PDF Pattern, Made-From-Thread Bear Designed by Shelley K. Bossert


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PDF Pattern, Made-From-Thread Bear Designed by Shelley K. Bossert


Bears pictures #1 through #6 were made from this full color pattern. There are instructions for making one tiny bear head, one body, one set of legs, arms and ears from #8 pearl cotton but could also be made, stitch for stitch, from a variety of other materials in different sizes. There are instructions for making the bear as a necklace as well as a "stand alone" version

If you use thicker thread, you get a bigger bear. If you use finer thread, you get a smaller bear. I tell you this so that once you have completed your first bear, you will feel comfortable experimenting with the next one, and there probably will be a next one. These little guys are like potato chips. You simply cannot be content with only one.

This pattern is available as a PDF download or in a printed format . This listing is for the PDF only. No supplies are included. The printed version is available for $22 upon request. There are no shipping charges with the PDF versions of any of my patterns. Shipping for the printed version is $2.

Supplies needed for this project are one ball #8, pearl cotton; 300 to 1000, size 11/0, seed beads in a color that matches or contrasts well with your pearl cotton; a US #12, crochet hook; an extra long doll needle; cotton or polyester fiberfill for stuffing; onyx beads for eyes and embroidery floss for the nose.

A word of caution about the use of this pattern. You have my permission to make all the bears and bear pendants you wish from this pattern for yourself or to give away. You do not, however, have permission to make commercial use of it. Specifically, that means you may not make and sell bears or bear pendants made from this pattern, sell the pattern, copy, reproduce or use any part of it to make money or to share with others to save the cost of purchasing their own. I reserve that right solely for myself.

You do have my permission to let this pattern be a means for finding your own artistic voice. Vary the design of the pendant and/or the bear so that it is no longer recognizable as my work and I wish you G-d's speed. Change a stitch here and there for the sake of calling it your own and, as I learned to say in Turkey, may the fleas of a thousand camels infest your nether regions! . . .and. . .keep a watchful eye over your shoulder for my lawyer. As they say in department store dressing rooms, violators will be prosecuted.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

The design for this pattern originated in a fiber fair in Asheville, North Carolina. I found a deliciously soft alpaca yarn and had just bought some pearl beads that were a perfect match to the yarn. The prototype for this pattern is the first picture above.

Materials Used

printed pattern

More Info

I design and draft patterns all the time. If you like what you see with this pattern, please check out my studio for others that may interest you. Please note that at this time, all my patterns are available in a PDF downloadable format.

As with all my pattern designs, support working one of my printed or downloaded patterns is included with the purchase. I am just a phone call or e-mail away if you have questions or concerns. Do not hesitate to contact me.

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Color: White

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CalicoCat on May 1, 2009
5 stars

Thank you SO much! I am going to enjoy being able to now admire your wonderful bears on a daily basis. --Linda

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