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Tropical Parrot Toy Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Tropical Parrot Toy Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Val Pierce

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 6 / 4.0mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Basic Shaping, Garter , Picot Edge

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What you need to know

Val Pierce's parrot knitting pattern is a great option for toymaking beginners.

Designed by our very own Val Pierce, this feathered bird has been causing a stir in the LKT office. As with all of Val’s toy designs, Jason the Parrot features lots of charming little details, from his layered wings to his colourful fanned tail. Most of the parts are knitted individually and stitched together at the end, so label them as you go and use our photos to help with placement.

What do I need?

Yarn: Cygnet Pato DK, shade 909 Saxe, shade 914 Apple, one 100g ball of each, shade 910 Red, shade 905 Yellow, shade 923 Salmon, small amounts of each, oddments of black and white DK
Needles: 4mm
Safety toy stuffing


30cm tall

Top knit tips

Keep your tension consistent – although exact tension isn't that important, you need your wing pieces to be the same size, or your parrot will be out of proportion.

Stuff evenly – tease the stuffing apart rather than using large clumps as this will give a smoother finish.

Don't overstuff – too much stuffing causes stitches to stretch and the filling will show through the fabric.

Meet the designer

Designer Val Pierce is best known for her utterly adorable toy patterns. If you loved making this pattern, then why not make Val's knitted dinosaurs next? You can find even more toy designs from Val Pierce here.

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Techniques: Basic Shaping, Garter , Picot Edge, Stocking Stitch

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