How To Make A Knit Panda Bear Snuggle Sack

By Bernat

ITEM # 36810886P198

How To Make A Knit Panda Bear Snuggle Sack

By Bernat

ITEM # 36810886P198
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Crafting Time:
Varies
Skill Level:
Intermediate

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Bernat® Blanket™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 220 yds/201 m)
  • 4 balls Contrast A Vintage White (10006) or 810 yds/740 m
    2 balls Contrast B Coal (10040) or 262 yds/240 m
  • Bernat® Blanket Brights™ (5.3 oz/150 g; 108 yds/98 m)
  • 1 ball Contrast C Go-Go Green (13004) or 36 yds/33 m
  • Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

MEASUREMENTS
Approx 52" circumference x 60" long. To fit Child ages 4 to 8 years.

GAUGE
8 sts and 13 rows = 4" in stocking st.

DIRECTIONS:

FRONT
**With A, cast on 30 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K1. M1. Knit to last st. M1. K1. 32 sts.
4th row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 10 times more. 52 sts.**
Cont even in stocking st until piece from beg measures 60", ending on a purl row. Cast off knitwise.

BACK
Work from ** to ** as given for Front. Cont even in stocking st until piece from beg measures 27", ending on a purl row. Break A, join B. With B, cont even in stocking st for a further 8", ending on a purl row. Break B, join A. With A, cont even in stocking st until piece from beg measures 60", ending on a purl row. Cast off knitwise. With WS facing each other, sew side and bottom edges of Front and Back tog.

FEET (make 2)
With B, cast on 4 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: P1. M1P. P2. M1P. P1. 6 sts.
3rd row: Kfb. Knit to last st. Kfb. 8 sts.
4th row: Purl.
5th row: Kfb. Knit to last st. Kfb. 10 sts.
6th row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 16 sts. Beg on a knit row, work 10 rows even in stocking st.

Beg decs:
1st row: ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 14 sts.
2nd row: Purl. Rep 1st and 2nd rows 3 times more, then 1st row once more. 6 sts.
Next row: (WS). P2tog. Purl to last 2 sts. P2tog. Cast off knitwise.

EYES (make 2)
Work as given for Feet.

PUPILS (make 2)
With A, cast on 3 sts.
1st row: Knit.
2nd row: (P1. M1) twice. P1. 5 sts.
3rd row: Kfb. Knit to last st. Kfb. 7 sts.
4th row: Purl.
5th row: Knit.
6th row: Purl.
7th row: ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 5 sts.
8th row: P2tog. P1. P2tog. Cast off knitwise. Sew Pupils to Eyes as shown in picture.

NOSE
With B, cast on 11 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 9 sts.
4th row: Purl. Rep 3rd and 4th rows twice more, then 3rd row once. 3 sts.
Next row: Sl1P. P2tog. psso.

ARMS (make 2)
With B, cast on 16 sts. Work in stocking st until piece from beg measures 9", ending on a purl row.

Beg decs:
1st row: ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 14 sts.
2nd row: Purl. Rep 1st and 2nd rows twice more, then 1st row once. 8 sts. Cast off purlwise.

EARS (make 4)
With B, cast on 20 sts.
1st row: Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd to 6th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows twice.
7th row: ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 18 sts.
8th row: P2tog. Purl to last 2 sts. P2togtbl. 16 sts. Rep last 2 rows to 4 sts. Cast off knitwise. With WS facing each other, sew 2 Ear pieces tog for each Ear.

BAMBOO
With C, cast on 5 sts.
1st row: Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd and 4th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows.
5th and 6th rows: Knit. Rep these 6 rows for pat until piece measures 24" from beg, ending on a WS row. Cast off knitwise.

LEAVES (make 2)
With C, cast on 3 sts.
1st row: Kfb. P1. Kfb. 5 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Knit.
3rd row: Kfb. K1. P1. K1. Kfb. 7 sts.
5th row: Kfb. K2. P1. K2. Kfb. 9 sts.
7th, 9th and 11th rows: K4. P1. K4.
13th row: K1. ssk. K1. P1. K1. K2tog. K1. 7 sts.
15th row: K1. ssk. P1. K2tog. K1. 5 sts.
17th row: ssk. P1. K2tog. 3 sts.
19th row: Sl1. K2tog. psso.

FINISHING Sew Ears to top of Body along top edge. Using picture as a guide, sew Eyes, Nose, Bamboo, Arms and Feet to front of Body, taking care to align Arms with Black section on Back.
To print the picture, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).

ABBREVIATIONS
Alt = Alternate(ing)
Approx = Approximate(ly)
Beg = Begin(ning)
Cont = Continue
Decs = Decreases
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
Kfb = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop M1P = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and purling into loop
P = Purl
P2tog = Purl next 2 stitches together
P2togtbl = Purl next 2 stitches together through back loops
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat RS = Right side
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise
Sl1P = Slip next stitch purlwise
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
WS = Wrong side

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:


MEASUREMENTS
Approx 52" circumference x 60" long. To fit Child ages 4 to 8 years.

GAUGE
8 sts and 13 rows = 4" in stocking st.

DIRECTIONS:

FRONT
**With A, cast on 30 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K1. M1. Knit to last st. M1. K1. 32 sts.
4th row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 10 times more. 52 sts.**
Cont even in stocking st until piece from beg measures 60", ending on a purl row. Cast off knitwise.

BACK
Work from ** to ** as given for Front. Cont even in stocking st until piece from beg measures 27", ending on a purl row. Break A, join B. With B, cont even in stocking st for a further 8", ending on a purl row. Break B, join A. With A, cont even in stocking st until piece from beg measures 60", ending on a purl row. Cast off knitwise. With WS facing each other, sew side and bottom edges of Front and Back tog.

FEET (make 2)
With B, cast on 4 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: P1. M1P. P2. M1P. P1. 6 sts.
3rd row: Kfb. Knit to last st. Kfb. 8 sts.
4th row: Purl.
5th row: Kfb. Knit to last st. Kfb. 10 sts.
6th row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 16 sts. Beg on a knit row, work 10 rows even in stocking st.

Beg decs:
1st row: ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 14 sts.
2nd row: Purl. Rep 1st and 2nd rows 3 times more, then 1st row once more. 6 sts.
Next row: (WS). P2tog. Purl to last 2 sts. P2tog. Cast off knitwise.

EYES (make 2)
Work as given for Feet.

PUPILS (make 2)
With A, cast on 3 sts.
1st row: Knit.
2nd row: (P1. M1) twice. P1. 5 sts.
3rd row: Kfb. Knit to last st. Kfb. 7 sts.
4th row: Purl.
5th row: Knit.
6th row: Purl.
7th row: ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 5 sts.
8th row: P2tog. P1. P2tog. Cast off knitwise. Sew Pupils to Eyes as shown in picture.

NOSE
With B, cast on 11 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 9 sts.
4th row: Purl. Rep 3rd and 4th rows twice more, then 3rd row once. 3 sts.
Next row: Sl1P. P2tog. psso.

ARMS (make 2)
With B, cast on 16 sts. Work in stocking st until piece from beg measures 9", ending on a purl row.

Beg decs:
1st row: ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 14 sts.
2nd row: Purl. Rep 1st and 2nd rows twice more, then 1st row once. 8 sts. Cast off purlwise.

EARS (make 4)
With B, cast on 20 sts.
1st row: Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd to 6th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows twice.
7th row: ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 18 sts.
8th row: P2tog. Purl to last 2 sts. P2togtbl. 16 sts. Rep last 2 rows to 4 sts. Cast off knitwise. With WS facing each other, sew 2 Ear pieces tog for each Ear.

BAMBOO
With C, cast on 5 sts.
1st row: Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd and 4th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows.
5th and 6th rows: Knit. Rep these 6 rows for pat until piece measures 24" from beg, ending on a WS row. Cast off knitwise.

LEAVES (make 2)
With C, cast on 3 sts.
1st row: Kfb. P1. Kfb. 5 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Knit.
3rd row: Kfb. K1. P1. K1. Kfb. 7 sts.
5th row: Kfb. K2. P1. K2. Kfb. 9 sts.
7th, 9th and 11th rows: K4. P1. K4.
13th row: K1. ssk. K1. P1. K1. K2tog. K1. 7 sts.
15th row: K1. ssk. P1. K2tog. K1. 5 sts.
17th row: ssk. P1. K2tog. 3 sts.
19th row: Sl1. K2tog. psso.

FINISHING Sew Ears to top of Body along top edge. Using picture as a guide, sew Eyes, Nose, Bamboo, Arms and Feet to front of Body, taking care to align Arms with Black section on Back.
To print the picture, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).

ABBREVIATIONS
Alt = Alternate(ing)
Approx = Approximate(ly)
Beg = Begin(ning)
Cont = Continue
Decs = Decreases
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
Kfb = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop M1P = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and purling into loop
P = Purl
P2tog = Purl next 2 stitches together
P2togtbl = Purl next 2 stitches together through back loops
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat RS = Right side
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise
Sl1P = Slip next stitch purlwise
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
WS = Wrong side