Year of the Rat rugalugs beanie and booties crochet pattern

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The year 2008 is the year of the brown earth rat. According to Chinese astrology, a child born in the year of the Rat will be sweet and loving. He may be shy, but inwardly he is fiercely competitive.

This is the 12th square in my rugalugs series. I have designed this one for babies gear as well as for bigger kids who like rats. When using 8 ply yarn, worsted weight, or double knit yarn - size 8 (4mm) hook the square measures approximately 11cm/ 4 ¼ inches. Worked in 4 ply or baby yarn and a 3.5mm hook the square measures approximately 9cm/3 ½ inches

This package includes patterns for a rat motif, and a contrast plain granny square. Instructions are provided for using you motif and squares to make a baby hat/beanie and a pair of ratty booties. The rat tail provides novelty to the top of the beanie. The motif can be used alone on clothing. and the square has a myriad of uses. I have designed this consistent with my other rugalugs squares.

The pattern will come to you as a pdf file in Australian /British and American terminology. If there is any thing you don’t understand, just email me. Because I email you the file there are no shipping costs and I aim to deliver within 24 - 48 hours of payment.

This will make a unique gift for a child born in the year of the rat. It also has appeal to older kids.

About the Rat Kangaroo
The rat kangaroo looks like a huge rat, with long hind legs, hind feet lacking a first toe, and a long and tapering tail. Rat kangaroos are about 20inches/ 50cm long.
Some species of rat kangaroo are now extinct in parts of Australia. The non-indigenous fox and rabbit are partly responsible, as is settlement and land degradation. Rat kangaroos are an endangered species.

This is a fair dinkum original design from the land down under and protected by copyright. My images are also protected by copyright. Please do not reproduce my patterns or images by any means. While I am happy for you to make these for personal use, gifts and limited charity fundraising, please do not sell on the web or sell finished items.
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    Average review
    Rat Lovers look out! This is so cute. A birthday present is in the making! Nice Pattern and graphics. Love it!
    Dec 29, 2015 by Karie Arlitz
    Sweet, original, creative design, thanks!
    Apr 30, 2014 by Haekelkuenstler
    very happy, pattern arrived quickly, can't wait to make it!
    Apr 4, 2012 by A fellow maker
    cute doesn't even begin to describe--endless ideaas this square presents
    Sep 24, 2011 by A fellow maker
    Very fast delivery, pleasant service - would buy from again! Can't wait to try the pattern :D
    Apr 30, 2011 by A fellow maker

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