Bearnabus Bear- Free Pattern

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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.

 

About Amanda Bryant

I've been crocheting since the early 2000's, self taught through books and online videos. I have a passion for Amigurumi, but enjoy all aspects of crochet. I also learned to knit at the age of 5, from my father, but crochet is still my priority.
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