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This listing is for a pdf pattern for a knitted donkey. It is inspired by the style of Steiner Waldorf toys and is knitted flat and sewn up. It is a perfect addition to your Christmas nativity scene or as a cuddly toy to be loved.



Dan the Donkey can be made in any yarn that you choose.

Depending on the size of needles that you use, your donkey will vary in size. As a rough guide, using chunky/bulky yarn and 6mm (US size 10) needles will produce a donkey about 20cm/8 inches high (standing - feet to tips of ears), and using double knitting/light worsted yarn and 4mm (US size 6) needles will produce a donkey about 14cm/5.5 inches high.



If knitting in DK/light worsted yarn, you will need approx 25g/50m/1oz of yarn in total. For an aran weight you will need approx 60g/90m/2oz and for a chunky yarn, 70g/70m/2.5oz. Use a smaller needle than recommended for the yarn that you are using, this will keep the knitted fabric tight and avoid the stuffing showing through. If unsure, knit half a test leg, and stuff firmly – does it hold the stuffing well? Adjust needle size accordingly (smaller to make tighter fabric, larger to make looser fabric).



This is not just a knitting pattern, it is a 20 page project book! It contains full instructions on how to knit the donkey and also detailed descriptions of how to follow the directions as well as sections of techniques used with pictures and step by step instructions. Great for novice knitters, or if you just need a bit of extra help. But it still works for experienced knitters!

KNITTING PATTERN: Waldorf inspired Dan the Donkey Softie Toy. Christmas Nativity

  • This is not a physical product
    This is a digital download file of 20+ pages
    You will be able to download your pattern immediately on purchase.  Your confirmation email will contain the download links.

  • This pattern, along with the images and descriptions on this listing, remain the property of The Yarn Genie. This pattern is intended for your personal use only.

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