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11th October 2020

Teddy bears are for life, not just for Christmas..

We so need something to cheer us up right now, with the potential of lots more lockdowns, how about teddies!

Could be the perfect time to create so cute little Christmas presents for young and old.  I'm going to give you the low down of furry yarns to create some teddy masterpieces.

Lots of brands have a version or two of a furry yarns, lets go through them: -

Sirdar - Alpine and funky fur

Stylecraft - Eskimo

King Cole - Moments, Truffle, Tufty, Tinsel, Luxury Fur Aran and Funny Yummy

James C Brett - Chinchilla and Faux Fur

Now, everyone has their favourites, depending on what you feel you are after.  Tinsel and Eskimo are slightly tinselly to the touch, but are very popular for Christmas makes, such as snowmen, reindeers etc.  If you are looking for softness and luxury then I would opt for Truffle, alpine and Chinchilla, these are perfect for making super soft teddies.

The benefits of working in a yarn suppliers is you get to have a good root around the pattern cabinets and find those teddy bear patterns, so I have selected a few favourites to tell you about along the way.

Truffle

This has got to be my favourite teddy pattern in the draws! Worked in Truffle by King Cole, this is a great yarn for creating teddies, with its amazingly soft touch and in a range of 9 shades, you are spoilt for choice. To work with this yarn does not disappoint, it soft on the hands and slides on the needles amazingly. The pattern for the large bear only takes 2 balls, so great value for money. Oh and it is so cuddly!!

Please click here for the pattern and yarn.

What about some Alpine Fur?

This faux fur yarn is stunning, gives the perfect look for your teddies, a firm favourite with our customers (also makes great snuggly clothing!).  It comes in 10 shades, with a couple of different shades that other suppliers don't stock.  I love the blush colour!

For the cat lover in your life they do have a pattern using this yarn. You use super chunky needles with this yarn, so it does work up really quick.

The bears and the cats only take 3 balls each (50g), but you do need a little bit of Aran yarn for the feet and nose of the cats.

For Alpine fur yarn and patterns click here 

 

Stylecraft

Stylecraft have a yarn named Eskimo, this yarn has a more texture feel to it, but works up really nice and comes in some very nice colours, I found a nice pattern in this yarn to make a teddy, it comes in three sizes with only 4 balls required for the largest.

Click here for Eskimo and the patterns available in this yarn.

 

Chinchilla

Chinchilla by James C Brett is also another great yarn for making teddies, very similar to the Alpine from Sirdar. This one does have that the feel of Faux Fur and comes in a range of colours to suit all teddies!  The pattern I found is so adorable and you can make your teddy jointed.  This one only requires 3 balls for the large one.

Click here for Chinchilla yarn and patterns.

I think from this blog you might guess I am a teddy fan! I would love to see you teddy makes, knitted or crochet.

Lots of love

Toni x

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