Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Basic Teddy Bear Pattern

I'm so amazed by the response this little bear has gotten. Thanks so much for your support. I love seeing and hearing about your little bears ^^

I thought I would do everyone a favor and update this pattern to make it easier for you to count stitches and attach each part of the bear together. Don't worry! There aren't any major changes. The head is just now closed, and I've given a few minor directions for where to attach everything. Hope this helps you all! 

Basic Teddy Bear

Hook size: E
Recommended Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver SOFT
Note: This will give you a bear that is about 5-6 inches tall. You can increase your hook size to G and use regular red heart super saver solids to give you a bear that will be maybe 7-9 inches tall.
Small bits of black felt for the nose
4.5 mm Safety eyes or in a size of your preference
Hot glue gun

sc= single crochet
inc= increase ( 2 single crochets in 1 stitch)
dec= decrease ( single crochet 2 stiches together
BLO= back loops only

Unless otherwise stated, repeat the instructions until the end of the round.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc (12)
Rnd 3: BLO sc around (12)
Rnd 4: sc around (12)
F/O Leaving tail.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd2: inc (12)
Rnd 3: 1 sc, inc (18)
Rnd 4: inc, 2 sc (24)
Rnd 5: 3 sc, inc (30)
Rnd 6: inc, 4 sc (36)
Rnd 7-10: sc around (36) 
Rnd 11: dec, 4 sc (30)
Rnd 12: 3 sc, dec (24)
Rnd 13: dec, 2 sc (18) After this round sew muzzle to the head and add the safety eyes. The highest point of the muzzle should be between rounds 9 and 10. Make sure to lightly stuff the muzzle before finishing sewing on. Start stuffing the head here, and continue until the end of the pattern.
Rnd 14: sc, dec (12)
Rnd 15: dec (6)
F/O weave in ends.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc (12)
Rnd 3: 1 sc, inc (18)
Rnd 4: 2 sc, inc (24)
Rnd 5: inc, 3 sc (30)
Rnd 6: 4 sc, inc (36)
Rnd 7-9: sc around (36)
Rnd 10: 4 sc, dec (30) start stuffing here.
Rnd 11: sc around (30)
Rnd 12: dec, 3 sc (24)
Rnd 13-14: sc around (24)
Rnd 15: 2 sc, dec (18)
Rnd 16: sc around (18)
Add any additional stuffing.
F/O. Leave long tail

Arms, make 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc (12)
Rnd 3: BLO sc around (12)
Rnd 4-8: sc around (12)
Rnd 9: dec (6)
Stuff lightly. Make sure you can flatten the edge to attach to the body.
F/O Leaving tail.

Legs, make 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc (12)
Rnd 3: 1 sc, inc (18)
Rnd 4: BLO, sc around (18)
Rnd 5: sc around (18)
Rnd 6: 1 sc, dec (12)
Rnd 7-10: sc around (12)
Stuff firmly
F/O leaving tail

Ears make 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc (12)
Rnd 3-4: sc around (12)
F/O and flatten leaving tail. Make sure the tail is on one end of the flatten ear. NOTE: The ears will naturally finish in a cup shape. To flatten, just push the cup down. It will then make a flat "U" shape.

1 Cut a triangle out of felt. Curve in corners, and use your hot glue gun to glue it onto the muzzle for a nose.
2 Sew the head to the body.
3. Sew on the ears (on the side 4-5 rounds down), arms (on the side 1 round below the seam between the head and body) and legs (They are only 1 round apart).
4. OPTIONAL: Tie ribbon around neck.

I hope the changes help everyone! I made another bear using the new changes below. Pretty much the same right? If you need any help, just leave a comment. ^^

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask

I finally found a way to take better looking pictures. I'm no photographer, but I'm still happy with these ^^.

Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask:
Designer: Jennifer Vasseur
Notes: I modified the Sailor Moon pattern to my liking and used the base to create Tuxedo Mask.

Enjoy ^^