Crochet Marsupial Pouch by Ruby Tombstone

Crochet Marsupial Pouch

November 2019
Any 100% wool yarn
S, M, L
both US and UK
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is a summary of available information on how to crochet a pouch for rescued orphaned and injured wildlife, particularly following the Australian bushfires of November 2019.

EDITED TO ADD: Three full crochet patterns have now been added to the original PDF instructions, using different stitches to create a marsupial pouch. All three patterns are suitable for beginner crocheters.

If you can crochet, there are a number of individuals and organisations taking these donated pouches. Jacqui Fink of the Facebook page “Little Dandelion” is currently collecting and distributing the finished pouches, to make sure they get to where they are in most need at any time. Please check there for her postal details and any updates.

This information has been gathered together from a range of Australian wildlife rescue sites, such as WIRES Wildlife Rescue Service, Wildlife Victoria and Wildcare. I am not in any way a wildlife rescue expert. If you have any queries, please feel free to message me.

Likewise, if you have any relevant info to add on requirements related to crocheted marsupial pouches, please feel free to message me directly, and I may edit the document if needed.

The main pattern picture on Ravelry belongs to Wildlife Victoria. It’s there to show how the pouch and inserted cotton liner are used together to nurse the animal.