Angelbear Knitting Pattern – free for non-profit

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Free Knitting Pattern for www.angelbear.org.uk

Front

The yarn coding refers to the colours I have used so that you can refer to the picture as a helpful guide. If you notice any problems with this pattern please contact me so I can rectify it.
Yarn A= White
Yarn B= Lilac
Yarn C= Green
Yarn D= Pink

HEAD
Yarn A
C/o 18 sts
Row 1= Knit
Row 2= Purl
Row 3= Knit
Row 4= Purl
Row 5= Knit
Row 6= Purl
Row 7= Knit
Row 8= P3, K3, P6, K3, P3
Row 9= K2, P5, K4, P5, K2
Row10= repeat row 9
Row11= repeat row 9
Row12= repeat row 8
Row13= knit and every odd row until and including row 19
Row14= Purl and every even row until and including row 20
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(Break off yarn if using two colours and begin with Yarn B)
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Yarn B
Row21-24= #*K3, P3 rep twice from *
Row25-28= *P3, K3 rep twice from *
(These 8 rows form your pattern.)
Repeat these rows twice from #
Row36-40= *K3, P3 rep twice from *
c/off
Break off yarn leaving enough to sew up. As you sew leave 1 inch gaps at the fold end of the sides. This is for sewing in the ears.(refer to picture)
You will want to embroider your facial features at this point.
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EARS (Make 2) Yarn D (pictured as Pink)
Base (back)
c/o 6sts
Row 1-6= Knit
Thread yarn through remaining sts. Bind off tightly.
EARS (Make 2)
Top (front)
This creates the decorative loops for the front of the ears.
Yarn A and Yarn D
Using 2 strands of wool (different colours if possible)
c/o 6 sts
Row 1= Knit
Row 2= Loop stitch
Repeat these 2 rows twice
Thread yarn through remaining sts. Break off yarn leaving enough to sew up.
Place both pieces together so right sides facing out. Oversew edges (leaving a small gap for stuffing). Stuff the ears and sew gap closed. Sew ears onto head.
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BODY [40 Rows]
Yarn C = Pattern
C/o 18 sts
Row 1=P1, *K1, P2 rep from * once
Row 2=K1, *P1, K2 rep from * once
Row 3=(as row 1)
Row 4=(as row 2)
Row 5=(as row 1
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(Break off yarn if using two colours and begin with Yarn D)
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Yarn D
Row 6= Purl [18st]
Row 7= Knit
Row 8= Purl
Rpw 9= Knit
Row 10= Purl
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(Break off yarn if using two colours and begin with Yarn C)
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Yarn C
Row 11-15= repeat pattern (row 1-5)
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(Break off yarn if using two colours and begin with Yarn D)
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Yarn D
Row 16= Knit and every even row until and including row 24
Row 17= Purl and every odd row until and including row 25)
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(Break off yarn if using two colours and begin with Yarn A)
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Row 26-40= same as row 1-15 (remember to change yarns also)
cast off
Leave enough yarn to sew up the body.
If embroidering, you will want to complete your design at this point.
Fold in half joining the two short ends together with right sides facing in.
Leaving a small gap for turning out. Stuff with toy filling and close gap.
Sew body and head together.
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ARMS (Make 2)
Yarn A
c/o 18 sts
Row 1-7= Garter St
Row 8= K1, *K2tg, K5 rep once from*, K2tg, K1 [15sts]
Row 9= Purl
Row10= K3, K2tg, K5, K2tg, K3 [13sts]
Row11= Prul
Row12= K2tg, K1, K2tg, K3, K2tg, K1, K2tg
Cut yarn with enough to sew up. Attach a darning needle and thread through stitches on the knitting needle. Remove from Knitting needle and pull tight. You should have a dome shaped. Turn inside out and sew up the side of the arm. Thread the yarn in a running stitch through the ‘cast on’ stitches at the base and pull tight enough so that you can still fit your thumb through. This will give you enough room to stuff your arms and also provides shape. Tie and use left over yarn that is still attached to sew onto the body of the bear. Repeat this for both arms.
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LEGS (Make 2)
Yarn A
c/o 18 sts
Row 1-8= Garter St
(Break off yarn if using two colours and begin with Yarn C)
[Shoe Pattern]
Row 9= Knit Row
Row10= Purl
Row11= Row 8= K1, *K2tg, K5 rep once from*, K2tg, K1 [15sts]
Row12= Purl
Row13= K3, K2tg, K5, K2tg, K3 [13sts]
Row14= Prul
Row15= K2tg, K1, K2tg, K3, K2tg, K1, K2tg
Cut yarn with enough to sew up. Attach a darning needle and thread through stitches on the knitting needle. Remove from Knitting needle and pull tight. You should have a dome shaped.
Turn inside out and sew up the side of the leg. Thread the yarn in a running stitch through the ‘cast on’ stitches at the base and pull tight enough so that you can still fit your thumb through. This will give you enough room to stuff your legs and also provides shape. Tie and use left over yarn that is still attached to the leg ad sew onto the body of the bear. Repeat this for both legs.
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5 responses »

  1. Pingback: Angel Bear – Knit bears for UK Children – Charity « Home Crafts Blog

    • I browse alot of blogs, read lots of on topic magazines and books. Sometimes you can get inspiration from these. I mainly only post about things I care about or crafts that I’m doing at the time. I never try to think of new ideas. They just seem to pop into my head. Usually because I want to make something for a particular reason, gift, etc. Hope that helps.

  2. Hi! I am an expirianced knitter but I feel you need to give instructions of how to do the loop stitch, for anyone who is just starting out. also feel the loops would be unsafe for tiny fingers as they can get caught in them.but I cngratulate you on such a worthy cause, I don’t mean to be negative.Well done on a great idea

    • Hi, thanks for your comment. The original pattern for the Angel Bear is not my creation. I’m afraid the loop stitch ears technique got me at first. So i contacted the person behind the charity about it. I am merely passing on inspiration for the lovely charity. If you feel greatly about this, please contact them through http://www.angelbear.org.uk The pattern is available from them.

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