Approximately 10 1/2 tall.
BERROCO PLUSH (50 grs), 1 ball #1947 Bubblegum,
#1023 Shocking Pink or #1901 Cream (1 ball for each bear).
Straight knitting needles, size 8 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
Small amount of polyester fill for stuffing.
1/2 yd ribbon for neck bow.
7 sts = 2; 11 rows = 2 in Reverse St st.
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.
Legs: With straight needles, cast on 2 sts. With 2nd end of ball,
cast on 2 sts. Note: Both legs are worked at once. Working in Reverse
St st, inc 1 st at each end of the next 3 rows 8 sts. Work 15 rows
even, end on WS.
Join Legs: Next Row (RS): Purl 8 with 1st end, cut 2nd end and
p the last 8 sts with 1st end 16 sts. Work even in Reverse St
st for 5 rows, end on WS. Dec 1 st at each end of next row, then every
other RS row once more 12 sts. Work even for 3 rows, end on WS.
Shape Arms: Cast on 6 sts at beg of the next 2 rows 24 sts.
Inc 1 st at each end of next 2 RS rows 28 sts. Work 3 rows even.
Dec 1 st at each end of next 2 RS rows, end on WS 24 sts. Bind
off 8 sts at beg of the next 2 rows 8 sts.
Shape Head: Inc 1 st at each end of the next 5 rows 18 sts.
Work even for 10 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of the next 5 rows, end on
WS. Bind off remaining 8 sts. Place markers at each end of the last group
of sts bound off at top of head. Place 2nd set of markers on each side
of head 1 from first set of markers
Left Ear: With RS facing, using straight needles, pick up 8 sts
between left set of markers. Beg with a k row, work even in Reverse St
st for 4 rows.
Next Row (WS): K2 tog, k4, k2 tog 6 sts. Bind off all sts.
Work right ear to correspond to left ear.
Work same as for Front.
Hold wrong sides of pieces tog. Beg at side edge of bear, sew pieces tog
using an overcast st. Keep sts close together so that no stuffing will
poke out. Note: It is easier to stuff the head, arms and legs as you go
along, leaving the body for last. When bear is entirely stuffed, fasten
off securely. Tie bow at neck if desired. Caution: Remove ribbon
before giving to a baby to prevent choking hazard.