Babies and toddlers will love the fun, huggable little blanket, originally published in Leaflet #6645 Animal Lovies to Knit from Leisure Arts. Brown Bear was designed by Yolanda Soto-Lopez of AllCraftsChannel.com. This lovie consists of a 12-inch square blanket with the stuffed animal head and arms attached at the center. The designs is easy to knit with medium weight yarn. This pattern calls for size 9 (5.5 mm) straight knitting needles and size 8 (5 mm) double-pointed needles (set of 4). Free videos at LeisureArts.com offer help with the knitting techniques.