Earnest & Georgina Bear
A great way to use up leftovers, and a nice little gift.
Pattern includes instructions for sweater and dress.
For an older child, or a display bear, I include details on how to thread-joint so the limbs move. For a younger child, you can sew the limbs in place.
Yarn choice is pretty flexible - bigger yarn produces a bigger bear; smaller yarn makes a smaller bear. Just make sure you use the same yarn for the clothes as you do for the bear.