Shape Back Neck

Next row P9(10-14) sts, turn and complete this side first. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3(3-5) rows. 6(7-9) sts. Work 5(9-11) rows straight, thus ending with a p row. Cast off. Slip next 9(11-11) sts at centre onto a safety pin. With wrong side facing rejoin yarn to neck edge of rem 9(10-14) sts and p to end. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3(3-5) rows. 6(7-9) sts. Work 5(9-11) rows straight, thus ending with a p row. Cast off.

Finishing and Neckband

Fold hem at front edge along picot row to wrong side and slip stitch in place. Neckband Using 3' 4mm needles and A and with right side facing, pick up and k27 37-47 sts evenly around neck edge working into double thickness of picot border, turn and cast on 7 9-11 sts. 34 46-58 sts. Work 4 rows in garter st making a buttonhole in 3rd of these rows as follows K2, yf, k2tog, k to end. Cast off loosely knitways. Sew a button to other side of neckband.

Back and Front Alike

Using 23Amm needles cast on 65 79-93 sts and work 3 rows in garter st every row k -first row is wrong side . Change to 374mm needles and commence patt 3rd row K13 16-20 , yfrn, p1, p3tog, p1, yon, k12 16-19 , yfrn, p1, p3tog, p1, yon twice, k13 16-20 . These 4 rows form the patt. Work 2 more rows in patt. Shape Skirt Keeping patt correct throughout, cont as follows 1st row decrease K5 6-9 , k2tog, patt 15 19-22 , k2tog, patt 17 21-23 , sl1, k1, psso, patt 15 19-22 , sl1, k1, psso, k5 6-9 . 61...

To Finish

Starting with the legs, join back and front together stuffing and you go along, finishing at top of head. Using C work a running st around neck, draw up slightly to form neck and fasten off. Using C work a backstitch at each side of head to define the two ears as illustrated. Using Black embroider eyes, nose and mouth as illustrated and work a blanket stitch through end of paws and feet as illustrated. Work a running stitch in centre of bow, draw up tightly, wrap yarn around centre several...