Teddy Bear Illusion Blanket and Cushion
The illusion bear is only there when you look at the blanket or cushion from an angle. When you look straight at the knitting you will see stripes and just the faintest shadow of a bear.
The pattern includes two charts - one for the head and one for the whole bear. The head is exactly the same in both though it may not appear so in the photos because the cushion stretches and curves the head making it look bigger.
There are versions of the charts for printing out and others for using on a tablet or phone.
The blanket shown was knitted in DK yarn and measures 81 cm x 96 cm (32” x 38”). You can easily adjust the size of the blanket by adding, or subtracting, rows and stitches around the bear. The size will be different if you choose to use a different thickness of yarn.
The cushion was also knitted in DK and measures 40 cm (16”) square.
Illusion knitting is extremely easy to do. It only requires basic knit and purl stitches.