Fuzzball Bear Crochet Pattern

by Michelle McLaughlin

http://www.suncatchereyes.com


You may use this pattern for your own personal use or to sell the finished doll.  Please do not resell this pattern.  Please credit this website when sharing or linking to this pattern.

Abbreviations:

ch chain

hdc half double crochet

sc single crochet

sc2tog single crochet 2 stitches together

sk skip

sl st slip stitch

st stitch


Materials:

Bernat Bamboo or other spun (not braided) bamboo or wool yarn for head and tummy.

Soft medium-weight yarn for body, arms, and legs.

Crochet hook size D3

9mm Suncatcher Craft Eyes (shown above are translucent purple)

Stuffing

Yarn needle

Pet slicker brush or stiff-bristle brush


Instructions:

Beginning at the top of her head:

Row 1: Using bamboo yarn, leaving a long tail, ch. 4. Join with sl st into first st. Work 10 sc into center ring and around tail. Do not join. Pull tail to close the hole in the ring, 10 st. Place marker at beginning of row.

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around.

Row 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around.

Rows 4-7: 1 sc in each sc around.

Row 8: *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat form * to * around.

Rows 9-10: 1 sc in each sc around.

Row 11: *1 sc in next 3 sc, sc next 2 together*, repeat from * to * around.

Row 12: 1 sc in each sc around.


Chin and neck shaping:

Row 13: 1 sc in next 6 sc, *sc next 2 together, 1 sc in next 2 sc*, repeat from * to * to within 6 stitches of end of row. 1 sc in next 6 sc.

Row 14: 1 sc in next 6 sc, *sc next 2 together, 1 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * to within 6 stitches of end of row. 1 sc in next 6 sc.

Rows 15-16: 1 sc in each sc around.

Join with sl st and end.

Stuff head firmly.


Preparing face for eyes: Using the slicker brush or stiff-bristle brush, begin at the chin area of the front of the head and start brushing in short strokes down toward the neck. As fur appears, slowly move the brush upward but continue brushing in short strokes downward. Create a section of fur approximately 3” across. Brush a small section of fur on one side out of the way at about 9 rows down from the top of the head and place an eye. Count over 6 stitches, brush a small section of fur out of the way, and add the other eye. Do not brush the fur around the eyes once they are in place as you could scratch the eyes. Do not brush the rest of the head yet.


Ears (make 2):

Row 1: With bamboo yarn, ch 5, turn.

Row 2: 1 sc in each ch across, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: 1 sc in 2nd sc from hook and in next 2 sc, sc2tog. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: 1 sc in 2nd sc from hook and in next sc, sc2tog. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc2tog. End, leaving a long tail for sewing the ear onto the head. Position the ears 5 rows up from the eyes and over from the eyes about 5 st.


Continuing on with body shaping:

Row 17: Attach acrylic yarn to neck. 1 sc in each sc around.

Row 18: *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around.

Rows 19-26: 1 sc in each sc around.

Row 27: *1 sc in next sc, sc2tog*, repeat from * to * around.

Row 28: Sc2tog around. Join with sl st and end, leaving a long tail for sewing the hole closed.

Firmly stuff the rest of the neck and body. Sew hole closed.


Arms (make 2):

Row 1: With acrylic yarn, leaving a long tail, ch. 4. Join with sl st into first st. Work 10 sc into center ring and around tail. Do not join. Pull tail to close the hole in the ring, 10 st. Place marker at beginning of row.

Rows 2-5: 1 sc in each sc around. Stuff arm with a tiny bit of stuffing just to fill it out a bit.

Row 6: Holding arm closed, insert hook through 1st sc and through sc on the other side, yarn over and pull the loop through. Yarn over and pull yarn through both loops to single crochet both stitches together. 1 sc through next sc and through sc on the other side, continuing like this to end of row. End, leaving a long tail for sewing the arm to the body.


Legs (make 2):

Row 1: with acrylic yarn, leaving a long tail, ch. 4. Join with sl st into first st. Work 10 sc into center ring and around tail. Do not join. Pull tail to close the hole in the ring, 10 st. Place marker at beginning of row.

Row 2: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around.

Rows 3-8: 1 sc in each sc around.

Stuff leg.

Row 9: Holding leg closed, insert hook through 1st sc and through sc on the other side, yarn over, and pull the loop through. Yarn over and pull yarn through both loops to single crochet both stitches together. Continue across 1 sc through next sc and through sc on the other side to end. Join with sl st and leaving a long tail for sewing the leg to the body.


Finishing: Using the tabs created by the last rows of the arms and legs, sew them in place on the body.


Using the slicker brush, start at the chin area and work your way up the head to the top working in short strokes, brushing up, down, and side to side to get the maximum fuzziness. Brush tops and bottoms of ears, finishing them by brushing out and then downward.


Using a yarn needle and the bamboo yarn, sew over each stitch in the crocheting on the bear's tummy, centered across 3 stitches and down about 6 rows. Make sure to tie off the yarn securely. Using the slicker brush, brush the bear's belly as you did the head until it is nice and fluffy.


Using the bamboo yarn, sew over and over a few stitches at the tail area. Brush to make it fuzzy.


Enjoy your new bear!