Toy Parrot - and pirate accessories

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Toy Parrot - and pirate accessories Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details







Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increases, decreases

Pattern Description:

Knit your own parrot! Do one to copy nature or make him up in all sorts of colours.
Then if you like, turn him (or her) into a pirate (why should parrots not have a go at piracy themselves?), by adding a set of "pirate accessories". Pattern given for an eye patch, a spotty headscarf, cutlass and belt, some pieces of eight (silver doubloons in case you were wondering), a "Jolly Roger" flag, and a "black spot" to give to an enemy!
They each take small amounts of different coloured yarn totaling about 50 gms and you can knit one up in a few hours.
Mine are an Australian rainbow lorrikeet (sort of), and a piratical imaginary parrot (that owes a fair bit of inspiration to a maccaw).


21 sts and 28 rows to 10 cm in stocking stitch on
3.75 mm (US 5) needles, using 8 ply/DK yarn

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Height to top of head, perching 17 cms, Length head to tail 32 cms


  • DK/8 ply yarn - small amounts of bright colours
  • 2 chenille sticks, straw for flag
  • (optional)1 pair 10 - 12 mm "glass" or "joggle" toy eyes (embroider the eyes for under 3 year olds)
  • dacron toy filling

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 pair 3.75 mm (US 5) needles
  • 2 x 3.75 mm (US 5) double-pointed needles

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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