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My Pattern Store on Craftsy is all about my mom. She had a passion for knitting that spanned decades. Her designing was born of necessity, as she was widowed at 30 with two small boys and a newborn ...

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Christmas Bear - Knit & Felted Toy

from The Knitting Needle
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Christmas Bear - Knit & Felted Toy
Christmas Bear - Knit & Felted Toy
Christmas Bear - Knit & Felted Toy
Christmas Bear - Knit & Felted Toy
Christmas Bear - Knit & Felted Toy
Christmas Bear - Knit & Felted Toy

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • To make this fuzzy friend, you should have a good basic knitting skill set, you need to know how to knit/purl, increase/decrease, knit in the round using double pointed needles, and how to work short rows. You must be able to work from a written pattern.

Pattern Description:

Two things that never go out of style, Christmas & Teddy Bears; and my mom couldn't resist either one of them.
To help celebrate the Holiday Season . . . I have a special gift for you!

I've bundled together my mom's popular "Bare Bear" pattern with a free "Santa Suit Pattern" from her "Sweaters of the Month Collection". Start knitting now . . . the holidays will be here before you know it, and the Santa Suit is free only through November

Happy Knitting,

Designed by Mary Martin - The Knitting Needle


Bear - no gauge required
Santa Suit - 20 stitches x 28 rows = 4" square

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Felted Size - Approximatly 14" Tall.


  • Yarn: (bear) Two 100 gr balls of Lopi yarn (or an equivalent) in color of your choice.
  • Needles: (bear) #10.5 straight and double pointed (dp).
  • Knitting Notions: (bear) #10.5 straight and double pointed (dp) knitting needles, small & large stitch holders, and plastic markers.
  • Other: (bear) 15mm shanked animal eyes, polyester fiber fill, tapestry needle.
  • Yarn: (Santa outfit) worsted weight yarn, 1 skein red & a small amount of black. Small amount of white mohair, angora, or fuzzy yarn that will give a worsted guage.
  • Needles: (Santa outfit) #5 and #8 needles in both straigh and double point (dp), or size to give appropriate gauge.
  • Other: (Santa outfit) five 1/2" buttons (3 red & 2 white), stitch holders, plastic markers, tapestry needle.