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Patterns & Files

Here’s what’s needed most. Always read instructions carefully. Incorrectly made items take a lot of time and effort to fix, and the requirements are quite specific. Please, please, please, read and follow the instructions!

Important Reminders

All pouch outers need to be accompanied by 2-3 liners made out of 100% cotton flannelette (especially important in winter). Liners MUST MUST MUST have French (enclosed) seams and a U shaped bottom.
 
No hand sewn items, no items that are not high quality. Crafted items go to tiny babies with big claws and need to be VERY safe and very washable.
 
Get kids involved by making cards, drawings, or decorating with permanent marker. Please remember sewn/crocheted/knitted items need to be of very high quality.
 
Large drawstring bags means roughly pillowcase sized. Use pretty material for these!
 
Microbat hanging pouches should be made to the ratio of 1 rescue pouch to 2 hanging pouches. Only use dark or muted colours as mumma bats need a relaxing environment.

Most Needed Items

Patterns

Animal Beds

There have been many displaced animals due to the fires and Australia’s pounds are full. Rescuers are taking on as many as possible, but supplies

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Patterns

Joey Pouches

Joey pouches keep our babies safe, warm, and secure. In Australia, any marsupial youngster is referred to as a ‘joey’. This includes baby kangaroos, wallabies,

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Patterns

3D Hanging Bags

These hanging bags are loved by rescuers because they give growing joeys the freedom to come and go as they please. Joeys of all sizes

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Patterns

Hanging Joey Bag

Hanging joey bags are always in need. Older joeys will jump in and out of them many times per day as they get curious and

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Moderate Need Items

Patterns

Possum Pods & Palaces

Possums love their hidey-holes and adore these cosy homes. These are crochet patterns and we welcome knitted interpretations too. The main thing to remember with

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More Patterns

We’re still working on getting all patterns uploaded with nice photos and tutorials! Here are a few we’re still working on:

High Need

Moderate Need

Handmade Items We Can Always Use

  • Crochet or knit blankets that are 1m square or larger (projects made from scraps are very welcome)
  • Dog/cat collars and leads

DO NOT MAKE (Low Need – Reference Only)

  • Bat Wraps – Always stuff these VERY VERY firmly

ARCCG Catalogue