Toy Bat by Rian Anderson

Toy Bat

DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
50 cm wingspan, 23 cm head to toe
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This pattern is available for AU$5.00 AUD buy it now

This is now a fundraising pattern, see below

Here’s a bat to hang around your place by his “claws”or to fly overhead!

He’s really a friendly black fruit bat, but we can pretend he’s scary if we like!

He takes less than 80 gms of black 8 ply/DK yarn and is fun to make. His wings are shaped as you knit and stiffened with drinking straws or chenille sticks – just to make sure he flaps efficiently…

There are lots of pictures included in the written pattern, which comes to you as an immediate pdf download.

Fundraiser; 2020 update:
This pattern is now a fundraiser for wildlife affected by the Australian bushfires. For every pattern sold till the end of June 2020, AU$5 will be donated to “AnimalsAustralia” who support charities caring for injured and displaced animals.

Other patterns of mine now designated fundraisers:
Toy kangaroo and joey
Toy wombat
Spider and bat hats
And for Queensland Koala Crusaders:
Koala tea cosy
Koala and panda beanies

1st Feb 2020 update
This pattern along with Toy kangaroo and joey, Toy wombat and Spider and bat hats have now made AU$315
for Animals Australia.
Thank you to everyone who has bought these patterns!

AnimalsAustralia sent a long thank you message – this is some of it:
“The situation is far from ideal. In fact, the need becomes more urgent every day, and will be for a very long time yet. But as the bushfire disaster unfolds, we’re seeing humanity at its finest. It’s so heartening that amidst a crisis when our minds turn to the worst, that there are real life heroes out there doing their very best.
Thank you for helping those on the ground provide animals the help they need so much right now through your generous support. “