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Koala Baby

Materials Set of 3.25mm needles (UK size 10, US size 3) Yarn needle Toy Stuffing Scissors 5mm Toy safety eyes Yarn colours Grey White Scraps of black yarn/thread if embroidering the eyes and nose Yarn weight: Double knitting (DK) Gauge: not important but make it tight so stuffing doesnt show through Finished measurements: approx 4 tall and 3.5 wide *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Body CO6 1. Purl 2. *Kfb* along(12sts) 3. Purl 4. *kfb, k1* along (18sts) 5. Purl

6. *Kfb* along (36sts) 7-21. (Begin with Purl) st-st for 15 rows 22. *k2tog * along (18sts) 23. BO BO remaining stitches leaving a long tail. Use tail to mattress stitch the body closed stopping halfway to fill with stuffing. Continue to mattress stitch until you reach the cast on stitches. Draw the yarn through the cast off stitches, pull tightly and secure. Weave in any leftover yarn ends. Head CO6 1. purl 2. kfb every sts (12sts) 3. purl 4. * kfb, k1* along (18sts) 5. Purl 6. *kfb, k2* along (24sts) 7. Purl 8. *kfb, k3* along (30sts) 9-15. (Begin with purl) st-st 7 rows 16. *K2tog, k3* along (24sts) 17. Purl 18. *K2tog, k2* along (18sts) 19. Purl 20. *K2tog, k1* along (12sts) 21. Purl 22. *K2tog * along (6sts) Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining stitches and pull tightly and secure. At this stage you may want to add the safety eyes and embroider a nose. Use tail to mattress stitch row ends closed stopping halfway to fill with stuffing. Close remaining opening leaving a long tail to sew onto body. Ears (make 2) CO2 in white 1. purl 2. kfb,k1 (3sts) 3. purl 4. *kfb* along (6sts) Change to grey 5. purl 6. *kfb* along (12sts) 7. purl 8. BO Leave a long yarn tail to sew the ears to the head

Arms (make 2) CO4 1. purl 2. *kfb* along (8st) 3. purl 4. *kfb, k1* along (12st) 5-9. (Begin with purl) st-st 5 rows 10. BO Leave a long yarn tail to mattress stitch the row end together. Stop halfway and fill with stuffing. Continue up to the cast on stitches, then draw through all the cast on stitches to give a drawstring effect, pull tightly and secure and weave in any loose ends. Legs (make 2) CO4 1. purl 2. *kfb* along (8st) 3. purl 4. *kfb* along (16st) 5-9. (Begin with Purl) st-st 5 rows 10. BO Leave a long yarn tail to mattress stitch the row end together. Stop halfway and fill with stuffing. Continue up to the cast on stitches, then draw through all the cast on stitches to give a drawstring effect, pull tightly and secure and weave in any loose ends. Finishing

Attach ears to each side of the head by whip stitching the row ends as cast on stitches of the ears along the head length-wise. Sew the head onto the BO neck edge of the body. Attach arms and legs with the BO stitches against the body.