A Mohair Teddy Bear by S. Pendleton

A Mohair Teddy Bear

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Crochet
January 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
1.9 mm
US
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Have you ever wanted to crochet a teddy bear from mohair yarn, but feel a little bit uneasy about working with fuzzy thread? It’s easy to feel intimidated by mohair and eyelash yarn if you don’t know the techniques that make it a lot easier. This pattern gives detailed, step by step instructions telling you how to crochet a bear from mohair or other fuzzy yarn using a size 5 crochet hook (1.9mm). The bear is 5.5 inches tall.

The pattern is clearly written, with a great deal of detail. It includes instructions for jointing all four limbs and the head with cotter pins and disks. For the less adventurous, I’ve also included detailed instructions on how to thread-joint the arms and legs.

You’ll want to accessorize your beautiful bear, so you’ll find that this pattern also includes instructions to crochet a cowboy hat and vest, a feminine hat, scarf, and handbag, and a sailor hat and bow tie. All the accessories are made with size 10 crochet thread and a size 7 hook (1.65mm). Color pictures are included of all the finished items.

The pattern has 20 pages of photos and instructions, including a list of abbreviations, internet sources of supply, and a crochet thread comparison chart.

Materials and Supplies Needed for Bear:

• Katia Ingenua, or other worsted weight mohair yarn in off-white, or color of choice – makes a bear about 5.5” or 14cm. (1 ball 153 yds makes two bears)
• Size 5 (1.9 mm) crochet hook
• Fiberfill stuffing
• Two 4-mm black or blue teddy bear eyes, or onyx beads
• Ten 3/8” (7 mm) joint disks
• Five 3/4” (1.9 cm) cotter pins
• Black embroidery thread
• Upholstery or other strong thread in color similar to bear if thread jointing
• 2 round-head straight pins to assist with eye placement
• Black nylon or other strong thread for attaching eyes
• Needles: 2.5” (6.5 cm) milliners, beading, small tapestry, small sewing
• Finger Mohair Brush
• Small, sharp scissors
• Small hemostat, long tweezers, or other long, narrow tool for stuffing
• Small needle-nose pliers for turning cotter pins
• Black fine tip marker, such as Micron .20mm
• Brown pencil or eye shadow for shading eye area and inside ears
• Pink pencil or blusher for shading cheeks

Materials and Supplies Needed for Accessories:

  • Various colors of size 10 crochet thread (less than 50 yds for each item.
  • Size 7 crochet hook
  • 12-inch length (30-cm) of 1/8”-wide (4mm) ribbon, to coordinate with hat
  • One 3mm pearl bead for lacy scarf

You may sell the items that you make from this pattern. You may translate this pattern into your language. You may NOT sell the pattern in any way, shape, or fashion.