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Baby Comforter Toy Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Baby Comforter Toy Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty

    Beginner

  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer

    Designer

    Val Pierce

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 3 / 3.25mm, US 5 / 3.75mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type

    Straight

  • Techniques

    Techniques

    Basic Shaping, Garter , knit

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What you need to know

Learn how to garter stitch with Val Pierce’s tactile baby animal comforter.

This Val Pierce knitting pattern is so much fun to make. Primary colours are every little one’s favourite, especially in the shape of a friendly striped elephant with soft ears, arms and bobbles to fiddle with. Comprised of small, simple pieces, this is a quick knit project that is also easy to pick up and put down if you’re on the go. Garter stitch makes for a deeper, more tactile fabric than stocking stitch and a diagonal stitched ridge adds extra interest for active little fingers. Take care over the making up so the stitching on this elephant comforter is neat and secure for hours of cuddles.

What do I need?


Yarn: Deramores Studio DK, shades 70006 Ruby, 70042 Citrine, 70016 Lapis, 70011 Peridot, one 100g ball each
Needles: 3.25mm, 3.75mm
Toy safety stuffing
Safety eyes: black, two
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Sizing


36cm square

Top knit tip


Embroidered eyes can be as simple or complicated as you like. Use black 4ply in a tapestry needle, shape a short line of three or four back stitches or close running stitches into a smile shape for a sleeping eye. Make a solid eye with satin stitches, which are worked in parallel and are placed so close together that you cannot see the background. Add a couple of eyelashes with short straight stitches. A French knot also works as a raised eye. You may want to practise on a bit of stocking stitch fabric first to get a shape that you like and can then replicate on your make.

Meet the designer


Designer Val Pierce is best known for her toy patterns. If you loved making this comforter, then why not knit this tiny tots baby book? You can find even more brilliant toy designs from Val Pierce here.

How to access this pattern


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Techniques: Basic Shaping, Garter , knit

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