This original teddy design is knitted in pure, hand wash wool and then transformed by a ride in a washing machine into soft strong felt. His arms and legs are jointed so he can sit, stand or cuddle and his traditional button eyes twinkle above his embroidered nose and mouth.
My clear and detailed pattern and 8 pages of fully illustrated instructions guide you step by step, through knitting, sewing up, felting, assembling and creating the face of your teddy.
I guide you every step of the way so you can easily create your own felted snuggly teddy bear.
Felted size approx 30cm /12” tall
Basic skills needed for this design. k=knit p=purl inc= increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and then back of the same stitch k2tog= knit the next 2 stitches together st st = p 1 row, k 1 row. Makes 2 rows t= turn the work and k or p along the row as directed.
SUITABLE FOR- Intermediate knitters.
- 8 page illustrated knitting pattern
Materials you need at home:
- Yardage 150gm / 3x 50g , , *Recommended yarns- Rico Creative Filz, , , *Alternative yarns- , , *Lana Grossa Feltro, , , *Schoeller Und Stahl Filzi, or , , *Lion Brand Cascade220 (Two strands knitted together) , , *You will also need- , , *100g toy stuffing , , *4x 20mm buttons , , *2 x 17mm buttons , , *Embroidery thread
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My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.
I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!
I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.
Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.
I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.
In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.
I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.
It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.
I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website www.clairefairalldesigns.co.uk