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« on: April 29, 2009 11:17:12 AM »

This is only the second thread bear I've ever made, and I'm calling him "Mint Delight":

The pattern came from http://www.squidoo.com/thread_crochet_bears2.  I used size 10 thread for the bear and size 30 for the muzzle.  After stuffing the parts, I used a tip I learned this week and used sinew to attach the parts to the body - that way the limbs still move, but the sinew is very strong and less likely to break.

I was prompted to make the bear because of Yahoo Group threadanimals (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/threadanimals/).  The April Challenge was "What is your bear's PURSEonality?"  We were to create a bear with a purse - inside, holding, or whatever.  I also made the purse:

Not sure if you can tell, but it's made up of shell stitches - using size 3 thread.  The pattern for the purse is a Crocheted Hobo purse (http://shortylamcrochet.blogspot.com/2006/11/nordstrom-hobo-bag.html) that I've made once before using yarn, but I liked the pattern so much I wanted to try making it in thread for a smaller version.  I "finished" the purse a few months ago, but never got around to adding a lining and zipper (because I hate sewing).

Looking forward to hearing your comments!   Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2009 01:49:08 PM »

That's so cute! I didn't realize the bear was tiny until I saw the later pics. What size is it exactly? Looks fiddly, LOL.  Cheesy
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2009 01:55:14 PM »

Oh man, he is so cute!  And so tiny!  Thanks for sharing the pattern link.  I'm adding this to my to-do list.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2009 03:26:50 PM »

Cute bear and purse!

« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2009 08:52:54 PM »

What size is it exactly?

He's 3" if standing up, 2" sitting down.  He wasn't as bad to make as I thought - worst part was weaving in all the ends for all the body parts.  Glad you liked him  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009 06:24:07 AM »

I like your bear.  Have that pattern on the to do list for some time.  You inspire me to get at it.  Your purse is gorgeous.  I don't like lining either and put it off......
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