Introduction: Basic Teddy Bear

About: I am a 21 year old pre-nursing student who is obsessed with anything remotely cute. I'm an amigurumi artist here to share my work. free patterns, tips, and tricks. ^^

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:

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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