Free Heart pattern and My Rikki Bear

I just love to make little bears. I guess this is the most beloved toy among the crocheted amigurumis. They are so sweet and you want to hug them all day long. I have been crocheting bears forever. But only a year ago I started to write patterns for them. The first one - Magnus bear - was released in autumn and a week ago I published the pattern of Rikki bear with the heart. And I also decided to write a separate free pattern of the heart.

Crochet pattern of Teddy Bear
The prototype of my Rikki bear was Mike. I tried to make a bear with a nice round belly and it seems like it turned out well.

Crocheted stuffed bear

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.

Crochet pattern of bear

If you are a crochet lover you have probably made lots of small crocheted hearts in your life already. But can they be enough? I bet they can’t! Hearts can be used in so many ways. You can use them as hanging decorations and not only on Valentine's Day. You can also attach them to clothes, bags. You can even make wonderful gift wraps with them. And they are so easy and fast to make.

Handmade gift wrap with crocheted heart

All you need is a small amount of yarn, crochet hook of appropriate size, stuffing and a needle. You can use any yarn you wish. It will just influence the size of your heart. I made an orange heart with DK mix wool yarn, and turquoise heart was made in pure cotton Sport yarn.

Stitch guide

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).
** - *crochet following directions* as many times as indicated.

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Add 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.
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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)

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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.
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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.

Invitation for a tea

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  1. I can't find the free pattern for Riki bear

    1. Only heart pattern is free. Pattern for Rikki the bear is available for purchase. Please, follow links in the blog post.

  2. Thank you for the heart pattern! While I can never seem to make the numbers match each time, my end result still looks like an adorable stuffed heart. I am making a bunch of them for my 3rd grader's classmates, who are hanging them on their backpacks! Love it!


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