Paddington is nothing short of a national treasure! This little bear was first drawn by Michael Bond in 1958 and has grown to become one of the best-loved characters in the world, first through books, then the wonderful TV series lots of us grew up with and most recently in his blockbuster film series! If you want to bring Paddington home, crafting is a wonderful way to do it. Today we'd like to share some of our favourite projects to knit, crochet and papercraft with Paddington - including some fab free downloads.

Easy Mini Knitted Paddington Toy

Make your own super-cute pal with this pattern - complete with tiny suitcase! The pattern is designed using King Cole yarn, including a lovely fluffy yarn which makes for super-soft and cuddly fur.

Digital edition: £6.99

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Crochet Paddington Cushion

Give Paddington a home by hooking up one of these lovely cushions for your living room.

Because this pattern is quite detailed, we've provided a digital chart for you on CraftWorld so that you can zoom in and print out at any size - download here. For the full pattern, pick up your copy of Crochet Now issue 83 today!

Paddington Bear Crochet Cushion Pattern

Knitted Paddington Pocket Scarf for Kids

Kids will love this scarf inspired by everyone’s favourite bear from darkest Peru. It comes complete with pockets for little hands – but keeping marmalade sandwiches in there may be a little sticky!



Mini Crochet Paddington Toy

This is a quick and easy amigurumi pattern which you can follow to crochet your very own mini Paddington! Isn't he adorable?

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Full Size Toy Paddington Bear Knitting Pattern

There’s nothing quite as lovely as knitting a gift for someone you love and getting to see them enjoy it, is there? We’ve created this simple pattern so that you can do just that. Lots of you have told us that you find sewing up toys tricky, so we’ve included a complete step-by-step guide to help you get the perfect finish. We hope that you will use this pattern to create your own cuddly Paddington who will be loved and cuddled for years to come.

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BONUS: Paddington's Big Red Bus Card

Make this super-cute card using the EXCLUSIVE Paddington range from our friends at CraftStash and your free card template from Lou Collins.


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