Blue Bear friends you can make

My dear friends. Last week I shared Blue Bear pattern. Bears are classics and are suitable for big and small, young and old…

This week wanted to show you what you can make out of one pattern you like or find easy; will show you on Blue Bear pattern example, but in same manner you can play and make different animals from any pattern you like or find easy to make.

I have made just few examples, but possibilities are endless. Will show you how to make a cat, dog, bunny and koala.

Head, body, arms and legs are done all the same as in Blue Bear pattern. Ears and noses are changed in order to make different animal expressions.

For each animal will give you instructions on how to make. If you will wish to make some other animal that is not listed here and you don’t know how to do it, let me know and will try to help you out.

Let us start with the kitten!

Bear pets - 4Bear pets - 3

As mentioned, from the Blue Bear pattern, I have added new ears and have made different nose base.


Ears (make2)

R1 sc4 in magic ring

R2 inc1, sc1, inc1, sc1 (6sts)

R3 *inc1, sc1* x3 (9 sts)

R4 *inc1, sc2* x3 (12 sts)

R5 *inc1, sc3* x3 (15 sts)

R6 *inc1, sc4* x3 (18 sts)

R7 *inc1, sc5* x3 (21 sts)

R8-R9 sc21 sts

R10 *dec1, sc5* x3 (18sts)

tie off and leave long end for sewing the ears later


Nose base

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3 sc12 sts

tie off. Make another circle the same way. Connect both circles with one stitch and with black yarn sew the nose and mouth on.

Next one is little koala

Bear pets - 1Bear pets - 2

Koala ears (make2)

R1 sc6 in magic ring

R2 inc6 (12 sts)

R3 *inc1, sc1* x6 (18 sts)

R4 *inc1, sc2* x6 (24 sts)

R5 *inc1, sc3* x6 (30 sts)

R6-R7 sc30 sts

R8 *dec1, sc3* x6 (24 sts)

R9 *dec1, sc2* x6 (18 sts)

Tie off and leave long end for sewing the ears later


I have made the nose base, but Β it is not necessary at all. You can sew the big black nose right on the head. If you want to make the nose same way I did, make a nose base this way:


R1 sc4, 3sc in on st, sc3, 2sc in one st (12 sts)

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

tie off leaving long end for sewing the nose later.


Bear pets - 5Bear pets - 6

For making bunny, again, we will change the ears. Nose I have used same as made for the kitten.

Bunny ears (make2)

R1 sc 6 in magic ring

R2 sc6 sts

R3 inc6 (12 sts)

R4 sc12 sts

R5 *inc1, sc1* x6 (18sts)

R6 sc18 sts

R7 *inc1, sc2* x6 (24 sts)

R8-R12 Β sc24 sts

R13 *dec1, sc2* x6 (18 sts)

R14-R16 sc18 sts

R17 *dec1, sc1* x6 (12 sts)

R18-R23 sc12 sts

Tie off and leave long end for sewing the ears later.


And the last one is little puppy

Bear pets - 7Bear pets - 8

Little puppy is made out of bunny ears and kitty nose. You can use kitten ears as well. You can sew hem on the sides pointing down, or more up on top of the head (pointing up). It is really the way you like more.

Like I mentioned earlier, possibilities are really endless. You can make a mouse, elephant, monkey, fox…

I hope you have enjoyed this post. Also hope I gave you something to think about when starting on next project. You should remember one thing, there is anything you can’t do! Β πŸ˜‰

Fingers crossed that by next week my new doll will be done.

Wish you all great end of the week and happy relaxing weekend!


27 thoughts on “Blue Bear friends you can make

  1. Your creations are amazing. Normally I am not into knitted or crochet toys but yours got me hooked!!! Have to make some of them for the grandkids for Christmas. Keep up the good work! :))

  2. Hi Vanja, What a generous post πŸ™‚ Thank you. I will share with my FB page – I rec’d my scentsy pak so I will be trying it in the one pattern and I will let you know how it turns out πŸ™‚ Thx again! Rhondda

    • Thanks Rhondda πŸ˜€
      Looking forward hearing how it goes with scetsy pak. I still haven’t tried to blush the doll’s cheeks with textile paint, but think will do it on doll I am working at. Will let you know how that goes πŸ˜‰

  3. I can wait to make a few of these for my kiddos, they are so cute!! Thank you so much for generously sharing Blue Bear and Friend’s and your picture instruction’s are great! ~Sherry~

  4. You have such fabulous work soooo darling and such a generous Lady for sharing. Thank you so very very much!

  5. Hey there! It’s now April 20, 2014, so I’m not sure if you’ll see this comment, but I guess it’s worth a try…
    I want to make a hippo, however I’m not exactly sure how to do the nose area. As you can imagine, it needs to be large, and protrude a bit in order to get the right look.
    I have looked online at some other patterns, however the problem I run into is that it looks as if a sphere is attached to the face. I don’t really like this look.
    Any tips? Thank you!

    • Hi Emily,
      To make a hippo looking toy yes, the most common way is to attach this wide oval or sphere looking shape to front of the head to form nose.
      The other way I can think of is to start from nose, then at certain point (after desired size is reached), you start making rows over the top oval or sphere side (to create the forehead and form desired size for the head). After few rows, you again start stitching in rounds (working side of the rows made, over the sphere/oval, other side of the rows and back to the top-creating round shape again). After round shape is formed you start decreasing in order to close the head (at the back). It sounds complicated described like this, but trust me it isn’t so. Only way to show you is to write the pattern πŸ™‚
      Let me know if I can assist you that or any other way.

  6. i have never made any type of crochet toy, but i was wanting to know if you could help me do an elephant, its for a lovey for my niece..thank you so much in advance

    • Crochet tight and stuff very, very well. Sometimes the head will wobble if the yarn is soft (like most of acrylic
      yarns) in that case, what might help is little piece of wire (wrapped in foil to secure the ends from not sticking out).
      But as earlier said, tight crochet and firm stuffing in that area are the most helpful and work in 85%

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