Sunday, February 1, 2015

Valentine Teddy Bear With Heart Shaped Feet

My Valentine Teddy bears! 

One day a while ago I was playing around with one of my own heart patterns and the thought came to me to try out making feet with them. It took me a bit to wrap my mind around that because I didn't think it would really work even though I really wanted it too! But amazingly it worked out and so simply too! The hearts kept their shape even without much effort but I did add an optional way to shape the feet if you have any troubles with them. Just read through the legs section before starting.

UPDATE!
I added a pattern for regular shaped feet right here
And here are the clothing pattern links for the bear and the bunny:
Overalls (boy clothes)

Carrot Purse
Basket of Carrots
Spring Time Dress
Carrot Dress 
The video tutorials are all in one playlist  here
A full video tutorial for the bear itself is right here

I hope you enjoy your bear! Bear is apr 7 to 8 inches tall in a sitting position. You can now scroll down this page for the bear pattern and look for the green print
friendly button at the bottom of the page.


Copyright 2014 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved

Read me  ~>  Work in continuous rounds, do not join.
Read me ~> 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.
Read me ~>  Add in a marker at the end of row 2 and move that marker at the end of every row. I just use a short length of yarn and pull it through the last stitch I put in at the end of every row.

Supplies:
2 different colors of Red Heart
worsted weight acrylic yarn (one skein of each will do)
4.5 mm hook *use a smaller hook if you  see gaps in your stitches
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors
100% polyester stuffing

you can use buttons, a french knot or paint eyes on. I used safety eyes that I glued in place. I used 10mm  for the bears pictured.
optional* plastic mesh sheet for the heart feet

Abbreviations:

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

2tog = crochet 2 stitches together
hdc = half double crochet

BLO = back loop only
f/o = finish off
The head and body are worked in one piece. If you plan to use safety eyes they are placed in between the 12th and 13th row with 7 visible stitches between them. The top of the muzzle is placed on the 12th row. Whip stitch a nose in place before sewing the muzzle to the head. I sew the muzzle on after the doll is stuffed and closed up but some prefer to sew it on before. It's just a matter of preference.

Bear is apr 7 to 8 inches tall in a sitting position
Click here for full video on how to make all the parts which follows along in order of the written pattern below. Click here for the video that shows how to sew it all together

 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) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (42)
8) 1sc in next 13st then 2sc in next st (45)
9-16) 1sc in each st for 8 rows
17) 1sc in next 13st then 2tog (42)
18) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog (36)
19) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
20) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
21) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
22) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (15)
23) 2sc in each st (30) *stuff and shape head
24-28) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
29) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
30) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (42)
31-35) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
36) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog (36)
37) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
38) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
39) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18) *
stuff and shape body. Be sure to fill any stuffing gaps in the neck
40) 1sc then 2tog (12) *stuff over the next 2 rows as needed
41) 1sc then 2tog (8)
f/o leaving a tail for closing up the gap. Weave in and out of the remaining stitches and pull tight to close. Knot off and hide yarn tails in the body.

Muzzle: using same color as body
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (15)
4) 1sc in each st for 1 row

f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Whip stitch a nose onto the muzzle before sewing to the head


Ears: using red *if you'd like bunny ears instead click here for that pattern
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4-5) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (15)
7) 1sc in each st for 1 row

f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff the ears. Fold flat


Arms: using same color as body
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (15)
4) 1sc in each st for 1 row
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (12)
6) 1sc in each st for 1 row
7) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (10)
8-16) 1sc in each st for 9 rows 
 

f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff hand and arm. You can also add in 2 pipe cleaners that are folded over and twisted to add a bit of poseability to the arms


Stuffing and shaping the heart shaped feet:The legs can be done 2 ways. One is just stuff and shape the heart and the other is add in a heart shaped plastic mesh sheet, one that fits exactly inside the heart then stuff. The red heart feet are just stuffed with no plastic inside. The purple hearts I added in the plastic sheet then after the leg was closed up I shaped the heart further with a strand of purple yarn. I entered in where the #1 arrow is pointing, came up and out on #2, back in on #3 and then out through #4. Knot off the yarn tails, cut up shorter then push them inside to hide them. This made the top of the heart more pronounced.

Click on photo to enlarge it
Video for the legs is here    **If you'd prefer regular feet I do have a pattern right here
Legs: start with red *make sure to add in a marker and move that marker at the end of every row.

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in next 3st, 3sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sl st next 2st, 2sc in next st, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 3st (18)
4) 1sc, (1hdc in next st then put a sc in the top of the hdc and a sc in the bottom of the hdc) 1sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st, 2hdc next 2st, 1sc in next st, sl st next 2st, 1sc in next st, 2hdc in next 2st, 2sc in next st and 1sc in next 3st (26 )
5) 1sc in next 2st, now in the BLO 1sc in next 24st (26)
6) 1sc in next back loop , switch colors in next back loop, using both loops again 1sc in next 24st (26)
7) 1sc in next 11st then 2tog (24)
8) 1sc in 4st then 2tog (20)
9) 1sc in each st for 1 row
10) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (16)
11) 1sc in next 6st then 2tog (14) *stuff and shape foot
12-19) 1sc in each st for 8 rows *stuff leg up to row 17
fold flat and sc through both sides of the leg in the next st, ch1 turn then sc across to close up the leg, ch1 turn and sc across. f/o leaving a tail for sewing

Tail:
using same color as body
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st 12)
3) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (15)
4) 1sc in each st for 1 row
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (12)
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing.


Heart Pillow: make 2
*make sure to add in a marker and move that marker at the end of every row.

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in next 3st, 3sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sl st next 2st, 2sc in next st, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 3st (18)
4) 1sc, (1hdc in next st then put a sc in the top of the hdc and a sc in the bottom of the hdc) 1sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st, 2hdc next 2st, 1sc in next st, sl st next 2st, 1sc in next st, 2hdc in next 2st, 2sc in next st and 1sc in next 3st (26 )
5) 1sc in next 2st then sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Place the hearts wrong side together and whip stitch the back loops together. Stuff the heart before completely sewing closed. Once stuffed finish whip stitching, knot off and hide yarn tail inside heart.


 Assembly: Written steps below. Video showing the steps here


1) Sew the legs flat to the underside of the body so that the bear sits with the hearts upright.
2) The arms are sewn under the head, I sewed mine one ring down from the top of the neck. Add a stitch or 2 from under the arm to the body to tack the arm down if they are flaring out too far.

3) Whip stitch a nose in place before sewing the muzzle to the head.
Stuff the muzzle and use lots of pins to hold it in place before sewing.
The top of the muzzle is placed on the 12th row.
4) Sit the bear down and see where the tail will look best then pin it on, ues lots of pins then sew it in place.
5) Pin the ears on top of the head and play around with placement before sewing them in place.

Click on photos to enlarge them


And you're done! I hope you enjoyed the pattern. Post pictures on my facebook page if you'd like to show off your finished bear :)


  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.



Copyright 2015 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved

My hope is that you have enjoyed this pattern. You may sell finished products. Do not reprint this pattern. If you'd like to share this pattern please link back to it.  

 

44 comments:

  1. Wonderful, I like all your patterns. You're one of my favorite designers.
    You're so generous giving your patterns for everyone. Thank You!

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  2. HOLA MUCHAS GRACIAS POR LOS PATRONES Y COMPARTIR ESTAN HERMOSOS POR EJEMPLO ESTE OSITO ME ENCANTA GACIAS
    GRACIAS PÓR

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  3. This is an adorable pattern, I can't wait to try it.
    I would love to have your confidence to publish creations.
    Never stop designing

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  4. These are adorable! I love all your patterns! Thank you so much for sharing and allowing us to enjoy your work on many levels!

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  5. Such a wonderful pattern, that as soon as I saw it on Facebook I started to crochet it immediately!
    I just discovered your patterns on Ravelry and your blog recently and I love it.
    Your videos are so helpful and clear, I learnt a lot from them:) Thank You Sharon!
    I

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  6. Can't wait to try this pattern its gorgeous thank you for sharing :-)

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  7. Love love love the bear...I can see a bunny looking like this also!!!Thank You for the pattern, very generous of you...

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  8. What size hook would you recommend as a substitute for 4.5? For some reason all I can find is 4.25 and 5.0 mm. I'm in the US. Not sure if that has anything to do with it, or if the problem is with my local shops.

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    1. To get the size of teddy I made then a 4.5 is recommended with the yarn weight I gave in the supplies list. But a 4.25 would work as well as a 4 or even a 3.75. The smaller the hook the smaller the bear. You can use a larger hook as well but if you crochet on the loose side you might see gaps in your stitches. Thanks for asking :)

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    2. I used a 4mm on a yarn requesting 5mm, worked great, still a decent size bear, I don't crochet lose, but wanted to make sure the stitches were extra tight. I'm a stickler like that.

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  9. Hi can you please make a penguin pattern I have been searching all over the Internet for a penguin

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  10. is there any way to make the feet for the bunny in this video with out the hearts in them ?

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  11. Really cute bears. Thanks for pattern. :)

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  12. What size eyes do you use for your bears?

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  13. Hi sharon.how i make double height teddy?

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    1. I show how to enlarge amigurumi here. It won't make it double the height but it will make it quite a bit bigger Easy Way To Enlarge Amigurumi

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    2. hi Sharon..simply super ur work...I love all ur projets...I wanyt make big teddy bear ..can u tell me how to make big one...

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  14. I don't know why, but Google is giving me a heck of a time trying to post this! I love your creations! I'm planning to make a teddy bear using your pattern for my niece. I was wondering if the Dress Me Bunny clothes would fit this bear (but with the round feet) or if I would be better off following the Dress Me Bunny pattern and just using the bear ears instead? Thanks so much!!!

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    1. actually the bunny is this bear. I was first asked for the regular feet then someone asked for bunny ears so I decided to make it all one pattern. So the bunny is really this bear with different ears and feet :)
      You have to use the same weight yarn and hook size for the dress and overalls that you used to make your bear with and they will fit.

      Thanks for the kind words. Have fun!

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  15. Hello. There is no "Printer Friendly" button on yhe web page. So how can I get the pattern. Also the alternative pattern for the feet

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    1. there is a green print friendly button at the bottom of the pattern. The alternate feet are linked at the top of the legs section

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  16. hi your green print button friend don,t work tfs patterns

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    1. Hi Elaine,

      There must been a glitch for you when you tried. I just tried it and it worked fine for me.

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  17. You're so talented! Thank you so much for these instructions Sharon! :)

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  18. With the foot, it says BLO....am I correct to assume that stands for back loop?

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  19. i love your patterns thank you for taking the time to do videos too! being a long timer at crocheting the magic circle is magic lol

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  20. Hello Sharon !! Can I ask your permission to publish using your name and your website the bear with heart and big rabbits ? I would translate them into Italian and share your diagrams , of course , saying that they are yours . I simply want to translate and publish them , can I ? thank you so much , you're very good

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    1. for sure, please also provide a link back to the original. Let me know when you are done and I will share your link on my facebook page :)

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  21. thank you so much , I leave the video link I realized translating them into Italian . Under my video I wrote that is yours and I also added your website :-)

    https://youtu.be/UHVU9nhCN_A

    https://youtu.be/HObnz4s3lYQ

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    1. Hello again. I seen the video(s) If you are planning to translate anymore of my patterns please speak in your introduction where the pattern came from and that you are translating with my permission. I am getting messages already from people that you are taking my patterns and translating them. I had to tell them that I gave your permission to do that. In the future if you say it (say my name and my website) people will know that you are being honest. I looked under your video and I see my website but there is no link to the original pattern like I asked. If English people see your video and look in the description box it will be nice to click a link that brings them to the pattern. Always make sure others know where credit is due then there is never a problem. I think you will get more and more comments about it if you don't say anything about the pattern designer(s) in your introductions.

      Thank you,
      Sharon Ojala

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  22. Hello Sharon, then enter the link of your video in addition to your web site description

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  23. Hi Sharon,
    I love your pattern. Thank you so much. I got one question in the leg. There are 18st in the 3rd row. When I finish the 4th row, I used 17st and became 25st. It is differernt with your description used 18 st and became 26 st. Please correct me if I am wrong.

    Eugenia

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    1. If you had 17st when you finished that row then you skipped a stitch somewhere. If you need help with those few rows maybe watch the video, it should help you get through. The link is just above the leg pattern.
      And also watch carefully where your hook is going, this part of the foot is tricky and you can end up with a different stitch count than the pattern.
      I hope the video will be helpful :)

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  24. Sharon, I got it. I misunderstood your wording above. Thanks much

    Eugenia

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  25. I just finished the bunny version of this and absolutely love it! I would post a pic on your Facebook but it won't let me :(.

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    1. did you try Amigurumi Freely on facebook? That is open to the public and you should be able to post there for sure

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  26. Sharon, do you have a video tutorial for the heart pillow? Thank you

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    1. the written pattern includes instructions for the pillow. The pillow's first 4 rows are the exact same as the feet if you need help by way of video. If you need more help I have a separate pattern for hearts on my blog that also have their own video showing how to sew the hearts together like I did to make the pillow here

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  27. Really cute bears. Thanks for pattern. :)

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