If you fancy making yourself your very own Sackboy like the picture above, Simply Knitting magazine has published a knitting pattern in its latest issue that will allow you to do just that.

Designed by knitted toy genius Alan Dart, the finished product certainly gives the official products a run for their money. In fact, we think we prefer it.

Debora Bradley, editor of Simply Knitting said, "Sackboy will be tremendously popular and this is the perfect time of year to knit the little chap. Knitting and customising him means that he will be utterly unique and a very cool accessory".

"We’re very lucky to have him in the magazine and we hope that he’ll help to increase the already sizeable crossover between the great communities of gamers and knitters, online or not".

The pattern is in issue 49 of Simply Knitting, which is on sale now for £4.49.