Build-a-Bear Outfit – a Knitting Pattern

A little bit before Christmas, I wrote a little bit of a “Bah, Humbug!” piece about Christmas knitting. I meant every word, that is until Hodge Podge Craft commented on my post by asking me to knit an outfit for her son’s Build-a-Bear. 100% for initiative Hodge Podge!

So I sat down with the vital measurements, and thought about durability and colour and such like and came up with a trouser and jacket combo which I hope, Hodge Podge, Mini-Hodge Podge, The Bear and You like. It’s my first foray into knitting small. It has it’s ups and downs. I just hope the suit fits!! Look out for Hodge Podge’s post on the suitability – and here’s the pattern. It’s free for a week after she posts. Then it will be available on Ravelry for the princely sum of £1.

Build-a-Bear Outfit

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You will need DK yarn and 4mm needles – I used less than 100 g in total. I did add a stripe of colour, but you could use self-striping yarn, embroidery or such like to make the outfit unique. If  you’re using one colour, just ignore the instructions to change colour. Colour A is the main colour and Colour B is the contrast. I used Colour A – Linen Dream DK in Green  and Colour B – Linen Dream DK in Blue.

Tension: 22 stitches by 30 rows on 4mm needles = 10 cm

Trousers: knitted sideways in stocking stitch.

Cast on 55 stitches in Colour B and knit 5 rows.

Change to Colour A and knit a further 25 rows.

Cast off 30 stitches in the next row and knit to end.

In the next row knit  25 stitches and then cast on 30 stitches.

Knit a further 25 rows.

Change to Colour B and knit 5 rows.

Change to Colour A and knit 25 rows.

Cast off 30 stitches in the next row and knit to end.

In the next row knit 25 stitches and then cast on 30 stitches.

Knit a further 25 rows.

Change to Colour B and knit 5 rows.

Cast off. Join cast on and cast off edge. Sew up inside leg of trousers.

You can hem the trousers and insert elastic at the top if it is needed.

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Jacket – knitted in one from back to front in stocking stitch. I swapped the contrast colour.

Cast on 54 stitches in Colour B and knit in 2×2 rib for 1o rows.

Knit 16 rows.

In the next two rows, cast on 20 stitches at the end of each row for the sleeves and continue to knit a further 14 rows.

Change to Colour A and knit one row.

Knit 38 stitches, cast off 18 stitches and knit to the end of the row.

Put the stitches which are on the further side from the cast off stitches on a holder.

Knit 3 more rows.

Change to Colour B and cast on 3 stitches at the neck edge and another 4 stitches at the next row for the neck edge.

Knit a further 16 rows then cast off 20 stitches for the sleeve.

Knit 14 rows.

Knit 10 rows in 2 x 2 rib and cast off.

Place stitches from holder on to knitting needle.

Knit 3 rows in Colour A.

Change to Colour B and cast on 3 stitches every other row at neck edge 5 times.

Knit 6 rows then cast off 20 stitches for sleeve.

Knit 14 rows.

Knit 10 rows in 2 x 2 rib and cast off.

Sew poppers or velcro to fasten the jacket together.

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About monsteryarns

I am a yarn enthusiast and knitter.
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7 Responses to Build-a-Bear Outfit – a Knitting Pattern

  1. My youngest son would love this x

  2. Tina says:

    Adorable outfit and one every bear would love to wear!

  3. Nonno Bear LOVES his outfit!
    Post with pics coming tomorrow morning. And THANK YOU again 🙂
    x

  4. Pingback: Hodge Podge Craft » A special outfit for a special Build-A-Bear

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