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Baby Bacteria


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They outnumber every other form of life on Earth, cover every surface and infest our bodies - surely everyone loves bacteria?!

Why not place a little baby bacterium next to your sink as a cute reminder to your family that they should wash their hands?

You can knit one up in less than an hour, so you could always make your very own special brood of critters to brighten up your lab. That will get your colleagues talking!

What you will need: 2 knitting needles (US1/2.25mm or as per tension advice), 5g DK yarn per bacterium (e.g. Sirdar Cotton DK 501 ‘Mill White’), Two black plastic toy safety eyes - 6mm, Oddments of embroidery floss for the pili, Polyfil toy stuffing, 1 tapestry needle for finishing,1 embroidery needle for finishing

Skills used: Casting on and off, Increasing and Decreasing

Stitches used: Stocking stitch

Independent Designer
Dawn Finney
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2 x 6mm plastic toy safety eyes 1 embroidery needle Oddments of embroidery floss
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