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Penguin Family


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Skills Needed

  • Intarsia
  • Seamed
  • Worked Flat

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Pattern Details

These delightful penguins are simple to knit and have removeable accessories for added play value. Father penguin is keeping warm and cosy in his bobble hat and scarf, mother penguin loves boarding and has the slouchy hat to prove it and baby penguin looks super cute in his cheeky top-knot hat, They are knit flat on two needles. The pattern suggests double knit /light worsted/8 ply yarn, but you could easily use worsted weight/aran instead. The 9 page pattern has clear instructions and lots of colour photos of all the stages, including sewing up and finishing. The pattern involves very simple colour work. There are instructions and photos of this if you haven't done it before. My patterns are written in standard US/UK terms. I have worked for several years writing project instructions for UK craft magazines, including knitting patterns. You may make toys to sell using the pattern, but you cannot sell the pattern itself. Please use the hashtag #lovefibrespattern to share what you have made with this pattern on Instagram. SIZES: Adult penguin - 5 1/2" (14cm) tall Baby Penguin - 3 1/2" (9cm) tall REQUIREMENTS: For one adult penguin: 46 yards (42 metres) black DK yarn 12 yards (11 metres) white DK yarn Oddments of orange for beak and feet and blue or pink for accessories For one baby penguin: Oddments of grey, white, black and light brown DK yarn Oddments of red and white for hat US size 3 (3.25 mm) straight knitting needles Toy stuffing 9 mm safety eyes (one pair for each penguin) Small piece of white felt for adult penguin SKILLS NEEDED: knit purl increase decrease simple color work GAUGE Gauge is not important as this is a toy

Recommended with this pattern

  • 15 grams(46 yds)(42 metres)black yarn for one adult penguin
  • 4 grams(12 yards)(11 metres) white yarn for one adult penguin
  • oddments of orange, yellow, grey, lt brown, blue, pink and white yarn for beak, feet and accessories

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I've crafted all my life. I learned to knit and sew at about the age of 4 and haven't looked back. I made my own wedding dress, and I spent many happy years as a designer/tutor for UK papercraft companies and I have written magazine projects for papercraft. knitting and sewing. Now happily retired, I spend most of my time crafting! :) Instagram - @LoveFibres