Saturday, May 01, 2010

Tiny Bear

I like knitting bears - they're fast and easy and don't take much wool.  Would you believe that this little chap is made of just 5 knitted rectangles? 

You tie off the corners for the ears and make a neck by tying wool tightly about 1/3 of the way up the rectangle and the snout is made by making a circular running stitch and pulling it up a little.  The arms and legs are just rectangles sewn up and stuffed - attach them with wool and a button at the top of each limb and there you go.  Really quick but ever so effective.  The pattern is from my favourite knitted toy book, The Knitted Teddy Bear by Sandra Polley.  He's about 6 inches tall, I made a similar one to put in my daughter's birthday box. 

7 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

He's adorable! I would never have guessed that he's made of just rectangles -- very clever!

Clare said...

He's so sweet.

Janet said...

The bear is just lovely and what an easy pattern. I could even manage that, lol.

sewkalico said...

Very cute! My Mom knits the odd bear, but I would still find this too complicated LOL.

julieQ said...

What a really darling idea! So cute, and so pretty all in white.

a good yarn said...

Cute as a button! Have you seen the blog Little Cotton Rabbits? Ann :-)

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