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Freddy the Teddy

About a week and a half ago, my sister-in-law contacted me and asked me to make 6 gifts for her. Normally, I would have said no, but this is my sister-in-law, and I love her. Also, she told me that they didn’t have to be done by Christmas. That helps.

She ordered patterns that I had already designed, which made things easier. 2 of these items, I already had extra of, so that left only 4 things to make: the Beautiful Bonnet Baby Doll, the Lizzy Bear, an Elephant, and a Lion.

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The Beautiful Bonnet Baby Doll took only 2 nights to complete, which was very nice. Then I asked her if I could design a new teddy bear, since the Lizzy Bear takes a lot longer than just a couple nights and I had a skein of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Linen that I wanted to use up. She said she’d like that. Thus Freddy the Teddy was born!

An adorable free teddy bear crochet amigurumi pattern using worsted weight yarn such as Lion Brand Vanna's Choice or Super Saver. Cute sweater and works up from bottom up.

I absolutely love this teddy bear. Seriously, I can’t say it enough! He is adorable and I’m very proud of this design. It only took me 4 nights to design, so I’m guessing it would only take a couple nights to make him. Also, it only takes one skein of yarn for the teddy bear itself!

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You only have 2 basic stitches to use in this pattern: single crochet and single crochet decrease. That is one of the things I love. And his sweater? Oh my goodness! ADORABLE!

So pick up your hook and make this adorable little guy. He’s so sweet and I know you’ll love him, too. Happy Crocheting!

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Freddy the Teddy

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Materials:

1 skein (150-170 yards) Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice in Linen

20 yards Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice in White

5 yards Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice in Barley

70 yards Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice in Kelly Green

2 – 8mm black safety eyes

3 – 10mm tan or brown buttons

4mm (G) crochet hook

Yarn Needle

Sewing Needle and Thread

Poly-fil

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Stitches:

magic circle

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

inv dec – invisible decrease

sl st – slip stitch

Gauge:

5 sc x 6 rows = 1 inch square

Pattern Notes:

  • The bear itself will be worked in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch closed at the end of each round, but instead put a stitch marker in the last stitch or each round, so you don’t lose your stitch count.
  • Make sure the toes are facing forward when you stitch them together. This is why row 15 has a few extra stitches. It is to accommodate this look.
  • Ch 1 never equals a stitch, but is only a turning chain.
  • Eyes, Nose, and Ears can be put where ever the crocheter desires, but there are suggestions within the pattern for where to put them. Arms must be placed where pattern says, otherwise the sweater won’t fit.
  • If the sweater seems a bit too snug and won’t close, add another stitch at the end of each row to make it longer. You will have to adjust accordingly.
  • Try not to stuff bear too much, otherwise sweater won’t fit. You want the bear to be nice and squishy.

Pattern:

Leg #1:

Round 1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle. Pull circle tight.

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc* around (18)

Round 4: *2sc, sc 5* around (21)

Round 5: sc in each stitch around (21)

Round 6: inv dec 3 times, sc 15 (18)

Rounds 7-14: sc in each stitch around (18)

Finish off and sew in ends.

Leg #2:

Round 1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle. Pull circle tight.

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc* around (18)

Round 4: *2sc, sc 5* around (21)

Round 5: sc in each stitch around (21)

Round 6: sc 15, inv dec 3 times (18)

Rounds 7-14: sc in each stitch around (18)

Do not fasten off.

Keep stitch marker in the last stitch of round 14.

Continue with Body:

Round 15: sc 6, ch 3, sl st into last stitch in first leg, sc 18 around leg, sc in next 3 chains, sc 18, sc in other side of 3 chains. Move stitch marker to last stitch.

Round 16: sc in each stitch around (42)

Round 16: *2sc, sc 13* 3 times (45)

Roiund 17: *2sc, sc 14* 3 times (48)

Stuff legs with poly-fil.

Rounds 18-30: sc in each stitch around (48)

Round 31: *inv dec, sc 14* 3 times (45)

Round 32: *inv dec, sc 13* 3 times (42)

Round 33: *inv dec, sc 5* 6 times (36)

Round 34: *inv dec, sc 4* 6 times (30)

Stuff body with poly-fil.

Round 35: *inv dec, sc 3* 6 times (24)

Round 36: *inv dec, sc 2* 6 times (18)

Round 37: *inv dec, sc* 6 times (12)

Round 38: *2sc, sc* 6 times (18)

Round 39: *2sc, sc 2* 6 times (24)

Round 40: *2sc, sc 3* 6 times (30)

Round 41: *2sc, sc 4* 6 times (36)

Round 42: *2sc, sc 5* 6 times (42)

Round 43: *2sc, sc 6* 6 times (48)

Round 44: *2sc, sc 15* 3 times (51)

Rounds 45-52: sc in each stitch around (51)

Round 53: *inv dec, sc 15* 3 times (48)

Round 54: *inv dec, sc 6* 6 times (42)

Round 55: *inv dec, sc 5* 6 times (36)

Round 56: *inv dec, sc 4* 6 times (30)

Insert safety eyes between rows 50 and 51 with 2 stitches between them (or where ever you see fit).

Sew on snout/mouth & nose right underneath eyes.

Round 57: *inv dec, sc 3* 6 times (24)

Stuff head

Round 58: *inv dec, sc 2* 6 times (18)

Round 59: *inv dec, sc* 6 times (12)

Round 60: inv dec 6 times (6)

Finish off and sew head shut.

Snout/Mouth & Nose:

Round 1: Work 6 sc into magic circle, pull tight (6)

Round 2: *2sc, sc 2* 2 times (8)

Round 3: *2sc, 2sc, sc 2* 2 times (12)

Round 4: *2sc, 2sc, sc 4* 2 times (16)

Round 5: *2sc, sc 7* 2 times (18)

Round 6: *2sc, sc 2* 6 times (24)

Rounds 7-8: sc in each stitch around (24)

Sl st to join first stitch in row and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Embroider nose starting from the center and going up to row 5. See diagram below.

Sew onto head just below eyes and stuff lightly with poly-fil before sewing shut.

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Ears (make 2):

Round 1: work 6 sc in magic circle, pull tight (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc* around (18)

Rounds 4-6: sc in each stitch around (18)

Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. Fold in half and sew shut. Sew onto sides of head about 4-5 rows down. (I put mine 4 rows down in between decreasing stitches.

Arms (make 2):

Round 1: Work 6 sc into magic circle, pull tight (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc* around (18)

Rounds 4-5: sc in each stitch around (18)

Round 6: *inv dec, sc 4* around (15)

Rounds 7-15: sc in each stitch around (15)

Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff with poly-fil and sew shut.

Sew arms on either sides of body at row 33.

Sweater:

Ch 37,

Row 1: sc in second chain from hook, sc 5, 3sc, sc 6, 3sc, sc 8, 3sc, sc 6, 3sc, sc 6, ch 1, turn. (44)

Row 2: sc 7, 3sc, sc 8, 3sc, sc 10, 3sc, sc 8, 3sc, sc 7, ch 1, turn. (50)

Row 3: sc 8, 3sc, sc 10, 3sc, sc 12, 3sc, sc 10, 3sc, sc 8, ch 1, turn. (56)

Row 4: sc 9, 3sc, sc 12, 3sc, sc 14, 3sc, sc 12, 3sc, sc 9, ch 1, turn. (62)

Row 5: sc 10, 3sc, sc 14, 3sc, sc 16, 3sc, sc 14, 3sc, sc 10, ch 1, turn. (68)

Row 6: sc 11, ch 2, skip 16, sc in next stitch, sc 19, ch 2, skip 16, sc in next stitch, sc 10, ch 1, turn. (42 sc + 4 chains)

Row 7: sc 10, sc in each of two chains, sc 20, sc in each of two chains, sc 10, ch 1, turn. (46)

Rows 8-15: sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (48)

Turn work so that you are crocheting on the sides of the rows. Crochet one sc in each row going up.

Ch 1 and turn so that you are now working in the other side of the starting chain. Sc 6, inv dec, sc 4, inv dec, sc 8, inv dec, sc 4, inv dec, sc 6.

Ch 1, turn so that you are now working down on the sides of the rows. Work each sc in each row going down as follows: sc in first row, ch 2, skip one row, sc in 4 rows, ch 2, skip one row, sc in 4 rows, ch 2, skip one row, sc in 4 rows.

Ch 1 and turn so that you are working in last row. Sc in each stitch across, sl st to join. Finish off and sew in ends.

Add Sleeves:

Connect yarn at armpit of sleeve opening. Ch 1,

Round 1: sc in each chain and stitch around, sl st to join. (20)

Ronds 2-8: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, sl st to join. (20)

Finish off and sew in ends.

Sew 3 buttons onto sweater on opposite side of button holes. Put sweater on bear and button.

All done! Enjoy Freddy the Teddy!

An adorable free teddy bear crochet amigurumi pattern using worsted weight yarn such as Lion Brand Vanna's Choice or Super Saver. Cute sweater and works up from bottom up.

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2 Comments

  • Gina
    Posted January 18, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Having a great time exploring your blog!

    I’ve only tried making something “stuffed” once and it turned out lumpy and I could see the fluff inside the holes. Yet, I would love to make things as cute as the bonnet baby and the teddy.

    Are there any basic tips you have or a suggestion on what I should try first?

    Thank you!

    Gina

    • Post Author
      Mary
      Posted January 18, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      Hi Gina! I’m so glad you enjoy my blog! I definitely understand the struggle sometimes when making amigurumi and other stuffed animals. If you ever start making an amigurumi project and it looks like it’s too spacey between stitches, go down a hook size. This will make the project a little smaller, but it will close in those pesky gaps. Both Freddy the Teddy and the Beautiful Bonnet Baby Doll use very small hooks, so no stuffing should show. Also make sure you are using the right size yarn. :)

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