Thursday, August 10, 2017

The OG LBF Bear


Introduction & SIZE:

Meet the original Little Bigfoot Bear. He is about 7 inches tall.
Date of birth: May 4th 2012 found here. He was reborn August 10th 2017 with this revised pattern given below. The difference is now the bear's head and body are one piece. The rows and some parts were changed slightly. The limbs are now sewn on differently to make it easier for you.
Same tiny bear, better pattern.

Pattern Options:
I've given you patterns for a flat muzzle and a stuffed muzzle.
I've included instructions for a tummy patch, feel free to leave this part off.  You could stitch  initials onto the patch or embroider something fun or glue on felt pieces. I've got you started so you can play around with different ideas for your little
bear.
There is a larger version of this bear in the works

Please note the bear will not stand on its own, I use pins to stand my amigurumis up for photos.
Okay, now let's make the OG LBF Bear! Scroll down this page.



Copyright 2017 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved
Want to share this pattern? Do not copy. You can use one photo and provide a link back to the pattern.

Supplies:

Basic OG LBF body pattern found here
same hook you used to make the body with
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors

Eyes:
Feel free to play around with placements. The bears you see pictured have safety eyes in between the 7th and 8th row with 4 to 5 visible stitch holes between them.
Use anything you want for eyes: buttons, felt, paint, safety eyes, wrap yarn, or crochet them.  The eyes you see pictured are 7mm.
polyester stuffing

 
Abbreviations:
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
ch1 = chain one
sl st = slip stitch
2tog = crochet 2 stitches together
f/o = finish off


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.

Flat Unstuffed Muzzle using any color:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing
whip stitch in a nose before sewing to the face. For a small nose as pictured, wrap a few times around row 1, going through  the center hole of row 1 each time you wrap. Knot off the yarn tails in the back when you're done.




Attaching the muzzle:
The top of the muzzle is on or about row 7. Keep your stitches on the inside edge of the muzzle. Bring your yarn needle from the muzzle through the back of the head then back through the inside edge of the muzzle again. Don't pull stitches too tight or it will alter the shape.  Sewing on the inside will give you a clean edge around the patch.

Pictured below is the muzzle with all the sewing stitches on the inside edge, I did not sew around the outside. See how that gives a nice, clean edge? But if you were to reach under it and pull on the muzzle then it could be pulled off.
If giving this bear to a small child there are options to make it safer. You could hot glue the middle of the muzzle to the face then sew around the inside edge. Or add holding stitches to the top, bottom and both sides as I did to the tummy patch pictured in the tummy patch section below.



Stuffed Muzzle using any color:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in first st, 2sc in next 3st, 1sc in next 3st, 2sc in next 3st, 1sc in next 2st (18)

4) 1sc in each st for 1 row
5) 1sc then 2tog (12)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. 

The top of the muzzle is on or about row 8 and the bottom on or about row 11. 
  • Whip stitch on a nose before stuffing. The brown bear's nose was wrapped around 2 rows and the yellow bear's nose was wrapped around 3 rows. Go through the center hole of row 1 each time you wrap. Wrap as many times as needed to get the desired size. Knot yarn tails inside muzzle when done.
  • Stretch the muzzle out with your fingers before stuffing, stretch it out side to side then stuff. 
  • Pin in  place before sewing, use lots of pins. 
  • Take your time and be sure it stays centered as you sew.
  • Leave a little gap for stuffing more in if needed. Use a stuffing stick and push the stuffing to the sides of the muzzle so it maintains its shape. Then close up the gap, knot off and hide yarn tail inside the head.

Tummy Patch: This is an optional feature. UPDATE: I've posted a whole separate tutorial with ideas for the tummy patch. Click here to view.
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)

sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing.
When you sew this patch to the tummy, keep your stitches on the inside edge of the patch. Sewing on the inside will give you a clean edge around the patch.
If you are giving this to a small child then you will want to add extra holding stitches to the patch. Put those as pictured below. Top, bottom and on both sides so that the patch can not be pulled off.

Sew gently, don't pull any stitches too tight or you will alter the shape.

You could also hot glue the patch then sew around the inside edge. Do not put the hot glue close to the edge of the patch or it could ooze out of the sides and be visible.



Ears:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 5st (5)
2) 2sc in each st (10)
3) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (12)

4) 1sc in each st for 1 row
5) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (10)

sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Do not stuff ears

The ears are sewn high and close together. The top corner sewn in between  row 2nd and 3rd row and the bottom corner sewn in between the 5th and 6th row. 





Tail:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in each st for 1 row

sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing.
No need to stuff the tail. Sew to the lower, center of the body.




And you're done. Please post pictures on my facebook page, Amigurumi Freely, I'd love to see!

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Many Blessings to you!




Copyright 2017 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 

 You may sell finished products. Do not reprint this pattern. If you'd like to share this pattern please link back to it. 




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