Knitting pattern instructions to knit a Hippo Pyjama Case for a little girl or boy.
Main Colours Required : 250g Pink, 50g Cream. Oddment of Black.
Extras Required : Toy stuffing and large button.
Toy Dimensions : Back to front feet 52cm. Width 23cm. Opening 25cm. All approx.
4.5mm Single Pointed Knitting Needles (UK 7, US 7)
Cast on, 'k' – Knit, 'p' – Purl, 'inc' – Increase by Knitting into the Front and Back of a Stitch, 'k2tog' – Decrease by Knitting Two Stitches Together, Cast Off, Sewing Pieces Together, Inserting Toy Stuffing
Chunky (Bulky, 16ply, No.5, Approx 150m/100g)
Toy Stuffing (Fiberfill or Wool Stuffing)
Yarn Sewing Needle
Knitting – With 2 Single Pointed Needles
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16 sts x 22 rows = 10cm x 10cm in St-St with Chunky Yarn
All Pieces are Knitted Flat and Seamed
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We use either 3mm(UK 11, US 3) needles with Double Knitting yarn.If you use chunky / bulky then 4.5mm single pointed knitting needles(UK 7, US 7) are what we use.
Is That Right?It Seems Too Small
If you look at a ball band or have knitted garments before, you will know the recommended size is for larger needles.We do this so when you knit the pieces the knitting stays dense and the toy stuffing doesn't show through.
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