Small bear/panda by Julie Williams

Small bear/panda

January 2023
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
55 - 57 yards (50 - 52 m)
7 inches, 18cms tall
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This pattern is written in English and comes with full instructions for knitting and finishing a little bear or panda with removable clothes. It is a small-scale version of my larger bears and these little bears are designed to be knitted with exactly the same yarn weights and needle sizes as their larger cousins. Using both the larger and smaller sized patterns you can knit a whole family.

Finished size:
approx 18cm (7 inches) from the tip of the toes to the top of the head (not including the ears in the measurement)

Included are instructions to knit a top-down plaid dress, a Fair Isle sweater or a striped sweater and a pair of shorts. There are also options for the design of the head including a single coloured bear (for a polar bear), and a Panda.

The file is 20 pages long and contains over 50 detailed step-by-step photographs along with full pattern instructions and tips for stuffing, seaming and finishing neatly. It is more of a ‘how to’ manual than a simple knitting pattern.

The pattern is for knitting flat on two needles and all pieces are seamed afterwards. There are lots of separate pieces which require seaming and sewing and if you are looking for something fast and easy you would probably be better off finding a different pattern. That said this PDF file will give you all of the information and techniques that you need to knit the little bears pictured.
Once paid for it is available for you to instantly download.

What you will need:
• Worsted or light aran yarn for the bear
• 4ply weight yarn in contrasting colours for the clothing
• Scraps of black and grey yarn, DK or 4ply for the eyes and facial features
• Toy stuffing
• A tiny button

• Knitting needles: A pair each of 3mm and 2.75mm
• Tapestry needle


Pattern updated June 20th 2023, just cosmetic changes to layout and wording