Hi, my name is Pat/Gypsycream. I design bears and other softies. I started designing bears when I couldn't find a sweet and easy pattern to follow so decided to to design my own.
A dear friend was undergoing treatment for cancer and was in need of a hug but she was too far away for me to hug her, so I designed my first bear, Huggable Bear, and sent it to her with a little note saying "I've been sent to give you a hug". She was so thrilled and said it felt like I was there to give her a much needed hug. So I started knitting and designing more bears and sending them out to friends and family in need of a hug. People started asking for my designs so I wrote them up and now sell them, the funds I raise I give to my favourite charity for rescue cats, its where I adopted my lovely cat, Freddie, from.
All my designs can be found here:
They are emailed to you in a PDF format for instant download.
There are some free patterns, sweaters for some of the bears, step by step photographic construction instructions for bear, puppy and kitty. If you don't see the free download please email me and I'll send it to you. Or if you need help or advice about your pattern please email me and I'll do my best to help you.