My Pocket Pals are adorable little animals that add some fun to a keychain, backpack or handbag. There are five animal characters to knit with this pattern: a rabbit, cat, bear, panda and dog. Each is quick to knit and would make a lovely gift. Each animal is approximately 9.5 cm tall (not including the ears). Most pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles. A few pieces are i-cord which is a knitted tube worked on two DPNs. The cat and dog collars are single crochet chains, or you can use a length of ribbon or yarn instead. You will also need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, and sew seams.
- The pattern is 5 pages and written in English.
- Instructions for making the five animals and photos.
- Measurements are in metric.
Materials you need at home:
- A pair of straight 3.5mm knitting needles (US 4)
- Double knitting yarns (DK or light worsted weight)
- Beads for eyes
- Toy filling
- A 3.5mm crochet hook
- Two 3.5mm DPNs
What others have made
My name is Amanda Berry, a designer and knitter specialising in creating knitted toys stuffed with a little fluff and fuzz!
My designs have been published in magazines including Let’s Knit, Simply Knitting and Knit Now.