Baby Bear of Furry Tales: free crochet pattern



My designing journey began 5 years ago with a small crochet bear. I made one hoping to sell it at the local craft market. And it was sold in no time. Later Fredrik, a good friend of mine from Sweden, ordered another bear from me for his friend’s baby. He was hoping to give me the push in designing. And it worked! I made quite a few little bears since then. And I am always very sentimental about them. So when Scheepjes asked me to design “someone soft” for their new yarn release, I didn’t hesitate for a moment. A baby bear it was meant to be. A Baby Bear of Furry Tales. And this pattern is released on my blog today. Hope you’ll enjoy!


About Scheepjes Furry Tales yarn


Furry Tales is a fluffy, faux-fur yarn perfect for creating the snuggliest and cuddliest of soft toys and items for children to be enjoyed during story time. Available in a selection of vibrant monotones, magical space-dyed colourways and natural shades with contrasting white tips whose names are inspired by fairy tales, this yarn can create everything from the most lifelike toy bears to quirky, colourful critters. Its tactile quality and comforting touch will be sure to draw the attention of your little ones.

Furry Tales is a soft and durable yarn that pairs perfectly with many Scheepjes yarns, for example,
Stone Washed and Catona. It can be used to create a variety of stuffed toys for children to enjoy
at home or to be used as props by teachers in the classroom during story time, accessories for
infants like cuddle blankets, or faux-fur trims on garments and homewares.

Specifications: 100% Polyester, 100g / 57m, Needle/Hook Size 9mm, Super Bulky Weight, Sold as 100g balls.

Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links (marked with *). If you purchase yarn via any of links below, I might be compensated with a tiny amount while you will not pay anything extra. Thank you for supporting my blog!
 
You can find Furry Tales in local Scheepjes shops and via international retailers:

Wool Warehouse* (UK with international shipping), Caro's Atelier* (NL and Europe).

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Baby Bear of Furry Tales: FREE crochet pattern (ENGLISH - US terms)


NEDERLANDS 

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Once apon a time there lived a baby bear...
Photo credit: Scheepjes

Materials:



Scheepjes Stone Washed* (831 Axinite x 1 ball)
Scheepjes Furry Tales* (973 Baby Bear x 3 balls)
3.5mm and 4mm crochet hook
A pair of safety eyes, leftovers of cotton yarn for the face embroidery, leftovers of yarn for the striped scarf, yarn needle to put the Baby Bear together.

Finished size: approx. 40cm
Gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations (US terms)


approx. – approximate
ch – chain
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
st – stitch
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

INSTRUCTIONS


Copyright! An original LillaBjörnCrochet Design (Tatsiana Kupryianchyk). Copyright 2014-2019. All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use only. It cannot be sold, redistributed or edited in any way. No translations and video tutorials are allowed without permission. You can sell your finished products, but you cannot use my pictures to promote them. Please, always credit me as a designer of this pattern. Thank you!

HEAD


Round 1. With Stone Washed* and 3.5mm hook. Make magic ring, ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), 6sc in magic ring, tighten ring, don’t join the round – 6 sc

Continue to work in continuous spiral, don’t join the rounds. For an easy count, mark last stitch of every round and move the marker up to the next rounds as you progress.

Round 2. Skip ch1, 2sc in each st around – 12 sc

Round 3. [1sc, 2sc in next st] x6 – 18 sc
Round 4. [2sc, 2sc in next st] x6 – 24 sc
Round 5. [1sc, 2sc in next st, 2sc] x6 – 30 sc
Round 6. [2sc, 2sc in next st, 2sc] x6 – 36 sc
Rounds 7-10. 1sc in each st around. At the end of Round 10 change to Furry Tales yarn on the last yarn over. Cut Stone Washed yarn – 36 sc

Round 11. Continue with Furry Tales yarn and 4mm hook.
12sc, [1sc, 2sc in next st] x12 – 48 sc

Next rounds of the head are made with Furry Tales yarn. It will be very difficult to see the stitches, so try to keep the same tension (it will be obviously looser with Furry Tales yarn) and number of stitches as per pattern. If you miss some of the stitches, just add increases evenly to keep up with the correct stitch count.

Rounds 12-19 (8 rounds). 1sc in each st around – 48 sc


Round 20. [6sc, 1sc2tog] x6 – 42 sts
Round 21. 1sc in each st around – 42 sc
Round 22. [5sc, 1sc2tog] x6 – 36 sts
Round 23. 1sc in each st around – 36 sts
Round 24. [4sc, 1sc2tog] x6 – 30 sts
Round 25. [3sc, 1sc2tog] x6 – 24 sts

The head is shaped a little bit. Look at it from the front. A wider fluffy part above the nose will be a forehead of the bear’s head. Insert safety eyes symmetrically between the last round of the nose and the forehead. Stuff the head firmly. Make sure to put enough stuffing into the nose part.

Round 26. [2sc, 1sc2tog] x6 – 18 sts
Round 27. [1sc, 1sc2tog] x6 – 12 sts
Round 28. 6sc2tog – 6 sts

Cut yarn leaving approx. 30cm tail. Close the hole using yarn needle.
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BODY


With Furry Tales yarn and 4mm hook.
Rounds 1-6. Repeat first six rounds of the head – 36 sc
Continue to crochet in continuous spiral until the body measures approx. 15cm.
Next round. [4sc, 1sc2tog] x6, fasten off – 30 sts
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EARS – make two


With Stone Washed yarn and 3.5mm hook.
Rounds 1-6. Repeat first six rounds of the head – 36 sc
Rounds 7-12. 1sc in each st around. After last round fasten off leaving approx. 50 cm tail – 36 sts
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 ARMS – make two


With Furry Tales yarn and 4mm hook.
Rounds 1-2. Repeat first two rounds of the head – 12 sc
Continue to crochet in continuous spiral until the arm measures approx. 12cm. Fasten off.
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LEGS – make two


With Furry Tales yarn and 4mm hook.
Rounds 1-2. Repeat first two rounds of the head – 12 sc
Continue to crochet in continuous spiral until the leg measures approx. 10cm. Fasten off.
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FINISHING and PUTTING TOGETHER


Fold the ear. Using the yarn tail sew it together through the loops of the last rnd and pull the yarn for the desired shape. Position ears onto the head and sew them around to the head using yarn tail.

Stuff the body a little bit (it should not be firm) and sew the head onto the body opening using Stone Washed yarn in two strands and yarn needle. Don’t stuff legs and arms. Sew them onto the body with two strands of Stone Washed yarn. Hide all the loose tails inside the body.





Embroider the face using THIS step-by-step tutorial.

Crochet a scarf using leftovers of Stone Washed yarn (I made mine with 4mm hook and sc stitches – 7sc for width). Make a fringe if you wish.

Congratulations!! Your Baby Bear is now finished!

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  1. Oh so clever a little child will be thrilled with this cuddly little bear

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