Waaaay back at the beginning of the year, I promised I’d finish 12 Mother Bears this year- one for each month this year.
Well. I got close.
None of them are officially “finished,” but, I’ve got a half dozen knit up and stuffed, and five that have been knitted, but still need to be assembled.
And I’ve got one bear still on the needles. I’m just about to the legs… and I’m just about to run out of the pants color.I guess this bear is going to be wearing shorts… and a scarf. I suppose that makes sense.
I still have a couple days until the official end of the year- if I work like the wind (and get some more stuffing; I’m just about out), maybe I’ll be able to make it through and finish off all 12 bears.
Hey guys! Guess what?
I made another bear. (Surprise!)
But this one’s a little different- it’s a crochet bear, using the “Seamless Crochet Pattern.” (Available here!)This bear went so fast! I basically made him in a weekend, in-between doing a bunch of other stuff. It was fun watching the bear growing so quickly- more satisfying than the knit bears, which can be a little slow. I love how the arms are attached on this pattern (more like a raglan sweater, than just sewn on). And, I was able to weave in all the ends as I went, which made finishing-up a breeze.But it wasn’t all rainbows and kittens, my friends. This bear is a little skinny for my liking- I like my bears nice and chubby and squishable. Also, this little guy used so much more yarn than my knit bears did.
And, I don’t know if you can see in these pictures, but the bear ended up weirdly twisty. (See how his feet are kind of off-kilter and his hips are pointing to the left?) To be fair, I think that was me, not the pattern. I was feeling pretty arrogant when I got the pattern and thought they had made a mistake, but I’m not so sure it was a mistake now. I think I’ll try it again as written and see if I get a better result.
Have you tried the crochet bear pattern yet? Are you still making bears? I’d love to hear how your bears are going!