Teddy Bear Knitting Patterns
Everyone’s favorite bears are included in this knitting pattern collection: Teddy bears, Paddington bear, Koala bear, polar bear, panda, and more.
To get the patterns, scroll down the page and click on the link for the individual pattern you want.
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Oliver Teddy Bear with Jacket
This adorable little bear is excerpted by permission from “The Knitted Teddy Bear” by Sandra Polley (Collins and Brown). He is about 5 inches and can be knit in a couple of evenings. You can also knit a larger size by using heavier yarn and larger needles. To see more bears from this delightful book or to buy a copy, go to knitsandpieces.co.uk/toy-books/. Sandra is an amazing designer who offers many knitting patterns on her site at www.knitsandpieces.co.uk. Please be sure to check them out!
Easy Knitted Bears Free Ebook
Learn to knit your own gorgeous bears with these easy-to-follow knitting patterns from bestselling knitting writer Fiona Goble. There are also instructions to create a host of clothes, including bride & groom outfits, a graduation outfit, a Santa costume, a ballet outfit, and a sports outfit. This book is available for free as a Kindle ebook that you can read on ANY device with their free Kindle app.
Polar Bear Toy
Learn how to knit this 8 inch polar bear with cute critter expert, Megan Kreiner at Creativebug. The bear and fish are made with chunky yarn, so the knitting is fast and easy. The pattern and class are free with a free trial at Creativebug.
Adorable panda pillow toys are easy to knit in 3 sizes: 7 3/4″, 11″, and 17″. Designed by Premier Yarns. I think instead of stuffing them you could use them over a pillow form or put in a zipper as a pajama pal.
Mini Teddy Bear
This little bear is just 3” tall and a quick knit. Great stash buster or holiday ornament. Designed by Kathy Lewinski
Michele Wilcox’s cuddly bear for Premier Yarns measures approximately 16” from top of head to bottom of foot.
Pattoz, a Bear
Designed by Annalisa Dione, who requests you consider donating to Bear With Us a sanctuary for ex circus bears and a rehabilitation center for orphaned or injured bears. Pattern available in English and Italian.
Henri the Knitted Bear
Designed by Rachel Borello Carroll, this small bear is a quick knit. You can’t see in this photo but Henri has legs too. Great use for leftover yarn!
Bubby the Bear
Designed by Vanessa Carter, this relaxed teddy is 7 inches high. His body, legs and head are knit in one piece in the round.
Teddy by Cassidy Clark
The size of the finished bear is not listed, as the gauge doesn’t matter. As long as the gauge is tight enough so that the stuffing won’t show through, the needle size and yarn choice is up to you.
Teddy Bear by Debbie Bliss
30 cm (12 inches) tall. Each piece of this bear is knit flat and seamed.
Twin Bear by Craftbits
This bear by Craftbits comes in two sizes depending on the yarn used. 6.5 inch x 3.5 inch if Wool 8 ply or Double worsted yarn is used; or 7x 4.5inch if “Strand” wool yarn is used
Otso Bear Toy
These adorable bears can be knit flat or in the round. Designed by Sophie Scott for Loop, London. Finished height: 28cm / 11in tall Scroll all the way down the page to get the patterns.
Created by the Berroco Design Team, this bear is designed to be used with novelty yarn like fun fur, comes with a scarf pattern, and is 12” tall. Pictured project is by gammie3 for Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.
Baby Bear Hat
Gina Michele cleverly uses pompoms for bear ears in her adorable design.
Magic Loop Teddy Bear
Not only are these teddy bears designed by Simply Notable simply adorable but they each have a little heart underneath their sweaters that make them irresistible! 9 – 10″ bears knit in the round with the magic loop.
From Sarah Keen’s book ‘Knitted Wild Animals‘, this panda measures 91⁄2in (24cm) in height
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the book Knitted Wild Animals
- Get DK weight yarn for this pattern on Etsy
Two-Hour Teddy Bear
Knit this 11 inch tall bear designed by The Knit Cafe Toronto in two hours!
Designed by Yarnspirations. Approx 14” [35.5 cm] long.
Bear Cub Hat and Mitts
Designed by Lynda Cyr for Red Heart. Sized for newborn and 12 months
Yet Another Teddy Bear by Susan Dennis
Susan Dennis designed this simply adorable bear and it was reprinted to help people knit bears for Grace Health Care.This is a great pattern for beginning knitters and requires little sewing.
Baby Bear Hoodie
Designed by Lynda Cyr for Red Heart. Sizes from 6 months to 24 months.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended yarn at Red Heart
- See more Baby Hoodie Knitting Patterns
Oso Cute Bear
This cuddly bear by Bernat is approx 11″ tall
Teddy Bear Pillow Pal
Designed by Nancy Anderson for Red Heart. Pillow measures 23″ high x 19″ wide.
Teddy Bear Blanket
32.5″ wide x 28″ long. Designed by Barbara Breiter for Crystal Palace Yarns. Pictured project by olexis.
Approximately 10” tall. Great for multi-colored yarn.
Patterns for Purchase
Classic Teddy Bear
Mary Ann Gebhardt designed this old-fashioned Teddy Bear with an eye for vintage details: Contrasting paw pads, hand-embroidered features, and fully jointed limbs turn a simple toy into a treasure. 11″ tall
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern on Interweave
- Also available in Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts, 2007
Bear Toy With Plaid Dress
Full instructions for knitting a bear softie with separate dress. All items knit flat and seamed. Finished size: approx 21 cm (8 inches) from the tip of the toes to the top of the ears
Dressed Up Teddy Bear
This teddy bear toy with sweater is pne of more than 30 patterns in 1, 2 & 3 Skein Solutions, available in digital and print form.
Teddy Bear Picnic: Jean Greenhowe’s Toy Collection
The knitted Teddy Bear Picnic is just one of the many adorable knitting pattern sets in this book that also includes a family of bunnies, dinosaurs, and holiday stocking stuffers. This is available from a variety of sources. Last time I checked the best price seemed to be from Deramore’s.
- See more pics and get the book on Amazon
- See more pics and get the book on ebay
- See more pics and get the book on Etsy
- See more pics and get the book on Deramores
Kimmy the Koala
Kimmy is a tubby koala, sewn in the sitting position; he measures 15 inches/39 cms approximately.
Penny the Panda
Happy Dreams Teddy Bear
This sweet sleepy time bear is 6.69 inches tall.
Paddington is 7.48 inches tall.
Aunt Lucy Bear
Paddington’s Aunt Lucy is 7.48 inches tall.
Child’s Cardigan with Teddy Bear
This sweater has a special pocket just the right size for a child’s new best friend! Sizes range from 1-6 years.
Teddy Bear Mittens
Includes instructions for the following sizes: 12 months, 2, 4, 6.
Bearly Bed Time Pajama Case
Toy Dimensions : 50cm front to back paws, 23cm wide. Opening 25cm long.
Teddy Bear Hood
Includes instructions to make Toddler size (approx. 11” deep x 15” high); Child size (approx. 12.5” deep x 17” high); and Adult size (approx. 14” deep x 19.5” high) hoods.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!