October 16, 2013

Ko-Balt, the Blue Teddy Bear






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Materials:
  • size F (3.75mm) and G (4mm) crochet hooks
  • Lion Brand Wool-Ease; “Blue Mist" (MC), "Wood Print" (CC1)
  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice; "Sweet Pea" (CC2), "Kelly Green" (CC3)
  • yarn needle
  • stuffing

Instructions:

LEGS
Make 2.
With MC and size F (3.75mm) crochet hook, create a magic ring and 8 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2sc in each sc around. (16)
Round 2: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (24)
Round 3: Sc in each sc around.
Round 4: *(Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (32)
Round 5: Sc in next sc, *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc), repeat from * to last 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc. (40)
Rounds 6-38: (33 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

FOOT PADS
Make 4.
With CC1 and size G (4mm) crochet hook, create a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.
Round 1: Sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 2: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (18)
Round 3: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc), repeat from * around. (24)
Round 4: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc), repeat from * to last 2 sc, sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

BODY
With MC and size F (3.75mm) crochet hook, ch 35.
Round 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining chain, sc in each unworked loop. (68)
Rounds 2-31 (30 rounds): Sc in first sc of previous round and in each sc around. (68)
Round 32: *(Dec1, sc in next 2 sc), repeat from * around. (48)
Round 33: Sc in each st around.
Round 34: Sc in next st, (dec1, sc in next 2 sts)6x, dec1, sc in next 21 sts. (41)
Create “hump” for back of teddy bear: (Ch 1, turn. Sc 21 sts.)2x
Round 35: Sc in each sc around to last sc, sl st in last sc.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

HEAD

Front of Head
With MC and size F (3.75mm) crochet hook, create a magic ring and 8 sc into ring.
Round 1: Sc in each sc around. (16)
Round 2: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (24)
Round 3: Sc in each sc around.
Round 4: *(Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (32)
Round 5: *(Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (40)
Round 6: Sc in next sc, *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc), repeat from * to last 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc. (48)
Round 7: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc), repeat from * around. (56)
Round 8: Sc in next 4 sc, *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc), repeat from * to last 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. (62)
Round 9: Sc in each sc around.
Round 10: *(Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (80)
Rounds 11-13 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 14: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc), repeat from * to last 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. (94)
Rounds 15-20 (6 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

Back of Head
With MC and size F (3.75mm) crochet hook, create a magic ring and 8 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (16)
Round 2: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (24)
Round 3: *(Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (32)
Round 4: Sc in next sc, *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc), repeat from * to last 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc. (40)
Round 5: Sc in each sc around.
Round 6: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc), repeat from * around. (48)
Round 7: Sc in each sc around.
Round 8: [(2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc)4x, sc in next 16 sc]2x. (56)
Round 9: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)3x, sc in next 21 sc]2x. (60)
Round 10: Sc in each sc around.
Round 11: Sc in next 14 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc)6x, sc in next 13 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc)5x, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. (74)
Round 12: Sc in each sc around.
Round 13: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc), repeat from * to last 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. (94)
Rounds 14-21½ (8½ rounds): Sc in each sc around. (Don't worry. Round 21½ isn't like the train station in the Harry Potter books. Work the 8 rounds, then work approximately ½ of what would have been round 9.)
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

MUZZLE
With CC3 and size F (3.75mm) crochet hook, create a magic ring and 8 sc into ring.
Round 1: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc) twice. (12)
Round 2: Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in next sc. (18)
Round 3: Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in each of next 4 sc, sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in each of next 4 sc, sc in each of next 2 sc. (26)
Rounds 4-6 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (26)
Sl st in next sc and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

ARMS
Make 2.
With MC and size F (3.75mm) crochet hook, create a magic ring and 8 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (16)
Round 2: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (24)
Round 3: *(Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (32)
Rounds 4-26 (23 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

EARS
Make 2.
With MC and size F (3.75mm) crochet hook, create a magic ring and 8 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (16)
Round 2: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (24)
Round 3: *(Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (32)
Rounds 4-5 (2 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 6: (Dec1, sc in next 14 sc)2x. (30)
Rounds 7-8 (2 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 9: (Dec1, sc in next 13 sc)2x. (28)
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Do not stuff ears.

EYES
Make 2.
With CC2 and size G (4mm) crochet hook, create a magic ring and 8 sc into ring. (8)
Round 1: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc) twice. (12)
Round 2: Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in next sc. (18)
Round 3: Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in each of next 4 sc, sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in each of next 4 sc, sc in each of next 2 sc. (26)
Round 4: Sc in each sc around. (26)
Sl st in next sc and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

ASSEMBLY
Stuff and sew head pieces together. Add more stuffing as you sew.
Stuff and sew legs closed. Sew legs to beginning round of body. Sew the foot pads to the bottoms of the legs for "feet."
Stuff body firmly and sew head to body. Add more stuffing as you sew.
Stuff and sew the arms to the body.
Cup ears and sew to head.
Stuff and sew muzzle to head. Embroider nose on muzzle.
Sew eyes to head.