Thursday, January 23, 2014

Big Brown Mohair Threads Bear

Brown Mohair Bear
Materials needed
Brown knitting or worsted weight Mohair
White cotton thread (size 10, bedspread weight, or knit-cro-sheen)
Cream Mohair fingering weight
D hook ( a size 1 steel hook with the same threads will yield a smaller bear)

The charm she wears is a button. Her eyes are 1 mm onyx although I recommend 4mm. Snow baby pattern is done with 4mm eyes if you want to look at a comparison
Note: When working rounds…do not join unless noted, use a contrasting thread to mark the beginning of each rnd.
With Brown mohair
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc of rnd 1 (12 sc)
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each sc around (24 sc)
Rnd 4-10: sc in each st around
Rnd 11-12: sc2tog, at end of rnd 12 sl st in next ch. Fasten off leaving tail. Stuff head and gather opening sew closed.
With cotton thread and fine mohair together
Rnd 1: ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (8)
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next, sc in next) around (12)
Rnd 4-6: sc around at end of last rnd sl st in next st and fasten off leaving tail for sewing. Stuff nose and stitch in place on head.
With cotton and fine mohair together.
Join yarn with a sc to st where you want ear to go, hdc, dc, hdc, sc in same st. fasten off. Hide ends inside head

With brown mohair
Rnd 1: ch 2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: 2 sc around
Rnd 3: (2sc, 1sc) 6x (18)
Rnd 4-8: sc around
Rnd 9: (sc in 5, 2sc in next) 3x (21)
Rnd 10-19: sc around
Rnd 20: sc2tog around, sl st last st of rnd 20 and fasten off stuff and sew closed.

Brown Mohair continued…
Make 2
With brown mohair
Rnd 1: with ecru ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3-11: sc around
Rnd 12: sc2tog 2x, sc in 8 (10)
Rnd 13: sc around
Rnd 14-17: work 3 sc in brown switching to white mohair and cotton together, work 5 white, switching back to brown work 2 brown
Rnd 18: sc around in brown, sl st to first st, fasten off. Stuff and join as before.

Rnd 1: With white ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in 3, 3 sc in last ch, on opposite side, sc in 3 , 2 sc in last st switching to brown . (12)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around
Rnd 3: sc in 7, sc2tog 5x, sc in 7 (19)
Rnd 4: sc in 5, sc2tog 5x, sc in 4
Rnd 5: sc in 5, sc2tog 3x, sc in 3
Rnd 6: sc around (11)
Rnd 7: 2 sc in next 2 st, sc around (13)
Rnd 8-11: sc around
Rnd 12: sc in 4, 2sc in next, (sc in 3, 2 sc in next) 2x (16)
Rnd 13: (sc in 3, 2sc in next) 4x (20)
Rnd 14-17: sc around
Rnd 18: (sc in 3, sc2tog) 4x
Rnd 19: sc2tog 8x, sl st , fasten off stuff as before


With strong Dental floss threaded on a sturdy needle long enough to go through body of bear, leaving a long tail, insert yarn at spot on body where its left leg will join, exit through the top of the body at neck. Take a deep stitch in the bottom of bears head and go back through neck in same hole, exiting out right leg joint. Take a stitch in the top inside of the leg that will go on the bears right (where you want the joint) and insert needle back into body at the same place it came out exiting at the left joint where you started. ( you have formed a triangle of sorts). Now take a stitch in the corresponding left leg. Now tie together the tail you left at the beginning with the thread on the needle. TIE VERY TIGHTLY and make at least 3 tight knots. They should be hidden in the joint of the leg. Hide the ends in the body. Next attach arms by entering in one joint, exiting out the other and catching the arm as you did the leg and re-entering body and back out where you started, catching other arm, then pulling tightly and knotting as you did for the legs. Your bear should now be posable. If they are too loose to hold position you need to tie more tightly and I highly recommend the floss.

Copyright 2003 Debbie Nicholas

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