UPDATED FOR 2019! 15 Knit & Crochet Patterns For Springwatch Fans
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Let Mother Nature inspire your crafting with these brilliantly realistic animal patterns
With the popular BBC series returning to our television screens, we’ve picked a few of our favourite knitting and crochet patterns to create some wonderfully realistic critters. There are creatures from the seas, woodlands, rivers, and skies – and all can be found right here in the UK. Check out the latest from the Springwatch team at bbc.co.uk/springwatch
This fuzzy fellow is venturing out of the sett for the first time and looking for a tasty snack. Earthworms anyone?
Look at their little faces! Cute, clever and inquisitive, rats are fascinating creatures that are still fighting prejudice. Remember to knit your rat in brown to match the common rat, rattus norvegicus.
Quick, springy and surprisingly strong, stoats are often seen scampering about the Springwatch set. This pattern could also be adapted for weasels and polecats.
Although you might not actually see one this spring, you're sure to find lots of evidence of these brilliant burrowers!
If you'd prefer a three-dimensional fox, then this little fellow is a wonderful representation of this popular British mammal.
Often seen as an exotic sea creature, squid are actually quite common in British waters, particularly in the Irish Sea and off the coasts of southern England and northern Scotland.
Look out for these little balls of fluff bobbing about on your local waterway. Nicky Fijalkowska's adorable pattern is free to download.
These sea-dwellers are masters of camouflage and can change colour when they feel angry or threatened. Neat trick, eh?
Super fluffy and adorably seemingly-helpless, who can resist a cute little seal pup? Remember not to get too close when you're out seal-spotting.
Small, vibrant and iconic, you can't help but love a kingfisher. This one is from Knitted Birds Nicky Fijalkowska.
A popular visitor to gardens around the country, it's hard not to smile at these charismatic and colourful birds. The pattern is from Lesley Stanfield's book 75 Birds, Butterflies & Little Beasts to Knit and Crochet and is free to download.
Effortlessly graceful, the swan is a charming site on any British river or waterway.
Robins are the national bird of Britain and are hugely popular, even among non-birders. This knitted version is sure to bring a smile.
Wow! Look at this amazing crocheted barn owl, he looks like he's flapping his wings ahead of a hunt.
With flowers and butterflies, plus a cute and cuddly centre-piece trio, Nicola Valiji's wreath is a perfect celebration of all our favourite things. And it's free to download!
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