Posted on Leave a comment

Crochet Polar Bear Pattern

Crochet Polar Bear Pattern

Crochet Polar Bear Pattern

Designed by ©Beejui Creations 2021

Crochet Polar Bear Pattern. This Polar Bear pattern has been a bit of a nightmare! I had originally written the pattern out in rough while I was creating it and then I lost all the notes after a technical issue. I was heartbroken and was so annoyed with my laptop I put the polar bear away! But finally, I sat down with the polar bear again and created another one while making sure the pattern was saved this time!!!! Below is the pattern, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

The white and grey bear is crocheted with a 6mm crochet hook and using the standard crochet technique.

The white and pink bear is crocheted with a 5mm crochet hook and using the yarn over / yarn under technique. This technique results in tighter stitches, an ‘X’ stitch design instead of a ‘V’ and using this in combination with a smaller hook makes the bear slightly smaller.

Crochet Polar Bear Pattern
Crochet Polar Bear Free Pattern

For your Crochet Polar Bear Pattern you will need:

  • Crochet Hook Size:
    • For larger bear – Crochet Hook 6mm
    • For smaller bear – Crochet Hook 5mm
  • Yarn:
  • Yarn/darning needle with a large eye for weaving in the yarn ends.
  • Pom-pom maker – large for the hat and small for booties
  • Soft toy filling approximately 100g
  • Sewing thread in matching main body colour
  • Sewing needle

This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Stitches / Abbreviations: (US Crochet Abbreviations)

  • CH – Chain
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • INC – Increase (2 stitches in 1 stitch)
  • DEC – Decrease (I use the invisible decrease stitch)
  • SS – Slip Stitch

Notes

  • Gauge is not important, but if you find you crochet loosely you may want to go down a hook size
  • Due to the texture of the flutterby yarn tie a knot at the beginning of each piece of yarn before you start, this prevents the yarn from fraying at the ends
  • All parts are made in the round except the scarf and boot cuffs
  • Start with a chain of 2 instead of a magic ring, due to the texture of the yarn it makes it difficult to close the magic ring 
Crochet Polar Bear Pattern
Crochet Polar Bear Pattern

Crochet Polar Bear Pattern

Body – White Yarn (Main Colour)

  • CH2, work 6SC into 1st chain (6sts)
  • INC x 6 (12sts)
  • 1SC, INC x 6 (18sts)
  • 2SC, INC x 6 (24sts)
  • 3SC, INC x 6 (30sts)
  • 4SC, INC x 6 (36sts)
  • 5SC, INC x 6 (42sts)
  • 6SC, INC x 6 (48sts)

Stop increasing

  • 1SC x 48 for 8 rows
  • 6SC, DEC x 6 (42sts)
  • 1SC x 42 for 1 row (42sts)
  • 5SC, DEC x 6 (36sts)
  • 1SC x 36 for 1 row (36sts)
  • 4SC, DEC x 6 (30sts)
  • 1SC x 30 for 1 row (30sts)
  • 3SC, DEC x 6 (24sts)
  • 1SC x 24 for 1 row (24sts)
  • 2SC, DEC x 6 (18sts)
  • 1SC x 18sts for 1 row (18sts)
  • SS, fasten off and weave in loose ends
  • Stuff firmly with soft toy filling 
Crochet Polar Bear - Body
Crochet Polar Bear – Body

Crochet Polar Bear Pattern

Head – White (Main Colour)

  • CH2, work 6SC into 1st chain (6sts)
  • INC x 6 (12sts)
  • 1SC, INC x 6 (18sts)
  • 2SC, INC x 6 (24sts)
  • 3SC, INC x 6 (30sts)
  • 4SC, INC x 6 (36sts)
  • 5SC, INC x 6 (42sts)
  • 6SC, INC x 6 (48sts)

Stop increasing

  • 1SC x 48 for 8 rows (48sts)
  • 6SC, DEC x 6 (42sts)
  • 5SC, DEC x 6 (36sts)
  • 4SC, DEC x 6 (30sts)
  • 3SC, DEC x 6 (24sts)

Fill with soft toy stuffing

  • 2SC, DEC x 6 (18sts)
  • 1SC, DEC x 6 (12sts)

Add more soft toy filling if needed

  • DEC x 6 (6sts)
  • SS, fasten off and weave in loose ends
 Crochet Polar Bear Pattern - Head
Crochet Polar Bear Pattern – Head

Sew the head to the body using sewing thread.

Sew the body (18sts) evenly to the 3rd row of the bottom of the head.

Crochet Polar Bear - Head & Body
Crochet Polar Bear – Head & Body

Snout – White Yarn (Main Colour)

  • CH2, work 6SC into 1st chain (6sts)
  • INC x 6 (12sts)
  • 1SC, INC x 6 (18sts)
  • 2SC, INC x 6 (24sts)
  • 1SC x 24 for 4 rows (24sts)
  • SS, fasten off and weave in loose ends
 Crochet Polar Bear Pattern - Snout
Crochet Polar Bear – Snout

Sew the snout onto the head. Pin the snout to the head first to position it, then sew securely with the sewing needle and thread.

 Crochet Polar Bear Pattern - Snout & Head
Crochet Polar Bear – Snout sewed to the head

Arms (make 2) – White (Main Colour)

  • CH2, work 6SC into 1st chain (6sts)
  • INC x 6 (12sts)
  • 1SC, INC x 6 (18sts)

Stop increasing

  • 1SC x 18 for 6 rows (18sts)
  • DEC, 16SC (17sts)
  • 1SC x 17 for 1 row (17sts)
  • DEC, 15SC (16sts)
  • 1SC x 16 for 1 row (16sts)
  • DEC, 14SC (15sts)
  • 1SC x 15 for 1 row (15sts)
  • DEC, 13SC (14sts)
  • 1SC x 14 for 1 row (14sts)
  • DEC, 12SC (13sts)
  • 1SC x 13 for 1 row (13sts)
  • DEC, 11SC (12sts)
  • 1SC x 12 for 1 row (12sts)
  • SS, fasten off and weave in loose ends
  • Stuff loosely with soft toy filling
 Crochet Polar Bear Pattern - Arms
Crochet Polar Bear Pattern – Arms

Sew the arms onto each side of the body. Pin each arm to the sides of the body first to position them, then sew securely to the body with the sewing needle and thread.

 Crochet Polar Bear Pattern - Right Arm
Crochet Polar Bear Pattern – Right arm pinned to the body
 Crochet Polar Bear Pattern - Left arm
Crochet Polar Bear Pattern – Left arm pinned to the body.
 Crochet Polar Bear Pattern - Both arms sewn on
Crochet Polar Bear Pattern – Both arms are sewn onto the body

Boots & Legs (make 2) – Contrasting Colour

  • Using contrasting colour –
  • CH2, work 6SC into 1st chain (6sts)
  • INC x 6 (12sts)
  • 1SC, INC x 6 (18sts)
  • 2SC, INC x 6 (24sts)
  • 3SC, INC x 6 (30sts)
  • 1SC x 30 for 2 rows (30sts)
  • DEC 3 times then 1SC in each st x 24 (27sts)
  • DEC 3 times then 1SC in each st x 21 (24sts)
  • DEC 3 times then 1SC in each st x 18 (21sts)
  • DEC 3 times then 1SC in each st x 15 (18sts)
  • 1SC x 18 for 1 row

Change to white yarn (Main Colour)

  • Working in back loops only – 1SC BLO x 18 for 1 row
  • Work in both loops – 1SC x 18 for 11 rows

Start filling with soft toy filling

  • 1SC, DEC x 6 (12sts)
  • DEC x 6 (6sts)
  • SS, fasten off and weave in loose ends

Boot Cuffs (make 2) – Contrasting Colour

  • Do not work in the round – Using contrasting colour
  • CH8
  • In 2nd CH from hook, 1HDC x 7, CH 2, turn (7sts)                                                                                                                                                 
  • 1HDC x 7, CH2 turn – repeat 20 rows (do not complete chain 2 on the last row) (7sts)
  • SS, fasten off and weave in loose ends

TIP:  Due to tension or using the YO/YU technique the gauge may be slightly smaller.  Check your measurements by wrapping the boot cuff around the teddy bear’s leg and make sure that the boot cuff overlaps by approximately one inch.  If it is too short, add one or two extra HDC rows to the boot cuff.

Sew each boot cuff as above images onto each side of the boot. Pin each boot cuff to the top of the boot attached to the leg. (where pink boot joins the white leg). Sew the boot cuff securely along the pink/white edge of the boot/leg with the sewing needle and thread. Carry on along the whole edge of the boot cuff, overlapping boot cuff then fasten off the thread. See the image below.

Boot Cuff is sewn onto the top edge of the boot.

Fold each boot cuff over towards the bottom of the boot. See the images below.

Sew each leg onto each side of the body with sewing thread. Lie the bear on a flat surface and pin each leg to the body first to make sure they are level. See the image below.

Legs pinned to the body

Scarf – Contrasting Colour

  • Do not work in the round
  • CH8
  • In 2nd CH from hook, 1HDC x 7, CH 2, turn (7sts)                                                                                                                                                     
  • 1HDC x 7, CH2 turn – repeat 42 rows (do not complete chain 2 on the last row) (7sts)
  • SS, fasten off and weave in loose ends

TIP:  Due to tension or using the YO/YU technique the gauge may be slightly smaller.  Check your measurements by wrapping the scarf around the teddy bear’s neck and make sure that you can tie a loose knot.  If it is too short, add one or two extra HDC rows to the scarf.

Hat – Contrasting Colour

  • CH2, work 6DC into 1st chain, carry on working in the round (6sts)
  • 2DC in each st (12sts)
  • 1DC, INC x 6 (18sts)
  • 2DC, INC x 6 (24sts)
  • 3DC, INC x 6 (30sts)
  • 4DC, INC x 6 (36sts)
  • 5DC, INC x 6 (42sts)
  • 6DC, INC x 6 (48sts)

Stop increasing

  • 1DC in each st (48sts) x 6 rows                                                                                                                                                           
  • 1DC, 1HDC, 1SC, SS, fasten off and weave in loose ends

Position the hat onto the bears head and fold over approximately three rows to form the brim. Sew to the bears head securely around the fold of the hat.

Attach the scarf by loosely wrapping it around the bear’s neck and tie a loose knot.

Crochet Polar Bear Pattern – Face Details

Using black yarn:

Sew the bear’s eyes on the snout line. Leave 3 stitches between the eyes.

Sew an upside-down triangle centrally on the snout and lines for the mouth.

See the image below:

Ears – White Yarn (Main Colour) make 4

  • CH2, work 6SC into 1st chain (6sts)
  • INC x 6 (12sts)
  • 1SC, INC x 6 (18sts)
  • 2SC, INC x 6 (24sts)
  • 1SC x 24 for 1 row (24sts)
  • SS, fasten off and leave a long piece of yarn attached. (For joining two ear pieces together, see below).
Crochet Polar Bear - Ears
Crochet Polar Bear – Ears

Join the ears together

  • Place two ear pieces together, back to back.
  • Using one of the long pieces of yarn attached, we will be slip stitching through both pieces of the two ears to join them together.
  • SS through both ear pieces in each stitch all around the ear (24sts)
  • Fasten off, knot both of the yarn tails together and cut short.

Shape the ears by folding the bottom edge in on itself as seen in the image below and using sewing thread, securely sew to hold the shape. Do not fasten off as we will be sewing onto the hat/head to attach.

The ear is folded in at the bottom and secured with thread.

Attach Ears to the Hat/Head of the Bear

Sew each ear onto each side of the hat/head with sewing thread. Pin each ear onto the hat/head, make sure you are pinning through both the hat and head. When you are happy with the position of the ears, sew both ears onto your bear. MAKE SURE TO SEW SECURELY THROUGH BOTH THE HAT AND HEAD. See the image below.

crochet beejui bear

Tail – White Yarn (Main Colour)

  • CH2, work 6SC into 1st chain (6sts)
  • INC x 6 (12sts)
  • 1SC x 12 for 2 rows (12sts)

Lightly fill with soft toy stuffing

  • DEC x 6 (6sts)
  • SS, fasten off and weave in loose ends
Crochet Polar Bear - Tail
Crochet Polar Bear – Tail

Sew the tail onto the back of the body with sewing thread. Lie the bear on a flat surface and pin the tail in position to the body first to make sure it is central. See the images below.

Pompoms

If you wish you can add pompoms onto the hat and the booties, like the large grey and white polar bear. Or leave without like the small pink and white polar bear.

Crochet Polar Bear Pattern

Finished!

I hope you have enjoyed making your very own Crochet Polar Bear Pattern.  If you need any further guidance please contact me at Beejui Creations.

Notice: This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization.

Do not copy, sell or translate any of the images on this page without authorisation. You can share to Social Media but please link back to this page. Thank you.

Copyright © Beejui Creations 2018 – 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Follow my Blog

Donation

If you have enjoyed this pattern and would like to show your appreciation. Feel free to buy me a coffee.

£1.00

Posted on Leave a comment

Diddy the Teddy Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

Diddy the Teddy Blanket

Diddy the Teddy Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

Created by ©BeejuiCreations 2018-2021

Diddy the Teddy Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern. My inspiration for this pattern was a request for table place settings/favours for babies that were attending a wedding.  These were made to match the wedding colours with their names embroidered on, but these can be made in any colour with or without the name.

Diddy the Teddy Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern
Diddy the Teddy Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

For your Diddy the Teddy Blanket you will need:

Stitches / Abbreviations: (US Crochet Terms)

  • MR – Magic Ring
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • INC – Increase
  • DEC – Decrease
  • SS – Slip Stitch
  • St/Sts – Stitch / Stitches
Diddy the Teddy Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern
Diddy the Teddy Blanket

Diddy the Teddy Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

Head – Light Grey (Main Body Colour)

  • Make a magic ring (MR),
  • 6SC into MR (6sts) – do not join to first stitch, carry on working in the round
  • INC in each st x 6 (12sts)
  • 1SC, INC x 6 (18sts)
  • 2SC, INC x 6 (24sts)
  • 3SC, INC x 6 (30sts)
  • 4SC, INC x 6 (36sts)
  • 5SC, INC x 6 (42sts)
  • 6SC, INC x 6 (48sts)
  • 1SC in each st x 8 rows (48sts)
  • 6SC, DEC x 6 (42sts)
  • 5SC, DEC x 6 (36sts)
  • 4SC, DEC x 6 (30sts)
  • 3SC, DEC x 6 (24sts) * Start Stuffing with soft toy filling *
  • 2SC, DEC x 6 (18sts)
  • 1SC, DEC x 6 (12sts)
  • DEC x 6 (6sts)
  • SS, Fasten off (leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing together)
Diddy the Teddy Blanket - Head
Diddy the Teddy Blanket – Head

Snout (nose) – Light Grey yarn

  • Make a magic ring (MR),
  • 6SC into MR (6sts) – do not join to first stitch, carry on working in the round
  • INC in each st x 6 (12sts)
  • 1SC, INC x 6 (18sts)
  • 2SC, INC x 6 (24sts)
  • 1SC in each st x 4 rows (24sts)
  • SS, Fasten off (leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing to face).
Diddy the Teddy Blanket - Nose
Diddy the Teddy Blanket – Nose
  • Sew the nose onto the teddy bears head.  Start stuffing the nose once you have sewn approximately 2/3rds of the nose on.
Diddy the Teddy Blanket - Head & Nose Attached
Diddy the Teddy Blanket – Head & Nose Attached

Diddy the Teddy Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

Inner Ears – Purple yarn (make 2)

  • Make a magic ring (MR),
  • 6SC into MR (6sts) – do not join to first stitch, carry on working in the round
  • INC in each st x 6 (12sts)
  • 1SC, INC x 6 (18sts)
  • 2SC, INC x 6 (24sts)
  • SS, Fasten off (leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing together) 

Outer Ears – Light Grey yarn (make 2)

  • Make a magic ring (MR),
  • 6SC into MR (6sts) – do not join to first stitch, carry on working in the round
  • INC in each st x 6 (12sts)
  • 1SC, INC x 6 (18sts)
  • 2SC, INC x 6 (24sts) * Do not fasten off *

Place inner & outer ear pieces together (wrong sides facing together) then join them together by 1SC into both inner and outer edge stitches of both pieces to end (24sts).  DO NOT STUFF

  • SS, Fasten off (leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing to head) 
Diddy the Teddy Blanket - Ears
Diddy the Teddy Blanket – Ears

Sew each ear to either side of the teddy bears head.

Diddy the Teddy Blanket - Ears attached to head
Diddy the Teddy Blanket – Ears attached to head

Arms – Purple Yarn (Make 2)

  • Make a magic ring (MR),
  • 6SC into MR (6sts) – do not join to first stitch, carry on working in the round
  • INC in each st x 6 (12sts)
  • 1SC, INC x 6 (18sts)
  • 2SC, INC x 6 (24sts)
  • 1SC in each st x 2 rows (24sts)
  • Change to light grey yarn
  • 1SC in each st x 2 rows (24sts)
  • 2SC, DEC x 6 (18sts)
  • 1SC in each st x 3 rows (18sts)
  • continue –
  • 1SC, DEC x 6 (12sts)
  • 1SC in each st x 2 rows (12sts)
  • Start stuffing 
  • DEC x 6 (6sts)
  • 1SC in each st x 1 row (6sts)
  • SS, Fasten off (leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing together)

Sew the eyes, nose and mouth onto the teddy bears face with purple yarn.   

Personalised Blanket
Personalised Blanket

Blanket

  • Make a magic ring (MR),
  • (working inside ring), CH5, 2DC, CH3, 3DC, CH3, 3DC, CH3, 2DC, Slst into 3rd CH of start.
  • CH5 in the corner, 4DC, CH3, 5DC, CH3, 5DC, CH3, 4DC, SLST INTO 3RD CH of start
  • Carry on working as above, increasing the DCs for each row.
  • CHANGE COLOUR EVERY 3rd ROW
  • Complete 3 rows Purple, 3 rows Light Grey, 3 rows Purple, 3 rows Light Grey
  • In Purple, SC in each ST around, following the number of increases in the corners x 7 rows
  • SS, Fasten off
  • Sew in end strands
  • Sew arms and head to the middle of the blanket securely

Embroider names in contrasting yarn if required

Personalised

I hope you have enjoyed making your very own Diddy the Teddy blanket.  If you need any further guidance please contact me at Beejui Creations 

Notice: This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization.

Do not copy, sell or translate any of the images on this page without authorisation. You can share to Social Media but please link back to this page. Thank you.

Copyright © Beejui Creations 2018 – 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Follow my blog by joining my email list

Check out more Amigurumi patterns: