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Polar bear toy knitting free pattern

Polar bear toy knitting pattern free


  
Measurements
Approximately 26cm/10 1/4in high and 43cm/17in wide.
Materials
Bear: 4 x 25g (85m) balls of Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake DK (100% polyester) in Milky (630).
Oddments of DK yarn in Black. 
Pair of 3mm (No. 11) knitting needles; washable toy stuffing.
Scarf: Small amount of DK yarn in each of Red and White.
Pair of 4mm (No. 8) knitting needles.
Tension
26 stitches and 36 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over stocking stitch, using 3mm needles.
Abbreviations
K, knit; p, purl; st, stitch; tog, together; inc, increase (by working twice into same st); dec, decrease (by taking 2 sts tog); ss, stocking st (k on right side and p on wrong side); skpo, slip 1, k1, pass slip st over; wrap1, slip next st onto right hand needle, take yarn between needles to opposite side of work (to front of work after k st or to back of work after p st), place the slipped st back onto left hand needle.
Note
Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate. Instructions in square brackets are worked as stated after 2nd bracket.
Right side legs, body and head
Back leg: With 3mm needles, cast on 40 sts. Beginning with a k row, ss 4 rows.
Shape instep:
1st row: K29, wrap1, turn. 
2nd row: P18, wrap1, turn.
3rd row: K16, wrap1, turn. 4th row: P14, wrap1, turn. 
Next row: K to end. P 1 row.
Next row: Inc in first st, k9, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k10, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k9, inc in last st – 38 sts. P 1 row.
Next row: K11, [k2tog] twice, k8, [k2tog] twice, k11 – 34 sts. P 1 row. 
Next row: K8, [k2tog] 3 times, k6, [k2tog] 3 times, k8 – 28 sts. P 1 row.**
Shape leg: Inc 1 st at each end of next row – 30 sts. Ss 5 rows.
1st inc row: Inc in first st, k12, inc in next st, k1 and mark this st, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k1 – 34 sts. Ss 3 rows.
2nd inc row: Inc in first st, k to within 1 st of marked st, inc in next st, k1, inc in next st, k to last 2 sts, inc in next st, k1.
Repeat last 4 rows, 3 times more – 50 sts. P 1 row.
3rd inc row: K to with in 1 st of marked st, inc in next st, k1, inc in next st, k to end. P 1 row. 
Work 2nd inc row. Repeat last 4 rows, once more – 62 sts. ***
Next row: P31, cast off last 31 sts.
Leave remaining 31 sts on a st holder.
Front leg: Work as back leg to **. 
Shape leg: Inc 1 st at each end of next row and 2 following 6th rows – 34 sts. Ss 3 rows.
1st inc row: [Inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k1] twice – 38 sts. Ss 3 rows.
2nd inc row: [Inc in next st, kl 6, inc in next st, k1] twice – 42 sts. Ss 3 rows.
3rd inc row: [Inc in next st, kl 8, inc in next st, k1] twice – 46 sts. Ss 3 rows.
Body: Joining row: Cast off first 23 sts, k to end of front leg, cast on 16 sts, then with right side facing, k31 sts of back leg – 70 sts.
Fold each leg in half with wrong sides together and join back leg seams. Ss 3 rows.
Inc 1 st at each end of next row and 3 following 6th rows – 78 sts. P 1 row.
Inc 1 st at beginning of next row and 3 following alternate rows – 82 sts. P 1 row.
Place green marker at each end of last row.
Shape side of head: Next row: K3, inc in each of next 4 sts, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 85 sts. P 1 row.
Next row: K7, inc in each of next 5 sts, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 89 sts. P 1 row.
Next row: K10, inc in each of next 5 sts, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 93 sts.
Cast off 6 sts at beginning of next row – 87 sts.
Next row: K15, [k2tog] twice, k22, cast off next 6 sts, k to end. Work on last 40 sts for body top.
Body top: Cast off 8 sts at beginning of next 2 rows – 24 sts. Cast off.
Shape top of head: With wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to remaining 39 sts and p to end. Place orange marker at end of last row.
Next row: Cast off 3 sts, k8 sts more, inc in next st, [k2tog] twice, k22 – 35 sts.
Cast off 7 sts at beginning of next row – 28 sts.
Next row: Cast off 2 sts, k8 sts more, inc in next st, k2tog, k14 – 26 sts.
Next row: Cast off 4 sts and mark last cast off st with purple marker, p to end – 22 sts.
Cast off 2 sts at beginning of next 4 rows – 14 sts.
Next row: [K2tog, k5] twice – 12 sts. Dec 1 st at beginning of next row – 11 sts.
Next row: K2tog, k3, k2tog, k4 – 9 sts. Dec 1 st at beginning of next row – 8 sts.
Next row: K2tog, k1, [k2tog] twice, k1 – 5 sts. Cast off.
Left side legs, body and head
Work as right side legs, body and head reversing shapings by reading p for k and k for p.
Join top of body between green and purple markers.
Soles (make 4)
With 3mm needles, cast on 7 sts for back edge.
Work in ss and inc 1 st at each end of first row and 3 following alternate rows – 15 sts. Ss 11 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end of next 2 rows – 11 sts. Cast off.
With leg seam at centre of cast-on edge, sew in soles.
Head gusset
With 3mm needles, cast on 2 sts.
1st row: Inc kwise in first st, k1 — 3 sts. P 1 row.
Inc 1 st at each end of next row and 9 following alternate rows – 23 sts. Ss 9 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end of next row and 2 following 6th rows – 17 sts. Ss 3 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end of next row and following 4th row – 13 sts. Ss 3 rows.
Break off yarn.
Placing cast-on edge to purple markers and needle holding sts level with orange markers at front of head sides, sew in head gusset.
Muzzle
With right side facing and using 3mm needles, pick up and k9 sts from green to orange markers at right side head, k13 sts of head gusset, then pick up and k9 sts from orange to green markers at left side of head-31 sts. P 1 row.
Next row: K2tog, k6, skpo, k11, k2tog, k6, k2tog – 27 sts. Ss 5 rows.
Next row: K2tog, k5, skpo, k9, k2tog, k5, k2tog – 23 sts.
Dec 1 st at each end of next row – 21 sts. K 1 row.
Dec 1 st at each end of next 2 rows – 17 sts.
Next row: Cast off 5 sts, p6 sts more, cast off last 5 sts, turn and rejoin yarn to remaining 7 sts.
Ss 6 rows. Do not break off the yarn.
Join the 5 cast-off sts to last 6 row-ends at each side of muzzle.
Underside of head and body
Continue on the 7 sts of muzzle and ss 4 rows.
Inc 1 st at each end of next row and 2 following 6th rows -13 sts. Ss 9 rows.
Inc 1 st at each end of next row and following 10th row – 17 sts. Ss 7 rows.
Place red markers at each end of last row. Ss 20 rows.
1 st inc row: K7, inc in next st, place marker between last st and next st, inc in next st, k8 – 19 sts. Ss 5 rows.
2nd inc row: K to with in 1 st of marker, inc in each of next 2 sts, k to end. Ss 3 rows.
Place red markers at each end of last row. Work 2nd inc row – 23 sts. Ss 3 rows. Work 2nd inc row. P 1 row.
Repeat last 2 rows, twice more, then work 2nd inc row again – 31 sts. Ss 9 rows.
Place blue markers at each end of last row.
1st dec row: K13, k2tog, k1 and mark this st, k2tog, k13 – 29 sts. Ss 3 rows.
2nd dec row: K to within 2 sts of marked st, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k to end. Ss 3 rows.
Work 2nd dec row. P 1 row.
Repeat last 2 rows, 4 times more, then work 2nd dec row again – 15 sts. Ss 5 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end of next row and 2 following 6th rows – 9 sts.
Place blue marker at each end of last row. Ss 5 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end of next row and 2 following 6th rows – 3 sts. P3tog and fasten off.
With the fastened-off edge to green marker at back of body and sewing the cast-off part of back legs between blue markers and front legs between red markers, sew underside in position, leaving an opening. Stuff head and legs then body firmly and close opening. To stop legs spreading apart, hold toy in standing position, re-stitch inside of legs to underside along the crease, pushing the excess fabric into body.
With Black, embroider eyes, nose and mouth as shown in photo.
Ears (make 2)
With 3mm needles, cast on 7 sts.
Work in ss and inc 1 st at each end of first row and 3 following alternate rows – 15 sts. Ss 3 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end of next row and 3 following alternate rows – 7 sts. Cast off.
Fold ears in half with wrong sides together and oversew open edge. Fold this edge in half and sew to top of head.
Scarf
With 4mm needles and Red, cast on 20 sts.
Work 166 rows in ssand stripes of 2 rows Red and 2 rows White. Cast off.
Allowing edges of scarf to roll, place scarf round bear’s neck and tie.

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