Little Crochet Bear

A Little Crochet Bear for any occasion.

Skill Level | Intermediate
Finished Size | About 7″ tall

Make this cute little crochet bear for Valentine’s Day or any occasion, really. Just change up the color of the hat to match your occasion!

Introduction

About this Pattern


If you love amigurumi and enjoy making them for the holidays, you’re in for a real treat here. This cute little crochet bear comes together with basically no seaming and you can customize the hat color for any holiday occasion.

With this project you’ll learn clever ways of incorporating amigurumi pieces into a project so you don’t have to seam them in place. Every major body piece is crocheted in place so the only seaming you’ll do here is within some of the facial features.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We’ve prepared a list of recommended supplies, abbreviations and instructions to walk you through our little crochet bear, step-by-step.

getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • Bernat Baby Blanket Tiny
  • Color A – Brown Bear; approx 150 yds
  • Color B – Polar Bear; approx 20 yds
  • Color C – Hush Pink; approx 20 yds
  • 3.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker
  • Polyfil Stuffing
  • 6 mm Safety Eyes
  • 9 mm Safety Nose

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it is in the same weight category. Check your gauge to make sure this substitution won’t affect the sizing and keep in mind the recommended amount will likely be inaccurate.

Additional Resources:

Ultimate Guide to Yarn Weight

3 Things you Must Do to Substitute Yarn on B.Hooked TV


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pattern details

Abbreviations


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Cont Continue
  • Hk Hook
  • Rem Remaining
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Sc2tog Single Crochet Two Together
  • Sk Skip
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
Finished Size

About 7″ tall

Gauge

Use finished size to measure gauge.

This bear comes together primarily with your crochet hook so if you aren’t a fan of seaming amigurumi pieces in place, you’ll love this project. Having prior amigurumi experience, knowing basic increases and decreases and experience working with low stitch definition will really help.

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the pattern

Written Instructions


Arms (Make Two)

Round 1: With color A, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Join with a slst to first sc.(6 sts)

Round 2: 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 2 sts. (8 sts)

Round 3: 1 sc in every st. (8 sts)

Round 4: Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 2 sts. Sc2tog. 1 sc in last 2 sts. (6 sts)

Rounds 5-12: 1 sc in every st. (6 sts)

At the end of round 12, slst in marked st. Fasten off.

Legs (Make Two)

Round 1: With color A, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Join with a slst to first sc.(6 sts)

Round 2: 2 sc in first st. *1 sc in next st. 2 sc in next st. Rep from * to last st. 1 sc in last st. Do not join. Continue to work in a spiral. (9 sts)

Rounds 3-4: 1 sc in every st. (9 sts)

Round 5: Sc2tog. *1 sc in next st. Sc2tog. Rep from * to last st. 1 sc last st. (6 sts)

Rounds 6-10: 1 sc in every st. (6 sts)

When you complete round 10 of the first leg, slst in first st and fasten off.

Repeat rounds 1 through 10 for the second leg. When you complete round 10 of the second leg, do not fasten off. Continue to body.

Body

Round 1: 1 sc in the first 3 sts of leg currently on hk. Pick up other leg and cont to work in sts of last round – 1 sc in every st. Cont to other leg – 1 sc in last 3 sts. (12 sts)

Round 2: 2 sc in every st. (24 sts)

Round 3: 2 sc in first st. *1 sc in next st. 2 sc in next st. Rep from * to last st. 1 sc in last st. Do not join. Cont working in a spiral. (36 sts)

Rounds 4-5: 1 sc in every st. (36 sts)

Round 6: Sc2tog. *1 sc in next st. Sc2tog. Rep from * to last st. 1 sc last st. (24 sts)

Rounds 7-9: 1 sc in every st. (24 sts)

Round 10: Sc2tog. *1 sc in next 2 sts. Sc2tog. Rep from * to last 2 sts. 1 sc last 2 sts. (18 sts)

Rounds 11-12: 1 sc in every st. (18 sts)

Round 13: Sc2tog. *1 sc in next st. Sc2tog. Rep from * to last st. 1 sc last st. (12 sts)

Rounds 14-15: 1 sc in every st. (12 sts)

Round 16: [Insert hk through both layers of first arm and in the next st of the body and sc] three times. 1 sc in next 3 sts. [Insert kh through both layers of second arm and in the next st of the body and sc] three times. 1 sc in last 3 sts.

Head

Round 1: 2 sc in every st. (24 sts)

Round 2: 2 sc in first st. *1 sc in next st. 2 sc in next st. Rep from * to last st. 1 sc in last st. Do not join. Continue to work in a spiral.(36 sts)

Rounds 3-4: 1 sc in every st. (36 sts)

Round 5: Sc2tog. *1 sc in next st. Sc2tog. Rep from * to last st. 1 sc last st. (24 sts)

Rounds 6-7: 1 sc in every st. (24 sts)

Round 8: *Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (12 sts)

Rounds 9-10: 1 sc in every st. (12 sts)

Stop working on the head to add the facial features. Do not fasten off. Pull up on working loop.

Nose

Round 1: Make a magic ring with the following: 3 sc, 3 dc, 3 sc, 3 dc. Close the ring and join with a slst to the first sc. Fasten off.

Add safety nose to center of nose piece.

Seam the nose piece to the head. Situate it near the bottom of the head, centered between the arms.

Eyes

Add the safety eyes in the row just above the nose piece, at each end, roughly two stitches apart.

Eyelids

With scrap piece of color A yarn, make a slip knot and two chains. Fasten off.

Thread one of the ends on a yarn needle and run it through at the inner corner of the eye. Thread the opposite end through the outer corner of the eye. Tie the two ends off on the inside. Repeat for the other eye.

Stuff the head.

Continue to last round of head:

*Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (6 sts)

Slst in marked stitch to correct the jog. Fasten off with a long tail. With yarn needle and tail, close up the opening.

Ears

Step 1: Poke hk through head stitches where you want ear to be.

Step 2: Fasten on and ch 3. Make 7 more dc in the same sp. Fasten off.

Step 3: Use tails and yarn needle to secure corners of ear to head.

Repeat steps 1 through 3 for second ear.

Hat

Round 1: With color C, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join. Cont to work in a spiral. (6 sts)

Round 2: 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 2 sts. (8 sts)

Rounds 3-6: 1 sc in every st. (8 sts)

Round 7: 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in next 3 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 3 sts. (10 sts)

Round 8: 1 sc in every st. (10 sts)

Round 9: 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in next 4 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 4 sts. (12 sts)

Round 10: 1 sc in every st. (12 sts)

Round 11: 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in next 5 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 5 sts. (14 sts)

Round 12: 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in next 6 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 6 sts. (16 sts)

Round 13: 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in next 7 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 7 sts. (18 sts)

Round 14: 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in next 8 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 8 sts. (20 sts)

Round 15: 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in next 9 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 9 sts. (22 sts)

Round 16: 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in next 10 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 10 sts. Break C and add color B in last st. (24 sts)

Rounds 17-20: 1 sc in every st. (12 sts)

Slst in marked stitch to correct the jog. Fasten off. Fold white section up for the band. Use tail to tack to tack in place. Weave in any remaining ends.


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