Ted Bear is my most downloaded pattern and I’m often asked for help on how to knit/sew up the feet – so I’ve put together the below step-by-step images for you!
Ted Bear’s Feet
The below images take you through how to knit and sew-up the ‘Front of legs & feet’ section of Ted Bear.
Next row K11, place rem 11 sts on holder.
Beg with P row, work 14 rows in st st.
Place marker in first & last st of last row.
Your first Ted leg should now look like the following image – with 11 sts on a holder (or in this case a piece of yarn) ready for the second leg, 14 rows of st st and markers placed in the first and last sts of the last row. You should have finished on a knit row with WS facing for next row.
Beg with P row, work 11 rows in st st.
Break off yarn.
You have now worked 11 rows after placing the markers and broken off the yarn ready for the next step. You should have finished on a purl row.
With right side facing, pick up and knit 11 sts along right hand side of work from marker to needle…
… knit 11 sts from needle…
… then pick up and knit 11 sts from left hand side of work to marker. 33 sts.
This is the fiddly bit!
Beg with P row, work 9 rows in st st.
This creates the foot ‘bulge’. You should finish on a purl row with RS facing for next row.
Cast off 11 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 11 sts.
ie: Next row: Cast off 11 then knit to end. Next row: Cast off 11 and purl to end.
Beg with K row, work 10 rows in st st.
Next row K1, K2tog tbl, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 9 sts.
Cast off Pwise on WS row.
This creates the foot base ‘flap’ and completes the first leg/foot.
Sew the foot base in place by joining foot base ‘flap’ edges to the cast off edges of foot ‘bulge’.
The front section of the leg and foot are now ready to join to the back section.
Work the second leg/foot in the same way (refer to pattern for details), fold Ted Bear in half and join side seams stuffing as you go… and Ta-da! You have a Ted Bear!