The Crocheted Horse

The Coffee and Crochet group has made a life size crocheted horse which is now on display in the Island Warehouse. 27 ladies plus 1 gentleman made 438 4″ granny squares to cover a wire topiary frame.

There was a competition to give it a name during the summer of 2017. Visitors suggested over 300 names and the members of the Coffee and Crochet group chose their favourite. The winning name was Rainbow and was embroidered on to the noseband of the horse’s halter.



See how it was made from start to finish.  Pictures by Chris Bacon.

The topiary frame arrived and the first job was to crochet the squares and make them into strips.


The legs were ‘bandaged’ up, the ears were covered, and hooves were made.



It was put together and at last we saw what she looked like and the tail was attached.



A blanket made from 144 squares covered her back.



Next the mane was made and stitched into place




All the squares were finally stitched into place, she had to lie on a table to stitch underneath!



At last she was finished.



And everyone who was involved felt very proud of their achievement!