Introducing Mr. Ted E. Bear (Also known as Frankenstien’s Monster)Posted: March 20, 2009
Introducing the cutest thing I have EVER made…as long as no one looks too closely. 😉 That’s right, I did it – I crocheted a teddy bear, booyah!
It wasn’t even that hard. I simply added on to the things I have been learning. I knew how to make a ball from the Ducky…this is just a series of ball variations. Total cost $3, I used green and brown Sugar and Cream Cotton yard, a scrap of red and black acrylic yarn, Poly-fil and a G sized crochet needle.
- Ball increasing steadily over a total of eight rows then holding steady for three or four rows then decreasing steadily for 8 rows. Stuffed with Poly-fil and closed.
- Muzzle, made a small half ball and then sewed a triangle nose with black yarn, stuffed with Poly-fil and sewed to head.
- Ears – chain 5 together to make a circle and then double crocheted 6 times into the center of the circle to make the shape and sewed it onto the head.
- Increased steadily over nine rows and then held steady until the bear was as tall as I wanted him to be. (Color change at the bottom of the shirt and two rows before the top) Decreased until I had 5 rows left and stopped. Stuffed body and sewed onto head. (I wanted the neck to be a little thicker – not just two balls sewn together.)
- As I did a REALLY bad job of sewing his face on straight the bottom of the head was WAY off to the side and I had to hide this fact…so…he got a cute scarf. See everything can be covered!
- Scarf – single chain as long as I wanted the scarf to be and then I went back down the row with a double crochet
- Sew scarf to body to cover all ugliness 🙂
Arms and Legs – My personal hell
- I hate crocheting tiny things – that’s just me…I almost sent him as a stump, but I sucked it up and did the right thing.
- Arms, Tiny Ball – Two rows of double stitching in each loop and then one row of decreasing then hold steady for length I wanted. (Color change at wrist.) Pinched the ends together before sewing to bear, they can flap up and down now.
- Legs, (I admit Andrea made the little feet) She made a small chain and then looped back down the chain to make an oval instead of a circle…and now I know how to do something new…neat! Left the ends open and sewed to bear flat – the legs don’t move much so the bear can sit.
- Stuff and sew limbs on. Pretend to self they are even remotely even in size or placement…not true, but if I say it enough maybe it will make it true…)
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