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How to knit a koala – free pattern and tutorial

February 24, 2020

How to knit a koala – free pattern and step by step tutorial. I fell in love instantly when I first came across Claire Garland’s Dot Pebbles knitting patterns. She has created a menagerie of knitted bunnies, mice, foxes, baby deer and other animals that really do tug at your heart strings. Claire somehow manages to capture the essential beauty and vulnerability of baby animals in her knitting.

This koala is particularly special as it was inspired by the plight of these beautiful animals during the Australian bush fire emergency. Claire has created the pattern for free but if you’d like to make a donation to help the WWF with its campaign to Save the Koala, you can do so here https://www.wwf.org.au/what-we-do/species/koala You can also support their Bush Fire Emergency campaign here and help care for thousands of injured animals and restore their homes.

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You can download your free knitting pattern PDF here – hope you enjoy! X

knit a koala bear free pattern

Claire’s knitting notes

Knitting-wise – she’s knitted almost in one piece with yarns held together to make her extra extra soft. You could also brush her a little with a wire cat fur brush to add to that extra fluffiness..

guage 15 stitches and 11 rows = 5 cm
in stocking stitch

finished size: about 8 inches/ 20 cm tall

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What you’ll need

Needle size: US 5 – 3.75 mm

And you’ll need a pair 12 mm or 14mm brown toy eyes (depending on whether you want small or slightly larger cutesy eyes) these are largely available – I buy mine from Etsy and Ebay

I’ve given you two yarn choices within the pattern – namely Drops and Rowan

You’ll need 1 ball of each of the colours listed

Drops:

Drops Kid silk shade 01 off white mohair

Drops Brushed Alpaca silk shade 03 grey DK mohair

Drops kid silk shade 30 Curry ochre mohair

Drops  Brushed Alpaca silk shade 01 off white DK mohair

Small amount Drops Kind Silk shade 15 Dark Brown mohair

Small amount Drops Alpaca shade 0506 Dark Grey Mix 4-ply

Small amount Drops Kid Silk shade 03 Light Pink mohair

 

Alternative Rowan Shades:

Rowan Kid Silk Haze shade 634 Cream

Rowan Alpaca Classic shade 102 Charcoal Melange

Rowan Kid Silk Haze shade 686 Lustre

Rowan Alpaca Classic shade 115 Snowflake White

Rowan Kid Silk Haze shade 674 Bark

Rowan Baby Cashsoft Merino shade 120 Anthracite

Rowan Kid Silk Haze shade 580 Grace

And you’ll need a pair 12 mm or 14mm brown toy eyes (depending on whether you want small or slightly larger cutesy eyes) these are largely available – I buy mine from Etsy and Ebay

Yardage: 140 – 145 yards (128 – 133 m)

Download your free koala bear knitting pattern

Download your free koala bear knitting pattern here.

Koala-knitting-pattern-free

 

A few images to inspire you

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2 Comments

  • barbara eleanor ruggiero March 26, 2020 at 4:48 am

    hello id like to have a knitting pattern of koala bears thank-you

  • S oakes March 30, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    A Koala is a KOALA not a BEAR !!!!!!!!!!!

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