Friday, January 25, 2013

Finished Object Saturday...

I guess I'm about two hours too late! In my defense, it has felt like Thursday all day. Actually, for me, it's felt like Thursday since Wednesday. I'm not sure why...

I only have one (sort of two) things to share with you this week. If you remember, last week I shared an owl that my boss commissioned me to make for her. She loved it so much, she put in another order! She wanted a bear (the school's mascot) that her daughter could give to a friend. So of course, I turned to a freshstitches pattern!

Teddy Bear   

She also wanted it to have an orange sweater with the school's initial and the #4 sewn on jersey-style. Here's what I came up with!

Modified Teddy Sweater
This might be the trickiest sweater modifications that I've done to date. Not only did I have to adjust the sizes, but I also had to move the sleeves so that they were not centered on the sides (as they would normally be in the pattern). I didn't really like the way that the raglan decreases looked on the front because the sleeves were so close together... The 'G' hides them nicely though. But if I make a sweater for a freshstitches animal again, I'll probably try a different method of raglan decreases that aren't quite so obvious.

Linking up with Tami for FO Friday!



  1. Nice, plush Teddy. The orange goes well with his chocolate fur.

  2. he's so very cute!
    i'd vote that the sweater frustrations were worth it - it looks fantastic!!
    you are sooooo the queen of adorable crochet animals!