Bearison The Bear Crochet Pattern

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Bearison The Bear Crochet Pattern

One of my go-to crochet projects for baby shower gifts is: Bearison The Bear.

Here is my niece Mya, with her Bearison:

Mya Loves Bearison @OombawkaDesignBearison the Bear Crochet Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: Worsted Weight Yarn. The sample used: Loops & Threads Cottonie (660 yds / 600 m; 14.1 oz / 400 g). I also recommend Red Heart Super Saver (364 yds / 333 m; 7 oz / 198 g). Two colors used in this example – White (MC – main color) and Black (CC – contrast color).
  • Hook: 3.5 mm/US (E) crochet hook
  • Two: 12 mm blue safety eyes
  • Poly-Fil (stuffing), Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)

Difficulty Level

EASY+

Gauge

Gauge is not really imperative so long as the stitches are close together (no holes). If you see spaces, go down a hook size (or two). You do not want the stuffing to pop through when baby is using Bearison as a teething ring!

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

ch – chain
MR – magic ring
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Invisible Join

Stitch Anatomy

Magic Ring

Single Crochet Join

Notes

  • Use a stitch marker to mark your place as you work in continuous rounds.
  • Please do not use a slip stitch to join your rounds unless specified.
  • If you can see spaces between your stitches – enough for stuffing to peak through – use a smaller hook (or crochet more tightly).
  • I recommend completing the muzzle and ears before beginning the head because you are crocheting the head and body as one piece.
  • This pattern was shared as Klondike the Snow Bear with Stitch and Unwind in 2014; and based on my contract with them may now be shared in full on my own blog (woohoo!). It does use my old crochet pattern format (so it will look a little bit different from my more recent patterns).

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Pattern Instructions

You will be crocheting Bearison in continuous rounds, beginning at the top of his head. First though, I recommend you crochet the muzzle and ears. The muzzle and ears are also worked in continuous rounds.

Muzzle

With White: 

Round 1: Make an Magic Ring (MR) and work 6 sc into the ring – 6 sc
Round 2: [2 sc in each sc] 6 times – 12 sc
Round 3: Working in the back loop only, [1 sc in each sc] – 12 sc
Round 4: [1 sc in each sc] – 12 sc
Finish off, leaving a tail of yarn for assembly.

Ears

Make 2: 

With White:

Round 1: Make and magic ring and work 6 sc into the ring – 6 sc
Round 2: [1 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times – 9 sc
Round 3: [1 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 4 times and 1 sc – 13 sc
Round 4: [1 sc in each sc] – 13 sc
Finish off, leaving a tail of yarn for assembly

Head

With White:

Round 1: Make an adjustable ring and work 4 sc into the ring – 4 sc
Round 2: [2 sc in each sc] 4 times – 8 sc
Round 3: [2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in the next sc] 4 times – 12 sc
Round 4: [2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc] 4 times – 16 sc
Round 5: [2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc] 4 times – 20 sc
Round 6: [2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc] 4 times – 24 sc
Round 7: [2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc] 4 times – 28 sc
Rounds 8-12: [1 sc in each sc] around – 28 sc
Round 13: [1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, sc2tog] 4 times – 24 sc
Round 14: [1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, sc2tog] 4 times – 20 sc
Round 15: [1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc2tog] 4 times – 16 sc
Round 16: [1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, sc2tog] 4 times – 12 sc

I recommend you do some assembly now; especially if you are using the safety eyes. Use the following photo as an example for placement.

Bearison @OombawkaDesign

Attach the safety eyes securely. Stuff and attach the muzzle. Then completely stuff the head with poly-fil.

Embroider nose design with black yarn.  Sew a small black line down mid muzzle (tie off in head in poly-fill).  The tighter you pull the mid-muzzle stitch, the more the muzzle has an indent.
Round 17: [1 sc in next sc, sc2tog] 4 times – 8 sc

Do not finish off, continue to Body Below:

Body:

Continue With White:

Round 18: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 4 times – 12 sc
Round 19: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc] 3 times – 15 sc
Round: 20: [2sc in next sc, sc in each of the next 4 sc] 3 times – 18 sc
Round 21: [1 sc in each sc] around – 18 sc
Round: 22: [2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc] 3 times – 21 sc
Round 23: [1 sc in each sc] around – 21 sc
Round 24: [2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc] 3 times – 24 sc
Round 25: [1 sc in each sc] around – 24 sc
Round 26: [2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sc] 3 times -27 sc
Round 27: [1 sc in each sc] around – 27 sc
Round 28: [2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sc] 3 times – 30 sc
Round 29-32: [1 sc in each sc] around – 30 sc
Round 33: [sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc] 6 times – 24 sc
Round 34: [sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc] 6 times – 18 sc
Round 35: [sc2tog, 1 sc in the next sc] 6 times – 12 sc
Round 36: [sc2tog, 1 sc in the next sc] 4 times – 8 sc

Leave a long tail. Thread the tail on a yarn needle and weave it in between the stitches in the round, pull to tighten and cinch closed. This is the same technique as how I close my hats and mitts. You can see how to do this by viewing this tutorial.

Simple Closing Method for Hats and Mittens – Tutorial

Finish off and weave in your end securely.

Legs & Arms

Make 4

With Black: 

Round 1: Make a magic ring (MR) and work 4 sc into the ring – 4 sc
Round 2: [2 sc in each sc] 4 times – 8 sc
Round 3: [2 sc in each sc] 8 times – 16 sc
Finish off using an invisible join. Weave in ends.

 

With White:

Join with a sc join in any stitch.

Round 4 – 6: [1 sc in each sc] around – 16 sc
Round 7: [1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc2tog] 4 times – 12 sc
Round 8-10: [1 sc in each sc] around – 12 sc
Round 11: [1 sc, sc2tog] 4 times – 8 sc

Stuff feet/hands firmly from round 1 to round 11 only. We will not be stuffing the rounds after round 11.

Round 12-16: [1 sc in each sc] around – 8 sc
Flatten the work together and align the stitches on each side.

single crochet 4 to create a row

You will now have 4 stitches on each side. Working through both layers, one sc at a time, work 1 sc in each of the 4 sts – 4 sc

Finish off; leaving a tail of yarn for assembly.

 

Tail

With White: 

Round 1: Make an magic ring (MR) and work 4 sc into the ring – 4 sc
Round 2: [1 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 2 times – 6 sc
Round 3: [1 sl st in each sc around] – 6 sl st
Finish off and using the yarn tail, sew the tail to the bear.

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