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We love teddy bears. I don’t believe I have ever known someone who didn’t at least like teddies, and many people had one as a “best friend” as a child (me included!). Ever since the shopkeeper Morris Michtom and his wife Rose made a stuffed fabric bear in honor of America’s 26th commander-in-chief (Teddy Roosevelt) and displayed it with a sign, “Teddy’s bear,” in their store window, these bears have been a perennial favorite. So in honor of this beloved creature that has given us so much comfort, let the love begin!

teddy with star

Have you ever seen such a sweet face?!!
Inspiration only at  https://jzamell.jimdo.com/teddy-s/

bear hats

What a delightful way to stay warm! Pattern for sale by Caroline Guzman at
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/teddy-bear-hat-10

fuzzy bear

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear…and the free pattern is by Irina Nikolajeva; http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-bear-4

teddy-bear-booties-CH0429-000

Aren’t these booties adorable? Free pattern from Helena Asmu Lim at http://www.clearlyhelena.com/teddy-bear-booties/

sleep tight blanket

What child wouldn’t go to sleep with these friends? By Christins from Sweet Potato 3 at
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sleep-tight-teddy-bear-blanket—lovey

panda bear

My childhood teddy was a panda bear! Designed by
Kristel Droog and pattern available at https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/461552466/crochet-pattern-my-little-panda-bear

Teddy granny square

What lucky mother wouldn’t want to receive this beauty for her newborn?Teddy
 Bear blanket by MingazovArt at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/teddy-bear-blanket-59

Teddy Lovie

Delightful lovey by Natalya Birina at TillySome – https://www.etsy.com/shop/TillySome?ref=l2-shopheader-name

winnie the pooh

Oh so cute Pooh Bear Diaper set by Olivia, free pattern at http://www.hopefulhoney.com/2015/11/winnie-pooh-inspired-hat-diaper-cover.html?spref=pi

teddy zombie

There’s even a Halloween Teddy – Frankie the Zombie Teddy by Krawka at
https://www.etsy.com/listing/472432946/crochet-pattern-frankie-the-zombie-teddy?ref=shop_home_active

I have to admit that there were so many teddies and teddy-related items that it was really difficult to decide what to include in this post. Trust me, this is only a fraction of what I found on Pinterest!

My first experiment with jointing, diaper cover, and bonnet.

My first experiment with jointing, diaper cover, and bonnet.

It’s a good thing that I get reminders to write this blog, because otherwise it might not get done for quite a while! This past week was taken up with some weeding (I did get the second garden done) and cooking (tacos and ravioli) and cleaning (vacuuming and dishes – the bathroom is still screaming at me). I am also working on the pattern for the Baby Teddy Bear with Pacifier. I had made a lavender bear a while ago (see photo) and I did write down the pattern, which has helped, but I forgot to write down what hook I used. I’m also using a different yarn, so the pattern has had to be tweaked a bit.

What do they say – you have to admit you have a problem before you can get help – something like that. Well, I have finally admitted to myself that I am addicted to textured yarns, but I don’t think there’s any help for this! I stopped into Big Lots and they has a beautiful dark red boucle’ yarn, and I just couldn’t resist. Then I started working with it last night, and I decided I needed to get the rest of what the store had – so now I have five skeins. Now I have to figure out what to do with it. I think it could make a great teddy bear, or if I could find the right crochet stitch it would make a wonderful scarf/stole. I will keep you updated on the progress.

See, here’s the real problem. Fancy stitches look best with a solid color smooth yarn because you don’t have the texture mucking up the design. I love fancy stitches, but I really love textured yarns. Oh, the dilemma! Oh, the angst! Now I know why one of my fellow crocheters admitted to having 17 copy-paper-size boxes of yarn. BTW, I had promised myself NOT to go to Big Lots till I had used some of my stash first. Oh, the shame!

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