Thursday, 27 August 2015

Keyring Teddy Bear




Materials Needed
  • DK or light DK yarn in coat colour, main colour, muzzle colour (optional, it can be the same as main colour) + small amounts of black for embroidering face features.
  • A 2.5 mm crochet hook. The size of the hook is important, as anything bigger than 2.5 mm might result in an animal that is too big for a keyring. 
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing.
  • A pair of 6 mm safety eyes.
  • A yarn needle for sewing the different parts together.
  • An embroidery needle for embroidering face features. 
  • A stitch marker for working in the round (I use a bit of contrasting yarn, but you can also use especially designed plastic ones).
  • A keyring keychain.

Body and Head

Start with coat colour
R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6)
R2: inc in each (12)
R3: (inc, 1) x 6 (18)
R4 & 5: sc in each         (18)
R6: (dec, 4) x 3 (15)
R7: sc in each         (15)
R8: (dec, 3) x 3 (12) cc to main colour
R9: sc in each         (12)
R10: (dec, 2) x 3 (9)
R11: inc in each (18)
R12: (inc, 2) x 6 (24)
R13-16: sc in each         (24)
Insert safety eyes between R14 and R15 (2 rounds below the current one), ~ 5 sts apart. 
R17: (dec, 2) x 6 (18)
Stuff body and head. Add extra stuffing as you go. 
R18: (dec, 1) x 6 (12) 
R19: dec x 6          (6)
FO, leaving long tail for sewing to the keyring. 

Legs (make 4)

Start with main colour
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: sc in each          (6) cc to coat colour
R3-6: sc in each (6)
Stuff with the loose ends of yarn. 
Sl st. 
FO, leaving long tail for sewing. 
Sew legs to the body. I sew the back legs in a seating position. 

Muzzle

With main colour or a lighter colour such as cream or white.
R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6)
R2: (inc, 1) x 3 (9)
R3: sc in each         (9)
Sl st. 
FO, leaving long tail for sewing. 

Ears (make 2)

With main colour.
R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6)
R2-3: sc in each (6)         (6)
Sl st. 
FO, leaving long tail for sewing.

Finishing

Sew muzzle and ears to head. 
Embroider face features (see photos for guidance). 
Attach bear to keyring. 



5 comments:

  1. This teddy - and all of your little "creatures" are so darned cute!
    Thank you for sharing so generously with us!
    I hadn't thought of keyrings as gifts until I saw these little guys...now it seems it could be a great alternative!

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