Toy Wombat by Rian Anderson

Toy Wombat

May 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch in 8 ply on 3.5 mm needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
317 - 350 yards (290 - 320 m)
large (14" long) in 8ply/DK; small (10" long) in 4ply/fingering
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This pattern is available for AU$5.00 AUD buy it now

This is now a fundraising pattern, see below

An Australian wombat to knit and cuddle – this is a very cuddly toy!

Make it in two sizes by using different thicknesses of yarn and size of needles.
The pattern has detailed instructions for assembling the pieces, which are made flat on two needles, with gussets to give better shape.

Best for an intermediate knitter with a little toy-making experience.

Inspiration for this toy wombat came from Jackie French’s children’s books, as well as the lovely Australian animals they represent.
Have a look at “Diary of a Wombat” and “Grandma Wombat” – wonderfully funny for kids and adults alike!

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 bat
Spider and bat hats
And for Queensland Koala Crusaders:
Koala tea cosy
Koala and panda beanies

1st Feb 2020 update
This pattern along with Spider and bat hats, Toy Kangaroo and Joey and Toy bat 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 part 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. “