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Classic Teddy Bear

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Classic Teddy Bear
Classic Teddy Bear
Classic Teddy Bear
Classic Teddy Bear
Classic Teddy Bear
Classic Teddy Bear

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Single crochet stitch
  • Half double crochet stitch
  • Increasing and decreasing

Pattern Description:

Includes one PDF file on 13 pages with all the instructions needed to make your own teddy bear.

Pattern is written in English, using US crochet terminology. I included detailed instructions, many step-by-step photos and useful tips and tricks.

In this tutorial I will explain starting a piece with an adjustable loop (magic ring), starting an oval piece with a chain, finishing a piece, joining pieces, using doll joints, knotting and hiding yarn tails. Pattern includes unlimited support from me via email.

For a little preview, take a look at the first three pages - http://engsidrun.spire.ee/blogs/media/blogs/a/patterns/EN-041.04_preview.pdf

Gauge:

You can use the same pattern to make smaller or larger toys by using finer or bulkier yarns. Make sure to pick a crochet hook at least a size smaller than suggested on the yarn label and crochet tightly enough to achieve a tight gauge that will not allow the stuffing to show through the fabric.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 23 cm (9"), with DK weight cotton-linen blend and a 2,25 mm crochet hook.

Materials:

  • Yarn. I used DK weight cotton and linen blend, 112 m = 50 g (122 yd = 50 g) / 8 ply / 11 wpi. You will need about 95 g or 212 m (235 yd) of yarn.
  • 2,25 - 2,75 mm crochet hook (US size 1/B - 2/C) or according to the yarn.
  • Polyester fiberfill, wool, wadding for stuffing.
  • 9 mm (1/2") safety eyes and 15 mm triangular safety nose or buttons, beads, felt etc.
  • Two sets of 20 mm and two sets of 15 mm plastic doll joints or safety eyes and plastic washers or buttons and strong thread.
  • Embroidery floss.
  • Ribbon and matching thread.
  • Yarn needle, sewing needle, scissors, stitch marker.
  • Air drying water soluble fabric paint, brushes, paper towel and water.

Suggested yarn:

230 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Katia
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$5.50

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All my toys are fairly easy to make and patterns written with beginner crocheters in mind - I always include many step-by-step photos, detailed instructions and useful tips and tricks.

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