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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.