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Free Knitting PAT – Footballer Teddy

Here is another free knitting pat for you to try. It’s a tough-looking footballer teddy with a removable scarf and knitted in boots and socks. But never mind he is a real softy at heart. Your grandsons would love to find this in their Xmas stocking.

Free Knitting Pat

How To Make The Teddy

free knitting patSize:

Approx 36 cm

Designer: Debby Robinson

Abbreviations:

You can get a full list of abbreviations here.

For This Free Knitting Pat You Will Need:

  • 1 x 50g ball of Pingouin Mosaic in Beige (M) and Cream (B)
  • 1 x 50g ball Family Knit DK in Black (A) and Red (C)
  • 3mm knitting needles
  • 3 3/4 mm knitting needles
  • Non-Flammable washable toy stuffing
  • 2 safety toy eyes

Legs:

Make 2

Using 3mm needles and A, cast on 11 sts for the toe of the boot. Work in st st. K1 row.

Inc 1 st at each end of next three rows, then every P row until there are 23 sts.

K 1 row.

**1st Row: P8, turn.

2nd and every RS Row: Sl 1, K to end.

3rd Row: P6, turn.

5th Row: P4, turn.

7th Row: P2, turn

9th Row: P across all sts.

10th Row: K8, turn.

11th and every WS Row: Sl 1, P to end.

12th Row: k6, turn.

14th Row: K4, turn.

16th Row: K2, turn.

18th Row: K across all sts.**

Rep from ** to ** twice more.

Change to B. Inc one st at each end of 8th and every foll 4th row until there are 29 sts.

K 5 rows.

Change to M. St st 10 rows, inc one st at each end of the last row. 31 sts.

Change to A. K 6 rows. Leave sts on a length of yarn. Join the leg seam.

Body:

Front:

Using 3mm needles and A, K across front 15sts of 1st leg, tie a marker on the needle, then across front 15 sts of the second leg. 30 sts.

Work on these sts for shorts, leaving other sts on a length of yarn. Work in g st, working M1 on each side of the marker on alt rows until there are 38 sts.

Work straight until the shorts measure 5cm from beg.

St st 36 rows in M.

Cast off.

Work the back to match the front.

Head:

Using 3mm needles and M, cast on 6 sts for the muzzle.

1st and every WS row: P.

2nd Row: Inc in each st. 12 sts.

4th Row: K1, inc in each of the next 10 sts, K1. 22 sts.

6th Row: K1, inc, K6, inc, K5, inc, K6, inc. 26 sts.

8th Row: K1, inc, K8, inc, K5, Inc, K8, inc. 30 sts.

Inc 4 sts as set on every K row until there are 42 sts.

Next Row: [P1, P2 tog] 6 times. P6, [P2 tog, P1] 6 times. 30 sts.

Next Row: K11, inc in each of next 2 sts, K5, inc in each of next 2 sts, K10. 34 sts.

Next and every WS row: P

Next Row: K12, inc in each of next 2 sts, K7, inc in each of next 2 sts, K11. 38 sts.

Inc 4 sts on every K row as set until there are 54 sts. P 1 row.

Next Row: K6, inc in each of the next 13 sts, K16, inc in each of the next 13 sts, K6. 80 sts.

Work 9 rows straight.

Next Row: [K8, K2 tog] to end. 72 sts

Next and every WS Row: P.

Next Row: [k7, k2 tog] to end. 64 sts.

Dec 8 sts on every K row as set until 8 sts rem. Leave sts on a length of yarn.

Ears:

Make 2

Using 3 3/4 mm needles and M double, cast on 15 sts.

Work in g st, dec one st at each end of next 3 alt rows, then at each end of next 2 rows.

Cast off rem 5 sts.

Arms:

Make 2

Using 3mm needles and M, cast on 26 sts. Work 28 rows in M. Dec one st at each end of next and every foll 3rd row until 18 sts rem. K 1 row.

Next Row: P1, [p2 tog] to last st, P1. 10 sts.

Next Row: [K2 tog] to end.

Thread end through rem 5 sts, draw up and secure.

Sweater:

Back and front alike

Using 3mm needles and C, cast on 40 sts. Work 4 rows K1, P2 rib.

Change to 3 3/4 mm needles. St st 28 rows in stripes of 4 rows A and 4 rows C.

Work 4 rows in K1, P1 rib in C. Cast off in rib.

Sleeves:

Make 2

Using 3 mm needles and C, cast on 26 sts. Work 4 rows K1, P1 rib.

Change to 3 3/4 mm needles. St st 24 rows in stripes as for back. Cast off.

Scarf:

Using A, cast on 8 sts. K1 row in A.

G st 2 rows C and 2 Rows A until scarf measures 42 m. Cast off in A.

To Make Up:

Backstitch along the centre line of muzzle, then complete with a flat seam.

Stuff firmly through the hole left by sts on the thread.

Attach eyes, then draw up the thread and secure.

Sew on ears. Embroider nose and mouth in A, as shown.

Stuff legs firmly.

Join side and shoulder seams, leaving openings for arms.

Stuff body through openings.

Join row-ends of arms, stuff, and sew to body.

Sew on the head. Embroider bootlaces in B.

And there you have him – a cute footballer teddy!

Hope you enjoy making this free knitting pat. For more free pats here is one for a neck warmer.

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