Spud – The Crochet Horse

Over the past few weeks/months, I have been working on a crochet horse. I found the pattern in a book on crochet stuffed animals a while ago. He is almost finished, but not quite.

So meet Spud.


As you can see, he has no mane or tail and no back legs.


This is due to me running out of black wool halfway through the last hoof of the second back leg.


So yet again, progress is halted!

Hopefully he will be completed by next year. *crosses fingers* Wish me luck!



3 thoughts on “Spud – The Crochet Horse

  1. Spud December 21, 2014 / 10:05 am

    Did you know that ‘Spud’s real name was Sergeant Murphy and was named after the Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase winner in 1923

    They say the old ones are the best! Well in the case of Grand National betting this doesn’t typically prove true, and Sergeant Murphy’s victory at the age of 13 stands as quite remarkable.
    No horse since 1923 has won at the age of 13 or above.
    Like most other Grand National winners of this time, Sergeant Murphy was Irish bred, with a pedigree of General Symons – Rose Graft.
    Sergeant Murphy had been attempting to win the Grand National since running in the 1919 “War National” at Gatwick, in which efforts he proved himself a good jumper, with a best effort of completing in 4th. Though he also experienced a fall in the messy National of 1922.
    The horse had changed ownership several times, and by the time of his victory was owned by Stephen Sanford, becoming the first American to own the Grand National Winner.
    In 1924 he was leading the field when he stumbled at the water jump, finishing fifth aged 14. In 1925 he had his last spin around Aintree, and finished a remounted last of ten runners.


  2. UFO Foxglove friend December 19, 2014 / 11:02 pm

    I am so oooo looking forward to the finished Spud !
    He is going to be a work of modern textile art !


  3. Spud December 19, 2014 / 5:32 am

    Spud was so handsome, good looking, full of personality and a hit with all his riders…


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