Mr Perry The Platypus by Irene Strange

Mr Perry The Platypus

July 2018
all 3 are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 11 rows = 2 inches
in sc in round, keep stitches close together amigurumi-style
3.5 mm (E)
295 - 306 yards (270 - 280 m)
26cm/10inch tall made with 3.5mm hook and DK cotton yarn
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Say hello to Mr Perry The Platypus, he’s a real gentleman! This is a most unusual creature, with a duck-like bill and a beaver-like tail… And in his amigurumi form Perry is always ready for a hug!

The instructions are written in US crochet terms, with step by step photos detailing how to make the pieces and finish the toy. The arms and legs of the platypus are shaped as you go through increases and decreases when making the body, with smaller details sewn over the top.

When made with DK weight yarn and 3.50mm hook the finished platypus will measure about 26cm/10 inch tall.

You’ll need to know how to:

  • make a Magic Ring (visit my Instagram feed to see how to make a quick magic ring)
  • work in a round
  • start an oval piece with a chain
  • single crochet
  • increase/decrease
  • invisible decrease/ invisible sc3tog
  • chain stitch
  • slip stitch

You will need:

King Cole Cottonsoft DK - Sage (1576) 75gr/157m
Ricorumi - Ecru (054) - 15gr/35m
DMC Natura Just Cotton - Siena (N41) 25gr/78m
3.5mm hook
10mm black safety eyes
Toy Stuffing
Small piece of stiff polyester wadding (or thick fleece, felt or foam sheet) - to help beak and tail stay flat.
Dressmakers pins
Darning Needle