Monday, February 17, 2020

Irish Bear

I finished this guy up just before the Super Bowl. I'm working on getting the St. Patrick's Day holiday box ready to mail and he seemed like he'd be a good addition.

The pattern comes from an out of print American School of Needlework Crochet Pairs of Bears #1182 for those of you who may want to look for it. The original bears are much smaller. The pattern calls for them to be made from sport weight yarn and a C hook. This did not work for my plan so I used worsted weight 4 yarn and a g hook. I liked the outcome. I still have the Mrs. to make but I have time as I write this on Super Bowl Sunday and the kids likely are still playing with the Valentine items I sent.

The most challenging parts I found were the jacket and the tail. I didn't get the tail quite right so it doesn't actually stick out of the hole in the pants the way it is supposed to as it is too flat. The jacket finally came out but it took me two tries before I was sure I had it right. I chose to sew the buckles on rather than use felt as suggested in the pattern. I didn't want stuff coming off with little hands.


Maureen said...

This is so cute! I love at how it turned out. How long did it take you to finish one?

Maureen |

Sheltie Times said...

It was a few days. If not for the jacket it would probably have been a one to 2 day project. The jacket made it a little more of a problem.

Teresa B said...

So cute! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

Donna @ Modern on Monticello said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing all of your great projects with us at #HomeMattersParty

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