The Milkshake Bears by Linda Davie

The Milkshake Bears

September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
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The Milkshake Bears

I have always been a huge fan of the shape of the Jean Greenhowe teddy bear patterns, however, I prefer crochet to knit.

I could not find a crochet pattern for a small teddy bear with a shape that appealed to me in the same way that Jean’s bears do, so I fiddled with shapes until I came as close as I think I’m ever going to get!

The Milkshake Bears are all of the colours of classic milkshake flavours - Chocolate, Caramel, Vanilla, Strawberry, Banana and Spearmint…but you can make your bear in any colour that you wish!

The finished bear is 8cm (just over 3in) when sitting. I have sewn the limbs in place, but you can choose to have your bear standing or have the limbs jointed and movable. You can up-size your bear by using a larger hook and thicker yarn or go even smaller with a small hook and embroidery or crochet thread.

I have used glass beads for the eyes. You can choose to stitch them on with embroidery thread or yarn or use safety eyes (if they are available in such a small size) if you are making your bears for young children to play with.

Happy bear making!