Lil' Bear Hugs by Marie Mayhew

Lil' Bear Hugs

Knitting
July 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
Gauge is loose and sloppy looking.
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
76 - 80 yards (69 - 73 m)
One Size
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This pattern is available for $10.00 USD
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Everyone needs a little comfort bear! Knit and felt a sweet bear for that special child (that includes you) in your life. The felted bear measures about 7.5-inch/19-cm tall. Dress your bear in knitted sweaters and accessories (patterns forthcoming).

The pattern uses two colors of worsted weight 100% wool yarn: one for the body (76 yards) and another for the muzzle (3 yards).

The bear’s body is knit as one continuous piece. The pattern begins with knitting each leg separately then continuing up the body towards the head. The bear’s muzzle, ears, arms and tail are each individually picked up and knit onto the body. Once felted, the face and paws are embellished using simple embroidery and needle felting. A hand-stitched ruffled-collar is created using a length of decorative ribbon.

Knit and felt a bear for gift giving. Box it up and mail him/her off to the next person on your list of special loved ones. What a surprise to receive a box of sweet bear hugs in the mail.

Hugs to you!