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Basic Teddy Bear

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When I first learned to create my own amigurumi, I was really obsessed with crocheting into the back loops only to create a "bend" in each shape.  I also wanted to create something quick and easy and instantly gratifying. Don't you just love the feeling of accomplishment you get when you finish something you've been working on? 

 I decided to try and make a basic teddy bear pattern. I drew a really quick sketch on a piece of binder paper and measured out the proportions just to give myself an idea of how big each shape would be. The bear came about to be 5-6 inches tall, so I knew it would be a quick project. 

I wrote everything down as I crocheted and used colors I haven't seen too much before and finally was able to say I made my very first amigurumi on my own. Hope you enjoy!

Here is the pattern for my amigurumi:

MATERIALS
Hook size: E
Worsted Weight Yarn
Your choice of stuffing
Small bits of black felt for the nose
4.5 mm Safety eyes or in a size of your preference
Hot glue gun

Abbreviations:
sc= single crochet
inc= increase ( 2 single crochets in 1 stitch)
dec= decrease ( single crochet 2 stiches together
BLO= back loops only

Unless otherwise stated, repeat the instructions until the end of the round.

Body
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: inc
Rnd 3: 1 sc, inc
Rnd 4: 2 sc, inc
Rnd 5: inc, 3 sc
Rnd 6: 4 sc, inc
Rnd 7-9: sc around
Rnd 10: 4 sc, dec start stuffing here.
Rnd 11: sc around
Rnd 12: dec, 3 sc
Rnd 13-14: sc around
Rnd 15: 2 sc, dec
Rnd 16: sc around
Add any additional stuffing.
F/O. Weave in tail.

Head
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring
Rnd2: inc
Rnd 3: 1 sc, inc
Rnd 4: inc, 2 sc
Rnd 5: 3 sc, inc
Rnd 6: inc, 4 sc
Rnd 7-10: sc around start stuffing after the 10th round
Rnd 11: dec, 4 sc
Rnd 12: 3 sc, dec
Rnd 13: dec, 2 sc
You may need to add a decrease or 2 after the last round to make the head match up with the body. Add any additional stuffing.
F/O leaving long tail

Muzzle
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: inc
Rnd 3: BLO sc around
Rnd 4: sc around
Stuff lightly (add more if needed when attatching)
F/O Leaving tail

Arms, make 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: inc
Rnd 3: BLO sc around
Rnd 4-8: sc around
Rnd 9: dec
Stuff lightly. Make sure you can flatten the edge to attach to the body.
F/O Leaving tail.

Legs, make 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: inc
Rnd 3: 1 sc, inc
Rnd 4: BLO, sc around
Rnd 5: sc around
Rnd 6: 1 sc, dec
Rnd 7-10: sc around
Stuff firmly
F/O leaving tail

Ears make 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: inc
Rnd 3-4: sc around
F/O and flatten leaving tail. Make sure the tail is on one end of the flatten ear

Attachment:
1. Attach muzzle to head.
2. Attach safety eyes to the side of the muzzle. (You may need to take some stuffing out and then put it back in.)
3. Cut a triangle out of felt. Curve in corners, and use your hot glue gun to glue it onto the muzzle for a nose.
4. Sew the head to the body.
5. Sew on the ears, arms and legs.
6. OPTIONAL: Tie ribbon around neck.

luluizm1 year ago
This is so cute!... Thanks for posting the pattern here, I really appreciate it... Here's the picture of the one I made with a sparkly grey yarn...
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HanakoHeals (author)  luluizm8 months ago
This is so beautiful! I'm so sorry this is late...for some reason I'm not getting my notifications. ><
I LOVE HIM!!!!!!!
just finished the body. I had to alter it because the body did not close by round 16. maybe its the way I stitch? I will close it off by dec the rest of the way.

If there a reason you think it was wide open? is it suppose to be this way?
HanakoHeals (author)  mmrivera12682 years ago
Your stitches are fine ^^. The body shouldn't close. I just wrote down to weave in the tail so you wouldn't have 2 tails when you sew the head and body together.
Kiteman2 years ago
That's a really cute bear (and well-photographed as well)!
HanakoHeals (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
Thanks so much! It was hard getting the colors to come out right in the picture. Such a nice compliment, because photography is not one of my strong points haha...
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