Body and head

Begin at lower edge of body and using black cast on 16 sts loosely. P 1 row.

Next row: Inc K wise into every st — 32 sts. P 1 row.

Next row: (K1. inc in next st) to end — 48 sts. P 1 row.

Shape tail

Beginning with a K row, continue in st-st. Inc in the first and last 2 sts on next 4 rows — 64 sts.

Continue in st-st and dec 1 st at each end of next 8 rows — 48 sts. This completes the tail shaping.

St-st 12 rows.

Shape neck

Next row: (K1. inc in next st) to end — 48 sts. St-st 19 rows.

Shape top of head

Next row: (K2tog) to end — 12 sts. B & T tightly.

Join row ends, leaving a gap in seam near to top of head. Gather round the cast on sts, pull up tightly and fasten off. Turn right side out and stuff, taking care to push stuffing well into the tail. Close gap in seam.

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