We’re in the home stretch, folks! I wanted to send the bears out by Christmas, and I think I’ll make it. I’ve knit up seven bears in the last couple months, and they’ve all got faces. Now all I need to do is give them a little stuffing and make them lovely and chubby. Time to break out the poly-fill.
I started by fluffing up some poly-fill and adding it by small hand-fulls to my completed bear, massaging it as I went to avoid lumps. (He looks like a little zombie potato right now. Braaaains…. braaaaains…)
Then, using the long tail left over from the cast on, I whip-stitched this guy’s head closed.
And made ears by sewing a little diagonal running stitch seam at the base of each ear. (They turned out a little pointy, so maybe this is a teddy-cat, not a teddy-bear.)
Then, to make a neck and get rid of the whole potato-head thing he’s got going on, I carefully ran my needle through around his neck, starting and ending at the back of his head.
I tied the ends together tightly, and wove in the ends.
This formed a a nice, round, non-potato head. Adorable!
Then I wove in the ends on his little scarf and wrapped it around his neck, adding a little stitch to hold the knot in place.Done! And, adorable!
Thinking about joining the Mother Bear party? It’s not too late! Get your pattern here!