Little Doctor Bear by Claire Fairall Designs

Little Doctor Bear

April 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Doctor bear size-21cm /8.5” tall
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This pattern is my thank you to the wonderful medical staff and volunteers who work so tirelessly for us all.

If you want, you can knit one to give as a thank you gift or maybe to give comfort to a child or adult in these difficult days.

I hope the time spent whilst you knit your little doctor bear will give you a creative lift and give you a smile.

If you would like to make a small donation to help raise funds to help support our wonderful NHS staff. Please click the following link. It’s very easy to do and only takes a minute :)

Just Giving - Little Doctor Bear knitting pattern

This pattern is easy to knit, and suitable for beginner knitters. - if you can do simple increase and decrease stitches you should be just fine.

Doctor Bears head and body, knitted in a single piece with simple shaping. His tunic and trousers are removable, and his hat is sewn in place.
His clothes are knitted flat in single pieces from the top down and seamed.

Check the recommended needle size for your yarn and use a needle 1 size smaller. This will give a close textured stocking stitch which will hold its shape well when stuffed

Doctor bear size-21cm /8.5” tall

Needle size-
3.5mm (UK 10 /US 4)
Tension - 20sts x 26 rows = 10cm (4”) Square

Recommended yarn: -
Stylecraft Special DK yarn or any Double Knit /Light Worsted yarn

Bear-Golden Yellow DK/ Light Worsted 20 g
Clothes- Spearmint Green 30g

You will also need-
Small amount of Black and white yarn
Toy stuffing
Sewing up needle
5mm button

Errata- new instructions for making up ears

Gently gather the BO edge of the ear, the
knitting will naturally form a curved ear shape. Sew the
ears on to teddy’s head after you have made and sewn
on his hat.