Woodland Tales Animal Mobile by Amanda Berry

Woodland Tales Animal Mobile

by Amanda Berry
January 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3.25 mm (D)
one size, see notes
Flag of English English
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Add a touch of magic to the nursery, a little one’s bedroom or your own living space with my Woodland Tales animal mobile.

With a little attention to detail, most knitters should be able to give them a whirl, even if some of the techniques are new. With this exciting knit you can up your skill level with intarsia, master 3D shaping and discover loop stitch! Add to that applying safety eyes and creating the structure for your mobile and you’ll certainly feel proud of yourself once your project is finished. Alternatively, why not knit the animals separately and make up wonderful woodland tales with your cubs?

ABOUT THE PATTERN: The pattern has row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, instructions for making the squirrel, racoon, fox, hedgehog, toadstool, acorn and leaves, photos, a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques, a materials list and recommended yarns. The pattern is 9 pages and written in English.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat on straight knitting needles. You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, and sew seams. For colour-work you will need to knit stripes (change colour at the end of a row) and intarsia colour-work. This pattern also incorporates loop stitch and instructions on how to knit a loop are included in the pattern.

Fox, Squirrel and Racoon are 13cm tall, Hedgehog is 8cm long, and Toadstool is 7cm tall.


  • A pair of straight 3.25mm knitting needles (US 3)
  • 4 ply yarns
  • Toy filling
  • Toy safety eyes
  • An embroidery hoop to hang your animals on

Copyright © 2018 Amanda Berry
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This pattern was first published in Simply Knitting magazine in January 2018.