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10 Teddies for National Teddy Bear Day!

September 9 is National Teddy Bear day! This provides an excuse (as if you really need one!) to make some adorable projects. Below is a compilation of free knit and crochet patterns you can use to celebrate Teddy Bear day using your favorite craft.

Knit Designs

Tubby Teddy Sock Critter

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This sock-critter style teddy bear is knit in pieces and stuffed with fiberfill. Teddy shown has felt eyes. Do not use felt is Teddy is for a child! Knit using Wool Ease yarn.

Henri the Bear

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This tiny knitted bear is worked up in Vanna's Choice yarn. Designed by Rachel Borello Carroll, it is available as a free download on Ravelry.com

Basic Bear


This basic teddy bear shape is great for experimenting with different yarns and weights. Make your bear plain in a solid yarn or stripe, embellish, and decorate to make it unique! Pattern courtesy of Sara Lee.

Yet Another Teddy


Yet Another Teddy V2.0 was designed by Susan Dennis and is available as a free download via Ravelry. Choose your favorite worsted weight yarn, like Wool Ease or Vanna's Choice, and knit on.

Crochet Designs

Lil Classic Teddy Bear

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This sweet design by Rachel Hoe (Little Yarn Friends) is a perfect classic teddy bear design. Choose your favorite yarns (pattern class for DK) and colors. Changing the weight of the yarn and hook size will give you a family of bears!

Tatty Teddy

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This adorable tiny teddy is crocheted in Lion Brand Wool Ease. Pattern is brought to you free by Hannah Daley.

Crochet Teddy


This design from B.Hooked is worked up in Heartland yarn. It is sweet and romantic with a slight rustic chic vibe. perfect to crochet for a loved one. And, of course, for yourself!

Lil' Straw Bear-ies


This pattern is an original by Rachel H. of Little Yarn Friends. You'll need some DK weight yarn, fiberfill, felt, and safety eyed.

Crochet Teddy Bottle Cover

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This cute bottle cover is made to look like a teddy bear. Cute overload! Designed by Divya Natesan (Hello Stitches XO).

Zan's Crochet Teddy Bear

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This free crochet pattern is brought to you by Zan Merry (Zan Crochet). The design uses a 2mm crochet hook. You can adjust the size of the finished bear by using a different size hook and the appropriate yarn to coordinate with it.

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