tiny little threads bear
By: Debbie Nicholas
DMC pearle cotton thread size 8, brown and light brown
10 crochet hook
Black 1mm onyx beads for eyes. (or you can use seed beads, or do a French knot for eyes, I like the onyx beads the best. I purchased mine from beadlady001 on ebay)
Black metallic embroidery thread for nose and mouth.
Note: Unless otherwise stated work rounds without joining or turning, mark the beginning of each round with contrasting thread.
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 around, at end of rnd 12 sl st in next ch. Fasten off leaving tail. Stuff head and gather opening sew closed. I stuff the head using small amounts of stuffing and the blunt end of my crochet hook.
With lt brown
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 6 inch tail for sewing. Stuff nose , don’t sew it closed, position as in photo and stitch in place on head.
Make 2 with lt brown
Row 1- Leaving 6 inch tail ch 2, in 2nd ch from hook work a sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc. , fasten off leaving tail.
Bears Facial Features
Thread needle on first tail of an ear and placing ear where you want it run thread though the head and out where it will attach to body (at neck), repeat with other tail exiting right next to first tail at neck. Tie the two ends together with a square knot, then hide ends in head by sewing back through the head and out, pull thread tight and snip, the end should disappear inside. Repeat for other tail. Then repeat for other ear.
Sew on eyes in similar fashion as ears. Thread a bead on a length of strong thread, and then thread each end and attach eye as you did ear.
Embroider facial features, such as nose, eyes and eyebrows using the metallic thread or other thread that will give you the look you want.
Rnd 1: ch 2, 10 sc in 1st ch
Rnd 2: 2 sc around (20)
Rnds 3-7: sc around
Rnd 8: sc in 5, 2 sc in next, sc in 8, 2 sc in next, sc in 5 (22)
Rnd 9-18: sc around
Rnd 19: sc2tog around, sl st in next st. fasten off, leaving tail. Stuff body and use tail to gather the opening by threading yarn though each stitch around, pull tight and sew shut.
Rnd 1: (foot pad) With lt brown ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in 3, 3 sc in last ch, on opposite side of starting ch, working in remaining loops, sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in last st, switch to brown in last st. (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 8-15: sc around
Rnd 16: sc in next st, sc2tog around, jn w sl st to 1 sc. Fasten off, stuff and sew opening closed as with body.
Rnd 1: 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 14-18: sc around, at last rnd, sl st in 1st st of rnd 18 and fasten off, stuff and oversew across ends.
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.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems or questions with these instructions. I would love to help.