I’ve been making these guys for years to give away to foreign exchange students. They are kinda fun because they are made backwards… You’ll see.
Start by building a skeleton from pipe cleaners. I fold 3 in half, 2 for legs and one for the face. Use others to strengthen and create the back and neck.
Legs – make 4
Cast on 10
Stst 16 rows
K2 tog over row
Cut yarn, thread stitches onto yarn, pull to tighten.
Stitch up the side.
Slip onto leg and stitch onto stuffing.
Cast on one
K1 front, yarn round needle, k1 back (kf,rn,kb)
K1, (kf,rn,kb), k1
Stitch onto side of the face.
Cast on 30 in white.
Knit 48 rows in any textured pattern. I used a basket weave in the images here, but I’ve also used blackberry, cables, chevrons, moss, and k/p patterns successfully.