How to Knit a Stuffed Wolf

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Teach a child to knit her own stuffed toys.
Teach a child to knit her own stuffed toys. (Image: Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Stuffed toys are a favorite plaything for children. Even for adults, a stuffed plush object can be a comforting reminder of childhood. To create your own knitted toy, such as a wolf, choose a wool with a fuzzy texture to imitate realistic fur. Try this knitted wolf pattern, which is ideal for the experienced knitter who is familiar with basic knit stitches, such as purl, knit two together and increasing. Before attempting this project, practice working these beginner stitches.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 skeins, grey worsted weight wool
  • Size 7 double-pointed needles
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing
  • Scraps of black yarn

Head and Body Section

Cast on six stitches. Knit front and back of each stitch. Knit all of the stitches in the next round. Knit front and back of each stitch. Knit the next round. Knit front and back, knit one and repeat three times. Knit front and back, then knit two. Knit front and back, knit one and repeat five times. Knit front and back and knit four. Knit the next round. Knit front and back, knit two and repeat three times. Knit front and back, knit four. Knit front and back, knit two and repeat five times. Knit front and back and knit four. Knit the next three rounds.

Slip-slip-knit stitch, knit three and repeat three times. Slip-slip-knit and knit six. Knit two together, knit three and repeat four times. Knit two together and knit eight. Knit the next three rounds. Slip-slip-knit, knit two and repeat three times. Slip-slip-knit and knit four. Knit two together, knit two and repeat four times. Knit two together and knit eight. Knit the next three rounds. Slip-slip-knit, knit and repeat three times. Slip-slip-knit and knit two. Knit two together, knit one and repeat five times. Knit two together, repeat and knit three. Knit three rounds.

Slip-slip-knit, four times. Knit two stitches. Knit two together, repeat four times and knit six. Knit the next round. Knit front and back, knit one and repeat around. Knit the next round. Knit front and back, knit two and repeat around. Knit the next eight rounds.

Slip-slip-knit, knit two and repeat four times. Knit two together and knit four. Knit two together, knit two and repeat. Knit two together. Knit the next round. Slip-slip-knit, knit one, repeat four times. Knit two together, knit one, repeat four times. Knit the next round. Knit two together, knit two and repeat around. Knit the next round. Knit two together around.

Fill this section with stuffing. Break the yarn and pull through the remaining stitches. This completes the head/body section of the wolf.

Arms and Legs

Cast on nine stitches. Knit all stitches for 13 rounds. Knit one, knit front and back, knit one and repeat around. Knit the next round. Knit front and back, knit to the last stitch and knit front and back. Knit the next round. Knit two together, knit to the last two stitches and knit two together. Knit the next round. Knit two together around.

Break the yarn and pull through the remaining stitches. This completes one arm. Repeat this step for the other arm. Stuff both arms and attach them to the body section of the wolf.

Cast on nine stitches. Knit all stitches for 19 rounds. Knit front and back, knit to the last stitch and knit front and back. Knit the next round. Knit front and back, repeat, knit to the last two stitches, knit front and back and repeat. Knit the next round. Knit front and back, knit to the last stitch and knit front and back. Knit for three rounds. This completes one leg. Stuff the leg. Break your yarn and pull through the remaining stitches. Repeat this step for the other leg. Attach both legs to the wolf body.

Tail, Nose and Ears

Cast on nine stitches. Knit for five rounds. Knit front and back, knit two and repeat around. Knit nine rounds. Knit two together, knit one, knit two together and repeat around. Knit three stitches together around. Break the yarn. This completes the tail. Stuff the tail and attach it to the wolf.

Cast on 18 stitches. Knit three rounds. Knit two together, knit four and repeat around. Knit the next round. Knit two together, knit three and repeat around. Knit the next round. Knit two together, knit two and repeat around. Knit the next round. Knit two together, knit one and repeat around. Knit the next round. Knit two together, knit one and repeat three times. Break the yarn and pull through the remaining stitches. This is the wolf's snout.

Cast on nine stitches. Knit two rounds. Knit one, knit two together, knit three and knit two together. Knit the next round. Knit one, knit two together and repeat. Knit the next round. Knit two together, knit one and knit two together. Knit the next round. Knit two together and knit one. Knit two together. Break the yarn and pull through the remaining stitch. This completes one ear. Repeat this step for the second ear.

Attach both ears and the snout to your wolf's face. Use your black yarn to embroider two eyes onto your wolf.

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