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Teddy Bear

from Claire Fairall Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • k=knit p=purl
  • kfb = increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and then back of the same stitch
  • k2tog= knit the next 2 stitches together
  • stst = p 1 row , k 1 row. Makes 2 rows
  • t = turn work and knit or purl as directed back along the part row.

Pattern Description:

This original teddy design is knitted in pure, hand wash wool and then transformed by a ride in a washing machine into soft strong felt.
His arms and legs are jointed so he can sit, stand or cuddle and his traditional button eyes twinkle above his embroidered nose and mouth.

My clear and detailed pattern and 8 pages of fully illustrated instructions guide you step by step, through knitting, sewing up, felting, assembling and creating the face of your teddy.

I guide you every step of the way so you can easily create your own felted snuggly teddy bear.

Alternative yarns include:-
Lana Grossa Feltro,
Schoeller Und Stahl Filzi, or
Lion Brand Cascade220
(Two strands knitted together)

SUITABLE FOR- Intermediate knitters. If you can do stocking stitch and follow a pattern I explain the rest as you go along

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Felted size approx 30cm /12" tall


  • Knitting needles 8mm (UK 0 /US 11)
  • 3 x 50gm (50m) balls of felting wool
  • Rico Creative Filz,

You Will Also Need:

  • approx. 100g soft toy stuffing
  • 2 x 17mm buttons
  • 4 x 20mm buttons
  • Embroidery thread

Suggested yarn:

150 meters of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rico Creative Filz