Huggable Bear

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Huggable Bear Pattern


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Knitting: Huggable Bear
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details







Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast on/off

Pattern Description:

I've tried lots of commercial patterns and kits to find just the right bear for me. I found them either to basic or too complicated to follow and couldn't get the right look I wanted to create. So thought it best to try and design my own.

This is the easiest bear pattern you will ever knit. It has taken me 2 years to perfect, have friends test knit and now at last I've got it right.

It can be knitted in any double knit yarn, from eyelash, feather, chenille, suede or just plain double knit, its very versatile.

Also available as free downloads are a detailed photographed making up instructions and its own hooded jacket. Don't forget to pick up your free downloads before you exit the site.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sitting position bear measure 23cm - 9 inches


  • 125 grams eyelash/feather yarn. size 3.25mm needles,
  • 225 - 250 yards (206 - 229 m)

You Will Also Need:

  • pair of 13mm safety eyes, small piece of felt, toy filler/stuffing

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 34 reviews)
Shewolf123 on

Excellent This is so Great>>>> Thank you  September 10, 2013

My boyfriend collects bears so I made this little guy for his birthday. I am sure he is going to love it. The pattern is so easy to follow and the results are truly a work of art. Thank you.

kangafrog on

Excellent Another cute bear.  June 11, 2013

Each one turns out different but they all look great.

kangafrog on

Excellent A great pattern.  May 29, 2013

This is an easy pattern to follow and produces a great looking bear whatever yarn you use.

kangafrog on

Excellent Huggable Bear number two. Pretty pink girl.  April 19, 2013

The second bear was much faster to knit due to my familiarity with the pattern the second time around and the fact that I found this yarn much easier to use. She (for obviously she IS a SHE) turned out smaller because I decided to use smaller needles to close up the holes in the knitting so that the stuffing would not escape.

kangafrog on

Excellent My first knitted bear. He likes to climb.  April 19, 2013

This is a very easy pattern to follow and I enjoyed making it up. There is a lot of increasing and decreasing, but if you can do that, you will not find the project difficult. This bear is for my friend's new baby. The bear turned out quite big, so he will probably sit in the nursery until his owner can go climbing with him.

MissEmmaJ on

Excellent Loved it  January 29, 2013

I was so happy with how this little bear turned out. It's for a friend's baby, due in the summer, so I wanted to make something other than a sweater. He looks way more professional than I expected, and has such a cute little face!

Miss Cara on

Excellent Memories for a lifetime  December 19, 2012

In a fast-paced information packed era, holding onto tradition by making traditional toys to hug and love seems to be the ideal gift for me to give to children I love. I hope they are given a tiny inkling of the joy of receiving a very special handmade item specifically made for them, and I hope I can help instill the memory of the true meaning of Christmas in their little hearts for years to come. I felt like Santa or one of his elves as I was whipping these bears up and imagining how excited ...

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Likelylass on

Excellent Love this pattern!  December 3, 2012

This is my second bear and certainly not my last. The pattern is so easy and enjoyable. Can't say enough good things about it.

Likelylass on

Excellent So easy and so rewarding!  November 28, 2012

First time knitting a bear and I loved it! The pattern was very easy to follow--even the "putting together" instructions, which I thought I might struggle with. Loved seeing him come together!

Bear addict on

Excellent Easy pattern, fantastic results  November 11, 2012

This was the first knitted project i have made after 32 years of non knitting. The pattern is super easy to follow and the result is just fantastic!!

Alyson Clark on

Excellent Huggable Bear  November 6, 2012

This pattern is very well written and easy to follow .The designer is a always available to help should you have any problems .

Ji11ybean on

Excellent Great teddy!  November 1, 2012

This pattern was easy to follow and quick to make.

Alyson Clark on

Excellent Huggable Bear Pattern  August 29, 2012

Fantastic pattern !

Alyson Clark on

Excellent Huggable BearPpattern  August 26, 2012

Brilliant pattern as are all Gypsycreams patterns

christinacrafts on

Excellent great pattern!  August 14, 2012

Well written pattern - but I also liked how the designer encouraged you to make it your own!

EFerg on

Excellent Wonderful pattern  August 9, 2012

The best pattern for knitted bears out there. I highly recommend it.

EFerg on

Excellent What a great pattern  July 5, 2012

I love this pattern.

EFerg on

Excellent Great bear pattern  June 25, 2012

I love this pattern.

Alyson Clark on

Excellent Huggable Bear Pattern  June 16, 2012

Fabulous Pattern ,Well written and easy to follow .

EFerg on

Excellent Marvelous pattern  June 15, 2012

You won't be disappointed if you try this pattern.

EFerg on

Excellent Great pattern  June 11, 2012

Another bear made from Gypsycream's Huggable Bear pattern.

hennie_uk on

Excellent Huggable bear  June 10, 2012

A great pattern well written. Have made the miniature bear too,
Great designer

nana-knitter on

Excellent Hug a Bear Known now as "Blossom"  June 9, 2012

This pattern was a absolute pleasure to make, it was so much fun watching it come to life. There really does need to be a warning attached with this pattern that states "Caution...Pattern can be addicting" There is a sibling on its way..

EFerg on

Excellent Great pattern for knitted bears  June 8, 2012

A wonderful pattern for knitted bears.

EFerg on

Excellent Wonderful pattern  June 8, 2012

Gypsycream's bear patterns are so easy to follow and the results are great.

EFerg on

Excellent Great pattern  June 3, 2012

A wonderful knitted bear pattern.

pipers on

Excellent Me and my teddy bears  May 30, 2012

- got no worries got no cares. so the song goes :)
These are the friendliest bears ever - so easy to knit, each one has its own personality and best of all - everyone loves them

saftshe55212 on

Excellent My Huggable Bear  May 20, 2012

Love this pattern, worked up so quick and easy! Each bear takes on it's own shape and personality!

Gloria McMullen on

Excellent Awesome Huggable Bear  May 19, 2012

This was my first bear, and I loved making him. Gypsycream's instructions were very well written and easy to follow. The pieces knit up fast on straight needles, and you just sew them up and stuff each piece, then put it together.

nightflutter on

Excellent Super Fantastic!! Highly Recommended!!  May 10, 2012

I am a new knitter, having only picked up my needles in Feb 2012. The pattern is super easy to read and follow. If you need help putting the bear together, there is a PDF to follow with photos! I highly recommend!!

KareO on

Excellent My huggable bear  May 7, 2012

I love this pattern! Gypsycream has a hit on her hands. This makes a cuddly classic style teddy bear. It is so easy to do, just follow her easy instructions and before you know it, you'll be in bear heaven!

Alyson Clark on

Excellent Fool Proof Pattern  April 25, 2012

This pattern is so easy to follow ,with very detailed instructions . The designers assembling instructions are a must , and make it so easy to create your bear .
Beware you may become addicted to making bears after buying this pattern .

EFerg on

Excellent What a marvelous pattern  April 9, 2012

An absolutely marvelous pattern from Gypsycream. Great instructions and great results.

Mary Geehan on

Excellent Huggable Bear  March 23, 2012

Great pattern, with good easy to follow instructions.

About Designer

About Designer

Gypsycream on
Huggable Bears
by Gypsycream
Leicestershire, England
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I learnt the art of knitting when I was about 5 years old. Even at that age I was never happy to follow a pattern, always wanting to try something different.

After a shoulder injury I found I couldn't knit anything heavy and out of sheer boredom I found myself knitting a bear. I didn't like the finished bear and thought I could do better myself so after a lot of frustrating frogging Huggable ...

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