Mike the Platypus was designed at my Dad’s suggestion, named after my Dad, and released for testing on Father’s Day; it seems only fitting that he is first released for sale in the wee hours on my Dad’s birthday. Mike the Platypus is a cuddly guy who makes a perfect pillow toy that fits just right in the small of your back while you hold a cup of tea in one hand and a good book in the other, while you have a shawl wrapped around your shoulders. Doesn’t that sound comfy? It is and you’re welcome.
I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do.
NOTE: Each Franciscangypsy Designs toy comes with at least one video tutorial to make your experience crocheting these patterns easier and more enjoyable. Please let me know if anything is not clear or you have any questions!
27.5 inches long from nose to tail
Medium Weight (Worsted) Yarn
– 360 yards of Color A (brown).
– 154 yards of Color B (dark brown).
– 4.5 yards of Color C (white).
– 4.5 yards of Color D (black)
– 4 yards of Color E (green)
Knit Picks Brava Worsted (100% Acrylic) — Brindle (A), Umber Heather (B), White (C), Black (D), and Grass (E)
Crochet hook, size G (4.25mm)
Locking Stitch markers
Yarn needle for sewing
Gauge is not a critical factor for this project. If desired, it can be made with any size hook and with any weight of yarn.