Little Bear Peep and Lambie Pie
Little Bear Peep is a 3.75” crocheted bear, dressed in an adorable little old-fashioned ensemble including tiny red shoes (not removable), white ruffled bloomers, long-sleeved dress that button in back with tiny pearl buttons, a sweet ruffled pink apron, and a cute little mob cap. Her cohort Lambie Pie is 2.5” tall, and about the same in length. Of course, you may vary the size of these cuties by using your choice of thread or yarn with the appropriate size hook, eyes, and joints.
Both animals as shown are crocheted from size 20 crochet thread with a size 10 hook. The pattern contains 28 pages of instructions and color photos, including a pictorial guide for jointing the arms and legs. The bear’s head is jointed with a cotter pin and disk joint, and the lamb’s head is thread-jointed. Both have black glass eyes and embroidered features.
This set would make an awesome gift for a collector or an older child. You may sell the items that you personally make from the pattern that you purchase. You may translate the pattern into your language. You may NOT sell the pattern.
Materials and Supplies Needed:
·Size 20 crochet thread – Light Beige (DMC Mocha Cream used for model) – 100 yds, Red (shoes and dress) – 175 yds, Light Pink (apron, hat, dress trim) – 100 yds, White (bloomers and lamb) – 150 yds, Black (lamb’s hooves) – 10 yds, 5 yds or less of Dark Pink and Brown for flower; or colors of choice
·Black embroidery thread
·Size 10 (1.3mm) crochet hook
·Two 4mm black eyes or beads for bear
·Two 2mm black beads for lamb’s eyes
·One ¾” cotter pin and two 3/8” disks for bear’s neck joint
·Upholstery, nylon, or other strong thread - in color similar to bear for jointing, black for sewing on eyes
·Sewing thread – pink, white (or to match colors used for apron, buttons, flowers)
·One 6mm light pink heart button
·Three 3mm light pink pearl beads to use as buttons
·Two 6” (15cm) pieces of ¼”- (7mm-) wide ribbon, white or light pink
·One 6” (15 cm) piece of ¼”- (7mm-) wide ribbon, pink and white gingham
·Black fine-tip fabric marker for shading eyes
·Pink water color pencil or make up for shading cheeks and mouth
·Blue pencil or make up for shading eyelids
·Brown pencil or make up for shading inside of ears
·Small, sharp scissors
·Sewing Needles, including a two-inch needle with an eye large enough to accommodate the size thread or yarn that you are using (such as a nr 7 darner or a nr 7 milliners for size 20), and a regular sewing needle.
·Hemostat or long tweezers to aid in stuffing small areas
·Small needle nose pliers for turning cotter pin legs (and crimping eye wires if applicable)
The gage is not important, but when you need two pieces such as arms or legs, it’s advisable to make both pieces in one setting. It’s amazing how much your tension can vary throughout the day!