Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Blueberry Bear - crochet pattern for a bear

My daughter loves bears. She has 10 or 14 teddy bears in her room: white, brown, pink, blue. Every bear has a name, of course: Blueberry, Chocolate Bear, Pink Bear, Martin, Snowflake.... Her favorite is Martin, because she has is from she was a little baby.
Now I made a crochet bear. She called it Blueberry (another one!), because it's blue. I admit: I researched many patterns to learn how to make one, but for the moment I could find one to be perfect for me: not too big, not too small, not so difficult to make it. I began to learn how to crochet a bear by pieces: first a ball for the head, then the body like a pear, then the arms and legs. I'm not satisfied with the muzzle, but I'm learning.


I used single crochet (sc), back loop work, increase (inc) and decrease (dec).


The head
R 1: chain 6 and slip stitch in a circle
R2: inc
R 3: 1 sc, inc
R 4: inc, 2 sc
R 5: 3 sc, inc
R 6: inc, 4 sc
R 7: 5sc, inc
R 8: inc, 6 sc
R 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 sc around
R 15: dec, 6 sc
R 16: 5 sc, dec
R 17: dec, 4 sc
R 18: 3 sc, dec
R 19: dec, 2 sc
Stuff and finish leaving a long tail to sew the bod and the head. This is the head - it's like a ball:




The body – it looks like a pear
R 1:
chain 6 and slip stitch in a circle
R 2: inc
R 3: 1 sc, inc
R 4: 2 sc, inc
R 5: inc, 3 sc
R 6: 4 sc, inc
R 7: sc, inc
R 8: sc, inc
R 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 sc around
R 16: 6 sc, dec
R 17: sc around
R 18: dec, 5 sc
R 19: sc around
R 20:  4 sc, dec
R 21: 3 sc, dec
R 22: dec, 2 sc
Stuff and finish leaving a long tail to sew the bod and the head. The body looks like a pear. 





The legs – you have to make 2
R 1:
chain 6 and slip stitch in a circle
R 2: inc
R 3: 1 sc, inc
R 4: 2 sc, inc
R 5: back loop working sc around
R 6 and 7: sc around
R 8: 2 sc, dec
R 9: sc
R 10: 2 sc, decrease
R 11, 12, 13: sc
Stuff and finish leaving a long tail to sew the legs.



The arms – you have to make 2
R 1:
chain 6 and slip stitch in a circle
R 2: inc
R 3: 1 sc, inc
R 4: back loop working sc around
R 5 - 10: sc around
R 11: dec
Stuff and finish leaving a long tail to sew the arms 




The muzzle:
R 1: chain 6 and slip stitch in a circle
R 2: inc
R 3: 1 sc, increase
R 4: back loop working sc around
R 5: sc
R 6: 1 sc, dec
Finish and leave a long tail to sew the muzzle. 





The ears – you have to make 2
R 1:
chain 6 and slip stitch in a circle
R 2: inc
R 3: 1 sc, inc
R 4: back loop working – 2sc, inc
R 5 – inc, 3 sc
Finish and leave a long tail to sew the ears.



After I finished to crochet the pieces, I sewed the eyes and the nose from black felt. The eyes are round and the nose is a triangle.


This is my bear. Or my daughter's Blueberry Bear. Sometimes I think it is ... like a mouse. Ha ha ha :). I don't know what it looks it to seem more like a mouse not like a bear, but ... I have to practice more.


A big one and a small one.



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