Crocheted Teddy Bear
Teddy is my newest crochet design, thanks to the cold snap we had. I say “had”, because the weather today is warm and beautiful and tomorrow is supposed to be even better. I have no doubt more cold weather is still to come, but for now I am taking the great days as they come.
To begin with I made six bears to convince myself the instructions I had come up with were consistently understandable.
Once I was happy with the crochet instructions it was time to give these little guys some personality.
I considered using French knots for the eyes, but the knots just got lost in the yarn stitches. I opted for black beads instead.
The stitches for the nose was also a bit challenging. Embroidered satin stitches on crocheted yarn stitches didn’t turn out the way I envisioned, but the more I did it the more I liked the scrappy vintage look of the stitches.
The heart was made using a pop can and a heart-shaped paper punch. I pierced the heart with a pin and attached it to Teddy’s chest using red floss.
The finishing touch on this little charmer was the blue and white bow made from homespun fabric.
I listed the finished teddy bears in my Etsy shop this morning.