Instructions

HELPFUL ABBREVIATION GUIDE
K = Knit
P = Purl
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
RS = Right side
WS = Wrong side
[ ] =  Instructions between brackets are repeated as directed.
 
GAUGE:

Working in St st, 20 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches. Stitches are worked tightly to prevent children from pulling the stuffing out between the stitches.

STITCHES USED:

  • Garter Stitch: K across each row.
  • Stockinette stitch St st: Row 1: K across row (RS); Row 2: P across row (WS); Repeat Rows 1 and 2.
  • Finished Size: Teddy bear measures about 11 inches across x 13 inches high.

Teddy bear is knit in one flat piece starting at the bottom. It is worked up to the top and then down to the bottom, forming the front and back in one piece. After knitting is completed, the knitted piece is folded in half at the top of the head and the sides are stitched together.

LEG (make 2):

  1. With brown, cast on 10 sts.
  2. Rows: 1-10: K each row: 10 sts.
  3. Drop brown, leaving a 12-inch tail of yarn.
  4. Rows 11-40: With orange variegate, k each row: 10 sts.
  5. Place 10 sts on stitch holder.
  6. Repeat to make another leg.
  7. With RS facing, place 10 sts from each leg on needle: 20 sts.

TOP OF PANT:

  1. Rows 1-18: With orange variegate, k across each row: 20 sts.
  2. Drop orange variegate, leaving a 12-inch tail of yarn.

SWEATER:

  1. Rows 1-24: With pale yellow, k each row: 20 sts.
  2. Drop pale yellow, leaving a 12-inch tail of yarn.

HEAD:

  1. Row 1: With brown, k across row: 20 sts.
  2. Row 2: P across row: 20 sts.
  3. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until brown head section measures 7 inches.
  4. Drop brown, leaving a 12-inch tail of yarn.

SWEATER:

  1. Rows 1-24: With pale yellow, k each row: 20 sts.
  2. Drop pale yellow, leaving a 12-inch tail of yarn.

TOP OF PANT:

  1. Rows 1-18: With orange variegate, k across each row: 20 sts.

LEG (make 2):

  1. Row 1: With orange variegate, k 10 sts (place remaining
  2. 10 sts on stitch holder).
  3. Rows 2-30: K each row: 10 sts.
  4. Drop orange variegate, leaving a 12-inch tail of yarn.
  5. Rows: 31-40: With brown, k each row: 10 sts.
  6. Bind off, leaving a 12-inch tail of yarn.
  7. Pick up sts from stitch holder and repeat to make another leg.

ARM:

  1. With pale yellow, pick up 14 sts centered on each side of head at top of sweater (7 sts each on front and back of sweater section): 14 sts.
  2. Rows 1-20: With pale yellow, k each row: 14 sts.
  3. Drop pale yellow, leaving a 12-inch tail of yarn.
  4. Rows 21-30: With brown, k each row: 14 sts.
  5. Bind off, leaving a 12-inch tail of yarn.
  6. Repeat on other side of teddy bear to make another arm.

SCARF:

  1. With orange, cast on 80 sts.
  2. Rows 1-5: K across each row: 80 sts.
  3. Bind off loosely.
  4. Use yarn or tapestry needle to weave in loose ends.

FINISHING:

  1. Fold teddy bear in half at top of teddy bear’s head with RS facing and edges matching.
  2. Using tails of matching yarn, sew edges together to form head, two arms, body and two legs, leaving a 2-inch opening on one side of sweater.
  3. Stuff firmly with stuffing.
  4. Sew opening closed.
  5. With brown yarn, sew a running stitch around base of head. Pull yarn slightly to indent for neck. See figure 1 for all stitch illustrations. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
  6. With black yarn, satin-stitch eyes and nose. With black yarn, backstitch smile and outline eyes as shown.
  7. With white backstitches, outline each eye.
  8. With red yarn, satin-stitch mouth.
  9. With brown yarn, make long straight stitches across the corners on top of the teddy bear’s head to form small ears.
  10. Wrap scarf around teddy bear’s neck and tie ends in front.
  11. Using matching yarn, tack scarf to back of teddy bear’s neck. Weave in all loose ends.

 

Craft originally sent in by Jayne Loenen of Richmond,BC