Playful Platypus crochet pattern

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"Ornithorhynchus" is one of those words I remember from my school days. It was always on the advanced spelling list! So what is it... no less than the humble platypus.

If I was a trendy I would call these "Amigurumie Ornithorhynchus" ! (boy what a tongue twister!)But I am a bit of a nerd, so to me they are just plain old crocheted Platypus.

I am old fashioned, but I like toy animals that resemble the animal, and don't look like a Disney wanna be, or some poor feral animal that has been in a fight.

The patterns for these are designed to be made on with an 8ply, worsted weight yarn using a 3.5mm hook. By using a smaller hook, and lighter yarn he becomes smaller.

You will be sent a pdf file with both Australian and American instructions.

The platypus is particularly shy. They are nocturnal, and very quick to move. Quite an odd looking animal really, an egg laying mammal with a funny bill, and webbed feet. The bill always looks like it has been glued on.

Early British colonists in Australia called the platypus a "water mole".

More than one platypus are called "platypus" or "platypuses". There is no such thing as "platypi" although I have heard this term used. They are also the little fellow on the Australian 20c coin. Now there is some platypus trivia for you!

These are not knock off native Australians, they are for real!

All patterns are fair dinkum Australian original designs and are protected by copyright.



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I now have a platypus and a koala bear. Very happy with these patterns :)
Nov 11, 2015 by Rebecca Whitford
Works a treat! Good pattern to have.
Oct 28, 2015 by Julie Kirk
Well written pattern - very pleased :) thanks so much!
Feb 5, 2012 by A fellow maker
My 5 year old granddaughters were learning about platypus in school and were so excited when grandma got a pattern for one from Australia.
Nov 30, 2011 by A fellow maker
Fast sending – thank you – have not worked on it yet but instructions look good
Oct 24, 2011 by A fellow maker

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