Head

Begin at end of trunk and using grey cast on 5 sts. 1st row Inc K wise into every st 10 sts. Beginning with a P row, st-st 8 rows and inc 1 st at each end of the 8th row 12 sts. St-st 9 more rows. Next row K5, (ml. K1) 13 times. K5 36 sts. St-st 19 rows, marking centre of first of these rows with a coloured thread, as a guide to positioning the eyes later on. Next row (K1, K2tog) to end 24 sts. St-st 3 rows. Next row (K2tog) to end 12 sts. B & T loosely. Gather up cast on sts tightly, then...

Front legs and body

Begin at end of one front leg and using fawn cast on 12 sts. 1st row Inc K wise into every st 24 sts. Beginning with a P row. st-st 5 rows. Next row (K3. K2tog) 4 times, K4 20 sts Continue in st-st and work 11 rows **. Break off yarn and leave sts on a spare double-pointed needle. Work second leg in same way as far as **. Mark each end of next row with a short length of red yarn. With right side of work facing. K across the second set of leg sts on the knitting needle, then across the leg sts...

The Frog Family

Father and mother frogs measure 21 cm 8V*in in height. The small frogs are 16cm 6 n high. Materials 3mm No 11, USA 2 knitting needles 4mm No 8. USA 5 knitting needles stuffing. Note Use single yarn and 3mm No 11. USA 2 knitting needles for the boy and girl frogs. Use double yarn and 4mm No 8, USA 5 knitting needles for the mother and father frogs. They are all worked in the same basic way. Begin at base of body and use yellow for boy. pink for girl, blue for father and white for mother. Cast on...

Basic duckling or duck

Note For the duckling, use single yarn and 3mm No 11. USA 2 knitting needles. For the duck use double yarn and 4mm No 8, USA 5 knitting needles. Begin at lower edge of body and using yellow for duckling, white for duck, cast on 16 sts. Next row Inc K wise into every st 32 sts. Beginning with a P row. continue in st-st and work 11 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of next 6 rows 20 sts. Inc for head Next row K1. inc in next st to end 30 sts. St-st 13 rows. Next row K1. K2tog to end 20 sts. P 1 row....

How To Oversew Knitted Animals Together

Begin at lower edge of body and using green mixture cast on 18 sts. P 1 row. Next row Inc K wise into every st 36 sts. P 1 row. Next row K1. inc in next st to end 54 sts. Beginning with a P row. st-st 27 rows. Break off green mixture and join on fawn for head. Continue in st-st and work 20 rows. 1st row K4. K2tog to end 45 sts. St-st 3 rows. Join row ends. This seam will be at centre back. Gather round cast on sts. pull up tightly and fasten off. Turn right side out and stuff. The body should...

To assemble collar body and head

Use a double length of fawn yarn threaded in a darning needle. Pass needle through from seam under centre of body to come out at the length of black yarn on body. Leave tail-ends of yarn protruding underneath body. Now take needle through centre of collar. Pass needle through four knitted sts at the back of head, at position of lengths of black yarn. Pass needle back through centre of collar, then through body again. Knot the yarn ends very tightly, so that all the pieces are securely held...

Nose and mouth

Work a few small horizontal black stitches for nose just below eyes. Work an inverted Y-shape below nose for mouth. Begin at lower edge and using fawn cast on 10 sts. .1st row Inc K wise into every st 20 sts. Beginning with a P row. st-st 17 rows. Next row K2tog to end 10 sts. B amp T tightly. Join row ends of each ear, then turn right side out. With this seam at one side of ear, oversew across cast on sts. Sew cast on edges of ears to top of head, with ear seams facing towards each other.

Inc K Wise Into Every St

Begin at one end and using cream, cast on 8 sts. 1st row Inc K wise into every st 16 sts. Beginning with a P row, st-st 5 rows. Next row K1. K2tog. K1 to end 11 sts. Continue in st-st and work 7 rows. Next row K1, inc in next st. K1 to end 16 sts. Next row K2tog to end 8 sts. Cast off. Join row ends, then oversew across cast on sts. Turn right side out and stuff. Oversew across cast off sts. Use cream yarn to work a large oversewing stitch round each end of bone. Pull very tightly, then fasten...