Amigurumi Crochet Bear Pattern

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The Bear, undisputed salmon fisher of the wild and absolut classic of all plush toys. It does not matter if big or small, plush bears always enjoy great popularity. With this crochet pattern you can crochet your very own Crochet Bear.

This Amigurumi Bear can be used as plush toy, decoration or as a keychain dangling from a set of keys or from your backpack. The complete bear is crocheted in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches and is because of that also for crochet beginner a great project.

The here depicted bear was crocheted using the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn and a 2.5 crochet hook and has a height of 7 cm (2.75 inch). Use a bigger yarn and/or crochet hook to crochet a bigger crochet bear.

Amigurumi Crochet Bear

Amigurumi Bear Crochet Pattern

Needed Techniques

  • Magic Ring
  • Chain Stitch
  • Single Crochet Stitch (SC)
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Weave In / Sew On

Needed Materials and Tools

  • Yarn Colors: Brown yarn for the fur, light brown yarn for the paws, black yarn for the eyes, nose and mouth.
  • 2.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • blunt Tapestry Needle
  • Polyfill and Scissor
  • This pattern was crocheted using the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn in the following colors: marone/maroon (# 157), bast/flesh (# 257), schwarz/black (# 110)

IMPORTANT: This crochet pattern is crocheted in spiral rounds, means, you keep crocheting without joining rounds unless said otherwise. Always work a marker of any kind in the first stitch of each new round, to know when a round begins and/or ends.

Crochet the Bear Head and Body

The body and head of the bear are crocheted in one piece in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. If you use safety eyes take care to attach them after Round 11 and fill the head afterwards with polyfill since it will be difficult to do so later. In Round 18 you are instructed to crochet only into the back loops, the back loop is the loop laying in the rear on top of a stitch.

Use the check boxes to mark your finished rounds, rows and steps.

  • You start making a Magic Ring using the brown yarn.
  • 1. Round: 6 SC into Magic Ring. (6 stitches)
  • 2. Round: [ 2 SC into each stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (12 stitches)
  • 3. Round: [ 1 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (18 stitches)
  • 4. Round: 1 SC. 2 SC into next stitch. [ 2 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] 5 times. 1 SC. (24 stitches)
  • 5. – 9. Round: 5 rounds, each round 24 SC. (24 stitches)
  • 10. Round: [ 2 SC, SC 3rd and 4th stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (18 stitches)
  • 11. Round: [ 1 SC, SC 2nd and 3rd stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. If you want to use safety eyes instead of stitched on eyes it is now the moment to attach them to the head of the elephant. Use the pictures as guidance to position the eyes correctly so that there is enough space for the trunk and tusks. Afterwards fill the head with polyfill. (12 stitches)
  • 12. Round: [ 1 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (18 stitches)
  • 13. Round: Crochet 18 SC. (18 Maschen)
  • 14. Round: [ 2 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (24 stitches)
  • 15. – 16. Round: 2 rounds, each round 24 SC. (24 stitches)
  • 17. Round: [ 2 SC, SC 3rd and 4th stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (18 stitches)
  • 18. Round: Crochet only into the back loop. The back loop is the loop on top of a stich that lays in the rear, away from you. [ 1 SC, SC 2nd and 3rd stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. Fill the body with polyfill. (12 stitches)
  • 19. Round: [ SC 1st and 2nd stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (6 stitches)
  • Cut yarn, close the opening and weave in the leftover yarn.

Crochet the Bear Legs (2 pieces)

The bear legs are crocheted same as the head and body in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. In Round 3 crochet again only into the back loops. Crochet 2 bear legs.

Crochet Bear Legs

  • You start making a Magic Ring using the light brown yarn.
  • 1. Round: 6 SC into Magic Ring. (6 stitches)
  • 2. Round: [ 2 SC into each stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (12 stitches)
  • 3. Round: Color change to brown. Crochet 12 SC only into back loop. (12 stitches)
  • 4. – 5. Round: 2 rounds, each round 12 SC. (12 stitches)
  • 6. Round: [ SC 1st and 2nd stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (6 stitches)
  • Cut the yarn generously and leave long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Bear Arms (2 pieces)

The bear arms are crocheted in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet in Round 3 only into the back loops. Crochet a total of 2 arms.

Crochet Bear Front Legs

  • You start making a Magic Ring using the light brown yarn.
  • 1. Round: 6 SC into Magic Ring. (6 stitches)
  • 2. Round: [ 1 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (9 stitches)
  • 3. Round: Color change to brown. Crochet 9 SC only into back loop. (9 stitches)
  • 4. Round: Crochet 9 SC. (9 stitches)
  • 5. Round: [ 1 SC, SC 2nd and 3rd stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (6 stitches)
  • Cut the yarn generously and leave long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Bear Ears (2 pieces)

The ears of the bear are crocheted in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. After finishing the ears press them together that will have a little bulge, like a small bowl. Do not fill the ears with polyfill. Crochet 2 bear ears.

Crochet Bear Ears

  • You start making a Magic Ring using the brown yarn.
  • 1. Round: 4 SC into Magic Ring. (4 stitches)
  • 2. Round: [ 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (8 stitches)
  • 3. Round: [ 1 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (12 stitches)
  • 4. – 5. Round: 2 rounds, each round 12 SC. (12 stitches)
  • Cut the yarn generously and leave long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Bear Snout

The bear snout is crochet in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. The snout is basically a simple circle that will be finished with a single slip stitch to even out the end.

Crochet Bear Snout

  • You start making a Magic Ring using the brown yarn.
  • 1. Round: 6 SC into Magic RIng. (6 stitches)
  • 2. Round: [ 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (12 stitches)
  • 3. Round: Only 1 slip stitch. (12 stitches)
  • Cut the yarn generously and leave long tail for sewing.

Finishing the Crochet Bear

After finish crocheting all the pieces, you should have an assembly kit in front of you that looks like this:

Amigurumi Bear Assemble Kit

Body: If not done yet, close the bottom of the body. To do this take your blunt tapestry needle holding the thread laying at the opening. Stitch with the needle through the front loop of all 6 stitches and pull tight. Push the needle through the now closed opening and let it escape through the side of the body or the head. Pull the thread tight again, cut the thread close to the body or head and knead the piece. The thread should dissapear inside and the bottom is cleanly closed.

Sew On Bear Legs Bottom

Legs: Begin sewing the first leg one stitch row over the row with the visible edge (created by the round crocheted only into the back loops). Both legs are the same, so it does not matter which leg you sew on first. Still, sew on the first leg as the right leg. Sew on the second leg around 7 stitches to the right from the first leg. Both legs should be on the same level as the bottom of the body, that the elephant is able to sit properly.

Use the pictures as guidance to position the legs correctly.

Arms: Sew on the arms 3 to 4 stitch rows over the legs. Take care not to sew the arms onto the neck area (the smallest part between head and body). Take again the pictures as guidance to position the arms correctly.

Snout: After sewing on the arms and legs you have a front a back side of the bear. Sew on the snout slightly under the middle of the face on the head. Use pictures as guidance to position the snout correctly.

Sew On Bear Snout

Ears: Sew on the ears of the bear 1 to 2 stitch rows left and right from the top middle of the head. Use pictures as guidance to position the ears correctly.

Face: Finally stitch on with black yarn the eyes, nose and mouth on the face. The nose is stitched as a triangle onto the sewed on snout. Extend the triangle with a straight line going down the nose and add another small line left and right at the end, this will be the mouth. The eyes are stitch on left and right over the snout.

Sew On Bear Face

Done is your very own little plush bear, congratulations!

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