Blue Bear pattern

To all marvelous grandmothers and great-grandmothers who have asked and waited patiently for this pattern to be written, I would like to thank.

This little one is really done as a softy toy. Little pocket on his belly makes him nice hiding treasure bear as well πŸ˜€

Wish you all great Blue Bear crocheting!

Blue Bear - 5

Blue Bear Pattern:

Abbreviations:

sc -single crochet

ch -chain

inc -2sc in one stitch

dec -decrease (I used invisible decrease on this one)

sl.st. – slip stitch

Materials used:

2 mm crochet hook

8ply cotton yarn in blue for the bear, white for the nose and pocket belly and starting ups on the legs and arms.

embroidery thread in black, embroidery needle for sewing up the parts and to embroider nose. eyes.

 

Head

(rounds. Ch1 at the beginning of work and sl.st finishing the row)

Ch11

R1 sc9, 3sc in one st, sc8, 2 sc in one st (22 sts)

R2 inc1, sc8, inc3, sc8, inc2 (28 sts)

R3 inc1, sc9, inc1, sc1, inc1, sc1, inc1, sc9, inc1, sc1, inc1, sc1 (34 sts)

R4 inc1, sc10, inc1, sc2, inc1, sc2, inc1, sc10, inc1, sc2, inc1, sc2 (40 sts)

R5 inc1, sc11, inc1, sc3, inc1, sc3, inc1, sc11, inc1, sc3, inc1, sc3 (46 sts)

R6 inc1, sc12, inc1, sc4, inc1, sc4, inc1, sc12, inc1, sc4, inc1, sc4 (52 sts)

R6 inc1, sc13, inc1, sc5, inc1, sc5, inc1, sc13, inc1, sc5, inc1, sc5 (58 sts)

R8 inc1, sc14, inc1, sc6, inc1, sc6, inc1, sc14, inc1, sc6, inc1, sc6 (64 sts)

R9-R18 sc64 sts

R19 dec1, sc14, dec1 sc6, dec1, sc6, dec1, sc14, dec1, sc6, dec1, sc6 (58 sts)

R20 sc58 sts

R21 dec1, sc13, dec1, sc5, dec1, sc5, dec1, sc13, dec1, sc5, dec1, sc5 (52 sts)

R22 sc52 sts

R23 dec1, sc12, dec1 sc4, dec1, sc4, dec1, sc12, dec1, sc4, dec1, sc4 (46 sts)

R24 dec1, sc11, dec1, sc3, dec1, sc3, dec1, sc11, dec1, sc3, dec1, sc3 (40 sts)

R25 dec1, sc10, dec1, sc2, dec1, sc2, dec1, sc10, dec1, sc2, dec1, sc2 (34 sts)

R26 dec1, sc9, dec1, sc1, dec1, sc1, dec1, sc9, dec1, sc1, dec1, sc1 (28 sts)

Stuff the head well.

Tie off, stuff the head nice and firm.

Body

(rounds. Ch1 at the beginning of work and sl.st finishing the row)

Ch11

R1 sc9, 3sc in one st, sc8, 2 sc in one st (22 sts)

R2 inc1, sc8, inc3, sc8, inc2 (28 sts)

R3 inc1, sc9, inc1, sc1, inc1, sc1, inc1, sc9, inc1, sc1, inc1, sc1 (34 sts)

R4 inc1, sc10, inc1, sc2, inc1, sc2, inc1, sc10, inc1, sc2, inc1, sc2 (40 sts)

R5 inc1, sc11, inc1, sc3, inc1, sc3, inc1, sc11, inc1, sc3, inc1, sc3 (46 sts)

R6 inc1, sc12, inc1, sc4, inc1, sc4, inc1, sc12, inc1, sc4, inc1, sc4 (52 sts)

R6 inc1, sc13, inc1, sc5, inc1, sc5, inc1, sc13, inc1, sc5, inc1, sc5 (58 sts)

R8 inc1, sc14, inc1, sc6, inc1, sc6, inc1, sc14, inc1, sc6, inc1, sc6 (64 sts)

R9-R18 sc64 sts

R19 dec1, sc14, dec1 sc6, dec1, sc6, dec1, sc14, dec1, sc6, dec1, sc6 (58 sts)

R20 sc58 sts

R21 dec1, sc13, dec1, sc5, dec1, sc5, dec1, sc13, dec1, sc5, dec1, sc5 (52 sts)

R22 sc52 sts

R23 dec1, sc12, dec1 sc4, dec1, sc4, dec1, sc12, dec1, sc4, dec1, sc4 (46 sts)

R24 sc46 sts

R25 dec1, sc11, dec1, sc3, dec1, sc3, dec1, sc11, dec1, sc3, dec1, sc3 (40 sts)

R26 sc40 sts

R27 dec1, sc10, dec1, sc2, dec1, sc2, dec1, sc10, dec1, sc2, dec1, sc2 (34 sts)

R28 sc34 sts

R29 dec1, sc9, dec1, sc1, dec1, sc1, dec1, sc9, dec1, sc1, dec1, sc1 (28 sts)

R30 sc28 sts

Stuff the body. Stuff it well, but try it to stay nice and soft.

Tie off, leave long end for sewing the body to the head. Stuff the body nice and firm.

 

Arms (x2)

(continuous rounds)

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3 *inc1, sc1* x6 (18 sts)

Change color

R4-R8Β  sc18 sts

R9 *dec1, sc1* x6 (12 sts)

R10-R27 sc12 sts

Stuff the arms softly. Try to push the stuffing only to the bottom of the arms. Leave the rest empty.

Tie off leaving long end for sewing the arms to the body.

 

Legs (x2)

(continuous rounds)

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3 *inc1, sc1* x6 (18 sts)

R4 *inc1, sc2* x6 (24 sts)

Change color

R5-R9 sc24 sts

R10 dec6, sc12 (18 sts)

R11-25 sc18 sts

Stuff the legs softly. Try to push the stuffingΒ  to the bottom of the leags only. Leave the rest empty.

Tie off and leave long end for sewing the legs to the body.

 

Ears (x2)

(continuous rounds)

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3 *inc1, sc1* x6 (18 sts)

R4-R6 sc18 sts

R7 *dec1, sc1* x6 (12 sts)

R8 sc12

Tie off leaving long end for sewing the ears to the head later.

 

Nose

(continuous rounds)

Ch6

R1 sc4, 3sc in one st, work around the chain, sc3, in1 (12 sts)

R2 inc1, sc3, inc3, sc3, inc2 (18 sts)

R3 inc1, sc4, inc1, sc1, inc1, sc1, inc1, sc4, inc1, sc1, inc1, sc1 (24sts)

R4-R5 sc24 sts

Tie off, leaving long end for sewing later.

 

Tail

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 *inc1, sc1* x3 (9 sts)

R3-R4 sc9 sts

Tie off leaving long end for sewing the tail later.

 

Pocket Belly

We are working in rows here. Finishing each row, ch1, turn the work and continue as indicated in the patter.

R1 sc4 in magic ring

R2 inc4 (8sts)

R3 *inc1, sc1* x4 (12 sts)

R4 *inc1, sc2* x4 (16 sts)

R5 *inc1, sc3* x4 (20 sts)

R6 *inc1, sc4* x4 (24 sts)

R7 *inc1, sc5* x4 (28 sts)

R8 *inc1, sc6* x4 (32 sts)

R9-R10 sc32 sts

When done, chain one and sc through the edge. Make 2sc in the magic ring, continue with 1sc till the end.

Tie off and leave long end for sewing the pocket on the body later.

Blue Bear - 3

Assembling the parts:

Sew the head and the body. You should have nice joint of 28 stitches all around. Add some stuffing as you go if needed.

Sew on the arms. Flatten them and sew them through both side stitches to the body. Try to leave 11-12 stitches between looking at front side.

Before sewing, place them nice, pin them well and sew.

Sewing the legs. Sew them between rows 6-7 (looking from the bottom).

Flatten the leas, place them close one to another, pin them and sew them nicely through he stitches between row 6 and 7.

Now sew the ears. Place them on the sides of the head. Looking from the top of the head, place them on sides starting row4 until row 10. Pin them and sew them nicely.

Sew on the tail. Place it right after row 6, in the middle of back side of the body. Sew it nicely.

Nose

You can design the tip of the nose now, or you can do it later. It depends how you like it and feel comfortable with it. Important is that you embroider the tip of the nose on the upper side of the nose construction.

Embroider mouth on the bottom part of nose construction, using black embroidery thread.

Stuff the nose (construction) a little,Β  place it on the bottom half of the head, pin it and sew it nicely.

Sew the eyes to the very top edge of the nose construction, leaving 7 stitches between them. It is optional to make the eyebrows or eyelashes (if you will be making a girl bear)..

At the end, place and pin the pocket belly. Sew it nicely, hide the ends.

Your Blue Bear is done and ready to play with.

Hope you enjoyed making it and kids will have fun playing!Blue Bear - 1Blue Bear - 6

Copyrigh on written pattern reserved

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39 thoughts on “Blue Bear pattern

    • Hello Cheryl,
      Thank you. If not much to ask, send me photo when bear is done. Looking forward seeing it. Best of luck and lots of fun making this little one πŸ™‚

    • Thank you dear,
      Nice to hear from you and so happy you like him. One grandmother told me how her granddaughter wants this bear just because of the pocket. Said it will be tooth fairy pocket bear! πŸ™‚ Cute!

  1. Logged in after two weeks and headed straight for your blog. And boy ain’t I glad I decided to do that! He’s fabulous, Vanja! And I love, love, love that tiny pouch of his πŸ™‚ Amazing work as always; thank you for sharing them with us πŸ˜€

  2. Hi πŸ™‚ Can you please help me with the slip stitch chain one part? I made the head and it ended up twisted 😦 When you slip stitch, do you do it into the first stitch of the next round. Then chain one. Then do the first stitch of the round into the same stitch as the slip stitch? Or do you slip stitch into the first stitch of the next round, chain one, then do the first stitch into the next stitch? So that you’re kind of skipping a stitch? If that makes sense :/ I’m used to working in continuous rounds so am hopeless when it comes to slip stitch chain one πŸ˜›

    • Hi Delwyn,
      What I do with slip stitch and chain is following;
      I slip stitch to the chain of previous row. Make it a little bit loose so you can see it and stitch it easier.
      To be honest, I dislike this method. No particular reason, just like the continuous round better when making dolls. I did, however, tried both versions when making this bear, and and one with slip stitch/chain gave me better results. But again that is to ones preferences. If you like to make it easier to work, think you can go with continuous rounds following the row counts.
      Let me know how it goes or if you’ll need any further assistance.

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  4. Hi! looks amazing! How much time do you need to make m? And how big will he be? I need to make several so i’d like to see it this is possible πŸ™‚
    But he’s already winking at me in such a nice way… πŸ™‚

      • thanks, i’m starting to put it all toghether and it looks really nice πŸ™‚ thx for sharing your pattern!

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  6. hello ther
    i am miranda from the netherlands
    my question is, should i make a slip stitch after every round in de first single crochet or in the first chain stitch
    please answer soon

    greetings miranda from the netherlands

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  8. This is a super pattern but! I seem to have a hole in the top of the head where the starting chain was is this correct and just needs sewing up?

    • There should be no hole on top of the head Helen.
      The head starts with chain, but this chain is worked into oval and when stitched right it should look completely closed. Try to look at it again and if you will still have problems understanding how it’s done let me know and I will try to give you more detailed explanation on how to make it.

  9. This bear is so cute! I’m confused though… I don’t understand how I can do the 22 stitches in round 1 if I only chain 11 in the beginning. Am I missing something? I am relatively new to crocheting.

    • you have to work around the chain Sarah.
      As you start work in back loops of the chain stitches. At the end of the chain you will have increase; that will kind of roll your work to the other side of chain and make it easier to continue stitching through free loops on each chain on the opposite side. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need more help

  10. Thank you very much for this wonderful pattern! I have stumbled on your blog by mistake and it was like finding a gold mine. I am fairly new at amigurumi, this was my 3rd one, but with the help of the well written instructions and good tips I made a very nice teddy bear :).

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