Paul

Knitting
July 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch on smaller needles
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
one size
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This pattern is available for C$5.00 CAD buy it now

A number of years ago, I started thinking about the comforting properties of stuffed animals. Young children are soothed by the touch and feel of their squishy friends, but I too, discovered the value of having a miniature companion with me on the days I just didn’t feel up to facing the world. I made Paul and started taking him with me whenever I left the house. He sat in my pocket, and when I felt stressed or anxious, I held him in the palm of my hand and gazed upon his supportive smile. And on the days I feel at my best, he’s still an awesome travel buddy!

Yarn:

  • Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Solids - scrap amounts of body and hat colour (or alternative worsted weight yarn)

Note: gauge is not important and yarn/needle size can be changed, resulting in a different finished product size. I recommend using the suggested needle size for your yarn to make the hat, and going down 2 sizes to make the body.

Needles:

  • 3.0 mm DPNs or circular needles (for magic loop)
  • 5.0 mm DPNs or circular needles (for magic loop)

Notions:

  • Darning needle
  • Embroidery needle and thread
  • Plastic Safety Eyes (optional)
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Poly pellets (or beans/rice) for weight

This pattern requires knowledge of:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Picking up stitches on amigurumi
  • Embroidering on knitted fabric

PAY IT FORWARD

This is a Pay It Forward Pattern in support of mental health. My goal when designing this pattern was not to profit, but to create something to make someone smile when they need it the most. If you are able to pay the full value of the pattern, thanks a ton! WWK has been consistently donating knitted clothing items to people in need since 2014, and a portion of the hobby income I make helps fund these projects. However, if you are unable to afford this pattern, I have made it available in pay-what-you-can increments of 25%, 50%, and 75% off. All I ask is that in exchange, you pay it forward by gifting one to a friend in need, or by making someone else smile.

Use codes:

25% Off: PIF25
50% Off: PIF50
75% Off: PIF75

For pattern support or feedback, email wintersweatherknits@gmail.com.