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Baby's First Teddy Bear

By Suzy Rigby Copyright 1997

This is the perfect quick gift for that new baby or for a Saturday shower! Since there are no loose parts, it is wonderful for the crib. It will quickly become your babies best friend!

2 oz main color yarn
sm amt. 2nd color yarn
Size G hook
Yarn needle

Bear is worked in 2 rnd granny squares. You will need:


9 of mc and 2 of 2nd color. You will also have the "face" square.

Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3. (counts as first dc now and throughout) 2 dc in ring. *ch 3, 3 dc in ring. Repeat from * 2 times more. Ch 3 and sl st to beginning ch 3. >
Rnd 2: Sl st to corner space, ch 3, 2 dc , ch 3, 3 dc in same sp. *Ch 1, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in next corner. Repeat from * 2 x more. Ch 1, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. Finish off.

Face Motif.
For the face, start with the 2nd color, ch 4, sl st to form ring. Ch 3, 2 dc ch 3, 3 dc in ring. Join mc in top of last dc, and fasten off 2nd color. Repeat as for regular motif. This will give the impression of eyes.
Ch 4.
Row 1: 3 dc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2: 2 dc in each dc across. 8 dc . Fasten off, leaving long end for sewing.
Crochet or Sew all squares together as shown in picture. There will be a front, with the face, and a back with 2 white squares (one for back of head, one for back of belly) Then, sl st around entire piece to join front to back. Sew ears to top of head.

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