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Softee Bear

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Some Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Bernat
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Additional Information

Description

 Approx 11" tall

 

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Bernat® Pipsqueak™ (3.5 oz; 120 yds)
    • 2 balls - Tickle Me Pink or Whitey White or Baby Blue           
  • Knitting needles – sizes 6 and 8 or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker
  • Stitch holder
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Length of smooth black yarn to embroider eyes, nose and mouth
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

                                              

Gauge

12 sts and 14 rows = 4" in stocking st with larger needles.

 

ABBREVIATIONS

www.bernat.com/abbreviations

Alt = Alternate(ing)

Approx = Approximate(ly)

Beg = Begin(ing)­

Cont = Continue(ity)

Dec = Decrease(ing)

Inc1 = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch

Inc1P = Increase 1 stitch by purling into front and back of next stitch

K = Knit

P = Purl

Rem =Remain(ing)

Rep = Repeat

RS = Right side

St(s) = Stitch(es)

Tog = Together

WS = Wrong side

 

DIRECTIONS:

Note: Purl side of pieces is RS of work.

 

Bear Body (make 2)

Beg at base, with larger needles, cast on 5 sts.

1st row: (WS). Knit.

2nd row: Inc1P. Purl to last 2 sts. Inc1P. P1. 7 sts.

3rd row: Knit.

4th row: Purl to center 3 sts. Inc1P. P1. Inc1P. Purl to end of row. 9 sts.

5th row: Knit.

Rep 4th and 5th rows 7 times more. 23 sts.

Beg with a purl row, work 13 rows stocking st. Dec 1 st at beg of each row until 9 sts rem.

Cast off loosely.

Bear Head (Right Side)

With larger needles, cast on 10 sts.

1st row: (WS). Knit.

2nd row: Purl.

3rd row: Knit to last st. Inc1. 11 sts.

4th row: Inc1P. Purl to last st. Inc1P. 13 sts.

5th row: Knit.

6th row: Cast on 2 sts. Purl to end of row. 15 sts.

7th row: Knit.

8th row: Cast on 2 sts. Purl to end of row. 17 sts.

9th row: Knit to last st. Inc1. 18 sts.

10th row: Inc1P. Purl to last st. Inc1P. 20 sts.

11th row: Knit.

12th row: Inc1P. Purl to end of row. 21 sts.

13th to 17th rows: Beg with a knit row, work 5 rows stocking st. Place marker at end of last row.

18th row: Cast off 6 sts. Purl to end of row. 15 sts.

Cont in stocking st, dec 1 st at end of every row until 8 sts rem.

Cast off.  

 

Bear Head (Left Side)

With larger needles, cast on 10 sts.

1st row: (WS). Knit.

2nd row: Purl.

3rd row: Inc1. Knit to end of row. 11 sts.

4th row: Inc1P. Purl to last st. Inc1P. 13 sts.

5th row: Cast on 2 sts. Knit to end of row. 15 sts.

6th row: Purl.

7th row: Cast on 2 sts. Knit to end of row. 17 sts.

8th row: Purl.

9th row: Inc1. Knit to end of row. 18 sts.

10th row: Inc1P. Purl to last st. Inc1P. 20 sts.

11th row: Knit.

12th row: Purl to last st. Inc1P. 21 sts.

13th to 18th rows: Beg with a knit row, work 6 rows stocking st. Place marker at end of last row.

19th row: Cast off 7 sts. Knit to end of row. 14 sts.

Cont in stocking st, dec 1 st at beg of every row until 8 sts rem.

Cast off.

 

Head Gusset

With larger needles, cast on 5 sts.

Beg with a knit row, proceed in stocking st, inc1 at each end of 9th row and following 6th rows until there are 13 sts.

Beg with a purl row, work 5 rows stocking st.

Dec 1 st at each end of next and following alt rows until 5 sts rem.

Beg with a purl row, work 4 rows stocking st.

Dec 1 st at each end of next row. 3 sts.

Work 2 rows stocking st. Cast off.

 

Legs (make 2)

With larger needles, cast on 26 sts.

Beg with a knit row, work 6 rows stocking st.

 

Divide for Instep: Next row: K13. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.

Cont in stocking st on these 13 sts.

Dec 1 st at beg of next and following alt row. 11 sts.

Knit 1 row.

Next row: Cast off 5 sts. Purl to end of row. 6 sts.

Next row: Inc1. Knit to end of row. 7 sts.

Next row: Purl to last st. Inc1P. 8 sts.

Knit 1 row.

Break off yarn.  Leave sts on end of needle.

 

With WS facing, rejoin yarn to rem 13 sts and knit to end of row.

Cont in stocking st on these 13 sts.

Dec 1 st at end of next and following alt row. 11 sts.

Next row: Cast off 5 sts. Knit to end of row. 6 sts.

Next row: Purl.

Next row: Knit to last st. Inc1. 7 sts.

Next row: Inc1P. Purl to end of row. 8 sts.

Knit 1 row.

 

 

Joining row: P8, then P8 from end of needle. 16 sts.

Work 6 rows stocking st.

Next row: Inc1. K6. (Inc1) twice. K6. Inc1. 20 sts.

Beg with a purl row, work 3 rows stocking st.

 

Divide for Top Shaping: Next row: K10. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.

Cont in stocking st on these 10 sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of next 2 rows. 6 sts.

Cast off rem 6 sts purlwise.

With WS facing, join yarn to rem 10 sts and knit to end of row.

Cont in stocking st on these 10 sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of next 2 rows. 6 sts.

Cast off rem 6 sts purlwise.

 

Arms (make 2)

First Half: **With larger needles, cast on 5 sts.

1st row: (WS). Knit.

2nd row: Inc1P. P3. Inc1P.

3rd row: Inc1. K5. Inc1. 9 sts.**

4th row: Purl to last st. Inc1P. 10 sts.

5th row: Inc1. Knit to end of row. 11 sts.

6th row: Purl to last st. Inc1P. 12 sts.

Break off yarn. Leave sts on st holder.

 

Second Half: Work from ** to ** as given for First Half.

4th row: Inc1P. Purl to end of row. 10 sts.

5th row: Knit to last st. Inc1. 11 sts.

6th row: Inc1P. Purl to end of row. 12 sts.

 

Joining row: K12, then K12 from st holder. 24 sts.

Next row: Purl.

Next row: K2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.

Next row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows twice more. 18 sts.

Beg with a knit row, work 12 rows stocking st.

Next row: Inc1. Knit to last st. Inc1. 20 sts.

Next row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows once more. 22 sts.

 

Divide for Top: Next row: K11. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.

Cont in stocking st on these 11 sts.

Dec 1 st at beg of every row until 6 sts rem.

Cast off.

 

With WS facing, join yarn to rem 11 sts and knit to end of row.

Cont in stocking st on these 11 sts.

Dec 1 st at end of every row until 6 sts rem.

Cast off.

 

Outer Ears (make 2)

With larger needles, cast on 8 sts.

Beg with a knit row, work 4 rows stocking st.

Dec 1 st at beg of every row until 4 sts rem.

Cast off.

 

Inner Ears (make 2)

With smaller needles, cast on 10 sts.

Beg with a knit row, work 5 rows stocking st.

Dec 1 st at beg of every row until 5 sts rem.

Cast off.

 

Finishing

Note: Purl side of knitted pieces is RS of work.Join Body pieces tog, leaving an opening at top (neck edge) and noting that seams sit at center front and back. Sew Head pieces to each side of Head Gusset, placing cast-on edges at back of head and noting that gusset finishes at markers (nose). Sew seam under nose.

Turn Body right-side out. Stuff Head and Body and join tog. With RS tog, fold Arms and sew seam, leaving an opening for stuffing. Turn Arms right-side out, stuff and close opening. With RS tog, fold Legs and sew back and foot seam, leaving an opening at back for stuffing. Turn Legs right-side out, stuff and close opening.

Attach Legs and Arms to Body. With RS tog, join Inner and Outer Ears, leaving straight (cast-on) edge un-stitched. Turn right-side out and sew Ears in position as shown in photo. Embroider eyes and nose using satin stitch and mouth using stem stitch as shown in photo.  

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