Polly the Spotty-Tailed Platypus by sharon maher

Polly the Spotty-Tailed Platypus

Crochet
June 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet (US)
3.0 mm
US
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is a professionally worded pattern, using US terminology. The pattern has been thoroughly tested.

Clearly written instructions are laid out in a table format making it impossible to lose your place within the pattern.

The Spotty-Tailed Platypus is an endangered species, easily identified by their distinctive tail and external ears…

Polly is the only known creature of her type in existence – but you can help with the breeding program, by making a Spotty-Tail Platypus of your very own!

Finished Size - Toy sits 13 cm (5 in) tall

The platypus body is worked in the round from the base up. All other pieces are attached to the main body.

Please note that buttons are not recommended on toys for children under three years of age.

Notions:
3 mm crochet hook (US C or D)
Wool needle
Stitch marker
12mm safety eyes (2)
Assorted yellow buttons, for tail
Scrap of purple yarn, for nostrils
Polyfill stuffing, 25g