 1 sc in each sc around (30)
Round 8) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) around (36)
Round 9) 1 sc in each sc around (36)
Round 10) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc) around (42)
Round 11) 1 sc in each sc around (42)
Round 12) 1 sc in each sc around (42)
Round 13) (sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc) around (36)
Round 14) 1 sc in each sc around (36)
Round 15) (sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc) around (30)
Round 16) 1 sc in each sc around (30)
Round 17) (sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc) around (24)
Round 18) 1 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 19) (sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc) around (18)
Round 20) (sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next sc) around (12)
Round 21) (sc dec in next 2 sc) around (6)
Finish, leave tail for sewing.
Complete stuffing, sew remaining hole closed.


Neck:
Leave long tail for sewing
Round 1) Ch 21, sl st through first ch to form a ring
Round 2) 1 sc in each sc around (21)
Round 3) 1 sc in each sc around (21)
Row 4) sc in next 16 sc, sl st in next sc, turn.
Row 5) (Do NOT ch 1, or skip the first st) bl sl st in next 12 sts, turn.
Row 6) (Do NOT ch 1, or skip the first st) sl st in next st, sc in next 15 sts
Round 7) 1 sc in each st around (21)
Round 8) 1 sc in each sc around (21)
Finish, leave long tail for sewing.


Body:
Stuff as you go.
Round 1) 6 sc in magic ring
Round 2) 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around (18)
Round 4) 1 sc in each sc around (18)
Round 5) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around (24)
Round 6) 1 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 7) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around (30)
Round 8) 1 sc in each sc around (30)
Round 9) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) around (36)
Round 10) 1 sc in each sc around (36)
Round 11) 1 sc in each sc around (36)
Round 12) 1 sc in each sc around (36)
Round 13) 1 sc in each sc around (36)
Round 14) 1 sc in each sc around (36)
Round 15) 1 sc in each sc around (36)
Round 16) 1 sc in each sc around (36)
Round 17) 1 sc in each sc around (36)
Round 18) 1 sc in each sc around (36)
Round 19) 1 sc in each sc around (36)
Round 20) 1 sc in each sc around (36)
Round 21) 1 sc in each sc around (36)
Round 22) 1 sc in each sc around (36)
Round 23) 1 sc in each sc around (36)
Round 24) (sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc) around (30)
Round 25) 1 sc in each sc around (30)
Round 26) (sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc) around (24)
Round 27) 1 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 28) (sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc) around (18)
Round 29) (sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next sc) around (12)
Round 30) (sc dec in next 2 sc) around (6)
Finish, leave tail for sewing.
Complete stuffing, sew remaining hole closed.


Nose (female):
Round 1) 5 sc in magic ring
Round 2) 2 sc in each sc around (10)
Round 3) 1 sc in each sc around (10)
Round 4) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around (15)
Round 5) 1 sc in each sc around (15)
Round 6) 1 sc in each sc around (15)
Finish, leave long tail for sewing.

Or:

Nose (male):
Round 1) 5 sc in magic ring
Round 2) 2 sc in each sc around (10)
Round 3) 2 sc in each sc around (20)
Round 4) 1 bl sc in each sc around (20)
Round 5) 1 sc in each sc around (20)
Round 6) 1 sc in each sc around (20)
Round 7) 1 sc in each sc around (20)
Finish, leave long tail for sewing.


Ear (make 2):
Round 1) 6 sc in magic ring
Round 2) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around (9)
Round 3) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 4) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around (12)
Round 5) 1 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 6) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around (15)
Round 7) 1 sc in each sc around (15)
Round 8) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) around (18)
Finish, leave long tail for sewing.


Foreleg (make 2):
Stuff as you go.
Round 1) 6 sc in magic ring
Round 2) 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3) 2 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 4) 1 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 5) 1 bl sc in each sc around (24)
Round 6) 1 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 7) sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 22 sc (23)
Round 8) 1 sc in each sc around (23)
Round 9) sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 21 sc (22)
Round 10) 1 sc in each sc around (22)
Round 11) sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 20 sc (21)
Round 12) 1 sc in each sc around (21)
Round 13) sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 19 sc (20)
Round 14) 1 sc in each sc around (20)
Round 15) sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 18 sc (19)
Round 16) 1 sc in each sc around (19)
Round 17) sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 17 sc (18)
Round 18) 1 sc in each sc around (18)
Round 19) 1 sc in each sc around (18)
Round 20) 1 sc in each sc around (18)
Round 21) 1 sc in each sc around (18)
Round 22) 1 sc in each sc around (18)
Round 23) 1 sc in each sc around (18)
Finish, leave long tail for sewing.


Hindleg (make 2):
Stuff as you go.
Round 1) 6 sc in magic ring
Round 2) 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3) 2 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 4) 1 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 5) 1 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 6) 1 bl sc in each sc around (24)
Round 7) 1 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 8) 1 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 9) sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 22 sc (23)
Round 10) 1 sc in each sc around (23)
Round 11) sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 21 sc (22)
Round 12) 1 sc in each sc around (22)
Round 13) sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 20 sc (21)
Round 14) 1 sc in each sc around (21)
Round 15) sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 19 sc (20)
Round 16) 1 sc in each sc around (20)
Round 17) sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 18 sc (19)
Round 18) 1 sc in each sc around (19)
Round 19) sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 17 sc (18)
Round 20) 1 sc in each sc around (18)
Round 21) sc in next 6 sc, [bl sc dec in next 2 sc] 3 times, sc in next 6 sc (15)
Round 22) sc in next 6 sc, [2 fl sc in next sc] 3 times, sc in next 6 sc (18)
Round 23) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc) around (21)
Round 24) 1 sc in each sc around (21)
Round 25) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc) around (24)
Round 26) 1 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 27) 1 sc in each sc around (24)
Finish, leave long tail for sewing.


Optional extras:

Horn:
Round 1) 4 sc in magic ring
Round 2) (2 bl sc in next sc, bl sc in next sc) around (6)
Round 3) 1 bl sc in each sc around (6)
Round 4) (2 bl sc in next sc, bl sc in next 2 sc) around (8)
Round 5) 1 bl sc in each sc around (8)
Round 6) 1 bl sc in each sc around (8)
Finish, leave long tail for sewing.


Closed Wing (make 2):
Very lightly stuff as you go.
Round 1) 6 sc in magic ring
Round 2) 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3) 1 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 4) 1 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 5) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around (18)
Round 6) 1 sc in each sc around (18)
Round 7) 1 sc in each sc around (18)
Round 8) 1 sc in each sc around (18)
Round 9) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around (24)
Round 10) 1 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 11) 1 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 12) 1 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 13) 1 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 14) (sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc) around (18)
Round 15) 1 sc in each sc around (18)
Round 16) (sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next sc) around (12)
Round 17) (sc dec in next 2 sc) around (6)
Leave long tail for sewing.
Flatten into the correct shape. Round 1 is the tip of the wing, round 17 is the root.
Embroider feather pattern using slightly darker colour of yarn.


Open Wings:

Feather 1 (make 2):
Round 1) 6 sc in magic ring
Round 2) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around (9)
Round 3) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 4) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 5) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Finish.

Feather 2 (make 2):
Round 1) 6 sc in magic ring
Round 2) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around (9)
Round 3) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 4) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 5) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 6) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 7) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 8) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 9) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Finish

Feather 3 (make 2):
Round 1) 6 sc in magic ring
Round 2) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around (9)
Round 3) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 4) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 5) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 6) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 7) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 8) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 9) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 10) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 11) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 12) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 13) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Finish

Feather 4 & main wing (make 2):
Round 1) 6 sc in magic ring
Round 2) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around (9)
Round 3) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 4) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 5) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 6) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 7) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 8) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 9) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 10) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 11) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 12) 1 sc in each sc around (9)
Round 13) 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc; continuing on feather 3, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc; back onto main wing, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc. (17)
Round 14) 1 sc in each of the next 8 sc; continuing on feather 2, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc; back onto main wing, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc. (25)
Round 15) 1 sc in each of the next 13 sc; continuing on feather 1, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc; back onto main wing, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc. (33)
Round 16) sc dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 29 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc. (31)
Round 17) sc dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 27 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc. (29)
Round 18) sc dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 25 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc. (27)
Round 19) sc dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 23 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc. (25)
Round 20) sc dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 21 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc. (23)
Round 21) sc dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 19 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc. (21)
Round 22) sc dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc. (18)
Round 23) sc dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc. (15)
Round 24) sc dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc. (12)
Round 25) sc dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc. (9)
Round 26) sc dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc in the next sc, [sc dec in next 2 sc] 3 times. (5)
Finish, leave long tail for sewing.

Outer feather 1 (make 2):
Round 1) 4 sc in magic ring
Round 2) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around (6)
Round 3) 1 sc in each sc around (6)
Round 4) 1 sc in each sc around (6)
Finish.

Outer feather 2 (make 2):
Round 1) 4 sc in magic ring
Round 2) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around (6)
Round 3) 1 sc in each sc around (6)
Round 4) 1 sc in each sc around (6)
Round 5) 1 sc in each sc around (6)
Round 6) 1 sc in each sc around (6)
Round 7) 1 sc in each sc around (6)
Finish.

Outer feather 3 & outer wing (make 2):
Round 1) 4 sc in magic ring
Round 2) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around (6)
Round 3) 1 sc in each sc around (6)
Round 4) 1 sc in each sc around (6)
Round 5) 1 sc in each sc around (6)
Round 6) 1 sc in each sc around (6)
Round 7) 1 sc in each sc around (6)
Round 8) 1 sc in each sc around (6)
Round 9) 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc; continuing on outer feather 2, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc; back onto outer wing, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc. (12)
Round 10) 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc; continuing on outer feather 1, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc; back onto outer wing, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc. (18)
Round 11) sc dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, [sc dec in next 2 sc] 2 times, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc. (14)
Round 12) 1 sc in each sc around (14)
Round 13) sc dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, [sc dec in next 2 sc] 2 times, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc. (10)
Round 14) sc dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc, [sc dec in next 2 sc] 2 times, 1 sc in next sc, sc dec in next 2 sc. (6)
Finish, leave long tail for sewing.

Do not stuff either the wings or the outer wings.
Sew rows 10 - 14 of the outer wings to the wings, feather 1 lowermost on both the wing and the outer wing.
Make sure they are on opposite sides - when the completed wings are attached to the pony, the outer wings should be on the outside on both sides.


Applejack's Hat:
Round 1) 6 sc in magic ring
Round 2) 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around (18)
Round 4) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around (24)
Round 5) 1 bl sc in each sc around (24)
Round 6) 1 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 7) 1 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 8) (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc) around (27)
Round 9) 1 sc in each sc around (27)
Round 10) 1 sc in each sc around (27)
Round 11) (2 fl sc in next sc, fl sc in next 2 sc) around (36)
Row 12) 1 sl st, ch 1, turn. Skip first ch, 1 sl st, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 1 sl st, turn.
Row 13) (Do NOT ch 1, or skip the first st) 1 sl st, 4 sc, ch 1, turn.
Row 14) Skip first ch, 4 sc, 1 sl st, 1 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc] 4 times, 1 sl st, turn.
Row 15) (Do NOT ch 1, or skip the first st) 1 sl st, 10 sc, 1 sl st, turn.
Row 16) (Do NOT ch 1, or skip the first st) 1 sl st, 10 sc, 1 sl st, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc] 2 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 1 sl st, ch 1, turn. (42)
Row 17) Skip first ch, 4 sc, 1 sl st, turn.
Row 18) (Do NOT ch 1, or skip the first st) 1 sl st, 4 sc, ch 1, turn.
Row 19) Skip first ch, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 14 times, ch 1, turn. (56)
Row 20) Skip first ch, 1 sc in each of the next 56 sts, ch 1. (56)
Row 21) Skip first ch, 8 sc across the dip in the front of the hat, ch1, sl st into 1st st at top, finish.



Assembly:

(All the positions given are approximate - pin your pony together and experiment to see what looks best!)
Legs to body - place the line of decreases to the front of the legs. Tuck in 2-3 rows of the inner edges before sewing to prevent the legs from tilting outwards too far. Make sure the legs are firmly stuffed right to the top.
Front legs - front edges attached at the 7th round of the body, back edges at the 15th.
Back legs - place as far to the back as possible, so the curve of the upper back legs goes into the curve of the rump. Front edges should be attached at 19th round of the body, back edges at the 28th.
Neck to body - broadest side of the neck to the front. Attach the front edge of the neck at the 2nd round of the body.
Nose to head - (I prefer to have the head's starting point at the back and cover the finishing point with the nose. Whether this works for you depends on where you'll be placing your nose! Experiment to see what looks best. If you do put the finishing point at the back of the head, it'll be covered by the mane) Stuff the nose, sew to the front of the head. Female nose should be positioned at the bottom of the head. Squish female nose into turned up shape. Male nose should be positioned in the middle of the head.
Ears to head - Do not stuff ears, flatten, curve inwards, sew to back of head. Edges should be at the 7th/8th rounds from the back of the head, the back of the ear should be at the 4th round from the back of the head.
Neck to head - Stuff the neck before attaching the head.

Horn - Stuff before attaching. Place 4 rounds in front of the ears and an even distance between them.
Closed Wings - (I recommend attaching the wings AFTER the mane, tail and cutie mark) Attach the front half of the top edge of the wings only. Attach to the sides of the body towards the front, an equal distance between the neck and the tops of the front legs.
Open Wings - (I recommend attaching the wings AFTER the mane, tail and cutie mark) Attach rounds 20 - 26 of the main wings only. Attach to the sides of the body towards the front, an equal distance between the neck and the tops of the front legs.

Eyes and Cutie Mark - I used felt and embroidery thread. If you prefer, you could also use fabric paint/pens.

Straight Mane and Tail - I used thin cords made from yarn. It looks like this:


Things to bear in mind before you try this: it takes ages to make the cords, and it takes ages to attach them. The other major disadvantage of using this technique is that you have to get the length of the cord correct before you attach it to your pony - you can't cut them to length afterwards, because the cords would just unravel.

(2013/4/5: Thanks to Miek for pointing me in the direction of this, which is pretty much the technique below, and has pictures. ^_^)

Cut a length of yarn approximately 6 times the length you want your finished cord to be.

Tie a slip knot in the centre, so the ends are even.

Then you take the end that you DON'T pull on to tighten the loop, and draw a loop of it up through the loop of the slip knot. Then you pull the slip knot tight.

Then take the end you just used to pull the slip knot tight, pull a loop of that up through the loop you just created, then use the other end to pull that loop tight.

Keep repeating this, alternating which end you use to pull up a new loop, until your cord is long enough.

When you're done, pull both ends entirely through the loop (you only need to pull one end through to secure the cord, but both gives you a neater end), and pull the loop tight. Do NOT cut the ends at this point!

Position your cord on your pony, and use a (curved, for preference) needle to draw ONE of the ends through the fabric of the pony, then knot the ends together using a reef knot.

Use a needle to draw BOTH ends back into the pony's body. If you're careful, you should be able to pull the knot through to the inside, so it's hidden.

Curly Mane and Tail - Crocheted. It looks like this:


This also takes quite a while to make, and can't be cut to length afterwards, but is it a lot easier to attach!

Leave long tail for sewing
Make a chain a little longer than you want your finished curl to be. Turn.
Work back up the chain, 3 sc in each chain, until you reach the starting point. Make another chain. Repeat until you have enough for your mane or tail.
Sew onto pony.

(To make your curls less curly, work only 1 or 2 sc in each chain, rather than 3)


Here's a number of other hair-making methods to try, if you'd rather!



If you have questions/confusion, please ask!
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193 comments:

  1. Amazing! I've begun making a pony after the original pattern, and have the same problem as you, I like SC better than dc when crocheting things that will be stuffed. Ths will be helpfull! :D

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  2. Two things, what size hook did you use, and what sort of yarn did you use?

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    1. I used a 3mm hook and dk (light worsted) yarn.

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    2. A good way to explain the cording technique you used is to remember how to make the standard two price "gimp" bracelets from camp ;)

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    3. A good way to explain the cording technique you used is to remember how to make the standard two price "gimp" bracelets from camp ;)

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  3. Oh my god I think I actually love you. I was trying to work out a sc version of that pattern too. Favorited a million times!

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  4. These are the best looking ponies I've seen yet!

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  5. Thank you for rewriting the pattern in SC. I'm about to make one of those and was wondering how you did the cords for the mane. I read your warning but am curious still :) Because: it just looks awesome!

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    1. I'm afraid I don't actually know the name of the technique - I'll describe it as best I can, and hopefully this'll make some kind of sense...

      You start with a slip knot. Then you take the end that you DON'T pull on to tighten the loop, and draw a loop of it up through the loop of the slip knot. Then you pull the slip knot tight. Then take the end you just used to pull the slip knot tight, pull a loop of that up through the loop you just created, then use the other end to pull that loop tight. Keep repeating this, alternating which end you use to pull up a new loop, until your cord is long enough.

      The other major disadvantage of using this technique is that you have to get the length of the cord correct before you attach it to your pony - you can't cut them to length afterwards, because the cords would just unravel.

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    2. It looks like curlicues

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    3. It sounds like the youtube video for fast deploy rope bracelets and key chains. .

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  6. thank you so very much for sharing this with us! They look so well made.

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  7. Thank you for all your hard work and sharing this pattern for free. Your too generous. I can't wait to make one!

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  8. Granddaughter is going to love these - she loves the ponies. Thank you so much for posting the pattern!
    Beverly

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  9. Bardzo dziękuję za opis :)
    Thank you :-)

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  10. This is fantastic. There's a pattern (the Forever Friends Fawn in the Elisabeth Doherty book) that I've used for my own ponies, but I really want to make a Big Mac and the nose on that one is too girly. I can use your pattern with the male nose and make my Big Mac! Thank you.

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  11. do you have a design that you used on the eyes? im making rarity. did you make measurements or did you just guess?

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    1. I just guessed. :)

      It's best to cut out your felt shapes for one eye, pin them in place, then stare at them for a long time until you're certain you're happy with them.

      Then use them as a template for the other eye before you sew anything down.

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  12. would you be willing to make raritys eyes for me and just selling em to me? if you would how much would you make em?

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    1. Much as I'd like to take your money, I'm not sure that would work very well. :)

      If you're really having trouble with the eyes, try using fabric paint to paint them onto felt, that way you can start over as many times as you need and get them right before sewing them onto your pony.

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    2. You could always do this:
      http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/make-your-own-eyes-for-toys

      It's what I'll be doing :)

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern, it is just wonderful! I mad a pony for my daughter, and she absolutely loves it!
    http://ravel.me/HoleyFiber/mlpfim
    I also LOVE the way the mane and tail look with the cord - I used just crochet chains, they look the same although more "curly".
    Thank you!

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  14. Hi there! I love this pattern. Simply amazing! I have finished almost all of it, for Pinkie Pie, but now I have come to the dilemma of her curly mane. Any ideas as to what I should do? Thanks so much!

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    1. I can't vouch for this method as I haven't tried it yet, but what I'm planning to do the next time I try making Pinkie Pie is:

      1) For each strand, chain however many stitches look approximately right.
      2) Sc in each stitch back along the chain. Repeat, until you have as enough curls for a mane/tail. Or, if the curls aren't tight enough, 2sc in each stitch.

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  15. how much yarn did you use for the unicorn?

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    1. I'm not sure exactly, but definitely less than 100g of each colour.

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  16. How do you attach the mane and tail to the body?

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    1. The way I did it involved individually tying each strand to the pony! Yet another reason I don't recommend my method. :) Your own approach would depend on what method you used to make your mane and tail, but sewing is usually the easiest technique.

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  17. First of all, I would like to say thank you for your work in making this a single crochet pattern. It looks lovely, and doesn't have as many holes that the stuffing can go through.

    Second, I would like to ask if we can sell these? Perhaps, much like the original pattern, donate a set amount of money to you, the pattern creator.

    Thank you so much for doing this! It rocks!

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    1. Thank you! It's nice to know people are getting some use out of the pattern. :)

      I'm fine with people making these ponies to sell, and donations are always welcome (but not necessary)!

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  18. How to make the Hair pls?

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    1. However you like! I've tried to explain the way I made it in a comment above, but as I say, I don't really recommend that method. :)

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  19. When you you say 6 single crochets in magic ring, do you mean to make a magic ring with 6 single crochets or go in the middle of the magic ring and single crochet 6 times? Thanks!

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    1. If I understand your question correctly, I mean go into the middle of the ring and single crochet 6 times. If you're having trouble, a magic ring tutorial can be found here: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/tutorials/magic-ring-right-handed/

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    2. Thanks for your help I got it figured out!

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  20. Thank you very much for making this pattern available! I really appreciate your work. I'm almost done with a pony doll for my niece. :)

    If possible I'd love extra directions on where to place the hind legs. I've been repinning them for a couple of days and just can't figure out how they should be positioned. It never seems to look right. Are you not supposed to stuff the area above the hocks? Thanks in advance if you can help, this has me stymied and the rear view photo isn't very helpful.

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    1. I've added some more precise instructions to the pattern, hopefully they'll help!

      You do stuff the area above the hocks - in fact it's best to stuff it as firmly as possible.

      It might be worth trying tacking them on to see how they look - sometimes just pinning them on doesn't give an accurate picture of how they'll look once they're sewn, especially as regards the folding in of the inner edges.

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  21. Your Pattern is amazing! My kids will love these! Thank you for posting this pattern!
    I am having trouble finding yarn colors that work. Do you have a suggestion as to brand of yarn you used?

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    1. I sympathise completely with your lack of pony-coloured yarn, I suffer from similar difficulties myself!

      I'm afraid I really don't have any particular recommendations... other than acrylic yarn tends to come in brighter, more cartoony colours.

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  22. Awesome pattern!!! I know that you said you wouldn't recommend doing the mane and tail the way you have, but it really does look so much better than any of the other methods I have seen. One small confusion for me in your instructions of how to actually make the cord though....I am assuming that you cut a length of yarn and start it in the middle so as to have two different strands to work with. Am I correct in thinking this? Also, if this is the case, do you know how long to make the strands to get the effect of the ones you did on Fluttershy? (the yellow and pink one) Thanks for any help you can give me to clear up my questions!!

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    1. I was also wondering how exactly you attached the cords in the mane and tail to the body.

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    2. You're right - you do cut a length of yarn and start in the middle. You need to cut a length that's about 6 times as long as you want your finished cord to be, so the exact length of yarn you'll need depends on how big your Fluttershy ended up being!

      To attach the cords, you use a needle to pull one end through the fabric of the pony's body, tie the ends together, then pull both ends through to the inside, so that the knot ends up on the inside.

      Step-by-step instructions are now included in the pattern, since it seems many people would like to use this technique! Hope this helped.

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    3. Thanks so much for your reply. I did give it a go last night on a scrap of yarn and have gotten the hang of it. I can see why you said you wouldn't recommend it as it is tedious. I still really like it though. May be one of those little things to work away at while I am waiting for my son at his karate lessons...lol

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  23. omg im about to try this! i love this and i will be using them to give away for my daugters 3rd birthday party as invitations.. i will just need to add a little card with the party info :)

    awesome!!!

    thank you so much

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  24. Thanks for this, you're very kind to share. I did mine in two days. Not having done one before was frustrated at times lol
    Kessa

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  25. Is there a YouTube video by any chance?

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    1. Er, there are many YouTube videos. :)

      Was there something specific you were looking for?

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  26. Thank you for sharing this pattern - I just finished my first ever crochet animal and my daughter confiscated it before I could finish the mane. All in all a success. Thank you! - Heather Skoda

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  27. How many skeins of yarn did you use? I want to make flutter shy. Also, I want to know haw many yards there were in each skein. this will be very helpful when I shop for the yarn.

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    1. I'm afraid I can't be of much help - I've never accurately measured the exact amount of yarn it takes to make a pony. All I can tell you is I definitely used less than 280m (which is approximately 300 yards).

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  28. i think you mean this technique?

    http://www.duitang.com/people/mblog/42631531/detail/

    lovely pattern btw, i'm gonna make this one!

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    1. Hmm, it's not quite the same - uses only one end, rather than alternating between both - but seems to produce a similar result. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. I really love this pattern and am making rainbow dash atm as a gift for the daughter of a friend of me.
    I tried to use your technique for the mane however it didnt turned out very well.

    Just to make something clear cause im not native english, you didnt used the same type of yarn for the pony as well as for the mane?
    Cause you use the word 'yarn' (for the pony) and 'cord' (for the mane)
    I tried the knotting technique with the same yarn i used for the pony but then the string i created comes out pretty thick, and since im new to this technique i kept twisting the string/cord around besides it being to thick. Ill probably end up using a different technique for the hair.

    However i wanted to mention that the technique made me think of something called macremé, which i leart at kindergarten (and never used after again).
    Its not the same though

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    1. I'm glad you like the pattern!

      I did use the same type of yarn to make the mane and the pony - the thickness of your finished cords can depend on the type of yarn you're using, and also how tight you're pulling your knots. It takes a bit of practice - and, as I say, it's tricky and time-consuming even if you have had lots of practice!

      Thank you so much for mentioning macremé - I went searching, and I found what's basically the same technique! So, here are some pictures, in case that helps: http://www.free-macrame-patterns.com/zipper-sennit.html

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  30. Roughly how many cords did you make for the tail?

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    1. I usually end up using between 36 and 49 cords for the tail.

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  31. and to show you the result(s)
    Rainbow Dash:
    http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/Miek80/158646319/SAM_1789_medium2.JPG
    Applejack:
    http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/Miek80/158647791/SAM_1796_medium2.JPG

    Thx again for the pattern!

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  32. SO instead of the cord for the mane and tail, I make a chain to the length I want and then slip stitched back down it. it's quick and easy and looks nice. After I get the horse assembled I'll see if I can post a picture. I'm making a camo one for my 23yo brother lol.

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    1. I'm trying the corded mane and tail. I'm using a crochet hook and it's going pretty quickly.

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  33. First, I would like to say thank you for sharing your pattern. That was very generous. I have a 21 year old daughter that loves my lil pony, so she will be getting one for Christmas.
    I would like to ask, what is the magic ring & where do you buy them? Thank you for your taking the time to read this & answer.
    Jerry Carrier
    johnsmom89@gmail.com

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    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

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    2. Magic ring is a crochet technique! Here's a tutorial: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/tutorials/magic-ring-right-handed/

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  34. Mine comes out like a ball and not a head??

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    1. Hard to know what your problem is without more info. If you followed the directions for the head properly then that sounds like the correct result to me, because this pattern has you make the head and the nose seperately.

      Or if you mean that you put the nose on the head already and it doesn't stick out as much as you want, just try adding extra rounds of SC to the nose until it's long enough for the look you want.

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    2. ...All I can really suggest is making a nose and some ears and attaching them to the head. That generally makes it look more headlike. :)

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  35. i'm enjoying this pattern so much but now i'm having trouble with the neck, when i prepare to do steps 4 -6, there's this bulge that forms on the outside of the neck, and i don't know if this is right. Can someone please explain to me how those steps are suppose to form. :)

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    1. If you search on Youtube for 'crochet short row' you should find some tutorials for the technique, which might help you. :)

      Most people (and most of the tutorials!) would chain 1 at the turn, then skip that chain the next row, the way you would when turning under normal circumstances - try it that way, if it makes things easier for you.

      If you find the short rows completely impossible, you could try the method used in the original pattern, which is much more straightforward: http://hooked-on-anime.dreamwidth.org/6139.html

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    2. thank you so very much, your solution was very helpful. :)

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  36. do you have a pattern for the eyes???

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    1. No, I'm afraid I don't. I just cut the eye shapes out of felt. In the comments above there's a link to a technique that uses print-outs of eyes, or you could try using fabric paints. :)

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  37. Anyone more comfortable with braiding might like this cording technique. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuSHJ5j9Bg4

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  38. Hi, I love your My little pony very much. I have translated the pattern into Dutch. Am I allowed to place the translated pattern on a closed dutch crochet forum? Offcourse I revered to you and your website as the original pattern. If you want I can send it to you before publishing on the closed crochet forum. Hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards, Marinka

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    1. Hi Marinka,

      When you say 'closed forum', do you mean people have to pay to get access? Or do you just need to sign up to the forum?

      I'm fine with you posting a translation of the pattern, so long as it's free to access, and there's a link back here!

      Could you please send me a link once it's up? That way I can add a link to the pattern, so other Dutch crocheters can find it. :)

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    2. Hi, with closed I mean a forum on facebook. The only thing you have to do is joining the crochet forum and ask permission from the owners. People do not have to pay anything for it. It is completely free. I will provide you the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/513559865334499/612021278821690/?notif_t=group_comment_reply.

      Thank you for the great pattern. I hope Dutch people will love it as much as I do.

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  39. Huge thanks for sharing this pattern!! I'll definitely try to make these awesome ponies!

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  40. Hi there! Thank you so much for this pattern... it is by far the best one I've come across. One question I have is how did you do Rarity's hair? I can't seem to get the curls quite right, and Rarity's hair on your etsy looks fantastic. Thanks again!! :)

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    1. Here's how I curled Rarity's mane and tail:
      1) Make some thin cardboard tubes (just roll up any old cardboard you have lying around), cover them in sticky tape to make them (mostly) waterproof.
      2) Curl the mane and tail around the cardboard. This is by far the most difficult stage. :) Pin the mane and tail to the cardboard with a very large number of pins.
      3) Cover the rest of the pony (not the mane and tail) with plastic wrap.
      4) Heavily dilute some PVA glue using hot water. The consistency you want is basically just opaque water.
      5) Pour your diluted glue over the mane and tail until it's thoroughly soaked, taking care you don't soak the rest of the pony!
      6) Place the pony upright and allow to dry. Make sure it's completely dry before you remove the pins and cardboard (Might take several days).

      Good luck, and I hope this helped!

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    2. Thanks so much! I will report back soon. :)

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  41. Even though those i cord manes might be a bit more difficult, you could always use the help of a ruler or measuring tape, and I think they look much neater and cuter than just yarn tied to the head and tail. Plus, i cord mane means it would me much more durable for children and regular playtime use.

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  42. you ma'am are a godsend! i've been looking for these my almost)3 year old LOVES my little pony, especially pinky pie! her bday is in sept! she's gunna be SO excited!

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  43. for the mane and tail pretty much all i did was ch 22 dc 3rd from the hook on(9 of these total) and sewn them on.

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  44. I'm using worsted weight yarn with a 3.75mm hook. this shouldn't make it much bigger should it?

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    1. No, it shouldn't make it very much bigger. :)

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  45. OMG!!! thank you for creating these patterns!!! :) You just made my day! You're so nice. I just started a blog recently posting pictures of things I've made using patterns I've found. Still working on making patterns of my own, but can't wait to make these!!!

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  46. These are adorable!!! Thanks for the great pattern, I'm going to make some for my girls and my niece for Christmas! I can't wait to give these a go, actually I may go give it a try right now. Thanks again

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  47. Thank you so much for sharing these patterns. I now know what I will be doing this fall for my 3 Granddaughters! Of course they are nuts over My Little Ponies and I am always looking for a unique Christmas present for them. You are so talented and a very generous soul!

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  48. How did you make the Cutie Marks on each of these? do you have one with Rarity's Cutie Mark too? (Diamonds?)

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    1. As I stated in the pattern, I used felt and embroidery thread. :) Was there anything specific you wanted to know?

      Rarity photos can be found here: http://knitoneawesome.tumblr.com/post/51988768410/my-second-attempt-at-rarity-i-curled-her-mane-and

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  49. these are totally awesome awesome. thank you!

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  50. Wow these are awesome - thank you for writing out the pattern in English.

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  51. I have a question about the cording. Are all the pieces in the tail the same length? What about the mane? And on Rainbow Dash, how many cords of each color did you make for the rainbow effect? I'm hoping to make these as gifts for my daughters. Thank you! :)

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    1. I tend to vary the length of the cords slightly, for a more natural look.

      The exact number of cords you'll need depends on how big your pony/cords end up being. For Rainbow Dash's tail I usually end up with 6 cords of each colour (a total of 36). For the mane, it's divided into two parts - mane (dark blue, light blue, green), and forelock (yellow, orange, red). The mane is a single row of approximately 12 of each colour, the forelock is a double row of approximately 4 of each colour (making a total of 8 of each colour for the forelock).

      Hope this made sense - as I say, there's no set number for this - experiment and see what looks best!

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    2. Awesome, thanks! :)I practiced the cording technique with some yarn scraps and you weren't kidding about it taking forever, lol. It does come out really cute though!

      One other question before I get started. What brand of yarn did you use? Do you happen to remember the color names? They really want Twilight and Rainbow Dash. I'm hoping to be able to pick up supplies at Jo-Ann's, but I'd be willing to order in if it's a better color match. ;)

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    3. I'm afraid I really don't have any particular yarn recommendations... other than acrylic yarn tends to come in brighter, more cartoony colours.

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  52. First of all, another thanks for giving this wonderful pattern! I have almost finished my first pony, a pinkie pie for my niece's birthday. The pattern has gone brilliantly until I got to the eyes and cutie mark! I have found it really hard to do nice neat stitches and my embroidery has just looked messy. Are there specific embroidery needles you can buy for work like this? Maybe a curved needle? Or is it just experience?

    Also, have you got any plans to adapt the pattern for the royal ponies?

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    1. I find a curved needle works best, and plenty of practise helps enormously!

      Further up in the comments, someone's linked to a technique for making eyes from print-outs, which you might want to take a look at if you're finding the embroidery really impossible.

      I'm working on a Princess Celestia pattern at the moment, although it's going to be a while before it's in a sharable state! I'll be posting pictures of the prototypes on my tumblr (link in the sidebar), if you want to follow the progress.

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  53. Hi... your pony design is amazing...Is there possibly any chance you might write one for knitters ?

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    1. Much as I love knitting, crochet works so much better for small, rounded shapes. Sorry, but I don't think this would work as knitting pattern.

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  54. I just want to say thank you so much for sharing your pony pattern! I absolutely love your ponies!

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  55. Thank you so much for these patterns. My daughter is a BIG MLP fan. But I'm making my first one and have come to a spot I can't figure out: Hind leg: Round 21. I don't know how to make the count come out right. If I'm starting out with 18 stitches, and do 3 repeats of 8 stitches (sc 6, dec in next 2) with 6 sc at the end, how do I end up with 15 stitches?

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    1. You don't do 3 repeats of 8 stitches - you start by doing 6 sc, then do 3 decreases over the next 6 stitches, then another 6 sc.

      Hope that helped!

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  56. could you please list all the colors you used? my daughter is obsessed with MLP:FIM & I want to get all the colors right :) thanks!

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    1. Sorry, but I don't think I can help you with colours - I don't have any particular yarn recommendations... other than acrylic yarn tends to come in brighter, more cartoony colours.

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  57. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern! I have a daughter absolutely in love with the ponies! I had started one but it was dc. I wasn't thrilled with the big holes and am excited to try this one.

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  58. Thanks for this pattern! Quick questions: are the hind legs supposed to be longer than the front legs? Also, it seems that the body is an oval shape, and both legs would have to be squeezed together real tight to fit... I followed the pattern exact and even did it twice, it came out the same way. Is it supposed to be like that and do I just need to try to make them fit?
    Thanks for any help and once again, THANKS for such a wonderful pattern!
    ~Tera

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    1. It sounds like you're doing it right - the trick to getting the legs to fit is to fold in the inner edges of the tops of the legs.

      As I stated in the assembly instructions, you usually want to tuck in about 2-3 rows along the insides of the legs. This makes the top of the leg curve to match the curve of the body, ending with the legs going straight down, instead of sticking out to the sides.

      The legs do end up quite close together - mine are usually somewhere between 1 stitch apart and right next to each other. How close together they end up depends to a certain degree on the amount of edge-tucking you do to get the angle right. :)

      Yes, the back legs are longer - as they are wider at the top, the outer edges extend further up the body than the front legs. Again, it's all down to the tucking-in of the inner edges - if you tuck in the edges enough to make them fit, the lower edge should be about the same height as the top of the front legs, resulting in an even-keeled pony!

      I hope all this made sense - if you think that more photos might help you, there are more to be found on my Tumblr (link in the sidebar).

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  59. Muchas gracias por su patron...Estan preciosos...Voy a intentar hacerlos.Besos desde Argentina ♥

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  60. I love this pattern. I have adapted it to make a Zecora pony. She was fun and challenging to make with all her stripes.

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  61. I just want to say thank you SO MUCH for sharing this gorgeous pattern with us!! Especially free of charge!! I would seriously have paid for this pattern, if needed. Maybe someday when I get some money again (unemployed right now) I'll make a donation!

    I thought I'd share my first completed pony based on this pattern! I adore Derpy Hooves, so she was my automatic pick for testing this pattern!!

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=693394810676108&l=209301d383

    (Please let me know if the link doesn't work. It's set for public, so you should be able to see it even if you don't have a Facebook account.)

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  62. Thanks for the pattern, I'm gonna make a couple ponies but in a small size (same pattern but very small yarn) as Christmas presents this year. On the cord manes I'm thinking about doing a slip stitch cord instead of the method you have used. What do you think the pros or cons of this might be?

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    1. Slip stitch cords should work just fine!

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  63. OMG!!! I love this!!!! I'm so glad I found your blog! I'm going to attempt to make one for my daughter! She loves Rainbow Dash!

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  64. Thank you for this!!!!
    I'm wondering if a lucet cord made from the yarn would work for the hair....

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    1. I thought the same thing! I'm actually trying it right now. If it works well I'll post a pic - if it doesn't, I'll let you know!

      (I'm not very good at placing the legs & other pieces, so she's an odd little Fluttershy. I prefer to think that she has "personality", lol)

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  65. This is so awesome!!! I will be making these for my best friend, she loves MLP!

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  66. hi! Love your pattern, but somehow I don't figure out the neck part :( I made all the other parts and now i'm struggling for the neck, I might just improvise something i don t know yet but It would be so nice to have a video of that pattern seriously !

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    1. If you look further up in the comments, there's some neck advice that might help you.

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  68. Fantastic easy to understand pattern, love it. I just used it and tweaked it a bit to make a mini replica of my best friends horse and everybody loves it <3

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  69. Not sure if links work on here but here is a link to the pony I just completed using this pattern <3 love it <3. http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/1200x/6c/b7/57/6cb757f6385dbdeee7a7c3fd27866c1f.jpg

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  70. Hello!
    First of all, thank you for a wonderful pattern.

    I wonder if it is possible for me to translate your designs into Swedish and share with my blog readers? Have many readers who are really eager to crochet for your pattern but can not read English descriptions. Obviously, I will link to you and your pattern and give you credit for the work!

    Please let me know if it is okay or not.
    Thanks in advance!

    My blog; http://saannisdesign.blogg.se/

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    1. Of course that's okay!

      Please could you send me a link to your translation when it's posted? I'd like to include a link in the pattern, so other Swedish crocheters can find it!

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    2. Thank you! I will share a link when it's finish!

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  71. I am in awe of your creativity,skill and most of all generosity. Thank you for sharing these amazing patterns with us!

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  72. Hello,
    I made a spanish translation of your pattern, the link of the post is this :

    http://losenredosdelyanne.blogspot.com.es/2013/09/patron-gratuito-mi-pequeno-pony.html

    Thanks for sharing your pattern is awesome !!!

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    1. Thanks - I've added a link in the pattern. :)

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    2. Thanks for all, I'm happy :)

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  73. Thanks for the great pattern... I'm making Rainbow Dash for my daughter's 7th birthday and she's really excited about it!

    I have one suggestion for an alternate hair making method -- knitted I-chords. I'm making mine 2 stitches wide on size US2 double pointed knitting needles. Even if you don't know how to knit, it's not difficult to learn enough to make an i-chord. You'll just need a set of double pointed needles (they usually come in sets of 5, although you only need 2 for an i-chord) and you can find lots of video tutorials online (here's just one of many: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ0s_2TBwCQ ). The only technique you'll need to learn is to make a knit stitch, which is the simplest knit stitch there is. -Jessica

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  74. I'm not one to make toys, or post comments; but these are so adorable I just have let you know that I really like your pattern and will be giving it try. I especially like the Pegasus. Thank you for sharing.

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  75. I loved this pattern! thank you so much <3
    I posted the picture in my facebook page if you'd like to check it out :) https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Yarn-Obsession/518464194902416

    hope you'll like it <3

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  76. have you ever thought about doing a Spike pattern?

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    1. A Spike pattern's in the works (I've done one prototype), but it's going to be a long time before it's finished! He's currently behind Celestia and Luna in the queue of patterns to be worked on.

      If you're interested in following the progress of upcoming patterns, I post pictures of the completed prototypes on my Tumblr - link is in the sidebar.

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  77. could you post pictures of each piece, my head and body have come out pointy on the ends am I doing something wrong I really don't think so but I am still new to crocheting. thanks

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    1. Sorry, I'm afraid I don't have any photos of just the pieces... There are some photos of ponies in construction on the pattern I converted this from (http://hooked-on-anime.dreamwidth.org/6139.html), which might help you, but basically the head should be a sphere, and the body a sausage shape.

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  78. I absolutly Love these.If I get orders for these, I will be sure to send in a donation :). Any tips for making cutie marks? do you use floss? I have no idea on how to do color changes in patterns and google dosent seem to help. Thanks a ton for making this pattern in an sc..you are a life saver :)

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  79. I absolutly Love these.If I get orders for these, I will be sure to send in a donation :). Any tips for making cutie marks? do you use floss? I have no idea on how to do color changes in patterns and google dosent seem to help. Thanks a ton for making this pattern in an sc..you are a life saver :)

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    1. Thanks!

      As regards cutie marks, I usually use felt for solid colour, and floss for lines (either couching or split stitch).

      When you say doing colour changes in patterns, do you mean changing colours when crocheting? If so, there's a tutorial here that might help: http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-change-colors-in-crochet/

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    2. What i mean is , say there is a pikachu I want to do. He has three small brown ovals on his back. If i wanted to write up a pattern that has a color change pattern such as those marks, how would I do that? Thanks agian for all of the info :) and you totally rock :)

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    3. To elaborate on my question, I just went on your etsy and saw your very beautiful princess celestia. When desiging her feet, how did you decide when you wanted the color changes for making her hooves? Once agian beautiful stuff :)

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    4. Trial and error. :)

      Personally, in your circumstances, I'd be inclined to make the stripes separately, then sew them on. That's the approach I'm going to be taking for future Celestia feet, anyway.

      And thank you!

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    5. Thanks for your reply :)

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  80. Hi ... my name is paola and I'm from trujillo-peru. I am organizing the birthday of my little daughter. She is one year old on December 4, I want your job to the surprises of the guests. How I can contact you? ... My email address is paolitaav@hotmail.com. Please I need your help. Thank you.

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  81. This is wonderful! Definitely going to make one for my daughter!

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  82. Okay, I'm sure I'm missing something, but how do you keep the head up??!? I've made 2 of these and the first one the head was too heavy so I weighted the legs with rice for the second one. The second one stands fine but he looks like he is grazing, the head just won't stay up, even with #9 wire inside. Any suggestions?
    Thanks, Stealth

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    1. Besides using stiffer yarn and stuffing the neck more firmly, I'm afraid I don't really have any suggestions...

      Is it definitely a case of the neck drooping? Could repositioning the head/neck before sewing the pony together help?

      I've used thin wooden skewers as skeletons for stuffed toys before, which provides better support than wire, providing the intended recipient isn't likely to snap them. :)

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  83. do u have a knit pattern for this?

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  84. do u have a knit pattern for this?

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    1. No, sorry - don't think it would really work as a knit pattern.

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  85. Thank you for making this pattern available!! I'm going to have some very happy nieces this Christmas!

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  86. I am working on the wings. I have made the four feathers but so far have two feathers together but don't see where the other feathers are connected. I must be missing something but can't see it.

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  87. I figured it out......Duhhh!!

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  88. What pattern did you use for the eyes? is there a template for those?

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    1. I'm afraid there aren't any templates - I just look at a screenshot and cut felt shapes until they look correct.

      There are a few comments above dealing with different eye techniques - they might help you.

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  89. I was wondering if you know what shade of pink you used for Pinky Pie, I don't want to get the wrong shade when I go get the yarn for her.

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    1. Sorry, I'm afraid I don't really have any good pony-coloured yarn recommendations...

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  90. I don't know if it's been mentioned before, but after trying to follow the direction for the hair, I realized that it's just another way to make an I-cord. It is a TON of trouble the way described, but I wanted to give any other knitting friends out there the heads up that a simple 2 stitch knit I-cord done on double pointed needles turns out beautifully. Still takes a chunk of time, but not a lot of concentration. A few hours watching Dr. Who takes care of the task, and the look is great!

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  91. Could you make a pattern for the older ponies, like Nightmare Moon? I'd really love to make nightmare moon, and even tried my own pattern, but it didn't work. Do you have a pattern for older ponies like nightmare moon, celestial and cadence? Please get back to me, thank you!

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  92. Could you make a pattern for the older ponies, like Nightmare Moon? I'd really love to make nightmare moon, and even tried my own pattern, but it didn't work. Do you have a pattern for older ponies like nightmare moon, celestial and cadence? Please get back to me, thank you!

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  93. This is great! I just completed rainbow dash and it turned out awesome! Thank you so much for sharing!! Now for Rarity... And all the others, according to my daughter (I second the request for princess patterns ;) )

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  94. Hey - So I'm new to this whole Amigurumi stuff and crocheting for that matter - I've seriously only been at it for like a week and a half! I came across this pattern on pinterest and OH MY GOODNESS THANK YOU for making it free!! I've managed to make the head and neck (a new feat in itself) so far. Your instructions are SO clear and easy to follow, even for newbies like me. I can't wait to finish my first pony!!

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  95. Hello,

    I am working on Rainbow Dash as my first foray into amigurumi. I have all of the pieces attached except the wings, and am working on the hair. I decided to try the corded mane and tail because they look so great. The part I am having trouble with is how to attach the cords. I looked up what a reef knot is, but I just don't "get it" when you say to pull both ends inside the pony? Then how does the hair stick out? If you could lay out some step by step instructions for a "dummy" I would really appreciate it (pictures would help too, if you have time?) I am new to making stuffed animals/hair, and somewhat new to crochet.

    Thanks for making this pattern - it has turned out well so far!

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  96. I crocheted a Lyra Heartstrings for my daughter using your pattern and it turned out so darling and much better than I thought I could do. Thanks for posting your pattern for all! I used the tutorial from NeedleNoodles to attach the mane and tail. So much fun to work on, your pattern is terrific!

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  97. Please explain again how to do the curly mane & tail? do you do each one individually?

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  98. How did you do the cutie marks? Do you have a pattern?

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  99. Dearest, I congratulate you because it is the most beautiful little pony on internet, infact... I made your Little pony, and came wonderful! I would like to send you the picture of my little pony to let you see it.... :-) Just a little "dilemma"... Can you explain in detail how to make the neck? Step by step? I'm not sure I did it right, because translate that part of the pattern (neck) was not easy for me... I'm italian from a little town near Rome. Thanks!!! Giuly ^_^

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  100. Im so grateful that you redid the pattern in sc. I was wondering, could you tell me where you got the cutie marks? I'm wanting to do Fluttershy which has butterflies and I haven't been able to find any that small.

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  101. Thank you for publishing this! My daughter will love these! Do you by chance have a pattern or suggestions on how to alter to make the taller princess ponies?

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  102. Hello! I'd like to feature your pattern on my blog next week! I'll include a photo and link to your post, but not the pattern itself. Please email me and let me know if you'd rather I didn't! Thanks!

    TamaraKelly@mooglyblog.com

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  103. Any chance there's a knit version of this pattern???

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  104. I have not started to make this project yet, but the pattern looks great. I was going to buy a pattern on etsy, now I don't have to, thank you.
    Just one comment, in response to the original problem you solved, converting it to scs. Can you ever used linked dcs? I used them when I was making slippers for my kids and they worked great. The look of the final piece is not the same as with regular dcs, but the end result is a piece made as fast as you can dc, but with the "holes" as big as the scs. I don't know if I'm explaining this correctly, but the next time you need to crochet something to stuff that calls for dcs, try using linked dcs. Here is a link to the instructions:
    http://www.mooglyblog.com/linked-double-crochet/

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  105. I just wanted to say I made the pinkie pie for my 6 yr old like 2 birthdays ago and she totally fell in love with it. Infact I have gotten several comments on how awesome it turned out. Even my needlers group thought it was the cutest thing ever. Thank you sooo much for posting this pattern I might just think about making another one for my other girl :)

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  106. Hi, I love your My little pony very much. I have translated the pattern into German. Am I allowed to place the translated pattern on a closed german crochet group (facebook)? Ofcourse I revered to you and your website as the original pattern. People pay nothing it's a free pattern. If you want I can send it to you before publishing on the closed crochet group. Hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards, Manuela

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/678729375483546/

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  107. for future reference, when the same row is repeated, (ex: row 1 (sc, 2 sc in next stitch) repeat to end of row row 2 (sc, 2 sc in next stitch) repeat to end of row)
    You can just write row x-x, then write the instructions for the row, (ex: rows 1-2 (sc, 2 sc in next stitch) repeat to end of row. Hope this is helpful! :)

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  108. I'm converting this to knit, love it!

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  109. Holy cow. I don't know that I am confident enough to try this, but I'm donating just because you're brilliant. PS My daughter loves you. :)

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  110. I REALLY wish there was a knitted version for these toys

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  111. Regarding the mane chords. I am using a two post knitting loom that I made from two paper clips, a rolled up piece of paper, and some tape. The resulting chord is about twice as thick as the method described above and squareish. FB

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  112. I've made several of these for gifts. I did make a hind leg change because I didn't like how it sat differently on one side so one I do as you have but the other where it comes in on row 21 & 22 I sc 12 dec 3 (inc 3). It sits better now.

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  113. I have just made my first pony after your awesome pattern! Thank you so much for sharing! I have also made a translation into Swedish on my blog. ( with a link to you)
    http://kungenomajkis.blogspot.se/2014/03/virkad-my-little-pony-med-monster.html
    Thanks again!// Erica

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  114. i wish there was a video for this i am trying to learn crocheting and i cant understand how to read patterns and my 4 yr old loves my little pony

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  115. This a just awesome pattern but I'm struggling to understand the written assembly in comparison to the pictures :( my hind legs haven't attached quite the same and im guessing its partially technique and position on my part, the neck just baffles me because its not lining up with the 2nd body round ... im quite a visual person, is there sny chance of you doing a YouTube video of the assembly for idiots like me?

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  117. Hi! I'm Giulia an italian girl! I translate your pattern in my language and I put it in my blog mgcreation83blog.wordpress.com. I hope is it ok if I try to translate other pattern that I find in your blog. Your creation are so awesome! Great Job!

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  118. I simply love this pattern! I'm making one right now for my niece :D
    I was just wondering, how firm should the stuffing be for the head and body?

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  119. Here is another link for doing the hair. This I understood a bit better than the other one. http://www.free-macrame-patterns.com/zigzag-pendant.html
    Also wondering what kind of yarn did you use for the hair.

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  120. I actually got both of the braid like things now, thank you for the pattern!

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  121. Working on a knitting translation for ya'. My sister and I are working on one of these in knit.

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  122. Hi! I made Pink Pie and Rarity. Thank you!!! This pattern is very easy to follow... I published here http://teiadecarinhos.blogspot.com.br/2014/08/my-little-pony-pink-pie-e-rarity.html . I put a link to your blog...

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  123. I love your pattern! Thank you!! I made one and I have a blog up with how I made the hair. I used a twisted cord technique :D
    http://ahalsey83.wix.com/crochetingwithalex#!Rainbow-Dash-For-My-Little-Sister/cb18/48F56B29-F269-4AE8-A32A-08844FB979BD

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