Teeny Whale by Amanda Berry

Teeny Whale

June 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
The finished whale is approximately 6cm long.
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download


This teeny blue whale is quick to knit and uses only small amounts of yarn, a perfect project to use up any odds and ends of yarn. If you don’t have any toy filling in your stash, you could even use a few cotton wool balls to stuff your little whale.

THE PATTERN INCLUDES: Row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, instructions for making the whale, a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques, a materials list and recommended yarns. The pattern is 2 pages and written in English.

TECHNIQUES: The whale is knitted in one piece and knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles. You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, increase (kfb) and decrease (k2tog and p2tog), and sew a seam. The pattern also incorporates intarsia colour-work and a three needle bind off.


  • A pair of straight 3.75mm knitting needles (US 5)
  • A third 3.75mm straight needle to work a three needle bind off.
  • Double knitting yarn (DK or light worsted weight) in white and blue
  • A small amount of toy filling (or cotton wool balls) to stuff
  • Beads and black yarn (or embroidery thread) to decorate

Copyright © 2016 Amanda Berry
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I have no objection if you wish to make these little whales to sell to raise funds for charity. However please do not reproduce or sell this pattern.