A Simple Teddy

A Simple Teddy

A Simple Teddy

Materials:

Double knitting wool, 1 pair size 10 knitting needles.

Main colour for head and paws (preferably fawn),  Colours for trousers jumper and scarf (should be bright).

Soft Toy Stuffing .

Cast on 10 stitches main colour.

Knit 10 rows (garter stitch). Continue in garter stitch for 30 rows in trouser colour.

Make another leg in the same way.

Knit across all 20 stitches and work 16 rows.

Change to jumper colour and knit 24 rows.

Change to main colour for head and also change to stocking stitch. Work for 5 ½ inches.

Change to jumper colour and knit 24 rows.

Continue remainder of Teddy in reverse order.

Stitch down the sides of the head. With jumper colour, pick up 8 stitches either side of the neck join (16 in all) and knit 20 rows.

Change to main colour and knit 10 rows for paws.

Sew up Teddy leaving opening in crotch.

Turn right side out and sew diagonal top corners for ears before stuffing.

After stuffing, run a thread through the knitting around the neck to draw it in.

Sew a happy face and for mouth use either stem stitch or back stitch.

Scarf Cast on 75 stitches.

Knit 4 rows and cast off.

Tie scarf on Teddy and sew firmly to the back of the neck, close to the jumper edge. Don’t sew down at the front.

The Pattern – shown above – is simple for those who knit and can make good use of small pieces of wool left over from major projects carried out during the year.

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