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Baby Burro
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend
Pattern Number: L10403 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 5 in. (12.5 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 20, 2013)
Body ... Row 21 (Increase Row): K1, M1, k to end - 24 sts at the end of this row. Row 22 and all WS rows: Purl.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)


5400-544 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Lilac

Cool light purple

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Note: (A)

5400-550 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Gray Pearl

Light ash gray

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Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 5 [3.75 mm]
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)
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(for attaching tail)

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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 the 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.


Burro is knit in one piece then stuffed and seamed.


Ears are knit separately and sewn to top of head.


A diagram is provided to clarify construction.


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

Back Leg With A, cast on 8 sts.

Rows 1-3: Knit.

Rows 4-12: Beg with a WS (purl) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

At the end of Row 12, Sl these sts to a holder.

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

Body Row 13 (RS): Knit across front leg sts, cast on 7 sts, with RS of back leg facing, knit 8 sts of back leg from holder - 23 sts at the end of this row.

Rows 14-20: Work in St st.

Row 21 (Increase Row): K1, M1, k to end - 24 sts at the end of this row.

Row 22 and all WS Rows: Purl.

Rows 23: Knit.

Rows 25-28: Rep Rows 21-24 - 25 sts.

Row 29: K1, M1, k6, sl rem 18 sts to holder for back - 8 sts rem for neck.

Row 30: Purl 8 neck sts.

Shape Head Row 31: Cast on 5 sts, k these cast-on sts, k to end of row - 13 sts at the end of this row.

Row 33 (Decrease Row): Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 12 sts.

Rows 35: Knit.

Row 37: Rep Row 33 (Decrease Row) - 11 sts at the end of this row.

Row 39 (Top of Head):Knit.

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

Row 41 (Increase Row): Knit to last st, M1, k1 - 12 sts at the end of this row.

Rows 43: Knit.

Row 45: Rep Row 41 (Increase Row) - 13 sts.

Row 47: Bind off 5 sts, k to end of row - 8 sts.

Join Second Side to First Side Note: When working next row, allow piece to fold across Row 39 for top of head.

Row 49: K1, ssk, k to end, k across 18 back sts on holder - 25 sts at the end of this row.

Rows 51: Knit.

Row 53: K1, ssk, k to end - 24 sts at the end of this row.

Rows 54-57: Rep Rows 50-53 - 23 sts.

Rows 58-64: Work in St st.

Divide for Front and Rear Legs Row 65: K8 for front leg, bind off 7 sts, k8 for back leg.

Back Leg Work over 8 sts of back leg only.

Work in St st for 9 rows.

Knit 3 rows.

Bind off.

Front Leg From WS, rejoin yarn to 8 sts of front leg.Work as for back leg.

EARS (make 2) With A, cast on 4 sts.

Rows 1-5: Beg with a WS row, work in St st.

Row 6 (RS): Ssk, k2tog - 2 sts at the end of this row.

Row 7: Purl.

Row 8: K2tog.

Row 9: Purl.Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing ear to head.

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

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

Sew Ears to head.

Mane Thread an 18 in.

(45.5 cm) strand of B into blunt needle.

Secure free end of yarn with a small st at back of head.

With next st, leave a loop about 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm) long, and secure with a small st across base of loop.

Continue to work loops as desired along back of Burro's neck.

Tail Cut 3 strands of B approximately 8 in.

(20.5 cm) long.

Hold strands of yarn together and fold in half.

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

Pull ends of strands through this loop.

Pull to tighten.

Divide into 3 groups of 2 strands each.

Braid for about 2 in.

(5 cm).

Knot ends.


Weave in 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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