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.

The pattern is available as a PDF Download.

UK crochet terms used
dc (UK) = sc (American)

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

To supplement the pattern, I've updated this post on 9th January 2015 to now include photos of Paddington without his clothes on!  - to show how he is constructed.  I hope these pictures will be helpful.





Previously the pattern was included in this post but to save space and to look less cluttered I have removed the text of the pattern.  The pattern can be accessed through the PDF link.  It is also available as a free download on Ravelry, HERE.

38 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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  28. Hello, can I ask you how tall is your Paddington Bear as I already own a bear and the coat and hat would suit him just fine. Many thanks, Regards, Anne

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  29. Oh sorry, just found the height on your pattern! Anne

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  30. Thank you so much for this pattern. I am expecting and was looking for something special to crochet for the new baby.You have created an heirloom.

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope everything goes well with your new baby.

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  31. Just been to see Paddington Bear and saw your pattern. Help!! I can't crochet. Has anyone designed a pattern that I can knit please.
    Diane

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    1. Hi Diane, if you search on Ravelry.com there are a couple of patterns. I don't know how readily available they are but you might find something you like. Failing that, you could find a basic bear pattern and adapt it to become a Paddington.
      Best wishes, Janet

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  32. Thanks Janet. I found a couple, not as good as yours but I will give one a go. Thanks for the heads up though.
    Diane

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  33. Hello I love the pattern. I am making one and I would like to see the bear with all parts sewed. Is it possible you Sen a photo? Thank you very much for sharing

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    1. Hi Maria,
      So glad you like the pattern. I've updated the pattern information above to include some photos that should help you.
      Best wishes,
      Janet

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