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Mama and Her Cub

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lily Sugar 'N Cream
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Set of four size U.S. 6 double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 4 small black beads for eyes
  • Small amount of black embroidery floss for nose and mouth
  • Stuffing
  • Tape measure
  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream (2.5 oz; 120 yds)
    • Main Color (MC) Warm Brown 1 ball
    • Contrast B Soft Ecru 1 ball

    MEASUREMENTS
    Mama: Approx. 5” tall.
    Cub: Approx. 3-1/2” tall.

    GAUGE
    21 sts and 28 rows = 4” in stocking st.

    DIRECTIONS:

    MAMA
    Body
    **With pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 4 sts.
    Set-up row: Inc 1 st in each st to end of row. 8 sts. Divide sts evenly on 3 needles (3, 3, 2). Join to in rnd. Place marker on first stitch.
    1st rnd: Knit.
    2nd rnd: *K1. M1. Rep from * around. 16 sts.
    3rd rnd: Knit.
    4th rnd: *K2. M1. Rep from * around. 24 sts.**
    5th rnd: Knit.
    6th rnd: *K4. M1. Rep from * around. 30 sts.
    7th rnd: Knit.
    8th rnd: *K5. M1. Rep from * around. 36 sts. Knit 12 rnds even.
    Shape neck: Next rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 18 sts.
    Next rnd: Knit.
    Next rnd: *K3. M1. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
    Next rnd: *K4. M1. Rep from * around. 30 sts. Knit 8 rnds even. Stuff Body.
    Shape head: Next rnd: *K3. K2tog. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
    Next rnd: Knit.
    Next rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around. 18 sts.
    Next rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around. 12 sts.
    Stuff rem of Body.
    Next rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 6 sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem loops and fasten securely.

    Ears (make 2). With pair of needles, cast on 5 sts.
    1st row: Knit.
    2nd row: Purl.
    3rd row: Knit.
    4th row: P2tog. P1. P2togtbl. Cast off.

    Apron
    With A, cast on 12 sts.
    Work in garter st (knit every row), noting first row is WS, until piece from beg measures 1-1/2”, ending on a RS row. Cast off knitwise (WS).

    Tie
    With A, cast on 45 sts. Cast off knitwise. Center Apron to Ties and sew in position. Tie Apron around Body.

    CUB
    Body
    With B, work from ** to ** as given for Mama. Knit 10 rnds even.
    Shape neck: Next rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 12 sts.
    Next rnd: Knit.
    Next rnd: *K2. M1. Rep from * around. 18 sts. Knit 6 rnds even.
    Shape head: Next rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around. 12 sts. Stuff Body.
    Next rnd: Knit.
    Next rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 6 sts.
    Stuff rem of head. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem loops and fasten securely.

    Ears
    With B, work as given for Mama Ears.
    Finishing
    Sew Ears to Head as shown in picture. Sew beads to head for eyes.

    Mama Version: With black embroidery floss, embroider nose. With 2 plys of A, embroider mouth.

    Cub Version: With black embroidery floss, embroider nose and mouth.

    ABBREVIATIONS:

    M1 = Move 1 stitch by picking up loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of this loop.

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