Take these adorable Pocket Pals with you on your adventures and add some fun to a keychain, backpack or handbag. With this knitting pattern you can knit a set of five animal characters: Rabbit, Cat, Bear, Panda and Dog. Each is quick to knit and would make a lovely gift. Designed by Amanda Berry @fluffandfuzz, each animal is knitted in acrylic DK yarns on single pointed needles (not in the round), although 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. For confident beginners and above, other techniques used include casting on and off, knits, purls, increases and decreases, and seaming to finish.
- 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.