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Farmer Ted

Farmer Ted

Just in time for the fall harvest comes Farmer Ted! He’s spent the spring and summer plowing the fields and tending to his crops. He’ll point you in the direction of the best pumpkin in the patch, but you might need to help him lift it, he’s awfully tiny after all!

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

U.S. Terminology

stitches

Materials

Hook: 3.5 mm

Yarn: Worsted Weight: Approx. 100 yards- Fur Colour, Brown, Orange, small amount of green and white (I used Impeccable by Loops and Threads)

10 mm Safety Eyes or Embroidered Eyes

Embroidery Thread for Nose and Mouth

Polyfill

Needle

Optional: Stitch Markers and pins, embroidery thread for overalls stitching, ribbon and buttons

 

Other Notes:

Magic Ring alternative- if you do not feel comfortable doing a magic ring, you can also chain 2 and work the indicated number of stitches into the first chain

Continuous Rounds– each row is completed in continuous rounds unless otherwise stated

Pumpkin Stuffing: When stuffing the pumpkin, don’t stuff it too firmly otherwise it will be hard to shape!

Body Stuffing– The hat and overalls are written to fit a head and body hat is stuffed firmly. I suggest stuffing both, waiting a while then stuffing more. Polyfill will naturally deflate over time, making your previously firm body soft.

Colour Change– When changing from one colour to another, in your final SC stitch after you have 2 loops on your hook, pull through with your new colour. In the next stitch of the next row, a SL ST is worked as it creates a more seamless colour change that is not as obvious.

colour change

Pattern:

Muzzle:

In white colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC into MR, SL ST to first stitch (6 st)

R2: INC SC around, SL ST to first stitch (12 st)

FO, leaving a long tail for weaving. Stitch on nose and mouth in shape that you prefer. See full body below for nose and mouth stitching.

 

Head:

In fur colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC into MR (6 st)

R2: INC SC around (12 st)

R3: (SC, INC SC) x6 (18 st)

R4: (2 SC, INC SC) x6 (24 st)

R5: (3 SC, INC SC) x6 (30 st)

R6: (4 SC, INC SC) x6 (36 st)

R7-R13: SC around (36 st)

R14: (4 SC, INV DEC) x6 (30 st)

Insert safety eyes between rows 10 and 11, 8 stitches apart. Before attaching backings, check that the muzzle you made previously will fit between the eyes. Adjust eye placement accordingly and add washers to the back.

R15: (3 SC, INV DEC) x6 (24 st)

Start stuffing and continue stuffing for subsequent rounds (make sure it is firm)

R16: (2 SC, INV DEC) x6 (18 st)

R17: (SC, INV DEC) x6 (12 st)

FO and weave in yarn ends.

Pin muzzle between safety eyes, with the top of the muzzle in line with the top of the eyes. Sew to the head and weave in ends.

Body:

In fur colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC into MR (6 st)

R2: INC SC around (12 st)

R3: (SC, INC SC) x6 (18 st)

R4: (2 SC, INC SC) x6 (24 st)

R5: (3 SC, INC SC) x6 (30 st)

R6-10: (30 st)

R11: (3 SC, INV DEC) x6 (24 st)

R12: (2 SC, INV DEC) x6 (18st)

Start stuffing, making sure to stuff firmly as you finish subsequent rounds

R13: (SC, INV DEC) x6 (12 st)

R 14: SC around (12 st)

FO, leaving a long tail for sewing to the head. There should be the same number of stitches (12) at the top of the body as the bottom of the head. Line the stitches up and using a needle sew the head and body together. Weave in ends.

Head and Body

Arms: (make 2)

In fur colour yarn:

R1: 5 SC in MR (5 st)

R2: INC SC (10 st)

R3-R4: SC around (10 st)

R5: (3 SC, INV DEC) x2 (8 st)

Stuff tip of hand lightly

R6- R9: SC around (8 st)

To close, pinch sides closed and 4 SC across through top of stitches of both sides. Finish off, leaving length of yarn. Pin arms to either side of body, 2-3 rows down from where the body meets the neck and sew on. Weave in ends.

Overalls:

In blue colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC in MR (6 st)

R2: INC SC around (12 st)

R3: (SC, INC SC) x6 (18 st)

R4: (2 SC, INC SC) x6 (24 st)

R5: (3 SC, INC SC) x6 (30 st)

R6-9: (30 st)

R10: Row 10 is broken into segments to more easily follow along. Depending on how firmly you stuffed your bear body, you may need to adjust up or down the length of your suspenders. Check when chaining to see if they are the correct length and adjust accordingly.

-Front Flap: 6 SC, CH1, turn. Repeat 4 more times, skipping the last CH1, turn. SL ST down side of overall (we will later SL ST up the other side of the overall so it looks even)

-Sides and Suspenders: 10 SC. CH 16, SC into second CH from hook and down the remaining CH’s. SC into same stitch as the last stitch you made before starting the first suspender. 5 SC. CH 16, SC into second CH from hook and down the remaining CH’s. SC into same stitch as the last stitch you made before starting the second suspender. 9 SC.

-Front Flap 2: You should now have reached the other side of the overall, just before the front flap. SL ST up the remaining side of the overall and FO, leaving a long tail for sewing the overalls to the body.

Overalls attachment

Before sewing on your overalls, if you want to add any embroidered details such as pockets, do this first.

Pin your overalls in place, making sure the front flap is lined up evenly with the front of your bear’s face. Make sure that when your suspenders cross over the shoulders, they can reach the front flaps. Using a needle and yarn, weave in and out every few stitches to attach to the body, working all the way around the body.

Cross the suspenders over the back of the bear, pinning to the top of each corner of the front flap. Sew in place using leftover yarn and weave in ends. Add optional buttons using embroidery thread.

Overalls attachment

Legs: (make 2)

In fur colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC in MR (6 st)

R2: INC SC (12 st)

R3: SC around, switching to blue yarn in final stitch (12 st)

R4: SL ST, 11 SC (12 st)

R5: SC around (12 st)

R6: (4 SC, INV DEC) x2 (10 st)

Stuff at base of foot, and continue to lightly stuff up to halfway up the leg

R7: (3 SC, INV DEC) x2 (8 st)

R8-R11: SC around (8 st)

To close, pinch sides closed and 4 SC across through top of stitches of both sides. Finish off, leaving length of yarn.

Pin the legs to the base of the body and sew on. Make sure when sewing to go through both the overall and actual body so it is well secured. Weave in ends.

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Tail:

In fur colour yarn:

R1: 5 SC into MR (5 st)

R2: INC SC around (10 st)

R3: SC around (10 st)

FO, leaving tail for sewing. If your yarn is soft, you may want to stuff the tail a bit before pinning to the body. Pin so that the tail is positioned to help the bear sit upright. Sew to the body and weave in ends.

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Hat:

In brown colour yarn, working in BLO:

R1: 6 SC into MR (6 st)

R2: INC SC around (12 st)

R3: (SC, INC SC) x6 (18 st)

R4: (2 SC, INC SC) x6 (24 st)

R5: (3 SC, INC SC) x6 (30 st)

R6: (4 SC, INC SC) x6 (36 st)

R7-11: SC around (36 st)

R12: (3 SC, INC SC) x9 (45 st)

R13: (4 SC, INC SC) x9 (54 st)

R14: In BOTH LOOPS, SL ST loosely around (54 st)

SL ST to 1st stitch of previous row. FO, leaving a long tail for sewing to the head.

Using the yarn tail, sew up under the hat, coming out around row 10/11. Pin the hat to the head in a position that you like. Using the yarn tail and needle, sew in and out every few stitches. Sew close to the natural lines made from working in the BLO so your stitches are not obvious. Be careful not to pull too tight on the yarn so it does not make indentations in the hat. Weave in ends.

Ears: (make 2)

In fur colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC into MR (6 st)

R2: INC SC (12 st)

R3-4: SC around (12 st)

FO, leaving tail of yarn for sewing. Flatten ears and pin to each side of the hat, giving them a bit of a curve. Sew ears to hat, making sure to go through both the hat and head so that they are firmly secured.

Ears

Hat

Pumpkin:

In orange colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC into MR (6 st)

R2: INC SC around (12 st)

R3: (SC, INC SC) x6 (18 st)

R4: (5 SC, INC SC) x3 (21 st)

R5-8: SC around (21 st)

R9: (5 SC, INV DEC) x3 (18 st)

Start stuffing, making sure to not stuff too firmly so that you can shape the pumpkin later (stiffer yarn will need even less stuffing)

R10: (SC, INV DEC) x6 (12 st)

R11: INV DEC around (6 st)

FO, leaving long tail. Pull the yarn with a needle through the centre of the pumpkin, around the outside of the pumpkin and down through the centre again. Pull the yarn tight, creating an indentation. Repeat several times until you have the number of indentations that you would like (I made 5). Run the yarn and needle up and down through the centre several more times so the yarn is secured and your indentations won’t come loose. Weave in ends.

Pumpkin Base

Stem:

In green colour yarn:

R1: 4 SC into MR (4 st)

R2: INC SC around (8 st)

R3: In BLO, SC around (8 st)

R4: (2 SC, INV DEC) x2 (6 st)

R5: (SC, INV DEC) x2 (4 st)

FO, leaving long tail for sewing. Pin to top of pumpkin and sew on. Weave in ends.

Pumpkin

Add any additional details such as ribbon around the neck or on the hat if you wish!

Thank you so much for making this pattern! If you run into any problems or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me through Facebook or Instagram! Please remember to tag me @thecozychipmunk #thecozychipmunk so I can see your completed creation! You can also add Farmer Ted to your Ravelry projects here

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