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Sweet Sandy Camel
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend
Pattern Number: L10400 Knitted flat and seamed together, you can make this animal friend and create a cuddly toy zoo for the playful child in your life.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) tall



5400-557 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Lemon Chiffon

Light yellow

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Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
20 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.

ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.


Camel is knit in one piece then stuffed and seamed.


A diagram is provided to clarify construction.


CAMEL First Side Note: First side of Camel is worked from bottom of legs up to head.

Rear Leg Cast on 7 sts.

Rows 1-3: Knit.

Rows 4-22: Beg with a WS (purl) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

At the end of Row 22, Sl these sts to a holder.

Front Leg Work as for rear leg, but do not place sts on holder.

Body Row 23 (RS): Knit across 7 front leg sts, cast on 5 sts, with RS of rear leg facing, knit 7 sts of rear leg from holder - 19 sts at the end of this row.

Row 24 and all WS Rows: Purl.

Row 25 (Increase Row): K1, M1, k to end - 20 sts at the end of this row.

Rows 26-28: Work in St st.

Rows 29-32: Rep Rows 25-28 - 21 sts at the end of row 32.

Row 33: Rep Row 25 (Increase Row) - 22 sts at the end of this row.

Row 35: Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 21 sts at the end of this row.

Row 37 (RS): K1, M1, k4, sl these 6 sts to a holder for neck, bind off 2 sts, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 13 sts rem for hump.

Row 39: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 11 sts at the end of this row.

Row 41: K1, (ssk) twice, k1, (k2tog) twice, k1 - 7 sts.

Row 43: K1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1 - 5 sts.

Row 45: Knit.

Row 47: K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 7 sts.

Row 49: (K1, M1) twice, k3, (M1, k1) twice - 11 sts.

Row 51: Rep Row 47 - 13 sts at the end of this row.

Row 52: Purl.

Sl these sts to a holder.

Sl 6 sts from holder to knitting needle for Neck, ready to work a WS row.

Row 38 (WS): Rejoin yarn and purl the 6 Neck sts.

Row 39: Knit.

Row 41: K1, M1, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Rows 42-44: Work in St st.

Shape Head Row 45: Cast on 4 sts, k these cast-on sts, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 9 sts.

Row 46: Purl.

Row 47: Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 8 sts.

Row 49: Knit.

Row 51 (Top of Head):Knit.

Second Side Note: Second side of Camel is worked from head down to bottom of legs.

Shape Head Row 52 and all WS Rows: Purl Row 53: Knit Row 55: Knit to last st, M1, k1 - 9 sts at the end of this row.

Beg Neck Row 57: Bind off 4 sts, k to last st, M1, k1 - 6 sts at the end of this row.

Row 59: Knit.

Row 63: Knit.

Rows 62-64: Work in St st.

Join Second Side to First Side Note: When working next row, fold piece across Row 51 for top of head, and between Rows 44 and 45 for top of hump.

Row 65: K1, ssk, k to end, cast on 2 sts; working across 13 hump sts on holder, k12, M1, k1 - 21 sts at the end of this row.

Row 67: K to last st, M1, k1 - 22 sts at the end of this row.

Row 69 (Decrease Row): K1, ssk, k to end - 21 sts at the end of this row.

Row 71: Knit.

Rows 73-76: Rep Rows 69-72 - 20 sts.

Row 77: Rep Row 69 (Decrease Row) - 19 sts.

Divide for Front and Rear Legs Row 79: K7 for front leg, bind off 5 sts, k7 for rear leg.

Rear Leg Work over 7 sts of rear leg only.

Work in St st for 19 rows.

Knit 3 rows.

Bind off.

Front Leg From WS, rejoin yarn to 7 sts of front leg.Work as for rear leg.

FINISHING Beg at back of body, seam first and second sides of body, legs, head and hump.

Stuff lightly through opening at back of head and neck before seaming closed.

Ears (make 2) Thread blunt needle with about 8in (20cm) of yarn.

With threaded needle, pass through two stitches on Camel's head, leaving a small yarn loop between stitches.

Knot yarn loop close to head.

Rep for 2nd Ear.

Weave in ends.

Tail Cut a strand of yarn about 4 in.

(10 cm) long.

Fold strand in half.

Use crochet hook to draw fold through back end of Camel, forming a loop.

Pull ends of strand through this loop.

Pull to tighten.

Trim ends.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side

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