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Home : Patterns : Little Felted Spool-Knit Teddy Bear

Free Knitting Pattern: Little Felted Spool-Knit Teddy Bear

Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern #: BK4K-0602008
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Approximately 3.5 in [8.5 cm] tall

PUBLISHED IN:  By Kids, For Kids

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This simple felted little teddy bear is made using braid from a spool knitter (superknitter).
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 820-099: Lion Wool Yarn: Winter White
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*Lion Wool (Article #820). 100% wool; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (158yds/144m) pull skeins

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Note: Note: One skein will make 8 - 10 bears!
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Additional Materials
  1. Black Beads for eyes (Optional)
  2. Black embroidery thread and embroidery needle

Little Felted Spool-Knit Teddy Bear

Lion Brand® Lion® Wool


Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

With your spool knitter, create three pieces of braid using 2 strand of Lion Wool worked together; one approximately 18 inches long, one approximately 4 inches long and one approximately 4.5 inches long. The first piece will become the body of the bear, the second the arms and the third the legs.
Starting with the body piece, fold it approximately in half, leaving one side about an inch longer than the other. Thread the large-eyed, blunt needle with yarn and stitch through the braid approximately 1 inch [2.5 cm] from the folded point. This will become the head of your bear.

Using the longer piece of braid, bring it up in back of the loop that you just created and pull it through so it stick out on the other side about 1/2 in [1 cm]. This will be the nose of your bear.

Bring the other end up to the point where you sewed through the braid to create the loop. Take a few stitches to tack that end into place.

Cut a 8-in [20 cm] piece of yarn, double it over and tie around the place where the stitches were taken to make the neck. You'll now have a loop on top with the 'nose' sticking through and two loops below. Position the two short pieces through the loop -- the shorter one for the arms is closer to the head than the piece that is the legs.
Starting at the head, sew down the right side of the bear, joining front to back and the arms and legs to the body. Sew the left side together in the same manner. Sew the bear together in the center down the tummy and up the back.

When you reach the head, use a few stitches to hold the nose in place and add several stitches for the ears.


Wash the little bear by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate. To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry. Remove from dryer and tweak into shape.


Using the embroidery needle and thread, add a nose and mouth to the bear. If it is for a child under the age of three, embroider eyes as well. For an older child, use small black beads.

Trim with ribbon or as desired.


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Little Felted Spool-Knit Teddy Bear Reviewed by Deb Degan on 2009-09-21 *****
This is a great little bear that everyone falls in love with!
Easily made from start to finish in about 1.5 hours.

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