Knit a pocket pal bird

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Knitted-birdsDig out your knitting needles and whip up one of these cheeky Aussie birds – or create a whole flock.

A crimson rosella, a galah, a sulphur-crested cockatoo and a kookaburra – we love these ‘feathered’ creatures, supplied by our good friends at Australian Country Spinners.

This pattern is aimed at Intermediate knitters, and uses Cleckheaton Country and Country Natural 8-ply yarn


  • 1 pair 3.00mm (UK 11) knitting needles or size needed to give correct tension
  • A spare 3.00mm or 3.25mm (UK 10) knitting needle.
  • Tapestry needle for sewing seams and embroidery.
  • Polyester fibre filling.
  • Wool needle for sewing in ends.

Note – We recommend parental supervision for children under 3 years as these toys have small parts which may present a choking hazard. Ensure any small sections are securely attached.

These toys have been designed at a tension of 28 sts and 38 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 3.00mm needles. To work a tension square, using 3.00mm needles, cast on 42 sts. Work 58 rows stocking st. Cast off loosely.

Check your tension carefully. If less sts to 10cm use smaller needles, if more sts use larger needles. Note: These toys are worked on smaller needles and at a firmer tension than usually recommended for these yarns.



  1. Natalie Kerr says

    In the wing of this pattern it says increase row. Do tou do that at the beginning of the row? If so the wing will br wrong for the other side.

    • Sorry, Natalie. This is not a pattern that we have created ourselves, so unfortunately I cannot help you hear.

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