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Kimmy the Koala

from Huggable Bears
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Kimmy the Koala
Kimmy the Koala
Kimmy the Koala
Kimmy the Koala
Kimmy the Koala
Kimmy the Koala

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on/off
  • knit/purl
  • increase by knitting into the front and back of the same stitch
  • decrease by purling 2 together
  • assembly is necessary

Pattern Description:

I've been promising my Australian friends this design for a long time!

Kimmy is a tubby koala, sewn in the sitting position; he measures 15 inches/39 cms approximately. His tummy measures 18 inches/46 cms. He has elbows and thumbs. I promise these are very easy to create, I use increases and decreases, not short rows.

Kimmy is knitted flat and assembled.

He can be knitted with any worsted weight/Aran yarns. I have tried eyelash, boa, fleecy yarns such as Snowflake and Pipsqueak, Phildar Phil Douce or soft chenille.

This pattern includes a detailed step-by-step guide; full of photos and tips to help you assemble your koala. Print warning: It may be best to print just the knitting directions and save the step-by-step guide to refer to as and when necessary on screen or it will drink your printer ink and eat your paper!!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sitting 15 inches/39cms
  • tummy measures 18 inches/46 cms.


  • 150grams main (grey eyelash yarn) 180 meters/200 yards (Yarn A)
  • 50 grams contrast (cream eyelash yarn) 40meters 50 yards (Yarn B)
  • *10 grams worsted/Aran weight grey to match yarn A (Yarn C)
  • *10 grams worsted/Aran weight cream to match yarn B (Yarn D)
  • 10 grams worsted/Aran weight black yarn for the nose (Yarn E)
  • 3.5mm/4US straight knitting needles
  • Yarn sewing needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Toy filler/stuffing
  • 18mm toy safety eyes

Suggested yarn:

300 yards of Worsted weight

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About the designer

I learnt the art of knitting when I was about 5 years old. Even at that age I was never happy to follow a pattern, always wanting to try something different.

After a shoulder injury I found I ...

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