Khan Crochet Pattern

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Happy February!

The first Midi tier pattern of 2024 is Khan the horse from Mulan.

I was so excited about creating this character because it is something different that I have not done before.

The original plan was to try and crochet the legs, body, and head as one piece but due to my hectic schedule in December I decided to just break it down into simple shapes and attach at the end. Overall, I am very pleased with the shaping of the legs and the final shape of Khan. Perhaps when I make Max the horse from Tangled, I will try the one-piece method.

I did the legs first and the head last, thinking that the legs would be the hardest part so it would be best to get that out of the way first – but I was so wrong. I frogged the head 4 times before I settled on the current shape. I am not sure why something as simply shaped as a head had me to baffled but I got there in the end. I have to remind myself that sometimes it does not all come together until all the customisation is done. This was the case with this project, I was not happy with Khan’s head until he was completed.

When it came to deciding the size, I did not want Khan to be too big but definitely big enough that Mulan can sit on and stand next to him without the proportions being off. How do you think I did?


I used 3mm craft wire in the legs so that Khan can stand unaided. I wanted thick wire to withstand the weight with Mulan sat on top, but you can use thinner wire if you prefer.

Though Khan himself did not allow much opportunity for mixed media, I got to express myself when it came to the customisation. These added final touches to the saddle really brough Khan to life.

Khan’s overall measurements are 9 inches / 23cm tall, 9 inches / 23cm long and 8 inches / 7.5cm wide.



MATERIALS
  • 4ply yarn (I used Scheepjes Catona in: 115 Hot Red, 110 Jet Black, 248 Champagne and 162 Black Coffee)
  • Black DK yarn
  • 2mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Fire retardant Fibrefill
  • 3mm craft wire
  • Pliers
  • Jade green, red, beige and dark blue felt
  • White and gold polymer clay
  • Black and green sharpie
  • Felt glue
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Stitch marker
ABBREVIATIONS

A full list of the abbreviations that I use in my patterns:

  • MR# – magic ring with the specified number of single crochets
  • SC – single crochet (double crochet English)
  • HDC – half double crochet (half treble English)
  • DC – double crochet (treble English)
  • TC – treble crochet (double treble English)
  • INC – single crochet increase
  • #in1 – the specified number of SC in the same stitch (i.e. 3in1)
  • #DCin1 – the specified number of DC in the same stitch (i.e. 3DCin1)
  • #HDCin1 – the specified number of HDC in the same stitch (i.e. 3HDCin1)
  • hdcINC – half double crochet increase
  • dcINC – double crochet increase
  • DEC – invisible decrease (if it is a DEC in BLO I tend to use the 2TOG decrease method)
  • 2TOG – two stitches together decrease (non-invisible) method
  • *_______* X# – repeat sequence within the asterisks the specified number of times e.g. *SC, INC* x6)
  • FLO – front loop only
  • BLO – back loop only
  • CH – chain stitches
  • CC – colour change
  • CH1T – chain a stitch then turn your work
  • SS – slip stitch
  • ST/STS – stitch/stitches
  • OFFSET – a term I use when adding or taking away additional stitches in order to line up or get the right placement
  • = # ROWS – repeat the stitch sequence for the row the specified number of times e.g. 32SC (32) = 5 ROWS
  • FO – fasten off

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You are now complete!

How did you find the pattern? I hope the assembly process was not too painful.

Next month’s Midi tier patterns are the Pocahontas and John Smith customisation tutorials.

Until the next post, happy crocheting!

Chantelle X

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