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Knitted Safari
Finished size
Lemur stands 3½in (9cm) high

Tension
26 sts x 34 rows measure 4in (10cm) square over st-st using 3.25mm needles and DK yarn before stuffing

Did you know?
Lemurs are really clever – they can even understand basic maths!

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  • Step 1

    Body
    Using the long tail method and A, cast on 8 sts.
    Row 1 and foll 2 alt rows: Purl.
    Row 2: (Kfb) to end (16 sts).
    Row 4: (Kfb, k1) to end (24 sts).
    Row 6: (Kfb, k2) to end (32 sts).
    Rows 7 to 17: Beg with a p row, work 11 rows in st-st.
    Row 18: (K2tog, k2) to end (24 sts).
    Rows 19 to 21: Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in st-st.
    Row 22: (K2tog, k1) to end (16 sts).
    Rows 23 to 27: Beg with a p row, work 5 rows in st-st.
    Cast off.

  • How to make an animal plushie. Knitted Lemur - Step 2
    Step 2

    Head
    Using the long tail method and A, cast on 8 sts.
    Row 1 and foll alt row: Purl.
    Row 2: K1, (m1, k1) to end (15 sts).
    Row 4: K1, (m1, k2) to end (22 sts).
    Rows 5 to 9: Beg with a p row, work 5 rows in st-st.
    Row 10: K4, (k2tog, k1) 5 times, k3 (17 sts).
    Row 11: Change to B and p 1 row.
    Row 12: K5, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k5 (15 sts).
    Row 13: Purl.
    Row 14: (K2tog, k1) to end (10 sts).
    Row 15: Purl.
    Thread yarn through sts on needle, pull tight and secure by threading yarn a second time through sts.

  • How to make an animal plushie. Knitted Lemur - Step 3
    Step 3

    Hind legs (make 2)
    Using the long tail method and A, cast on 10 sts.
    Rows 1 to 3: Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in st-st.
    Row 4: (K2tog) twice, m1, k2, m1, (k2tog) twice (8 sts).
    Row 5 and foll 3 alt rows: Purl.
    Row 6: K2tog, k1, m1, k2, m1, k1, k2tog (8 sts).
    Row 8: K1, (m1, k2) 3 times, m1, k1 (12 sts).
    Row 10: K5, m1, k2, m1, k5 (14 sts).
    Row 12: K6, m1, k2, m1, k6 (16 sts).
    Rows 13 to 15: Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in st-st.
    Row 16: (K2tog, k2) to end (12 sts).
    Row 17: Purl.
    Row 18: (K2tog) to end (6 sts).
    Thread yarn through sts on needle and leave loose.

  • How to make an animal plushie. Knitted Lemur - Step 4
    Step 4

    Forearms (make 2)
    Using the long tail method and A, cast on 8 sts.
    Rows 1 to 3: Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in st-st.
    Row 4: K3, m1, k2, m1, k3 (10 sts).
    Row 5: Purl.
    Row 6: K4, m1, k2, m1, k4 (12 sts).
    Rows 7 to 13: Beg with a p row, work 7 rows in st-st.
    Row 14: (K2tog) to end (6 sts).
    Thread yarn through sts on needle and leave loose.

  • Step 5

    Eye patches (make 2)
    Using the long tail method and C, cast on 10 sts.
    Thread yarn through sts on needle, pull tight and secure by threading yarn a second time through sts.

  • Step 6

    Ears (make 2)
    Using the long tail method and B, cast on 7 sts.
    Row 1 and foll alt row: Purl.
    Row 2: K2, m1, k3, m1, k2 (9 sts).
    Row 4: K1, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k1 (7 sts).
    Thread yarn through sts on needle, pull tight and secure by threading yarn a second time through sts.

  • How to make an animal plushie. Knitted Lemur - Step 7
    Step 7

    Tail
    Using the long tail method and C, cast on 8 sts and work in g-st.
    Rows 1 and 2: Join on B and work 2 rows in g-st.
    Rows 3 to 48: Work in g-st stripes, carrying yarn loosely up side of work, 2 rows C, then 2 rows B, and do this alternately for 46 rows, finishing with 2 rows C.
    Row 49: Using B, k 1 row.
    Using B, cast off in g-st.

  • How to make an animal plushie. Knitted Lemur - Step 8
    Step 8

    Making up

    Note: Sew up all row-end seams on right side using mattress stitch one stitch in from the edge, unless otherwise stated; a one-stitch seam allowance has been allowed for this.

    Body
    Gather round cast-on stitches, pull tight and secure. Sew up row ends of body and stuff body.

    Head
    Gather round cast-on stitches of head, pull tight and secure. Sew up row ends leaving a gap, stuff and sew up gap. Sew head to neck of body.

    Hind legs and forearms
    Gather round cast-on stitches of hind legs and forearms, pull tight and secure. Sew up row ends, stuff with tweezers or tip of scissors and pull stitches on a thread tight and fasten off. Place Lemur on a flat surface, assemble hind legs and forearms, and sew to body.

    Eye patches
    Sew together row ends of cast-on stitches. Sew eye patches to head.

    Ears
    Sew up row ends of ears and sew ears to head.

    Features
    Embroider eyes in orange at centre of eye patches. Make a chain stitch for each eye and a second chain stitch on top of first. Make a tiny stitch in black at centre of eyes. Embroider nose and mouth in black using satin stitch and straight stitches.

    Embroidering features

    To begin embroidery invisibly, tie a knot in the end of the yarn. Take a large stitch through the work, coming up to begin the embroidery. Allow the knot to disappear through the knitting and be caught in the stuffing. To fasten off invisibly, sew a few stitches back and forth through the work, inserting the needle where the yarn comes out.

    Tail
    Gather round cast-on stitches of tail, pull tight and secure. Fold chenille stem in half and place on wrong side of tail. Sew up row ends along length of tail, enclosing chenille stem inside. Cut chenille stem to length of tail and sew tail to back of Lemur.

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