SIZE Approximately 10 1/2” tall.
BERROCO PLUSH (50 grs), 1 ball #1901 Cream. Straight knitting needles, size 8 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
Small amount of polyester fill for stuffing.
1/2 yd ribbon for neck bow.
GAUGE 7 sts = 2”; 11 rows = 2” in Reverse St st. TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.
FRONT Legs: With straight needles, cast on 2 sts. With 2nd end of ball, cast on 2 sts. Note: Both legs are worked at once. Working in Reverse St st, inc 1 st at each end of the next 3 rows – 8 sts. Work 15 rows even, end on WS.
Join Legs: Next Row (RS): Purl 8 with 1st end, cut 2nd end and p the last 8 sts with 1st end – 16 sts. Work even in Reverse St st for 5 rows, end on WS. Dec 1 st at each end of next row, then every other RS row once more – 12 sts. Work even for 3 rows, end on WS.
Shape Arms: Cast on 6 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 24 sts. Inc 1 st at each end of next 2 RS rows – 28 sts. Work 3 rows even. Dec 1 st at each end of next 2 RS rows, end on WS – 24 sts. Bind off 8 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 8 sts.
Shape Head: Inc 1 st at each end of the next 5 rows – 18 sts. Work even for 10 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of the next 5 rows, end on WS. Bind off remaining 8 sts. Place markers at each end of the last group of sts bound off at top of head. Place 2nd set of markers on each side of head 1” from first set of markers
Left Ear: With RS facing, using straight needles, pick up 8 sts between left set of markers. Beg with a k row, work even in Reverse St st for 4 rows.
Next Row (WS): K2 tog, k4, k2 tog – 6 sts. Bind off all sts. Work right ear to correspond to left ear.
Work same as for Front.
FINISHING Hold wrong sides of pieces tog. Beg at side edge of bear, sew pieces tog using an overcast st. Keep sts close together so that no stuffing will poke out. Note: It is easier to stuff the head, arms and legs as you go along, leaving the body for last. When bear is entirely stuffed, fasten off securely. Tie bow at neck if desired. Caution: Remove ribbon before giving to a baby to prevent choking hazard. Every effort has been made to ensure that directions contained in this website are accurate and complete, however, we cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters, human or typographical errors.