Teddy Bear Puppet

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Teddy Puppet

 

You will need:

4mm (size 8) needles
stitch holders or spare needles
DK Yarn in a variety of colours

Main Body Piece:

Using brown, cast on 40 sts,
Work 4 rows in 1×1 rib.

Starting with a K row,work 22 rows in st-st.

Divide for arm holes:

Next row: k11; place next 18 sts on a stitch holder and the remaining 11 sts on a seperate stitch holder.
Turn and work onthese 11 sts only, st-st a further 9 rows.
place these stitches on a stich holder.

Place centre 18 sts back on a needle and work 10 rows st-st.
Place these sts on a holder.

place remaining 11 sts back on the needle and work 10 rows st-st.

Thread all sts back on the needle.
you should have 40 sts arranged in three sections.

Shape neck:

1st row: K8, (K2tog)twice, K16 (K2tog)twice, K8 (36sts)

2nd row: purl to end.

3rd row: K6(K2tog) 3 times, K12(K2tog) 3 times, K6 (30sts)

4th row: Purl to end.

5th row: K6, inc in each of the next 3 sts, K12, inc in each of the next 3 sts, K6 (36 sts)

6th row: Purl to end.

7th row: K8, inc into the next 2sts, K16,inc into the each of the next 2sts, K8.

Head:

st-st 19 rows, ending with a purl row.

Shape top of the head:

1st row: K8, (K2tog) twice K16, (K2tog) twice, K8 (36sts)

2nd row: purl to end.

3rd row: K6, (K2tog) 3 times, K12, (K2tog) 3 times, K6 (30sts)

4th row: (P2tog) to end (15sts).

5th row: (K2tog) 7 times, K1.

Thread yarn through remaining 7sts, draw up and fasten off.

Arms (make 2 alike):

Using brown, cast on 16sts.

Starting with a K row, work 20 rows st-st.

Next row: (K2tog) to end.

Thread yarn through remaining 8sts, draw up and fasten off.

Ears (make 2 alike):

Using brown, cast on 6sts.

1st row: inc into every st (12sts)

Beginning with a purl row, st-st 3 rows.

Next row: (K2tog) to end (6sts).

Purl 1 row.

Next row: inc into every st (12sts).

Beginning with a P row, st-st 3 rows.

Next row: (K2tog)to end (6sts).

Cast off.

Scarf:

Using bright colour, cast on 80 sts, then cast off.

To make up:

Push arms into the armholes and attach by sewing around the inside.
Using black or dark brown yarn, sew on eyes, nose and mouth as illustrated.
Fold ears, sew edges and turn right side out. Sew to top of the head as illustrated.
Sew up the back of the head and body on the wrong sidde, then turn the puppet right way out.

Tie the scarf around the neck.

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