Teddy Boo, Mousie and Bunny Boo are all good friends, their cheeky little faces peek-a-boo out from their sweaters. These little characters are very quick and easy to knit and sew up, they make great stash busters. Each Boo is knitted flat on two needles. and is worked in one piece starting at the head. Simple shaping is used through-out (knit two together or knit front and back) The arm stitches are held on stitch holders until the body and legs are completed. Then slipped back onto the needles to knit each arm. The ribbed collar can either be knitted into the toy by picking up stitches at the sweater neck or you can knit the ribbing separately and sew the collar in place during making up. Thicker yarn will give a bigger Boo, thinner yarn will give a smaller Boo! I give full illustrated making up instructions to help you finish your new Boo friends.
Each Boo is 12cm /4.5” tall measured from feet to top of their heads
Any DK Yarn (Light Worsted) yarn is suitable. You can use other weights of yarn – thinner yarn will give a smaller toy, thicker yarn a larger toy. Use needles one size smaller than those recommended for your choice of yarn.
For Each Boo You will need- 10g each of body and sweater shade DK yarn Approx. 5g of pink yarn for Mouse Boo Approx. 5 g white yarn for Bunny Boo Tail Small amount of Black yarn for mouths and whiskers
- 6 page illustrated knitting pattern
- metric and imperial measurements
- pattern includes Teddy, Mouse and Bunny
Materials you need at home:
- Needle size 3.25mm (UK 10 /US3)
- Recommended yarn: - Stylecraft Special Knit DK
- 2 stitch holders
- toy stuffing
- sewing up needle
- 2x 12mm black toy safety eyes
- 11mm black triangular safety nose
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