Simple Teddy Bear

 

Attributed to Patricia Smith

 

This pattern may not be sold – teddies made from it, for charitable purposes only, please.

 

Use any yarn and choose appropriate needles.

 

Teddy can be knitted all in one colour, or change colours to give him a jumper and/or trousers  (pants).

 

The whole bear is knitted in one piece and folded in half and sewn up. It is knitted in garter stitch.

 

Legs:  Cast on 8 stitches knit 16 rows (garter stitch).

 

Break off yarn and make another leg.

 

Body:  knit across both legs (16 sts) and knit 15 more rows.

 

Arms: Cast on and knit 8 stitches at the beinnning of the next 2 rows.

 

Knit 6 more rows.

 

Cast off 8 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows.

 

Head: knit 38 rows.

 

 

Arms: Cast on and knit 8 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows.

 

 

 

 

Knit 6 more rows.

 

Cast off 8 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows.

 

Body: knit 16 rows

 

Legs: knit 8 stitches( put the other 8 on a safety pin) turn and knit another 15 rows, cast off.

 

Second leg: pick up the remaining 8 stitches and knit 16 rows for the second leg. Cast off.

 

Make up teddy and stuff with approved toy stuffing.

 

Sew on a smiley face.

Stitch across the corners of the head to make the ears.

 

( I drew up a schematic to mark off the changes for the colours of the pants and jumper.  I also stitched half the sleeve and added 3 rows of white to make the hands (paws). )

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oh aren't both of them the cutest things? A few scraps of leftover wool and something precious results for a child to cuddle. Awwwwww.... :)
My group has been using this wonderful pattern for some time now!

Last year we send 50 bears in time for Christmas to sick children in the former USSR who are still suffering the nuclear fall-out from the Chernobyl explosion over 20 years ago. (Care of the Chernobyl-Affected Children Charity based in Leicester, UK. They have a website if anybody is curious.)

Then earlier this year 20 bears were taken by a friend to an orphanage/school in Limuru, Kenya. The lady wrote back to say that these children had never had cuddly toys before and had to be shown how to play with them!

Rob :-)
Does anyone have the pattern for the little doll next to the teddy. They are both so cute.

Thank you.
Hi Jane,

I'm sure that the little doll on the right is from www.jeangreenhowe.com and is in her free patterns - this one is called Rainbow babies.

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