Mike the Platypus pattern

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Made in Front Royal, Virginia

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Mike the Platypus was designed at my Dad's suggestion, named after my Dad, and released for testing on Father's Day; it seems only fitting that he is first released for sale in the wee hours on my Dad's birthday. Mike the Platypus is a cuddly guy who makes a perfect pillow toy that fits just right in the small of your back while you hold a cup of tea in one hand and a good book in the other, while you have a shawl wrapped around your shoulders. Doesn't that sound comfy? It is and you're welcome.

I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do.

Advanced Beginner

27.5 inches long from nose to tail

Medium Weight (Worsted) Yarn
– 360 yards of Color A (brown).
– 154 yards of Color B (dark brown).
– 4.5 yards of Color C (white).
– 4.5 yards of Color D (black)
– 4 yards of Color E (green)

Knit Picks Brava Worsted (100% Acrylic) -- Brindle (A), Umber Heather (B), White (C), Black (D), and Grass (E)

Crochet hook, size G (4.25mm)
Locking Stitch markers
Polyester fiberfill
Yarn needle for sewing

Gauge is not a critical factor for this project. If desired, it can be made with any size hook and with any weight of yarn.


The patterns are the intellectual property of Franciscangypsy Designs, so please do not resell the pattern.

Please let me know if you have any questions about any of my patterns. I hope you enjoy making them as much as I do!