Knitted Twin Bears: Bill And Ben

These two bears are twins. The only thing not making them identical is the different wool used to complete each one.

Knitted Twin Bears: Bill And Ben

What you need

Needles US 4 (3.5mm)
Wool 8 ply or Double worsted yarn
Size = 6.5 inch x 3.5 inch (16x8cm)

Strand wool makes a larger teddy.
Size= 7x 4.5inch (17.5x12cm)



Cast on 10 stitches
P 1 row.
K twice into every st = 20sts
K 5, k twice into next st, K 8.
K twice into next st, K 5 = 22 sts
Continue in St-St and work 9 rows.

K2 together to the end.
Cast off P wise.

Legs (make 2)

Cast on 8 sts.
P 1 row/
K into ever stitch = 16sts
Begin with P row and st-st 3 rows.


K3, K2 tog, K3 tog,K3 tog
K2 tog, K3 = 10 sts

Continue P1 Row
K twice into 1st and last 2t = 12st
P1 row.
St-st 7 Rows.
K2 tog to end. = 6sts
Cast off P wise.


Cast on 12 sts
P 1 row.
K twice into every st. = 24sts
begin with a P row and st-st 11 rows.


K2 tog to end. =12 sts
P1 row.

(K2 tog) K2 (K2 tog)(K2 tog)
K2 (K2 tog) = 8 sts
P 1 row.

(K2 tog) to end. = 4sts

Thread wool through remaining stitches
draw up and fasten off.

Ears (make 2)

Cast on 6sts.
P 1 row.
Begin with K row continue in st-st and
K2 tog at end end of next 2 rows = 2sts

Now K twice into first and last stitch of next 2 rows. = 6sts
K1 row.
Cast off P wise.

Arms (make 2)

Cast on 5 sts.
K twice into every st. = 10sts
begin with P row and st-st 9 rows.

K3 (k2 tog)(k2 tog) K3 = 8sts
st-st 4 rows.
P2 tog to end. = 4sts

Thread wool through remaining stitches.
Draw up and fasten off.

To make up:

Sew up seams and firmly stuff. Sew closed.

Sew pieces into place and use black wool for eyes and nose detail.



  1. Marie Mascarenhas says:

    I am have great difficulty knitting the ears have tried three times already. Please help

  2. Flo in Texas says:

    Did anyone do this in crochet by any chance… I don’t knit…. Love crochet. Thanks.

  3. Bonnie Salomons says:

    I am trying to sew the head together and the nose is at the end. I feel there should be more and do not know how to put it together. Can you help

  4. I’m knitting in the round I satead of seaming. Are the ears seamed or not?

  5. I don’t seam to be able to print out the patterns

  6. Fabulous pattern – thank you very much. 😉 Mo

  7. oh wow how cute are these

  8. Hi! I,m a beginner, and there is a few thing I don`t understand in this pattern; in the body what is ” Continue in St-St and work 9 rows.” what is st st mean ?
    And for the legs after the 3 rows what do we do
    Thank you very much!

  9. I love this pattern! It’s so simple and it didn’t take too long either which is awesome- especially for me- a beginner! 😉

  10. Thank you for shareing your pattern,all knitted and as i am a beginner my Teddy will be called “Odd Ear” for obvious reasons 😉

  11. Hi its me again. I have finnaly come round to knitting this teddy and have just completed my first out of 10!!! I am just abck from Egypt and I am knitting one for my friend when I get back. I have made a lot of modifications so that they are completly different for these two. Talk to you later

  12. I have not kniited the teddies yet but I am looking forward too but I noticed a few typo’s that might help a few people if you got round to fixing them. Looks a good pattern. Getting onto knitting it right now.

  13. Cute and easy!

  14. sweet!! the pattern is sooo easy!! Thanks

  15. to sweet l I love them. Thanks for sharing with us.

  16. they look sooo cute

  17. chinchilla_chilieboy says:

    so cute!!!! :] love it this is adorable..i have lots of newborns to knit for and this will be perfect!!!! :]

  18. the fuzzy brown one looks real!

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