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Knit yourself a cute otter, made with a range of fun and easy knitting techniques! Finish the toy with the simple tunic, or add your own outfit from one of my other smaller toys.


The skill level is intermediate, with the most challenging part being the intarsia on the body and face. The pieces are all knit flat, then seamed, stuffed, and assembled. The tunic is knit in one piece from fingering weight yarn, with buttons to hold the ends of the straps. The finished toy is about 22 cm (9") tall.


Materials Required

Otter: 50 g of worsted weight yarn in medium brown (MC), 15 g of worsted weight yarn in light brown (CC), pair of 4 mm (US size 6) knitting needles, stuffing, pair of 9 mm safety eyes, black yarn to embroider face, tapestry needle
Tunic: 20 g of fingering weight yarn, 3.25 mm (US size 3) knitting needles, waste yarn, tapestry needle, 2 small buttons (optional), sewing needle and thread for buttons

River Otter

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