Spots the Ladybird by Amanda Berry

Spots the Ladybird

March 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
5cm tall x 8cm wide.
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This colourful pair of ladybirds are easy to knit little toys, and would also make handy cute pincushions. No need to master any tricky colour-work here, as the spots are knitted separately and sewn on to the finished bugs. Designed by Amanda Berry @fluffandfuzz, the ladybirds are knitted on single pointed needles (not in the round). The ladybirds are worked in acrylic DK yarns (double knitting/light worsted).

A pair of 3.25mm straight single pointed knitting needles (US 3)

Paintbox Yarns Simply DK; double knitting/light worsted weight; 100% acrylic; up to 30g in each colour.

Tapestry needle, toy filling, beads and white felt fabric circles for eyes

One size only - 5cm tall and 8cm wide.

For confident beginners and above, other techniques used include casting on and off, knits, purls, increases and decreases, and seaming to finish.

This knitting pattern is a pdf download, 3 pages, and written in English. Patterns for personal use only; not for resale. Copyright © 2018 Amanda Berry; All rights reserved.