I found a fantastic vintage knitted seahorse toy pattern on eBay and wanted to share it with you. It's from a wonderful eBay seller called
(some of her other items are listed below).
The pattern is a digitally cleaned up and restored reprint of a vintage original - the picture to the left is a knitted-up version of the pattern.
I'm excited about making up the seahorse in lots of different yarns and sizes. The pattern calls for worsted wool and #4 double-pointed needles - this makes a seahorse toy around 7" high, but I'm thinking they would look very cute made from left-over sock yarn. I'm also thinking of adapting the pattern to change the shape of the head.
I love it when I'm surprised by an extra gift from a seller on eBay - this is exactly what happened with FanncyNancy - she included a pattern for a knitted starfish with the seahorse! This for me makes her a cut above the rest.
If you would like to find a copy of the seahorse knitting pattern, click on any of the links below and when the page for the item comes up, click on the link underneath "Visit seller's store" and you will be taken to FanncyNancy's store, "
". There is a fantastic selection of vintage craft patterns and projects - if you want the seahorse pattern specifically, type "seahorse" into the search box on the left side of the eBay store page and it will pop up.
You can also visit Nancy's website Vintage Home Arts here.
I will be sure to post my different versions of the seahorse toy as I create them!