Monday, November 17, 2014

Crochet Teddy Bear Written Pattern and Video

Hello Friends!

This bear is approximately  6-8 inches tall in a sitting position depending what on yarn weight and hook size. This Bear is now part of a project called the "Kayden Project" to help spread awareness for pregnancy and infant loss. Read more about this project and how you can be a part of it here.

There is also a modification to this pattern to make a Remembrance Day bear which has a vest, helmet and a poppy pattern right here.

Pattern text has been translated by  Enikő Tóthné Kékedi  to Hungarian here

Scroll down this page for the Bear pattern. Look for the green print friendly button at the bottom of  the page and there you


will also find the option to leave a donation. Thank you so very much and enjoy!
 
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Copyright 2014 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved
How to read the rows:
Each row has a sequence as given below. Example: 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.
Add in a marker at the end of row 2 and move that marker at the end of every row. Work in continuous rounds, do not join.

Supplies:
Feel free to use any color or yarn weight with the appropriate hook size but I will give you the color codes, yarn brand and hook size for the bears pictured in the cover photo.
Red Heart
Comfort Yarn  (Beige Bear - Tan 3167, White Bear 3130, Bluish Bear - Turquoise 3185)
4.0 mm hook *use a smaller hook if you  see gaps in your stitches blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors
100% polyester stuffing
fabric glue
optional ~
felt for behind the eyes 
you can use buttons, a french knot or paint eyes on. I used safety eyes that I glued in place. I used 7.5mm and also 10mm for the bears pictured.

Abbreviations:

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
2tog = crochet 2 stitches together
sl st = slip stitch
f/o = finish off
dc = double crochet (used only for toes and thumbs and is optional)
*For the video tutorial click here
 Starting at the top of the head working down to bottom of body:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
7-14) 1sc in each st for 8 rows
15) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
16) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
17) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
18) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (15)
19) 1sc in each st for 1 row
20) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (18) *stuff and shape head. You can add more stuffing into the head over the next few rows
21) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
22) 
1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
23-25) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
26) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
27
) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (42)
28
) 1sc in each st for 1 row
29) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog (36)
30
) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
31) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
32) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18) *stuff and shape body. Make sure to add stuffing into the neck area if needed. You can stuff more into the body over the next 2 rows.
33) 1sc then 2tog (12)
34) 1sc then 2tog (8)
35) 2tog twice then f/o and use yarn tail to weave in and out of the remaining stitches, pull tight to close the gap, knot off and hide yarn tail inside the body.

Ears:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (21)
5) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog (18)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (15)
7) 1sc in each st for 1 row
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff the ears. Fold flat and shape. Pin to the top of the head then sew in place.


Muzzle:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc in each st for 1 row
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Add a nose with black embroidery thread. Do not stuff the muzzle. 


Arms:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (14)
4-5) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
6) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog (12)
7-9) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
10) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (10)
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff hand and lightly stuff arm.
You can add a thumb by inserting yarn in between the 5th and 6th row and making 2dc then f/o, shape and hide yarn tails inside arm. 


Legs:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5-6) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
7) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
8) 2tog 4 times then 1sc in next 10st (14)
9) 2tog twice then 1sc in next 10st (12)
10-12) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
stuff and shape the foot, stuff the bottom of the leg lightly, leave the top of the leg free of stuffing. Squish the top of the leg together
and sc through both sides of the leg across the top for one row. f/o leaving a tail for sewing.
Optional: add 4 toes the same way you made the thumbs. I made the toes on the 5th row with a small space between each toe.


Tail: 
 1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc then 2tog (12)

sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing

Assembly:

I placed the eyes in between the 10th and 11th row with about 6-7  stitches between them.

The top of the muzzle is just above the 11th row
Pin the ears on and play around with placement before sewing them in place
The arms are sewn directly under the head. Add a stitch or 2 from under the arm to the body to tack the arm down if they are flaring out too far.
Sew the legs flat to the underside of the body so that the bear sits.
 



And now you're done. I hope you enjoy your Little Bear! Post pictures on my facebook page Amigurumi Freely. Or post them on instagram with the hashtag Sharon_Ojala.


  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please accept this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.
Many Blessings to you!



Copyright Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go All rights reserved 

You may sell finished products. Do not reprint this pattern on any site, magazine or book. If you'd like to share this pattern please provide a link back to it.  


182 comments:

  1. What a nice threesome! Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Greetings, Tinne

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    1. thanks so much and you're very welcome :)

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    2. Thanks so much ! I made my first crochet bear

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    3. what is the sl in the muzzle section? Is it a typo or am I missing something? Thank you and sorry if this sounds rude but most people in the comments did it right exept me! ;D

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    4. sl st means slip stitch. I show how to do that in the video if you don't know what that is. Fast forward to 42:39. The link to the video is found just above the head and body section of this pattern

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  2. Super cute! I want to try making this for Christmas. I haven't tried amigurumi before but you make it seem so manageable. I was wondering if you have any dog patterns you could share? For myself I'd specifically like to make some pug dogs but I don't think I found any dogs in general among your patterns and I'd love to see what you come up with. =)

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  3. hi,
    i think i'm your biggest fan! i did almost every amigurumi you creat with so many colours and i hope someday i will make my own amigurumi

    thank you so much

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  4. What size is the bear? Love the pattern! Thank you!

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    1. apr 6-8 inches tall in a sitting position depending what on yarn weight and hook size. I'm holding one of them at the beginning of the video which will give you a better indication of size

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    2. hello I'm 11 years old and I've been making you stuffys I have one questionhow do you get your stitches so tight

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    3. Everyone crochets with different tension - some looser, some tighter. Try using a hook that's 1 or 2 sizes smaller. I hope that does the trick!

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  5. What millimeter safety eyes do you usually use?

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    1. it varies from amigurumi to amigurumi but for the bears pictured, the smaller eyes are 7.5mm and the larger are 10mm.

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    2. Could i use buttons?

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    3. yes you can. I have a video that shows how to thread the button with yarn and also how to sew them on after the amigurumi is stuffed and closed if interested right here How To Attach Button Eyes

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    4. Thank you so much
      your work is amazing btw

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    1. have you tried the video? I show how to do the nose in the video

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  7. Thank you so much! I will be making one for my 7 year old and one for my 5 year old. They asked for one when they watched part of the video with me :)

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  8. cute bears. i did one and will be making another for my expecting grand daughters.Thank you soooooo much

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  9. Hi! I was wondering how much polyester stuffing we would need for this project?
    (In ounces for example)

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    1. I've never made anything in loombands so I couldn't tell you, sorry

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  11. thank you soooo much i am working it. the moment i amm writting i am done with the head

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  12. Thanks, want to give this a try, soooo cute.

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  13. I'm not too familiar with skeins.. Is the material one skein of any size/ brand, as long as it's completely new? I have a ball which is about 164m... Is that enough for 1 bear? It's a bernat satin worsted weight 3.5oz..?

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  15. I love ur yt channel I have learn so many thanks to You!

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  16. Love the pattern! How much stuffing would you estimate you used (per bear)?

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    1. I don't really measure out stuffing as I'm using it but one small bag of stuffing will do. They are small bears between 6 and 8 inches tall. If you look at the video I'm holding one in my hand so that will give you a good indication of size

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  17. I was wondering, will this really consume an entire skein of yarn??

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    1. no, it will not. You will use only part of a skein... people were asking do I need one or two so I added one into the supplies list.

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  18. hi i came from Slovakia and I'm very fond of your toys and instruction to them. first bear I took it and I did the movie. he is very cute. I thank you for the tutorial on beautiful bear. your toys I really like and they certainly try things out. I would like to ask if you do a tutorial / pattern to disney toys such as Donald Duck, Mickey, Pluto, Winnie the poo .. I would be very pleased with it, because you are very talented and smart.

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  19. Hi Sharon i find your blog is very interesting! I watched your video, super cute bears you made! But i wanna try a larger bear, how can i measure the size? Please help me!

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  20. OMG this bear is so adorable! I already made my mind to make 11 of these one for my friends and family! ^-^ You are so talented. I seriously wish I had your imagination and creativity to create all these beautiful things! Thank you so much for sharing! Love love love it! 

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  21. Hi Sharon! I wanted to ask you if I could use your pattern for my Remember Me Bears? I am making bears for parents who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth and SIDS and your pattern would be ideal for my quest! I'm making these bears because I lost my baby boy in my fifth month of pregnancy and the nurses gave me a small quilt to commemorate my son's birth and death and this is my way of paying it forward to other parents going through the same thing! I hope that you'll let me use your pattern and I don't plan on selling my bears. Thank you for creating such an adorable bear and sharing your pattern with all of us!

    Take care and I hope to hear from you soon!

    Sincerely,
    Lori J. Thorne

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    1. Hi Lori,

      Sorry for your loss. Much love and prayers to you. It is a very kind and healing thing to make teddy bears for others facing the same loss.

      And yes, you can use the pattern to make the bears. Finished items can be sold. I just ask the pattern not be sold or re-written onto another page or website. A link back to the original pattern is appreciated but not required.

      Here's my Frequently Asked Questions page for future reference.

      All the best to you on this journey of making memory bears.

      Sharon Ojala

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    2. Thank you so much! I'm sure that the parents that I'm planning on helping will love your bears as much as I do! I will post a picture of the bears as soon as I get one made! :-)

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  22. Thank you so much for taking the time to do the step-by-step video! i like that the video quality is great, and you make the bear alongside your audience. This is my first amigurumi, and you made it do-able! I had watched several other videos, read guides, etc. prior to stumbling onto your website/ video, and none of those were nearly as helpful. Thank you!!

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    1. You're welcome and thank you very much!

      I appreciate the positive feedback, it means a lot and helps me know what works for people just starting out in the craft.

      Happy Crocheting!!

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    2. I am a beginner at crocheting but I have done several scarves hats and throws. I am so glad I came across your site! Your patters are easy to follow and when I get in a pinch I watch the videos. I have made a couple of bears already for leukemia awareness and hope to find the time to make more for our local children's hospital. You have inspired me! Thank you for sharing the patterns!!

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  23. oh I forgot to ask you! Sometimes when I'm stitching row after row, i get confused about which direction to stitch in at the start of a new row. Do you have any tips on how to remember which way to go? I'm talking about after you move the marker...

    hope that makes sense! thanks!!

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    1. yes, you want to make sure you are working the right side of the piece and always moving the crochet hook towards the left.
      I show what is the right side in my latest video and I set it to open at the spot you need to see Working The Right Side

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    2. Unless you are left-handed!

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  24. i'm starting on the bigfoot bunny!

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  25. Thanks for the awesome pattern and video tutorial! The video is so helpful for someone just starting out with crotchet. :)

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  26. For the body Im struggling with step 7-14 because when i did i stitch count on the 2nd row it had 40 and not 36. Do the stitches increase as i go? or does it maintain at 36? Hope you see this comment and help me as soon as you can. Much love ^-^

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    1. no, they do not increase unless you are supposed to be increasing. You increase by putting 2 crochets into one stitch so you are most likely putting 2 single crochets into one stitch when you're not supposed to. Just keep a close eye on where your hook is going. Have you tried the video?

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    2. OMG thank you so much! I started looking at were my hook would go and you were,right! The video was a huge help as well! Thank you very much! ^-^

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  27. Thank you for making this video I have a broken leg I got to do some thing. I am in a wheelchair so I can not go out. I have made the teddy bear monkey tiger. Now I have some thing to do.

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  28. helloo.. i'm the one who asking about changed the acrylic yarn into cotton yarn. can you reply me in this post? bcs i'm using the wrong email address just now. thanks a lot :)

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    1. Hi there, sorry I don't know what the question is but I'll assume you're asking if can you use cotton instead of acrylic and the answer is yes you can... but if that's not the question just send it again :)

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  29. I absolutely love your crocheted stuffed animals... I was wandering if you could create a video on how to crochet a Mickey mouse... My nephew would die for anything mickey mouse... thanks for all you do!!!

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  30. Hi Sharon,
    Sorry I read your tutorial wrong
    For row 20 it should be 1sc for 4st then 2sc but i did it 1sc for 4st then 2tog...
    My bad
    Thx

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  31. Would the 95 yd skeins of the sugar and creme brand be enough for an entire bear?

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    1. I couldn't tell you. I don't measure out exactly how much I use. I can tell you for sure that the bear uses less than one regular skein of Red Heart yarn. One reg skein is 364 yards. This is a small bear, if you look at the video I hold the bear in my hand and that will give you a better indication of size

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  32. I love this!!! I recently started crocheting ans our videos ans instructions are so easy to follow! Thank you so much!

    I have a question. When i get to step 15 on the head. I keep getting 31 stitches instead of 30.. help!

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    1. that just means somewhere along the line you have put 2sc into one stitch when you weren't supposed too. So you probably ended row 14 and had 37st but easy fix. Row 14 just crochet the last 2 together and that will bring row 14 down to 36st.
      OR row 15 just crochet 2st together twice anywhere you want in that row.

      Hope that helps :)

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  33. Hi sharon ... I really love ur tutorial ... So detail and step by step clearly ... Great for newbie in crochet like me .... Do u hv any other tutorial like bags , hats or others ? Thank u so much ....

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    1. no I don't sorry. Just the odd outfit for the dolls and a small rosary pouch but that's about it.

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  34. im mirella and i realy would love if this patern came with bunny earsssssssss so im begging plsssssssssss

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  35. Sharon, you are awesome! I've been trying to make a crochet bear to my cousin's birth for months now, and I've tried to watch a loooot of videos, and none of them helped me. Untill yours! I'm brazilian and my english is not that good, so I couldn't understand what people said in their videos, but your voice is really calm, and you made the video in a rythm really close to mine, and I nailed it ever since the first time I tried. Thank you, so so much!

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    1. you're welcome and thank you very much! Your positive feedback is really appreciated and it means so much to me.

      I'm so thrilled you were able to follow the video and be happy of the outcome.

      Happy Crocheting!

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    2. I am really enjoying this. I made one bear from another tutorial and then found yours. You do a wonderful job! I learned many tricks! I also had a few problems ( my creation- not yours). I like using yarn for a stitch marker. I used cut up panty hose for stuffing. I made the the muzzle one row bigger and stuffed it (like the other pattern I had made. The result is that it looks like a rat!! Lol I also am only learning to embroider eyes and they were oblong squibty). I am working on it to make it more pleasant looking! I used a variegated yarn and like your camo bear, it needs extra detail. So far mine has a hat and thumbs. I want to share the pattern at my Sr Center and help some of the others. Can I share copies of your pattern- with credit? I am a 74 retired teacher- you give excellent directions and help. Hawaiigramma.

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  36. Hello I made three teddies and it was my first time I watch the video and followed the pattern here. Its was for my sister's triplet's birthday. And they enjoy playing with it and my other nephew as asked be to make him a lion. Just want to say thank you for sharing your patterns.

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  37. I just want to tell you that you inspired me so much! You really opened up the Amigurumi world to me, with your simple instructions. Before it was so confusing. Thank you thank you thank you !

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    1. what a thrill to hear Jennifer!
      I appreciate the time you took to leave a comment, it means a lot to me. I'm so glad you're finding the patterns easy to use, that's awesome!

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  38. Sharon....please ignore my prev post about different ears. Made yours and do like sooo much better. I did figure others out but thought looked more like mouse. Lol. Thanks, will post this latest bear on FB when I finish. Not ever posted any before ... Yours look so much better But just decided each are individual. TYSM

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    1. no worries! It's all a "learning as we go" experience with amigurumi. It's ok to change things up, mix and match patterns, add big ears or little ears. And sometimes one thing will work for someone while another thing will work for somebody else. Amigurumi is very adaptable that way, it's another reason I love it so much, lol

      I'm glad you liked the finished ami you did. Yes I agree, we are all different and each amigurumi we make is unique. I can't wait to see yours!

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  39. Me again LOL.... When I posted Teddy was looking over your site no surprise to how many ppl that love you but shocking to think of you having to read and respond WOW!!! your
    Amigurumis are really the best. I spotted a bird that you posted by someone else...ohhhh dear S you are the greatest teacher and our projects from you come out so wonderful. That bird looks sooo sweet and wanted to make but ohhhh my goodness spent hours trying to fig out pattern just didn't come out right. Did you ever try that bird?? I kept saying to myself ohhhhh how I wish Sharon would do similar. I am going to just scratch that project, can't see where anyone has made it. Her method of getting from 54 stitches down to ten is a real puzzle. Sooo I start another great Ami by Sharon, maybe solid bear altho love lion. Lord Bless this very special lady with a huge heart.

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    1. Hello again :)) It's always a pleasure so feel free to write anytime!
      It has been exciting to watch so many people come and enjoy the patterns and video but at the same time I have been having a harder and harder time getting to all the messages. I used to answer each and every single one on here, youtube and facebook but some days I can only add a thumbs up because there's just so many and that makes me a little sad. But I'll keep trying, lol!

      I think you are talking about the Parrot pattern? I haven't looked at the pattern itself but it was so beautiful! Wow, I love the colors on that as well. It's always a shame to see patterns get so complicated because they really don't need to be. I actually have a real hard time reading some patterns myself. I much prefer simple!

      Thank you again for the kind words, that really does mean a lot.

      Happy Crocheting!

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    2. Actually meant adorable blue bird by LisaAugh... It was much bigger than it looked and used the 2.5 .... Please consider a sweet bird pattern. If only I had more talent to remake her pattern simpler, cuz that bird is sooooo sweet. Hugs to you and kids.... No reply needed. <3

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  40. What happens if you loose your spot like the marker yarn falls out and you don't remember how many stitches you've gone from the starter

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    1. If you're on a row of just sc just make your best guess to where you started from. If you're on a row where you're doing 2tog then back up to the last 2tog and count your stitch from there. If you're increasing back up very slowly and watch your stitches as they come out, once you hit a st that has 2 in it then count your stitches and go from there. Hope that helps :)

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    2. Thank you so much, I'm trying to make the bear and my dog got ahold of the head part and I lost my spot but I fixed I'd

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  41. Hello, I made my first teddy bear, but I have question how to make it bigger size about twice , and still follow your instuction?

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  42. Thank you so much, this is "dummy safe" (we say that in Germany). Even that I could not crochet before, I have managed do produce really a nice bear! Now I am going for the bunny!

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  43. Thanks so much.. i have made one... thats really a cute pattern.
    This is my bear https://www.facebook.com/nit2x or https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152969274906444&set=a.10150242839511444.323985.603661443&type=1&theater

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  44. hi can you make clothes for the bears.

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  45. I loved this tutorial and I made a bear for my little cousin and she just loved it, but now she wants a bigger bear because her "baby bear needs a mommy bear". how can I double or triple the size?
    thank you for your time.

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  46. Hi i would like know how many (pcs) of bear can be made of yarn (estimated 283m). Thanks

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  47. This is the second Pattern of yours I have fallowed. And I Love your videos I have shared them with everyone. I did the Little Big Foot Elephant for my Mother who's fighting Pancreatic Cancer and Now have done two Bears. One standard size and one with the double I then fallowed that and used a Bigger hook and two strands and changed his Ears for Dog ears but it was the Bear other wise ,. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Thank you for making your videos so easy to fallow. Makes me feel like a pro. I would like to show you but dont know where to post

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    1. I'm terribly sorry to hear that your Mom is fighting cancer but I am honored you made her a gift using my pattern, that means so much to me and I'm sure your Mother treasures her elephant!

      I'm thrilled to know you are enjoying the patterns and videos, that is just awesome! You can post pictures right here on my facebook page Amigurumi Freely

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  48. Hi do you have a pattern for a jumper/sweater for the bear.. its for my new born nephew "Alfie" x I've only just learnt how to crochet and completed your bear, so proud

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    1. no I don't, sorry!

      I'm so glad you made a bear and enjoyed the pattern :)

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  49. Thank you.. I will be posting on your facebook soon :-)

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  50. i am about to run out of yarn and i still have the legs and the tail to go what could i do because the stores are all closed and your bear are sooo cute and the instructions are really easy to follow. i started crochet when i was 13 and its been 3 years and im so proud and happy that my first amigurumi was made because of your website.plz answer ASAP
    THANK YOU!!!!! =D

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  51. I have a ? Do u think the clothes u make for the rabbits would fit the bears if u make the legs in a standing up position

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    1. these bears are very small compared to the rabbits but I do have a bear tutorial that would fit the clothes though, it's my Valentine Teddy Bear pattern and the regular feet are in the pattern as well so you don't need to make hearts for feet click here for pattern

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  52. Hello Sharon, thanks a lot for your pattern. I get so easy way to make amigurumi, esp for this teddy bear pattern. If you don't mind, I wanna sell my teddy bear amigurumi in my home. Thank you...

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    1. yes you can sell finished products.

      Good luck in your sales :)

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  53. Hi Sharon! Thank you for sharing this! How cute :) Do you happen to have any patterns for a dachsund?

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  54. This is my first time crocheting do you think I can make it?

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  55. Where do you get the safety eyes from? Or what part of the craft store? Love the pattern, thanks so much!

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    1. I buy mine online and you can find the link to them here on my FAQ page, question #2 Frequently Asked Questions

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    2. Thank you so much for the quick response! Sorry I had missed your FAQ page. Thanks you again for such a wonderful pattern! I am going to make 2 bears for my girls for Christmas.

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    3. don't be sorry, there's a lot to take in on one page so it's easy to miss :)

      I hope you enjoy the pattern!

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  56. love it!!! thank you for sharing :)

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  57. Thank you so much for sharing! This bear is just too cute and I can't wait to make it for my friends daughter. :)
    I do have a question. Is there a way to make the bear not in a sitting position, say standing? Thank you!

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    1. yes I've seen it done many times. Don't close up the end of the legs, add a couple more rows and stuff then pin the open end to the bottom of the body and sew around. If you need to see how the sewing part is done just let me know and I'll send you a video link

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    2. Thank you for your reply. I just went with the flow and the bear turned out great. She loves it :)
      All thanks to you!

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    3. yay! That's awesome news!
      Thanks for taking the time to let me know :)

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  58. You nee to specify how much yarn is needed to make one of these teddy bears.

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    1. I gave the height of the bear in the introduction at the top of this page. I hold the bear up for all to see in the video tutorial introduction. It is small and will not need much. I buy jumbo rolls and do not measure out what I use since I design on inspiration. If I thought one of my patterns needed more than a regular sized package people would buy than I would say you need to buy 2 packages of yarn in the supplies list. You'll need less than a package of Red Heart Comfort yarn for sure, way less and that is what I listed.
      But if you want specifics, you won't need more than 1 package of Red Heart Super Saver yarn which is a smaller package than what I use. You can google those packages, just type in google "Red Heart Super Saver" and the yardage is listed on the package. Hope that is helpful.

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  59. Also the very first round says make a magic circle with 6 stitches. Well what kind of stitches??????? This pattern isnt written very well.

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    1. lol,
      You are wanting to be mean.. that's ok

      In row 1.. Magic loop or adjustable ring with 6st.. click the video links on one of those methods, I made a video just for you

      Scroll just a little ways above that and I've explained how to read rows, you'll probably need to read that before you begin. You can also try following along with the free video that I made just for you .. I show you how to do every step, how to stuff and shape and also how to sew it all together. I'm not sure how many free patterns out there provide all that and a video but this is one of them... all for you :)

      Hope that helps and happy crocheting!

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    2. wow! rude much?!?! you could nicely tell her what she could improve. do not like it, there are plenty of other patterns you could use if it's such a huge issue for you

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    3. I think she just is scrolling too fast and not reading through it. I provide all the information in the pattern but it's easy to miss if you scroll too fast, there's a lot to take in. She's probably talking out of frustration so it's ok, I answered and if she's still frustrated then it's an issue that needs some reflection.

      There's enough anger in the world as it is, I don't want to add to it. Hopefully my answers have solved the issues she found in the pattern.

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    4. Geez people I wasn't angry!!!! Just didn't understand and did not want to have to watch a video. Thanks. I am a very calm person lol.

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    5. I have got the whole body section done now!!! and Im still not angry!!!! lol

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    6. Oh and Im not wanting to be mean, I just want to make a bear!!! I am figuring it out now.

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    7. I'm so happy to hear that you are getting the bear made :)

      Your message sounded angry because of the number of question marks you added followed by the statement the pattern wasn't written well. When you come to someone's work who had spent many hours putting it together so you can have it for free and tell them it isn't written well is definitely not the best approach when asking a question.
      But my apologies for taking it the wrong way. It is hard to convey feelings electronically for sure and words can be taken the wrong way when written so bluntly.

      But I'm glad you are getting through the pattern and if there are any questions at all feel free to ask, I'm always here and willing to give a hand when I can.
      Thanks for following up and taking the time to write.

      All the best,
      Sharon Ojala

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  60. I finished my bear and Im still not mean or angry!!! Nice pattern. lol

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    1. awesome news, on all points, lol

      Glad you got the bear finished :)

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  61. Thanks for all the free patterns, I've made this guy by mashing together the bear, a variation of the Red-Riding-Hood-cape and a made from scratch deerstalker (I'm bad with explaining things, not sure if I can make a pattern that would make sense for others :()
    Anyways here's a pic
    https://goo.gl/photos/sSHW22wo6DrcBKTVA
    I shall call him Bearlock Holmes :D

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    1. oh my goodness, is he ever cute!!
      I love it

      You did a fantastic job and I love the name too :)

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  62. I made it and it was so simple with your instructions! I really like the result so thank you for your videos!

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  63. Thank you for the awesome pattern and video! I learned to crochet last week and I was able to follow the video (with a few pauses to check on things like how to do the magic circle). My bear isn't perfect, but at least it looks like a bear. Thank my 6 year old boy for choosing the eyes! Apparently the head and body are also great to use as a transformer laser, foghorn, and an indoor dodgeball. https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/12523138_10205346762780804_4537225989029632940_n.jpg?oh=5796959ae996a0873eba1992783d6bea&oe=570F26C0

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  64. mi spiace scrivere in italiano, ma conosco poche parole in inglese!
    Grazie infinite per le tue spiegazioni dettagliate.
    Ho scoperto i tuoi video grazie ad un'amica che ha iniziato a fare l'orsetto e poi il coniglietto, che ha pure vestito.
    Mi diverto molto, perchè ho tre nipotini che apprezzano i pupazzetti.
    Ho fatto un orsetto seguendo le spiegazioni di un altro video, poi invece ho lavorato:
    - due panda!
    - un orsetto
    - un coniglietto e...
    il leone che è troppo bello!
    Grazie infinite.
    Non appena mi sarà possibile ti posterò le foto.
    (che fatica però capire le spiegazioni senza conoscere l'inglese! e La traduzione fornita dal computer dà un italiano "maccheronico")
    Giovanna

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  65. Hi,
    I am 11 and this is my first amigurumi crochet project and i want to give these 2 all my friends. You make it look so easy lol. At school we have this spin-off of the show "sharktank" and you make something, and then you show it to the staff of my school. and if they like what you made you can sel it in a school store that we have. Am i allowed to sell these at the school store?

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    1. yes, you can sell finished items.

      Good luck in your sales :)

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  66. Hi, I just love your pattern! I was wondering if I could sell finished bears? I will of course give you proper credit. Thank you!

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    1. you can sell finished items and there's no obligation to credit me :)

      Have fun and good luck in your sales!

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  67. Hi i am making this bear and i love your patterns. Do you think if i added rabbit ears to this body it could be a good rabbit? I like this size.

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    1. for sure, I've seen it done and it's cute!

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  68. hi sharon, i am new in amigurumi and now i am trying to make my own first amigurumi bear. just on row 4 now. but doesnt look like yours, maybe because i use different yarn. it is so hard to find the chain but i still keep trying. let u know the result later. could you considering make a amigurumi like a little girl and then some clothes for her to wear. something like in the book "my crochet doll" by isabelle K. i would love to do that together with u and everyone else.

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  69. I love love your patterns. do the bunny clothes fit the bear and elephant by chance??

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    1. not at the size they are now but if you double the yarn probably. I believe I saw the elephant wearing the dress but the elephant was made bigger. I show how to make them bigger here Easy Way To Enlarge Amigurumi

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    2. how about the pig clothes? will they fit bear and elephant?

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    3. they might, I haven't tried them. The dress and overalls were designed specifically for the bunny, the bunny is 15 inches tall. The pig clothes specifically designed for the pig. I can't remember how tall the pig is, it's been a couple years since I made it. I think between 10 to 12 inches, it should say in the pattern, and they are fatter than the elephant and this bear. They might fit but they might be too loose.

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  70. Hi Shalon,I am Vani from India,made bear for the first time,came out good,,thanks a lot dear, tutorial is nice with all d minute details for new person ,thanks again,,

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  71. Привет Шарон ,я пишу Вам а вы не отвечаете,а можно схему вязаного мишки , я перевела ваше описание и что то плохо понимаю ваше описание???Наталья и Кыргыстана

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    1. I'm sorry. I do not understand what you say. The google translation is not good.

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  72. Hi Sharon!
    I'm making the bear and I have noticed that mine is a lot smaller. I used a different kind of yarn, it's quite thin comparison to your bear. I was just a little concerned about it, will it still end up looking the same when finished?

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  73. Thank you very much for sharing how to make these bears. I have crocheted for a long time, but never really tried making an amigurumi or bear before. I actually deviated away from the pattern to make a different size/animal, but the fact that you provided both a video and written pattern easily helped me figure out how to make a stuffed animal.

    I easily have memorized how to make a ball/circle shape and hope to maybe make more interesting shapes in the future to make more crafts. I love how your tutorial made it easy for me to figure out how to increase a circle/decrease a circle in size. This info is great for any project!

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  74. Thank you for these patterns Sharon I really enjoyed making the animals. I have made the bear, monkey, elephant, lion and giraffe. Loved them all!

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  75. Hi Sharon, i have recently just started to learn how to crochet, and you have helped me massively! I just want to thank you for your Youtube tutorials and how easy to follow they are! You have really helped me master the basic crochet techniques and i have just finished my first little bear which i'm so pleased with!

    I have one question if possible - are you able to increase the size of the bear? For example - could you just double the numbers of everything you do and that would still work?

    Thanks again!

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    1. Thank you very much for the kind words, I appreciate that. I'm so glad you have found the videos helpful, that means a lot to me :)
      And I show how to make it bigger right here Easy Way To Enlarge Amigurumi

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  76. Hi I am.making one of the bears and want to make a jumped to go on it do you have a pattern for one
    Thank you

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  77. This was an awesome tutorial. I finished in a few hours. It doesn't let me post a picture. Mine is a koala. It is awesime. Thanks again.

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  78. Hello.. Can you please help me with the yarn.? Do u use a cotton yarn o wool?

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  79. Hi i was just curious on how much stuffing to buy. 1kg or 500 gms please help

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    1. this is a very small bear, you can see me hold it up in the video tutorial. The smaller package will be more than enough

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    2. the yarn I used is in the supplies list at the top of this page, it is wool. I do not use cotton

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  80. Thank you so much!I really enjoy this pattern!keep doing amazing things!

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  81. Hello, I am with The Gift of Life a non profit organization that supports parents and premature babies. We use bears at Christmas time for comfort to parents when they are told their little one cannot go home at Christmas. We have some seniors that knit but we are in need of knitters or crochetters now and when I saw your video thought we could share on our facebook group for knitters so that the ones that prefer to crotchet maybe can try it out. If you know of anyone that can help us with this project? We give out right now about 150 bears because that is all the knit ones we get and sometimes we receive 100. We would love to have some folks join us to crotchet your bears? Could you spread the word? My website is www.thegiftoflife27.org Thank you

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  82. Thank you for sharing such awesome tutorial. Glad found your blog. I am happy to be able to crochet my own teddy bear. Keep posting for a new tutorial. I hope you can come out "Mr Bean Teddy" :)

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  83. Have you ever tried embroidery thread for the eyes on your projects? It looks great everywhere else you use it, so I wonder if it would work for eyes as well.

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  84. Pattern came out PERFECT - thank you

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  85. Is there a link on how to make a vest or shirt for the bear

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    1. Yes, scroll up to the top and you will find it in the introduction under "Hello Friends" in the 2nd paragraph.

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  86. Hi Sharon, I am an experienced crafter and have been crocheting since I was 8 years old. I have made everything from amigurumi to sweaters to just about anything else you can imagine. I've even written several patterns of my own. But I ALWAYS come back to your patterns. They are simple, easy, quick, beautiful, well written, and thoughtful. Not to mention, you share them at no charge. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and for bringing so much joy to me, and so many others. You are a blessing, and you are appreciated.

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  87. Hi!! I am Kelly. I am an entrepreneurship student here in Philippines and we are required to put up a business. I'm planning to put up a crochet business and I would like to include finished products made from your teddy bear pattern as one of our items if it's okay with you. I plan to join bazaars too. Of course we would credit you as the designer. May i just ask if you will allow us to produce large amount of finished products made from your pattern so that we can include it in our bazaar and our soon to open online shop? Well my sister and I definitely can't produce enough since we have limited time so if you will allow us, we will ask the community here in our country to help us produce using your pattern. We have five mothers there who are fond of crocheting and they are really great! In return for their skills, we pay them for every product they make. God bless!!! :)

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    1. Yes, you absolutely can. I'm honored you will be using this pattern. The best of luck to you and all who participate!

      Thanks for asking,
      Sharon Ojala

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  88. You do such an amazing job love it!!!! :) Anyway i would like to sell these bears but i don't think i can because of copy write :( would you be able to give me some advise on how to make my own pattern so it won't be copy write thanks so much !!! :)

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  89. you can sell finished products made from any of my patterns.

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  90. Hi, I've done this pattern with two different types of yarn (just what I had lying around, for practice), and the head came out WAY too long, like an ovale shape. Is it possible that with different types of yarn it should be less than 8 rows of 1sc there in the head? Thanks!

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    1. no, different yarns will just give you a different overall size but not change the shape.

      If you have the correct number of rows then it should be fine.

      Once you have the stuffing in the head will change shape. I show how to stuff and shape in the video.

      Hope that helps

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  91. Thank you so much for your fabulous detailed patterns and video to go with. I'm still learning to crochet, and you've made it fool-proof!

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    1. I totally agree I have only been crocheting for a week and this bear will be my second project.crocheting has never been more fun!!!!

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  92. Thanks sooo much this is amazing , i will finish my first teddy bear crochet project and will share it with you .

    I also want to ask you , how can i know the certain steps for each shape is there a rule ? i have some traditional characters which i want to make but how to determine each step for SC and st ?

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  93. I am so EXCITED! On Friday, I watched videos on how to Crochet (I'm a newbie, but I have knit before) and made some test pieces. As of this Monday morning; Head, Body, and almost both ears done! I love this pattern and he's coming out so cute too! Thank you!

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    1. yay! I'm so happy to hear that :)

      You made me smile BIG. Have fun with the rest and happy crocheting!

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  94. Thank you for this pattern, I started to teach myself how to crochet 3 weeks ago. I found your video on youtube and gave it a go. Your clear instructions (written and visual) helped me create this amazing bear with ease!! I am very happy with the result of my first project :D - Just a quick question with the safety eyes I noticed in your video you used fabric glue to attach them. Are you also able to use the washers they come with? Thank you.

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    1. thank you for the kind words, I appreciate it! I' so glad you found everything easy to follow and now are on your own crochet journey :)

      Yes, you can use the washers. I glue mine in after the doll is stuffed and closed. That's just personal preference.

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