Basic Knitted Teddy Bear

Knit a 'square bear': a teddy bear knitting pattern

A basic bear knitted using just garter stitch and built from squares. A perfect bear for a beginner knitter. Can be done in any yarn from aran weight to chunky.
Cast on 40 stitches.
Knit approximately 80 rows and then split to knit the two legs approximately 30 rows long each. Cast on twenty stitches and knit 30 rows for the two arms.
Sew together and stuff.
Decorate with the best of your creative abilities: buttons, ribbons, knit extra clothing!

Also available in a knitting kit to create an 'alpaca bear' from Toft Alpacas




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    6 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    How do you knit the ears? Also, is there any way you could make your description more detailed? I don't know how to sew, but I can knit. I Like "then split" doesn't mean cut does it? I'm sorry I am a beginner with this I just want to make sure I do it right. Great idea and beautiful finished product!

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    by splitting i think she means slide half of the stitches onto one needle to hold them then just knit the other stitches back and forth like usual the 30 rows then cast off, and pick up knitting the other half of the stitches. to get the yarn up there for knitting with you would just leave a long tail and knit it like you were changing colors. if that makes any sense at all?