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Pony Pattern by xMischief Pony Pattern by xMischief
WIP photos here: xmischief.deviantart.com/art/P…
Foal version: xmischief.deviantart.com/art/P…
Laying version: xmischief.deviantart.com/art/P…

This is a pattern that I spent countless hours perfecting because I didn't care for any of the ones I could find.
I originally designed it to be rather large but i'm sure the pattern will work for any size you please as long as you keep the proportions in check.
Although it may seem intimidating at first for newer plushie makers these types of plushies are actually very simple to make and a great project for beginners.
NOTE: this pattern does not contain seam allowance so you will have to remember to add it.

On the heads; the darts are not mandatory but I recommend them greatly as they make the head much more round.

The blue area on the body is a optional stallion curve for those who prefer a less rounded rump and a more masculine appearance.

I included wings but not a horn pattern because all the horn is, is two long triangles. I recommend this tutorial beezee-art.deviantart.com/art/…
if you're going for a spiral look.

What I plan to do for the wings is to stuff the feather part normally on wing 1 but the center softer, than sew wing 2 on top of that and lightly stuff. I have not made a actually plush with this yet but I plan on it soon so I will post pictures than.

On the stallion head piece, you have the choice of either cutting it up into the three sections or keeping it all as one, the difference between them is that the sectioned one produces a less rounded and more defined stallion snout. The first and biggest section of the piece goes from the back of the head to the top and beginning of the nose. the second piece starts from the top of the nose to the beginning of the chin. the last trapezoid piece is the chin piece and starts from the beginning of the chin and goes all the way to the neck.

Tutorial for plush:
craftside.typepad.com/craftsid…

For those of you who don't know how to sew darts: tinyurl.com/m2fyavn This is all it takes.

This pattern is completely free to use from the kindness of my heart. If you do happen to use my pattern I beg of you to send me pictures and links so I can see your amazing, beautiful, lovely, ponytastic creations. if you have any questions feel free to ask.

EDIT
added part names so the tutorial is easier.
EDIT 2
cleaned up pattern a bit.
EDIT 3
I made the head size smaller and not so gargantuan. Hopefully this will make the plush look more like the actual mlp style. This and other changes and tweaks should probably come as I actually make a plush with this.
EDIT 4
added new stallion head center piece.
EDIT 5
made the legs thicker, added a chest curve in the front, and added a eye to the mare
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inside-our-mind Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there, by some chance, a video tutorial for using this pattern? I'm so horrible without step-by-step visuals.
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annika-dragon-girl Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you pls do a sitting pony pattern???
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LeilaDrake Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the pattern! It helped me to make my latest plushie. I'm very happy with the result.
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Silkstar-CPI Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question, are we allowed to sell ponies we made from your patterns? Just wondering.
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xMischief Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing.
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EllaAndGoldfish Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a question, on the head at the base by the dart do you cut off that rectangleish piece or no? Thanks!
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Haipa-Sonikku Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this, I'm making a Rainbow Dash and a Twilight Sparkle that are 16 inches tall.
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AnyatheHarpieQueen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so helpful!!
Thank you for posting it!
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Kuriopatora Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
this is amazing thank you so much for this, ive only just started plush making, and its very difficult to find half decent (this one is NOT half decent its amazing) patterns/templates for free. if i do post the finished product i'll be sure to credit you and post link
Thank you
<3 Kurio
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456cloverpuppy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!
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cutiemarkadventures Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
I will defenately use it for my unicorn oc plush but I have a question:
Do I cut the darts?
Do I cut the sections of the head that are not attatched to the head?
I hope you or someone expirienced will answer
Thx
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otaku4242 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ive never done this before but I plan on making one, so can you tell me what's up with the "inner' and "outer" bodies? how does that work?
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EmbroideryMW101 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for posting this pattern, it helped me so much into making my own pony plushies, here's one of them.embroiderymw101.deviantart.com… Once again, thank you. :)
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CardCaptor-Jordan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
what bout horn? i have a unicorn oc :3
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xMischief Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Look in the description for a tutorial.
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CardCaptor-Jordan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
ok thanks
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DestinyWho Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks for putting this on Deviantart! I'm going to make one of my OC now! :D
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MelchiorFlyer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this pattern! I'm making some plushies:Plushie W.I.P (3-2-14) by MelchiorFlyer   with it now! I love it so much, and thank you~! XD
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Dulali Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I've just started getting into plushie making, and I'm going to try this pattern.
This may be a dumb question, but do you stuff the head and body seperately and then sew them together, or do you sew everything together and then stuff it lastly?
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MelchiorFlyer Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have to cut out the detached ear and neck parts on the head?
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Kozunen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Thank you for these patterns. I used it for my first plushies! Here's the picture (bad one though) kozunen.deviantart.com/art/MLP…
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mommyteya Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Looks great can't wait to try it
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MeggyMorgue Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Is the head center supposed to start on the nose?
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xMischief Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ya
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KilynnTor Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I started the head  center for the stallion from the back of the head where the dart is but it does seem like the mares' can start from the nose.
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KilynnTor Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this pattern.

Currently making a small 'Time Turner' plush as a gift for a brother in law with this pattern with a slight modification using a sort of faux suede since none of the places around me stock much solid or non dimpled minky. I think next time I'll just order some off ebay though. It's doing fine so far, just counting this first one as an experiment at least to perfect after. Also putting a wire armature inside to allow posing. Already completed a set of sonic screwdriver beaded earrings for the wife of the 'bil', my sister and am considering making her a Rose Tyler mlp plush as well. I have a test collar and tie pattern I want to try on the time turner plush when its done which since I have't found a shared pattern for that, and for when I find one that looks and works correctly, I'd like to publish here on DA.
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xMischief Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I use Joann fabrics online store to get most of my fleece, they're having a holiday sale right now so it's a good time to buy. It sounds like your putting a lot of hard work into this and I can't wait to see. :3
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KilynnTor Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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I'll have to keep an eye on their online store then because their location nearest us definitely does not carry enough solid minkys. You can see the modifications I made include giving him a open mouth, the wire inside the head helps his mouth grip the screwdriver. Need to ad more width to the gusset though.
I'll be making at least one more of these as a friend of my brother in law now wants one now. As its my first one it has flaws but those flaws also give it character. It's been 10 years since I've sewn anything and CP is not helpful. Hoping on this 2nd we can use the sewing machine.
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IncendiaVirtus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Awesome pattern! I've been wanting to make a pony plush, and this is perfect :) Only question I have is about the neck and ear sections of the head. Are those sections marked to just mark where the neck and ears are going to be placed, or are they supposed to be cut out altogether?
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xMischief Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a marker to where you sew the ears and on the neck marker its where you stop sewing and leave a hole for the neck. The neck hole ends right where the dart marker begins.
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IncendiaVirtus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Awesome! Thank you!
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gaylaosborne Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
I love the pattern, I'm making my niece an Alicorn (One of the names for a unicorn/pegasus). I'm confused about the three sections on the stallion head. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to cut the sections apart or sew them differently? I went to the link you provided on this but I'm still confused. If you could give me more details on what to do it would be a huge help, thank you!
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xMischief Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you look at the info I have for it in the description?
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gaylaosborne Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
I think I've got it figured out now. If I'm understanding it correctly I will sew in sections to allow an opening for the neck and than the top portion I sew the head center to the 2 sides of the head. I was confused before because I thought it was saying to cut those sections. If I'm incorrect on how to do this can you please let me know? Thank you for the prompt reply!
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xMischief Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The head piece already includes a space for the neck, it shouldn't meet the other end of the piece.
You can either cut the head piece up in the three different sections I colored, or leave them as one piece.
Here, I made this to show you where the different sections are suppose to line up.

Hope this solved your problem.
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SammyKammy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love it! :3
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BookwormPlushieLover Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This pattern is perfect, thanks!

Here's what I made: bookwormplushielover.deviantar…
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xMischief Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome I love it!
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BookwormPlushieLover Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Couldn't have done it without your pattern!
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bornthiswayfox Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, i made my oc pony, check my gallery!
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Dare2DreamMedia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you tell me where you'd use the darts? Is it where the triangles are on the head? Sorry, I'm just not sure and since I'm a beginner, I'd love some tips if you want to spare any.
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xMischief Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep those are the darts

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Dare2DreamMedia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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xMischief Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Make sure you put seam allowance it makes it a million times easier to just follow a line inside of just sewing on the edges.
Take your time when stuffing slowly working from corner to corner.
Have fun and take it slow dont rush to get it all done if you dont have to.
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Gulphcoast Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
gulphcoast.deviantart.com/art/… Here is my first attempt.  I really like the pattern for the body, and I will definitely separate out the stallion head center pieces next time.  I find that the nose isn't defined enough if you leave it as one piece, like I did.  I also might make the head a little bit smaller.
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xMischief Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great, I'd love to see more plushies made.
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Gulphcoast Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
I don't understand the stallion center head.  Does the bottom part of this peice (the part that is facing down on your pattern page) go toward the back of the head, or under the chin?  Thanks so much for posting this pattern, it's just what I was looking for, as I need a boy pony, too!
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xMischief Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The bottom triangle is the under part of his chin.
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Gulphcoast Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Thanks, I see now that I've assembled it.  I definitely see the advantage of separating out the stallion head center into 3 parts.  I didn't do it this time, but I probably will for the next one.  Do you have a picture of the finished stallion head for reference?  I am working on the ears now, and I was wondering how you attached them.  The tutorial cuts a hole for the ears after everything is done.  I would prefer not to do this.  Any suggestions?
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xMischief Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xmischief.deviantart.com/art/S…

Stallion head pictures for ya' right here.
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