The Bear won by five votes. People on Facebook had more votes for the pillow but on Ravelry and Instagram they wanted the Bear more.
If this goes as fast as I think it will, I’ll make two of them. The first will be in a worsted weight and the second in a DK weight. I have some Big Twist Premium Value yarn I bought on sale at Jo-Ann’s in Gingerbread for the worsted version. I'll use Sensations Cuddle (a discontinued yarn) in a light brown for the smaller version. Cuddle is a size 3/DK yarn. Instead of using fabric or felt for his eyes, I’ll just use safety eyes. Both of these brands are from Jo-Ann's
Tayla was kind enough to hold the yarn while I took a photo:
I'll have updates on the pattern in a week or so!
I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns.