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Knitables is dedicated to my brave and inspirational mum-in-law Linda, who during her 13 year battle with cancer, raised thousands of pounds for charity by knitting scarves and toys. It was Linda who ...

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Meerkat Family

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Meerkat Family
Meerkat Family
Meerkat Family
Meerkat Family
Meerkat Family
Meerkat Family

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, cast on and off, increase and decrease, and sew seams.

Pattern Description:

An easy to follow, delightful pattern for your very own family of meerkats! The meerkats are made from Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake yarn, which gives them such a cute and cuddly appearance. However, alternative DK/Light Worsted (8ply) yarns can be used, so please feel free to use up what's in your stash and I would love to see your finished creations.

The meerkat's feet, body and head are knitted in one piece, and the arms are knitted into a row, so there's very little sewing to do to make up your meerkat; which is always a bonus! All pieces are knitted flat on straight needles and the pattern has clear row by row instructions and lots of photographs to help you along the way.

Everyone loves meerkats, so why not make a special gift for a friend or relative.


7 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Large Meerkat - Height approximately 24cm (9.5in)
  • Medium Meerkat - Height approximately 19cm (7.5in)
  • Small Meerkat - Height approximately 14cm (5.5in)


  • US 3 - 3.25mm needles

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake DK