Sophie 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.


Finished doll measures approximately 7” tall standing.


General Tips & Techniques:

* Be sure to keep yarn tension firm and consistent throughout your work.

* At the end of each row, I have given the number of stitches you should have. This is just a guide. If you are off by 1 or 2 stitches, don’t worry about it. Amigurumi is very forgiving.

* I chose Wool-Ease yarn for this pattern. You may substitute any medium-weight worsted yarn.


Abbreviations:

ch chain

hdc half double crochet

sc single crochet

sk skip

sl st slip stitch

st stitch


Materials:

Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors, color A for body and color B for hands and feet. (I used Wool-Ease in Rose Heather and Dark Rose Heather).

Royal Bamboo multicolor or any sport weight yarn (C) for her dress and bow.

Crochet hooks sizes U.S. D-3 and F-5

20mm Suncatcher Craft Eyes (Sophie has 20mm red sleepy eyes in the photo)

30mm Animal nose.

Stuffing

Yarn needle


Instructions:

Beginning at the top of her head:

Row 1: With A, 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, 20 st.

Row 3: 1 sc in each sc around, 20 st.

Row 4: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 30 st.

Row 5: 1 sc in each sc around, 30 st.

Row 6: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc*, repeat from * to * around, 40 st.

Row 7: 1 sc in each sc around, 40 st.

Row 8: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc*, repeat from * to * around, 50 st.

Rows 9-11: 1 sc in each sc around, 50 st.

Row 12: *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 62 st.

Row 13: 1 sc in each sc around, 62 st.

Row 14: *1 sc in next 2 sc, sc next 2 sc together*, repeat from * to * around, 42 st.

Row 15: 1 sc in each sc around, 42 st.

Row 16: *1 sc in next 3 sc, sc next 2 sc together*, repeat from * to * around, 32 st.

Row 17: 1 sc in each sc around, 32 st.


Place or sew on face now. Safety eyes are placed 9 rows from the top hole and 8 stitches apart. Nose is placed 2 rows below eyes, centered between them.

The mouth was sewn on with B yarn just below the nose.


Row 18: *1 sc in next 2 sc, sc next 2 sc together, 22 st.

Row 19: 1 sc in each sc around, 22 st.

Row 20: *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 32 st.

Rows 21-26: 1 sc in each sc around, 32 st.

Row 27: *1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 38 st.

Row 28: 1 sc in each sc around.

Row 29: *1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 45 st.

Rows 30-31: 1 sc in each sc around, 45 st.

Join with sl st and end.


Body Bottom:

Row 1: With A, 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.

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around, 20 st.

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

Row 4: *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around.

Row 5: *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around.

Row 6: *1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around.

Row 7: *1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around.

Join with sl st and end, leaving a long tail for sewing bottom to body.


Ears (make 2):

Row 1: With B, 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.

Change to A.

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around.

Join with sl st and end, leaving a tail for sewing ear to head.


Hands and Arms (make 2):

Row 1: With B, 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 each sc around, 10 st.

Row 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, 15 st.

Rows 4-5: 1 sc in each sc around, 15 st.

Change to A, body color.

Rows 6: 1 sc in each sc around, 15 st.

Row 7: *1 sc in next 3 sc, sc next 2 sc together*, repeat from * to * around, 12 st.

Rows 8-10: 1 sc in each sc around, 12 st.

Join with sl st and end, leaving a tail for sewing onto the body.


Legs (make 2):

Row 1: With A, ch. 18. Join with a sl st to form a ring, making sure not to twist the stitches.

Rows 2-7: Working in the round, 1 sc in each sc around, 18 st.

Join with sl st and end, leaving a tail for sewing.


Feet (make 2):

Row 1: With B, 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. 10 st.

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around, 20 st.

Rows 3-9: 1 sc in each sc around, 20 st.

Row 10: *1 sc in next 2 sc, sc next 2 sc together*, repeat from * to * around, 14 st.

Row 11: *1 sc in next sc, sc next 2 sc together*, repeat from * to * around, 7 st.

Row 12: Sc next 2 sc together around.

Join with sl st and end, leaving a tail for sewing.

Finishing Foot: Stuff foot firmly. Using a yarn needle, sew the hole closed at the bottom of the foot.


Skirt:

Row 1: With C yarn and F hook, ch. 38. Join with a sl st to form a ring, being careful not to twist the stitches.

Row 2: 1 sc in each sc around, 38 st.

Rows 3-4: 1 hdc in each space around, 38 st.

Row 5: *1 hdc in next 3 spaces, 2 hdc in next space*, repeat from * to * around, 46 st.

Row 6: *1 hdc, ch. 1* in each space around, 46 st. Join with sl st and end, leaving a tail long enough to hide in your work.

Row 7: Join yarn with a sl st at the top of the skirt (narrowest end) on the opposite side from the sl st and tail you just created. 1 sc in each of next 12 spaces. Ch. 1, turn.

Rows 8-10: 1 sc in each sc across. Ch. 1, turn.

Join with sl st. Chain 20 and end (one neck strap made).

Join yarn to opposite corner, chain 20, end (other neck strap made).


Finishing:

Sew ears to head approximately 6 rows down from the very top hole.

Stuff arms firmly and sew to body just below neckline on each side.

Hair: Cut 4 pieces of B color yarn about 12” long. Tie them all together with one knot. Put all 4 lengths of yarn through the yarn needle and push up through the hole at the top of her head. The stuffing will hold the knot in place. Once stuffed, cut yarn “hair” to length desired.

Stuff head firmly.

Partially stuff body. Sew bottom to body, leaving a 1” hole for stuffing. Stuff and finish sewing the hole closed.

Sew one end of legs to body, sewing to only 2 rows and approx. 8 stitches across so that legs can be made to sit or stand. Legs are positioned 6 rows up from the bottom of the body, 6 stitches apart.

Stuff the legs lightly.

Sew feet to legs.

Thumbs and Big Toes: Using B and yarn needle, sew over and over approx. 10 times over 2 stitches. Then sew back through those stitches the other way approx. 6 times for big toes and thumbs.

Firmly stuff the body and legs. Sew leg bottoms to the bottoms of the legs, adding more stuffing if needed to make the legs firm.


Enjoy your Sophie Bear!