Have you been looking for a teddy bear knitting pattern?
You have! Wonderful!
Even if you haven’t, you still should take a look at the collection of patterns we’ve compiled!
Keep reading for our list of the 5 best teddy bear knitting patterns!
5 Best Knitted Teddy Bear Patterns
Most likely you, like myself, had one toy that was your favorite growing up. For many, that one special toy was a teddy bear.
Much of the time, those special teddy bears stay with us for many years, even through most of our adulthood!
My grandmother, for example, is 73 and still has her childhood teddy bear.
So then, if teddy bears are often the most special toy a person has, wouldn’t it be even more wonderful if it was handmade?
I sure think so!
We’ve searched, found and put together a collection for you with the best teddy bear knitting patterns for you to knit yourself.
Pattern No. 1: Vintage Teddy Bear
Sold by FineCosmetics Etsy store, the vintage teddy bear knitting pattern is a PDF of a reproduced, reformatted and restored pattern from a vintage pattern.
The vintage knitted teddy bear stands at a height of approximately 14 inches or 35 centimeters.
Materials needed include two knitting needles in sizes 5 mm and 2.75 mm (UK 6 and UK 12, respectively).
Pattern No. 2: Berry Bear
The Berry Bear teddy bear knitting pattern by Amanda Berry of fluffandfuzz is made with super soft and cozy fleecy yarn.
The pattern includes very specific instructions with photos as well as explanations for some of the techniques.
Berry Bear sits at approximately 24 cm tall.
The techniques used are fairly basic so a beginner with a good command of basic stitches should be able to make this project.
This teddy bear knitting pattern is worked flat and uses knit, purl, k2tog, kfb, and some seaming.
The gauge for this project is 20 stitches by 29 rows in stockinette should be equal to 4 inches.
- 4 mm (US 6) straight knitting needles
- just under 75 grams fleecy yarn
- a tiny bit of black yarn for the nose
- toy stuffing
- black domed buttons for eyes
Suggested yarn: Sirdar snuggly snowflake DK
Pattern No. 3: Candy Bear
The Candy teddy bear knitting pattern designed by Susan Hickson of Mary Janes Tea Room is a delightful cuddly bear with absolutely adorable dungarees, top and shoes–all knitted!
A fun bonus for this pattern is that the clothing is all removable so it is entirely up to you if you want to make the clothing at all.
For even more fun you can make other clothing and change Candy Bear’s attire from time to time with the clothing patterns that Mary Janes Tea Room has available for the entire series of animal friends.
The pattern is 12 pages with very detailed instructions, photos, and tips!
Candy Bear is worked back and forth with 2 single-pointed straight knitting needles.
The completed teddy bear is approximately 15 inches long with an arm span of 11 inches.
An intermediate skill level is required for this teddy bear knitting pattern.
Skills needed include: knit, purl, increase, decrease some basic color work and embroidery.
Body–light worsted or 8-ply DK
US 2 (2.75 mm)
US 3 (3.25 mm)
Pattern No. 4: Romeo Bear
As you can probably tell, Romeo Bear is made by the same designer as Candy Bear, Susan Hickson of Mary Janes Tea Room!
His clothing has the same versatility as Candy Bears clothing!
Romeo’s teddy bear knitting pattern includes 13 pages of detailed instructions, photos, and tips from the designer, including yarn economy tips!
Romeo’s finished size is approximately 15 inches tall with an arm span of 11 inches.
Worked flat on two needles, the skill level for this teddy bear knitting pattern is intermediate.
The skills needed include knit, purl, increase, decrease, casting on a knitted edge, basic colorwork and the duplicate stitch for the optional heart in his ear.
DK weight yarn
US 3 (3.25 mm)
US 2.5 (3.00 mm)
Optional: wooden buttons and plastic eyes.
Pattern No. 5: Teddy Bear 6 Ways
Last, but certainly not least, our 5th teddy bear knitting pattern.
This pattern, again by the amazing Susan Hickson of Mary Janes Tea Room, is really 6 patterns in one.
This time you get options and variations for three different boy and girl bears, plus clothing!
The knitted teddy bears in this pattern are slightly smaller than Candy and Romeo, measuring 11 inches tall.
Once again, worked flat on two needles, this pattern falls into the intermediate range making the most out of basic stitches.
The eyes are knitted this time instead of using buttons.
Worsted weight yarn is used for both the body and the clothes.
The designer suggests using Cascade Yarns Cascade 200.
Only one needle size is needed for everything–3.00 mm, or US 2.5
There you have it! Our 5th best teddy bear knitting patterns!
Aren’t they just wonderful?
Go on now, snatch up one of those patterns, work up one of those adorable teddy bears and comment with a picture of your finished teddy bear knitting pattern!