Mike the Platypus


This pattern is available for $5.00 USD

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.

Advanced Beginner

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
Polyester fiberfill
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.