Knitted Cuddle Teddy Bear

The Knitted Cuddle Teddy Bear is the perfect companion for snuggling up on a cozy evening or adding a touch of comfort to any room. With its soft, knitted exterior and adorable teddy bear design, this lovable toy is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. Whether you're looking for a cuddly friend for a child or a cute decorative piece for your space, this bear is versatile and charming. Its huggable size and friendly appearance make it a delightful gift for loved ones of all ages. Embrace the warmth and joy this Knitted Cuddle Teddy Bear brings into your life and create lasting moments of softness and comfort.

Materials
Worsted weight yarn - 1 main color for bear and 1 contrasting colour for sweater (optional)
Size 7 US (4.5 mm) needles
stitch markers
stitch holders
Polyfill stuffing

Gauge
Not vital. About 5 sts=1 inch in St st

Instructions
Leg 1:
With MC:
Row 1: CO 6 sts, pm, CO 6 sts -12 sts
Row 2 and all even rows: purl
Row 3: k1, inc, k2, inc, k1, pm, k1, inc, k2, inc, k1-16 sts
Row 5: k1, inc, k4, inc, k1, pm, k1, inc, k4, inc, k1-20 sts
Row 7: k1, inc, k6, inc, k1, pm, k1, inc, k6, inc, k1-24 sts
Row 9: k1, inc, k8, inc, k1, pm, k1, inc, k8, inc, k1-28 sts
Rows 10-30: Work even in St st.Leg 2:
As for Leg 1.

Back Body:
Place 14 sts from right of Leg 1 and 14 sts from left of Leg 2 on needle. Place the remaining left sts of Leg 1 and the remaining right sts of Leg 2 on one holder.
Row 1: k6, dec, k1, dec, k1, dec, CO 2 sts, dec, k1, dec, k1, dec, k6-24 sts
Row 2 and all even rows: purl
Row 3: k
Row 5: k1, inc, k6, inc, k6, inc, k6, inc, k1-28 sts
Row 7: k1, inc, k24, inc, k1-30 sts

Bum:
Row 9: k1, inc, k25, turn, p24, turn, k22, turn, p20, turn, k18, turn, p16, turn, k14, turn, p12, turn, k10, turn, p8, turn, k6, turn, p4, turn, k15, inc, k1-32 sts
Row 10 and all even rows: purl
Row 11: k18, turn, p4, turn, k6, turn, p8, turn, k10, turn, p12, turn, k14, turn, p16, turn, k18, turn, p20, turn, k22, turn, p24, turn, k28-32 sts
Rows 12-20: Rep Rows 9-11.
Break yarn, add CC and continue in St st.

Sleeves:
CO 14 sts at the end of Row 20-46 sts
Row 21: k 14, pm, k 32, pm, CO 14 sts-60 sts
Row 23: k
Row 25: k14, pm, k1, dec, k30, dec, k1, pm, k14-58 sts
Row 27: k14, pm, k1, dec, k28, dec, k1, pm, k14-56 sts
Row 29: k14, pm, k1, dec, k26, dec, k1, pm, k14-54 sts
Row 31: k14, pm, k1, dec, k24, dec, k1, pm, k14-52 sts
Row 33: k14, pm, k1, dec, k22, dec, k1, pm, k14-50 sts
Row 35: k14, pm, k1, dec, k20, dec, k1, pm, k14-48 sts
Row 37: k14, pm, k1, dec, k18, dec, k1, pm, k14-46 sts
Row 39: k14, pm, k1, dec, k16, dec, k1, pm, k14-44 sts
Row 41: place on holder or BO 14 sts, remove marker, k1, dec, k12, dec, k1, remove marker, place on holder or BO 14 sts. Break yarn.

Back Head:
Starting with MC on the 14 st from body, purl one row:
Row 1: k
Row 3: k1, inc, k1, inc, k6, inc, k1, inc, k1-18 sts
Row 5: k1, inc, k4, inc, k4, inc, k4, inc, k1-22 sts
Row 7: k1, inc, k3, inc, k3, inc, k2, inc, k3, inc, k3, inc, k1-28 sts
Row 9: k1, inc, k24, inc, k1-30 sts
Rows 10-14: Work even in St st
Row 15: k1, inc, k26, inc, k1-32 sts
Rows 16-22: Work even in St st
Row 23: k1, dec, k26, dec, k1-30 sts
Rows 24-26: Work even in St st
Row 27: k1, dec, k 24, dec, k1-28 sts
Rows 28-30: Work even in St st
Row 31: k8, dec, k8, dec, k8-26 sts
Rows 32-34: Work even in St st
Row 35: k8, dec, k6, dec, k8-24 sts
Row 36: Bind off in purl or place sts on holder. Break yarn.

Front Body: Pick up rem Leg sts-28 sts
Rows 1-8: work same as Back Body-30 sts
Row 9: k1, inc, k26, inc, k1-32 sts
Rows 10-20: Work even in St st

Sleeves:
Work as for back.

Front Head:
Row 1: k
Row 2 and all even rows: purl
Row 3: k1, inc, k1, inc, k6, inc, k1, inc, k1-18 sts
Row 5: k1, inc, k4, inc, k4, inc, k4, inc, k1-22 sts
Row 7: k1, inc, k3, inc, k3, inc, k2, inc, k3, inc, k3, inc, k1

Snout:
Row 9: k1, inc, k20, turn, p16, turn, k14, turn, p12, turn, k 10, turn, p8, turn, k6, turn, p4, turn, k14, inc, k1-30 sts
Row 10 and all even rows: purl
Row 11: k 17, turn, p4, turn, k6, turn, p8, turn, k10, turn, p12, turn, k14, turn, p16, turn, k23-30 sts
Row 13: k1, inc, k9, dec, k4, dec, k9, inc, k1-30 sts
Row 15: k2, inc, k9, dec, k2, dec, k9, inc, k2-30 sts
Row 17: k3, inc, k9, dec, dec, k9, inc, k3-30 sts
Rows 18-22: Work even in St st
Row 23: k1, dc, k24, dec, k1-28 sts
Rows 24-28: Work even in St st
Row 29: k1, dec, k22, dec, k1-26 sts
Rows 30-34: Work even in St st
Row 35: k8, dec, k6, dec, k8-24 sts
Row 36: Bind off in purl or place sts on holder

Finishing
Paws:
Sew sleeve tops. Pick up 24 sts at end of sleeves with MC.
Rows 1-4: Work even in St st
Row 5: k1, dec, k6, dec, k2, dec, k6, dec, k1-20 sts
Rows 6 and 8: purl
Row 7: k1, dec, k4, dec, k2, dec, k4, dec, k1-16 sts
Row 9: k1, dec, k2, dec, k2, dec, k2, dec, k1-12 sts
BO.Sew or graft remaining bear, leaving one body side open for stuffing. Stuff and sew up side. Sew a triangle at top corners of head for ears. Embroider eyes, nose and mouth. Do not use buttons, glass eyes, etc.

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