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Four seasons quilt

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Teenie tiny teddies

I made these teddies to donate to a buddy bear programme. I made some last year which were a bit bigger. These are about 11cm tall and can easily fit in a pocket. They are quick and easy to make and a bit addictive. I'd like to be able to improve the features. It doesn't matter if I sew them after or before. They are not quite what I want. I have been using up my odd bits of wool to make these so it's been pretty handy like that.



3.25 needles
4 ply yarn

Four pieces:

The body and head
The two legs
One piece for both arms

Body :

Cast on 16 stitches
Knit 22-26 rows depending on how long you want the body.
Cast off

Legs - make two

Cast on 8 stitches
Knit 6 rows
Cast off

Arms:

Cast on 18 stithces
Knit 6 rows
Cast off

For the arms and legs roll the pieces and stitch.
On the arms leave a long thread at one end.
Sew the body seam which is then in the middle at the back.
Sew across the top of the head and sew the ear shapes across the corners

Make a hole with pencil or scissors where arms will go. Thread the arm piece through the the body by pulling on the thread with a thick  sewing and easing it through.

Stuff head and body.
Sew the legs in place and close all seams at the bottom of the bear.
Make a little scarf.



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