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Gypsycream on craftsy.com
Leicestershire, England

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 ...

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Need a Hug Bear

from Huggable Bears
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Need a Hug Bear
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Need a Hug Bear

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, increase and decrease.
  • Cast on/off

Pattern Description:

I wanted to design an ugly bear, but didn't quite manage it and this soft, cuddly bear was created. These bears really do seem to create themselves with little input from me.

He's a fat bear, who looks like he needs a good hug and wants to give you a good hug back. He has big feet and big paws, looks like he needs to grow into them.

He sits at 10 inches/26 cms.

Also available as a free download are detailed photographed making up instructions and it own cricket sweater. Don't forget to pick up your free downloads before you exit the site.

Please note this listing is for an instant downloadable knitting pattern, not a physical item.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • In sitting position 10 inches


  • 3 x 50grams eyelash.
  • 25 grams double knit
  • 3.50mm straight single pointed knitting needles

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 pair 13mm toy safety eyes
  • 20/25mm safety nose (optional)
  • Small piece of black/brown felt
  • Toy stuffing/filler
  • Black/brown embroidery thread
  • Yarn sewing needle for assembly