Saturday, 14 October 2017

Teddy Sports Kit

England Rugby Kit

Football Kit

Its the football and Rugby season so here’s a sports kit for bears. The pattern is for a shirt, shorts, boots/socks all made in double knitting yarn.
The sleeves are knit with the front and back of the shirt.
I've given materials needed but of course, you can knit these outfits in the colours of your team.  
The Football shirt has a stripe down the arms and a few gold stitches for the logo.

The shorts have a lot of shaping at the back to fit a ‘sit down’ type of build a bear.  If your bear is not this type omit rows 23 and 24 on the left back shaping and 22 and 23 on right leg
The logos for the Rugby shirt can be either knit as you go, (use two separate strands for the O logo) or embroidered after completing the shirt using duplicate stitch.   For the football shirt I used duplicate stitch in gold to create a ‘mock’ logo (the original logo was far too complicated)  if your new to duplicate stitch have a look at this tutorial   duplicate stitch
The boots and socks are worked in one piece.   

The outfit will fit a 15/16” bear. My model is 15” Lil Cub Build a bear

If you find any mistakes in this pattern please let me know either by the comments or contact me. Thanks

Measurements:   15/16” Build a bear (check your knitting as you go to adjust length for a good fit for your bear)
Actual measurements:   shirt: Chest 16”, Length centre back 7”, Sleeve seam 3”
Rugby Shirt and shorts   75g double knitting yarn in white, 25g green, 10g black, oddments of red, green and dark blue yarn for logos   OR  use the colours of your favourite team
Football shirt and shorts   75g double knitting yarn in your team’s colours in main and contrast, small oddment of yarn for logo
Boots    25g double knitting yarn in green, small oddments of black and white for socks.

Needles size 3.25, 3.75 and 4mm
Tension: 24sts - 30 rows to 10cm (4in) in stocking stitch using no 8 needles (or the size required to give correct tension.             
Abbreviations:  k: knit, p: purl, Ss: stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl), inc: increase, 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, k1s1psso: knit 1, slip 1, pass slipped stitch over.
wrt k wrap and turn knitwise - yf, sl st from left hand needle onto right hand needle, yb, sl st back onto left hand needle
wrt p wrap and turn purlwise - yb, sl st from left hand needle onto right hand needle, yf, sl st back onto left hand needle

England Rugby Shirt

Back and sleeves
Using 3.25 needles and white, (or the colours of your team) cast on 45sts
Work 6 rows k1, p1 rib
Change to no 4mm needles
Work 22 rows ss
Increase for sleeves
Next row:  Cast on 4sts at beg of next 2 rows (53sts)
Work 22 rows ss
Cast off 15sts at beg of next 2 rows
Fasten off yarn, leave 23sts on holder

Front and sleeves
(Follow chart for positioning of logos) see notes above
As back to *
Work 8 rows ss
Shape neck
Next row:  k 19 turn
Continue for left front
Next row:  purl
** Dec 1st at neck edge on next and following 4 alternate rows   (15sts)
Work 5 rows ss  
Cast off.     Fasten off yarn

Right font neck shaping
With right side facing, slip centre 15sts onto holder. 
Re-join yarn and k 19
Work as left front from **

Join left shoulder seam
Using 3.25 needles and with right side facing knit 23sts across back, pick up and knit 15sts down left front, knit 15sts at centre front, pick up and knit 15sts up right front.     (68sts)
Work 3 rows k1, p1 rib.
Cast off loosely in rib (I use a size larger needle)
To Finish
Join right shoulder
Sleeve edging

With right side facing using no 3.25 needles and black, pick up and knit 40sts evenly along sleeve edge.   Work 1 row k1, p1 rib.  Cast off loosely ( I use a size larger needle)

Sew left shoulder seam.  Sew side seams. Sew in all ends


Worked from the hem
Left leg
Using No 3.75 needles and white cast on 56sts
Work 4 rows k1, p1 rib
Change to no 4mm needles
Work 2 rows ss*
Row 1:            cast off 4sts knit to end
Row 2:            cast off 2sts purl to end   50sts
Rows 3-5:      dec 1 st at each end of next and following alt row   (46sts)
Row 6:            purl
Rows 7-13:   dec 1 st at beg of next and every alternate row to 42sts
Row 14:         purl
Row 15:         K2tog, k18, wrt k
Row 16:         purl to end
Row 17:         k2tog, knit across all sts
Row 18:         Purl
Rows 19-20: Rep rows 15 and 16  (38sts)
Row 21:         Knit
Row 22:         purl
Row 23:         k19, wrt k
Row 24:         purl to end
Work 2 rows ss across all sts
Change to no 10 needles and work 4 rows k1, p1 rib.
Cast off loosely in rib

Right leg
Work as left leg to *
Row 1:            cast off 2sts knit to end
Row 3:            cast off 4sts purl to end
Rows 3-5:      dec 1 st at each end of next and alt row   (46sts)
Row 6:            purl
Rows 7-13:   dec 1 st at end of next and every alternate row to 42sts
Row 14:         (wrong side) p18, wrt p
Row 15:         k to last 2 sts, k2tog
Row 16:         purl across all sts
Row 17:         k to last 2 sts, k2tog
Rows 18-19 rep rows 14 and 15   (38sts)
Row 20:         Purl across all sts
Row 21:         Knit
Row: 22         purl 18, wrt p
Row: 23         knit
Work 3 rows ss across all sts
Change to 3.25 needles and work 4 rows k1, p1 rib.
Cast off loosely in rib
To finish
Sew leg seams.  Placing right sides of legs together (one leg inside the other), sew back and front seams leaving a gap for the tail at the back.
Sew in all ends

Boots and socks

Using 3.25 needles and green cast on 28sts
Row 1:  knit
Row 2:  k1, m1, k12, m1, k2, m1, k12, m1 k1  (32sts)
Row 3 and every alt row:  knit
Row 4:  k2, m1, k12, m1, k4, m1, k12, m1 k2 (36sts)
Row 6:  k3, m1, k12, m1, k6, m1, k12, m1 k3   (40sts)
Row 8:  k4, m1, k12, m1, k8, m1, k12, m1 k4   (44sts)
Row 10:  k5, m1, k12, m1, k10, m1, k12, m1 k5  (48sts)
Row 12:  k6, m1, k12, m1, k12, m1, k12, m1 k6  (52sts)
Change to no 3.75 needles. using black and starting with a knit row, work 2 rows ss
Change to green
Work 6 rows ss
Shape top
Row 1:            k31, s1k1 psso, turn  
Row 2:            s1, p10, p2tog, turn
Row 3:            s1, k10, s1k1 psso, turn
Repeat rows 2 and 3  five times 
Row:  12:       s1, p10, p2tog, turn    
Row 9             s1, k to end of row across all sts  (38sts)
Row 10           knit
Change to black
Work 10 rows ss
Change to white and 3.25 needles
Work 2 rows k1, p1 rib
Cast off 
Join foot and back seam

To finish
Laces:   Using single black yarn, thread yarn through boots as shown on photo.  Tie a secure knot
Studs:   Using single black yarn, work French knots on sole of boots, three on each side at front and two on the back of the boots.

Football Shirt

As rugby top using your team’s colours BUT with the following change:
On the front neck shaping work until finished decreasing, then 3 rows stocking stitch, change to contrast and stocking stitch 2 rows.  Cast off
For the logo I added a few duplicate sts in gold.  

Rugby shirt chart


  1. I am making the shorts. On row 13 I end up with 42 stitches not 41

    1. Hi
      Thanks for pointing this out. I have amended the pattern. If you are on Ravelry I would love to see a photo of your projects using this pattern


  2. Hi, I just wanted to query shorts make up. Do you have a picture of each leg knitted up so I can to see if I have knitted correctly?