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Ta-Tas Bear

We interrupt our Sweater Girls series for an important update. If you haven't seen our Sweater Girls series yet, check it out! We're featuring three sweater designs inspired by vintage styles. The first two in the series are our Dolled Up Blouse and Pillow Talk Bed Jacket. Stay tuned for the third pattern in the series, due out next week! (Update: Here it is--our Pussy Cat Sweater!)

But I digress. This morning I received an email asking about an older pattern of ours called the Ta-Tas Bear. It was a cuddly little bear a la classic Winnie the Pooh, designed as a wedding gift for one of The Animator's Wife's coworkers. It was originally published in the October 2008 quarterly newsletter for Heavenly Angels in Need. But since apparently quite a few people have been looking for it, I thought I would republish it for everyone here.

Here it is in its entirety. I hope you enjoy it!


For Angela.

Pattern donated for charitable use by Heavenly Angels in Need.

Finished Size: About 8”.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
MC (Bear): 375 yd 5/bulky weight yarn
CC (Shirt): 50 yd 4/worsted weight yarn
Scrap yarn for nose
Size H-8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook
2 15-mm amigurumi eyes
Polyester fiberfill or stuffing of choice
Stitch markers
Yarn needle

Note: Unless otherwise indicated, pattern is worked continuously without joining or turning between rounds. To help keep track of your stitches, it may be helpful to place a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.

Head & Body
Worked from top down.

With MC, ch 2.

Rnd 1. 6 sc in second ch from hook. 6 sc. 

Rnd 2. 2 sc in ea sc around. 12 sc.

Rnd 3. 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 18 sc.

Rnd 4. 1 sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 24 sc.

Rnd 5. 1 sc in first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 30 sc.

Rnd 6. 1 sc in first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 36 sc.

Rnd 7. 1 sc in first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 42 sc.

Rnds 8-14. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 15. Dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc, *dec 1 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around. 36 sc.

Rnd 16. Dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, *dec 1 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around. 30 sc.

Rnd 17. Dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, *dec 1 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around. Do not finish off; 24 sc.

Attach amigurumi eyes to head. Stuff head before continuing.

Rnds 18-20. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 21. 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc, *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around. 30 sc.

Rnd 22. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 23. 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around. 36 sc.

Rnd 24. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 25. 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 5 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around. 42 sc.

Rnds 26-31. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 32. Dec 1 sc in first 2 sc,sc in next 5 sc, *dec 1 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around. 36 sc.

Rnd 33. Dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, *dec 1 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around. 30 sc.

Rnd 34. Dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, *dec 1 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around. 24 sc.

Rnd 35. Dec 1 sc in first 2 sc,sc in next sc, *dec 1 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 16 sc.

Rnd 36. Dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, *dec 1 sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around. Do not finish off; 8 sc.

Stuff body.

Rnd 37. Rep rnd 36. Join with sl st to first sc in rnd. Finish off. Weave in all ends. 4 sc.

Ears – make 2.
Worked in rows, from base to tip.

With MC, ch 2.

Row 1. 3 sc in second ch from hook. 3 sc.

Row 2. Ch 1; turn. 2 sc in first sc, 3 sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc. 7 sc.

Row3. Ch1;turn. 2 sc in ea sc across. Finish off. Weave in all ends. 14 sc.

Muzzle

With MC, ch 2.

Rnd 1. 6 sc in second ch from hook. 6 sc.

Rnd 2. Sc in first 3 sc, 2 sc in ea of last 3 sc. 9 sc.

Rnd 3. Sc in first 3 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 12 sc.

Rnd 4. Sc in first 3 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around. 15 sc.

Rnds 5-6. Sc in ea sc around.

Finish off. Weave in all ends.

Embroider nose onto center of muzzle with scrap yarn by first stitching a triangle outline, then filling it in with long, vertical stitches. End with one long, horizontal stitch across the top of the nose.

Arms – make 2.
Worked from paw to shoulder.

With MC, ch 2.

Rnd 1. 6 sc in second ch from hook. 6 sc.

Rnd 2. 2 sc in ea sc around. 12 sc.

Rnds 3-11. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 12. Sc in ea sc around; join with sl st to first sc in rnd.

Finish off. Weave in all ends.

Legs – make 2.
Worked from foot up.

With MC, ch 7.

Rnd 1. Sc in second ch from hook and next 3 ch, 3 sc in last ch. Then, working in unused loops on opposite side of beg ch, sc in next 3 loops, 2 sc in last loop. 12 sc.

Rnd 2. 2 sc in ea sc around. 24 sc.

Rnd 3. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 4. Sc in first 6 sc, (dec 1 sc over next 2 sc) 6 times, 6 in last 6 sc. 18 sc.

Rnds 5-15. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 16. Dec 1 sc over first 2 sc, sc in next sc, *dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 12 sc.

Stuff legs before continuing.

Rnd 17.  Dec 1 sc over first 2 sc, *dec 1 sc over next 2 sc; rep from * around. 6 sc.

Rnd 18. Rep rnd 17. Join with sl st in first sc in rnd. Finish off. Weave in all ends. 3 sc.

Shirt Front
Worked in rows from neck down.

With CC, ch 32.

Row 1. Sc in fourth ch from hook (first 3 ch count as 1 dc), *dc in next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across. 15 dc and 15 sc.

Rows 2-7. Ch 3 (count as 1 dc); turn. Skip first sc, sc in first dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; rep from * across. 15 dc and 15 sc.

Row 8. Turn. Sl st in first 7 st, ch 3 (count as 1 dc), sc in next dc, (dc in next sc, sc in next dc) 8 times; leave rem st un-worked. 9 dc and 9 sc.

Rows 9 & 10. Ch 3 (count as 1 dc); turn. Skip first sc, sc in first dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; rep from * across. 9 dc and 9 sc.

Finish off. 

Shirt Back
Worked in rows from neck down.

With CC, ch 38.

Row 1. Sc in fourth ch from hook (first 3 ch count as 1 dc), *dc in next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across. 18 dc and 18 sc.

Rows 2-7. Ch 3 (count as 1 dc); turn. Skip first sc, sc in first dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; rep from * across. 18 dc and 18 sc.

Row 8. Turn. Sl st in first 7 st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sc in next dc, (dc in next sc, sc in next dc) 11 times; leave rem st un-worked. 12 dc and 12 sc.

Rows 9 & 10. Ch 3 (count as 1 dc); turn. Skip first sc, sc in first dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; rep from * across. 12 dc and 12 sc.

Finish off.

Finishing
Sew ears and muzzle to head. Sew arms and legs to body. Sew underarms and side seams of Shirt Front and Back together. Put shirt on Bear and sew shoulder seams, leaving desired size opening in center for neck hole. Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations:
beg          beginning
CC          contrasting color
ch          chain
dec          decrease
ea          each
MC          main color
mm          millimeter
rep          repeat
rnd          round
rnds           rounds
sc           single crochet
sl st           slip stitch
yd           yard

2 comments:

  1. this is so kind and generous of you to reprint this pattern. i have been looking for awhile and have run into others via the inernet who have also been searching.
    thank you so much, my son has been asking about this pattern since the first time he saw it.
    now i have to get to work!!
    thanks again.

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  2. OK now I MUST go check you'e How To,,,,,,

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