This holiday bear is easy enough even for beginning knitters. The pieces are knitted back and forth on straight needles and sewn together. With the furry yarn, you don’t even have to worry about being good at finishing, because the seams don’t show at all. I used a simple whip stitch on my bear and the stitches disappeared into the fur. Childproof eyes and nose make this an appropriate gift for children of any age.
For a holiday accent, I’ve also included a pattern for an easy sweater.
Experience Level: Intermediate
Finished Measurements: Aprox. 19′′ (48 cm) tall
Materials: 325 yards of faux fur yarn. I used 5 balls of Stars from Adriafil (50% viscose, 50% polyamide), 65 meters per 5 gram ball. Child proof eyes and nose (available at most craft and fabric stores). Size 9 US (5.5 mm) needles. Small bag of fiberfill stuffing. 12 inch dowel (optional).
Gauge: Approx 2 1⁄4 sts = 1 inch in stockinette stitch using a double strand of yarn. Don’t worry too much about the gauge.
Needles: Size 9 US (5.5 mm) needles.
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Price: $2.99 each