Knitted, cuddly teddy bear

This sweet knitted, cuddly teddy bear is the perfect cuddle buddy for your child on winter nights.

Knitted, cuddly teddy bear

Finished size: 53cm

You will need

  • ELLE Ooh la la (200g ball) and SENSUAL (50g ball)
  • 2 balls Ooh lala (Shrew 250) A and 1 ball Sensual (Candlelight 262) B
  • Polyster stuffing
  • 1 pair glass eyes (15mm in diameter)
  • 1 pair black plastic nose (37mm x 28mm)
  • Pair 4mm and 7mm knitting needles

Tension

10sts and 14 rows – 10cm x 10cm over stocking stich using 7mm needles and Ooh lala

Abbreviations

Beg – begin(ning); c/on(off) – cast on (off); dec – decrease; inc(s) – increase(s); k – knit; N(s) – needle(s); p – purl; rem – remain(ing); R(W)S – right(wrong) side; st(s) – stich(es); sl – slip; st.st – stocking stitch; tog – together

Stitches used 

Stocking stitch: RS facing: knit. WS facing: purl.

Body

Using 7mm Ns and A, c/on 18 sts.
1st row: k
2nd row: inc in next 2 sts, p5, inc in next 4 sts, p5, inc in 2 sts – 26 sts
3rd row: inc in next st, k10, inc in next 4 sts, k10, inc in next stitch – 32 sts
4th row: inc in next st, p14, inc into next 2 sts, 014, inc in next stitch – 36 sts
5th row: k, inc 1 st at beg and end of row – 38 sts
6th row: p18, inc in next 2 sts, p18 – 40sts
7th row: k, inc 1 stat beg and end of row – 42 sts
8th row: p20, inc in next 2 sts, p20 – 44 sts
9th – 16th row: work in st.st.
17th row: dec 1 st (work 2tog), k18, k2tog twic, k18, dec 1 st – 40 sts.
18th row: p
19th row: k18, k2tog twice, k18 – 38 sts
20th and 21st row: work in st.st
22nd row: p17, p2tog twice, p16 – 34 sts
23rd row: k
24th row: p16, p2tog twice, p16 – 34 sts
25th row: k
26th row: p15, p2tog twice, p15 – 32 sts
27th row: k14, k2tog twice, k14 – 30 sts
28th row: p13, p2tog twice, p13 – 28 sts
29th and 30th row: work in st.st
31st row: k12, k2tog twice, k12 – 26 sts
32nd row: p
33rd row: inc in next st, k10, k2tog twice, k10, inc in next st – 26 sts
34th and 35th row: work in st.st
36th row: p11, p2tog twice, p11 – 24 sts
37th row: k, dec 1 st at beg and end – 22 sts
38th row: p2tog, p7, p2tog twice, p7, p2tog – 18 sts
39th row: k2tog 9 times – 9 sts
C/off all sts

Head

Using 7mm Ns and A, c/on 29 sts
1st row: k
2nd row: p, inc 1 st at beg and end of row – 31 sts
3rd and 4th row: c/on 8 sts at beg and end of each row – 47 sts
5th row: k18, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st k18 – 49 sts
6th row: p
7th row: k, inc 1 st at beg and end of row – 51 sts
8th to 11th row: work in st.st
12th row: p 20, inc in next st, p9, inc into next st, p20 – 53 sts
13th row: k
14th and 15th row: c/off 4 sts at beg of each row – 45 sts
16th and 17th row: c/off 6 sts at beg of each row – 33 sts
18th row: p2tog, p10, inc in next st,p7, inc in next st, p10, p2tog – 33 sts
19th row: k
20th row: p9, p2tog, p11, p2tog, p9 – 31 sts
21st row: k2tog, k6, k2tog, k11, k2tog, k6, k2tog – 27 sts
22nd row: p, dec 1 st at beg and end of row – 25 sts
23rd row: k2tog, k1, k2tog twice, k11, k2tog twice, k1, k2tog –19 sts
24th row: c/off 4 sts at beg of row, inc in next st, then p to end –16 sts
25th row: c/off 4 sts at beg of row, inc in next st, then k to end –13 sts
26th to 32nd row: work in st.st
33rd row: k, dec 1 st at beg and end of row – 11 sts
34th and 35th row: work in st.st
36th row: p, dec 1 st at beg and end of row – 9sts
37th and 38th row: work in st.st
39th row: k, dec 1 st at beg and end of row – 7 sts
40th to 52nd row: work in st.st
53rd row: k, dec 1 st at beg and end of row – 5sts
54th row: p
C/off all sts

Arms (make two)

Using 7mm Ns and A, c/on 4 sts
1st row: k
2nd row: p, inc in every foll st – 8sts
3rd row: k, inc in next st, k2, inc in next 2 sts, k2, inc in next st – 12 sts
4th row: p, inc 1 st at beg and end of row – 14 sts
5th row: inc in next st, k5, inc in next 2 sts, k5, inc in next st – 18 sts
6th row: p, inc 1 st at beg and end of row – 20 sts
7th row: k8, k2tog twice, k8 – 18 sts
8th row: inc in next st, p6, p2tog twice, p6, inc in next st – 18 sts
9th row: k7, k2tog twice, k7 – 16 sts
10th row: p6, p2tog twice, p6 – 14 sts
11th row: inc in next st, k4, k2tog twice, k4, inc in next st – 14 sts
12th row: p5, p2tog twice, p5 – 12 sts
13th to 17th row: work in st.st
18th row: p, inc 1 st at beg and end of row – 14 sts
19th – 34th row: work in st.st
35th row: k2tog, k1, k2tog twice, k1, k2tog – 6 sts
36th row: p
37th row: k2tog, k1, k2tog twice, k1, k2tog – 6 sts
38th row: p2tog 3 times – 3 sts
C/off all sts

Legs (make two)

Using 7mm Ns and A, c/on 30 sts
1st to 8th row: work in st.st
9th row: k13, k2tog twice, k13 – 28 sts
10th row: p6, p2tog 8 times, p6 – 20 sts
11th row: k2, k2tog 8 times, k2 – 12 sts
12th and 13th row: work in st.st
14th row: p5, inc in next 2 sts, p5 – 14 sts
13th to 17th row: work in st.st
18th row: p6, inc in next 2 sts, p6 – 16 sts
19th to 21st row: work in st.st
22nd row: p7, inc in next 2 sts, p7 – 18 sts
23rd to 28th row: work in st.st
29th row: k7, k2tog twice, k7 – 16 sts
30th to 32nd row: work in st.st
33rd row: k2tog, k4, k2tog twice, k4, k2tog – 12 sts
34th row: p2tog, p2, p2tog twice, p2, p2tog – 8 sts
35th row: k2tog 4 times – 4 sts
C/off all sts

Soles (make two)

Beg at toe.
Using 4mm Ns and B, c/on 8 sts
1st row: k
2nd row: inc into every st – 16 sts
3rd and 4th row: work in st.st
5th row: k, inc 1 st at beg and end of row – 18 sts
6th to 33rd row: work in st.st
34th row: p, dec 1 st (work 2tog) at beg and end of row – 16 sts
35th to 38th row: work in st.st
39th row: k, dec 1 st at beg and end of row – 14 sts
40th row: p
41st row: k, dec 1 st at beg and end of row – 12 sts
42nd row: p2tog to end – 6 sts
43rd row: k2tog to end – 3 sts
44th row: p3tog. Fasten off.

Ears (make four)

Using 7mm Ns and A, c/on 11 sts
1st to 3rd row: work in st.st
4th to 6th row: dec 1 st at beg and end of row – 5sts
7th row: k2tog, k1, k2tog – 3 sts
8th row: p3tog, fasten off.

To make up

Note: Join all seams using back stitch.
Body: RS tog, join back seam, leaving an opening for stuffing.Stuff firmly and close opening.
Head: RS tog, join seam sides of head gusset, then muzzle seam and bottom edge of muzzle, leaving neck (cast on edge) open. Attach nose and eyes. Stuff head and nose firmly. Using a new thread, gather around neck (cast on edge) of head and pull in tightly. Fasten off. Pin head to body lining up nose seam and front centre seam of body. Sew head firmly to body by pressing head down onto body while sewing all around making sure that head remains straight on the body. The firmer you press the head onto the body and sew, the more stable the head will be.
Ears: RS tog, join curved edge leaving cast on edge open. Turn right side out and sew closed using ladder stitch. Pin ears onto head in desired position. Sew firmly to head ensuring neat edges.
Legs: RS tog, fold in half and join seam leaving an opening for stuffing. Sew sole (RS tog) into position at base of foot (remember cast on edge for toe). Turn right side out and stuff legs and feet firmly. Close opening. Pin legs onto body into desired position ensuring that they are of equal distance on either side of body. Sew legs firmly to body taking care to sew a fairly large section to body to ensure firm posture.
Arms: RS tog, fold in half and join seams leaving an opening for stuffing. Stuff arms firmly and close pening. Pin arms to body as close to the head as possible ensuring that they are of equal distance on either side of the body. Sew firmly to body (arms will drop slightly away from head when complete). Embroider mouth.

Scarf

Using 4mm Ns and B, c/on 6 sts and work 50cm st.st, ending with a WS row, c/off all sts.

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