June 11, 2023

Ready Teddy in a square

Ready Teddies by Marion Starr are not only easy but also are lot's of fun to knit. 

Ready Teddy in a square 8ply wool x 3.75mm needles x 5 colors Square is knitted in garter stitch except for the head which is knitted in stocking stitch.

Color 1. Cast on 30 stitches and knit 4 rows of garter stitch.
Color 2. Knit 20 rows
Color 3. Knit 2 rows.
Color 4. Knit 14 rows.
Color 5. Knit 18 rows in stocking stitch.

Cast off.
Iron edges flat.
  1. Turn square to the wrong side and tie off color joins in securing. Pin long sides together in matching colors.
  1. Starting at the bottom, sew back stitch seam 2 stitches from the edge.
  2. Pin top edges and sews with backstitch seam.
  3. Turn to the right side and lift out the top corners, if necessary, with a wool needle for the ear point.
  4. Sew running stitch from front and back diagonally for each ear and gather slightly to shape to the front.
  5. Fill the tube with fiberfill firming head shape until well filled. Sew across the base of the tube adding extra fiber if necessary.
  6. Legs - Stitch from the center front through to the center back to divide the body in half, starting about four rows below the waist.
  7. Arms - Stitch arms starting at the waist and sew up to about three rows below the neck.
  8. Neck - With head color and starting at the side seam, sew running stitch around the bottom row of head shape and pull two ends together tightly to shape the neck.
  9. Tie off and secure. Features - Mark the position of the eyes with pins.
  10. Embroider eyes, nose, and mouth with darker wool.
  11. Safety - Do not use plastic eyes as children can swallow them. Do not add extra wool around the neck.  
Ready Teddies by Marion Starr

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