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tigerlady on craftsy.com
Western Australia

I am now retired, having worked as a Laboratory Analyst for 25 years. I have always loved to knit and sew but didn't have the time while working shift work and raising my 2 sons. I now have 5 ...

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Little Ozzie

from tigerlady
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Little Ozzie
Little Ozzie
Little Ozzie
Little Ozzie

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, decrease, increase, short rows, changing yarn colours on the same row

Pattern Description:

I was working on a commission for 4 Koalas for the Australian Scouts to take to Japan. I changed the original "Ozzie" pattern to be slightly smaller and knitted top down. Due to demand I have published this pattern.
Little Ozzie is knitted top down in one flat piece with seams, ears and nose are knitted separate and stitched in place. There is a small amount of short row work for elbows, knees and ears but you will find a brief tutorial included with the pattern.


Not important, just ensure that your knitting weave is tight enough so that the filling is not visible.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 38cm (15inches) approx.


  • 4x50g balls of Eyelash Main Colour, 1x50g ball of Eyelash Contrast Colour, small amount of black 5ply/sport weight plain yarn.

You Will Also Need:

  • 3.75mm straight and circular needles, 2.25mm straight needles, 4x stitch markers, 12x locking stitch markers, 2x12mm Black Safety Eyes, Polyester toy filling, needle for seaming, polyester sewing thread.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:



Varigated white/black Main Colour, White Contrast Colour