October 22, 2014

Tatty Teddy Inspired Crochet Pattern



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MATERIALS:

-WW yarn (I used less than 1 skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease in the following colors);
   "Grey Heather" (MC)
   "Wheat" ("Natural Heather" and "Fisherman" would work, too) (CC)
-small amount of pink yarn (optional: for the ball of yarn the bear holds)
-small amount of light blue yarn for embroidering nose (or powder blue embroidery thread)
-dowel cut into 2 pieces (optional: for the knitting needles in the ball of yarn)
-super glue or craft glue (optional)
-size D crochet hook
-stuffing

INSTRUCTIONS:

EARS:
Make 2.
Round 1: With MC, create a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Rounds 3-4 (2 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 5: (Dec1, sc in next 4 sc)2x. (10)
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

MUZZLE:
Round 1: With CC, create a magic ring and 8 sc into ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, (2 sc in next sc)2x, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (12)
Round 3: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, (2 sc in next sc)3x, sc in next 3 sc, (2 sc in next sc)2x. (18)
Round 4: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, (2 sc in next sc)3x, sc in next 6 sc, (2 sc in next sc)2x. (24)
Round 5: Sc in each of next 2 sc, *(dec1, sc in next sc), repeat from * to last sc, dec1 over last sc of this round and first sc of next round. (15)
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

HEAD:
Round 1: With MC, create a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (18)
Round 4: *(Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (24)
Round 5: Sc in next sc, *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc), repeat from * to last 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc. (30)
Round 6: Sc in next 3 sc, *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc), repeat from * to last 2 sc, sc in each of next 2 sc. (36)
Round 7: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc), repeat from * around. (42)
Rounds 8-12 (5 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 13: *(Dec1, sc in next 5 sc), repeat from * around. (36)
Round 14: Sc in each sc around.
Round 15: Sc in next 2 sc, *(dec1, sc in next 4 sc), repeat from * to last 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc. (30)
Round 16: Sc in each sc around.
Round 17: *(Sc in next 3 sc, dec1), repeat from * around. (24)
Round 18: Sc in next sc, *(dec1, sc in each of next 2 sc), repeat from * to last sc, sc in next sc. (18)
Round 19: *(Dec1, sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (12)
Fill with stuffing.
Round 20: Dec1 around. (6)
Continue to add stuffing, if needed. 
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

BODY:
Round 1: With MC, create a magic ring and 7 sc into ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (14)
Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (21)
Round 4: *(Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (28)
Round 5: Sc in next sc, *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc), repeat from * to last 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc. (35)
Rounds 6-12 (7 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 13: *(Dec1, sc in next 3 sc), repeat from * around. (28)
Rounds 14-15 (2 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 16: Sc in next sc, *(dec1, sc in next 2 sc), repeat from * to last sc, sc in next sc. (21)
Round 17: Sc in each sc around.
Fill with stuffing.
Round 18: Dec1 around. (7)
Continue to add stuffing, if needed.
Dec1 and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

ARMS:
Make 2.
Round 1: With MC, create magic ring and 7 sc into ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (14)
Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (21)
Rounds 4-5: Sc in each sc around.
Round 6: (Dec1)5 times, sc in each remaining sc of round. (16)
Rounds 7-11 (5 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

LEGS:
Make 2.
Round 1: With MC, create magic ring and 8 sc into ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (16)
Round 3: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (24)
Rounds 4-8 (5 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 9: (Dec1)5x, sc in each remaining sc. (19)
Round 10: Sc in each sc around.
Round 11: (Dec1)3x, sc in each remaining sc. (16)
Rounds 12-14 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 15: (2 sc in next sc)3x, sc in each remaining sc. (19)
Rounds 16-18 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 19: [(Dec1)3x, sc in next 3 sc]2x, sc last sc. (13)
Stuff firmly to about 3/4 full.
Round 20: *(Dec1), repeat from * to last sc.
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Thread yarn through last sts worked and pull tight.

FOOT PATCHES:
Round 1: With CC, create a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * to last 4 sc, sc next sc, sl st in next sc, sl st in next st, fasten off, leaving last st unworked and a length of yarn for sewing.

HEAD PATCH:
With CC, ch 5.
Turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch.
[Ch1, turn. Sc in each sc.]4x.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.


ASSEMBLY:

I highly recommend searching Google images for tatty teddy photos and illustrations before you begin to sew together the parts.

Sew the head to the body.

Stuff and sew the muzzle to the lower portion of the head. I recommend sewing the muzzle on almost entirely, then adding the stuffing (so the stuffing isn't in the way when you are sewing).

Sew the ears to the head.

Use black yarn to embroider the eyes. The eyes are embroidered quite close together, just above the muzzle.

Sew head patch to head and embroider the nose in blue, using the photos as a guide. Embroider decorative stitching on head using black or dark brown yarn or embroidery thread.

Stuff and sew the legs to either side of the body.

Sew the foot patches to the feet. Embroider decorative stitching on feet using black or dark brown yarn or embroidery thread.

Lightly stuff arms (or don't add stuffing at all - I didn't add stuffing to mine because I didn't have stuffing on hand when I was finishing this project). Sew arms to either side of body.

Create 2 mini knitting needles from the dowel. (Optionally, apply a coat of glue to the mid-sections of the mini knitting needles to make it extra secure.) Wrap pink yarn around the mini knitting needles into a ball shape.

Sew the arms to the ball of yarn with knitting needles, so that the bear appears to be holding them.

And you're done. Enjoy! :)


11 comments:

  1. Hi Hannah,
    Thank you for the cute Tatty Teddy!

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  2. Great idea, and great gift for all crocheters, thanks!

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  3. This cute little teddy is really cute! THANKS!

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  4. It is magical! Thank you so much!

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  5. Thanks for the Pattern it is beautiful!!

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  6. So CUTE!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!! xoxo

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  7. So CUTE!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!! xoxo

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  8. Love this pattern! Thanks, Hannah!

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  9. Love this pattern! Thanks, Hannah!

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  10. Thank you Hannah. Its a great pattern.

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  11. Thanks for sharing him, he's gorgeous.

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