Hopkins the Penguin by Amanda Berry

Hopkins the Penguin

DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
The penguin is approximately 11cm tall.
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Hopkins the Penguin is learning to swim today, so he has a little lifesaver to keep him safe in the water.


  • The penguin is approximately 11 cm tall.
  • The pattern is 4 pages and written in English.
  • All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles.
  • The pattern incorporates intarsia colour-work to make the penguin, and short rows to make the lifesaver (instructions on short rows are also included).
  • You will also need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, knit stripes, and sew seams.


  • A pair of straight 3.5 mm (US 4) single-pointed knitting needles
  • Double knitting yarns (DK or light worsted weight)
  • Beads for eyes
  • Toy filling

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