Philip the little penguin

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Philip the little penguin Pattern


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Knitting: Philip the little penguin
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details







Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • increase
  • decrease

Pattern Description:

This happy little penguin is knit with DK weight yarn held doubled (worsted weight yarn can be substituted and held single stranded) to make a hardwearing cuddly toy just perfect for snuggling.
Two sets of instructions are provided: work the body in the round and sew on the chest at the end if you prefer a simpler knit, or, choose intarsia in the round for a more challenging knit that minimises sewing.

The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the intarsia of the body.

This pattern would suit intermediate knitters and is a perfect opportunity to learn some new skills. Techniques used include the (optional) intarsia in the round (fully explained in the pattern), short rows, and the Turkish cast on. Links to useful tutorials are provided for each technique.

Philip is only little, he is 7.5 inches (19 cm) tall when knit with DK weight yarn.


18sts and 27 rows in 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 7.5 inches tall (19cm)


  • 4mm double point needles
  • Stuffing
  • 120 yards black yarn
  • 60 yards white yarn
  • 11 yards orange yarn
  • US 6/4mm circular (for Turkish cast on)

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch holders

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of DK weight

About Designer

About Designer

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Addicted to Pinterest, never far from Ravelry and guaranteed to have a knitting project at the bottom of every handbag (and dozens hiding behind the sofa), I?m an engineer during the day and a knitting designer after the kids go to bed.

I use my engineering training to design clever knitting patterns that allow you to choose from a variety of techniques to make gorgeous toys as individual as ...

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