Maria Ström-Bestor

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Animal Toy
An Apatosaurus and a Plesiosaur—unlikely friends? Oh, I don’t know about that. Sure, one lives on land and the other in the ocean, but they nonetheless have much in common. For example, it’s easy to imagine these two having many thorough discussions on the joys and issues of having a very long neck.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Tyrannosaurs may have a fearsome reputation, but little baby T-rexes like Hektor are actually very sweet. Much like an eager but adorably clumsy puppy, who stumbles over his own slightly too big feet in his excitement.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Konrad is a scientifically inclined panda. He especially likes numbers. Give him a sufficiently tricky mathematical problem and he’ll be entertained for hours.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Sophie is a pretty laid-back snake lady. Give her a warm place to sleep and a hug now and then and she’ll be as happy as can be.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Humboldt is a bit of a fancy bunny. He’s the sort of rabbit who would wear a top hat instead of being pulled out of one. However, he isn’t exactly a snob; he just enjoys the finer things in life. Only the freshest hand-picked carrots will do for Humboldt!
Knitting: Animal Toy
The best thing Magda knows is cuddling. But alas and alack, her arms are too short for giving proper cuddles! She more than happy to receive hugs, though, so please make sure this poor little cuddlesome crocodile gets all the cuddles she needs.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Making Trevor involves both knitting and crochet. The knitting is done in the round, with the stitches knit, lifted increases, slip stitch over and knit 2 together. The crochet stitches used are chain, single crochet and slip stitch.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Marigold the Moose got her name because marigolds are her favourite flowers. To eat, that is. She likes to keep one behind her ear as an emergency snack!
Knitting: Animal Toy
Bored of the heat and eager to see more exotic surroundings, Clive the giraffe left the savannah and traveled north to temperate forests. At first everything was just as he’d dreamed - plenty of trees to nibble on, pleasantly warm without being hot. Then it got a bit colder. Then all the leaves fell down. And then it got absolutely freezing.
Knitting: Toy Plant
These tiny roses are quick and easy to make! The tutorial is suitable for beginners and all you need to know are the basics of knitting - how to cast on, fasten off, sew pieces together, weave in loose ends and how to do the stitches listed below.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Making Primrose involves both knitting and crochet. The dragon takes a bit of work and is not suitable for beginners. The knitting is done both flat and in the round on double-pointed needles, with the stitches knit, purl, lifted increases, knit/purl 2 together and slip stitch over. The crochet stitches are chain, single crochet, slip stitch and...
Knitting: Animal Toy
Making Horace involves both knitting and little bit of crochet. The knitting is done in the round on double-pointed needles, with the stitches knit, lifted increases, knit 2 together and slip stitch over. The fins are crocheted with the stitches single crochet, chain and slip stitch.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Knitting Phoebe is done both flat and in the round on double-pointed needles, with the stitches knit, purl, slip stitch over, lifted increases and knit/purl 2 together.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Making Patricia involves both knitting and little bit of crochet. The knitting is done in the round on double-pointed needles, with the stitches knit, right lifted increase and knit 2 together. The ears, nose and tail are crocheted with the stitches chain, single crochet and slip stitch.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Making Sven involves both knitting and little bit of crochet. The knitting is done in the round on double-pointed needles, with the stitches knit, right lifted increase, knit 2 together and slip stitch over. The crochet stitches are single crochet and slip stitch.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Florence and Leonard share the same pattern, with a few modifications each. Florence’s body is knitted with fluffy yarn, making her a bit taller than the eagle Leonard, sitting down.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Two goldfish for the price of one! This pattern describes how to make both a tiny goldfish called Eustace and a larger one called Esmeralda.
Knitting: Toy Plant
Ack! It’s a man-eating plant!
Knitting: Animal Toy
Knitting Salvador involves only basic stitches. The knitting is done both flat and in the round on double-pointed needles, with the stitches knit, purl, make 1 front and knit 2 together.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Montezuma is an intermediate level pattern. The knitting is done both flat and in the round on double-pointed needles, with the stitches knit, purl, yarn over, lifted increases, slip stitch over and knit 2 together.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Knitting Paulo is done both flat and in the round on double-pointed needles, with the stitches knit, purl, lifted increases, slip stitch over and knit/purl 2 together.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Hugglephants are like elephants, only their trunks are extra-long for hugging!
Knitting: Animal Toy
Knitting Tony and Hubert is done both flat and in the round on double-pointed needles, with the stitches knit, purl, right lifted increase and knit/purl 2 together. The two creatures partially share the same pattern.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Making Ferdinand involves both knitting and little bit of crochet. The knitting is done in the round, with the stitches knit, right lifted increase and knit 2 together. The wings and feet are crocheted with the stitches chain, single crochet and slip stitch.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Making Dorothy involves both knitting and little bit of crochet. The knitting is done in the round on double-pointed needles, with the stitches knit, right lifted increase and knit 2 together. The fringe is crocheted with the stitches single crochet, chain and slip stitch.