Sunday, December 25, 2011

More Miniature Crochet Teddy Bears

First of all, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Now, it is time to share my experience with these mini crochet bears with you guys!

Best friends!

Let me tell you how I almost pulled my hair out with frustration trying to work with such small needle and thread, failing many times trying to make a smaller teddy bear. I felt so defeated and was on the verge of giving up. Luckily, with some helpful tips from my very talented friend, Christine from Dandelion Fair, I was able to do it!  Thank you Christine!

I learned that you have to use patterns that are specially made for miniature scale or else it won't work. They were quite challenging, but well worth it!

I used a pattern that I modified a little for both teddy bears and they turned out absolutely adorable. Best of all, they have movable joints!

For the first bear, which I named Abby, I used a size 10 crochet thread and a crochet needle size 1 mm.

Abby is about 2 3/4 inches tall when standing.


This one is special, her name is Rosie.  She is special because I struggled a lot with her. Rosie is made with a size 20 thread, using a 0.6 mm crochet needle. I had such a difficult time making her with such a tiny needle. Rosie didn't turn out as small as I wanted but still a perfect size for 1/12 scale dollhouse.


Rosie is 45 mm tall when standing.

Rosie next to my new 1/24 scale bed set I got for Xmas!

I'm still trying to make a smaller teddy bear and experimenting with different patterns. Please wish me luck!

Also, I'm thinking of including a mini crochet bear as one of the prize items for my 100 follower giveaway. What do you think? Yes, no, maybe?? ;-) If I get a lot of YES, there is something to look forward to for that 100th follower! :-)

17 comments:

  1. Your little bears are gorgeous. Well done and i am sure that whoever is lucky enough to win would love a bear made by you. Happy New Year.
    Hugs Maria

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  2. I love your little bears! Yes, please give one away! The lucky winner would be absolutely thrilled, and I hope I'm that lucky one! ;-) Jennifer

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  3. Tus ositos son siempre adorables y si sorteases uno quien lo reciba seguro que se pondra muy contenta.
    besitos ascension

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  4. Those are very impressive babe. Well done. I know how frustrated you got making them. I'm glad you were able to work through it :)

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  5. The little bears are adorable.
    I would be happy to win one.
    Bye Faby

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  6. yes, definitely! they're adorable :-) I admire your patientce to work with such small needles and you always make their faces seem so alive. Great work!

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  7. Thank you everyone! Your wonderful comments make my day!

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  8. oh, they are beautiful!!! Well done!! I tried once too, but my hands didn't like it at all.
    And absolutely an YES for a bear as give away!!!

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  9. @Margriet Hello Margriet! Thank you and welcome to my blog! :-)

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  10. OMG the bears are wonderful! Thank you for following my blog.

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  11. @Teresa Thank you Teresa, and welcome to my blog!

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  12. Adorable! And Rosie is so tiny. Your patience paid off. Gill x

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  13. Oh they are sweet! You are a patient and gifted Lady!

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  14. These turned out so cute! I recently knitted some miniature mittens. I was surprised by how long they took me being so small and all. Size 1 needles. I could only knit when the sun was shining so I could see the tiny little stitches.

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  15. @Make it Small, The Old Maid, Kelly J.R.: Thank you for the sweet comments!

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  16. beautiful bears well done any chance of you sharing or selling your pattern for the bears?

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