This pattern is done in garter stitch, I-cord and some chain stitches. Some simple crochet stitches are also used. The size of your finished animal may vary depending on the size yarn that your choose, and the size needles. I use a heavy weight 3 ply wool yarn and size 10 ½ straight or circular needles. Bennie is worked in about 150 yards of gray, 30 yards of white, and 15 yards of black wool.