Crochet pattern: Crochet mini teddy bear

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INFORMATION:
Working time: Approx ∼ 2 (-3) hours
Size: height ∼8.5 cm (depending on yarn/hook)

Equipements; this project is perfect for left over yarn, as you just need a tiny amount of each color. I prefer cotton yarn tho. Adjust your hook size to be suitable for the yarn you use (make sure to use a hook on the lower range of the recommended size for your yarn)
Here is my yarn suggestions; DROPS SafranDMC Natura Just CottonSchachenmayr Catania Dale Vipe

Hook size 2.0-2.5(-3.0) mm
You’ll also need safety eyes, filling (like poleyester filling), a needle, and pink stamp or something similar if you’d like to make “blush”

Abbreviation
Regular us terms
Inc – 2 sc in one (increase)
Dec – 2sc together (decrease)

Make sure to fill as you go. Arms are attached to body in the end. Fasten off loose thread (hide them inside the doll), and cut off.

Mini teddy bear - Crochet Pattern by Ina Rho
Mini teddy bear – Crochet Pattern by Ina Rho

Crochet mini teddy bear : Pattern

Color A: brown (bear color)
Color B:
black
Color C:
white

HEAD
Start with color A;
R1: 6 i MR
R2: inc x6 (12)
R3: (sc, inc) x6 (18)
R4: (sc, inc, sc) x6 (24)
R5: (inc, sc3) x6 (30)
R6: (4sc, inc) x6 (36)
R7-11 (5 rounds): 36 sc
R12: (dec, 4sc) x6 (30)
R13: (dec, 3sc) x6 (24)
R14: (dec, 2sc) x6 (18)
Attach eyes between R10-11-12, 6-7 sts apart, start filling
R15: (dec, sc) x6 (12)
R16: (2sc, dec) x3 (9)

BODY
Continue from head; change to color B
R1: (2sc, inc) x3 (12) change to color C
R2: (sc, inc) x6 (18) change to color B
R3: 18sc (18) change to color C
R4: (8sc, inc) x2 (20) change to color B
R5: 20sc (20) change to color C
R6: (8sc, dec) x2 (18) change to color B
R7: 18 sc (18)
Fill body

LEGS
Continue from body; Change to color A;
How to crochet legs directly from body; Turn the so far doll up-side-down. From the bottom of the body; Visualize a “ring” of 8sts on one side, place hook thru the two st closest to the center. Crochet-tog, then work around like a circle. For the next leg you’ll do the exact same on opposite side.  (It’s the same technique as with my Love Heart Mouse. (check this picture the get the idea)
R1: 6sc, inc (8)
R2-3 (2rnds): 8sc
add some filling
R4: (dec, 2sc)x2 (6)
repeat on opposite side for leg2

ARMS (2) (don’t fill arms)
With color A;
R1: 6 in MR
R2-6 (5rnds): 6sc (6)

EARS (2)
6 in mR, sc6
attach ears to r6, 12 sts apart

Add details (opinional); use pink stamp to create pink blush. Use white thread to sew on a nose.

If you enjoy my pattern and want to share a picture of your finished crochet mini teddy bear please link back here or – on instagram – tag your picture #inarho and/or @inarho, so I get a chance to see it. Thank you.

Mini mini teddy bear - Crochet Pattern by Ina Rho
Mini mini teddy bear – Crochet Pattern by Ina Rho

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