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 Post subject: Donkey pattern
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 9:14 am 
Have managed to get the patterns here at last, but for some reason the pics have gone missing !!!

Have fun.
Elaine.


KNITTING PATTERN FOR
THE ‘MINI WOOLLEY’ KNITTED DONKEYS



Height of finished Donkey to Ear Tips – 5ins approx

Materials
Double knitting wool in any donkey colour.
Small amount of black or dark brown for hooves, eyes, nostrils and dorsal cross.
White or cream for muzzle, any bright colour for collar.
Size 10 / 3¼ mm knitting needles.
Polyester filling. Please only use polyester filling that complies to BS 1425 and BS 5852. Suitable filling will have these codes printed on the bag it is packed in.

Key
Inc. in next ST. = knit into front and back of next stitch.
P. = Purl
K. = Knit
ST–ST. = Stocking Stitch
sts. = stitches

Tips:
• Use the blunt end of a crochet hook to push filling into legs etc.
• When breaking off yarn always leave enough to sew up with

Donkey Body
Beginning at front end cast on 12 sts. in main colour.
P. 1 row
Next row: inc. K.-wise into every stitch = 24 sts.
Beginning with P. row ST-ST. 17 rows.
Next row: K.2 together to end = 12 sts.
Break off yarn, thread through sts. + pull tight.
Noting that P.-side of ST-ST. is right side, over-sew row end together + stuff.
Keeping seam under belly, sew up chest by gathering cast on sts. together and fasten off.
Squish into oblong shape.

Head
Beginning at top of head, cast on 14 sts. in main colour.
P. 1 row.
Next row: K.4, inc into next 6 sts. K. 4 = 20 sts.
Beginning with P. row ST-ST. 8 rows.
Next row: ST-ST becomes reversed at this point.
Decrease for face: K.2, (K.2 together) 8 times, K.2 = 12 sts.
P. 1 row.
K. 1 row.
Next row: P. 2 together, P8, P 2 together = 10 stitches.
ST-ST 2 more rows.
Break off main colour and join in white for muzzle.
ST-ST 2 rows.
Next row: K.2 tog to end = 5 sts.
Break off yarn and thread through remaining sts.
Pull tight and fasten off.
Noting that K.-side of ST-ST on face is right side.
Sew row end together and stuff.
Keeping seam under chin, sew cast on edge together to form back of head and neck.
Sew point of neck to body at shoulders.
Use black wool to embroider eyes, nostrils and dorsal cross.

Collar
Use crochet hook to make chain of 12 sts.
Fasten off leaving length of yarn at each end.
Cut separate length of yarn and thread through end sts. of chain.
Put round neck, pull ends together and tie in knot.
Cut end to form tassel.

Tail
Cut 3 pieces of wool approx 6 ins long.
Twist together tightly and fold in half to form cord.
Bind round 1 inch from fold to prevent it coming undone.

Ears (make two)
Cast on 3 sts.
P. 1 row.
Next row: inc. in first 2 sts., K. 1 = 5 sts.
Beginning with P. row, work 3 rows in ST-ST.
Next row: inc. in first st., K. 2, inc in next st., K. 1 = 7 sts.
ST-ST 7 rows.
Cast off.
Fold cast off edge in half with K. side outside.
Sew cast off edge together and sew to head.



Front Legs (make two)
With black cast on 6 sts.
Beginning with K. row, ST-ST 2 rows.
Break off black and join in body colour.
ST-ST 5 rows.
Next row: wrong side facing.
Inc. knitwise into first st., K. 3, inc in next st. K. 1 = 8 sts. *.
Beginning with P. row ST-ST 5 more rows, cast off.
Fold in half – K. side outside for hoof and lower leg.
Sew up base of hoof and row ends up back of leg.
Stuff and sew to body.

Back Legs (make two)
Follow instructions for front legs as far as *.
Beginning with P. row ST-ST 3 rows.
Next row: K. 2 sts. Inc in next st., K. 1, inc. in next st., K. 3 = 10 sts.
Beginning with P. row ST-ST 3 more rows.
Cast off.

Fold each leg in half and sew up as for front legs. Please attach a CE label to your knitted Mini Woolley by making the label into a loop and sewing into the seam of one of the back legs.

Stuff and sew to body. Attach tail to body and trim to required length. Use black wool to embroider dorsal cross to body.

This is a great pattern for anyone who stock piles left over odds and ends of wool as each donkey takes very little material and is also very quick to make.



KNITTING PATTERN FOR
THE ‘WOOLLEY’ KNITTED DONKEY -larger size
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Stands nine inches high
MATERIALS
Two ounces of any 50 gram balls of double knitting in grey, brown or cream (usually enough to make 2 donkeys) and small balls in yellow, black and white, and a few inches in red; a pair of No. 10 knitting needles; a short length of black 2 ply fingering for the features.

FILLING (Important)
Please only use polyester filling that complies to BS 1425 and BS 5852 and is suitable as a component for articles requiring BS 5665 and the European EN71 standard. Suitable filling will have these codes printed on the bag it is packed in.

NOTE: WORK IN GARTER STITCH THROUGHOUT UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.

TO WORK THE MAIN PART
The Front Leg – Cast on 8 sts. With grey wool and k.2 rows. Inc. 1 st. at the beginning of the next row, then k. 3 rows.
Repeat these last 4 rows 4 times more. (13 sts.)
Break off wool and push the sts to the end of the needle.
The Back Leg – On to the same needle, cast on 8 sts. and k. 2 rows.
Inc. 1 st. at the beginning of the next row, then k. 2 rows.
Inc. 1 st. at the end of the next row, then k. 2 rows.
Inc. 1 st at each end of the next row (12 sts.), then k. 3 rows.
13TH Row: K.2 tog., k. until 1 st. remains, inc.
K. 3 rows.
Repeat the 13th row, then k. 2 rows.
Inc. 1 st. at each end of the next row (14 sts.), then k. 2 rows.
23RD Row: K. 14, turn and cast on 10, turn and k. the 13 sts. from the front leg. (37 sts.)
The Body – 1st Row: All k.
2ND Row: Inc., k. to end.
K. 2 rows.
5TH Row: Inc., k. to end. (39 sts.)K. 6 rows.
12TH Row: K. 2 tog., k. to end.
13TH Row: Inc. (head end), k. to end.
K. 5 rows.
Repeat the 13th row and then the 12th row.
K. 2 rows.
Repeat the 13th row and then the 12th row. (39 sts.)
K. 1 row.
Cast off 25 sts. at the beginning (tail end) of the next row. (14 sts.)



The Neck – Inc. 1 st. at the beginning of the next row, then k. 5 rows.

The Head – Cast on 4 sts. at the beginning of the next row and 3 sts. at the beginning of the following alternate row. (22 sts.)
K. 1 row, then inc. 1 st. at the end of the next row.
K. 8 rows.
14TH and 15TH Rows: K. until 10 remain, turn and k. back.
16TH and 17TH Rows: K.. until 9 remain, turn and k. back.
18TH and 19TH Rows: K. until 8 remain, turn and k. back.
20TH and 21ST: Rows: K. until 7 remain, turn and k. back.
22ND and 23RD Rows: K. 2 tog., k. until 6 remain, turn and k. back until 2 remain, k. 2 tog.
24TH and 25TH Rows: K. 2 tog., k. until 5 remain, turn and k. back until 2 remain, k. 2 tog.
26TH and 27TH Rows: K. 2 tog., k. until 4 remain, turn and k. back until 2 remain, k. 2 tog. (17 sts.)
K. 1 row, then cast off.
Make another piece in the same way.

THE UNDERBODY
Work as for the main part until the 5th row of the body has been worked. (39 sts.)
K. 2 rows then cast off.
Make another piece in the same way. Sew the cast-off edges of the underbody together, leaving an opening in the centre for the stuffing.
Sew along top of head and back of main parts to the top of back legs, then from top of front legs to the beginning of head, leaving front of head open. Sew the underbody to the main part, leaving the leg ends open. Turn to right side and stuff, then sew up the opening in underbody.

THE MUZZLE
Cast on 24 sts. with white wool and k. 3 rows.
Inc. 1 st. at each end of the next row and following 4th row.
K. 4 rows.
Break off white wool and join in grey.
K. 3 rows, then inc. 1 st at each end of the next row and following 4th row. (32 sts).
K. 2 rows and cast off.
Fold in two and sew the cast-on edges together and side seam. Turn to right side and stuff, then sew over opening of face. Mark the nostrils and mouth with black wool, then work the eyes with black wool with 2 straight sts. in white to give expression, as shown in the photograph.

THE HAT
Begin at the top of crown and with yellow wool cast on 5 sts. and k. 1 row.
Inc. 1 st. at each end of the next 10 rows.
The Brim - Inc. into every st. across the row. (50 sts.)
K. 3 rows. Cast off.
The Gusset – Cast on 3 sts. with yellow wool and k. 1 row.
Inc. 1 st. at each end of the next 4 rows. (11 sts).
K. 2 rows.
Dec. 1 st at each end of the next 4 rows. (3 sts.) Cast off.
Join the row ends of the brim together, then sew the gusset into the hole in the crown. Thread the length of red wool through the crown and tie in a bow at the back. Sew the hat firmly to top of head.

THE EARS
Cast on 3 and k. 1 row.
Inc. 1 st. at each end of the next row and every following 3rd row until the 7th inc row has been worked (17 sts.)
K. 12 rows. Then cast off.
Make another piece in the same way.
Sew 2 pieces together, leaving cast-off edges open, turn to right side and gather open edge.
Make another ear in the same way.
Sew the ears to the head over the hat brim.

THE HOOVES
With black wool cast on 14 sts. and work 4 rows in s.s.
1st INC. ROW : Inc., k. 5. (inc.) twice, k. 5, inc. (18 sts.) P. 1 row.
Break black wool, join in white and k. 4 rows in garter st.
2nd INC. ROW: Inc., k. 7, (inc.) twice, k. 7, inc. (22 sts.). K. 3 rows.
Break white wool, join in grey and k. 2 rows. Cast off.
Make 3 hooves more in the same way.
Fold each hoof and join, leaving cast-off edges open. Turn and stuff, then sew to the leg ends.

THE SADDLE
Using any bright coloured wool, cast on 30 sts and knit in s.s. On purl row knit the first and last three sts on every row to form a border. Make the piece approx 6 inches long and sew to completed donkey.

NOSEBAND
Cast on 4 stitches in any coloured wool, make a piece 5 inches long. One row plain, one row purl. Cast off and sew ends together. Stretch around muzzle and sew firmly in place.

TAIL
Cut 10 pieces of grey wool, approx 6 inches in length. Fold these in half and bind about ¼ inch from the looped end, then sew to end of back.

Do feel free to knit your donkeys in any wool you have available, any colour or texture, as they all have very individual personalities and are much admired, just like their larger real donkey relatives here at the Sanctuary.

Please attach a CE label to your knitted donkey – make the label into a loop and sew into the seam of the back leg of your donkey.


Last edited by psso on Sat May 01, 2010 9:32 am, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Donkey pattern
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 9:19 am 
Sorry for the length of the donkey pattern !! The CE label referred to can be obtained from the Donkey Sanctuary in Devon if the donkeys are being sent there. I`m not sure where `our` donkeys are going Lou - is it somewhere nearer home and will they need labels as well ?? Can they supply them ? I presume this is for safety measures.

Elaine.


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 Post subject: Re: Donkey pattern
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 3:39 pm 
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I am waiting for my patterns and instructions coming from Devon for these too Elaine so will find out about getting lots of these labels so we can all have some - if any donkeys come in without them we can add the labels here I am sure ;0) I imagine it is because they sell them on their website and EU regulations state they need to be labelled properly ;0) I am also hoping to find some other donkey sanctuarys to donate too if we get lots of donkeys - I like to spread our aid around the country just like LH members are ;0)

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 Post subject: Re: Donkey pattern
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 6:48 pm 
Found this cute one
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http://stuffpeasiemade.wordpress.com/2007/03/06/by-request-amigurumi-donkey-directions/

and his big brother lol

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http://www.crochetnow.com/patterns/64/stuffed-donkey-crochet-pattern/


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 Post subject: Re: Donkey pattern
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 12:25 pm 
I had a go at the mini donkey last week - but it ended up a wonky donkey so I undid it :oops:

I've got a couple of the labels going spare if anyone is desperate!


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 Post subject: Re: Donkey pattern
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 4:10 pm 
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Oh they are sooooo cute!!!! :lol:

sadly I am not a toy making addict but am sure there are a few of us at LH who will be itching to have a go!!!!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Donkey pattern
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 4:16 pm 
Aww the litttle one is really cute...unfortunately after the wonky ted fiasco I dont think I will be attempting any more toys for a while...


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 Post subject: Re: Donkey pattern
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 11:38 pm 
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bumping this to the top again for those who didn't see it here ;0) I now have some of the wee ce tags they ask you to stitch into the back leg of the donkeys so if anyone is making any let me know and I will send you out tags for the donkeys you are making ;0)

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 Post subject: Re: Donkey pattern
PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 5:43 pm 
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Mayflower's 'wonky donky' reminded me of the time when my son was young and we were going through the phase of what's a baby ..... called? We had what's a baby duck called - a duckling, great, who's a clever boy etc. Then what's a baby donkey called - a donkling !!! :lol: Well it made sense to him, but it made us laugh and 15 years later it still refer to donklings :P
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 Post subject: Re: Donkey pattern
PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 6:19 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 9:00 am 
I love these donkeys! My sister sponsored me a donkey for my 30th birthday so I often get the gift catalogues from the sanctuary and these always catch my eye. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Donkey pattern
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Popping this to the top too as we have only had 2 of these donkeys plus Piano Twinnies crocheted wonky donkey for the last challenge and I would like to send them a nice wee box for their animals ;0) I have the wee tags to be stitched into the back legs and if you want any just let me know or if you would maybe likde to knit one or two donkeys and jhust leave them unstuffed then send them in and Kelly will finish them off and add the tag here ;0) Just felt sad for the poor donkeys ;0)

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 Post subject: Re: Donkey pattern
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:09 pm 
I find this pattern a little daunting if Im honest Lou it just seems to complicated for me :-(


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 Post subject: Re: Donkey pattern
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Dont worry Claire - I am sure one or two of the others will be tempted to do at least one and I will make a few myself once I finish this 2 ply shawl - now nearly two thirds of the way done ;0)

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Hi - I made two of the little donkeys and they were really quick and easy to make - I think that I made both of them within a week. There is a picture of them with the rest of my stuff on the summer donations page.

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