This pattern is a knit & felt teddy bear design.
Everyone needs a little comfort bear! Knit and felt a sweet bear for that special child (that includes you) in your life. The felted bear measures about 7.5-inch/19-cm tall. Dress your bear in knitted sweaters and accessories (patterns forthcoming).
The pattern uses two colors of worsted weight 100% wool yarn: one for the body (76 yards) and another for the muzzle (3 yards).
The bear’s body is knit as one continuous piece. The pattern begins with knitting each leg separately then continuing up the body towards the head. The bear’s muzzle, ears, arms and tail are each individually picked up and knit onto the body. Once felted, the face and paws are embellished using simple embroidery and needle felting. A hand-stitched ruffled-collar is created using a length of decorative ribbon.
Knit and felt a bear for gift giving. Box it up and mail him/her off to the next person on your list of special loved ones. What a surprise to receive a box of sweet bear hugs in the mail.
Hugs to you!
Skill Level: intermediate, requires double point needle experience
Materials: two colors of worsted weight 100% wool yarn: for body and muzzle, size 10.5 double point needles, polyester fiberfill, black craft felt, pink craft felt, black embroidery floss, 5-mm glass eyes on pins
Recipe: Blueberry Jam-Swirl Muffins
Want a bear knitted for you? I will gladly knit you one. Check out my listing: Hand-Knit Bear.
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