Mama & Her Cub

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Mama & Her Cub

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Two matching mother and cub dolls, a perfect gift to show your love on Mother's Day.

Sizes

Single Size
Approx 5 ins [12.5 cm] tall.
Approx 3½ ins [9 cm] tall.
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The materials for this project cost $11.47

Step 1:

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Size:

  • Single Size
Mama Bear:
Approx 5 ins [12.5 cm] tall.
Cub:
Approx 3½ ins [9 cm] tall.

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Warm Brown, 01130Edit Color
$2.49

Contrast A

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Country Pink, 00142 is discontinued. Click 'Edit Color' to select other shade.Edit Color
$2.49

Contrast B

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Soft Ecru, 01004Edit Color
$2.49

Double Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 7"

Size 6/4mm
$4.00

Materials not included in this kit:

4 small black beads for eyes. Small amount of black embroidery floss for nose and mouth. Stuffing.

The materials for this project cost $11.47

Abbreviations

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.

P2tog = purl two stitches together

P2togtbl = purl 2 stitches together through back loops

rep = repeat

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Mama Bear:
Approx 5 ins [12.5 cm] tall.
Cub:
Approx 3½ ins [9 cm] tall.

MATERIALS

Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Main Color (MC) Warm Brown (01130) 1
Contrast A Country Pink () 1
Contrast B Soft Ecru (01004) 1
Set of four size 4 mm (U.S. 6) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 4 small black beads for eyes. Small amount of black embroidery floss for nose and mouth. Stuffing.

GAUGE

21 sts and 28 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS


MAMA
Body

**With pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 4 sts. Set-up row: Inc 1 st in each st to end of row. 8 sts. Divide sts evenly on 3 needles (3, 3, 2). Join to in rnd. Place marker on first stitch.
1st rnd: Knit.
2nd rnd: *K1. M1. Rep from * around. 16 sts.
3rd rnd: Knit.
4th rnd: *K2. M1. Rep from * around. 24 sts.**
5th rnd: Knit.
6th rnd: *K4. M1. Rep from * around. 30 sts.
7th rnd: Knit.
8th rnd: *K5. M1. Rep from * around. 36 sts.
Knit 12 rnds even.
Shape neck: Next rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 18 sts.
Next rnd: Knit.
Next rnd: *K3. M1. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
Next rnd: *K4. M1. Rep from * around. 30 sts.
Knit 8 rnds even.
Stuff Body.

Shape head: Next rnd: *K3. K2tog. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
Next rnd: Knit.
Next rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around. 18 sts.
Next rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around. 12 sts.
Stuff rem of Body.
Next rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 6 sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem loops and fasten securely.

Ears (make 2).
With pair of needles, cast on 5 sts.
1st row: Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: Knit.
4th row: P2tog. P1. P2togtbl. Cast off.

Apron
With A, cast on 12 sts.
Work in garter st (knit every row), noting first row is WS, until piece from beg measures 1½ ins [4 cm], ending on a RS row. Cast off knitwise (WS).

Tie
With A, cast on 45 sts. Cast off knitwise. Center Apron to Ties and sew in position. Tie Apron around Body.

CUB
Body
With B, work from ** to ** as given for Mama.
Knit 10 rnds even.
Shape neck: Next rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 12 sts.
Next rnd: Knit.
Next rnd: *K2. M1. Rep from * around. 18 sts.
Knit 6 rnds even.

Shape head: Next rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around. 12 sts.
Stuff Body.
Next rnd: Knit.
Next rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 6 sts.
Stuff rem of head.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem loops and fasten securely.

Ears
With B, work as given for Mama Ears.

Finishing
Sew Ears to Head as shown in picture. Sew beads to head for eyes.
Mama Version: With black embroidery floss, embroider nose. With 2 plys of A, embroider mouth.
Cub Version: With black embroidery floss, embroider nose and mouth.