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Dennis Port, Cape Cod

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Teddy Bear Sweatshirt Jacket

from Dawn Brocco
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Teddy Bear Sweatshirt Jacket
Teddy Bear Sweatshirt Jacket
Teddy Bear Sweatshirt Jacket

Pattern Description:

When I began the Sweatshirt Jacket for Kids, it struck me that a matching teddy bear pattern would be most appropriate, especially for younger children's bears!

So, I began a jacket with the one largish bear I had - a Gund(tm) bear that has been well-loved for 21 years. This bear is rather rotund with a very large head, and short arms and legs.

In my subsequent search for typical bear sizes, I discovered there really aren't any! Teddy bears come in all sizes and shapes - much like people, but generally, they are not proportioned like people. So I chose 3 bear lengths and designed a jacket to fit all 3, in an effort to cover a wider range of the teddy bear sizes a child might own.

The jacket has most of the design details of the full-sized Sweatshirt Jackets, with a few small changes to accommodate the unique sizing of a teddy bear. In this way, a knitter, new to sweater making, gets much of the "exercise" of making a jacket, while using much less yarn and taking much less time!

I hope you'll enjoy knitting these jackets, as much as I have!


1. 16 sts and 22 rows = 4" (10 cm) in st st using size 9 ndls (or size to give gauge).
2. 16 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Close Stitch patt, using size 9 ndls (or size to give gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 3 sizes to fit 11" / 14" / 18" tall bears
  • Finished Chest Dimensions: 13.5 / 15.5 / 25.5"


  • Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky, 85% wool/15% mohair, 125 yds/4 oz pull skeins, 1 / 1 / 2 skeins C1 (lighter color) and 1 / 1 / 2 skeins C2 (darker color), OR a single color of your choice. If making a one-color jacket, you'll need 3.5 / 4.5 / 10 ozs.or 1 / 2 / 3 skeins
  • 16" US size 9 (5.5 mm) circular needles (ckns)
  • US size 9 double pointed needles (dpns)
  • US size H (5 mm) crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch holders
  • Tapestry needle
  • 3 / 3 / 4 sets, size 2 / 2 / 3 hooks and eyes
  • Sewing needle and matching thread