*free* Donkey pattern

Hello my friends! These last few years have been crazy to say the least! I have not kept up with saving my patterns well. Unfortunately, this meant when a repeat order came through, having to look back at the photos and figure it out all over again! So, this time, I am going to save this pattern here for us to use!

This pattern is not for beginners! And forgive me, I have not properly written out a pattern in a while, so this might be a little rough around the edges!

I used a 4.0 hook and 1 skein each of blue, tan, dark tan, off-white, brown and black.

You will work this pattern in continuous rounds

HOOF/LEG MAKE 2

BROWN:

Rd 1: magic circle, 8 sc

Rd 2: 2 sc around (16)

Rd 3: sc, 2 sc around (24)

Rd 4: sc in back lps (24)

Rd 5-8: sc around (24)

Rd 9: sc, dec arounnd (16)

LEG continues from the hoof. You will end up with 12 stripes (6 blue and 6 white).

Rd 10-11: colour change to blue (FO brown). sc around (16)

Rd 12-13 colour change to white, (FO blue), sc around (16)

Rd 14-15, colour change to blue (FO white). sc around (16)

Rd 16-17: colour change to white, (FO blue), sc around (16)

Rd 18-19: colour change to blue (FO white). sc around (16)

Rd 20-21: colour change to white, (FO blue), sc around (16)

Rd 22-23: colour change to blue (FO white). sc around (16)

Rd 24-25: colour change to white, (FO blue), sc around (16)

Rd 26-27: colour change to blue (FO white). sc around (16)

Rd 28-29: colour change to white, (FO blue), sc around (16)

Rd 30-31: colour change to blue (FO white). sc around (16)

Rd 32-33: colour change to white, (FO blue), sc around (16)

sl st, FO, stuff

HOOF/ARM MAKE 2

BROWN:

Rd 1: magic circle, 6 sc

Rd 2: 2 sc around (12)

Rd 3: sc, 2 sc around (18)

Rd 4: sc in back lps (18)

Rd 5-8: sc around (18)

Rd 9: sc, dec around (12)

Arm continues from the hoof. You will end up with 12 stripes (6 blue and 6 white).

Rd 10-11: colour change to blue (FO brown). sc around (12)

Rd 12-13 colour change to white, (FO blue), sc around (12)

Rd 14-15, colour change to blue (FO white). sc around (12)

Rd 16-17: colour change to white, (FO blue), sc around (12)

Rd 18-19: colour change to blue (FO white). sc around (12)

Rd 20-21: colour change to white, (FO blue), sc around (12)

Rd 22-23: colour change to blue (FO white). sc around (12)

Rd 24-25: colour change to white, (FO blue), sc around (12)

Rd 26-27: colour change to blue (FO white). sc around (12)

Rd 28-29: colour change to white, (FO blue), sc around (12)

Rd 30-31: colour change to blue (FO white). sc around (12)

Rd 32-33: colour change to white, (FO blue), sc around (12)

sl st, FO, stuff

Body

TAN

Rd 1: magic circle, 8sc

Rd2: 2sc around (16)

Rd 3: sc, 2sc around (24)

Rd 4: sc in 2, 2sc around (32)

Rd 5: sc in 3, 2sc around (40)

Rd 6-13: sc around (40)

Rd 14: sc in 3, dec around (32)

Rd 15-17: sc around (32)

Rd 18: sc in 2, dec around (24)

Rd 19-22: sc around (24)

Rd 23: sc, dec around (16)

Rd 24-25, sc around, sl st, FO and stuff

HEAD

off-white

The head begins with the snout

Rd 1: magic circle, 8sc

Rd 2: 2sc around (16)

Rd 3: sc, 2sc around (24)

Rd 4: sc in 2, 2sc around (32)

Rd 5: sc in 3, 2sc around (40)

Rd 6-14: sc around (40)

Rd 15: sc in 3, dec around (32)

Rd 16: sc around (32)

Rd 17: sc in 6, dec 5x, sc in 16 (27)

Rd 18-24: sc around (27)

begin to stuff

Rd 25-26: colour change to dark tan, but do not FO off-white

Note- you want the light tan to be front center, lining up with the 5 dec of rd 17 so adjust your st accordiningly:

dark tan: sc 10, off-white: sc 6, dark tan: sc 11 (27)

Rd 27: dark tan: sc 9, off-white: sc 7, dark tan: sc 11 (27)

Rd 28: dark tan: sc 8 off-white: sc 9, dark tan: sc 10 (27)

Rd 29: dark tan: sc 11, off-white: sc 3, dark tan: sc 13 (27)

FASTEN OFF off-white and continue in only dark tan

Rd 30: sc around (27)

Rd 31: sc in 5, dec, sc in 5, dec, sc in 5, dec, sc in 6 (24)

continue to stuff

Rd 32: sc, dec around (16)

Rd 33: dec around, sl st, FO (8)

finish stuffing and sew closed

Mouth and Eyes

embroider with black, add a few white specks to the eyes

Cheeks make 2

BLUE

Rd 1: magic circle, 6 sc

Rd 2: 2 sc around (12)

Rd 3: sc, 2 sc around (18), sl st, FO and sew

Ears make 2

dark tan:

Rd 1: magic circle, 6 sc

Rd 2: sc in 6 (6)

Rd 3: 2sc around (12)

Rd 4: sc around (12)

Rd 5: sc, 2sc around (18)

Rd 6-12: sc around (18), sl st, FO

fold in half and sew the bottom together. sew to head

Hair

Cut pieces of dark tan and tie to the top and back of head

TAIL in tan:

8 fsc, sl st, FO and sew

Use dark tan to create hair by sewing yarn on to the bottom of the tail

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