Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Red Heart and Teddy Bears pt 4

Having not found any pictures of this bear, or Wilbur, has not stopped me from my quest to have a bear.  Yes, I'm a grandmother now.  No the girls don't need any more stuffies.  Definitely the girls don't have room for something this size.  Maybe I will do this bear in fingering weight yarn and have a desk bear.  Maybe I'll make this bear in size 20 thread and have a key chain.  Maybe not.  Things on my key chain tend to become filthy pretty fast.

Either way this is the time to make the face parts and perhaps anything else I deem necessary to a bear's appearance.  First things first, we will need eyes, muzzle, nose, ears for the face.  If you choose claws for the paws for the legs, I'll include directions.

Maybe a honey pot such as Winnie the Pooh carries, maybe a fish as the different shows portray bears loving.  Maybe a tie for his neck.  Maybe a lei for her neck.  Perhaps a hat to keep his head warm this winter........  The sky is the limit.

Claws

With a white, beige, or grey, if you like realistic, any other color if your bear is stylish and has painted claws.  Leaving a 8" tail, ch 5.  Turn, sl st back the same 5 ch in the back bump.  Fasten off leaving an 8" tail.  Make 16.  Bears I think have 4 toes on each foot on each leg.  If I'm wrong, let me know.

Ears

Choose the color for the ears. Leaving a 8" tail,  Ch 6, DTR 9 times in the first ch.  Fasten off. leaving 8".  Make 2.

Eyes

Using black or very dark brown, again this is realistic.  Pick an eye color you like. Leaving a 8" tail, Ch 3, 14 hdc in first ch.  Join in top of ch 3 with sl st.  Fasten off leaving 8".  Make 2.

Muzzle

Choose the color for the muzzle that works best with your bear's face.  Ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring. 
Rd 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in ring.  Join with a sl st in top of ch 3.
Rd 2: Ch 3, dc in 2 dc, 2 dc in dc, *dc in 3 dc, 2 dc in dc.  Rep from * around.  Join with a sl st in top of the ch 3.  There will be 3 increases in the muzzle.
Rd 3: Ch 3, dc in 3 dc, 2 dc in dc, * dc in 4 dc, 2 dc in dc. Rep from * around.  Join with a sl st in top of the ch 3.
Rd 4: Ch 3, dc in 4 dc, 2 dc in dc, * dc in 5 dc, 2 dc in dc. Rep from * around.  Join with a sl st in top of the ch 3.
Rd 5: Ch 3, dc in 5 dc, 2 dc in dc, * dc in 6 dc, 2 dc in dc. Rep from * around.  Join with a sl st in top of the ch 3.
Rd 6: Ch 3, dc in 6 dc, 2 dc in dc, * dc in 7 dc, 2 dc in dc. Rep from * around.  Join with a sl st in top of the ch 3.
Rd 7: Ch 3, dc in 7 dc, 2 dc in dc, * dc in 8 dc, 2 dc in dc. Rep from * around.  Join with a sl st in top of the ch 3.  Fasten off leaving a 20" tail.

Nose

With black, again realistic, or color of your choice, ch 7.  
Rd 1: in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to the last, working in the back loop sc in each.  Work 3 sc in last ch, turn work.  Working in the back loop sc in each back to the first sc, 2 sc in that ch st.
Rd 2:  2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc to the st in the middle of the last 3 sc cluster.  3 sc.   2sc, hdc, dc tr, dc, hdc, 2 sc.  Join with a sl st to the first sc in this rd.  Fasten off.  Leave a 12" tail.

Tie (Do not use if there is any chance the recipient could use this to harm him or herself.)

Ch 8.
R 1: in 2nd ch and each across, sc.  ch 2. Turn.
R 2: hdc in each sc.  ch 1, turn.
R 3: sc in each hdc.  ch 2, turn.
Rep R 2 & 3 until tie measures 30 inches. Fasten off.  Weave ends. Tie in a traditional Windsor Knot or as a Bow Tie.

Flower

Visit Lion Brand for a multitude of flowers.  Leave a 12" tail at the beginning.  Use this to sew to the head over an ear.  Or Use this tail to tie together a bunch of flowers creating a lei.  Or safer still, use the tail to sew the flowers to the bear in a lei form.