Dinky Bugs by Amanda Berry
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Dinky Bugs

June 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
The bee and ladybird are approximately 12cm tall, and the dragonfly is 15cm tall (including the antennae).
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Some happy bugs! These little bugs are fun toys, and quick to knit. This knitting pattern includes the instructions to make a dinky bee, ladybird and dragonfly.

THE PATTERN INCLUDES: Row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, instructions for making the bee, ladybird and dragonfly, photos, a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques, a materials list and recommended yarns. The pattern is 6 pages and written in English.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles, apart from the antennae and bee sting which are i-cord pieces knitted on two double pointed needles (DPNs). You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, knit stripes (i.e. change colour at the end of a row), work increases and decreases, sew seams and knit i-cord. The eyes are knitted bobbles, and instructions on how to knit a bobble are included in the pattern.


  • A pair of straight 3.75mm knitting needles (US 5)
  • Two 3.75mm DPNs (double pointed needles)
  • Double knitting yarns (DK or light worsted weight); less than 25g in each colour
  • Toy filling
  • Beads for eyes

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