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My boys seem to have fallen in love with axolotls. I wasn’t quite ready to take the leap and start keeping these salamanders as pets, so I knitted them each an axolotl for Christmas. I must admit, they were well received (even by my 14 year old!)
Why not knit your own low maintenance axolotl?
Just remember… these critters are for life, not just for Christmas!

This pattern is knitted flat and seamed.

MC (main colour) 40g Sirdar Snuggly DK (Violet or Pearly Green)
CC (contrast colour) 15g Sirdar Snuggly DK (Lilac or Aqua)

3.5mm Straight needles
Two 4 mm DPNs to create the arms/legs

Other supplies:
Toy stuffing
Tapestry Needle
Two 12mm toy safety eyes
Embroidery thread (black)
A scrap amount of white yarn
A holding needle (or spare DPN)

30 cm tall

x times: Knit the instructions between the brackets x amount of times.
* ; rep from * to end: Repeat the instructions between the * and ; until the end of the row.
st(s): stitch(es)
K: knit, if followed by a number, knit that amount of stitches
P: purl
St st: stocking stitch: alternate a row of knitting and a row of purling.
G st: garter stitch: knit every row
K2tog: knit two stitches together knitwise.
P2tog: purl two stitches together purlwise.
Kfb: knit in the front and back of the stitch, creating an increase.
Pfb: Purl in the front and back of the stitch, creating an increase.

A is for Axolotl PDF knitting pattern amigurumi instructions

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