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Gypsycream on craftsy.com
Leicestershire, England

I learnt the art of knitting when I was about 5 years old. Even at that age I was never happy to follow a pattern, always wanting to try something different.

After a shoulder injury I found I ...

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Kimmy the Koala

from Huggable Bears
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Kimmy the Koala
Kimmy the Koala
Kimmy the Koala
Kimmy the Koala
Kimmy the Koala
Kimmy the Koala

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on/off
  • knit/purl
  • increase by knitting into the front and back of the same stitch
  • decrease by purling 2 together
  • assembly is necessary

Pattern Description:

I've been promising my Australian friends this design for a long time!

Kimmy is a tubby koala, sewn in the sitting position; he measures 15 inches/39 cms approximately. His tummy measures 18 inches/46 cms. He has elbows and thumbs. I promise these are very easy to create, I use increases and decreases, not short rows.

Kimmy is knitted flat and assembled.

He can be knitted with any worsted weight/Aran yarns. I have tried eyelash, boa, fleecy yarns such as Snowflake and Pipsqueak, Phildar Phil Douce or soft chenille.

This pattern includes a detailed step-by-step guide; full of photos and tips to help you assemble your koala. Print warning: It may be best to print just the knitting directions and save the step-by-step guide to refer to as and when necessary on screen or it will drink your printer ink and eat your paper!!

Please note this listing is for an instant downloadable knitting pattern, not a physical item.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sitting 15 inches/39cms
  • tummy measures 18 inches/46 cms.


  • 150grams main (grey eyelash yarn) 180 meters/200 yards (Yarn A)
  • 50 grams contrast (cream eyelash yarn) 40meters 50 yards (Yarn B)
  • *10 grams worsted/Aran weight grey to match yarn A (Yarn C)
  • *10 grams worsted/Aran weight cream to match yarn B (Yarn D)
  • 10 grams worsted/Aran weight black yarn for the nose (Yarn E)
  • 3.5mm/4US straight knitting needles
  • Yarn sewing needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Toy filler/stuffing
  • 18mm toy safety eyes

Suggested yarn:

300 yards of Worsted weight