Mitten Loom Teddy Bear
Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 2006, 2013
the hand part of the Mitten Loom (Mitten
and thumb looms used were 'In the
Attic' mitten and thumb looms--they have since gone out of business. Their mitten loom had 16 pegs 3/4" apart,
and the thumb loom had 12 pegs 1/2" apart.)
I have found an alternative loom to
17 peg 3/4" apart peg slipper loom from CinDWood
3 oz of Caron Wintuk or Red Heart
Worsted weight yarn – you will be holding 2 strands together
Or use 4 oz Caron Simply Soft
yarn and hold 3 strands together throughout.
Head and Body
at the top of head, leave a
6” tail of yarn for weaving later
2 strands of yarn held together
around loom twice
11 rows for head
17 more for body
(28 rows total)
8” tail of yarn and thread onto
yarn needle. Remove bear using gathering method.
stuff up to head using fiberfil.
With needle and yarn, weave in and out around neck and gather tightly.
stuff head, and gather top of
head with the yarn up there.
– using thumb loom
strands held together again
and knit 15 rows, gather off,
stuff and stitch top of leg shut. Make another.
–using thumb loom
strands held together
wrap and knit 10 rows, gather off,
stuff and stitch top of arm shut. Make another.
E-wrap 5 rows
and gather remove. Don’t stuff.
sew arms, legs to body and
stitch ears in place at top of head.
on a face with black yarn or
can make your bear a scarf too.
H crochet hook and a small
amount of worsted weight yarn in a contrasting color.
in 2nd chain from
hook, and across. (3 dcs), chain 3 and turn
in 2nd dc from hook
and across. Ch 3 and turn
Continue till scarf is about 9” long or desired
making one of these for a local Toys
for Tots program, for a child in need; as well as for gifts for
your little ones.
If you need a place
to send one, the LDS Humanitarian Center would be
thrilled to get as many as you can make.
Address and info
You might also want
to make a teddy puppet or two!
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