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Mini Bear Amigurumi

This adorable little teddybear measures about 5 inches tall, when sitting.  The legs add 2-3 inches when they are hanging down. I love how the legs are movable and not sewn in a seated postion. This makes this little teddy a perfect cuddling or playing buddy for little hands that also can sit on a shelf or other surface when not being carried around.

This pattern is worked in rounds and each section is worked up separately and then sewn together at the end. Have fun!

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Materials:

Stitches Used:

  • Ch – chain
  • Sl St – slip stitch
  • SC – single crochet
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • INV DEC – invisible single crochet decrease – insert hook into front loop of next stitch, then insert your hook into the front loop of the following stitch (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 remining loops on hook. There are many tutorials on this on YouTube. Check one out if you’d like to see the invisible decrease in action.

Important Notes:

  • Magic Circle – Make a circle with your yarn, insert crochet hook into circle and draw up a loop. Use this loop to start your first chain 1 of the pattern.
  • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to keep track of your rounds so you know where each round starts and ends.

 Head

Add stuffing to the head as you go.

Round 1: In main bear color, magic circle, ch 1, 6 SC into ring (6)

Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (18)

Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around (24)

Rounds 5-11: SC in each stitch around (24)

**Insert safety eyes between rows 9 and 10.**

Round 12: INV DEC, SC in next 2, repeat around (18)

Round 13: INV DEC, SC in next stitch, repeat around (12)

Round 14: INV DEC, SC in next stitch, repeat around (8)

Make sure you have added lots of stuffing to the head. Then fasten off, sew head closed, and weave in ends.

Nose

Chain 4, 2 SC in 2nd chain from hook, 1 SC in next stitch, 3 SC in last stitch. Next, working on other side of the chain, SC in next stitch, SC in last stitch. (8)

Round 2: 2 SC, 1 SC, 1 SC, 1 SC, 2 SC, 2 SC, 1 SC, 1SC, Sl St in 1st stitch. Fasten off leaving a tail to sew onto head. (11)

Insert safety nose into middle of the nose. Use black embroidery thread and a yarn needle to sew the nose/mouth details on.  Then sew the nose onto the face directly under the eyes, making sure that you sew around each of the stitches on the nose and pass through a stitch on the head each time.

Ears

First make two ears in white (or whatever color you are using for the inside of the ears).

Round 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 6 SC into ring (6)

Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (12)

Fasten off and weave in ends for the white ears.  Next, you will need to make 2 ears in the main bear color. First, make one of the main colored ears and do not fasten off. Place a white ear on top and continue to SC in each stitch around, working through both layers.  Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew onto head. Repeat for the other ear.

Sew ears onto head. I sewed mine in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th round from the top of the head.

Body

Add stuffing to the body as you go.

Round 1: In main bear color, magic circle, ch 1, 6 SC into ring (6)

Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (18)

Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around (24)

Round 5: 2 SC in first, SC in next 3, repeat around (30)

Rounds 6-12: SC in each stitch around (30)

Round 13: INV DEC, SC in next 3, repeat around (24)

Round 14: SC in each stitch around (24)

Round 15: INV DEC, SC in next 2, repeat around (18)

Rounds 16-17: SC in each stitch around (18)

Round 18: INV DEC, SC in next stitch, repeat around (12)

Round 19: SC in each stitch around (12)

Round 20: SC in each stitch around (12)

Round 21: INV DEC, SC in next stitch, repeat around (8)

Make sure you have added enough stuffing to the body. Then fasten off, sew body closed, and leave a long tail to sew head onto body.

Legs

Make 2 legs.

Gently stuff the legs as you go, adding more to the foot area than the rest of the leg.

Round 1: In main bear color, magic circle, ch 1, 6 SC into ring (6)

Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (12)

Rounds 3-5: SC in each stitch around (12)

Round 6: INV DEC, SC in next stitch, repeat around (8)

Rounds 7-14: SC in each stitch around (8)

Fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing legs onto body.

Arms

Make 2 arms.

Gently stuff the arms as you go.

Round 1: In main bear color, magic circle, ch 1, 6 SC into ring (6)

Round 2: 2 SC in first stitch, 1 SC in next stitch, repeat around (9)

Rounds 3-5: SC in each stitch around (9)

Round 6: INV DEC, SC in next stitch, repeat around (6)

Rounds 7-15: SC in each stitch around (6)

Fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing arms onto body.

Tail

Round 1: In main bear color, magic circle, ch 1, 6 SC into ring (6)

Round 2: 2 SC in first stitch, 1 SC in next stitch, repeat around (9)

Round 3: SC in each stitch around (9)

Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto the body.

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Now that you have made all the parts of the bear, you need to sew it all together.


1)Sew the head to the body: Line up the head on top of the body and sew around each stitch and back and forth through the bottom of the head and the top of the body. The more you sew it, the less head wobbling there will be. Check out The Friendly Red Fox’s post on some tips for sewing heads on amigurumi. http://www.thefriendlyredfox.com/how-to-sew-on-dolls-heads/

2)Sew legs onto body: Line up where you want the legs to be on the bear. I lined them up around the second round of the body, towards the front of the bear. I also only sewed around the top of the legs so that they could either hang straight or fold up for sitting.  **Note: Depending on where you put the legs, your bear may be unable to sit without falling over until you add the tail. This is normal and will be fine once you add the tail for support.

3)Sew arms onto the body: Attach the arms under the head in the next round.  I only sewed in the top 2 rounds of my bear so the arms are pretty movable. If you’d like your arms more stationary, you can continue to sew farther down the arms to the body to keep them in the same position.

4)Sew tail to body. Line the tail up in the middle of the back of the body. Sew it pretty low on the body so that the tail will add a support to the bear when it is sitting.  I added a bit of stuffing inside the tail to help it keep its shape.  Be sure to check that your tail is in the right position to help the bear sit before you start sewing it on. Sew around each of the stitches of the last round of the tail, passing through a stitch on the body each stitch.

 

Hide all of your ends inside of body before cutting.

You’re finished! I hope that you are in love with the adorable little teddy bear you have just created!

      

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