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Every Child Matters Free Teddy Bear Poncho Pattern

Every Child Matters Free Teddy Bear Poncho Pattern

  • 30 September, 2021
  • Tina V.

Picture of a Ty Teddy Bear wearing a crocheted orange ponchoIn honour of Canada's first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Sept 30, 2021, we are offering this free pattern to make an HDC Moss Stitch Poncho Tee, the perfect size for a Ty beanie bear.

Materials:
Yarn: Scheepjes Catona in 189 Royal Orange, 1 ball
Hook: 3.75 mm crochet hook
Other tools: Darning needle

This Poncho tee is akin to the orange t-shirt hung to acknowledge the horrific losses of Indigenous children, & their culture, to the residential school system, and to celebrate the survivors. It fits a 6-inch Ty Beanie Bear.

Pattern:
Ch 24, join in a ring with sl st into the first ch (with care not to twist the chain)
This is the neck of the tee.
Row 1 -
ch 1
sc in each of the next 23 sts
Join with a sl st to the first ch of this row.
Row 2 - in this row , there are 4 increase points. As we create them, it is good to recognize them as the centre back, 1st shoulder, centre front, and 2nd shoulder, as follows …
Ch 3, hdc in next space (this sp is herein referred to as the centre back increase sp)
Ch 1, hdc in each of next 5 sts
Ch 1
hdc, ch 1, hdc in next st (this sp is herein referred to as the 1st shoulder increase sp)
Ch 1, hdc in each of the next 5 sp
Ch 1
Hdc, ch 1, hdc in next st (this sp is herein referred to as the centre front increase sp)
Ch 1, hdc in each of the next 5 sp
Ch 1
Hdc, ch 1, hdc in next st (this sp is herein referred to as the 2nd shoulder increase sp)
Ch 1, hdc In next 5 sp
Ch 1
Sl st into centre back increase sp
Row 3, as in Row 2 with the ch 1, hdc being worked in each of the next “6” sp
Row 4 —- similar to Row 3 and 4, but worked in sc , as follows —
Ch 2, sc in centre back increase sp
Ch 1, sc in each of next 7 sp
Ch 1
Sc, ch 1, sc in 1st shoulder increase sp
Ch 1, hdc in each of the next 7 sp
Ch 1
Sc, ch 1, sc in centre front increase sp
Ch 1, sc in each of the next 7 sp
Ch 1
Sc, ch 1, sc in 2nd shoulder increase sp
Ch 1, sc In next 7 sp
Ch 1
Sl st into centre back increase sp
Row 5 — as in Row 2, with the ch 1, hdc worked in each of next “8” spaces
Row 6 - as in Row 2, with the ch 1, hdc being worked in each of the next “9” spaces
Row 7 - as in Row 4, with the ch 1, sc being worked in each of the next “10” spaces 10

Now, we fold the little poncho tee in half, matching front to back. Place the poncho over the neck of your bear. Tie a bow at equal points front to back, where they meet at the underarm on each side. Double knot the bow and trim ends. Remove Poncho Tee from your bear.

We will continue to work in the round but only on the front and back points of the Poncho Tee, to extend the length of the body.

Row 8 - If you took your hook out of your project to tie the sides, place work back on hook. This will be at the centre back increase space.

Ch 3, hdc in centre back increase sp
Ch1, hdc in each of the spaces around to the centre front increase space.
This will include 1 space on each side of the underarm tie.
The number of spaces may vary, depending on where you tied the sleeve. On the designers Poncho Tee, there are 12 spaces around each side. What you have should be an even number.

Ch 1
Hdc, ch 1, hdc in centre front increase space.
Ch1, hdc in each of the next spaces around to the centre back increase space.
Ch1, sl st into the centre back increase space.
Row 9 - as in Row 8, the change being “ch1, hdc into each of next space” that number being 2 more than in Row 8 - in our case, 14.
Row 10 - ch 2, sc in centre back increase sp
Ch 1, sc in each sp around to centre front increase sp
Ch 1
Sc, ch 1, sc in the centre front increase sp
Ch 1, sc in each sp around to the centre back increase sp
Sl st into the centre back increase sp
Pull yarn tightly through loop.
Remove hook.
Weave ends back & forth 3x through fabric.
Trim ends.

In dressing your bear, please be mindful about what has happened to our First Nations Indigenous People’s, and what can be done, by all peoples, going forward.

Please note, this pattern is offered free through Artisanthropy. In respect of First Nations, please do not sell the pattern. Use it only to create awareness, not for personal gain. Should you use the pattern, please do not sell the finished item.
This is given only to create an awareness.

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