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Platypus Pattern


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Knitting: Platypus
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details







Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Increase, decrease, seams, twisted stitches

Pattern Description:

Platypus is a rather large and very soft cuddle cushion toy in the form of this amazing aquatic animal!

The pattern is worked flat with two main body/bill pieces and four feet pieces which are all seamed to assemble. Soft knitted eyes complete your cuddly creature.


14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished size: Approximately 80cm (31 1/2 inches) long from tail to bill, approximately 22cm (8 1/2 inches) wide.


  • Needles: US 10 (6 mm), US 6 (4 mm)
  • Chunky yarn for main body, bill and feet
  • DK yarn for eyes

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle for sewing up
  • Toy filling

Suggested yarn:

300 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

King Cole Comfort Chunky

About Designer

About Designer

Ellen Kapusniak on

I love designing and knitting cute and quirky accessories and decorative items, they really put a little smile into my day, and I hope yours too...!

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