Published on December 23rd, 2015 | by Liza


Adorable animal patterns by Sincerely Louise

Love animals? Designs from Sincerely Louise, a.k.a. Louise Walker, let you show off that love with whimsical, unique patterns that can also be functional.


Sincerely Louise: Pterodactyl Dinosaur Bag by Louise Walker, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern.

The Pterodactyl Dinosaur Bag is a fun little purse that’s feminine and cute, while still letting you show off your paleontology obsessions. With a patterned fabric lining and chain strap, it perfectly walks the line between dressy and kitschy.

Sincerely Louise: Fantastic Fox Bag by Louise Walker, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern.

The Fantastic Fox Bag is another purse option for an animal loving knitter. With an adorable face and detachable tail, this little guy would work great for fox fans of any age.


Sincerely Louise: Stegosaurus Hat by Louise Walker, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern.

The Stegosaurus Hat is a great way to keep warm while showing off your favorite herbivore. Two rows of spikes emulate the dinosaur’s iconic back plates, and this will look great on kids as well as the young at heart.

Sincerely Louise: Diplodocus Dinosaur Scarf by Louise Walker, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern.

Keeping with the dino theme, the Diplodocus Dinosaur Scarf is a great choice for beginners who want to try something a little more fun than a basic stockinette or garter scarf. Increases and decreases create the shape, but this piece is mostly stockinette, so it’s a simple way to make something interesting.

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Sincerely Louise: Giant Mr. Hare Trophy Taxidermy Head by Louise Walker, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern.

Walker is perhaps best known for her cruelty-free taxidermy heads, like the Giant Mr. Hare Taxidermy Trophy Head. She also offers deer, fox, badger, panda, triceratops, and t-rex patterns, so you can have a whole wall of trophies without ever having to kill anything.

Sincerely Louise: Explorer Owl by Louise Walker, download on LoveKnittingClick this image to download the pattern

The Explorer Owl would make a great companion on any adventure, or just hanging out around the house. Its adorable fat little body, big eyes, and felt feet and beak make for an expressive and sweet-looking little stuffie that you’ll want to make a whole flock of to give away as well as keep.

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Louise Walker Sincerely Louise free headband pattern collection at LoveKnittingClick this image to download the free pattern collection

This brand new headband pattern collection is available for free at LoveKnitting! Featuring the 8 designs above, including wolf, bear, panda, and more, you can make these funky and fun headbands for the whole family. Bonus: click here to enter to win a copy of Sincerely Louise’s book, Faux Taxidermy Knits, and 10 balls of Stylecraft yarn to make her patterns.

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About the Author

Liza is a New York-based writer and photographer who is working on a Ph.D in Information Studies. She gets her best knitting done on the subway, and likes dogs more than people. She posts about knitting and yarn on her blog, Knitblr, as well.

Last updated: December 21st, 2015.

13 Responses to Adorable animal patterns by Sincerely Louise

  1. Karen Moss says:

    I was disappointed not to be able to enter the competition, as I received your newsletter email on 23/12/15, only to discover that the competition ended on the 21st!
    Prompter newsletters, please!

  2. Yvonne says:

    And here 🙁

  3. Jacqui Tatnall says:

    And here as well ?

  4. Linda Howe says:

    Do you really want to give children the message that hunting and killing animals so you can display their detached heads as trophies is a good thing? Your knitted designs are very appealing, but they represent to me an approach to wildlife that is possessive, that says we can do what we want with them, including killing for sport. Why not present the whole animal, which might urge children to adopt a naturalist’s viewpoint: How amazing they are as they live, raise their young, search for food. As Jane Goodall has said in pondering the killing of Cecil the lion, “the days of the great White Hunter should be brought to a close.” Knitted heads are not harmless.

  5. Kim pilling says:

    And here as well received 23.12

  6. patricia louise white says:

    me too received 23/12

  7. Pat OBrien says:

    I saw your Panda scarf and immediately fell in love with it. I did indeed make it for my Granddaughter, who is taking a degree course in Fabric Design at the Colorado Intitute of Art and Design. I hope she will love it as I do. It was also fun to knit. The only changes I made was to use doubled sewing thread in black to construct the scarf and to use craft eyes and noses instead of the ones from the pattern. I give it 5 stars.

  8. Janet Reid says:

    Here, also. And where are the 7 free patterns?

  9. Gerry says:

    I also received the email 12/23

  10. Agnieszka says:

    Me too 🙁

  11. delilah says:

    these patterns are not free to download, except the headband – is that what the 7 free patterns are? But there are 8 of those, and only one pattern really, just a variation on each design.

    • Angie says:

      Hi Delilah –

      Yes, that pattern has 7 variations within one pattern to make the different headbands. Hope that helps, happy knitting!

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