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Foliage Bear

knit in Foliage®
Skill level: Experienced

This is a knit pattern.

 

 

Instructions

Abbreviations & Terms

 

 

Yarn used ...

         
 Foliage 

 

SIZE
Approximately 10” tall.

 

MATERIALS
BERROCO FOLIAGE (50 grs), 1 ball #5904 Coleus.
Straight knitting needles, size 11 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
Black embroidery floss.
Tapestry needle.
1 St holder.
Small amount of polyfil for stuffing.

 

GAUGE
13 sts = 4”;  18 rows = 4” in St st.
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

 

STITCH GLOSSARY
Inc 1
K in front and back of next st.

WTS
Sl 1, bring yarn to RS of work, return slipped st back to LH needle, turn work, bring yarn to WS of work, sl 1 purlwise.

 

BACK
1st Leg
With straight needles, cast on 4 sts.
Row 1 (RS):  Inc 1, k2, inc 1 – 6 sts.
Row 2 and all WS rows:  Purl.
Row 3:  K1, (Inc 1) 4 times, k1 – 10 sts.
Row 5:  K8, WTS, p5, WTS, k7 – 10 sts.
Row 7:  K2, SSK, k2, k2 tog, k2 – 8 sts.
Rows 9, 11 and 13:  Knit – 8 sts.
Row 15:  K1, SSK, k2, k2 tog, k1 – 6 sts.  Break off yarn and sl 6 sts to st holder.
2nd Leg
Work same as for 1st Leg, end on Row 15, leaving sts on needle.
Joining Row (WS):  Purl 6 sts, cast on 1 st, purl 6 sts from holder – 13 sts.

 

BODY
Row 1:  K4, Inc 1, k3, Inc 1, k4 – 15 sts.
Row 2 and all WS rows (unless otherwise specified):  Purl.
Row 3:  K2, Inc 1, (k4, Inc 1) twice, k2 – 18 sts.
Row 5:  K16, WTS, p13, WTS, k12, WTS, p11, WTS, k10, WTS, p9, WTS, k13 – 18 sts.
Row 7:  K5, SSK, k4, k2 tog, k5 – 16 sts.
Row 9:  (K1, SSK) twice, k4, k2 tog, k1, k2 tog, k1 – 12 sts.
Row 11:  K2, SSK, k4, k2 tog, k2 – 10 sts.
Row 12 (WS):  Purl 10, then cast on 9 sts (1st arm) – 19 sts.
Row 13:  K9 (1st arm), k10, then cast on 9 sts (2nd arm) – 28 sts.
Rows 15, 17 and 19:  Knit – 28 sts.
Row 21:  Bind off 9 sts, k to end – 19 sts.
Row 22 (WS):  Bind off 9 sts purlwise, p to end – 10 sts.

 

HEAD
Row 1 (RS):  SSK, k6, k2 tog – 8 sts.
Row 2 and all WS rows:  Purl.
Row 3:  Inc 1, k1, Inc 1, k2, Inc 1, k1, Inc 1 – 12 sts.
Row 5:  Inc 1, k3, Inc 1, k2, Inc 1, k3, WTS, p11, WTS, k10, WTS, p9, WTS, k10, Inc 1 – 16 sts.
Row 7:  Inc 1, k3, Inc 1, k6, Inc 1, k3, Inc 1 – 20 sts.
Row 9:  K4, Inc 1, k10, Inc 1, k4 – 22 sts.
Row 11:  K5, SSK, k8, k2 tog, k5 – 20 sts.
Row 13:  K2, SSK, (k5, k2 tog) twice, k2 – 17 sts.
Row 15:  SSK, k13, WTS, p12, WTS, k10, WTS, p8, WTS, k6,
WTS, p4, WTS, k8, k2 tog – 15 sts.
Row 17:  K5, sl sts to holder, bind off 5 sts, k to end – 5 sts.
Note:  We made an optional eyelet in the 1st ear of our bear.  This is so that the bear can be tied through the ear onto a high chair or car seat.  (Please never leave a child unattended with anything tied onto a string to prevent choking.)  If you do not wish to make the eyelet, work both ears same as 2nd ear.
1st Ear:  Purl 5.
Row 1 (RS):  (Inc 1, k1) twice, Inc 1 – 8 sts.
Row 2:  Purl.
Row 3:  K4, yo, k4 – 9 sts.
Row 4:  P2 tog, p5, p2 tog – 7 sts.
Row 5:  K2 tog, k3, k2 tog – 5 sts.
Row 6:  Bind off as follows:  K2 tog, k1, k2 tog.
2nd Ear:  With WS facing, join yarn and purl 5 sts from holder.
Row 1 (RS):  (Inc 1, k1) twice, Inc 1 – 8 sts.
Row 2:  Purl.
Row 3:  Knit.
Row 4:  P2 tog, p4, p2 tog – 6 sts.
Row 5:  K2 tog, k2, k2 tog – 4 sts.
Row 6:  (K2 tog) twice, bind off last 2 sts.

 

FRONT
1st Leg:  With straight needles, cast on 4 sts.
Row 1 (RS):  Inc 1, k2, Inc 1 – 6 sts.
Row 2 and all WS rows:  Purl.
Row 3:  K1, (Inc 1) 4 times, k1 – 10 sts.
Row 5:  K8, WTS, p5, WTS, k4, WTS, p3, WTS, k6 – 10 sts.
Row 7:  K3, SSK, k2 tog, k3 – 8 sts.
Rows 9, 11 and 13:  Knit – 8 sts.
Row 15:  K1, SSK, k2, k2 tog, k1 – 6 sts.  Break off yarn and sl 6
sts to st holder.
2nd Leg:  Work same as for 1st Leg, end on Row 15, leaving sts
on needle.
Joining Row (WS):  Purl 6, cast on 1 st, purl 6 sts from holder – 13 sts.

 

BODY
Row 1 (RS):  K5, Inc 1, k1, Inc 1, k5 – 15 sts.
Row 2 and all WS rows (unless otherwise specified):  Purl.
Row 3:  Inc 1, k5, Inc 1, k1, Inc 1, k5, Inc 1 – 19 sts.
Row 5:  K15, WTS, p10, WTS, k8, WTS, p6, WTS, k4, WTS, p2,
WTS, k10 – 19 sts.
Row 7:  K5, SSK, k5, k2 tog, k5 – 17 sts.
Row 9:  K4, SSK, k5, k2 tog, k4 – 15 sts.
Row 11:  K2, SSK, k7, k2 tog, k2 – 13 sts.
Row 12 (WS):  P13, then cast on 9 sts (1st arm) – 22 sts.
Row 13:  K9 (1st arm), k13, then cast on 9 sts (2nd arm) – 31 sts.
Row 15:  K12, SSK, k3, k2 tog, k12 – 29 sts.
Row 17:  Knit – 29 sts.
Row 19:  K11, SSK, k3, k2 tog, k11 – 27 sts.
Row 21:  Bind off 9 sts, k to end – 18 sts.
Row 22 (WS):  Bind off 9 sts purlwise, p to end – 9 sts.

 

HEAD
Row 1 (RS):  SSK, k5, k2 tog – 7 sts.
Row 2 and all WS rows:  Purl.
Row 3:  (K1, Inc 1) 3 times, k1 – 10 sts.
Row 5:  (Inc 1) twice, k1, (Inc 1) 4 times, k1, (Inc 1) twice – 18 sts.
Row 7:  K2, Inc 1, k3, Inc 1, k4, Inc 1, k2, WTS, p11, WTS, k9, WTS, p7, WTS, k5, WTS, p3, WTS, k8, Inc 1, k2 – 22 sts.
Row 9:  K1, Inc 1, k5, (SSK) twice, (k2 tog) twice, k5, Inc 1, k1 – 20 sts.
Row 11:  K9, k2 tog, k9 – 19 sts.
Row 13:  K2, SSK, k11, k2 tog, k2 – 17 sts.
Row 15:  SSK, k13, WTS, p12, WTS, k10, WTS, p8, WTS, k6, WTS, p4, WTS, k8, k2 tog – 15 sts.
Row 17:  K5, sl these sts onto holder, bind off 5 sts, k to end – 5 sts.
Ears:  Work same as for back ears, making optional eyelet in 2nd ear instead of 1st ear.

 

FINISHING
Sew back and front of bear together, leaving ears and bound-off sts at top of head open for stuffing.  Stuff legs and arms first, making them quite firm.  Stuff body next, being sure to stuff lightly so that bear is huggable.  Stuff muzzle next, then head.  This makes the muzzle stand out.  Sew bound-off sts and ears tog.  Embroider the face with embroidery floss as in photo.

Optional:  If desired, you may work running sts around the muzzle with matching yarn and pull up slightly for more definition.  You may also sew across the base of ears and around curve of ear to give the ear more shape.