Sunday, 5 April 2020

Peppa Pig and her Teddy Bear

To encourage people to stay at home during this covid 19 pandemic, I have decided to share this Peppa Pig pattern for free.  Hope you guy love her as much as my daughter does.

As this is a free pattern, pattern is for personal use only and may not be sold, photocopied or copied electronically or distributed in any way.   Please don't sell the toy you've made, and please provide credit for the design of the pattern to myself (Knitterbees).





Copyright 2020
Pattern designed and written by Knitterbees. This pattern is owned and copyrighted by Knitterbees. This pattern is for personal use only and may not be sold, photocopied or copied electronically or distributed in any way.   You may sell the toys you make, providing credit for the design is given to me (Knitterbees).

Materials:
  1. 8 ply weight (light worsted) acrylic yarn in the colours listed below.
  2. 3.25mm/ US-3, 100cm/ 40" long for magic-loop and DPNs.
  3. Small white felt.
  4. plastic safety eyes
  5. Polyester stuffing
  6. Yarn needle
  7. Embroidery needles 
Gauge:
Not important if you use the same weight yarn both for toy and clothes.  But use appropriate fabric for a toy so the stuffing doesn’t show through.

Colours for Peppa Pig:
MC     – pink
CC1   - red
CC2   - black
CC3   - dark pink
CC4   - brown

Knitterbees stitch dictionary:
Bo: bind off
CC: contrasting color (CC1= contrasting color 1 etc.)
co: cast on
dpns: double pointed needles
garter st: Garter stitch.  Knit every row when working flat. (In the round however, you must knit and purl alternating every round)
k: knit
k2tog: knit the next two stitches together.

K3tog: Insert the tip of the right needle into the next 2 sts on the left needle.  Slip the 2 sts onto the right needle.  Knit the next st on the left needle.  Lift the two slipped sts over the knitted st on the right needle.
Kfb: knit into front and back of same stitch.
M1: insert left needle from front to back into the horizontal strand between the two stitches.  Knit the stitch through the back loop.
MC: main color
p: purl
rnd: Work in the ‘Round’
sl: slip
ssk: (slip, slip, knit) slip 2 sts knitwise, one at a time onto the right needle, knit into the back of these 2 sts together

St st: stockinette/stocking stitch. k a row, purl a row. (In the round however you must knit every round.)

 
st(s): stitch(es)
w&t : After knitting the specified number of stitches, bring yarn to the front of work, slip the next st on the left needle to the right one, move yarn to the back of your work, and slip the stitch back to the left needle. This “wraps” the stitch. Turn your work and knit the number of stitches indicated

Eyes:
You will need the white felt fabric and the safety eyes.  Cut the white felt fabric into 2 x 15mm diameter circle.  Poke a hole in the middle and thread the safety eye through.  Leave for later use.


Head:
With the circular needle cast on 6 stitches (MC).  Join work in the round. 
Rnd 1 (MC): kfb 6 times.  (12sts)
Rnd 2 (MC):  (k1, kfb) 6 times  (18sts)
Rnd 3 (MC):  k all sts
Rnd 4 (MC):  (k2, kfb) 6 times  (24sts)
Rnd 5 (MC):  k all sts
Rnd 6 (MC):  (k3, kfb) 6 times  (30sts)
Rnd 7 (MC):  k all sts
Rnd 8 (MC):  (k4, kfb) 6 times  (36sts)
Rnd 9 (MC):   k all sts
Rnd 10 (MC):  (k5, kfb) 6 times  (42sts)
Rnd 11-25 (MC):   k all sts  (15 rnds)
Rnd 26 (MC): (k5, k2tog) 2 times, k14, (k5, k2tog) 2 times   (38sts) (keep a tight tension on the decrease stitches)
Rnd 27 (MC):   k all sts
Rnd 28 (MC): (k2tog) 6 times, k14, (k2tog) 6 times  (26ts) (keep a tight tension on the decrease stitches)
Rnd 29 (MC):   k all sts
Rnd 30 (MC): (k2tog) 3 times, k14, (k2tog) 3 times  (20sts) (keep a tight tension on the decrease stitches)
Put the safety eyes on the 18th row, 11 stitches apart.  
Rnd 31-40 (MC):   k all sts  (10 rnds) Start stuffing before opening gets too small.
Rnd 41 (MC): k2tog 10 times.  (10sts)
Rnd 42 (MC): k2tog 5 times.  (5sts)
Cut yarn and draw loosely through remaining sts. Stuff head firmly then pull yarn tail tight to close. Manipulate the stuffing until it takes on the shape as shown.

Ears:  
(make 2) With the circular needle cast on 6 stitches (MC) .  Leave a 20cm tail for sewing the ear to head with later.   Join to work in the round by using the magic loop method.
Rnd 1 (MC):   k all sts
Rnd 2 (MC):   (k1, kfb, k1) 2 times (8sts)
Rnd 3-5 (MC):   k all sts (3 rnds)
Rnd 6 (MC):   (k1, k2tog, k1) 2 times (6sts)
Divide stitches between 2 dpns and bind off using kitchener st.

Body: 
With the circular needle cast on 5 stitches (MC).  Join to work in the round.
Rnd 1 (MC):  kfb all sts (10sts)
Rnd 2 (MC):  kfb all sts (20sts)
Rnd 3 (MC):  (k3, kfb)5 times (25sts)
Rnd 4 (MC):  k all sts
Rnd 5 (MC):  (k4, kfb)5 times (30sts)
Rnd 6 (MC):  k all sts
Rnd 7 (MC):  (k5, kfb)5 times (35sts)
Rnd 8 (MC):  k all sts
Rnd 9 (MC):  (k6, kfb)5 times (40sts)
Rnd 10-14 (MC):  k all sts (5rnds)
Rnd 15 (MC):  (k6, k2tog)5 times (35sts)
Rnd 16-19 (MC):  k all sts (4rnds)
Rnd 20 (MC):  (k5, k2tog)5 times (30sts)
Rnd 21-23 (MC):  k all sts (3rnds)
Rnd 24 (MC):  (k4, k2tog)5 times (25sts)
Rnd 25-26 (MC):  k all sts (2rnds)
Rnd 27 (MC):  (k3, k2tog)5 times (20sts)
Rnd 28-29 (MC):  k all sts (2rnds)
Bind off (purl wise) leaving a 20cm tail for sewing the head to body with later.  Stuff body.

Arms: (knit from top of arm down)
(make 2) With the circular needle cast on 6 stitches (MC).  Leave a 20cm tail for sewing the arm to body with later.   Join to work in the round by using the magic loop method.
Rnd 1-9 (MC): k all sts  (9rnds)
Rnd 10 (MC): co4, k3, co4, k3  (14sts)
Rnd 11 (MC): (kfb, k2, kfb, k3) 2 times (18sts)
Rnd 12 (MC): k all sts
Rnd 13 (MC): bo6, k3, bo6, k3 ( 6sts)
Rnd 14-16 (MC): k all sts (3rnds)
Cut yarn and draw loosely through remaining sts then pull yarn tail tight to close.



legs: (knit from top of leg down)
(make 2) With the circular needle cast on 6 stitches (MC).  Leave a 20cm tail for sewing the leg to body with later.   Join to work in the round by using the magic loop method.
Rnd 1-11 (MC): k all sts  (11rnds)
Change colour to CC2 black.
Rnd 12 (CC2): k all sts 
Rnd 13-14 (CC2): k2, w&t, p4, w&t, k2 (2rnds)
Rnd 15-19 (CC2): k all sts  (5rnds)
Cut yarn and draw loosely through remaining sts then pull yarn tail tight to close.  Lightly stuff leg.

Tail:
Make an icord with 3 cast on.



Assembly:
Centre the head on the top of the body.  Seam around edge of the neck using MC.  Using MC, sew the arms, legs and tail to the body.  
Next embroider the nose with CC3.  For the mouth crochet a 60mm chain and sew to the head as shown below.   Sew the ears to head.q





Sew the eyes to the head using pink thread.  Sew around to secure in place.

Dress: 
With the circular needle cast on 50 stitches (CC1).  Join to work in the round.
Rnd 1 (CC1):  k all sts
Rnd 2 (CC1):  p all sts
Rnd 3 (CC1):  k all sts
Rnd 4 (CC1):  p all sts
Rnd 5-8 (CC1):  k all sts (4rnds)
Rnd 9 (CC1):  turn work, p all sts
Rnd 10 (CC1):  turn work, k all sts
Rnd 11 (CC1):  turn work, p all sts
Rnd 12 (CC1):  turn work, k all sts
Rnd 13-16 (CC1):  k all sts (4rnds)
Rnd 17 (CC1):  (k6, k2tog) 2 times, (k8, k2tog), (k6, k2tog) 3 times (44sts)
Rnd 18-19 (CC1):  k all sts (2rnds)
From this point we will start creating the armholes.  We will separate the dress in three parts and knit flat.  Put the first 11 sts on one dpn (first side back), next 22 sts on another (front) and the last 11sts on another dpn (second side back). q



First side back: continue knitting flat where you left off for the 11 sts on your first dpn.
Row 20 (CC1):  k5, k2tog, k4  (10sts)  
Row 21 (CC1):  p to end  
Row 22 (CC1):  k4, k2tog, k4 (9sts)  
Row 23 (CC1):  sl ,p to end  
Row 24 (CC1):  k3, k2tog, k4 (8sts)  
Row 25 (CC1):  p to end  
Leave sts on needle and cut yarn.

Front: rejoin yarn and knit flat for the next 22 sts on your second dpn.
Row 20 (CC1):  k1, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k3  (19sts)  
Row 21 (CC1):  p to end  
Row 22 (CC1):  k2tog, k6, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k3 (16sts)  
Row 23 (CC1):  p to end  
Row 24 (CC1):  k6, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k3 (14sts)  
Row 25 (CC1):  p to end  
Leave sts on needle and cut yarn.

Second side back: rejoin yarn and knit flat for the next 11 sts on your third dpn.
Row 20 (CC1):  k2, k2tog, k5, k2tog  (9sts)  
Row 21 (CC1):  p to end  
Row 22 (CC1):  k1, k2tog, k4, k2tog (7sts)  
Row 23 (CC1):  p to end  
Row 24 (CC1):  k2tog, k3, k2tog (5sts)  
Row 25 (CC1):  p to end  
Leave sts on needle and cut yarn.
Rejoin yarn and start knitting from here.
Row 26 (CC1):  knit across all 27sts on all needles.
Row 27 (CC1):  p all sts
Bind off loosely purlwise.
Leaving a 20cm tail for crocheting a chain for the button loop later.
With the tail, use a fine crochet hook (I used 2.5mm) to make a chain long enough to accommodate the size of your button.  Join it back to the start point and secure.  Attach a button on the other side as a fastening for the dress.  Weave in ends for the armholes area and hem. q





Teddy:
With the circular needle cast on 10 stitches (CC4).  Join to work in the round.
Rnd 1 (CC4):  (k1, kfb, k1, kfb, k1)2 times
Rnd 2 (CC4):  (kfb, kfb, k5), (k5, kfb, kfb)
Rnd 3 (CC4):  kfb, kfb, k14, kfb, kfb
Rnd 4 (CC4):  k all sts
Rnd 5 (CC4):  k1, ssk, k16, k2tog, k1
Rnd 6 (CC4):  k1, k3tog, k3, k2tog, k2, ssk, k3, k3tog, k1  
Rnd 7 (CC4):  k1, ssk, k8, k2tog, k1  Lightly stuff head before opening gets too small.
Rnd 8 (CC4):  k1, ssk, k6, k2tog, k1
Rnd 9 (CC4):  k2, k2tog, k2, ssk, k2
Rnd 10-13 (CC4):  k all sts

Bind off using kitchener stitches.

Arms/Legs:
With CC4, crochet a 35mm chain, thread on the tapestry needle, insert the chain through the body, going in and coming out the opposite side.  Pull it halfway through the body so that an even amount sticks out from each side.  Weave the loose ends back through the arms/legs and body.

Ears:
Using same technique as the arms and legs, with CC4, crochet a 6mm chain, thread on the tapestry needle, insert the chain through the head going in and coming out back the same spot and leave a loop to create the ear.  Insert the chain back to the other ear position and repeat the technique.  Weave the loose ends back through the ears and head.

Embroidery the face as shown below.






Happy knitting!!!



13 comments:

  1. How kind to post this my daughter just sent me this pattern in excitement as our granddaughter loves Pepper Pig xx

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    1. you're very welcome :) i hope she will love it. My son has just told me he needs a George too ^_^

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  2. Sent this to my wife as my son is Peppa crazy!

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  3. Thank you. This is a very generous gesture. Kindness at the moment is what will keep us all facing the future together.

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  4. Can't wait to try this. Children and adults adore Peppa. My knitting class will be thrilled with this new challenge. Thanks!!!

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  5. Hi Kniterbees, Can you please tell me if this pattern be knitted on just 2 needles? If so how do I alter the pattern. I hope you don't mind me asking after you have kindly shared your work. You are a very neat knitter. You can guarantee I have dropped a stitch 10 lines down ha ha that's when a crochet needle becomes my best friend. Hee hee.
    Stay Safe and Well. Jx

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    1. Did you manage to knit Peppa Pig. I’m doing on double ended needles which seems to work. However I’m stuck on the feet instructions.w&f bit foxing me. Any ideas?

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  6. Hi,
    I’m struggling with the feet instructions. The w&f bit. Can anyone clarify please.im actually doing on double ended needles. Thanks
    Sheila

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    1. Looks like she is using short rows for the feet
      K2, wyif slip next stitch take yarn to the back and slip stitch back to left needle. Turn

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  7. Hi Is it possible to download this pattern

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    1. If you carry on down the page the pattern is there. You need to either print it or write it out.

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  8. Great post, thanks for sharing. Kids seem to be obsessed with Peppa! Have you seen this gorgeous George Pig dressing gown? It's so cute!

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