If you think about it, being a knitting enthusiast is a lot like being a magician – with a wave of your knitting needles, you can create something colourful, fun and delightful that you and your family will cherish.
When coming up with a new embroidering project, most people will typically be thinking about clothes or blankets, but don’t forget – after a few dedicated hours of crocheting, you can create all sorts of things.
For example, knitting lovers with young children – or indeed, simply those who are young at heart – might enjoy applying their skills to the creation of a knitted toy with tonnes of traditional charm.
Kids today may be more used to flashy playthings, but as anyone who watched Bagpuss as a child will tell you, there’s a certain amount of heart and lovability about old-fashioned knitted toys that simply can’t be replicated.
Keeping with the children’s TV theme, why not try your hand at knitting an adorable little Peppa Pig toy using the FREE knitting pattern from the Woman’s Weekly online shop?
Measuring around 28 cm and knitted in stocking-stitch, this heart-meltingly cute toy features embroidered facial features using DK yarn and is bound to go down a treat with fans of the popular porcine character.
Created by Neville Astley and Mark Baker, the TV show centres on the various adventures of the titular Peppa, a young girl who loves to play with her friends, jump in muddy puddles, dress up in costumes and other everyday activities.
Telling gentle stories about Peppa, her family and all the other cute animals that inhabit her world, the cartoon has become a global sensation and is aired in 180 countries around the world.
The enduring popularity of Peppa Pig means that you can be pretty confident that your knitted toy is sure to go down a treat with your little one when it’s done!