The amigurumi pony in white is a customer order for a little baby girl that hasn`t yet been born. Her mother loves horses and does riding.
I haven`t made this pony for ages so I was very eager to get started. The design belongs to my early years, and is also included in the first pattern book Magical Amigurumi Toys. A downloadable pattern can also be found in my shop (updated 2021!).
First I started searching in my photo library to see which color combinations I had done before. It was a huge surprise to discover that during all the years I have only made 2 ponies of the type. Both beige. The good news is, there are so many colors I haven`t yet tried :)
I wanted to use this awesome yarn for the mane. It`s Hjertegarn Hjerte Cotton Flamme. I´ve had it for ages, probably bought for making doll hair. When normally effect yarns similar to this mostly consist of synthetic material, this one is an exception. It`s 83% cotton, and only 17% of nylon. And let me assure you – you can feel it! Such a soft natural touch.
The blue color of the mane resonated well with white. I chose 100% softest merino wool for the body. The beige details, beautiful flower-printed fabric, and a ribbon of cotton lace later added a bit a vintage touch that I love so much.
She looks so charming and tender. Hopefully the baby and her mother will love this gift.
If you want to make an amigurumi pony, don`t be afraid of the pattern being too complicated. It`s actually much simpler than it looks on the photo. I really want to encourage you to try it. Especially if you love ponies and horses!