Toy Donkey

from Rian Anderson

Toy Donkey Pattern


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Knitting: Toy Donkey
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details







Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase, decrease

Pattern Description:

A gloomy donkey to knit. Poor old thing needs cuddling to make him happy!
Make him in brown or grey - or one of each, so they can grumble at each other!

He is made in two main pieces, seamed together like a fabric toy.


21 sts, 28 rows to 10 cm in stocking stitch on 3.5 mm (US 4) needles, using 8 ply/DK yarn.
As this is a toy, size is not crucial.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 35 cms head to tail, 23 cms to top of back


  • 8 ply/DK yarn grey or mid brown x 80 gms, fawn or cream x 10 gms for inner ears, dark brown x 10 gms for mane and tail, sm amt black

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 pair 3.5 mm (US 4) needles
  • a 3.5 mm (US 4) crochet hook
  • a stitch marker
  • 1 pair 25 mm "joggle" toy eyes (or similar size safety eyes for children aged 3 or younger)
  • dacron toy filling, safety pins

About Designer

About Designer

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by Rian Anderson
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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I learnt to knit when I was 4 and have been happily creating ever since.

I have a lot of fun designing patterns for sale - most are quirky things like dog tea cosies, dragon scarves and koala hats. I also make children's clothes, and things for adults too.
I hope you like them.

I published a book - "The Odd Ball Knit Book" on how to use up all your odd bits of stash to make fantastic ...

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