Introduction: Pocket Paddington Bear
Hi everyone here I have the cutest mini Paddington Bear
- 1.20 mm crochet hook
- craft thread or embroidery floss
- 2 mini gold beads
- glue gun
- embroidery needle ( to sew pieces together)
- mini glass jar
- small amount of fabric
- small amount of thin card board
Step 1: Making the Head
For this part I used light gold brown yarn.
I started off by making the snout:
R1: Start with a magic ring of 6 stitches (6)
R2: sc, sc, inc, inc, sc, sc, around the 6 stitches (8)
R3: sc around the 8stitches (8)
R4: 4sc, inc, 3sc, around the 8 stitches (9)
Now we are making the face:
R5: inc around the 9 stitches (18)
R6-R9: sc around the 18 stitches for a total of 4 rows (18)
Now sew on two eyes and a snout.
Before we close up the head first we have to make the ears and attach them:
For the ears all I did was first make a magic ring with 4 stitches and then I did a slip stitches around the 4 stitches, and fastened off and made one more. Then you attach them both to the head.
Closing up the head:
R10: sc,dec around the 18 stitches (12)
R11: dec around the 12 stitches (6)
Then close up the head and fasten off.
Step 2: Making the Body
R1: start by making a magic ring with 7 stitches (7)
R2: inc around the 7 stitches (14)
R3-R4: sc around the 14 stitches for a total of two rows (14)
R5: 5sc, dec, 5sc, dec around the 14 stitches (12)
R6-R9: sc around the 12 stitches for a total of 4 rows (12)
Then fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing
Step 3: Making the Legs
R1: Start with a magic ring of 8 stitches (8)
R2-R5: sc around the 8 stitches for a total of 4 rows (8)
Then stuff the leg and close it up and make one more.
Then you can attach them to the body ( I attached them using wire so that the legs would be able to move)
Step 4: Making the Arms
R1: start with a magic ring with 6 stitches (6)
R2-R5: sc in the 6 stitches for a total of 4 rows (6)
Then stuff the arm, close it up and then make one more
I attached the arms the same way I attached the legs with some wire so that they would be able to move as well.
Then stuff the body and attach it to the head, and you are done with the body!
Step 5: Making the Coat
For making his adorable blue rain coat I used navy blue yarn.
R1: start with a chain of 11
R2-R11: crochet in the 10 stitches for a total of 10 rows (10)
Then fasten off and leave an end for sewing, what you just made should look like a blue rectangle.
Then to make it fit around his body we have to add two more flaps.
- Making the flaps:
R1: start with a chain of 11
R2: sc in those 10 stitches for a total of 5 rows (10)
Then fasten off and make one more flap
* Once you have all three pieces sew the two flaps to the bigger rectangle leaving a gap in both sides for his arms to be able to fit through.
- Making the sleeves to the coat:
To do this you first have to sc around one of the gaps in the coat. Then repeat sc around this gap for a total of 4 rows. Once you have done this to the first gap do it to the second one and then the coat sleeves are done!
- Making the Hood:
For this part start by sc in the BLO of the 10 sc of the bigger blue rectangle. once you have done that sc in the 10 stitches for 3 more rows. then start to do a decrease on each end of the sc until there is only one left, then sc around the whole hood, and lastly finish off by slip sticking around the whole hood and then fasten off.
- Attaching the Buttons
For this part all I did was attach two mini gold beads to the coat using a needle and thread, then I used them to close up the coat by buttoning them into the other side of the coat.
Step 6: Making the Hat
For this part I used red to make paddington's iconic little bucket hat!
R1: Start by making a magic ring of 8 stitches (8)
R2: inc around the 8 stitches (16)
R3: sc, sc, inc around the 16 stitches (21)
R3: sc in BLO around the 21 stitches (21)
R4: sc in the 21 stitches for a total of 2 rows (21)
R5: sc, inc in BLO around the 21 stitches (31)
R6: sc around the 31 stitches (31)
R7: slip stitch in all 31 stitches around (31)
Then fasten off and hide any ends, and you have a cute little bucket hat to put on his little head!
Step 7: Making the Boots
For this part use red as well to make his adorable red rain boots!
- Making the Base of the Boot:
R1: Start by making a magic ring of 10 stitches (10)
R2: sc in the BLO anround the 10 stitches (10)
R3-R6: sc in the 10 stitches for a total of 4 rows (10)
Then fasten off and sew in any loose tails and make one more!
- Making the Front Part of the Boots:
R1: start by again making a magic ring with 10 stitches (10)
R2: sc in the BLO around the 10 stitches (10)
R3: sc in the 10 stitches (10)
Then fasten off and leave a tail for sewing, and make one more, you can also stuff this piece. Then attach this piece to the base boot piece and then you have some cute little boots to put on your adorable little bear!
Step 8: Making the Suitcase
For this part I used a darker more reddish brown to make his adorable suit case in which he stores his marmalade!
R1: start by making a chain of 13
R2-R4: sc in the 12 stitches for a total of 3 rows (12)
R5: sc around the whole rectangle
R5: sc in the BLO around the rectangle
R6-R13: sc around the rectangle for a total of 8 rows
R14: Sc in the BLO at the top so that the stitches are faced inwards
R15:Then slip stick around these stitches and decrease ant the sides to make it close more into the center of the bag.
Then using wire I shaped two pieces like handles and then rapped dark yarn around them. I then added the two handles to the bag using the hot glue gun. After that I sewed paddington bear's initials P.B. to the bag using the same yarn as I used for the handles. And then your bear has a cute bag to store his precious marmalade!
Step 9: Making the Marmalade
For this part a found a little see through jar which I used to make the marmalade.
Once I had the jar I cut pieces off different shades of orange embroidery yarn which I placed inside the jar so it looked like the jar had marmalade in it.
Then I cut a small piece of white fabric which I checkered using an orange marker. I placed this piece on to the jar and secured it using some hot glue and string. And then you have a cute little jar of marmalade to place in Paddington's suit case!
Step 10: Making Paddington's Tag
For this part all I did was cut a small pice of thin card board into a card shape, and then I made a hole in the top of it using a needle and placed some string through that hole so that to could go around his neck. I then put his initial P.B. on the tag using a pen and put it over his head so that people would know that this sweet little bear needs a home!
Once you have done that you are done with your adorable new friend from Paddington Station who will find your pocket a wonderful new home, and who will be your new little pocket friend!!
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