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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Little Teddy Bear


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.



16 comments:

  1. Lovely !!! In all color !
    Have a nice weekend !
    Anna

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  2. They are so cute. I hope they get a chance to have a picnic. They look like they'd really enjoy it.

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  3. These are so darn cute I can hardly stand it! Adorable little creations. :)

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  4. I am a big fan of teddy bears! I have a collection of plush bears, but I like yours better. Thanks for sharing. Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  5. They are so cute and very cheeky too, I'm sure lots of people will want to knit them.

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  6. These are GREAT! :-D
    The White one keeps reminding me of that Snow Monster from STAR WARS... Or, an unmasked stormtrooper! [I'm sure you could always tweak the "pattern" slightly] - whatever. *LOVE* THEM!!
    :-D

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  7. They are really cute! thank you for sharing with the stash link party. :) x

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  8. Oh these are wonderful and how clever you were to catch them playing and take photos ;D - Chris

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  9. What adorable little teddy bears!

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  10. these are so adorable! #Therealcraftylinkparty

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  11. Your teddies are so cute and made me laugh the antics they got up to when your back was turned.

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  12. Ahhhh they are adorable. I hope they didn't get up to too much trouble! xx

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  13. I'm so glad the bears are back! Thank you for sharing them at The Really Crafty Link Party this week! Pinned!

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  14. I love your bears. They made me go all nostalgic because they look like the bears of long ago. I think it is the expressions. Serious but happy and playful.

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