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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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Polar Bear in two sizes

from Huggable Bears
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Polar Bear in two sizes
Polar Bear in two sizes
Polar Bear in two sizes
Polar Bear in two sizes
Polar Bear in two sizes
Polar Bear in two sizes

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Cast on/off
  • Decrease by purling 2 together
  • Increase by knitting into the same stitch twice
  • Sewing up

Pattern Description:

A friend asked me to design a polar bear. I asked her if any bear knitted in white couldn't be called a polar bear? She laughed and said do some research. So I did and saw that polar bears were different. They have large feet, small ears and nicely shaped muzzles. So I designed a polar bear!!

This pattern includes 2 sizes, the large one sits at 12 inches/30cms and stands at 18 inches/46cms. The small one sits at 9 inches/23cms and stands at 14 inches/35cms.

Designed to be knitted as flat using 2 straight knitting needles, the body and legs are knitted as one piece.

This file also contains a step by step making up guide to help you assemble you bear, its full of photos and tips. It may be a good idea to print just the knitting directions and save the guide to refer to as and when you need it.

Please note this is an instant download, once payment is made you will be sent a pdf attachment. This listing is not for the completed item.



Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • LARGE POLAR BEAR - stands at 18 inches/46cms - sits at 12 inches/30cms
  • SMALL POLAR BEAR - stands at 14 inches/35cms - sits at 9 inches/23cms


  • 200-grams/300-meters/328 yards eyelash yarn (A)
  • 25 grams/35 meters/40 yards Worsted/Aran for paw pads, muzzle etc. (B)
  • 3.5mm/4US Straight knitting needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Toy stuffing
  • 16mm safety eyes

Suggested yarn:

328 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Ice Yarn Eyelash