Amigurumi Polar Bear

It’s almost Christmas and I wanted to create a tiny design that anyone can make. This little polar bear is super special. He is tiny and adorable and comes with his very own… Hmm… I think I will keep that a secret until next week. 

NOTE: This pattern is designed by Diana Moore from PINK MOUSE BOUTIQUE. This pattern is available for free only on my blog pinkmouseboutique.com. If you see the pattern and pictures posted on another website, please let me know. Thank you!

MATERIALS:

  1. Worsted weight yarn:
    1. white – for the bear 
    2. red – scarf
    3. black – eyes and nose
  2. Clover Amour crochet hook, 3.25 mm
  3. Sewing needle
  4. Stuffing
  5. Glue gun
  6. Snowflake button (optional)

ABBREVIATIONS:

mr – magic ring                                              dec – decrease

ch – chain                                                         inc – increase

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

NOTES:

  1. Crochet in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified.
  2. Use the invisible decrease technique when decreasing. 

PATTERN:

We will begin by making the head, body, and legs (in one piece).

Start with white yarn.

Round 1: mr, ch 1, 8 sc in the ring – 8 sts

Round 2: 8 inc – 16 sts

Round 3: (sc, inc) x 8 – 24 sts

Rounds 4 – 7: 24 sc

Round 8: (sc, dec) x 8 – 16 sts

Round 9: (sc inc) x 8 – 24 sts

Rounds 10 – 13: 24 sts

Stuff the head and body well.

The legs will be made with 9 sts on each side of the body. The 6 sts (3 in the front and 3 in the back will be sewn later).

Leg 1:

Continue from where you stopped with the body.

Round 1: 8 sc, sk 15 sts, 1 sc – 9 sts

Rounds 2 – 3: 9 sc

Leave a long tail and fasten off.

Leg 2:

Leave 6 sts in the middle for sewing (3 in the back and 3 in the front of the body). Join yarn to one of the 9 sts you left for the 2nd leg. Continue following the instructions for the first leg. 

Once you finish both legs, stuff them well, finish them off and secure the stitches.

Face:

Sew the eyes on Round 5, 5 stitches apart.

Sew the nose in the middle 3 stitches between the eyes. Then sew one long line starting from the middle of the nose and going down 2 rounds.

Arms (x 2):

Round 1: mr, ch 1, 5 sc in the ring – 5 sts

Rounds 2 – 5: 5 sc around

Leave a long tail for sewing and fasten off.

Ears (x 2):

mr, ch 1, 5 hdc in the ring

Leave a long tail for sewing and fasten off.

Tail:

Round 1: mr, ch 1, 6 sc in the ring – 6 sts

Round 2: 6 sc

Leave a long tail for sewing and fasten off.

Scarf:

Use red yarn or any color of your choice.

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Fasten off.

Assembly:

Sew the arms on Round 8 (or 9) of the body. Sew the tail in the back a round above the legs. Sew the ears on top of the head (a round below the magic ring). Using a cotton swab and blush, make pink cheeks. NOTE: Cover the body with a piece of fabric so the blush doesn’t stain it.

Fold the scarf in half and find the middle. With the glue gun, glue the middle of the scarf to the front of the bear (Round 9).

You will wrap it around a few times while gluing in a few places to make sure the scarf will stay in place. Note: Add only a little bit of glue at a time so it doesn’t look messy. Tuck both ends under the scarf and glue to secure.

Optional: Sew a small snowflake to the scarf (a little to one side).

And voila! You have made an adorable little polar bear! Now you can also add a ribbon to its head and make it an ornament. ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay tuned! In a few days, this little guy will show you something special!

HAPPY CROCHET!

Amigurumi Travel Toy (Crochet Outfit)

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I knew I wanted to make some sort of a necklace house and a doll that would go inside. It took a while to start working on that project and when I did eventually start working on it, it took a few weeks to figure out the house design. I almost gave up. I am glad I didn’t because this new pattern is one of my favorites.

And to celebrate the release of the Tiny People in a Tiny House pattern (and the fact that it was published in the HHM printed issue), I created an extra outfit. I wanted it to be simple but to have more texture. So, I played around with the hdc stitch. Fun!

This outfit is specifically design for my newest dolls (see picture below).

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You can find the pattern in my three stores:

CRAFTSY

RAVELRY

ETSY

 

Materials:

  1. Lizbeth size 40 thread (color of your choice)
  2. Clover Amour, 0.9 mm hook
  3. Sewing needle
  4. Scissors

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet

sc – single crochet

st – stitch

BLO – back loop only

FLO – front loop only

FO – fasten off

Note: I have designed this dress to be permanently sewn to the doll. If you would like it to be removable, crochet in rows until you finished Round 2 (where you will have 32 sts). After that Round (but you will be working it in rows), you can start joining rounds. This should leave you enough opening in the back to be able to put on and take off the outfit. But always measure on your doll to make sure the outfit fits just right.

Pattern:

HAT

Chain 17

Row 1: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook; 14 hdc; ch 2 and turn – 15 sts

Rows 2 – 21: 15 hdc in BLO; ch 2 and turn – 15 sts

Row 22: 15 hdc in BLO; ch 1 and turn

Put the 1st and last row together and sc them together.

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Leave a long tail for sewing and FO.

Insert needle through each row at the edge of the hat.

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Pull tight to close the hole. Weave in the ends.

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DRESS

ch 23

Row 1: 4 sc, ch 1, sk 4 (one armhole created), 6 sc, ch 1, sk 4 (2nd armhole created), 4 sc – 16 sts

Put the dress on the doll. Turn the doll upside down and join the 1st with the last st with a sl st. Chain 1

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The dress should fit tight on the doll.

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We will now crochet in the round.

Round 1: (sc, inc) x 8; sl st to join and ch 2 – 24 sts

Round 2: in BLO (2 hdc, hdc inc) x 8; sl st to join; ch 2 and turnย – 32 sts

Round 3: in FLO 32 hdc; sl st to join; ch 2 and turn – 32 sts

Round 4: in BLO 32 hdc; sl st to join; ch 2 and turn – 32 sts

Round 5: in FLO 32 hdc; sl st to join; ch 2 and turn – 32 sts

Round 6: in BLO 32 hdc; sl st to join; ch 2 and turn – 32 sts

Round 7: in FLO 32 hdc; sl st to join; ch 2 and turn – 32 sts

Round 8: in BLO 32 hdc; sl st to joinย – 32 sts

Weave in the ends.

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And voila! You have made a sweet little outfit for your doll.

I hope you liked it. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Happy Crochet!