These are called "Cutie Bear" Amigurumis and they are a sweet little family! My son and my niece named them both "Cutie Bears" and "Universe Bears," so you can pick and choose what you would like to call them. This was my very first time crocheting. And I am hooked for life! So, thank you Instructables.com for that!
As you can see, there are four bears pictured. If you know enough about crocheting to make one of these, then you will easily be able to modify this pattern to make changes in the size and styling of the bears. That is the fun part about doing this!
- Crochet Hook (I personally used a size E4/3.5mm hook
- Plastic eyes (purchased mine from JoAnn Fabrics)
- Large sewing needle or one which will work with embroidery thread
- Embroidery thread * optional, but recommended. If you don't have this, you can use yarn and a larger needle to sew the body parts onto the body
Step 1: Free Amigurumi Cutie Bear Pattern - Head
- The "Mama" Bear is 5 inches tall, with a head approximately 1 1/2 inches tall and 1 3/4 inches wide (this bear was my 4th creation and the one which the pattern is created for. It is versatile and can be used as a boy bear as well)
- The other child or baby bears are about 3 inches tall (they can be created by modifying the pattern by downsizing the stitches used)
The first thing you need to start creating, is the Cutie Bear Amigurumi head. *Please note, my personal pattern utilizes only one loop instead of two, for the majority of the crocheting. I personally find it much easier, less painful to the fingers and faster to crochet this way.*The front loop is the loop closest to you when working and the back loop is in back of that. Please see the first image which shows the hook through the back loop.
R1 - Make a Magic Ring & 5sc in the ring (5)
R2 - 2sc in each st around through both loops (10)
R3 - 2sc in each again, but only in back loop (20)
R4 - Sc in next st, 2sc in next st, Sc in next st, 2sc in next sc....repeat around in back loop only (30)
R5 - Sc in all st around in back loop only (30) - After this row, the stitches will become much easier to stitch through
R6 - R11 - Sc all around in back loop only (30)
R12 - Sc4, dc1, Sc4, dc1, ...(25) in back loop only
R13 - Sc3, dc1, Sc3, dc1, ...(20) in back loop only
R14 - Sc2, dc1, Sc2, dc1,...(15) in back loop only
R15 - Add eyes, face and mouth & stuff the bear's head (see below for photos & tips on making the nose)
Embroidering the Nose & Mouth:
I recommend that you use embroidery thread to create the nose and mouth. Some people cut out a small round piece of felt or similar material, then sew or glue that on first, then embroider the nose and mouth. Please take a look at the photos to see how to create a nice looking embroidered nose. It is pretty simple.