Crochet bear

 

Hi fellow crafters,

Below i have written a pattern for a crochet bear i created. I hope you love him as much as i do! Have fun experimenting with different colours and remember to tag me on instagram @helloseattle.crochet as i would love to see your versions. You are welcome to sell products made from this pattern however please credit the pattern. If you notice any errors please let me know!

Supplies
Size 4mm Crochet hook
Hobby fill stuffing
Sewing needle
Pins (optional: I use pins to help map out where I place arms, legs etc)
8ply yarn – I used three colours and a small amount of black to sew the face
Colour A: approximately 45g of green
Colour B: less than 5g of cream
Colour c: less than 5g of blue

Abbreviations:
mc – magic circle
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
blo – crochet in the back loops only

Notes:
– Crochet the rounds continuously, do not slip stitch at the end of each round
– Tension varies between crocheter’s. If you are finding your bear has holes between the stiches that stuffing can be seen through then use a smaller hook.
– The number in brackets at the end of each row displays the final stitch count once that round is completed.

Bear parts
Head

Round 1: With colour A Sc 6 into a magic circle (6 stitches)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: [1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times. (18)
Round 4: [1 sc in each of next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times (24)
Round 5: [1 sc in each of next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times (30)
Round 6: [1 sc in each of next 4 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times (36)
Round 7: [1 sc in each of next 5 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times (42)
Round 8: [1 sc in each of next 6 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times (48)
Round 9: [1 sc in each of next 7 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times (54)
Round 10 -18: 1 sc in the next 54 stitches
Round 19: [1 sc in each of the next 7 stitches, sc2tog] 6 times (48)
Round 20: [1 sc in each of the next 6 stitches, sc2tog] 6 times (42)
Round 21: [1 sc in each of the next 5 stitches, sc2tog] 6 times (36)
Round 22: [1 sc in each of the next 4 stitches, sc2tog] 6 times (30)
Round 23: [1 sc in each of the next 3 stitches, sc2tog] 6 times (24)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing later
Ears (make 2)
Crochet in round and then fold in half to form the ears
Round 1: With colour A Sc 6 into a magic circle (6 stitches)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: [1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times. (18)
Round 4 – 8: sc in each stitch around (18)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing later

Muzzle
Round 1: With colour B Sc 6 into a magic circle (6 stitches)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: [1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times. (18)
Round 4: [1 sc in each of next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times (24)
Round 5: [1 sc in each of next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times (30)
Round 6: [1 sc in each of next 4 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times (36)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing later

Cheeks (make 2)
Round 1: With colour C Sc 6 into a magic circle (6 stitches)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing later


Body
Round 1: With colour A Sc 6 into a magic circle (6 stitches)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: [1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times. (18)
Round 4: [1 sc in each of next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times (24)
Round 5: [1 sc in each of next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times (30)
Round 6: [1 sc in each of next 4 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times (36)
Round 7: [1 sc in each of next 5 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times (42)
Round 8: [1 sc in each of next 6 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times (48)
Round 9 – 13: work 1 sc in each stitch around (48)
Round 14: [1 sc in each of the next 6 stitches, sc2tog] 6 times (42)
Round 15: work 1 sc in each stitch around (42)
Round 16: [1 sc in each of the next 5 stitches, sc2tog] 6 times (36)
Round 17: work 1 sc in each stitch around (36)
round 18: [1 sc in each of the next 4 stitches, sc2tog] 6 times (30)
round 19: work 1 sc in each stitch around (30)
round 20: [1 sc in each of the next 3 stitches, sc2tog] 6 times (24)
round 21 – 25: work 1 sc in each stitch around (24)
Fasten off and weave in end

Arms (make 2)
Round 1: With colour A Sc 6 into a magic circle (6 stitches)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: [1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times. (18)
Round 4 – 6: sc in each stitch around (18)
Round 7: [1 sc in the next stitch, sc2tog] 6 times (12)
Round 8 – 13: sc in each stitch around (12)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing later

Legs ( Make 2)
Round 1: With colour B Sc 6 into a magic circle (6 stitches)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: [1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times. (18)
Round 4: [1 sc in each of next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 6 times (24)
Round 5: change to colour A and sc in the BLO of each stitch around (24)
Round 6 – 7: sc in each stitch around (24)
Round 8: [1 sc in each of the next 2 stitches, sc2tog] 6 times (18)
Round 9: [1 sc in the next stitch, sc2tog] 6 times (12)
Round 10 – 13: sc in each stitch around
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing later

Tail
Round 1: With colour A Sc 6 into a magic circle (6 stitches)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
Round 3 – 4: SC in each stitch around 

Love heart
http://www.littlebitfunky.com/2014/01/my-ig-feed-is-equally-full-of-people.html?m=1

Assembly
You are more than welcome to change up this order to suit your style however this is how I assemble my bear to ensure all the components sit correctly together.
– Stuff the arms, legs, head & body
– Sew the nose and mouth on the muzzle as below
– Sew the muzzle onto the face with the top of the muzzle at approximately round 11
– Sew the eyes either side of the muzzle spanning over 5 stitches
– Sew on the cheeks either side of the muzzle overlapping slightly
– Sew arms approximately parallel to each other at top opening of the body
– Sew the head to the body ensuring the face is centred between the arms
– Attach the legs from approximately round 7 to round 10
– Sew on the ears either side of the head where you think suits
– Sew on the tail at the back of the bear
Optional Sew on the love heart on the stomach where you wish

And that is it! It is as easy and as hard as that!

Happy crafting,
Suzie xx

4 thoughts on “Crochet bear

      • the pretty poems says:

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