Christmas Bear by Ekaterina Popova

Christmas Bear

Knitting
November 2020
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1.65 mm
Length of the bear - approx. 25 cm (9.8”)
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TWO PATTERNS: flat and round methods
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Knitted bear is the most popular New Year and Christmas gift every year. Why it’s so? The answer is simple - He brings you perfect holiday’s mood!
This toy embodies a meaning of a happy childhood! He is a friend who always stays with your child when he goes to sleep and keeps his night dreams safe with his tender love.

About the pattern
Bear with the romper and the dress
Knitting method: there are two patterns for the bear: knitting “in the round” on DPNS and knitting “back and forth” using straight knitting needles
Knitting method for the romper and the dress: the romper/dress are knitted on the straight knitting needles

Instructions for stuffing and finishing the toy
Skill Level - Intermediate
Skills required: Cast on/Cast off/ Knit/ Purl/ Increase/ Decrease

Materials
For the body:
Yarn A - “Drops Lima” Mix, color 0619 Beige (approx. 50 g)
Yarn B - “Drops Lima” Mix, color 0206 Light Beige (less than 5 g)
Note: for the polar bear I use “Drops Lima” Uni Color, color 0100 Off White (approx. 55 g)
For the romper:
Yarn C - “Rowan Felted Tweed”, color 154 Ginger or color 158 Pine or color 181 Light Mustard (approx. 7 g)
Yarn D - “Rowan Felted Tweed”, color 157 Camel (less than 13 g)

Toy stuffing – washable polyester (approx. 35 g)
Any black embroidery thread for the eyes
Brown embroidery thread for the nose (I use Mouline Special DMC №839, for the polar bear - Mouline Special DMC №841)
Any dark brown thread for the deer horns
Two wood buttons for attaching the legs to the body (diameter is approx. 20 mm)
Two buttons for the romper (diameter is approx. 11 mm)
Two beads for the deer’s eyes (diameter is approx. 3 mm)

Equipment
5 Double-Pointed Needles (DPNS) 2.75mm (UK12/US2)
One pair of 2.75 mm straight knitting needles (or circular knitting needles) (UK12/US2)
Crochet hook 1.6-2.0 mm (UK1/US1) to make the buttonholes and the horns
Plastic-headed pins
A tapestry needle with a rounded point for sewing up the pieces (length is approx. 5 cm)
A tapestry needle for embroidery the nose and the eyes (length is approx. 8-9 cm)
A fine tapestry needle for sewing on the deer’s eyes (beads)

You are welcome to contact me if you have any questions about the pattern.