“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.”

Hello lovelies, I hope you’re all well today? I have someone to show you….

For those who know me personally, you will know that when anyone asks me what my all-time favourite children’s literature is, I can scream “WINNIE-THE-POOH” without a shadow of a doubt or hesitation (and any volume control too). For those of you who don’t know me personally… Hi, I’m Gia, 22 years old, and I have no greater love than Winnie-the-Pooh, and I can confidently say this will be the case until the day I die. So, for today’s post, I thought I might share with you my own Pooh Bear I made for a friend’s birthday (we have a Winnie-the-Pooh connection), combining my love for books and crochet all in one!

So, without further ado, please give a warm, Book Hunter welcome, to… Pooh bear!

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Pattern:

Straight away I encountered a problem…. I had no idea how to make him, and I couldn’t find a pattern that I completely fell in love with. Solution? I improvised.

I made up the pattern as I went along by using stitch knowledge I’d picked up over previous projects. I had to stop every few rows to make a note of what I had done to make sure I didn’t get confused, but that only slowed down the process a little.

I am really pleased with how the body turned out, and I think I captured his chubby (still cute) belly quite well. The t-shirt, however, I’m not quite digging it.

Basically, I had no idea how to go about doing the t-shirt and after searching around aimlessly for patterns and not finding what I was looking for, I thought to myself “how hard could it be?”  – FYI, it turns out the answer is ‘quite’. Maybe I’m just being cynical and it’s not as bad as I think it is, but it can be quite frustrating when you have a particular image in your head and nothing you do seems to replicate that! Despite this little set back, I do think the overall product looks pretty darn good.

Yarn:

Using a 7mm hook, I ended up getting through 3 x 50g balls of Drops Eskimo yarn in the colour ‘Yellow’ and 1 x 50g balls of Drops Eskimo yarn in the colour ‘Red’ for the t-shirt.

What’s next?

I am very excited to be sharing Pooh with you, and I hope you all like him. I am hoping to properly write up the pattern I created after I have fine-tuned how to do the t-shirt. If this is something that people are interested in, I will look at publishing this in a later post, so more of you can have a go at creating your own little Pooh bear!

Happy crocheting!

Until next time….

G x

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