Knitting pattern instructions to knit a Hippo Toilet Roll Cover.
Main Colours Required : 100g Lilac, 25g Cream
Extras Required : Toy stuffing
Completed Dimensions : To fit standard toilet roll sizes at 11cm tall with a 12cm diameter. Base of Hippo to top of head 25cm approx.
3mm Single Pointed Knitting Needles (UK 11, US 3)
Double Knitting (Light Worsted, 8ply, No.3, Approx 300m/100g)
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
Toy Stuffing (Fiberfill or Wool Stuffing)
Yarn Sewing Needle
Knitting – With 2 Single Pointed Needles
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26 sts x 33 rows = 10cm x 10cm in St-St With Double Knitting Yarn
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