Friday, 27 January 2012

Paddington Bear Pattern

“Please look after this Bear”
Mr and Mrs Brown first met Paddington on a railway platform. In fact, that was how he came to have such an unusual name for a bear, for Paddington was the name of the station.
From A Bear Called by Paddington by Michael Bond

For my Paddington I used:
100g balls of double knitting yarn (Sirdar Country Style) in brown, navy and red
3 mm and 3.50 mm crochet hooks (US sizes D and E)
Notions – toy stuffing, safety eyes, 3 toggles, black embroidery floss.

PATTERN
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English terms used
dc (British) = sc (American)

Finished size – approximately 29 cm (11 ½ inches) tall.

Body
With brown and 3 mm hook make 2 chain.
1st round: 6 dc (US = sc) into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.
2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)
3rd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)
4th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 2 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)
5th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 3 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (30 dc)
6th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 4 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 4 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (36 dc)
7th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 5 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 5 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (42 dc)
8th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 6 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 6 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (48 dc)
9th – 17th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
18th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 6 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (42 dc)
19th - 22nd rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
23rd round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 5 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (36 dc)
24th – 27th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
28th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 4 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (30 dc)
29th – 31st rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
32nd round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)
33rd – 34th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
35th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)
36th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
Fasten off and stuff body. Do not close neck opening.

Head
With brown and 3 mm hook make 2 chain.
1st round: 6 dc into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.
2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)
3rd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 3 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1dc into next 3 dc] 2 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (15 dc)
4th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 4 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 4 dc] 2 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)
5th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 5 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 5 dc] 2 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (21 dc)
6th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 6 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 6 dc] 2 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)
7th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
8th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 3 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (30 dc)
9th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 4 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 4 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (36 dc)
10th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 5 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 5 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (42 dc)
11th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 6 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 6 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (48 dc)
12th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
13th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 7 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 7 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (54 dc)
14th – 16th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
17th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 7 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (48 dc)
18th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
19th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 6 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (42 dc)
20th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
21st round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 5 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (36 dc)
22nd round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
23rd round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 4 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (30 dc)
24th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
If using safety eyes, it would be advisable to fit these now, before the hole in the head gets too small.
25th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)
26th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)
27th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 1 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)
Stuff head at this point.
28th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog,] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. Fasten off and close hole in back of head.
Attach to top of body.
Embroider a nose and mouth with black embroidery floss.

Ears
With brown and 3 mm hook make 2 chain.
1st round: 6 dc into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.
2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)
3rd round; 1ch, 2 ch into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next dc, 2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next dc, 1 htr and 1 tr in next dc, 1 tr and 1 dtr in next dc, 1 dtr and 1 tr in next dc, 1 tr and 1 htr in next dc, [1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc] 2 times, sl st into 1st dc.
Fasten off.
Sew on to side of head.

Legs
With brown double knitting and 3mm hook, chain 10.
1st round: 1dc into 2nd chain from hook. 1 dc into next 7 ch, 2dc into last chain. Working other side of foundation chain, work 2 dc into same place as last dcs. 1 dc into next 7 dc, 3 dc into the same chain as 1st dc worked. Sl st into 1st dc. (22dc)
2nd round: 1ch, 1 dc into same stitch as chain, 1dc into next 8 dc, 2 dc into next 2 dc, 1 dc into next 9 dc, 2 dc into 2 dc. Sl st into 1st dc. (26dc)
3rd and 4th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
5th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into next 7 dc, [dc2tog] 4 times, 1 dc into next 11 dc. Sl st into 1st dc. (22dc)
6th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into next 7 dc, [dc2tog] 2 times, 1 dc into next 11 dc. Sl st into 1st dc. (20dc)
7th – 13th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
14th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc in next 7 dc, dc2tog, 1 dc in next 8 dc, dc2tog, sl st into first dc. (18sts)
15th – 16th rounds: ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
Fasten off and stuff.
Sew to base of body.

Arms
With brown and 3 mm hook make 2 chain.
1st round: 6 dc into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.
2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)
3rd - 7th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
8th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 3 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 2 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (15 dc)
9th – 23rd rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
24th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 3 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)
25th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 3 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (9 dc)
Fasten off and stuff.
Sew across the opening to close and attach arms to the sides of the body.



Hat
With red and 3 mm hook make 2 chain.
1st round: 6 dc (US = sc) into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.
2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)
3rd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)
4th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 2 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)
5th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 3 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (30 dc)
6th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 4 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 4 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (36 dc)
7th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 5 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 5 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (42 dc)
8th round: 1 ch, working in back loops only, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
9th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
10th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 13 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 13 dc] 2 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (45 dc)
11th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 14 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 14 dc] 2 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (48 dc)
12th – 13th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
14th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 15 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 15 dc] 2 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (51 dc)
15th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 16 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 16 dc] 2 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (54 dc)
16th round: : 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 8 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 8 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (60 dc)
17th round: : 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 9 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 9 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (66 dc)
18th round: : 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 10 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 10 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (72 dc)
19th round: : 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 11 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 11 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (78 dc)
20th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 12 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 12 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (84 dc)
21st round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 13 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 13 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (90 dc)
22nd round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
Fasten off.
Duffle Coat
With 3.50mm hook (NB larger hook used for coat) and navy, chain 81.
1st row: 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc in next ch, (miss 1 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch) to end, turn (54 dc)
2nd row: 1 ch, 1 dc in each dc to end, turn.
Repeat row 2 six more times.
9th row: 1 ch, (1 dc in next 9 dc, dc2tog) 2 times, 1 dc in next 10 dc, (dc2tog, 1 dc in next 9 dc) 2 times, turn. (50 dc)
10th – 16th rows: as row 2
17th row: 1 ch, (1 dc in next 8 dc, dc2tog) 2 times, 1 dc in next 10 dc, (dc2tog, 1 dc in next 8 dc) 2 times, turn. (46 dc)
18th – 22nd rows: as row 2
23rd row: 1 ch, (1 dc in next 7 dc, dc2tog) 2 times, 1 dc in next 10 dc, (dc2tog, 1 dc in next 7 dc) 2 times, turn. (42 dc)
24th row: as row 2
Divide for armholes
Next row: 1 ch, 1 dc in next 8 dc, turn. (8dc)
Working on these 8 sts only for right front, work 1 dc in each dc for 5 further rows.
Fasten off.
With right side facing, miss 6 dc for armhole, rejoin yarn to next dc, 1 ch, 1 dc in same place, 1 dc in next 13 dc, turn (14 dc)
Working on these 14 sts only for back, work 1 dc in each dc for 5 further rows.
Fasten off.
With right side facing, miss 6 dc for armhole, rejoin yarn to next dc, 1 ch, 1 dc in same place, 1 dc in next 7 dc, turn (8 dc)
Working on these 8 sts only for left front, work 1 dc in each dc for 5 further rows, turn.
DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
Next row: 1 ch, 1 dc in next 8 dc, 4 ch, 1 dc in each of the 14 dc across back, 4 ch, 1 dc in each of next 8 dc of right front, turn.
Next row: 1 ch, 1 dc in next 8 dc, 4 dc in chain loop, 1 dc in next 14 dc, 4 dc in chain loop, 1 dc in next 8 dc, turn. (38 dc)
Next row: 1 ch, 1 dc in each dc to end, turn.
Increase row to form hood: 1 ch, 1 dc in next 10 dc, (2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc) 6 times, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 9 dc, turn. (45 dc)
Next row: 1 ch, 1 dc in each dc to end, turn.
Repeat the last row 24 times more.
Fasten off.
Fold hood in half and sew up seam to form the hood.
Sleeves
With 3.50mm hook and navy, chain 30.
1st row: 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc in next ch, (miss 1 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch) to end, turn (20 dc)
2nd row: 1 ch, 1 dc in each dc to end, turn.
Repeat row 2 fourteen more times.
Making up
Fold sleeves in half, sew up seams and sew into armholes.
Sew three toggles on front of coat.
Make three loops of 16 ch each and attach these to the other front to correspond with the toggles.

As a final touch, you can always add the luggage label saying “Please look after this Bear”.

29 comments:

  1. Too cute for words and you're wonderful for sharing the pattern. I love him to pieces.

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  2. ciao complimenti molto carino........

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  3. Thank you for your lovely comments ... and thank you Paddington Bear Crafts for putting the link to the pattern on your site.

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  4. He is adorable you have made him beautifully. His little expression is very cute. :)

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  5. wow crocheted Paddington Bear thankyou very much for sharing He's definetely on my work to do list

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  6. Wow, he is the cutest bear!!!! Thanks for sharing the pattern with all of us Paddington lovers.

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  7. Super! What a cuddly looking Paddington!

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  8. This is so cute! Looks like a perfect gift for my nephew's birthday coming up! Thank you for sharing it!

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  9. Your patterns are so good and you are sooo talented! Thanks so much for them. :)

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  10. Oh, he is wonderful!!! I love Paddington! And he's all ready for elevenses with Mr. Gruber.

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  11. thanks for sharing paddington.

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  12. Love this pattern. It has become my favorite bear. I have just finished my eighth Paddington. Now I think I will try a polar bear tomorrow. Thank you so much for sharing your patterns.

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  13. Oowwh, a crocheted Paddington Bear thank you very much for sharing.

    Greetings from The Netherlands

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  14. Hi Ms. McMahon,
    I'm using your Paddington Bear pattern to make my own.
    Please take a look when you have time http://carolineenilorac.deviantart.com/art/My-Paddington-Bear-322260762?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Acarolineenilorac&qo=2
    Thank you so much for sharing this adorable and lovely pattern for free.
    I really appreciate it.
    Best regards,
    Caroline

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    1. He's wonderful Caroline. I'm so glad you liked the pattern.

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  15. Just happened onto your site for the first time. Thank you so VERY much for all the wonderful patterns!! I can't wait to get started! Hugs to you.
    Cindy

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  16. Hi Janet,
    Just came across your blog for the first time. Thank you so VERY much for all your wonderful patterns and all the work it took to create them!! Can't wait to get started! The only problem is deciding which one to do first.
    Greetings from Canada,
    Cindy :)

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  17. Hello, this is the first time I visit your blog. Thank you for your lovely patterns!!!!!!

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  18. So cute :) thank you. Love your blog, I knew I would as I saw your template you are using (same as mine ;)). Pink is the colour.

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  19. wow...cute bear.
    thank you for your tutorial.
    love your blog ^^

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  20. thank u for beautiful pattern going to start this today

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  21. how generous you are!! thankyou he is gorgeous!

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  22. This is just so great and what timing...........I took my daughter to a well known bear making place to get her a bear to keep her company when she moves to uni next week...........she chose a Paddington..........guess I am going to have to knit her Paddington a Paddington now!!! OMG as if I don't have enough to do before Christmas..........Love it though!!

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  23. oh wow! i wish i could crochet! this is amazing,my daughter would love it x

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  24. Thank you for this pattern-I love this :) Myabe because my english it's not so goog a stuck on coat,but I'll try to do this anyway :) Ann from Poland :)

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  25. Aniu, I could give you a hand with translating English if you still need it ;)

    Janet, the pattern it great! Thank you for sharing! xxx

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  26. Genia total!!! Me encantó!! Gracias!!

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  27. Hi there, thank you so much for the adorable pattern! I am about to make it for my son, but I am having some difficulty locating the toggle buttons that are used for the coat. Can you please tell me which size you used, and where you bought them from? I found some on eBay, but I am not sure which Size to buy. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Kendra, Thank you for your message. The toggles I used are 1 inch long. I think I bought them in John Lewis.

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