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How to embroider a nose on a teddy bear

I have had a few people ask me how I do my noses so I thought I would do a picture tutorial.  This is by no means the only or even the best way, but this is how I do it and so far it has worked lol.  Also, I’m not the best at always explaining in writing and even though there are pics that should help, if you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask.

First you will need to make the muzzle… or if you are making a teddy and don’t do the muzzle you can just do this straight on the head.  Then you will need a needle that is big enough to thread your embroidery thread through.  Note:  for thread bears I just use sewing thread that I have doubled.  Knot the thread after you have threaded it through the needle head.   The thread should be doubled now.

1) Ok, so now you need to figure out how big you want the muzzle to be.  I usually do it 4 stitch holes across. I do a triangle for the nose so there will be 3 corners.  I start at one of the top corners and going in from the back, pull the needle and thread through (see pic)

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2) Now count four stitch holes across and go into the hole from the front.  This forms the top line of the nose.

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3) Next from the back pull needle and thread through the hole below the big hole… so descriptive I know lol but I have no clue what to call it.

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4) Now go into one of the top corner stitches from the front.  This forms one of the sides.

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5) Go back into the bottom corner and pull needle and thread through front and go into the other top corner.  Now you have a triangle.  This is pretty much just a guide to follow while you close in the nose.

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6) Now we need to fill in the nose.  Come back up through the bottom corner and go down into the middle of the top line.  Work over the original triangle lines you made.

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7) We will fill one side at a time.  Repeat the above step 2 more times, moving over on the top line slightly.

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8 ) Now, come up through the next hole beside the bottom corner and go through beside where you just went through on the top line.

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9) Do the same thing but go through the next hole on the side.

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Okay, you’re done the one side for now.  You should have this:

Now do the other side the same way you did the first side.

 

Come through the bottom corner and go into one of the top corners.  This will clean up the side.  Do the same for the other side.

You can either leave it like this or clean up the top of the nose.  Go from one top corner to the other.

You’re done the nose.  You can add a mouth if you want.  Going from the bottom corner I go through one hole down (I do this twice so the line is more visible).  Then go 2 holes over on either side (I do twice as well).  This is where you can add a bit of an expression by doing one side of the smile longer than the other or only doing one side, doing more of a straight line or even making the lines point down.

Note:  You might have tiny gaps in the nose.. I usually do… that’s ok.  Take a sharpie or felt pen in the colour you did the nose (this is why I usually do black noses lol) and just colour it in.

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Old Fashioned Teddy Bear Pattern

Materials:

  • Yarn (any weight you want.. the thinner the yarn the smaller the bear and vice versa)
  • Crochet hook (appropriate for the yarn you choose)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Craft/dolls eyes or buttons will do
  • Stuffing
  • Row/st marker

I have tested this pattern, but that doesn’t mean there are no mistakes.  If you find any or have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

BODY:

1)  ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook (8)

2) 2 sc in each st around (16)

3) *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (24)

4)  *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (31)

5) sc in easch st around

6) *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (39)

7) sc in each st around

8 ) *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (48)

9-17) sc in each st around

18) *sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog* repeat around (39)

19-20) sc in each st around

21) *sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog* repeat around (32)

22) *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog* repeat around (24)

23) sc in each st around

24) *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog* repeat around (18)

25) *sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat around (12) Stuff

26) sc2tog around.  End off leaving a long tail sew hole closed.

 

LEGS: make 2

1) ch 7.  sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st (16) This will form an oval for the bottom of foot.

2) 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, 2 dc in next 3 sts, dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st (21)

3-4) sc in each st around

5) sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts (19)

6) sc in next 10 sts, sc2tog, sc2rog, sc in next 5 sts (17)

7) sc in next 10 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts (16)

8-13) sc in each st around

14) 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next 6 sts (23)

15-19) sc in each st around

20) sc2tog, sc in next 14 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts (20)

21) *sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog* repeat around (16)

22) *sc in next2 sts, sc2tog* repeat around (12)

23) *sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat around (8) Stuff

24) sc2tog around.  End off leaving long tail to sew hole closed

 

ARMS: make 2

1) ch 2.  8 sc in 2nd ch from hook (8)

2) 2 sc in each st around (16)

3) *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat around.  End with sc in next 2 sts (20)

4) sc in each st around

5) 2 sc in next 4 sts, sc in each st for the rest of the round (24)

6-8) sc in each st around

9) sc2tog, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in each st for the rest of round (20)

10) sc2tog, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in each st for the rest of round (16)

11-22) sc in each st around

23) *sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts* repeat around, sc in last st (12)

24) *sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts* repeat around, sc in last st (10)

25) sc2tog around.  End off leaving long tail to sew hole closed.

It should look like this

EARS: make 2

1) ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook (8)

2) 2 sc in next 5 sts. (13)  sl st and end off leaving long tail to sew to head.

 

MUZZLE:

1) ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)

2) 2 sc in each st around (12)

3) 2 sc in each st around (24)

4) sc in each st around. End off leaving long tail to sew onto head.  Emboider nose and mouth.  Lightly stuff when sewing onto the head.

 

HEAD:

1) ch 2, 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook (10)

2) 2 sc in each st around (20)

3) *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (25)

4) *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat around, sc in last 2 sts (30)

5-6) sc in each st around

7) *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (36)

8) *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat around, sc in last 2 sts (42)

9-12) sc in each st around

13) *sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog* repeat around (34)

14) *sc in next 3, sc2tog* repeat around, sc in last st (28)

15) sc in each st around

16) *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog* repeat around (21)

17) *sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat around (14)  Attach muzzle and eyes.  Stuff.

18) sc2tog around.  End off leaving long tail to sew hole closed and to attach to body

Assembly:

Sew muzzle and ears onto  head, then sew the head, arms and legs onto the body

Copyright Amber deGoutiere 2011.  This is my own original design.  Please do NOT claim this pattern as your own or sell it.  However feel free to use for personal use, gifts or charities

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