2012, Finished Object, Flat knitting, short rows, Toy


My little one was never much of a TV watcher. We had to work on his TV watching skills until he started enjoying a bit of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Chhota Bheem and Bugs Bunny. I am a cartoon lover myself and used to love watching Pingu when I was a kid. I later introduced this to my husband and it was only natural N became a part of our gang. It was love at first sight for N and boy, is he hooked. He needs a daily dose of Pingu to complete his day. While watching one of the episodes, he casually mentioned if we can buy a stuffed Penguin for him. A mother would have replied, ‘Sure, we will buy one’. A knitter’s reply is of course, ‘Why buy? I will make you one.’ So, here is Pingu.


Pattern: Pasha by Alexandra Virgiel
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I used our standard 4-ply acrylic yarn, held double. The pattern is simple and easy to follow. It uses short rows to shape the back and the tummy. The back and the front are knit separately and then seamed together. Wings and feet are attached to the finished body. I hate seaming and am not very good at it, which shows in this project. I don’t think the little guy minds. Pingu has received a lot of hugs already.

7 thoughts on “Pingu”

  1. Oooh! so cute! I’ve never heard of Pingu.. Alvin’s favorite shows are Doraemon and ‘Jake and the Neverland pirates’ Maybe I should knit him a doraemon. 😉

    1. Pingu used to be aired on DD long time back. It was not a program on its own, but used as fillers in between breaks. An episode lasts around 8-10 minutes and is perfect. Try watching some on youtube and see if Alvin likes it.

    1. I agree. There was one episode where Pingu and his little sister try using the knitting machine and they end up making a big scarf. My son loves this episode too and he has been asking me to buy a knitting machine so he can try his hand at it!

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