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Knitting Realistic Stuffed Animals: Make a Puppy from Yarn

A course by Claire Garland
Knitting Pattern Designer. Penzance, United Kingdom.
Joined February 2021
, Knitting Pattern Designer

Explore creative knitting techniques to bring to life authentic-looking animal creatures and customize them using different patterns and shapes

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  • 97% positive reviews (94)
  • 3578 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Explore creative knitting techniques to bring to life authentic-looking animal creatures and customize them using different patterns and shapes



  • 97% positive reviews (94)
  • 3578 students
  • 21 lessons (4h 57m)
  • 23 additional resources (11 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

“Knitting is my favorite medium. It allows me a wide range of options in terms of shapes, textures, and styles.”

With needles and yarn, knitting pattern designer Claire Garland creates realistic-looking stuffed animals which she sells online and shares with over 120K followers on Instagram. She has also written and published several books on her expertise, including Magical Woodland Knits.

In this online course, Claire teaches you how to shape and sculpt furry creatures from yarn. Knit a puppy from start to finish and discover techniques that can be applied to all kinds of different animals. Ready to bring your own cuddly toys to life?

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation: Tool Kit and Stitches
  • U3
    U3. Creating the Basic Puppy Head
  • U4
    U4. Body and Final Details
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin the course by getting to know knitting pattern designer Claire Garland. Discover how she turned her love of crafts into a business, along with the influences that inspire her and the work she creates.

Dive into the tools needed for the course, from needles and markers to toy filling. Then take a look at the different yarns you’ll be working with, along with the main stitches you’ll need to create your animal.

Time to start building the head of your puppy, starting with the muzzle before moving on to the forehead, eyebrows, and cheeks. Add the nose and eyes before composing the mouth and ears. Claire then shows you how to customize your design using different patterns and variants.

Complete your piece by knitting the body, from the back through to the legs, tail, and belly. To wrap up the course, Claire shows you how to add the final stitches before bringing your puppy to life with stuffing.

What is this course's project?

Knit your own stuffed puppy, and learn how to customize your design for different breeds.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in learning how to knit realistic-looking stuffed animals.

Requirements and materials

Previous knitting experience is required.

In terms of materials, you will need these materials as well as a few others specified by the teacher in the course:


    - yarn
    - single point, straight knitting needs, and a circular needle
    - a crochet hook
    - scissors, and paper


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Claire Garland

A course by Claire Garland

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Knitting Pattern Designer

Claire Garland is a knitting pattern designer with over 20 years of experience. She’s been making things her whole life, experimenting with embroidery, crochet, illustration, tapestry, and more, but knitting has always been her preferred medium. Her knitting career began with the creation of dolls, which she created along with their clothes, accessories, and patterns. Claire later went on to create realistic knitted animals using self-taught shaping techniques.

She sells her creations via Etsy and is passionate about photography, capturing them in real-life situations, and sharing them with over 120K followers on Instagram. She has also written and published several books, including Magical Woodland Knits.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparation: Tool Kit and Stitches

    • The Materials
    • Yarn and Stitches 1
    • Yarn and Stitches 2
  • U3

    Creating the Basic Puppy Head

    • The Muzzle
    • Forehead, Eyebrows, and Cheeks
    • Nose and Jaw
    • Inner Mouth and Eyes 1
    • Inner Mouth and Eyes 2
    • Chin and Ears 1
    • Chin and Ears 2
    • Chin and Ears 3
    • Adapting the Basic Puppy Head Pattern
  • U4

    Body and Final Details

    • Back, Forelegs, and Hind Legs 1
    • Back, Forelegs, and Hind Legs 2
    • Tail, Belly, and Inner Hind Legs 1
    • Tail, Belly, and Inner Hind Legs 2
    • Forelegs and Paws 1
    • Forelegs and Paws 2
    • Finishing the Puppy
  • FP

    Final project

    • Knitting Realistic Stuffed Animals: Make a Puppy from Yarn

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Knitting Realistic Stuffed Animals: Make a Puppy from Yarn. Craft course by Claire Garland Best seller

Knitting Realistic Stuffed Animals: Make a Puppy from Yarn

A course by Claire Garland
Knitting Pattern Designer. Penzance, United Kingdom.
Joined February 2021
  • 97% positive reviews (94)
  • 3578 students