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Free Pattern Crochet Baby Bear Snuggly

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I have been inspired by the unicorn amigurumi see my previous blog post HERE, to make something from scratch.  I had the perfect excuse one of my work colleagues became a parent of a little boy over the Easter Holidays so I just had to make the cutest sleeping teddy snuggly for the new arrival.

Not quite as complex as the unicorn but a great way to start designing my own amigurumi.

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Supplies

The wool used can be purchased from Love Crochet click HERE 

I 50g ball Stylecraft Classic Cotton Sky Blue (3667) Colour A

1 50g ball Stylecraft Classic Cotton Nocturne (3669) Colour B

1 50g ball Stylecraft Classic Cotton Ivory (3665) Colour C

4mm (US size G6) crochet hook

Stitch marker

dress making pins for securing teddy parts before attaching

Toy stuffing for the head and arms

Tapestry needle for embroidering and finishing

Gauge 10cm x 10cm = 9 rows x 16 trebles

Finished size 34cm x 34cm

Abbreviations (UK Terms)

ch = chain

dc =  double crochet

trc = treble crochet

sl st = slip stitch

sts = stitches

yo = yarn over

Special stitches

2 dctog = 2 double crochet together. Insert the hook into the front loop of the stitch yo, pull through, insert the hook into the front loop of the next stitch yo, pull through, you and pull through all three loops on the hook.

Pattern

Teddy head – make 1

Colour A throughout

Start with a magic ring

Row 1: 8 dc in the magic ring, pull closed but DO NOT join with a slip stitch. (8sts)

At the start of each of the following rows place your stitch marker in the first stitch.

Row 2: 2dc in each stitch, place a stitch marker in the first stitch. (16sts)

Row 3:   *1 dc in the next stitch, 2 dc in the next stitch* repeat * to * to the end. (24 sts) Count your stitches!

Row 4:  *1 dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st* repeat *to* to the end. (32 sts)

Row 5: 1 dc around (32 sts)

Row 6- 8: repeat row 5.

Row 9: *1 dc in the next two stitches, 2 dctog * repeat *to* to the end. (24 sts)

Row 10: * 1 dc in the next stitch, 2 dctog*, repeat *to* to the end (16 sts)

Stuff with your fibre filling

Row 11: 1 dc around (16sts)

Row 12: 2dctog around (8sts)

add more filling, the head needs to be quite firm so keep filling until it just gives with a squeeze.

Row 13: 2dctog around (4sts) leave a long tail to close and attach the head when assembling the teddy bear.

Nose – make 1

Colour C throughout

Start with a magic circle

Row 1: 6 dc in the magic circle, pull to close DO NOT slip stitch to join.

At the start of each of the following rows place your stitch marker in the first stitch.

Row 2: 2dc in each stitch around (12 sts)

Row 3:  *1 dc in the next stitch, 2 dc in the next stitch* repeat * to * around cast off leave a long tail for attaching when assembling the teddy bear.

Arms – make 2

Start with a magic circle

Row 1: Colour C 6 dc in the magic circle, pull to close DO NOT slip stitch to join.

At the start of each of the following rows place your stitch marker in the first stitch.

Row 2: 2dc in each stitch around (12 sts)

Row 3 – 7: 1 dc in each stitch around (12 sts)

Row 8 : change colour to colour A, 1dc in each stitch around (12 sts)

Row 9: 4 dc 2 dctog, 4 dc 2 dctog (10sts)

Row 10 – 14: 1 dc in each stitch around, lightly stuff the arm at the end of this row.  Do not over stuff you want the arm to be slightly flat at the top.

Row 15: 2 dctog around (5sts) cast off leaving a long tail for assembling the bear.

Ears – make 2

Start with a magic circle

Row 1: Colour A 6 dc in the magic circle, pull to close DO NOT slip stitch to join. (6sts)

At the start of each of the following rows place your stitch marker in the first stitch.

Row 2: 2 dc in each stitch around (12 sts)

Row 3: 1 dc in the next 9 stitches, cast off leave a long tail for attaching the ears. (9sts)

Body – make 1

Start with a magic circle

Row 1:  Colour C, ch 3, counts as 1 trc throughout. 2 trc, ch 2,* 4 trc, ch 2* repeat * to * twice more, 1 trc, change colour to colour A. (16 trc with four ch 2 corners)

Row 2: In colour A, ch 3, 1 trc in the next 4 sts, *1 trc, ch 2, 1  trc in the ch 2 space, 1trc in the next 5 trc,* repeat *to* twice more, 1 trc change to colour B.

Row 3: In colour B, ch 3, 1trc in the next 4 sts, *1 trc, ch 2, 1 trc in the ch 2 space, 1 trc in the next 6 trc*, repeat *to* twice more, 1trc, ch 2, 1 trc in the ch 2 space, 1 trc in the last st, change to colour C.

Row 4: In colour C, ch 3, 1 trc in the next 5 sts,* 1trc, ch 2, 1 trc in the ch 2 space, 1 trc in the next 8 sts*, repeat  to * twice more, 1 trc, ch 2, 1 trc in the ch 2 space, 1 trc in the next 2 sts, change to colour A.

Row 5: In colour A, ch 3, 1 trc in the next 10 sts,* 2 trc, ch 2, 2 trc in the ch 2 space, 1 trc in the next 10 sts* repeat * to * twice more, 2 trc, ch 2, 2 trc in the ch 2 space, 1 trc in the next 3 sts, change to colour B.

Row 6: In colour B, ch 3 1 trc in the next 8 sts, *2 trc, ch 2, 2 trc in the ch 2 space, 1 trc in the next  14 sts*, repeat * to * twice more, 2 trc, ch 2, 2 trc in the ch 2 space, 1 trc in the next 5 sts, change to colour c.

Rows 7 – 15: repeat row 6 increasing each row with the 2 trc, ch 2, 2 trc in each corner, change colour for each row.  Cast off  and weave in the ends for the body of the bear.

Finishing and assembly

To assemble the bear

Attach the nose to the face of the bear, using a little stuffing underneath to assist the nose with standing out a little.

Pin each ear on to the bear checking positioning from all sides before stitching them to the head.

Using colour B embroider the nose and sleeping eyes on the bear.

Attach the head to the center of the body, you can choose the way the head faces I’ve chosen to offset it toward the corners.

Attach each arm in line with the ears at the end of row 1 of the main body.

Weave in all your ends and you are finished.

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Sleeping Teddy Snuggly

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