Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Teddy Bear Superhero Outfits











Here's a very bright superhero outfit for 15" build a bear. 
The pattern is for an all-in-one suit made from the feet up, with back fastening for an easy fit and a gap for the tail. A separate cape is fastened with buttons on the shoulders, then briefs or a skirt.   Build a bears are the 'sitting down' type of bear which need a lot of shaping at the back for a good fit.  However, I have given suggestions in blue text for other bears

I used a budget yarn Woolcraft New Fashion dk, in vibrant colours which gives a great effect. 



I love my hobby of designing patterns and posting them online.  But I often can’t find anyone who has the time to test my patterns, although I do knit them up a few times myself.  So mistakes can slip by, especially typos when transferring the pattern to my blog.  So, please, please, if you find and errors or have any queries, let me know either by commenting below or contacting me via the contact form.  












































Measurements:   15/16” Build a bear
Materials:  75g double knitting yarn in blue, 50g red, 20g yellow 
Needles size 3.25mm ,and 4mm, 2 blue and 2 red buttons
Tension: 24sts - 30 rows to 10cm (4in) in stocking stitch using 4mm needles (or the size required to give correct tension. 

Abbreviations:  k: knit, p: purl, Ss: stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl), kfb, knit into front loop of next st, then knit into back loop, pfb, purl into front loop of next st, then purl into back loop dc: decrease, beg: beginning, sts: stitches, tog: together, yr, yarn forward, yon: yarn on needle, m1: slip loop between sts onto left hand needle and knit into back, skk: slip next 2 sts onto right hand needle, insert left hand needle into front loops and knit together.    

Sleeves (make 2)
Using blue and 3.25 needles, cast on 36sts
Work 6 rows k1, p1 rib
Change to 4mm needles
Work 10 rows ss
Armhole shaping
Cast off 4sts at beg of next 2 rows
Leave 28sts on holder

Right leg
Boots
Using 3.25mm needles and red, cast on 28sts
Row 1:  knit
Row 2:  k6, m1, k2, m1, k12, m1, k2, m1 k6           (32sts)
Row 3 and every alt row:  knit
Row 4:  k6, m1, k4, m1, k12, m1, k4, m1 k6            (36sts)
Row 6:  k6, m1, k6, m1, k12, m1, k6, m1 k6            (40sts)
Row 8:  k6, m1, k8, m1, k12, m1, k8, m1 k6            (44sts)
Row 10:     k6, m1, k10, m1, k12, m1, k10, m1 k6    (48sts)
Row 12:     k6, m1, k12, m1, k12, m1, k12, m1 k6    (52sts)
Change to 4mm needles.
Starting with knit row work 8 rows ss*

Shape foot
Row 1:      k10, (K2tog) 4 times, k34     48sts
Row 2 and every alt row:  purl
Row 3:      k8, (K2tog) 4 times, k32       44sts
Row 5:      k6, (K2tog) 4 times, k30       40sts
Work 3 row gs (every row knit)
Next row: Inc row:  rib 4, (inc in next st, rib 5) 6 times   46sts  
Change to blue, using ss throughout, inc 1 stitch at each end of every following 4th row to 54sts, ending on a purl row
Inc 1 stitch at each end of next row   56sts
Next row:       purl
cast off 2sts knit to end
cast off 4sts purl to end 
Fasten off yarn and leave 50sts on holder.

Left Leg
As right leg to *
Shape foot
Row 1:      k34, (K2tog) 4 times, k10     48sts
Row 2 and every alt row:  purl
Row 3:      k32, (K2tog) 4 times, k8       44sts
Row 5:      k30, (K2tog) 4 times, k6       40sts
Work 3 row gs (every row knit)
Next row: Inc row:  rib 4, (inc in next st, rib 5) 6 times   46sts  

Change to 4mm needles and blue, using ss throughout, inc 1 stitch at each end of every following 4th row to 54sts, ending on a purl row
Inc 1 stitch at each end of next row   56sts
Next row:       purl        
cast off 4sts knit to end
cast off 2sts purl to end    50sts
do not fasten off yarn

Join legs
With right side facing knit across 50sts of left leg, continue across 50sts of right leg.  100sts
Rows begin at centre back
Next row:  purl

If your bear isn't the 'sitting down' type you could omit rows 1 to 6, plus repeats of shaping, and work 8 rows of stocking stitch decreasing 1st at each end of knit rows to 92sts then continue with pattern

Shape back
Row 1:      k18, yf, sl st from left hand needle onto right hand needle, yb, slst back onto left hand needle (wrap) turn
Row 2:      purl to end
Row 3:      k1, k2tog, knit to last 3sts, ssk, k1
Row 4:      (wrong side) p17, yb, sl st from left hand needle onto right hand needle, yf, sl st back onto left hand needle (wrap) turn
Row 5:      knit to end
Row 6:      purl across all sts
Repeat rows 1 to 6,  3 times      92sts
Next row:  K1, k2tog, k to last 3sts, ssk, k1       90sts
Next row:  purl            
Starting with knit row work 15 rows ss

Divide for sleeves (wrong side facing)
Cast on 3sts (for back fastening) k3, p18, cast off 8sts, p37 (includes st on right hand needle) cast off 8sts, p16, k3

Join sleeves
Row 1:      k19, knit across 28sts of first sleeve, k37, knit across 28sts of second sleeve, knit to end    133sts
Row 2 and alternate rows:  k3, purl to last 3sts, k3
Row 3:  k17, ssk, k2tog, k24, ssk, k2tog, k33, ssk, k2tog, k24, ssk, k2tog, k19    125sts
Row 5:  k16, ssk, k2tog, k22, ssk, k2tog, k31, ssk, k2tog, k22, ssk, k2tog, k18     117sts
Row 7:  k15, ssk, k2tog, k20, ssk, k2tog, k29, ssk, k2tog, k22, ssk, k2tog, k17   109sts
Row 9: buttonhole row, k1, k2tog, yf, k11, ssk, k2tog, k18, ssk, k2tog, k27, ssk, k2tog, k18, ssk, k2tog, k16      101sts
Row 11:  k13, ssk, k2tog, k16, ssk, k2tog, k25, ssk, k2tog, k16, ssk, k2tog,  k15     93sts
Row 13:  k12, ssk, k2tog, k14, ssk, k2tog, k23, ssk, k2tog, k14, ssk, k2tog,  k14     85sts
Row 15:  k11, ssk, k2tog, k12, ssk, k2tog, k21, ssk, k2tog, k12, ssk, k2tog, k13   77sts
Row 17:  buttonhole row   k1, k2tog, yf, k7,  ssk, k2tog, k10, ssk, k2tog, k19, ssk, k2tog, k10, ssk, k2tog, k12    69sts
Row18:    wrong side facing, k3 (k1, p1) to last 4sts, k4
Row 19:  k3, (p1, k1) to last 4sts, p1, k3
Cast off in rib.  Fasten off yarn

To finish 
Sew side seams of legs.
Sew middle seam from centre front along back, leaving a gap for the tail
Overlap front bands and sew into place at centre front
Sew on 2 buttons to correspond with buttonholes.
Sew in all ends

Cape

Using 4mm needles and red cast on 66sts
Work 6 rows in garter stitch
Next row:  knit
Next row:  k3, purl to last 3sts, k3
Repeat last 2 rows until work measures 9”
Dec row:    k3, (k2tog) to last 3sts, k3  36sts
Next row:  knit
Next row:  buttonhole row:  k1, k2tog, yf, k to last 3 sts, yf, k2tog, k1
Knit one row
Cast off loosely
Fasten off all ends
Press cape lightly on wrong side to flatten edges.
Sew on two red buttons on either side of shoulders to fasten cape

Briefs
Front
Using 4mm needles and red cast on 10sts
Row 1:      knit
Row 2:      k1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat last 2 rows 2 times
Row 7:      kfb, k to last 2sts, kfb, k1
Row 8:      k1, pfb, purl to last 2sts, pfb, k1
Repeat rows 7 and 8 to 40sts
Work 4 rows stocking stitch
Fasten off red and join yellow
Work 3 rows gs
Next row purl
Next row knit
Cast off

Back
Using 4mm needles and red cast on 10sts
Row 1:  knit
Row 2:  k1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat last 2 rows 2 times

If your bear isn't the 'sitting down' type repeat rows 1 and 2 to 36sts continue with pattern from divide for tail

Shaping
Row 1:      kfb, k to last 2sts, kfb, k1
Row 2:      k1, pfb, purl to last 2sts, pfb, k1
Row 3:      kfb, k to last 3sts, yf, sl st from left hand needle onto right hand needle, yb, sl st back onto left hand needle turn
Row 4:      purl to last 3sts yb, sl st from left hand needle onto right hand needle, yf, sl st back onto left hand needle turn   
Row 5:      knit to last 2sts, kfb, k1
Row 6:      k1, pfb, purl to last 2sts, pfb, k1
Row 7:      kfb, k to last 2sts, kfb, k1
Row 8:      k1, pfb, purl to last 2sts, pfb, k1
Repeat rows 3 to 8,  then repeat rows 3 to 7     36sts

Divide for tail,   wrong side facing

K1, p17, k1 turn
Knit to last 2sts, kfb, k1
K1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat last 2 rows to 22sts ending on a purl row
Fasten off red
Join red yarn to remaining 17sts wrong side facing
K1, p to last st, k1
K1, kfb, k to end
Rep last 2 rows to 22sts ending on a purl row
Next row:  knit across all 44sts to join back
Next row    purl
Work 2 rows ss
Fasten off red Join yellow
Dec row:   k5, (k2tog, k9) 3 times, k2tog, k4   40 sts
Work 2 rows gs
Next row purl
Next row knit
Cast off


Sew all seams and fasten off ends

Skirt
Rows begin at centre back
Using 3.25mm needles and red cast on 144sts
Work 6 rows gs
Change to 4mm needles
Work in stocking stitch til work measures 3.5” or length required
Fasten off red join in yellow
Dec row:  k2tog across row   72sts
Work 2 rows gs
Next row purl
Next row knit   Cast off
Sew back seam and fasten off ends


Motif
Using 4mm needles and yellow cast on 2sts
Row 1:      knit
Row 2:      pfb p1                        3sts
Row 3:      (kfb) 2 times, k1         5sts
Row 4        pfb, p2, pfb, p1   7sts
Row 5:      kfb, k4, kfb, k1   9sts
Row 6:      pfb, p6, pfb, p1   11sts
Row 7:      knit
Row 8:      pfb, p to last 3sts, pfb, p1     13sts
Rows 9 & 10:   rep last 2 rows                 15sts
Row 11:     kfb, k to last 3sts, kfb, k1     17sts
Row 12:     p2tog, p to last 2sts, p2tog tbl,   15sts
Row 13:     ssk, k to last 2sts, k2tog      
Repeat last 2 rows to 5sts.
Fasten off yarn

Using red yarn and duplicate stitch or cross stitch follow the chart for positioning of letter'  Sew motif onto front of suit just under the neckline as shown in photo


motif chart