Dinky Squirrel by Amanda Berry
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Dinky Squirrel

Knitting
August 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
The squirrel is approximately 11cm tall (standing). The acorn is 4cm tall (without the stalk).
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DINKY SQUIRREL AND ACORN TOY KNITTING PATTERNS

My dinky grey squirrel is gathering acorns for his supper. His fluffy tail is knitted in an eyelash yarn to make it extra fluffy!

THE PATTERN INCLUDES: Row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, instructions for making the squirrel and acorn plus 9 photos, a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques, a materials list and recommended yarns. The pattern is 4 pages and written in English.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles, apart from the acorn stalk which is i-cord knitted on two double pointed needles (DPNs). You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, sew seams and knit i-cord.

YARN, NEEDLES AND NOTIONS INCLUDE:

  • A pair of straight 3.75mm knitting needles (US 5)
  • 2 x 3.5mm DPNs to make the stalk (US 4)
  • Double knitting yarns (DK or light worsted weight) in grey for the squirrel, green and brown for the acorn.
  • Beads for eyes
  • Toy filling

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This pattern is an updated version of my Rusty the Squirrel, first published in Let’s Knit magazine in 2014.