Surprise your child this Valentine's Day with this sweet little crocheted bear tee. The tee is simple to crochet and easily slips over bear's head-no buttons or fasteners to fool with.
Step 1: Step 1: Gather Your Materials
For this project you will need the following supplies:
1/2 oz. Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn in red
Size H crochet hook
Scrap of white felt
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Gauge: 2 rnds dc=1"
Size: Fits 8" bear or doll such as the Webkinz Lil' Kinz Panda shown
Step 2: Step 2: Begin Making Tee at Neckline
Rnd 1: Ch 30, join w sl st in beg ch to form ring, ch 3, dc in next ch and in each rem ch around, join w sl st in top of beg ch 3 (30 dc).
Step 3: Step 3: Round One Complete
You now have a ring of 30 dc.
Step 4: Step 4: Armhole Round
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, ch 6, sk next 6 dc, dc in next 9 dc, ch 6, sk next 6 dc, dc in last 5 dc, join as before (18 dc plus 2 ch 6 sp).
Step 5: Step 5: Lower Part of Shirt
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc and in each rem dc and in each ch around, join as before (30 dc).
Step 6: Step 6: Last Round of Lower Part of Tee
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc and in each rem dc around, join as before, fo (30 dc).
Step 7: Step 7: Begin Working Arms
Rnd 1: With bottom (Rnd 4) of tee facing you, join yarn w sl st in 4th sk dc of Rnd 3 on either armhole, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc around post of dc closest to work on Rnd 2, dc in next 6 dc of Rnd 1 (you're just working dcs in a big circle around the armhole here), 2 dc around post of next dc closest to work on Rnd 2, dc in last 3 dc along Rnd 3, join as before (16 dc). Note: If you get confused on this step just work 16 dc evenly around the entire armhole.
Step 8: Step 8: Finish Arm
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc and in each dc around, join as before, fo (16 dc).
Step 9: Step 9: Work Opposite Arm
Work opposite arm same as first.
Step 10: Step 10: Weave in Ends
Weave in loose ends with tapestry needle.
Step 11: Step 11: Cut Out Heart
Cut out a heart shape about 1 1/4" tall from felt. Make a paper pattern first if you need to and place on shirt to gauge desired size. Then pin paper to felt and cut around pattern.
Step 12: Step 12: Finish Tee
Glue felt heart to front center of tee and let dry overnight.
Step 13: Step 13: Give Away
Give to child for instant smiles. Happy Valentine's Day! Love, Twinkleshine...