John the Canadian Bear by Ira Rott
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John the Canadian Bear

March 2017
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 9 rows = 4 inches
in sc sts
9.0 mm (M/N)
500 - 520 yards (457 - 475 m)
Approximately 31” (78.75 cm) tall.
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John the Canadian Bear was inspired by Canada’s 150 anniversary in 2017 and is named after our first prime minister Sir John A. Macdonald. I created him so we could celebrate Canada’s birthday together. I hope you will enjoy this pattern.


SIZES: Approximately 31” (78.75 cm) tall.

FORMAT: PDF, 16 pages, 7.3 MB (mobile devices friendly). Language - English. The pattern is written row-by-row using US crochet terms. It also includes diagrams, step-by-step photos, and a conversion chart to UK terms. Easy to follow.

SKILLS: Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, back post single crochet, working in rows and in the round, increasing, decreasing, sewing.

Bernat Blanket Big Ball Yarn; Weight category: 6 / Super bulky; Qty: 3 skeins
Bernat Super Value Yarn; Weight category 4 / Medium; Qty: small amount 
Tapestry needle for sewing the nose
Bulky Yarn Needle for assembling the bear
• Stitch markers
• Eye buttons 1” (2.5 cm) - 2 pieces
• Large bag of polyester stuffing - approximately 45 oz (1.3 kg)
• Lace ribbon 3.5” (9 cm) wide (optional)
• Fabric bandanna (optional)

• 5.5 mm (I)
• 9 mm (M/N)

GAUGE: 9 sc X 9 rows = 4” X 4” (10 X 10 cm), working with Bernat Blanket yarn & hook 9 mm (M/N).

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