Teddy Eddy Pumpkin Head

Hello everyone!

This week I wanted to share new doll pattern, but meantime I made a promise to Donna who is crocheting animals for kids at her local hospital that will try to make this pattern alive, and here we are Teddy Eddy Pumpkin Head is free to be done for little ones and those not so little!

My first Teddy Eddy was made for my sweetheart, as a key holder (and named after him). Made many of these teddies. Not only as bears but it is easy to be done/adjusted as koala or panda.

It is really cute and small one! Hardly makes 10 cm (with dk cotton and 2 mm hook). One fast and easy project to do.

Here are the photos of my little Teddy Eddy

On first photo is my first TeddyEddy done. Was one of those projects, when I just took the yarn and the needle and crocheted without anything in my mind. Waited to get surprised what will come out from my work.

On the second photo are some of little ones I made later. Whoever saw TeddyEddy, wanted one immediately!

TeddyEddy4Friends will be friends

This one I made today, while writing down the pattern.

TeddyEddy

Think we can start!

Materials I used:

2 mm crochet hook

Patons 100% cotton yarn DK

Wooden black beads, 4 mm, for the eyes

needle for sewing the parts together, nose and shaping the head.

Small piece of black yarn for making the nose

 

Abbreviations:

sc – single crochet

inc – increase (2sc in one stitch)

dec – decrease (I used invisible decrease)

 

Head

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3 *inc1, sc1* x6  (18 sts)

R4 *inc1, sc2* x6 (24 sts)

R5 *inc1, sc3* x6 (30 sts)

R6-R9 sc30 sts  (for those that use safety eyes, pčace the eyes in between R9 and R10 leaving 4 sc between them.)

R10 *inc1, sc4* x6 (36 sts)

R11 *inc1, sc5* x6 (42 sts)

R12 *inc1, sc6* x6 (48 sts) – mark this row, as here we will sew a little to shape the head

R13-R14 sc48 sts

R15 *dec1, sc6* x6 (42 sts)

R16 *dec1, sc5* x6 (36 sts)

R17 *dec1, sc4* x6 (30 sts)

R18 *dec1, sc3* x6 (24 sts)

R19 *dec1, sc2* x6 (18 sts)

Tie off, stuff the head nice and firm.

 

Body

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3 *inc1, sc1* x6 (18 sts)

R4 *inc1, sc2* x6 (24 sts)

R5 *inc1, sc3* x6 (30 sts)

R6 *inc1, sc4* x6 (36 sts)

R7-R11 sc36 sts

R12 *dec1, sc4* x6 (30sts)

R13 *dec1, sc3* x6 (24 sts)

R14 *dec1, sc2* x6 (18 sts)

R15-R16 sc18 sts

Tie off and leave long end for sewing the body to the head later. Stuff the body nice and firm.

 

Arms (make 2)

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3 sc12 sts

R4 *dec1, sc1* x4 (8 sts)

R5-R8 sc8 sts

Tie off leaving long end for sewing the arm to the head later. If you want you can stuff the bottom of each arm a little.

 

Legs (make 2)

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3 *inc1, sc1*x6 (18 sts)

R4 *inc1, sc2* x6 (24 sts)

R5-R6 sc24 sts

R7 dec6, sc12 (18 sts)

R8 sc18 sts

R9 *dec1, sc1* x6 (12 sts)

R10-R12 sc12 sts

Stuff the bottom of the leg. Flatten the top and single crochet through both sides for 5 stitches total. Tie off leaving long end for sewing the legs to the body later.

 

Ears

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3-R4 sc12 sts

R5 *dec1, sc1* x4 (8 sts)

Tie off leaving long end for sewing the ears later.

 

Belly

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3 *inc1, sc1* x6 (18 sts)

R4 *inc1, sc2* x6 (24 sts)

R5 *inc1, sc3* x6 (30 sts)

Tie off leaving long end for sewing the belly on the body.

 

Tail

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 *inc1, sc1* x3 (9 sts)

R3 sc9 sts

R4 *dec1, sc1* x3 (6 sts)

Tie off leaving long end for sewing the tail to the body later.

 

Shaping the head:

Take the bears head in your hands. By now should be well stuffed and nicely firm. As you can see, there are 6 peaks around the bottom part of the head (where we started to decrease). Pick one of these peaks. On R12 that we have marked earlier at one of these peaks mark 3 stitches using safety pins.

What you will do now, is wave the yarn with the needle through these three stitches (from the bottom of the head opening, through the head, through the stitch out, into the second stitch, through the head to the bottom, pull, through the head up to the next  stitch …repeat for each stitch).

where to wave in and sew to shape the head

To make few hairs on top of the head, when done shaping the head, pull the needle through the head to the top. Sew few lops (as if making the tassel-1-2 are enough). Finish off pulling the needle through the head, towards the bottom, cut and hide ends in the stuffing.

When done with this waving and sewing, you will get this pointing nose looking shape, when looking from the side.

assembling the parts

Assembling the parts together:

Sew body and the head together through 18 stitches on each side.

Arms will go on sides of the body

Sew the legs in between the row5 and 6. Center them, leaving 2 stitches in between them.

Tail will go on the back of the body, right after row 5.

Place the ears on the sides of the head, starting row 4 downwards.

Place the belly and sew it all around to fin nicely on the center of the body’s front.

And your TeddyEddy is done.TeddyEddy

Hope you have enjoyed making it. If you will need any help regarding the head shaping and sewing, please feel free to contact me and ask. I will try to make some good photographs of the whole process as well, for your easier following and understanding how it goes.

’till next time wishing you all great time crocheting 🙂

 

 

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54 thoughts on “Teddy Eddy Pumpkin Head

    • Hi Donna! 😀
      You are welcome. Hope you will enjoy making them as well as kids will like having them. Let me know if you will need any assistance regarding the pattern.

    • Thank you Mandy!
      Can’t wait to hear more about Lalaoopsie you will make for your grandchild. Hope she will like it! 🙂
      As for the book…uuuu, that would be nice! Maybe some day! 😉

      • You have no idea how much I love all of your designs! If I had a bit more time, I’d make all of your amigurumis. But you see, I’m such a slow crocheteer 😦 And Eddy looks like a quick one to make 😀 Also, your patterns are extremely well written. You certainly don’t need any help in that area from anyone, much less from a rookie designer like me 😀

      • I must agree 100% with twisted fibres. I’m itching to get started on my ted but need to finish my latest BB doll first.

      • Thank you dear Dawn!
        I know you will tell me if something will be unclear in the pattern 😉
        Looking forward to hear from you!

      • Thank you for your kind words dear.
        I just want everyone to feel comfortable and certain in what they do when following the pattern. Tried to make a photos on what has to be done with the head to make pointy nose, but I am such a noob when it comes to photography.
        You know how much I admire your work and like your dolls! Fingers crossed I’ll make Cookie this weekend 😉 Once again, thank you for kind words, and thanks for being around 😀

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing your Teddy Eddy pattern. I have reached the point where I need to shape his head, & I’m having some difficulty understanding what I need to do. Do you have a YouTube tutorial for this stage? 🙂

    • Hi Tania,
      No, I don’t have YouTube tutorial.
      What you have to do, is to pull down few stitches in order to make nose pointy. Just take a needle with same color yarn you used for making head, decide where nose will be and above that point, one or two rows up, wave with needle. Last stitch waved finish downwards so can bring needle to down opening of the head (where is the end of your working thread-one using with needle) and pull a little. You will see, stitches going in and the whole part where nose will be created will start to point a little.
      Hope this helped you a little to understand better how it’s done. If not let me know so will try to make a photo tutorial.

  4. Hi, I want to make the bear a little bigger but I don’t know how to go about it do you have any suggestions? I was thinking about just adding a couple more rows of increasing but I’m not sure if that will change the entire shape of the bear.
    Thank you.

    • Dear Mercedes,
      It is possible to make a bigger bear.
      You can add few more rows of increasing, but then depending on how many you will make you have to add few rows of those that are repeating as well, and row or two to shape the nose-mouth part.
      Same way is made with the rest of the body and limbs.
      How big you want it to be? Can help you with exact stitch count.
      Let me know and will see what I can do

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your designs. I’m a stay at home mom and I am always trying to make time for myself and little hobbies like this are my joy

  6. Hello, thanks for sharing this great tutorial can’t wait to make this for attaching to my little boys school bags (they all have little things to help easily identify them as have same bags) but also wish to make it into a “Pudsey” bear for children in need charity in UK and was wondering if as I have seen in previous comment could help me with pattern increase to say 30cm or just cuddle size as he seems like the perfect pattern to use for him, of course I completely understand if you are unavailable to as you have already generously shared the pattern but thought I’d ask 😊 thank you 😊

  7. Hi, can you tell me what this part means for the leg?

    “Flatten the top and single crochet through both sides for 5 stitches total.”

    Thanks!

    • Flatten the top of the legs!
      You work looks like tube; at this part you need to flatten this tube. You will end up with 5 stitches facing each other and will have one stitch each side on the corners.
      Stitch through those stitches that are facing each other.
      Out of two stitches and tube looking piece you want to end up with closed row (and this is what this last row will do).
      let me know if this helps. I can always make a photo showing you what to do.

    • Once you flatten the top of the leg you need to stitch through two opposite stitches in order to close.
      This will make your work easier when sewing the legs on the the body (you will end up with just 5 stitches and closed leg you will easily sew)

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  9. Hi! I found this lovely pattern and your blog via Pinterest. 🙂 I have now made a bear using your pattern and a cat by making small variations. I used bigger crochet hook so I could make the bear and the cat bigger. First I would like to thank you for this great pattern and then I would like to ask you if I could sell these finished bigger bears and cats made by me as baby gifts in Finland since my friends have been asking me if they could buy these since they can’t make these themselves. I live in Finland and I wonder if it would be okay for you if I sell these finished bigger bears and cats to my friends so that they could enjoy these as well? Greetings from Finland and I hope you have time to answer me. 🙂

    • Hello Marianne,
      Thanks for kind message. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed making bear and cat, and is great that you have friends asking for some too 🙂
      Please feel free to make toys for them and sell them if you can. I am completely fine with it.
      Wishing you best of luck.

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