George Bear by Amanda Berry

George Bear

May 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
The bear is approximately 14cm tall.
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George is a well-dressed bear, with his waistcoat and bow tie. This little bear stands at just 14cm tall, and is quick to knit if you are looking for a little project for the weekend.

THE PATTERN INCLUDES: Row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, instructions for making the bear, waistcoat and bow tie plus photos, a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques, a materials list and recommended yarns. The pattern is 4 pages and written in English.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles. You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases and sew seams. This pattern uses a long tail cast on and backward loop cast on.


  • A pair of straight 3.75mm knitting needles (US 5)
  • Double knitting yarns (DK or light worsted weight) in brown, red and black
  • Toy filling
  • Small black buttons for the eyes
  • A stitch holder

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This is an updated version of my George Bear pattern, first published in Let’s Knit magazine in May 2014.