With the evenings getting cooler and the leaves starting to turn, I decided to make my first Beary Jackson with a Halloween theme. I went with orange yarn for the body, 9 mm doll eyes, and a small piece of felt for the nose. To "spook out" my Beary, I also added a set of felt bat wings.
The pattern is relatively easy, with the exception of a few counting errors in the arms and legs. For example, round 5 of the arms tells you to decrease every 4th sc to end up with 9 stitches. That makes for 2 decreases and 8 stitches with a total of 10 in the round. Instead, you need to decrease every 3rd stitch (3 decreases and 6 stitches, for a total of 9).
When it's all said and done, you can follow the pattern almost exactly from the web site where it's posted, if you substitute the following lines:
- Round 5: Dec every 3rd sc (9)
- Round 7: 3 sc, decr, 2 sc, decr (7)
- Round 7: 4 sc, decr, 4 sc, decr, 4 sc (14)
- Round 9: 3 sc, decr, 3 sc, decr, 2 sc, decr (11)
- Round 12: 2 sc, decr, 2 sc, decr, 1 sc, decr (8)