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Perry the Peguin
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Aug 21, 2012 00:17:22   #
knittables
 
I work for Michaels and when I saw this pattern on our Website I just had to make him up. He turned out to be five inches tall and not three inches but just as cute. Here the second one but without the scarf.
It's a free pattern. so you can make your own.




 
Aug 21, 2012 00:57:25   #
kacey64
 
He is cute! Got to make at least 1.
Aug 21, 2012 01:08:29   #
sewnhair
 
He is adorable!!!! I just copied the pattern ---- added to the never ending list of "I want to make"

Thank you for sharing,
Peggy
Aug 21, 2012 01:15:22   #
Gypsycream
 
Really sweet!
Aug 21, 2012 05:41:16   #
missmolly
 
So cute xx
Aug 21, 2012 09:39:37   #
Grammax8
 
Oh so sweet. Am currently sewing together a penquin requested by GD. Will have to copy this pattern.....another item on the to-do list.
 
Aug 21, 2012 09:55:26   #
jumbleburt
 
Very cute! I have a nephew who collects penguins; guess what he'll be getting for Christmas?
Aug 21, 2012 11:13:06   #
amudaus (a regular here)
 
Hello Perry,what a stunning little fellow you are,love your red scarf.
Aug 21, 2012 11:14:24   #
LindY G
 
Awwwwww what a cutie pie
Aug 21, 2012 17:53:36   #
kayers
 
Too cute! - Here's a link to the pattern on the website:
http://www.michaels.com/Knit-Penguin/25875,default,pd.html?cgid=projects-yarnandneedlecrafts-toysandamigurumi&printpreview=true
There's another one that is pretty funny!
http://www.michaels.com/Loops-Threads%E2%84%A2-Impeccable%E2%84%A2-Knit-Penguin-Toy/e09640,default,pd.html?cgid=projects&printpreview=true
Aug 21, 2012 18:12:57   #
maryrose
 
soooooo cute!
 
Aug 21, 2012 18:28:29   #
mombr4 (a regular here)
 
Very cute, I would imagine you had to use DPN's
Aug 22, 2012 07:41:55   #
Rainebo (a regular here)
 
So cute! Love the beak!
Aug 22, 2012 08:05:54   #
OMgirl
 
Your penguin is so cute!
Thanks for sharing photos and the pattern source!
Aug 22, 2012 08:33:36   #
SherryH
 
Thank you for posting, he's adorable! My oldest granddaughter wanted me to knit her a penguin, so I will look up the pattern on the Michael's site.
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