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Colourful Cat Chunky Toy Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Colourful Cat Chunky Toy Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Lucinda Ganderton

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size


  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Stocking Stitch

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What you need to know

Use chunky yarn and simple knitted stitches to make Lucinda Ganderton's stripy toy cat knitting pattern.

Named after designer Lucinda Ganderton's own friendly feline, Leonardo is a splendid multi-coloured cat with curly whiskers. He knits up quickly and is great for beginner toy makers as all shaping is very simple. Use chunky yarn in solid and multi-coloured shades. Look for a yarn with a tension of 14 stitches x 19 or 20 rows over a 10cm square. Machine washable yarns are ideal for toys but check the care instructions of your toy stuffing.


Height (sitting): 36cm

What you'll need

Yarn: Chunky, (A) multi-coloured, two 50g balls, (B) cream, one 50g ball, oddments of pink for nose and mouth
Needles: 6.5mm
Buttons: two, 20mm, black
Tapestry needle
Strong high twist cotton buttonhole thread: black, for whiskers
Toy filling: polyester

SAFETY NOTE: if you are making Leonardo for a small child, omit whiskers and embroider eyes with black yarn

Stitches and skills used

How to work stocking stitch
How to knit
How to purl
How to cast on
How to cast off
How to work a make one increase
How to work a k2tog decrease
How to work a p2tog decrease

Meet the designer

Lucinda Ganderton is a designer and writer with extensive experience in needlework and other traditional crafts. If you enjoyed making her pattern, we think you'll love making Lucinda's strappy phone case next. You can see more projects from Lucinda here.

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