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An Original Aussie Jean's Knitting Pattern

Teddy Bear shelf/computer doll - For experienced knitters only

Materials:

In 8ply/DK/(USA-WW(4ply)); 37grms (1.1/2ozs) main colour; small amount of red and white for hat and scarf (optional) and small amount of black for nose, eyes, mouth and claws; Small amounts of red, green and blue yarn for coloured markers. No.11 (3mm)(USA2) knitting needles; suitable childsafe toy stuffing; tweezers for stuffing arms and legs; tapestry needle for sewing up and small crochet hook;

Tension & Size:
Worked at a tension of 26 stitches and 36 rows to 10 x 10cm over stocking stitch, using No.11(3mm) needles throughout. Height: From base to top of ears 15cms (6") not including legs.

Abbreviations:
K, knit; p, purl; st(sts), stitch, stitches; sl, slip; tog, together; inc, increase (by working twice into same st); dec, decrease (by taking 2 sts tog); NR: next row; ss, stocking stitch (k on right side and p on wrong side); Skpo; slip1, knit1, pass slipped stitch over; Coloured marker: Short length of a different coloured yarn to the yarn that you are using at present; Cast off: bind off.

BODY: (make 1 piece)
Starting at base edge and using main coloured yarn, cast on 48sts.
1st row: Knit placing 1st coloured marker (red yarn) in 22nd and 27th stitch
Starting with a purl row, ss3 rows.
5th row: Placing 2nd coloured marker (green yarn) in 1st and last stitch, knit this row.
Starting with a purl row, ss13 rows.
19th row: Placing 3rd coloured marker (blue yarn) in 1st and last stitch, knit this row.
Starting with a purl row, ss3 rows.
23rd row: (K4, k2tog) to end of row (40sts).
24th row: Purl.
Shape for shoulders: K4, (k2tog) six times, k8, (k2tog) six times, k4 (28sts).
NR: P4, (p2tog) three times, p8, (p2tog) three times, P4 (22sts).
Neck: Ss4 rows.
Head: K2, inc, in each st to last two sts, k2 (40sts).
Ss17 rows.
Shape for top of head:
1st dec, row: (K3, k2tog) to end of row (32sts). NR: Purl.
2nd dec, row: (K2, k2tog) to end of row (24sts). NR: Purl.
3rd dec, row: (K1, k2tog) to end of row (16sts). NR: Purl.
4th dec, row: (K2tog) to end of row (8sts). Leaving a long end, break off yarn and thread through sts and put aside.

BASE: (make 1 piece)
Using main coloured yarn, cast on 20sts and ss16 rows. Cast off all sts.

ARMS: (make 2 pieces)
Using main coloured yarn and starting at top of arm cast on 12sts and ss7 rows.
Next row: Inc, purlwise, p10, inc, (14sts). Ss11 rows.
Next row: P1, (p1, p2tog) to last st, p1 (10sts).
Starting with a knit row, ss6 rows.
Next row: K2tog, to end of row (5sts). Break off yarn and thread through sts and put aside.

LEGS: (make 2 pieces)
Using main coloured yarn and starting at top of leg, cast on 14sts and ss26 rows.
Next row: K2, (inc, in next 10sts) k2 (24sts).
Starting with a purl row ss8 rows.
Next row: (P2tog) to end of row (12sts).
Cast off all sts.

NOSE: (make 1 piece)
Using main yarn, cast on 24sts and ss4 rows.
Next row: (k2, k2tog) to end of row (18sts).
Next row: Purl.
Next row: (k1, k2tog) to end of row (12sts).
Next row: Purl.
Next row: (k2tog) to end of row (6sts). Break off yarn and thread through sts, pull up tightly and sew row ends together back to cast on edge.

EARS: (make 2 pieces)
Using main yarn, cast on 8sts and ss4 rows.
Dec, 1st, at beg, of next 4 rows (4sts). Inc, 1st, at beg, of next 4 rows (8sts).
Ss4 rows. Cast off all sts.

HAT: (make 1 piece)
Using white yarn, cast on 42sts and knit 10 rows.
Break off white and join in red yarn and ss10 rows.
1st dec row: K1, (k3,k2tog) to last st, k1 (34sts). NR:P.
2nd dec row: K1, (k2,k2tog) to last st, k1 (26sts). NR:P.
3rd dec row: K1, (k1,k2tog) to last st, k1 (18sts). NR:P.
4th dec row: K1, (k2tog) to last st, k1 (10sts).
5th dec row: (P2tog) to end of row (5sts).
Bobble: Break off red and join in white yarn and knit one row.
NR: (Inc) in every st knitwise (10sts).
Knit 6 rows.
Leaving a long end, break off yarn and thread through sts, and set piece aside.

SCARF: (make 1 piece)
Using red yarn, cast on 5sts and knit 90 rows (Note: no slipping the first st, when knitting up or you will need to cast on 6sts). Cast off all sts.

MAKING UP:
Legs: Sew row ends together from cast on row to cast off row. Fold cast off edge in half so that the seam is in the centre of back and sew cast off edge together. Turn leg to right side. Stuff paw firmly, stuff the first 2cms (1") of the leg lightly and leave the rest of leg unfilled (empty).

Body: Pull up sts, tightly at top of head and sew row ends together to 3rd (blue) coloured marker. Leaving an opening in between blue and green coloured marker, sew row ends together to cast on edge. Fold the legs in half, so that the seam is in the centre and back of legs. Pin the top of legs to cast on edge of body either side of the two 1st coloured markers (red yarn) leaving a 2st gap between the legs and the leg seam facing the back of body (See photo 2). Push the legs inside the body and pin base to body with two stitches overhanging each side of legs. (See photo 3). Sew base and legs to body. Turn body right side out through opening and stuff body and head firmly. Leave the opening in body open until nose and ears have been sewn on head.
Nose: Pull up sts, tightly and sew row ends together to cast on edge. Turn nose so that right side of work is facing you and stuff firmly. Sew nose to head with the lower edge two rows up from the increase for head row adding extra stuffing if required.
Ears: On the wrong side, fold the ears in half (cast on edge to cast off edge) and oversew row edges together. Turn ears so that right side of work is facing you and oversew the cast of edge and cast off edges together. Sew the ears to head with 4sts in between, (see photo 1 for placement).
Facial features: (See photo 1 for placement). Eyes: Leaving a gap of 3sts between eyes and using black yarn work a chain stitch in one st and work a second chain stitch around the first st. Nose: Using black yarn, and long st, work V for nose. Work one long stitch from the centre and lower edge of nose to mouth work one long stitch either side for mouth.
Sew up back opening adding extra stuffing to head and body if required.
Arms: Pull stitches up tightly and sew row ends together to cast on edge. Turn arms so that the right side of work is facing you and stuff hands and 2cms(1") of arm, leaving the rest of arm unfilled (empty). Fold arm so that seam is in the centre back and facing body. Pin the cast on edge of arms to body at the decrease for shoulder row on body. Sew arms to body through both thicknesses of the cast on edge row to body and 2 rows down the arm.
Claws: Thread your tapestry needle with black yarn and join to paw in the 6th row up from cast off edge. Place the yarn over the cast on edge and into the 6th row on other side of paw. Pull up yarn tightly and work a second stitch. Work a second claw in each paw.
Scarf: Cut 10 lengths of red yarn 7cms (2.3/4") in length. Using the crochet hook work 5 tassles in the cast on edge and cast off edge. Tie scarf to neck (see photo 1 for placement).

Hat: Sew row ends together. Turn piece to right side and stuff bobble. Pull up sts tightly and sew in ends. Place hat on head (see photo 1 for placement) Stuff hat lightly and sew to head (optional). Turn Band up.

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