Bearnabus Bear- Free Pattern

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If you would like a free Polish version of this pattern, Karolina of Szydlaki Cudaki has kindly translated it! You can find the translated version HERE.

Bearnabus Bear Crochet Pattern

© 2017 Amanda Bryant

This cute bear is approximately 8 1/2 inches tall. Made with safety eyes and a safety nose, he can be hugged and squished by kids of all ages.

Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver- (Color A) Coffee, (Color B) Warm Brown, (Color C) Black (just a very slight amount for mouth)

3.75 mm crochet hook

12 mm safety eyes

18 mm black safety nose

Polyester Fibrefill

Stitch marker

Yarn needle

Abbreviations Used (American terminology):

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

sc2tog- single crochet 2 single crochet together (decrease)

st- stitch

sl st- slip stitch

beg- beginning

Special Notes:

 

  • This project is worked in the round. Using your stitch marker, mark the beg of each round, and move the stitch marker up as each round is completed/began.
  • Do not join at the end of each round, unless individual round instructions specify to do so.
  • Gauge is not important in this project, however, be sure to use a hook size small enough so that stitches are very close together ensuring the fibrefill will not show through (I find that using anywhere from a 3.75 mm hook to a 4.25 mm hook works best, depending on the thickness of the yarn you use and how tight your tension is)
  • Plastic safety eyes are inserted between rounds 9 and 10, and are set 5 stitches apart from each other.
  • The head and body are worked as one piece.
  • Stuff the bear with the polyester fibrefill as your work progresses.
  • Note that Red Heart Super Saver yarn thickness often varies from color to color, so if you choose to use a different color than I used, the size of your bear might be slightly different from the one I made.

Instructions:

Starting at the top of the head, with Color A, ch 2 (or make a magic ring)

Round 1- make 6 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook (or if using the magic ring, make 6 sc in the ring) (6 sc)

Round 2- make 2 sc in ea sc around (12 sc)

Round 3- make 1 sc in the first sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in the next sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around (18 sc)

Round 4- make 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 2 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around (24 sc)

Round 5- make 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 3 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around (30 sc)

Round 6- make 1 sc in each of the first 4 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 4 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around (36 sc)

Round 7- make 1 sc in each of the first 5 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 5 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around (42 sc)

Rounds 8-13- make 1 sc in ea sc around (42 sc)

**insert plastic safety eyes between rounds 9 and 10, 5 sts apart from each other

Round 14- make 1 sc in each of the first 5 sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 5 sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around (36 sc)

Round 15- make 1 sc in each of the first 4 sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 4 sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around (30 sc)

Round 16- make 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in ea of the nextt 3 sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around (24 sc)

Round 17- make 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 2 sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around (18 sc)

**with the polyester fibrefill, stuff head firmly. We now proceed to creating the body of the bear.

Round 18- make 1 sc in ea sc around (18 sc)

Round 19- make 2 sc in ea sc around (36 sc)

Rounds 20-22- make 1 sc in ea sc around (36 sc)

Round 23- make 1 sc in each of the first 5 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 5 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around (42 sc)

Rounds 24-30- make 1 sc in ea sc around (42 sc)

Round 31- make 1 sc in each of the first 5 sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 5 sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around (36 sc)

Round 32- make 1 sc in each of the first 4 sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 4 sc, sc2tog in the next) repeat around (30 sc)

Round 33- make 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 3 sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around (24 sc)

Round 34- make 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in ea of the nextt 2 sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around (18 sc)

**finish stuffing the bear with polyester fibrefill.

Round 35- make 1 sc in the first sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in the next sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around (12 sc)

Round 36- sc2tog around (6 sc)

Sl st in the next sc, then fasten off. Using the yarn needle, weave yarn tail through the last 6 sts and pull the hole closed tightly. Secure the yarn and weave the tail into the stuffed body.

Legs: (make 2)

With Color A, ch 2 (or make a magic ring)

Round 1- make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (or if you are using the magic ring, make 6 sc in the ring) (6 sc)

Round 2- make 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

Round 3- make 1 sc in the first sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in the next sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around. (18 sc)

Round 4- make 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around. (24 sc)

Round 5- make 1 sc in each sc around (24 sc)

Round 6- make 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around. (18 sc)

Round 7- make 1 sc in the first sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in the next sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around. (12 sc)

Rounds 8- 13- make 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

At the end of round 13, stuff the leg, pinch the opening closed, and then working through both thicknesses make 6 sc across the end of the leg, closing it. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Using your yarn needle and the yarn tail, sew leg to bottom of the body. Secure and weave in the end.

Arms: (make 2)

With Color A, ch 2 (or make a magic ring)

Round 1- make 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook (or if you are using the magic ring, make 6 sc in the ring) (6 sc)

Round 2- make 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

Round 3- make 1 sc in the first sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in the next sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around. (18 sc)

Round 4- make 1 sc in each sc around (18 sc)

Round 5- make 1 sc in the first sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in the next sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around. (12 sc)

Round 6- make 1 sc in each of the first 4 sc, sc2tog in the next, make 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, sc2tog in the next. (10 sc)

Rounds 7-12- make 1 sc in each sc around. (10 sc)

At the end of Round 12, stuff the arm, pinch the opening closed, and then working through both thicknesses make 5 sc aross the end of the arm, closing it. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Using your yarn needle and the yarn tail, sew arm to the side of the body. Secure and weave in the end.

Muzzle:

With Color B, ch 2 (or make a magic ring)

Round 1- make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (or if you are using the magic ring, make 6 sc in the ring) (6 sc)

Round 2- make 2 sc in ea sc around (12 sc)

Rounds 3-4- make 1 sc in ea sc around (12 sc)

Sl st in the next sc, then fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing the muzzle to face. Using Color C, stitch a line down the muzzle for the mouth, then attach the safety nose, covering the top of mouth line slightly, as is shown in the photo. Sew muzzle to face, positioning it below the eyes as depicted in the photo. Before finishing, stuff the muzzle firmly. Finish sewing, secure the yarn, then weave in the yarn tail into the head.

Ears: (make 2)

With Color B, ch 2 (or make a magic ring)

Round 1- make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (or if you are using the magic ring, make 6 sc in the ring) (6 sc)

Round 2- make 2 sc in ea sc around (12 sc)

Round 3- make 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 3 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around (15 sc)

Rounds 4-5- make 1 sc in ea sc around (15 sc)

Sl st in the next sc, then fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing. Flatten the ear and sew the opening closed with the yarn tail. Next, slightly bend the ear and position it on the head using the photo for guidance. Sew the ear in place. Repeat for the second ear.

Tail:

With Color A, ch 2 (or make a magic ring)

Round 1- make 5 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook (or if you are using the magic ring, make 5 sc in the ring) (5 sc)

Round 2- make 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)

Rounds 3-4- make 1 sc in each sc around (10sc)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. If you’d like to, lightly stuff the tail before sewing it to the body (I had a long beginning yarn tail that I just stuffed inside the tail, rather than using the fibrefill). Using your yarn needle, sew the tail to the backside of the bear, the top edge of the tail positioned at about the 10th round from the end of the body (about round 26 of the body). Secure the yarn and weave in the yarn end.

 

Little Souls Newborn Beanie &Thumbless Mittens- Free Pattern

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Little Souls Newborn Beanie & Thumbless Mittens Pattern

© Amanda Bryant 2017

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As a mother, I know how frustrating it can be to try to get a new baby’s thumbs into a thumb hole. In the end I just didn’t bother with it anymore, knowing that as long as babies hand was covered, all was ok.  And therefore, why struggle with making a thumb in a mitten when the thumb portion wasn’t going to be used anyhow?

This set is made to fit a newborn up to about 3 months of age. Since all babies are different sizes, it would be best (if you are able to), to measure baby’s head before making the hat. Having said that, if the hat turns out to be a bit on the big side, know that baby will quickly grow into it.

The circumference of this hat is 13″, and the total length is 5″.

The circumference of the mitten cuff is 4″, and the length of the cuff on the mittens is 1.5″ . The hand length is 2.75″.

Optional, you can add a ribbon (or a yarn chain) around the wrist of each mitten if the mitten cuff is too loose for baby.

Materials-

Red Heart Super Saver yarn  (1 skein will make quite a few sets).

5.5 mm hook

Yarn needle to weave in ends

Stitch marker (move it up with the end/beginning of each round)

Gauge– 4 rows= 1″; 4 sc= 1″

Abbreviations Used  ( American Terminology)-

Sc- single crochet

Hdc- half double crochet

Sl st- slip stitch

Sc2tog- single crochet 2 sts together (decrease)

Instructions-

Hat-

Beginning with a magic ring (or ch 3, sl st in 1st ch to form a ring)

Round 1- make 6 sc in ring

Round 2- make 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

Round 3- make 1 sc in the first sc, make 2 sc in the 2nd sc, (make 1 sc in the next sc, make 2sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around. (18 sc)

Round 4- make 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, make 2sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around. (24 sc)

Round 5- make 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc,  (make 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around.  (30 sc)

Round 6- make 1 sc in each of the first 4 sc,  make 2 sc in the next sc,  ( make 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around.  (36 sc)

Round 7- make 1 sc in each of the first 5 sc,  make 2 sc in the next sc,  (make 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around.  (42 sc )

Round 8- make 1 sc in each of the first 6 sc,  make 2 sc in the next sc,  (make 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in  ( ) around.  (48 sc)

Round 9- make 1 sc in each of the first 7 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in each of the next 7 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in  ( ) around  (54 sc) **at the end of this round join with a sl st to the first sc

Round 10- ch 1, in the back loop only, make 1 sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to the first sc (54 sc)

Round 11- ch 1, in both loops again, make 1 sc in each sc around,  join with a sl st the first sc (54 sc)

Rounds 12-21- repeat Rounds 10 & 11

Round 22- ch 1, make 1 hdc in the same st as you joined in. In the back loops only, make 1 hdc in the next sc and in each sc around to the end. Join with a sl st to the beginning hdc and fasten off. Weave in ends using your yarn needle.

Mittens- (make 2)

Starting at the cuff, Ch 7

Row 1- make 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn (6 sc)

Rows 2-11- working in the back loop only, make 1 sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (6 sc)

Fold the work in half and sl st the cuff closed, working through only the back loop of row 11 and the front/unused loop of the of the foundation row. Ch 1.

Making the hand portion of the mitten, you will now work in rounds.

Round 1- make 12 evenly spaced sc around the edge of the cuff. At the end of the round join with a sl st to the first sc.

Round 2- ch 1, make 1 sc in the first sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in the next sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in  ( ) around. Join with a sl st the first sc. (18 sc)

Round 3- ch 1, working in the back loop only, make 1 sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to the first sc. (18 sc)

Round 4- ch 1, working in both loops, make 1 sc in each sc around.  Join with a sl st to the first sc.  (18 sc)

Round 5- repeat round 3

Round 6- repeat round 4

Round 7- repeat round 3

Round 8- ch 1, working in both loops, make 1 sc in the first sc, sc2tog in the next sc, (make 1 sc in the next sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in  ( ) around. Join with a sl st to the first sc. (12 sc)

Round 9- repeat round 3 (12 sc)

Round 10- ch 1, working in both loops,  sc2tog around. Join with a sl st to the first sc.  (6sc)

Next- cut yarn, and using yarn needle weave the yarn tail through the last 6 sc’s and pull tightly closed. Secure closed and weave in ends.

A Simple Crochet Shawl- Free Pattern link

A few weeks ago I decided that I wanted to brush up on certain (beginner) skills, both in the areas of crochet and knitting, to aid in my own designs and pattern writing.  I’ve always loved shawls, and I hadn’t made one in about 4 years. So I did some Googling for free beginner/easy patterns and came up with a few, all of which I tried. Out of all of the ones that I tried, this one here  Crochet A Simple Shawl is by far the easiest and produces beautiful results. The directions include both written and photo instructions of each step. The pattern is very versatile, as you can use any yarn weight. The only thing I did different from the original pattern is that when I finished my last row I added a trim of sc all the way around the shawl (evenly spaced along the neckline and then 1 sc in each ch-1 sp and dc around the bottom edges of the shawl, and 2 sc in the ch-2 sp of the bottom tip).

Here is the first one I made. I used almost 4 skeins of Lion Brand Landscapes, in the color Boardwalk, and a size J hook. I would’ve made it larger, but I only had 4 skeins to work with. It turned out to be 46 inches wide (wingspan from tip to tip along the neckline), and 25 inches long (from the center of the neckline down to the tip at the bottom), so more the size of a shawlette.

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The second shawl I made with Peaches ‘n Cream cotton yarn, almost of full cone (14 oz/706 yards), in the color “Panorama”, and using a J size hook. It worked out a bit larger than the first one, measuring 50 inches wide and 27 inches long.  While I love the rainbow color of the Landscapes yarn of the first shawl, I also love the naturalness of the cotton shawl.

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Now that I’ve brushed up on some basic shawl-making skills, and once I’ve completed all of my current WIP’s (too many to count, lol), I can get to work creating my own shawl design 🙂