Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bear Made With Crochet Thread

pink crochet thread bear
This little dollhouse teddy bear was made when I was just learning how to make tiny amigurumis. I think he turned out very cute and he has been made by many who love him. I've seen quite a few out there made with all different colors, I chose pink to make it easier for those to see the stitches in the video tutorial...

Copyright 2012 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 
Finished products can be sold 
This pattern is not to be sold. Furthermore this pattern and all the  images contained inside this pattern are not authorized to be sold as a cross stitch pattern or shared in full on any cross stitch site

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
2tog = 2 stitches together
ch1 = chain one 

Special notes: This is my 3rd miniature bear I've ever made so I'm no expert for sure. But I wanted to give it a try so I can fill my dollhouses with miniature crochet characters! This pattern will give you a basic bear and the video tutorial to go with the written pattern. I used crochet thread #10  and a 1.25 mm hook and worked in continuous rounds. Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below.

Click here for Video tutorial


1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st (24)
5-6) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
7) 1sc in next 2st, then 2tog (18)
8) 1sc in next 2st, then 2tog (1sc in last 2st) (14)

9) 1sc in next 2st, then 2tog (1sc in last 2st) (11)

10) 2tog then 1sc in next st (7)

Stop here and stuff the body. The head and body are one piece so this is where we start the head part

11) 2sc in each st (14)
12) 2sc in each st (28)

13) 1sc in next 4st, then 2tog (1sc in last 4st) (24)
14) 1sc in next 2st, then 2tog (18)
15) 1sc  then 2tog
(1sc in last 2st) (14)

stop and stuff the head

16+) 2tog until you you can't work the st anymore, from there close the hole with a needle then hide the remaining thread down in the body

ARMS make 2:

1) magic circle with 6 st (6)
2-6) Isc in each st for 5 rows (6)
7) 2sc in each st (12)
8) 1sc in each st 
*no need to stuff arms
9) 2tog for one row. Close up any opening left with needle, shape hand a bit, cut free leaving long tail for sewing. Pull remainder thread up and out the other end of arm, use that to sew arm to body.

LEGS make 2:
1) magic circle with 6 st (6)
2-7) Isc in each st for 6 rows
8) 2sc in each st (12)
9) 1sc in each st 
10) 2tog for one row. Stuff leg
11) 2tog twice then stuff remainder of foot. Close up any opening left with needle, shape foot as much as you can. Cut free and leave long tail for sewing. Pull thread up through leg and out the other end while pulling the bottom of the foot flat.

EARS make 2:

1) magic circle with 7 st (7) (I say 7 because it is easier to do the next round if you start here with 7st)
2) ch1 turn, 2sc in next 6st (12)

finish off and sew to head

I stitched the nose in with black crochet thread. The eyes are tiny beads that I sewed on with clear thread. 

So there you have it! I plan to make more miniature bears. I do hope to get better with time and practice so stay tuned for upcoming tiny crochet critters!

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


  1. Sharon, your tiny bear is so sweet. What an interesting concept to fill your doll house with characters you crocheted! Thanks.

    1. Thank you Ming! I'm glad you like the bear and I appreciate your kind message :)

      Sharon XO

  2. Es muy hermoso y tu eres muy generosa por compartir las instrucciones.
    Un abrazo

    1. muchas gracias! Fuerte abrazo para ti!!

      Sharon :)

  3. I love your little bears:) I am following your video and attempting to make one:) Thank you for the video as it makes so much easier to follow and learn:)

    1. Thank you so much for the message! I am so glad to hear the video will be helpful :)

      All the best to you and please feel free to drop a line if there's anything I can help with along the way that the video may not cover.


  4. Thanks so much! Love the bear, i made one and it turned out perfect thanks to your wonderful pattern!

    1. Thank you so much for the message! I'm so glad to hear you made the bear and it turned out great... that's like music to my ears :)

      Happy Crocheting!!!

      Sharon XO

  5. Elizabeth Harding-RitsonSeptember 16, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Ms Ojala, this is the first time i've made anything using crochet other than a blanket and the first time i've successfully used a pattern. Your video's made it easy to follow, thank you very much! I just made a blue and white bear and he's adorable. Since he's my first and I'm sentimental I called him Eddie. Thanks!!!

    1. Awwww, I'm so happy to read your message! I'm glad the video helped too, it's always great to get feedback on the videos, keeps me motivated to make more :)

      I am pleased you called him Eddie, that is my little brother's name! lol, couldn't be more perfect <3

      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, it was a delight to hear from you.

      Happy Crocheting!!

      Sharon Ojala XO

  6. very very cute thank you for postingx

    1. you're welcome! Thank you for taking the time to comment :)

      Happy Crocheting!!

  7. hi! i just wanna ask if it's okay to use a .95 mm hook? what is the effect if i use that kind of hook? thanks!

    1. oh, I think so! If you can comfortable use it with your thread then the only difference would be a slightly smaller bear. The best thing to do is try a round or 2 and see how it feels. Hope that helps!

    2. oh thanks!! i will post a picture of my bear on your facebook page as soon as i finish it.. (well i hope that it will look like a bear) :) thanks again!! :)

  8. Thanks for sharing your adorable teddy with the rest of the world. I am definitely going to crochet the teddy for my daughters and their friends.


    1. You are so welcome! I'm glad you like the bear and you will be making some. Thank you for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it :)

      Happy Crocheting!!

  9. I'm going to save this in my Crafty Things blog, so I don't lose the pattern.

  10. Sharon, thanks soooo much for sharing your little teddy pattern! I plan to make some in pastels for my nieces for christmas. Maybe make a fewas keychains for my sister in laws. I might even hang one on my christmas tree! So sweet of you to share. Hugs, Leanne

  11. Thank you very much for sharing your tiny bear pattern. It is so sweet !