Adapted by Giselle Davies Warren from bevscountrycottage.com “Pair-bear” knit bear pattern)
Copyright 2005 Rita Ross and 2016 Giselle Davies Warren for adaptations.
SC – Single Crochet (UK – dc- double crochet)
SL ST – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
Size F (3.75 mm, or if not available, G/3.50 mm) hook with worsted (dk) weight yarn. Finished Teddy should be approx. 8” tall (6 inches with G/3.50 mm).
Work fairly tightly (but not too tight) so that stuffing will not show through (or worse, come out from) between stitches.
Chain 8 SC in each stitch across (7 SC) for a total of 8 rows. End off and make another leg to match. Do not end off. Position legs side by side and crochet across top of both to join (14 SC).
Work 6 rows for body.
At end of 6th body row, chain 7. Turn and SC in each chain and SC across. Chain 7 more for the other arm. Turn and work across. SC a total of 5 rows. Do not CH 1. Turn.
HEAD (s) SL ST across 7 SC. CH 1. SC in same space and next 13 SC. CH 1 turn sc across and work further 20 rows for head front and back. Note: aim to finish head and start chain for second set of arms on the side of the slightly “thinner” arm of first set!
SECOND SET OF ARMS
Chain 7 Turn and SC in each chain and SC across. Chain 7 more for the other arm. Turn and work across. SC a total of 5 rows. Do not CH 1. Turn. SL ST across 7 SC. CH 1. SC in same space and next 13 SC. CH 1, turn and work 6 rows for second body piece.
SECOND SET OF LEGS
CH 1, turn. SC in same space as CH 1 and next 6 SC. CH 1, turn. Work a total of 8 rows. End off. Attach yarn at other side of body and work second leg as first. Fasten off.
Fold body in half, matching up arms and legs. Sew or crochet around, leaving opening for stuffing. Turn right side out. Stitch diagonally across each side of top of head to form ears. Stuff, then whipstitch opening closed. With darning needle thread double section of yarn through first row of head front and back, pull tight and fasten to gather in. Tie ribbon or narrow length of crochet (I made a chain 66 and then a row of sc) around neck to cover, knotting securely. Tie ends into bow. (Put a stitch through to ensure doesn’t come loose). Embroider eyes, nose and mouth in colours of your choice.