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Jul 8, 2012 06:57:28   #
quiltmom
 
Hi, I'm fairly new to knitting (actually I'm knooking because I had a stroke and lost most of the use of my left hand), and I'd like to knit/knook one of Gypsycream's bears. Which pattern is the best one to start with--Huggable or Needs a Hug? Cutest bear patterns I've found!! I'm totally confused as to the difference between the bears. But to start with, I need the easier pattern. I'd like to use regular yarn for my first couple of bears to really learn how to make them. Then I'll switch to the furry yarns. I'd like to make these to donate for a local charity. Any suggestions would be appreciated greatly!! Thanks so much : )
 
Jul 8, 2012 10:24:11   #
Zelana
 
The easiest one to start with is probably the Huggable as it's made from just one yarn. It's also smaller than the Need-a-Hug bear so quicker to knit.
Jul 9, 2012 07:28:30   #
susanstr
 
I have not made Gypsycreams bear although I have made Jean Greenhowe's pattern also pieces which must be sewed together. I have found that a bear knit in one piece is so much easier and with a hand problem, that is what I suggest. I found the pattern on the internet this season.....I will get the name later and contact you. Susan
Jul 9, 2012 07:38:58   #
nanaof3
 
I made the huggable bears out of regular worsted yarn and they turn out very sweet...pictured in my avatar. Its a real nice size bear and everyone loves them. Gypsycream is awesome to work with..she takes all kinds of time with many suggestions to help you out. Give it a go...
Jul 9, 2012 08:50:28   #
Janeway
 
Hi, when you send the other lady the pattern, could you please send the same pattern to me? I also knit for charity and have never made a bear, but am sure children would love one to hug!
JW
Jul 9, 2012 10:18:22   #
Billykins
 
I have knitted gypsycreams bears in ordinary wool (dk in my case) and they have turned out fine. I am now going to try one in funky fur.
 
Jul 9, 2012 10:28:31   #
quiltmom
 
Thanks so much!
Jul 9, 2012 10:49:28   #
Louise13
 
susanstr wrote:
I have not made Gypsycreams bear although I have made Jean Greenhowe's pattern also pieces which must be sewed together. I have found that a bear knit in one piece is so much easier and with a hand problem, that is what I suggest. I found the pattern on the internet this season.....I will get the name later and contact you. Susan


Hi, could you please send me the same pattern. I make hats and scarfs for kids and would love to put a teddybear in with it to match. I've been using the hug-a-bear pattern put one piece bear would go faster. Thank you for your time, Louise
Jul 9, 2012 12:14:08   #
meadowmadcow
 
Hi

I love knitting Gypsycream's patterns and find the huggable one the easiest because it is in one type of wool. The pattern should come with a health warning though: they are addictive - once you have done one you can't stop making them. I am up to 10 and enjoying every minute I am knitting or making them up. If you give one a try Gypsycream or others on KP will help if you have a problem although no one seems to have come up with a cure for their addiction!!
Jul 9, 2012 12:30:04   #
pinsandneedles
 
also think huggable one is the easiest but do love the need a hug as well
Jul 9, 2012 17:10:29   #
auntb
 
The one piece bear that we make for charity comes off the

Bev's Country Cottage website. It can be knitted or crocheted.
We sent 200 to Belize several years ago, and last Christmas we
sent 100 to a local nursing home. Older folks neeed something
to cuddle too.....
 
Jul 9, 2012 18:02:02   #
carol12
 
Ok I never knitted a bear before but it sounds and looks like the thing to do,so where do you get the pattern from and is it free? I would also like to do one piece with very little sewing.I did watch the vidos of all the bears and I see how it can be addiceting.
Jul 9, 2012 19:02:13   #
Sewbizgirl
 
I've made these for children's charities and for baby gifts. This is a very simple pattern for a bear, by Vivian Hoxbro (Domino Knitting, et. al.) Only the arms are made separately and sewn on, the rest of the body and head are knit quickly, all in one piece. It's a very interesting construction.
http://www.viv.dk/Patterns/Patterns.htm (scroll down)
Save the Children Teddy
Save the Children Teddy...
Jul 9, 2012 19:33:40   #
junel
 
Since I've been having some problems putting the bears together, even with Pat's great directions, I would love to have the one-piece bear pattern as well. Thank you in advance for your time.
susanstr wrote:
I have not made Gypsycreams bear although I have made Jean Greenhowe's pattern also pieces which must be sewed together. I have found that a bear knit in one piece is so much easier and with a hand problem, that is what I suggest. I found the pattern on the internet this season.....I will get the name later and contact you. Susan
Jul 9, 2012 22:26:29   #
dkosth
 
I would appreciate receiving your pattern also. Thank you!
 
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