Teddy Bear

April 21, 2011 Amber
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Size: about 15 inches tall (head to toe) with chunky yarn.

Materials:

  • Yarn (any weight you want.. the thinner the yarn the smaller the bear and vice versa) I used about three 50g balls for the blue bear
  • Crochet hook (appropriate for the yarn you choose)
  • Tapestry needle
  • 15 mm size craft/dolls eyes or buttons will do (1/2 inch I would say)
  • Stuffing
  • Row/st marker

This is my first pattern that I am sharing.  I have tested it, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be mistakes, so if you find one please let me know so I can correct. 🙂

Head

1.  Ch 2.  10 sc in 2nd ch from hook (10)

2.  2 sc in each sc around (20)

3.  *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (30)

4-5.  sc in each st around

6. *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (40)

7-8.  sc in each st around

9.  *1 sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat around (50)

10.11.  sc in each st around

12.  *1 sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog* repeat around (40)

13-14.  sc in each st around

15.  *1 sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog* repeat around (30)

16-17.  sc in each st around

18.  *1sc in next sts, sc2tog^ repeat around (20)

19.  *sc2tog* repeat around (10) I attach the muzzle here and then put the eyes on and then stuff.

20. *sc2tog* repeat around.  End off, leaving a long tail.  There will still be an opening so I just weave the yarn through each stitch around and pull closed.

Body

1. Ch 2.  8 sc in 2nd ch from hook (8)

2.  2sc in each sc around (16)

3. *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (24)

4.  *1sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (32)

5-6.    sc in each st around

7.  *1sc in next 3sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (40)

8.  sc in each st around

9.  *1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat around (48)

10-15.  sc in each st around

16.  *1sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog* repeat around (40)

17-19.  sc in each st around

20.  *1sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog* repeat around (32)

21-22.  sc in each st around

23.  *1sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog* repeat around (24)

24. *1sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat around (16)

25.  *1sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat around (11)  I stuff here

26. *sc2tog* repeat around.  End off leaving long tail.  Weave through remaining stitches and draw closed.

Arms make 2

1.  ch 2.  6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)

2.  2sc in each st around (12)

3.  2sc in next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 9 sts.  (15)

4.  2sc in next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 12 sts (18)

5-7. sc in each st around

8.  [sc2tog] 3 times, 1 sc in next 12  sts (15)

9.  [sc2tog] 3 times, 1 sc in next 9 sts (12)

10-17.  sc in each st around Stuff

18.  *sc2tog* repeat around.  End off leaving long tail for sewing to body.  Do not close

Legs make 2

Bottom of foot: This is where I used the different coloured yarn.

   1.  ch 7.  1sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in next 4 ch, 4 sc in last ch.  Turn and work on other side of beginning chain.  1sc in next 4 ch, 2 sc in last ch.  place marker  (15)

2.  2 sc in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts, [2sc] 8 times, 1sc in next 4 sts. (24)

3.  sc in each st around  If you are using a different colour for the bottom of foot, join original(body) colour in same st as last sc and sc.

4-9.  sc in each st around

10.  1sc in next 12 sts, [sc2tog] 3 times, 1 sc in next 6 sts. (21)

11.  1sc in next 11 sts, [sc2tog] 3 times, 1 sc in next 4 sts (18)

12.  1sc in next 12 sts, sc2tog, 1sc in next 4 sts  (17)

13.  sc in each st around Stuff foot

14- 28.  sc in each st around

29.  [sc2tog] 8 times, 1 sc in last st (9)  End off, leaving long tail and weave through remaining stitches then draw closed.

Ears make 2

1.  Ch2. 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  Ch1 and turn (7)

2.  1 sc in each st across

For bigger ears:  3.  Ch1 turn.  2 sc in each st across (14)

You could even make 2 small ears in one colour and make 2 bigger ears and then sew the smaller ears onto the bigger ones.

Muzzle

1.  Ch2.  6sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)

2.  2 sc in each st around (12)

3.  *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (19)

4.  1sc in each st around.  End off leaving long tail to sew to head.  Embroider nose and mouth.

Assembly

Sew muzzle and ears onto  head, then sew the head, arms and legs onto the body.

Copyright Amber deGoutiere 2011.  This is my own original design.  Please do NOT claim this pattern as your own or sell it.  However feel free to use for personal use, gifts or charities.


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77 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mandi  |  May 5, 2011 at 10:04 am

    This is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing it.

    • 2. Amber  |  August 21, 2011 at 11:23 pm

      ty 🙂

  • 3. lee  |  May 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    very sweet- thanks for sharing this pattern. my boys will love it! 🙂

    • 4. Amber  |  August 21, 2011 at 11:23 pm

      🙂

  • 5. Carmen  |  May 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Love your bears very well done.

    • 6. Amber  |  August 21, 2011 at 11:22 pm

      thank you very much

  • 7. Carmen  |  May 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Hi l love your bears.

  • 8. PJ Silver  |  May 19, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Love your bears!

  • 9. Silentscot  |  May 29, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I love your bears. I have recently written my first pattern and have been wondering whether to post or not, but now I’m feeling inspired. Thank you for posting yours.

    • 10. Amber  |  August 21, 2011 at 11:22 pm

      I have been writing patterns for a few years now and this is the first I am sharing, mostly because I wasnt sure if anyone would care to have any of them lol. I hope you post yours, it’s a wonderful feeling to see other people make something from your pattern 🙂

  • 11. Maria H  |  June 18, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    This is super cute! Thank you for being so generous and sharing your pattern!

    • 12. Amber  |  August 21, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  • 13. tina  |  June 21, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    ADORABLE!! Thank you for sharing your pattern! ~tina

    • 14. Amber  |  August 21, 2011 at 11:18 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  • 15. yellek107  |  August 8, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Correction:
    On the muzzle, I believe it should be 18 SC instead of 19… Am I right? 🙂

  • 16. Sheila  |  August 9, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    For those who have not done this before like myself, could you please include how you sew the parts together. They are very cute.

    • 17. Amber  |  October 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      I will be putting up tutorials on how to attach the body parts very soon. Sorry for the late reply.. I replied before but it didn’t go through I guess :s

  • 18. gemma  |  August 14, 2011 at 7:05 am

    this is great, i altered it slightly so that i didnt have have any large paces near the feet, because my niece was bound to put her fingers in, but it is such a simple pattern to use and the end result is amazing

    • 19. Amber  |  August 21, 2011 at 11:18 pm

      thank you 🙂 I am glad you liked and used it.. I would love to see the one you made.

  • 20. Judy Jones  |  August 21, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Question: How do you get your bears stuffing to come out so “smooth”? I’ve stuffed animals before & get lumps all over or here & there so I gave up on stuffing things. Would love to make a bear. Very good crocheter.

    • 21. Amber  |  August 21, 2011 at 11:17 pm

      Sorry for the late reply. To get it smooth I use alot of stuffing.. or stuff until the piece is firm and I squish it around as I stuff, if that makes sense. I have had trouble with bears looking lumpy as well lol and that’s the best way I have found.

  • 22. Rachel  |  September 22, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I am making this bear for a friend who is having a baby, and it is turning out to be one of the cutest things I have ever made. I will use this pattern again I am sure! Love it!!!

    • 23. Amber  |  September 27, 2011 at 3:46 pm

      Thank you so much! I am glad you like it

  • 24. Sofie  |  September 27, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Love them! I’ve been looking for a nice teddy bear pattern, and now I’ve found it! Greetings from Sweden 🙂

  • 25. Jennifer  |  October 27, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    This is the first time I’ve tried to make anything that was stuffed. Once the bear is stuffed you can’t just toss it in the washing machine right? Have you ever washed the pieces before stuffing them to soften them up?

    • 26. Amber  |  October 27, 2011 at 2:06 pm

      I don’t wash any of my teddies. To get them soft use softer yarn or don’t stuff as firmly

      • 27. Jennifer  |  October 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

        thanks!

  • 28. janet  |  October 27, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    What size needle did anyone of you use? How large, tall did the bear turn out to be?

    • 29. Amber  |  October 28, 2011 at 8:42 am

      I said the approximate size in the pattern. The smaller the yarn and hook the smaller the bear, and vice versa. As for hook, generally a 4mm is a good choice for WW or even chunky yarn.

  • 30. sojala70  |  December 14, 2011 at 1:47 am

    just a wonderful pattern! I stumbled across it today and I’m just finishing up one… I have a few more to go as each one in my family will get one for Christmas. Different colors of course! Thank you so much for sharing!!!! Your bear will be much loved come Christmas morning
    XO

  • 31. hithisisjessica  |  January 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Thank you so much for posting, I just finished making one of these bears with blue and cream worsted yarn. So cute, I’d send photos, but there isn’t a submit button?

  • 32. hithisisjessica  |  January 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Not sure if you’ll be able to look at this, but here is a link to an almost finished product photo. There are just a few changes, it’s my first time following a pattern.

    A box and ribbon left. Happy birthday Anderson.

    A post shared by Jessica (@hithisisjessica) on

    • 33. Amber  |  January 16, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      Awww he is precious! thanks for showing me a pic 🙂 Im not sure how to put a submit button.. kinda new to blogging lol.

  • 34. Laura Gammill  |  March 16, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I love this pattern! My almost 6 year old wants a panda for his birthday and I couldn’t find one that I liked or a teddy I liked until I found this one. 🙂 so I’m making a panda version of this teddy. Thanks for sharing this pattern, you are a true “life saver” 😉

    • 35. Amber  |  December 14, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      Thanks 🙂 I would love to see how the panda turns out 🙂

  • 36. Susan Kline  |  April 17, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I love your bears! I finished a different bear for my cousin’s little boy, but I can’t wait to start this one. Very sweet!

    • 37. Amber  |  December 14, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  • 38. Anna Lovcy  |  August 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I volunteer at a local museum and teach crocheting. I’ve used your patterns as references for the students to go by. I’ve encouraged them to keep looking at what you’ve got since the instructions are easy to follow and the end results are great. Many thanks for making my job a whole lot easier!!!!

    • 39. Amber  |  December 14, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      Wow, thank you. Such a compliment to have my pattern be used for teaching!

  • 40. Charlene Jennings  |  September 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    The problem I’m having with the pattern, I’m using thinner yarn and need to compensate with more rows to get it to even out.

    • 41. Amber  |  December 14, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      It should work up with thinner yarn, it will just be smaller

  • 42. Jennifer Bane  |  November 23, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I love this! Thank you for sharing. I’m new to crocheting and was wondering if u can link me your tutorial on how you assemble with the muzzle and ears.

    • 43. Amber  |  December 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      I haven’t gotten around to making a tutorial on attaching the muzzle and ears (I will do that soon though!) Basically what I do is I pin(i use a bobby pin lol) the opposite side of where I am going to begin. For the muzzle- I leave a long tail when I end off. I put it on the face where I want and with the end tail I go into the head, back up and into the st next to where the tail end was. I do this all the way around. Before I close the muzzle, I stuff it lightly to give the nose some definition.

      For the ears, I again leave a long tail. I weave in the end I had from the beginning and pin the opposite side I am going to start with. I usually have the ending tail on the bottom, but really it just depends on what looks better to you. You will be working on the side of the ear. I go into the head, back out and into the next side st. do this in all side sts until ear is attached. I do a knot then weave the end in so you don’t see the knot and ends.

      I hope this is clear. I am going to try and get a web cam so I can actually do some vid tutorials so it is easier to understand.

      • 44. Alice  |  June 11, 2013 at 11:48 am

        I love your teddy bears, but am having a problem with the pattern. The head turns into a flattened tam. I stuffed it, but it still is not a ball shape, not really round. Could that be because the decrease rows come on so soon. I’m thinking I should go back and do more rows of sc in each st after row 17 before beginning the decrease rows. What are your thoughts?

      • 45. Amber  |  June 11, 2013 at 11:55 am

        Hmm. i have made this bear quite a few times and never had a problem with the head. Are you sure you’re following the pattern properly? If you add too many sc rows it will end up oblong instead of round. Maybe try again and if it doesn’t work for you then try adding what you want to see if that helps?

  • 46. Robin Layman  |  December 7, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you, Amber! I love these bears. I’m making It for the second time now – this one is for an 84 year old friend of mine who was sick as a baby and has the mind of a three year old. She loves watching the bear emerge from the yarn. She is sick right now and it is good for her to have a little distraction while we sit with her. Thanks again for sharing your pattern.

    • 47. Amber  |  December 14, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Aw thank you. I am glad that she finds joy in watching you create a teddy bear- esp from my pattern. Thank you for sharing that with me.

  • 48. Connie Mann  |  October 1, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Omg I LOVE you! U don’t know how long I have been looking for a pattern like this sooooooo easy to follow and u can tell it comes from love! Bless you! You have a new fan !

    • 49. Amber  |  August 18, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Aww thank you so much!

  • 50. Tiffiana  |  February 6, 2014 at 9:52 am

    There is a sick baby name Sophia. Her parents are praying to God and believe that he will heal her. I was looking for a great get well gift for her and some other kids. I want to put family pics on the belly of the bears for the families. Thank you for the FREE pattern 🙂

    • 51. Amber  |  August 18, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      Ty! You’re very welcome and what a great idea!

  • 52. Colleen  |  June 8, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I have made 3 so far and they turned out adorable! Perfect baby shower gift 🙂

    • 53. Amber  |  August 18, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      I would love to see them! 🙂

  • 54. Stevie Wales Adams  |  June 11, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this adorable pattern. I made one for my 1 yr old and she loves it.

    • 55. Amber  |  August 18, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      I’m so glad you like! I would love to see the one you made!

  • 56. Jan  |  August 18, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Hi Amber, love your bear pattern. Had one question, I noted in the pictures it appears that the arms are as long as the legs, which is adorable (I imagine my granddaughter dragging it by the arm :-)) yet the arms are only 18 rounds and the legs are 29. I haven’t put the bear together yet, one more leg to go, was wondering about the count on the rows as my arms are significantly shorter. Thanks so much for sharing,
    Jan

    • 57. Amber  |  August 18, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      I just made one for a customer and the arms are shorter. The one I just made I did 26 rows for the arms before the decrease row(last row). I’m actually going to edit and make that change. Ty! I would love to see yours when finished:)

  • 58. joanne cuscianna  |  February 11, 2015 at 9:28 am

    hi, I don’t get the first part of the leg,
    1. ch 7. 1sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in next 4 ch, 4 sc in last ch. Turn and work on other side of beginning chain.

    • 59. Amber  |  February 15, 2017 at 12:30 am

      Hi I’m sorry if this is super late but you tilt your work so you are working on the other side of the beginning chain. I hope this makes sense

  • 60. Tara  |  April 22, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Thank you for this cute pattern, it will be great for another teddy bear patter for my Shriners Charity project!!

    • 61. Amber  |  February 15, 2017 at 12:27 am

      So glad you like it!

  • 62. Azjah Lynn  |  June 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    AWWWW I absolutely love this pattern 🙂 im making 2 of them and the first one I finished last night.. came out pretty good 🙂 thank you very much for sharing your pattern!.. its absolutely gorgeous! 🙂

    • 63. Amber  |  February 15, 2017 at 12:27 am

      Thank you. I’m glad you like!

  • 64. ncreadergirl  |  August 30, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks for the Lovely pattern! Was very easy to follow! I did have to shorten the legs though seemed a tad out of proportion to the body and I may have made the ears too big…my bear now looks like a mouse…ah well! Final assembly will be tomorrow, adding a Lavender scented satchel to the body for calming.

  • 65. Carol  |  December 12, 2015 at 9:57 am

    I like the pattern but I thought the legs were way too long so went in an revamped them making foot two rows shorter and the leg part eight rows shorter. Carol

  • 66. amy  |  December 15, 2015 at 12:41 am

    I cant wait to try this!!! Thanks for sharing!

    • 67. Amber  |  February 15, 2017 at 12:26 am

      I would love to see pictures of your finished bear

  • 68. Barbara foley  |  June 21, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Just love this pattern. Bit having trouble to print it of.

  • 69. De Forrester  |  September 9, 2016 at 9:48 am

    I’m a beginner and made the teddy bear in dark brown,it’s the best one, thanks for sharing.Easy instructions.

    • 70. Amber  |  February 15, 2017 at 12:26 am

      Yay I’m so glad you like it

  • 71. Jennifer  |  October 30, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    For rows 1 and 2 of the legs, could you make a video? I’m having a hard time figuring it out.

    • 72. Amber  |  February 15, 2017 at 12:25 am

      I’m sorry if this is super late. I will make a video tomorrow

  • 73. Mary VandeBerg  |  February 14, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Hello. I am trying to crochet this bear, and so far it is going great! (I’m new to crochet) I have a question about the arms. On step 18 you state to “not close”. So, do you mean for us to sew the open arm to the body? Can you please expound on this a little more?
    Thanks,
    Mary.

    • 74. Amber  |  February 15, 2017 at 12:24 am

      Yes, you leave it open. Hold the arm flat on the side of the body and sew across the arm going into the body.

      • 75. Mary VandeBerg  |  February 15, 2017 at 6:22 pm

        thank you very much. I LOVE how this is turning out, and it is fun to do.

  • 76. Claudia Martin  |  March 2, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    At what row do you put the eyes and how many stitches are between them?

    • 77. Amber  |  March 2, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      I attach the eyes and muzzle when I have 2-3 rows left on the head. I don’t count, I just look to see what looks ok to me


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