Easy Plush Bear Knitting Pattern

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Easy Plush Bear Knitting Pattern- beginner-friendly knitting pattern for this cute plush bear.

Easy Plush Bear Knitting Pattern

  There are so many cute knitting patterns for plush animals, but almost none of them are beginner-friendly. This little knitted toy bear is here to change that! This flat knit bear knitting pattern is so easy, that anyone with basic knitting skills can make it.


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Easy Plush Bear Knitting Pattern

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Yarn:  Lion Brand Basic Stitch in Ivy 

Needles: size US 7 single point knitting needles 

Also needed: button or safety eyes, poly fill stuffing, tapestry needle

Gauge: Not necessary for this project

Size: Bear measures approximately 10 1/2 inches tall

Teddy Bear Pattern instructions:

Left Leg:
Cast on 10 sts.
1st row: (Kfb. K1) 5 times. 15 sts.
2nd row: Knit.
3rd row: (Kfb. K2) 5 times. 20 sts.
Work in garter st until work from the beginning measures 3 inches. End on a wrong side row.
Break yarn, leaving sts on a stitch holder.

Right Leg:

Work the same as the left leg, but do not break the yarn.

For the Body:

Row 1: (right side). Knit the 20 across the Right

Knit 20 stitches across the Left Leg. (40 sts)
Place marker at each end of the last row.
Work in garter st until work from marked row measures approximately 2 3/4 inches. End on a wrong side row.

For the Shoulders:

Row 1: K7. (K2tog) 4 times. K10. (K2tog) 4 times. K7. (32 sts)
Knit 5 rows.
Next row: K5. (K2tog) 4 times. K6. (K2tog) 4 times. K5. (24 sts)
Knit 1 row.

For the Head:

Row 1: *K1. Kfb. Rep from * to end of row. (36 sts)
Knit 19 rows.

For the Bear Ears:

Row 1: K7. (K2tog) twice. K14. (K2tog) twice. K7. (32 sts)
Row 2 : Knit across.
Row 3: K6. (K2tog) twice. K12. (K2tog) twice. K6. (28 sts)

Row 4: Knit across.
Row 5: K5. (K2tog) twice. K10. (K2tog) twice. K5. 24 sts.
Cast off.

For the Arms:

Cast on 20 sts.
Knit 20 rows.
Next row: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 14 sts.
Next row: Knit across.
Next row: *K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 7 sts.

Break yarn and thread through the remaining stitches. Pull to tighten.

How to assemble the knit bear

Easy Plush Bear Knitting Pattern

Turn the finished piece over and sew the back seam (don’t sew the legs yet) and the seam at the top of head.

Easy Plush Bear Knitting Pattern

Stuff the bear, add the eyes and nose and sew the seams closed.

Easy Plush Bear Knitting Pattern

Sew the arm seam. Stuff with poly fill and sew the arm to the side of the bear. Repeat on the other side.

Easy Plush Bear Knitting Pattern

Sew through both sides of the bear approximately 1/4 inch in to make the ears.

Easy Plush Bear Knitting Pattern

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I love seeing your finished projects! If you enjoyed making this post Flat Knit Plush Bear Knitting Pattern or any of my other easy knitting patterns for beginner knitters, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, just tag me @ginamicheleblog. Happy knitting!

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