The Teddy Bear That Saved Me

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The Teddy Bear That Saved Me Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Use double pointed needles to knit in the round,

Pattern Description:

There's been a lot of interest in this little teddy bear, the story of how he was born, and what knitting this bear has done to get me out of homelessness, how he kept me fed and how gave me hope and saved my life. Many people were anxious to have the pattern. So! In honor of my 1 year anniversary of selling this little teddy bear, here's the pattern!


No gauge required

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • measures 12" tall


  • 4 size 5 double pointed needles
  • 1 skein Lionbrand Fisherman's Wool
  • polyphil
  • 3 yards black wool for embroidering the face

About Designer

About Designer

Gregory Patrick on

So, I look more suited for Nascar. A simple and scruffy guy in boots and ballcap who happens to be a great knitter. A year ago I suffered homelessness and was sent a live in the woods, 20 miles from the nearest town. With no car, no money, and beginning to lose hope, I started knitting teddy bears to sell so that I could feed myself. My teddy bears have opened up doors for me I never knew ...

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