Original Knitting Pattern - Teddies for Tragedies
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Teddies for Tragedies

Original Knitting Pattern

Supplies:

  • Double Knitting wool (worsted weight yarn; or light sports- weight yarn; if using thinner materials, like baby-yarn, use 2 or 3 strands)
  • Size of needles depends on the thickness of the wool (material) you are using. Here in Canada we use sizes 3-1/2 to 4 all the way to size 6 needles. But the finished Teddy Bear should be a maximum of 10 inches or 25 cm.
  • Main color - color for head and paws
  • Trouser color - your choice
  • Jumper color -your choice
  • Scarf color - your choice
  • Polyester fiberfill. Foam rubber must not be used as babies may chew it.

The whole project is your choice! You make your teddy as colorful or as plain as you like - there will only be one of a kind. Let your imagination take over and mix the colors to your heart's content and most of all: ENJOY!

Instructions:

1st leg:

  • Cast on 10 stitches with main color. Knit 10 rows (5 ribs).
  • Change to trouser color and knit 30 rows (15 ribs).
  • Put stitches on "holding" needle.

2nd leg:

  • Cast on 10 stitches with main color. Knit 10 rows (5 ribs).
  • Change to trouser color and knit 30 rows (15 ribs).

Trousers:

  • Take the stitches that was left on the holding needle and knit across all 20 stitches and work 16 rows (8 ribs).

Jumper:

  • Change to jumper color and knit 20 rows (10 ribs).

Head:

  • Change to main color for head and knit stocking stitch (knit one row and pearl one row) for approximately six inches or 16-18 rows.

Continue to knit remainder of Teddy in reverse order.

Jumper:

  • Change to jumper color and knit 20 rows (10 ribs).

Trousers:

  • Change to trousers color and knit 16 rows (8 ribs).

1st leg:

  • Knit 10 stitches and put the other 10 stitches on "holding" needle.
  • Knit 30 rows (15 ribs).
  • Change to main color and knit 10 rows (5 ribs).
  • Cast off.

2nd leg:

  • Take the 10 stitches that were left on the "holding" needle.
  • Knit 30 rows (15 ribs).
  • Change to main color and knit 10 rows (5 ribs).
  • Cast off.

Arms:

  • Stitch down the sides of the head with the appropriate color wool.
  • Pick up 8 stitches either side of the neck (16 stitches in all) and knit 20 rows (10 ribs).

Paws:

  • Change to main color and knit 10 rows (5 ribs). Cast off.
  • Cast off.

Scarf:

  • Cast on 75 stitches, knit 4 rows.
  • Cast off.
  • Tie scarf on Teddy and sew to back of the neck.

Sew up Teddy, leaving opening in the crotch. Stuff the bear with polyester fiberfill.

Draw a thread around the neck to form the head. Sew diagonal at the top of the head to make the corners for ears (do not stuff ears).

Please sew a happy Teddy face with embroidery thread or use the material you knitted with. Make sure that Teddy's "smile" is above the tied scarf.

Do not use any buttons, pins or other loose materials to make the faces.

Teddies also require little bags about 12 inches long, and wide enough to hold the teddy, with a drawstring at the top. Please use one cord at the top as it is better than a double loop. It should not be much longer than the opened bag, with the ends knotted together, but please no other knots. Please supply the bag if possible, the material and pattern for the bag is your choice.




The Crocheted Teddy Bear Pattern

Supplies:

  • Knitting worsted yarn - small amounts for: bear colour, colour for trousers, shirt and scarf.
  • Crochet hook size: 4.5 mm (or to get a tight tension)

Pattern:

  • Begin at foot - chain 10
  • Row 1 - sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across (9 sc), chain 1, turn.
  • Row 2 - sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.
  • Repeat row until there are 6 rows for foot.
  • At end of 6th row finish sc with trouser colour.
  • With trouser colour work 18 rows for leg of trousers. Fasten off.
  • Make 2nd leg the same way, but do not fasten off on 18th row, ch 1, turn.
  • Work across leg and work across the first leg, (18 sc) ch 1, turn.
  • Work a total of 8 rows for the top of trousers.
  • At the end of the 8th row finish sc with colour for shirt, ch 1, turn.
  • Make 10 rows for shirt, finish off at end of 10th row, with bear colour for head.
  • Work 26 rows for head. At the end of the 26th row, complete last sc with shirt colour.
  • Work 10 rows for shirt, finish off sc at end of 10th row with colour for trousers, ch 1, turn. Work 8 rows for top of trousers.
  • At end of row 8, ch 1, turn.
  • Work across 9 sc for leg, ch 1, turn.
  • Work on these 9 sts for a total of 18 rows.
  • At end of 18th row finish off sc with bear colour, ch 1 turn.
  • Work 6 rows for foot and fasten off.
  • Join trouser colour at top of leg and work as for 1st leg, on this side of the bear.
  • Sew up sides of head on wrong side and turn right side out.
  • Make 7 sc on each side of the head for sleeve in shirt colour (14 sc).
  • Work 12 rows for sleeve. At end of 12th row finish last sc with bear colour.
  • Work 6 rows for paw and fasten off.
  • Make sleeve on other side to match.

Turn bear to wrong side. Using matching yarn sew up bear, leaving opening in crotch. Turn right side out and stuff bear. Sew up crotch.

With bear colour, starting at back of head, run a thread around the base of the head and draw in some to make neck. Fasten off and run ends in.

Make scarf: ch 71. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. Make 3 more rows and fasten off. Sew in yarn ends.

Place scarf around neck and fasten with scarf colour at back of neck. Tie scarf in a half-knot at front.


Date Modified: March 12, 2009