Pincushion pals by Amanda Berry

Pincushion pals

November 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
Approx 10cm tall.
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Each of these little animals are quick to knit little mascots, or could be used as pincushions. With this pattern you can knit 4 animals: cat, dog, mouse and owl.

ABOUT THE PATTERN: The pattern has row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, instructions for making each animal, a list of abbreviations and a materials list. The pattern is 3 pages and written in English.

TECHNIQUES: All use the same body and head pattern, and use only simple increases and decreases. All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles. I made a single crochet chain as a collar to decorate my animals, but if you don’t crochet you could tie a length of yarn or ribbon around the neck instead.


  • A pair of straight 5.5mm knitting needles (US 9)
  • Aran weight (worsted, 10 ply) acrylic yarn; less than 25g in each colour
  • Toy filling
  • Black yarn to embroider the features

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