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Bart the Bear Free Pattern

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Hi crochet friend!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted an amigurumi pattern, so today is the day! Meet my sweet baby bear: Bart the Bear.

Bart is based off of a design from 3 years ago called Freddy the Teddy. I’ve always loved Freddy, and he’s very special to me, but I thought it would be fun to make something that is quick and easy and can fit in a stocking!

So my sweet baby Bart the Bear was born! He fits perfectly in a stocking, and has a nice little scarf to keep him warm in the cold. Plus, my sweet little boy absolutely loves him, and shows him off to everybody!

Enjoy this adorable little guy! He’s just too cute to pass up!

Happy Crocheting!

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Free crochet amigurumi Teddy Bear pattern for Christmas or other holidays. A great gift for baby showers. Quick and easy and fits perfectly as a stocking stuffer.

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Materials:

½ skein Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice in Barley (or other worsted/medium weight yarn)

5 yards worsted/medium weight yarn in cream/ivory

10 yards worsted/medium weight yarn in red

4 mm (G) crochet hook

2 – 6mm safety eyes

Darning needle for sewing

Poly-fil stuffing

Stitch marker

Stitches:

magic circle

sc – single crochet

sc dec – single crochet decrease/invisible decrease

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

fch – foundation chain

Gauge:

5 sc x 6 rows = 1 inch square

Bear is 6 inches tall from bottom of feet to tip of ear.

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 11 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 wherever the crocheter desires, but there are suggestions within the pattern for where to put them. 
  • All colors can be switched out, so it is very easy to personalize this pattern.
  • It’s important to count the rounds, so a row counter is highly recommended.
  • Follow the following guide for how the number of stitches is communicated:
    • The number before the stitch is the amount of times worked in one stitch
    • The number after the stitch is the number of stitches you are to work that specific stitch into.
    • When stitches are surrounded by asterisks (*), you are to repeat what is between the asterisks the amount of times stated.
    • When a series of stitches are surrounded by brackets { }, the series of stitches in the brackets are all worked into one stitch.
    • Number in parentheses is the number of stitches in each round. 
    • Eg. “*2sc, sc 4* 6 times (36)” means “2 single crochets in first stitches, single crochet once in next 4 stitches. Repeat this pattern 6 times. (There are 36 stitches in this round.)

Pattern:

Snout (Cream/Ivory):

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

Round 2: 2sc in each st around

Round 3: *sc, 2sc* around

Rounds 4-5: sc in each st around

-Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

-Using barley yarn, embroider nose onto snout starting at center and going up to round 3. See picture below for reference:

Legs (make 2) {Barley}:

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

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

Round 3: 2sc in next 3 sts, sc 9 (15)

Round 4: sc dec 3 times, sc 9 (12)

Rounds 5-10: sc in each st around (12)

-Finish off first leg, and sew in ends.

DO NOT FINISH OFF 2ND LEG! Continue below…

-Stuff both legs lightly with poly-fil.

Round 11: sc 4, ch 1, sc in last st of first leg, sc 11, sc in ch 1, sc 12, sc in other side of ch 1. Move stitch marker to this stitch. (26) ← this number is based on the amount of stitches starting at the first stitch in first leg to last stitch in ch 1.

Round 12: sc 6, 2sc, sc 12, 2sc, sc 6 (28)

Round 13-15: sc in each st around (28)

Round 16: sc 6, sc dec, sc 12, sc dec, sc 6 (26)

Round 17: sc 4, sc dec, *sc 3, sc dec* 4 times (21)

-Stuff rest of body with poly-fil.

Round 18: sc3, sc dec, *sc 2, sc dec* 4 times (16)

Round 19: sc 2, *sc, sc dec* 5 times (12)

Round 20: sc dec around (6)

Round 21: 2sc in each st around (12)

Round 22: *sc, 2sc* around (18)

Round 23: *sc 2, 2sc* around (24)

Round 24: *sc 3, 2sc* around (30)

Rounds 25-28: sc around (30)

Round 29: *sc 3, sc dec* around (24)

Round 30: *sc 2, sc dec* around (18)

-Insert safety eyes into head at round 26-27 with 2 sts between.

-Sew snout onto head just below eyes, stuff lightly before sewing closed.

-Stuff head with poly-fil.

Round 31: *sc, sc dec* around (12)

Round 32: sl st closed.

-Finish off and sew in ends.

Ears (make 2) {Barley}:

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

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

Round 3-4: sc in each st around (8)

-Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

-Fold ear flat and sew onto head on either side starting at row 30 down to 28.

Arms (make 2) {Barley}

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

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

Round 3: sc in each st around

Round 4: *sc 2, sc dec* 3 times (9)

-Stuff hand lightly with poly-fil

Rounds 5-9: sc in each st around

-Finish off, leaving long tail for sewing.

-Sew one arm onto each side of the body at round 17.

Scarf (Red):

Row 1: make a double crochet fch of 30 dc, or ch 32, dc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across.

-Finish off and sew in ends.

-Wrap scarf around neck with one side down front of body and one side over shoulder. 

-Sew scarf onto shoulder.

And you’re done! 

Enjoy your sweet Bart the Bear.

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Free crochet pattern by Cute & Cozy Crochet. This amigurumi bear is named Bart. He fits perfectly in a stocking and is loved by babies and toddlers.

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