After knitting my big teddy pattern, I had in mind that it might be fun to knit some much smaller teddy bears, using the same techniques. So while all the ideas were still in my head, it seemed like a good idea to crack on with a small teddy pattern.
These teddy bears are a much quicker knit, only taking 30g of double knit wool. The finished bears are 22cm or 8.5 inches tall when standing. I have used the same methods - knitting all pieces flat, with some short rows to get curves. I have also used toy makers joints (which are easily available), but if you didn't want to do this you could just sew on the head and limbs.
|Teddy Family Portrait|
|I turned away and when I looked back the teddies were doing this ....|
|... and then this|
|and finally this ...|
What are they like?
With the joints your teddy can have all sorts of fun. I did consider making them little sweat bands, or even P.E. or ballet outfits.
|Teddy bears out by the strawberry patch.|
The pattern is available in all the usual places, ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy, and Loveknitting. I have put a new link to my Loveknitting Shop in the sidebar.