Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Teddy bear crochet jacket









My crochet teddy dress pattern has been very popular so I thought I'd have a go at a crochet jacket. 
The sleeves are made first then the main body is made in one piece to armholes. The yoke is crocheted across the right front, sleeve, back, sleeve then left front and continued in rows.  I work the dc through the font loops only to made a softer fabric.  


All teddy bears are different sizes - my models are a 14" bear i picked up in a charity shop and  build a bears lil cub is 15" and the bunny is 17".  The pattern is easy to alter to fit your bear - just increase the rows on the sleeves or body.  You could also add an extra decrease row at the neck edge if you want.

I've had a few problems writing this pattern in both sizes so if you find any mistake or typos please leave a message so I can amend it.  



Any Ravelers out there - I would love to see a photo of your project linked to this pattern.





Crochet Pattern

2 sizes to fit 12/14” and 15/17” teddy bears  second size is in red

You will need:  approx 75g (250yds) of double knitting yarn, no 4.5 crochet hook, 2 buttons

Tension:  18dc x 20 rows to 4" using no 4.5 hook

Abbreviations:  this pattern is written using UK terms:  ch: chain, dc: double crochet (US sc) tr: treble (US dc), 


Sleeves (make 2)

No 4.5 hook make 30 (34) ch
Work 2 rows dc       (30 (34) dcs)
Base row:   4ch, (miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc, 1ch, miss 2dc, 3trs in next dc, 1ch) to last 5dc,  miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc, 1ch, miss 2dc, 1tr in last dc
row 1:    2ch, (3tr in next dc, 1ch, miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr, 1ch) rep to last dc, 3tr in dc, 1ch, 1dc in top of 4ch space.  
row 2:    4ch, (miss 1tr, dc in next tr, 1ch, 3tr in dc,1ch, )  rep to last 3 trs, miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr, 1ch, 1tr in top of 2ch

Repeat last 2 rows 2 (3) times then row 1,  (6 (8) pattern rows in total) adjust length here if required, finish on row 1.  Fasten off yarn



Main body

No 4.5 hook make 84 (96)ch
Base row:   1dc in 5th ch from hook, (1ch, miss 2ch, 3tr in next ch, 1ch, miss 2ch, 1dc in next ch) rep to last 2ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in ch (13 (15)shells
row 1:    2ch, (3tr in dc, 1ch, miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr, 1ch) rep to last dc, 3tr in dc, 1ch, 1dc in top of ch
row 2:    4ch, (miss 1tr, dc in next tr, 1ch, 3tr in dc,1ch, )  rep to last 3 trs, miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr, 1ch, 1tr in top of 2ch

Repeat last 2 rows 5 (6) times then row 1,  (12 (14) pattern rows in total) adjust length here if required finish on row 1. Do not fasten off yarn


Yoke

The yoke is worked in dc rows, make 1ch at beg of each row as edge st - does not count in stitch count and work in front loop only for a softer fabric.

1st size only

With right side facing work along right front as follows:
base row:    1ch (does not count in stitch count) (1dc in dc, 1dc in each of next 3trs) 3 times

Continue across top of sleeve:
Miss dc and next 3trs on sleeve, (1dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 3trs) 4 times, 1dc in next dc.

Continue across back, 
Miss dc, 3trs, dc 
(1dc in each of next 3trs, 1dc in next dc ) 5 times, 1dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 3trs

Continue across top of second sleeve
Miss dc and next 3trs on sleeve, (1dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 3trs) 4 times, 1dc in next dc.

Continue across left front
Miss dc 3trs, dc,
(1dc in dc, 1dc in each of next 3trs, ) 3 times, 1dc in top of ch   ( 80 dcs)
Turn

2nd size only
With right side facing work along right front as follows:

Base row:   1ch (does not count in stitch count) (1dc in dc, 1dc in each of next 3trs) 3 times, 1dc in dc, 1dc in tr

Continue across top of sleeve
Miss dc and next 3trs on sleeve, , (1dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 3trs) 5 times, 1dc in next dc. 

Continue across back
Miss 2tr,dc, 2tr
1dc in next tr, (1dc in dc, 1dc in each of next 3trs) 6 times, 1dc iin dc, 1dc in next tr

Continue across top of second sleeve:
Miss dc and next 3trs,  (1dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 3trs) 4 times, 1dc in next dc.

Continue across left front
Miss 2tr, dc, 2tr
1dc in tr,(1dc in dc, 1dc in each of next 3trs, ) 3 times, 1dc in top of ch    (98 dcs)  turn
next row:    dc7, (miss 1dc, dc11) 7 times, miss 1dc, dc6    (90dcs)
next row:     dc across row


Both sizes

row 1:  dc 5  (miss 1dc, dc9 ) 7 (8) times, miss 1dc, dc4   (72 81 dcs)
row 2 and alternative rows: dc across row
row 3:  dc 4 (miss 1dc, dc8 ) 7 (8) times, miss 1dc, dc4    (64 72 dcs)
row 5:  dc 4  (miss 1dc, dc7 ) 7 (8) times, miss 1dc, dc3   (56 63 dcs)
row 7:  dc 3 (miss 1dc, dc6) 7 (8) times, miss 1dc, dc3     (48 54 dcs)
row 9:  dc 3 (miss 1dc, dc5) 7 (8) times, miss 1dc, dc2     (40 45 dcs)

Work 2 rows of dc down left front, along hem and up right front, working a 2ch buttonhole at beg of yoke and at neck edge on first row.

Sew up sleeve seams and underarms. Sew on buttons to match buttonholes. Neaten ends