It is very exciting to experiment with different shapes. And it is also amazing you can crochet any shape using just single crochet stitches. But I decided to also try using half double crochet stitch to shape bear’s head. And you can see how it worked with my Rikki. The pattern is already available in my Ravelry and Etsy shops. So if you like little cute bears as much as I do – you can make it :) This pattern is very easy to follow, with lots of progress pictures. I wrote it with Advanced Beginners in mind.
ch – chain stitch
sc - single crochet (insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, yo and pull through both lps on hook).
sc3tog - single crochet 3 together (*insert hook in the indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop* 3 times, pull 4th loop through first three on hook).
dec - decrease (insert hook in the indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, insert a hook in next st, yo and pull through both lps on hook).
inc - increase (crochet two sc in the same st).
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InstructionsAdd this Pattern to your Ravelry Queue
Rnd 1. Make a magic ring, ch1 (doesn’t count as a st) and 6 sc in magic ring. (= 6 sc)
Rnd 2. Skip ch1 and make 2 sc in every stitch of rnd 1. (= 12 sc)
Rnd 3. *1 sc, 1 inc* 6 times. (= 18 sc)
Rnd 4-5. 18 sc. You will get a first “cup”. Remove the hook from a loop, cut the thread leaving approx. 25 cm (10 inches) tail. You will need it later to attach the two cups.
Crochet 2nd “cup”, insert marker in the last st of the round, drop a loop off the hook but don’t fasten yarn off.
Place both cups facing with the right sides combining the loops (the 1st cup will be behind the second). Place the loop of 1st (behind) cup on hook, insert the hook in the next st of both 2nd and 1st cup (through both layers) and make 1 sc using yarn tail of 1st cup. Make 4 more sc in the same way through both layers, fasten off.
Place the loop of the 2nd cup on hook. Now you will be crocheting around both cups. Don’t forget to move the marker to the last stitch of each new round as crocheting progresses.
Rnd 6. 13 sc on 2nd cup, 15 sc on 1st cup, 2 sc on 2nd cup. (= 30 sc)
Rnd 7. 4 sc, 1 dec, 13 sc, 1 dec, 9 sc. (= 28 sc)
Rnd 8. 4 sc, 1 dec, 12 sc, 1 dec, 8 sc. (= 26 sc)
Rnd 9. 3 sc, 1 sc3tog, 10 sc, 1 sc3tog, 7 sc. (= 22 sc)
Rnd 10. 22 sc.
Rnd 11. 2 sc, 1 sc3tog, 8 sc, 1 sc3tog, 6 sc. (= 18 sc)
Rnd 12. 1 sc, 1 sc3tog, 6 sc, 1 sc3tog, 5 sc. (= 14 sc)
Rnd 13. 14 sc. Stuff the heart.
Rnd 14. 1 sc3tog, 4 sc, 1 sc3tog, 4 sc. (= 10 sc)
Rnd 15. 5 dec. (= 5 sc)
Cut thread leaving approx. 20 cm (8 inches) tail. Sew in the hole using a needle and this yarn tail. When finished, pull the tail inside the heart.
Congratulations! Your heart is now finished!
p.s. My Rikki the bear, Rosa the sheep and Peter the bunny were invited to have a cup of tea in the USA. Many thanks to Danielle Brousseau from Avalee Photography for this lovely picture.
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