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Pocket Pet Duckling
Lion Brand® Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: BK4K-0506004-K
This tiny stuffed animal is fun to play with or to use as a bookmark or to decorate a backpack. Makes a great addition to an Easter basket! It is lesson 1 from our series of 'learn to knit' pocket pet projects
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
5 inches [approximately 10 cm]
PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids
320-157 Fun Fur Yarn: Soft Yellow
Pale lemon-sherbet yellow
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.30
Scrap yarn for eyes, approximately 4 inches [10 cm] black and white
Small quantity orange felt for feet and bill
Sewing needle and matching thread
1 oz polyester stuffing
3 types of blue rick-rack for tail (optional), approximately 12 inches [approximately 35 cm]
24 stitches x 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) 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.
Cast on 20 stitches.
Work 20 rows in Garter stitch (all knit).
The piece will be square, about 3.5 inches [approximately 9 cm]
Bind off all stitches.
Leave a trailing end of about 4 inches of yarn when cutting the extra yarn.
Need a little help? Use our handy learn-to-knit instructions for detailed pictures and instructions!
Fold square in half and stitch as shown
Turn the fabric and open it -- it will be a cone.
Put the stuffing into it.
Position stuffing with your finger to make the duckling the shape you'd like (you can always adjust this later, as well)
Fold down the flap at the top of the cone.
Sew the open edges closed.
To put eyes on the duckling, pull the crochet hook all the way through the 'head' and use it to pull the black and white yarn through together.
Tie it off securely on one end (use several knots).
Pull it tight and tie off on the other end (use several knots).
Cut 2 feet and 2 bills from felt, per pattern:
Using needle and thread, position and sew bill (hold both together for top and bottom bill) and feet (sew on opposite sides) to the duck.
If this duckling will be used as a bookmark, cut three strands of rick-rack and sew on underside of duck.
Adjust position of stuffing so duckling is the shape you want.
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