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Say hello to Mr Perry The Platypus, he's a real gentleman! This is a most unusual creature, with a duck-like bill and a beaver-like tail... And in his amigurumi form, Perry is always ready for a hug!

The instructions are written in US crochet terms, with step by step photos detailing how to make the pieces and finish the toy. The arms and legs of the platypus are shaped as you go through increases and decreases when making the body, with smaller details sewn over the top.

When made with DK weight yarn and 3.50mm hook the finished platypus will measure about 26cm/10 inch tall.

Mr Perry The Platypus

    • make a Magic Ring
    • work in a round
    • start an oval piece with a chain
    • single crochet
    • increase/decrease
    • invisible decrease/ invisible sc3tog
    • chain stitch
    • slip stitch
  • You will need:
    King Cole Cottonsoft DK - Sage (1576)75gr/157m
    Ricorumi - Ecru (054) - 15gr/35m
    DMC Natura Just Cotton - Siena (N41) 25gr/78m
    3.5mm hook
    10mm black safety eyes
    Toy Stuffing
    Small piece of stiff polyester wadding (or thick fleece, felt or foam sheet) - to help beak and tail stay flat.
    Dressmakers pins
    Darning Needle

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