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Graduation Teddy Bear Knitting Pattern

Graduation Teddy Bear

  • Difficulty

    Intermediate

  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer

    Designer

    Laura Telfer-Williams

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 4 / 3.5mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type

    Straight

  • Techniques

    Techniques

    Basic Shaping, Stocking Stitch

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What you need to know

CELEBRATE THE END OF AN ERA WITH LAURA TELFER-WILLIAMS’ SWEET GRADUATION BEAR

After all those years of study and work, it’s only natural that you’d want to celebrate a graduation with a wonderful handmade present. Our Graduation Bear is proudly donning their cap and gown and holding a scroll, ready to head off into the world and start their next big adventure...

What do I need?


Yarn:
DK, shades:
(A) Fawn, 40g
(B) Black, 40g
(C) Yellow, 20g
(D) White, 10g
(E) Cream, 5g
(F) Red, 5g
(G) Brown, 5g
Needles: 3.5mm straight, 3.5mm DPNs
Toy safety eyes: 8mm, one pair
Safety toy stuffing
Stitch holders
Toilet roll tube
Stiff card: 8cm square
Tapestry needle

Sizing


26cm tall

Top Knit Tips


“When making your hat base, cut a 2cm length from the end of a toilet roll tube and place it inside the ring, to stabilise the hat and keep the shape.” LK DESIGNER, Laura Telfer-Williams

“Adding an 8cm square of cardboard between the two layers of your hat base will help give it shape and keep it strong.” LKT Knitting Expert, Neti Love

“Stuff your bear firmly with small pieces of filling at a time. Use a spare needle to make sure it’s wedged into all four paws!” Let's Knit Together Expert, Heidi Wilkins

This project uses a simple i-cord to make the scroll tie. To work an i-cord, begin by casting on the required number of stitches using two DPNs. Knit the stitches as normal, but do not turn the needles at the end of the row. Instead, slide the stitches back to the opposite end of the needle, then knit across them again, taking the yarn firmly across the back of work. Repeat these steps until you’ve knitted the required length of i-cord.


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Techniques: Basic Shaping, Stocking Stitch

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