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Amanda Berry Giraffe, Hippo and Turtle Toy Knitting Patterns Knitting Pattern

Amanda Berry Giraffe, Hippo and Turtle Toy Knitting Patterns

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Amanda Berry

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 6 / 4.0mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Stocking Stitch

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What you need to know

Use DK yarn from your stash to knit Amanda Berry's quick-to-make animal toy knitting patterns.

Knitting designer Amanda Berry adores visiting zoos and dreams of one day going on safari. Until that time, she's created three knitted animal friends to keep her company. Involving increasing and decreasing, these patterns are great for mastering intermediate techniques. Geri giraffe, Herbie hippo and Terrence turtle all make lovely gifts for children.


Hippo: approx 22cm tall
Giraffe: approx 31cm tall
Turtle: approx 6.5cm tall

What you'll need

Yarn: DK yarn, shades Green, White, Blue, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Dark Grey, 25g of each
Needles: 4mm
Black beads
Tapestry needle
Safety toy filling

Stitches and skills used

How to knit
How to purl
How to cast on
How to cast off
How to work a kfb increase
How to work an ssk decrease
How to work a k2tog decrease
How to pick up and knit

Top tips

When knitting the top of the turtle's shell, you will leave some stitches unworked on the left needle. To prevent a hole forming, wrap the next stitch. Embroider the eyes if making for babies and young kids.

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