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Koala Mama and Baby

Knitting
November 2009
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Mama: 6" tall, 5" wide; Baby: 4" tall, 3" wide

Description from book:
My sister collected koala bear toys when she was little. He stuffed koalas always had a baby hanging on, and the memory of the mama and baby koalas inspired this project.

The koala is a perfect next stepping-stone after the Squishies. The bodies and heads use the same simple pattern as that project, and then you add on to your skills by making the ears and arms. For the long arms, you’ll use I-cord, an important skill to master for toy knitting.

This project involves more parts and more stitching together, but it’s actually fairly easy to pull together a surefire hit like this.

Suggested Colors: Dyed Cotton - 1 skein each in Stone #626 and Ink #613; Organic Cotton - 1 skein in Bone #80