Susan B. Anderson Squirrel and Acorns
The Squirrel and Acorns toy is worked from the bottom up seamlessly with the exception of attaching the head to the body. The rest of the parts of the toy, including limbs, ears and pocket, are picked up and knit on.
The squirrel's tummy pocket is the most fun and unique aspect of the toy. To fill the pocket the designer has included the pattern for the sweet little acorns. The pocket holds up to 5 acorns.
Finished Measurements: 5 inches tall.
Squirrel: 100 yards of worsted weight for the Main Color and 50 yards of a worsted weight in a Contrast Color for the base, pocket and bushy tail.
Acorns: The acorns use tiny amounts of a worsted weight yarn and the same needles as the Squirrel.
Gauge: 6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch. 8 rows per inch in stockinette stitch.