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"Teddy Bear knitting toys"

These free knitted toy patterns are for cute little teddy bears. They are all soft to the touch and so easy to make in velvety cotton chenille, this delightful teddy bear will take you only a couple of evenings to knit. The perfect gift for a child and perfect for charity.





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KNITTING NOTES

Soft to the touch and so easy to make in velvety cotton chenille, our three delightful teddy bears will take you only a couple of evenings to knit.

SIZES: Height approx 41 (47) cm

MATERIALS

2 (3) x 50g balls Wendy Elite Options (100% cotton) in Autumn Rust, Amber or Vanilla
Oddment of Double Knitting in Black for features
 4mm knitting needles
Polyester toy filling
Pair of safety teddy bear eyes
30 cm ribbon

TENSION: 16 sts to 10 cm over g st on 4 mm needles
ABBREVIATIONS beg = begin(ning) dec = decrease(ing) foil = follow(ing) g st = garter stitch (every row k) inc = increase(ing) K = knit rep = repeat st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together

NOTE  Work throughout in g st

Teddy bear knitted toy patterns

BODY AND HEAD:

Make 2 pieces alike * Cast on 5 (7) sts for 1st side of base of body. K 18 rows without shaping. Inc one st at beg of next row and at end of foil row. Rep last 2 rows twice more. 11 (13) sts *.

Break yarn and leave these sts on a spare needle. Rep from * to * once for 2nd side.
 K across sts on spare needle. 22 (26) sts. K 2 rows. Inc one st at each end of next row. K 1 row. Rep last 2 rows once more. 26 (30) sts. K 12 (20) rows.

Next row K 11 (13) and leave these sts on a safety pin, cast off next 4 sts for armhole, K to end. 11 (13) sts. K 1 row. Dec one st at beg of next row. K 3 rows. Rep last 4 rows once more. 9 (11) sts. K 4 rows without shaping. Inc one st at beg of next row. K 1 row. Rep last 2 rows twice more. 12 (14) sts. Leave these sts on a spare needle.

Next row Rejoin yarn to armhole edge of 11 (13) sts on safety pin, K to end. Dec one st at armhole edge on next row. K 3 rows without shaping. Rep last 4 rows once more. 9 (11) sts. K 4 rows. Inc one st at end of next row. K 1 row. Rep last 2 rows twice more. 12 (14) sts.

Next row K 2 tog, K10 (12), K across sts on spare needle to last 2 sts, K 2 tog. 22 (26) sts. K I row. Dec one st at each end of next row. 20 (24) sts. K 1 row. Dec one st at each end and one st at centre of next row. 17 (21) sts. K 1 row. Rep last 2 rows once more. 14 (18) sts. K 2 rows. Inc one st at each end and one st at centre of next row. 17 (21) sts. Rep last row once more. 20 (24) sts. Inc one st at beg of next row for nose. K 1 row. Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 24 (28) sts. K 10 rows without shaping. Dec one st at each end of next row. K 1 row. Rep last 2 rows 4 times more. 14 (18)sts. Dec one st at each end of next 4 rows. Cast off rem 6 (10) sts loosely.

HEAD GUSSET

Cast on 3 sts. K 2 rows. Inc one st at each end of next row. K 3 rows. Rep last 4 rows 3 times more. 11 sts. K 22 rows. Dec one st at each end of next row. K 5 rows. Rep last 6 rows twice more. 5 sts. K 12 rows. Dec one st at each end of next row. 3 sts. K 1 row. Cast off.

Make 2 alike Cast on 16 (22) sts. K 8 rows.

Next row [K2 tog] twice, K to last 4 sts, [K2 tog] twice. 12 (18) sts. K 11 row. Rep last 2 rows once more. 8 (14) sts. K 2 rows. Inc one st at each end and one st at centre of next row. 11 (17) sts. K 1 row. Rep last 2 rows 6 times more. 29 (35) sts. K 10 (16) rows.

Next row K 5 and leave them on a safety pin, cast off next 3 sts, K to end. 21 (27) sts. Dec one st at end of next row. 20 (26) sts. K 3 rows. Dec one st at each end of next row. 18 (24) sts.  K 1 row. Rep last 2 rows 5 times more. 8 (14) sts. Dec one st at each end of next 2 rows.
Cast off rem 4 (10) sts. Rejoin yarn to inner end of 5 sts on safety pin. K 2 rows. Dec one st at each end of next row. 3 sts. K 1 row. Cast off.

ARMS: Make 2 alike

Cast on 15 sts. K 2 rows. Inc one st at the beginning and end and one st at the centre of the next row. 18 sts. K 5 (7) rows. Dec one st at each end of next row. 16 sts. K 3 rows. Inc one st at each end of next row. K 3 rows with-out shaping. Rep last 4 rows twice more. 22 sts. Inc one st at each end of next row. K 1 row. Rep last 2 rows twice more. 28 sts. K 2 rows.

Next row K 5 and leave these 5 sts on a safety pin, cast off next 3 sts, K to end. 20 sts. Dec one st at end of next row. K 3 rows without shaping. Rep last 4 rows once. 18 sts. Dec one st at each end of next row. K 1 row. Rep last 2 rows twice more. 12 sts. Dec one st at each end of next 2 rows. Cast off rem 8 sts. Rejoin yarn to armhole edge of 5 sts on safety pin. K 2 rows. Dec one st at each end of next row. 3 sts. K 1 row. Cast off loosely.

EARS:  Make 2 alike

Cast on 6 sts. K 1 row. Inc one st at each end of next row. K 1 row. Rep last 2 rows once (twice) more. 10 (12) sts. K6 (10) rows. Dec one st in centre of next 4 rows. Cast off rem 6 (8) sts.

TO MAKE UP

Join the 2 body and head pieces tog. Leave a small opening and fill with fiberfill. Stitch close.

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