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I am a retired early childhood educator who loves children and enjoys seeing how cuddly "friends" can give them affection and also provide learning experiences in fun ways. You can also join me here: ...

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Knit Occasions Animal Gifts

from Rainebo Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Knit Occasions Animal Gifts
Knit Occasions Animal Gifts
Knit Occasions Animal Gifts
Knit Occasions Animal Gifts
Knit Occasions Animal Gifts
Knit Occasions Animal Gifts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, Purl, Increase, Decrease, Cast-on, Bind-off

Pattern Description:

NOTE: EU purchasers MUST purchase my patterns here: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/lorraine-pistorio

There are so many special times when receiving a hand-knit stuffed animal would be so loved and appreciated, such as for holidays or when you want to show your love, best wishes or just give a needed hug. An animal can say it best, especially if it's all decked out for the occasion or holiday. There are two versions for this pattern, each purchased separately. (See my pattern store for the other version). One version is "Knit Occasions Animal Gifts", which includes Celebrate!, Luv Ya Lots!, Lotsa Luck! and Gentle Hugs! The second version is "Knit Holidays Animal Gifts", which includes Easter, Hanukkah, Halloween and Christmas. KNIT IN THE ROUND, using Magic Loop (or DPNs could be substituted), (with Flat Stitching Conversion Directions, so you don't have to figure it out for yourself), each pattern version includes 4 darling animals: puppy, bear, bunny and kitty, all dressed up for special gift-giving. Sitting approx. 9 1/2" tall (without ears), these sweeties are knit in approx. 300 yds of #5-Bulky wt. yarn of your choice. Each animal's accessories are made with approx. 70-150 yds of #4-worsted wt. yarn. Giving one of these special gifts really expresses your intentions best!

Pattern Correction: The word "shamrock" should be replaced with the word "clover".


Gauge is not critical for this project. Work tightly enough to ensure that the stuffing will not show through the stitches.


  • For ANIMALS: Each animal takes approx. 300 yds. of #5-bulky wt. yarn (I used Lion Brand Jiffy and Purl Essence Everyday by Rainbow Classic) For ACCESSORIES: Each animal's accessories take approx. 70-150 yds. of #4-worsted wt. yarn Size 4 (3.5mm) 32" Circular Knitting Needles or Double Pointed Needles for animals (if knitting in the round) Size 6 (4mm) 32" Circular Knitting Needles or Double Pointed Needles for accessories (if knitting in the round) NOTE: Straight Needles in the above sizes may be substituted, if you will be using the Flat Stitching Conversion Directions, instead of knitting in the round

You Will Also Need:

  • Safety Eyes: 12mm... Nose (Bear & Puppy): 21mm Ribbon, Curled Streamers, 8" Plastic Straw Pink yarn (Bunny & Kitty noses & Kitty inner ears) Large-Eyed Blunt Needle & Long Straight Pins Removable Stitch Markers & Stitch Holder Polyester Fiberfill Stuffing