Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Basic Teddy Bear Pattern

I'm so amazed by the response this little bear has gotten. Thanks so much for your support. I love seeing and hearing about your little bears ^^


I thought I would do everyone a favor and update this pattern to make it easier for you to count stitches and attach each part of the bear together. Don't worry! There aren't any major changes. The head is just now closed, and I've given a few minor directions for where to attach everything. Hope this helps you all! 


Basic Teddy Bear
  


MATERIALS
Hook size: E
Recommended Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver SOFT
Note: This will give you a bear that is about 5-6 inches tall. You can increase your hook size to G and use regular red heart super saver solids to give you a bear that will be maybe 7-9 inches tall.
Small bits of black felt for the nose
4.5 mm Safety eyes or in a size of your preference
Hot glue gun


Abbreviations:
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.


Muzzle
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc (12)
Rnd 3: BLO sc around (12)
Rnd 4: sc around (12)
F/O Leaving tail.

Head
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd2: inc (12)
Rnd 3: 1 sc, inc (18)
Rnd 4: inc, 2 sc (24)
Rnd 5: 3 sc, inc (30)
Rnd 6: inc, 4 sc (36)
Rnd 7-10: sc around (36) 
Rnd 11: dec, 4 sc (30)
Rnd 12: 3 sc, dec (24)
Rnd 13: dec, 2 sc (18) After this round sew muzzle to the head and add the safety eyes. The highest point of the muzzle should be between rounds 9 and 10. Make sure to lightly stuff the muzzle before finishing sewing on. Start stuffing the head here, and continue until the end of the pattern.
Rnd 14: sc, dec (12)
Rnd 15: dec (6)
F/O weave in ends.


Body
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc (12)
Rnd 3: 1 sc, inc (18)
Rnd 4: 2 sc, inc (24)
Rnd 5: inc, 3 sc (30)
Rnd 6: 4 sc, inc (36)
Rnd 7-9: sc around (36)
Rnd 10: 4 sc, dec (30) start stuffing here.
Rnd 11: sc around (30)
Rnd 12: dec, 3 sc (24)
Rnd 13-14: sc around (24)
Rnd 15: 2 sc, dec (18)
Rnd 16: sc around (18)
Add any additional stuffing.
F/O. Leave long tail


Arms, make 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc (12)
Rnd 3: BLO sc around (12)
Rnd 4-8: sc around (12)
Rnd 9: dec (6)
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 (6)
Rnd 2: inc (12)
Rnd 3: 1 sc, inc (18)
Rnd 4: BLO, sc around (18)
Rnd 5: sc around (18)
Rnd 6: 1 sc, dec (12)
Rnd 7-10: sc around (12)
Stuff firmly
F/O leaving tail


Ears make 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc (12)
Rnd 3-4: sc around (12)
F/O and flatten leaving tail. Make sure the tail is on one end of the flatten ear. NOTE: The ears will naturally finish in a cup shape. To flatten, just push the cup down. It will then make a flat "U" shape.


Attachment:
1 Cut a triangle out of felt. Curve in corners, and use your hot glue gun to glue it onto the muzzle for a nose.
2 Sew the head to the body.
3. Sew on the ears (on the side 4-5 rounds down), arms (on the side 1 round below the seam between the head and body) and legs (They are only 1 round apart).
4. OPTIONAL: Tie ribbon around neck.


I hope the changes help everyone! I made another bear using the new changes below. Pretty much the same right? If you need any help, just leave a comment. ^^




Please do not sell this pattern or any product made by this pattern without my permission. 
Because of recent events, please email me at hanakoheals@yahoo.com with a picture of the finished product if you would like to sell products made from my patterns. Thanks for understanding.


-Justine

53 comments:

  1. Very cuuuuuuuuute! Thanks for the free pattern!

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  2. I love him! I want to try to make one right away ^_^

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  3. Thank you everyone! I'd love to see pictures if you try them out ^^.

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  4. i've been looking for a teddy bear to make my 1yrold nephew. His mom wanted something he could cuddle and play with and was machine washable. Thank you so much! you have saved Christmas!!!

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  5. TY for the pattern, I made one for my 3 yr old and one for my 1 1/2 year old grand-daughter and shared the pictures on my facebook. I've now gotten requests to make some for sale. Could I? If not I understand!

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  7. Do you do a slip stitch or anything between each round? Or do you just go straight into the next round?

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    1. I go straight into the next round. It's a basic pattern, so I'm sure it would work either way.

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    2. Yes i tried it that way and i think it worked. So far so good.

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  9. When you finish the body is it supposed to be left 'open' at the top. I suppose you just sew the head on with the stuffing showing at the top of the body?

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    1. I'm so sorry for the late reply! Yes, you leave the body open at the top and then sew the head on.

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  10. I just made a little red one for my boyfriend for valentines day :-) I figured this was more thoughtful than buying him a little Teddy bear at the store. Thank you for the pattern it was a great use of a day sick in bed and it worked pretty quickly. Do you have any suggestions on making him a little vest? I'm just not sure if I'll end up making it the right size for the little bear... Either way, thanks for the cute project

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    1. Amigurumi do make awesome Valentine's Day gifts ^^. This is what I use to make vests. http://hanakoheals.deviantart.com/favourites/46757119#/d27v0yk

      After step 4 I just sc/dc all the way down. Hope that helps!

      Oh, so ironic that your user name is anatomynerd. I was actually taking a break during my anatomy class while reading your comment. They wheeled in a new cadaver, too!

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing this :) Cutest teddy bear ever!

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  12. Hi, I LOVE your pattern, and I made one for my six month old baby cousin. I am a going to be going to college in the fall, and I was wondering if you minded if I make some of these to sell, to give me a little bit of help with expenses (i.e. gas to get back in forth). I would be sure to give you credit where credit is due, and I would really love to make these and sell them as they are just soooo cute:)

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    1. Oh wow I am so sorry I haven't replied to this, usually I get notifications when I get a new comment but I didn't. Please e-mail me at hanakoheals@yahoo.com if you would like to sell the finished dolls. I just want to make sure you have a personal email from me regarding selling.

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  13. Wow, nice post,there are many person searching about that now they will find enough resources by your post.Thank you for sharing to us.Please one more post about that..

    teddy bear

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. I'm so sorry, but what would you like me to post about?

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  14. Hi! I'm trying to figure out how to *flatten* the ears, how exactly are they sewn to the head? Thank you :D

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    1. When you create the ears, they should finish in a "cup" shape. Just press the cup together to flatten into a "U" shape. Just sew the side with the straight edge to the head. Hope that helps ^^

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  15. Hi I am attempting to make this teddy bear for my friends baby shower but I'm slightly confused about the magic ring can you explain?

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    1. It's hard to explain without pictures but here is a good tutorial by planetjune. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLUaywX0-WE&feature=related

      If you feel uncomfortable starting the magic ring, you can just chain 2 and work the 1st 6 single crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook.

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  16. Hi, I am half way through making the body of the bear and now I am a little confused with the following:

    Rnd 7-9: sc around (36)
    Rnd 10: 4 sc, dec (42) start stuffing here.
    Rnd 11: sc around (48)

    How has the body gone from 36 stitches to 42 when Round 10 says decrease? Also how has the body grown from 42 to 48 when only sc around? Have I read this wrong or is it a miss type?

    Please help :)

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    1. Hi there. Yes, it was a mistype. Thanks for catching it! I went ahead and fixed it ^^

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    2. I think the leg instructions need looking at as well. I did the following to make mine:

      Legs, make 2
      Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
      Rnd 2: inc (12)
      Rnd 3: 1 sc, inc (18)
      Rnd 4: BLO, sc around (18)
      Rnd 5: sc around (18)
      Rnd 6: 1 sc, dec (12)
      Rnd 7-10: sc around (12)
      Stuff firmly
      F/O leaving tail

      Thanks for an awesome pattern, I love how it has come out!!

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    3. Thanks again! I'll fix it up right now.

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  17. Going to try this pattern thing is I get borde easy and putting things together where I have to sew put me in a place I get dicourage easy. Your patteren seem easy enough.

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    1. I am so sorry, for some reason I didn't get the notice for this >.< I've recently switched my blog over. Hope it was okay though!

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  18. i cant seem to figure out the head :( Looks cute tho.

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    1. which part do you need help with?

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    2. I'm not really sure how to explain. :( but it just doesnt turn into a head for me. Maybe im miss reading the pattern. I cant seem to get past step 4. It ends up turning all ruffled like. I'm not sure what i do that it just doesnt turn out right.

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    3. I think I might have an idea if it's becoming ruffled. Ruffles usually mean that your increasing too much. At the end of round 4, how many stitches do you end up with?

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    4. i think I end up with too many stitches, this time around i don't remember how many i had before I pulled it undone. I guess I'll just have to keep on trying lol I'm not really sure where I'm off though. It started to get ruffled at round 4 this last time. Thank you for responding as soon as you could though! I really appreciate it. :)

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  19. Took me time to read all the comments, but I really love the article. It proved to be very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also engaged! I’m sure you had joy writing this article.teddy bears for babies

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  20. If I wanted to dramatically increase the size of the bear, could I just double ALL of the numbers? I absolutely love the way the bear looks, I just need a larger one.

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    1. It will end up looking like the bear got really stretched out in an odd way. I tried it the other day and the beginnings right after the ring started to look pointed and warped. I'm trying with a larger hook (size I) later today because my 6 year old wants a bigger bear than his baby brothers have, I'll check back and let you know how that works out lol. Just to add, I'm not the maker of this pattern, I just like to make them :)

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    2. Well the size I hook is definitely no a dramatic increase lol but it is a little big bigger.

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  21. Wanted to make a gift for my aunt on Mothers day. I had already made her a few things and had some yarn left over. But I wanted to make something more personal for her. Then I remembered she loves stuffed animals. I had some trouble finding a pattern that was both easy and free. This totally did the trick! Thanks for the cute pattern!

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  22. I managed to make it through, I've started a second one and think it will turn out better this time around. Thank you very much for the pattern.

    http://gyazo.com/3b901d1c231117eea6b448c1aa25e8aa

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    1. Oh....as you can see in the link above, I had a lot of trouble with the ears. It's fine though ;)

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  23. What is a magic ring? You don't have it listed in " materials needed"

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  24. Such a cutie. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. We can used this as a key chain! It's really nice. =) Send Flowers and Gifts to Philippines

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  25. I love this pattern. I am making 3 for Christmas presents for my 3 small grandchildren. The thought of the safety eyes makes me nervous though, so I decided to use embroidery thread instead.

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  26. I just love this pattern! Thank you for sharing it! I am making it with Bernat Baby Blanket and adding a row to the body. It makes a perfect bear for dragging behind a toddler!

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  27. Thank you very much for sharing this pattern. So nice to make this little bear.

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