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.

 

Baby Bear- Free Pattern

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Baby Bear Pattern

©Amanda Bryant 2015

Materials:

Worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver was used for bear in photo; 7oz/198g, 364 yds/333 m skein) in any 2 colours (MC= Main Colour <carrot>, CC= Contrasting Colour <off white>)
Small scrap of black yarn or embroidery thread for eyes, nose and mouth. If desired, use plastic safety eyes. Do not use buttons if toy will be given to a baby or small child.
size 4.0 mm crochet hook
polyester fibrefill
stitch marker (safety pin works well)
large eyed needle

Finished Size: approx. 10 inches tall

Instructions:

Mark the beginning of each round and move marker up as you complete each round.
Do not join rounds.

Legs (make 2)

First Leg-

With MC, ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
Rnd 3: (sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in next sc) repeat around 6 x’s (18 sc)
Rnds 4-16: sc in each sc around

Fasten off. Cut yarn.

Make the 2nd leg as the first, but do not fasten off and do not cut yarn at end of 16th rnd (photo a.) Join the 2nd leg with a sl st to the last sc of the 1st leg (photo b.) Through all thicknesses of sts from 1st and 2nd legs, sc in same st as joining sl st, then sc through all thicknesses of next st from 1st and 2nd legs. (2 sc joining the legs)

joining legs baby bear (a)   joining legs baby bear (b)  joining legs baby bear (c)

Rnd 17: (Now that the legs are joined in the middle, photo c. ) sc in each sc around both legs to form the bottom of the bears body. This will give you 34 sc’s all the way around the bears legs (16 sc from each leg, plus there are the 2 sc’s that join the legs together- remember, 2 sc were used from each leg when they were joined). Do not work any sts in the 2 joining sc’s. Only work in the remaining 34 sts.

Body

Rnds 18- 29: sc in each sc around, join with sl st at end of rnd 29, fasten off. (34 sc)
Rnd 30: Join CC with sl st in last sc of rnd 29, sc in same sc, 14 sc, sc2tog, 15 sc, sc2tog (32 sc)
Rnd 31: (14 sc, sc2tog) 2x’s (30 sc)
Rnd 32: (13 sc, sc2tog) 2x’s (28 sc)
Rnd 33: (5 sc, sc2tog) 4x’s (24 sc)

Make armholes:

Rnd 34: 8 sc, ch 4, sk next 4 sc, sc in next sc, 6 sc, ch 4, sk next 4 sc, sc in next sc (24 sc)
Rnd 35: sc in each sc and ch st around (24 sc)

Stuff body up to this point.

Rnd 36: (2 sc, sc2tog) 6x’s, join with sl st (18 sc)

Fasten off. Cut yarn. (photo d. shows bear completed up to end of rnd 36)

body baby bear (d)

Arms (make 2)

With CC join yarn with sl st to any sc in armhole. (photo e. shows what the beginning of the arm should look like at the end of rnd 2 of the arm)

arm beg baby bear (e)

Rnd 1: 2 sc in each sc around armhole (16 sc)
Rnds 2-10: sc in each sc around (16 sc)
Rnd 11: sc in each sc around, fasten off.
Rnd 12: With MC join with sl st to last sc of rnd 11. Sc in same sc and in each sc around (16 sc)
Rnd 13: (sc2tog) 8x’s (8 sc)
Rnd 14: (sc2tog) 4x’s (4 sc)

Fasten off. Cut yarn. Weave in yarn tail.
Stuff arm.
Repeat for the 2nd arm.

(Photo f. shows the body at the end of rnd 14 of 2nd arm)

body and arms baby bear (f)

Head

With MC, join yarn with sl st in any sc from Rnd 36 (the last rnd) of the Body.

Rnd 1: 2 sc in joining st, 2 sc in each of the next sc around (36 sc)
Rnd 2: sc in each sc around (36 sc)
Rnd 3: (5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6x’s around (42 sc)
Rnds 4-8 : sc in each sc around (42)
Rnd 9: (5 sc, sc2tog) 6x’s around (36 sc)
Rnd 10: (4 sc, sc2tog) 6 x’s around (30 sc)
Rnd 11: (3 sc, sc2tog) 6x’s around (24 sc)
Rnd 12: (2 sc, sc2tog) 6x’s around (18 sc)

**If you are using safety eyes, attach them now before stuffing.

Stuff head. Make sure stuffing fills the neck too.

Rnd 13: (1 sc, sc2tog) 6x’s around (12 sc)
Rnd 14: (sc2tog) 6x’s around, join with sl st (6 sc)

Fasten off. Cut yarn. Weave yarn tail in.

Ears (make 2)

With MC, ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sc)
Rnd 2: (1 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3x’s around (9 sc)
Rnd 3: sc in each sc around (9 sc)
Rnd 4: (2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3x’s around (12 sc)
Rnd 5: sc in each sc around, join with sl st, fasten off.

With darning needle, sew open end of ear closed. Position on head and attach. Repeat with second ear.

Muzzle

With CC, ch 2

Rnd 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook (5 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)
Rnd 3: (4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 2 x’s (12 sc)
Fasten off.

With yarn tail, sew Muzzle to face. Stuff the muzzle lightly before closing it up.

Face
Make French Knots for eyes (if you are not using safety eyes), Straight Stitch for nose and mouth.

And you are done!

Below is a photo of a variety of Baby Bear’s I have made. You can make them taller than the pattern states simply by adding a few extra rounds in the body (rounds 18-29 of the body).

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