Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Crochet Mini Bear

small crochet bears

Meet the Mini Bears,
Sitting at just 4.5 inches from bum to top of ears. The perfect size for little hands! I do believe they are the perfect size to be made into a mobile. Get creative and have fun!

Video Tutorial,
There are videos that go over each part of this bear. View the playlist of videos here

Wedding Gifts,
There are accessories (patterns here) to turn these little bears into a Bride and Groom. My hope is that they make their way to the top of a cake or become gift tags. I would be so honored if they became part of  such a special
day! I would love to see pictures if that ever happens. Please post them on my fb page, Amigurumi Freely




Copyright 2018 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved


Supplies:
worsted weight acrylic yarn
4mm to a 4.25mm hook
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors
polyester stuffing
9mm safety eye

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

How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence. 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.

*Make the muzzle first, you will sew this on after you finish row 10 of the head

Muzzle: using cream or off white
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing
Whip stitch a nose in place then set the muzzle aside until we're ready to sew it on.


Head and Body:
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 st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5-9) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
10) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
Now place the top of the muzzle just below row 5 and sew it in place. Sew on the inside edge, not the outside, for a cleaner look. Knot off, cut the yarn tail shorter and leave it inside the head.
Install the eyes on either side of the muzzle in between the 6th and 7th row.
11) 1sc then 2tog (12)
12) 1sc in each st for 1 row
13) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
14) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
stuff and shape head. Add more stuffing into the head over the next few rows as needed
15) 1sc in each st for 1 row
16) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
17-18) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
19) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
20) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
21) 1sc then 2tog (12)
stuff the majority of the body
22) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (9)
f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Weave in and out of the remaining stitches then stuff the body. Make sure to shape the body as you stuff. Once done, pull yarn tail tight to close up the body, knot off and hide yarn tail inside body.


Legs:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in 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 next 2st then 2tog (9)
7) 1sc in each st for 1 row
stuff the first 4 rows of the foot
8) 1sc through both sides across to close up the leg
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing

Arms:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (9)
4) 1sc in each st for 1 row
stuff to the top edge of arm
5) 1sc through both sides to close up the arm
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing

Ears:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in each st for 1 row
4) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (10)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff.

Tail:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2tog (8)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff.

Assembly:
If feeling unsure about the assembly please watch the video here showing you how to sew each piece onto the bear.

1) It's important to sew the legs on first. Make sure the stuffing is still in the first four rows, squish it around with your fingers and arrange the stuffing best you can. The legs are placed in a "V" shape as pictured. Whip stitch the edge to the body then tack down both sides so the legs stay in position. About 3 minutes into the assembly video I give you a tip on how to get it to sit up, if it falls over, before you get the tail sewn on.




2) Place the bear on the table top and slide the tail into position, hold in place then sew. 




3) Sew the arms on. Refer to pictures or assembly video.

4) Pin the ears in place, the top corner should be sewn in between the 2nd and 3rd row. 





You're Done.

I hope you enjoy your new mini 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 2018 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved
 You may sell finished products. If you'd like to share this pattern please link back to it. 


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