This saddle is for the carousel horses in the South Maid leaflet Victorian Ponies and Bears. I designed the saddle when I couldn't find the "paper medallions" the pattern said to use.
Gold thread (I used the kind found in the jewelry-making aisle of my
local craft store), small amount
Size 7 steel crochet hook
Ch 11, join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 16 sc in ring, join to first sc.
Rnd 2: (Ch 3, tr) in same sc, ch 3, sk next sc, (2 tr in next sc, ch 3, sk next sc) around, join: 8 2-tr groups.
Rnd 3: (ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in 1st tr of next 2-tr group) around, join: 8 picots.
Fasten off and weave in ends.