The original pattern is the smaller bears (above) that I got from Bev Q , She offers both Knitted version and crocheted version... I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do...
Bev's Bear (Knitted)
Becky's Bear (Crocheted)
A - paw's & Face Color
B - Pants
C - Shirt
Black for eyes & Nose; red for mouth
Color A: CO 10 sts, knit 8 rows (4 ribs),
switch to Color B, knit 28 rows (14 ribs)
Leave on needle or put on stitch holder
Repeat for 2nd Leg
Knit across both legs and knit for 14 rows (7 ribs)
Switch to Color C
Shirt: Knit 8 rows (4 ribs)
Cast On 10 sts each side for arns and knit 10 rows,
Cast Off 10 sts each side and switch to Color A
FACE: Row's 1-19: knit across (9 ribs)
NOW is the easiest time to add facial features, eyes, nose & mouth
Row 20-38: Knit across (9 ribs)
Cast On 10 sts each side for arms and knit 10 rows,
Cast Off 10 sts each side
knit across 8 rows (4 ribs)
Switch to Color B
Knit across 10 sts, (place other 10 sts on stitch holder)
Knit across 28 rows, (14 ribs);
Change to Color A
Knit 8 rows (4 Ribs)
*Repeat for leg 2
*With Color A,
pick up 7 sts on end of each sleeve and k 8 rows (4 ribs) for paws
Fold in half (with wrong sides together), whip st sides of
face together, turn inside out (right sides together), and
stitch across at an angle from eyes to about middle of top to
form ears. You may want to tug on yarn to form ears.
Turn inside out, (right sides together), whip st together
Stuff, and finish closing your bear.
Weave neck bow around 1st row of face and pull tightly, tie together and form bow
You can add bows to ears or not, get creative...
These are great bears for Senior's, Children, or just love gifts for that special little person
Was the youngest of 5 boys, born in 1929 ( the Depression), little or no money. Abusive father who left them to fend for themselves. Never had a birthday party until after he married, Christmas was of no gifts, His Mom loved them all and did the best she could by them.
This pattern was enlarged with all the little Bucky's in mind who are going through tough times. They need love, compassion, and need to know that someone cares about them. They need to know that they matter, They need to know that they are LOVED....
You see, Bucky was my very own Papa. It's in his memory that I felt lead to in-large this pattern so others could find that special person and give them the gift of love with no strings attached...
Love You Always Papa... JMSQ