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I am a retired early childhood educator who loves children and enjoys seeing how cuddly "friends" can give them affection and also provide learning experiences in fun ways. You can also join me here: ...

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Knit Westie Puppy

from Rainebo Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Knit Westie Puppy
Knit Westie Puppy
Knit Westie Puppy
Knit Westie Puppy

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, Purl, Increase, Decrease, Cast-on, Bind-off

Pattern Description:

NOTE: EU purchasers MUST purchase my patterns here: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/lorraine-pistorio

My Westie Puppy was inspired by my sister's dog, Duffy, a beautiful, playful Westie. I've never seen a knit Westie puppy anywhere, so I thought I'd take on the challenge of capturing Duffy in yarn. Long, white eyelash yarn (approx. 440 yds), combined with pink worsted weight yarn for his inner ears, gave me the material I needed to get the lovable, white furry look I was seeking to make him look lifelike. And since he looks so real, he needed a dog collar, too, made of worsted weight yarn with an added charm as a dog tag. Now he's ready to play! And you won't be able to resist giving him hugs and cuddles of love, too. He sits about 13" (not counting his ears) but gauge is not critical.


Not critical for this project. Work tightly enough to ensure that the stuffing will not show through the stitches.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx. 13" sitting (without ears)


  • #6-Super Bulky wt. Ice LONG eyelash yarn in White: Approx. 440 yds.
  • #4-Worsted Wt. yarn in Pink (for inner ears): approx. 8 yds.
  • #4-Worsted Wt. yarn in any color(s) (for dog collar): approx. 15 yds.
  • 18" non-stretchy cord or string
  • Knitting Needles: Size 4 (3.5mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • Pair of 15mm toy safety eyes
  • Toy safety nose: 25mm
  • Purchased charm (as dog tag)
  • Large-Eyed Blunt Needle
  • Long Straight Pins
  • Polyester Fiberfill Stuffing

Suggested yarn:

440 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Ice Long Eyelash Yarn