Meet Mikey! My first thread bear. He's a little bigger than Clint because I used size 3 pearl cotton. I just wanted to get the feel of doing it, and that's the thread I had on hand. I put a little t-shirt on him, which looks just like one my husband has (who's name is Mike, by the way).
I know there are a few problems with him....the ears look set too high on his head...makes him look a little like a dog. I used faceted beads (it's what I had here), and I'm not crazy about that, plus his mouth just wouldn't look right, but I still love him!
What is your opinion?
I'm thinking about making these to sell (giving you credit for the pattern!), and I want to be sure I'm doing quality work. I'm assuming "5-way jointed" means jointed at the head and four appendages...is that right? I don't want to say that, if it's not what I'm doing! Plus, his head seemed awfully floppy until I put the t-shirt on, but I had pulled the dental floss really tight. In fact, I was worried I was puckering the body, so I had to loosen it a little. Is it normal for it to be a little floppy? Also, should he be able to stand on his own? He won't....just plops over...maybe a smaller bear would. Just curious! I already have the head and body of a bear done in size 30 crochet cotton (he'll be about 1/4 the size of Mikey!), so maybe it'll stand up right.
I've just been enthralled with all the neat bears out there! It's been so much fun making this and I'm looking forward to making more.
Thanks again for the great pattern and for your input!
Have a great weekend, Beverly
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Your bear looks nice and cute! If you feel the head is floppy, just pull the dental floss really, really tight. You just need to make more bears, with practice each bear will be bettern than the one you made before. You will see! Of course you can sell the bears you make using my patterns.
I will share with you questions I have received and my answers about making the bears. - - - - - - hi would like to know if this is an easy pattern and if the little rabbit is easy too? Thank You Norma
Hi Norma, Yes, all are easy. Some have more stitches than others, but basically all of them are made from single crochet stitches. You crochet all the parts, head, body etc and then you assemble the bear. The rabbit has different ears and it also has a little tail. Sasha has a hat, but it is easy too. This is Maringo
This is Sasha
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I LOVE this frog! My crochet skills are basic-I've made some scarves, a purse, and a small round amulet pouch(from crochet cotton) Would I be able to make this?Iknow you can't be sure but I'd appreciate your honesty!
Hi, It is not really difficult. The stitches that you need to know are: single crochet, double crochet and half double crochet. Most of the work is done in single crochet. You can also email me if you have any problem. I will help. - - - - - - - - - - - -
I have your panda bear pattern and it is really cute. Do you by any chance have a pattern for one of your bears where the muzzle and head are one piece? Jan
Hi Jan, Yes, Sylvia and Clint's muzzle and head are one piece.
This is Sylvia
This is Clint
Best regards, Edith
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Hello, I just bought the little thread bear pattern from you yesterday, I am a beginner, in Canada, and I am not sure what size 30 thread is, I have some crochet cotton here, but it only gives me a gauge, I was wondering if maybe you could help me, it says Size 10 and it is South Maid. Do you have any idea, if a 30 would be larger or smaller, what I mean is would it be finer, sure hope you can help if not Thank you anyway. Carol
Hi Carol, Size 30 is thinner than size 10. The sizes are standar for all brands of crochet thread. The crochet hook should be steel. If you need any help making the bear let me know. Best regards, Edith
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I am very interested in several of you patterns. I cannot afford to spend more money this month, I've already used up my budged. Will this be available again next month? I will probably buy 6-10 patterns, depending on the total cost. Donna
Let's start saying that you need to know how to crochet to make thread crochet bears. The basic stitches are enough, like chain, single crochet, increase, decrease. This is a link to a web site (not mine) that shows how to crochet: http://www.learntoknit.com/home.php3 My patterns are easy to follow, so if you know how to do the stitches you will not have problems making the bears, but if you have, just email me I will try to help. I have classified my patterns on my website in easy, intermediate and advanced. I listed on ebay the more popular of the easy ones as "learn to make thread crochet bears", but you can learn with any of the easy bears patterns on my website .