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Bing: knit your own Flop

Kate

CBeebies Grown-ups

Have you got a little Bing fan at home? If you’re a knitter, why not use our simple pattern to make them their very own cuddly version of Bing’s carer, Flop. We’d love to see your creations – share a picture of your finished Flop with us on the CBeebies Facebook or Twitter pages.

 Materials

• 100g double knit yarn (we used a machine-washable merino) – main colour.

• Small amount black double knit yarn.

• Small amount red yarn/thread.

• 1 pair of knitting needles (see yarn label for size).

• Approximately 50g of safety toy stuffing.

Abbreviations

St: Stitch.

Stst: Stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl).

K: Knit.

P: Purl.

K2tog: Knit two together.
Inc: Knit (or purl, as appropriate) into front & back of stitch.

Instructions:

Body and Head

Cast on 12 sts in main colour (bottom edge)...

Row 1: begin with a K row, stst 2 rows

Row 3: inc K wise into every st (24 sts)

Row 4: P1 row

Row 5: (inc 1 K1) to end (36 sts)

Row 6: P1 row

Row 7: K1 (inc 1 K2) to last 2 sts Inc 1 K1 (48 sts)

Row 8-24: Beg with a P row stst 17 rows

Row 25: (K2tog, K6) to end (42 sts)

Row 26-28: stst 3 rows

Row 29: (K2tog, K5) to end (36 sts)

Row 30-32: stst 3 rows

Row 33: (K2tog, K4) to end (30 sts)

Row 34-36: stst 3 rows

Row 37: (K2tog, K3) to end (24 sts)

Row 38-40: stst 3 rows

Row 41: (K2tog, K2) to end (18sts)

Row 42-44: stst 3 rows

Row 45: (K2tog, K1) to end (12 sts)

Row 46-52: stst 7 rows

Row 53: Inc K wise into every st (24 sts)

Row 54: P1 row

Row 55: (inc 1 K1) to end (36 sts)

Row 56: P1 row

Row 57: K1 (inc 1 K2) to last 2 sts Inc 1 K1 (48 sts)

Row 58-70: Beg with a P row stst 13 rows

Row 71: K2 (K2 tog K3) to last st K1 (39 sts)

Row 72-74: P3 rows

Row 75: (K2 tog K2) to last st K1 (29 sts)

Row 76: P1 row

Row 77: K1(K2 tog K1) to last st K1 (20 sts)

Row 78: P1 row

Row 79: K1 (K2 tog K1) to last st K1 (14 sts)

Row 80: P1 row

Row 81: K1 (K2 tog) to last st K1 (8 sts)

Row 82: P2 tog to end (4 sts)

 

Leaving a long end, thread yarn back through remaining stitches & leave loose.

 

Arms x2

Cast on 4 sts in black yarn.

Begin with a K row, stst 16 rows.

Leaving a long end, thread yarn back through remaining stitches & leave loose.

 

Ears x2

Cast on 4 sts in black yarn. 

Begin with a K row, stst 12 rows. Leaving a long end, thread yarn back through remaining stitches & leave loose.

 

Feet x2

Cast on 4 sts in black yarn.

 

Begin with a K row, stst 20 rows.

Cast off leaving long end.

Fold knitted piece in half (bring cast on edge up to cast off edge),

and then sew the edges together to make feet.

 

To make up

Draw in cast on edge of body and seam along row edges.

Stuff as you go. Attach ears, arms and feet securely using

long ends left drawing in at base to shape. Sew in any ends.

Using satin stitch and black yarn, embroider the eyes, mouth

and nose. Using a running stitch and red yarn, embroider

a seam up the sides of body and front & back of head.

Do a pull check on the ears, arms and feet to ensure they are

securely fastened and cannot be pulled off by your Bingster

...and that’s it!

 

Flop is now ready to cuddle and love!

THIS KNITTING PATTERN IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. NEITHER THE PATTERN NOR TOYS MADE FROM IT ARE FOR RE-SALE.

© 2014 ACAMAR FILMS LIMITED

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