Patrick the Platypus
Patrick the Platypus designed by Grace Akhrem in Knit & Crochet Toys, 2017 or get the individual pattern here.
Cuddly Patrick the Platypus dares to be different, with paws like an otter, a tail like a beaver, and a beak like a duck. Knit him up quickly in bulky yarn—he’ll love you forever. Suitable for ages 3 and up.
Skill Level Intermediate
Yarn Weight 5
Finished Size 28″ long and 24″ circumference at widest point.
Yarn Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 143 yd [131 m]/3 1/2 oz [100 g]): #0240 (beige; MC), 3 skeins and #6001 (brown; CC), 2 skeins.
Needles Size 101/2 (6.5 mm): 24″ circular (cir) and set of double–pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); 15 mm safety eyes; tapestry needle; polyester fiberfill.
Gauge 12 sts and 20 rnds = 4″ in [knit 3 rnds, purl 3 rnds] patt with 2 strands held tog.