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Trick-or-Treat Bear Instructions

Trick-or-Treat Bear

Susan B. Anderson
 
Modifications for the original A Bear and A Bunny Suit pattern (pattern available on Ravelry and on barrettwoolco.com). You need the original pattern to complete the Trick-or-Treat Bear.

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Yarn
Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted Weight:
Acorn/Tattersll (camel/tan) – 25g – Bear head, hands, feet and top of the body, and pumpkin handle.
Marmalade – 25g - Suit, arms, legs, and pumpkin.
Peppercorn – 25g – Hood and ears.
 
Note: You’ll need the same materials as in the original pattern.

 
Body
Begin with Marmalade and work the same as in the original pattern through Rnd 9.
Switch to Peppercorn, leaving the Marmalade attached.
 
Begin Stripes
Rnds 10-29: Starting with Peppercorn knit 2 rounds, switch to Marmalade and knit 2 rounds. Continue alternating colors every 2 rounds, carrying the colors up on the inside as you work the stripes.
 
Cut the Peppercorn strand and weave in the end on the inside and trim.  Continue in Marmalade only to the end of the Body as in the original pattern.

Hood
Move the Beginning of Round stitch marker at this time. From the current location, count 6 stitches to the left and place the stitch marker on that stitch. This is now the beginning of the round. This moves the jog of the striping section to fall under the arm of the toy and not in the front of the body.
 
Use the Peppercorn colorway for the hood.
Row 1 (RS): *K3, M1 using the backwards loop method; repeat from the * to the end of the row – 12 sts per needle, 36 sts total.
 
Now complete the hood the same as in the original pattern.

*The Head and Bear Ears are worked the same and finished the same as in the original pattern.

Cat Ears on Hood (make both the same)

Count 4 stitches back from the garter border and 4 stitches down from the grafted seam at the top of the hood. This is the first stitch you will be picking up. Pick up 6 stitches going down in the same column of stitches by inserting the tip of the needle through the right leg of 6 consecutive stitches. Skip one row in between moving toward the back of the hood and with a second dpn pick up 6 stitches the same way and parallel to the first set of 6 stitches. 12 sts total.

With Peppercorn and starting on the back needle you will be working in the round on 2 double-pointed needles. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch to denote the beginning of the round.

Rnds 1-3: Knit.

Rnd 4: (Ssk, k2, k2tog) repeat on each needle. 4 sts per needle, 8 sts total.

Rnd 5: Knit.

Rnd 6: (Ssk, k2tog) repeat on each needle. 2 sts per needle, 4 sts total.

Rnd 7: K2tog on each needle. Place the 2 sts onto 1 dpn. Pass the first stitch over and off the needle. 1 stitch remaining. 

Cut the yarn and pull the end through the remaining stitch. Pull up tight. Place the end on a yarn needle and pull the end into the ear and trim to stay inside.

Repeat for the second ear on the other side of the hood.

Arms
With Marmalade and larger size double-pointed needles, complete the same as in the original pattern through Round 13.
Rnd 14: *K3, k2tog; repeat from * to the end of the round – 4 sts per needle, 12 sts total.
Cut the Marmalade.
Switch to Peppercorn.
Rnd 15: Knit.
Rnds 16 and 17: Purl.
Cut the Peppercorn.
Switch to Acorn.
 
Complete Hands the same as in the original pattern.
 
Legs
With Marmalade and larger size double-pointed needles, complete the same as in the original pattern through Round 8.
Cut the Marmalade.
Switch to Peppercorn.
Rnd 9: Knit.
Rnds 10 and 11: Purl.
Cut the Peppercorn.
Switch to Acorn.

Complete the Feet the same as in the original pattern.

Tail

On the center of the lower back on the first black stripe, insert the tip of one dpn under the right leg of 6 consecutive stitches. With Peppercorn begin working in I-cord until the tail measures 4-inches from the beginning. 

Next row: K2tog three times. 3 sts rem.

Cut the yarn and place the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the remaining stitches and pull up tight. Pull the end to the inside and trim to stay inside. Pull the end at the start of the tail to the inside and trim to stay inside. 

Pumpkin Pail

With larger needles and Marmalade, cast on 9 stitches placing 3 stitches on each of 3 double-pointed needles. Join to work in the round being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch to denote the beginning of the round.

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: Kfb in each stitch. 6 sts per needle, 18 sts total.

Rnd 3: Knit.

Rnd 4: Kfb in each stitch. 12 sts per needle, 36 sts total.

Rnd 5-11: (K3, p1) repeat to the end of the round.

Rnd 12: (K1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 8 sts per needle, 24 sts total.

Rnd 13: (K2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 6 sts per needle, 18 sts total.

Bind off tightly. Cut the yarn and pull through the remaining stitch. Weave in the end to the inside and trim. Take the end from the cast on stitches at the bottom of the pumpkin and place on a yarn needle. Take stitches around the hole and gather to close up tight. Pull the end to the inside, weave in and trim. 

Handle

With Acorn pick up and knit 2 stitches on the bound off edge of the pumpkin. Work in I-cord for 2.5-inches from the beginning. K2tog. 1 stitch remains.

Cut the yarn leaving a 6-inch end. Pull the end through the remaining stitch. Place the end on a yarn needle and take a few tacking stitches to attach the end directly across from the start of the handle. Weave the end to the inside and trim.  

Enjoy your Trick-or-Treat Bear and Pumpkin!

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