Koala Lovey - AKA Reti Koala by Nerissa Muijs

Koala Lovey - AKA Reti Koala

Crochet
April 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in YUDC/YUSC
4.0 mm (G)
5.0 mm (H)
6.0 mm (J)
273 - 328 yards (250 - 300 m)
One Size
both US and UK
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This pattern is available for €2.50 EUR
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Note: this pattern is also available for free on my website (from 14 april 2021): missneriss.com

Created to celebrate new babies!

This design is also created in support of the TAPS Support Foundation.

If you’ve never heard of TAPS (and many of us haven’t), it’s Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence, a disease affecting twin babies in utero and is largely misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and unfortunately too often, a missed diagnosis with potentially tragic outcomes.

I’m proud to support my friend Stephanie and her two gorgeous TAPS daughters in her mission to raise awareness and guide research into the world of TAPS and twins.

Visit TAPS Support Foundation for more information and for how I’m supporting Stephanie and her foundation’s goals.


This koala lovey is made in two main parts, using standard amigurumi methods to create the head, and then a fun double stranded technique to create the lovey blanket called Yarn Under crochet.

To make the lovey you’ll need 2 balls of light grey yarn for the head and for the main colour of the lovey blanket, and a single ball of the complementary colour for the blanket.

This pattern has been designed with Scheepjes Cahlista, an aran weight, 100% soft cotton yarn, ideally suited to baby projects and to amigurumis.

You’ll also need some scrap in black to make the nose and a small handful of toy filling, but you can also use something else that you might have at home, like yarn ends, if you don’t have toy filling.