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Fuzzy Bear

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Even though the pattern for Fuzzy Bear calls for chunky yarn, you could turn it into an amigurumi bear by using sock yarn or size 10 crochet cotton!

Design by Kathleen Stuart

Skill Level

Easy

Finished Size

15 inches tall

Materials

  • Lion Brand Jiffy bulky (chunky) weight yarn (3 oz/135 yds/85g per skein): 2 skeins each #124 camel and #173 grass green
  • Medium (worsted) weight yarn: 5 yds black
  • Size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • Fiberfill
  • 1-inch white buttons: 2
  • Stitch marker

Gauge

Bear: 4 sc sts = 1 inch; 4 sc rnds = 1 inch

Overalls: 16 fpdc = 4 inches; 10 rnds = 4 inches

Pattern Notes

Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

Do not join rounds unless otherwise stated. Use stitch marker to mark rounds.

Chain-3 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

For child safety, buttons can be crocheted the same as crocheted eyes instead of using 1-inch buttons.

To avoid choking hazard for young children, do not use regular buttons. Follow instructions given for crocheted buttons.

Special Stitches

Front post double crochet decrease (fpdc dec): [Yo, insert hook front to back to front again around vertical post of next st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] twice (3 lps on hook), yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook.

Back post double crochet decrease (bpdc dec): [Yo, insert hook back to front to back again around vertical post of next st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] twice (3 lps on hook), yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook.

Head & Body

Rnd 1: Beg at top of Head with camel, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place stitch marker, move stitch marker as work progresses. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: [Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: [Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (30 sc)

Rnd 6: [Sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (36 sc)

Rnd 7: [Sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (42 sc)

Rnd 8: [Sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (48 sc)

Rnd 9: Sc in each sc around.

Rnds 10-18: Rep rnd 9.

Note: In rnds 10 and 11, place scrap yarn to mark center 10 sts at front of Head for Eye placement.

Rnd 19: [Sc in each of next 6 sc, sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sc] around. (42 sc)

Rnd 20: [Sc in each of next 5 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc] around. (36 sc)

Rnd 21: [Sc in each of next 4 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc] around. (30 sc)

Rnd 22: [Sc in each of next 3 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc] around. (24 sc)

Rnd 23: [Sc in each of next 2 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc] around. (18 sc)

Rnds 24-26: Rep rnds 4-6. (36 sc)

Rnd 27: 2 sc in each sc around. (72 sc)

Rnd 28: Sc in each of next 12 sc, sk next 18 sc (arm opening), sc in each of next 18 sc, sk next 18 sc (arm opening), sc in each of next 6 sc. (36 sc)

Rnd 29: [Sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (42 sc)

Rnd 30: [Sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (48 sc)

Rnds 31-44: Rep rnd 9. With fiberfill stuff Body.

First Leg

Rnd 45: Sc in each of next 5 sc, sk next 24 sc, sc in each of next 19 sc. (24 sc)

Rnds 46-57: Rep rnd 9. With fiberfill stuff Leg.

Rnd 58: Sc in each of next 11 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 7 sts, sc in each of next 6 sts. (31 sts)

Rnds 59 & 60: Sc in each of next 11 sts, hdc in each of next 14 sts, sc in each of next 6 sts.

At the end of rnd 60, fasten off.

2nd Leg

Rnd 45: Join camel with sc in first sk st of rnd 44, sc in each sk st around. (24 sc)

Rnds 46-57: Rep rnd 9. With fiberfill stuff Leg.

Rnd 58: Sc in each of next 15 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 7 sts, sc in each of next 2 sts. (31 sts)

Rnds 59 & 60: Sc in each of next 15 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 14 sts, sc in each of next 2 sts. At the end of rnd 60, fasten off.

Sole

Make 2.

Rnd 1: With camel, ch 6, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 3 chs, 6 sc in last ch, working on opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each of next 3 chs, 3 sc in same ch as beg sc sts, join with sl st in first sc. (18 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), dc in same st as beg ch-3, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in each of next 6 sts, dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in each of next 3 sts, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (30 dc)

Rnd 3: Place WS of Sole and Leg tog, working through both thicknesses, sl st in each st around easing to fit, stuffing with fiberfill before closing. Fasten off.

Arm

Make 2.

Rnd 1: Join camel with sc in first rem sk sc of rnd 27 of Body (for 2nd Arm, join in sc in next set of sk sts), sc in each of next 17 sts. (18 sc)

Rnds 2-15: Sc in each sc around. With fiberfill stuff Arm.

Rnd 16: [Sc in next sc, sc dec in next 2 sc] around. (12 sc)

Rnd 17: [Sc dec in next 2 sc] 6 times. With fiberfill stuff Arm. Fasten off.

Ear

Make 2.

Rnd 1: With camel, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around.(18 sc)

Rnds 4-6: Sc in each sc around. At the end of rnd 6, leaving 10-inch length of yarn, fasten off. Flatten pieces and sew Ears to sides of Head.

Eye

Make 2.

Rnd 1: With black, ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st in beg sc, leaving length of yarn, fasten off. Using rem length, sew eyes to marked sts on rnds 10 and 11, leaving 2 sts between eyes.

Muzzle

Rnds 1-4: Rep rnds 1-4 of Head & Body. (24 sc)

Rnds 5-7: Sc in each st around. At the end of rnd 7, leaving 10-inch length, fasten off. Stuff Muzzle lightly and sew to face below eyes.

Finishing

With black, embroider nose on Muzzle with satin stitch (see illustration) and embroider smiling mouth in straight stitches (see illustration).

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Corduroy Overalls

Rnd 1: Beg at waistline, with grass green, ch 60, sl st in first ch to form a ring, ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), dc in each ch around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (60 dc)

Rnds 2-8: Ch 3, fpdc (see Stitch Guide) in each st around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

First Leg

Rnd 9: Ch 3, fpdc in each of next 29 sts, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (30 sts)

Rnds 10-14: Ch 3, fpdc in each st around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. At the end of rnd 14, fasten off.

2nd Leg

Rnd 9: Working in rem sts of rnd 8, to avoid creating hole at crotch area, sl st in both the first st of rnd 9 of First Leg and first unworked st on rnd 9 of 2nd Leg, ch 3, fpdc in each of next 29 sts, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (30 sts)

Rnds 10-14: Rep rnds 10-14 of First Leg.

Front

Row 1: Hold overalls so that Legs are downward and RS is facing, join grass green with sl st in 19th st on opposite side of foundation ch of rnd 1, ch 2, fpdc in next 21 sts, fpdc dec (see Special Stitches) in next 2 sts, turn. (22 fpdc)

Row 2: Ch 2, sk first st (fpdc dec), bpdc (see Stitch Guide) in next 19 sts, bpdc dec (see Special Stitches) in next 2 sts, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, sk first st (bpdc dec), fpdc in next 17 sts, fpdc dec in next 2 sts, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, sk first st (fpdc dec), bpdc in next 15 sts, bpdc dec in next 2 sts, turn.

Row 5: Ch 2, sk first st (bpdc dec), fpdc in next 13 sts, fpdc dec in next 2 sts, turn.

Row 6: Ch 2, sk first st (fpdc dec), bpdc in next 11 sts, bpdc dec in next 2 sts. Fasten off.

Back

Row 1: Hold overalls so that Legs are downward and RS facing, join grass green with sl st in 49th st on opposite side of foundation ch of rnd 1, ch 2, fpdc in next 21 sts, fpdc dec (see Special Stitches) in next 2 sts, turn. (22 fpdc)

Row 2: Ch 2, sk first st (fpdc dec), bpdc (see Stitch Guide) in next 19 sts, bpdc dec (see Special Stitches) in next 2 sts, turn.

First Strap

Row 3: Ch 2, sk first st (bpdc dec), fpdc in next 7 sts, fpdc dec in next 2 sts, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, sk first st (fpdc dec), bpdc in next 5 sts, bpdc dec in next 2 sts, turn.

Row 5: Ch 2, sk first st (bpdc dec), fpdc in next 3 sts, fpdc dec in next 2 sts, turn.

Row 6: Ch 2, sk first st (fpdc dec), bpdc in next 3 sts, turn.

Row 7: Ch 2, fpdc in next 3 sts, turn.

Row 8: Ch 2, bpdc in next 3 sts, turn.

Rows 9-16: [Rep rows 7 and 8 alternately] 4 times. Fasten off.

2nd Strap

Row 3: Join grass green with sl st in next unworked st of row 2 of Back, ch 2, fpdc in each of next 7 sts, fpdc dec in next 2 sts, turn.

Rows 4-16: Rep rows 4-16 of First Strap.

For crocheted buttons: With camel, ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join in beg sc, leaving length of yarn, fasten off.

Sew button to row 6 of Front on each side of outer edge of row. Use natural sps between sts of Straps to button Overalls.

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