I am very proud to publish my knitting patterns of Miffy on my website.
I have been awarded the exclusive license to publish Miffy knitting patterns from
the people at Mercis BV (the copyright holders).
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the official Dick Bruna website
Miffy is a picture book character in the form of a small female rabbit drawn by Dick Bruna.
Her original Dutch name is Nijntje which stems from a toddler's pronunciation of the word "konijntje" meaning
Miffy was created in 1955, after Dick Bruna had been telling his one-year-old son Sierk stories about a little rabbit
they had seen earlier in the dunes, while on holiday at Egmond aan Zee. Miffy became a girl after Bruna decided that
he wanted to draw a dress and not trousers on his rabbit. Depending on the story, Miffy can be a baby or 4 years old.
At first Miffy looked like a toy animal, with floppy ears, but by 1963 she looked like the way we see Miffy today.
Miffy is drawn in a very minimalist style, requiring only a few lines and one or two primary colors.
There are some colors that are never used, and Bruna can be picky about a certain shade of color, brown and grey
for example, and will search for it until he is happy. Even though the things that he draws are not realistic, they are
instantly recognizable, and Miffy is obviously a rabbit.
There are now almost 30 titles for Miffy, and many more for the other characters.
Dick Bruna has produced almost 100 books.
The Miffy books each contain sixteen pages of story. Each page has one illustration and four lines of verse, the last
word of the second line rhymes with the last of the fourth. They are written about things that children can
understand, and situations they will face such as going to the hospital and going to school, and they always have
a happy ending. Some books have no text at all, such as Miffy's Dream
The books are printed in small format. Dick Bruna considers it important that his audience feels that his books are
there for them, not for their parents. Most Miffy books have an advisory reading level of age 4 to 8 years.
Dick Bruna's books have now been translated into 40 different languages, and over 80 million copies have been
sold all over the world. He has won many awards for his books, such as the Golden Brush in 1990 for Boris Bear and
the Silver Brush for Miffy In The Tent in 1996. In 1997 he was awarded the Silver Slate for Dear Grandma Bunny, a
book where Miffy's Grandmother dies.
The other characters that appear in the books are her family: Miffy's parents, her Grandma and Grandpa, Aunt Alice,
and her Uncle Bob, who appears in Miffy Goes Flying. A new brother or sister for Miffy is introduced in Miffy And The
New Baby. She also has many friends, Boris and Barbara Bear, who first appeared in 1989 and are boyfriend and
girlfriend, Poppy Pig, who appeared in 1977, and her niece Grunty, Snuffy, who appeared in 1969, and other bunnies
such as Aggie and Melanie.
Illustrations Dick Bruna © copyright Mercis bv, 1953-2008
THE PATTERN CHARTS ARE
CREATED BY ME, so these are my copyrights !
Miffy with kite (OB 12/1986)
Miffy with flag (OB 8/ 1986)
Miffy with ball (OB 10/1986)
Miffy with train (VA 11/1986)
Miffy with hands on back (DB 2/1986)
Miffy with turtles (VA 11/1986)
Miffy with boat (KA 7/1981)
Miffy with bear
Miffy with balloon
Miffy in trousers
These are the original colors of Miffy, print it, if you want to buy knitting yarn
I have created some knitting charts, to give you an impression of what the pattern looks like, on a sweater.
On the charts you will find the minimum amount of stitches and rows ( gauge ) you need per 10 cms,
to knit the pattern properly. Basic sweaters and cardigans for children and
basic patterns for babies.
Children's height in cms 104 Miffy chart or knitting graph
Children's height in cms 110 Miffy chart or knitting graph
Children's height in cms 116 Miffy chart or knitting graph
Children's height in cms 122 Miffy chart or knitting graph
Children's height in cms 128 Miffy chart or knitting graph
Knitted with my old Miffy knitting patterns; please send me you digital photo's, knitted by;
Femke de Haas
sweater for Iris ?
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