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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Free amigurumi pattern: Polar Bearling


Polar Bearling
Worsted Weight Yarn Colors:
White-one skein or less
Black-small amounts

Other Supplies:
F/5 (3.75 MM) crochet hook
Yarn or tapestry needle
Scissors
Stitchmarkers
Polyester Fiberfill

Ears
Use white. Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
Rnd 3: (Inc, Sc 3) rep 3 times (15 sts)
Rnd 4: (Dec, Sc 3) rep 3 times (12 sts)
Rnd 5: (Dec, Sc) rep 4 times (8 sts)
Finish off, leaving bottom open.  Set aside. The open end will be attached to the head later on.
Legs
Use white. Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
Rnd 3: (Inc 3, Sc 3) rep 2 (18 sts)
Rnd 4: Sc 18 (18 sts)
Rnd 5: Sc 9, Dec 3, Sc 3 (15 sts)
Rnd 6: Sc 7, Dec 4 (11 sts)
Rnds 7-10: 11 sts
Stuff.
Rnd 11: Dec 5, Sc 1
Finish off.  Set aside.
Arms
Use white. Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
Rnds 3-6: Sc 12 (12 sts)
Rnd 7: Dec 3, Sc 6 (9 sts)
Rnd 8: Inc 3, Sc 6 (12 sts)
Rnd 9: Sc 12 (12 sts)
Stuff.
Rnd 10: Dec 6 (6 sts)
Finish off.  Set aside.
Tail
Use white.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: (Inc, Sc 2) rep 2 (8 sts)
Rnd 3: Sc 8 (8 sts)
Finish off, leaving bottom open.  Set aside.
Head
Use white.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
Rnds 3: (Inc, Sc 2) rep 4 times (16 sts)
Rnds 4-5: Sc 16 (16 sts)
Rnd 6: (Inc, Sc 3) rep 4 times (20 sts)
Rnd 7: Sc 5, Inc 15 (35 sts)
Rnd 8: Sc 5, (Inc, Sc 2) rep 3 times, Sc 12 (Inc, Sc 2) rep 3 times (41 sts)
Rnd 9: Sc 5, (Dec, Sc 4) rep 6 times (35 sts)
Rnds 10-12: Sc 35 (35 sts)
Rnd 13: (Dec, Sc 3) rep 7 times (28 sts)
Rnd 14: (Dec, Sc 2) rep 7 times (21 sts)
Rnd 15: (Dec, Sc) rep 7 times (14 sts)
Use black yarn to stitch a mouth and make French knot eyes. Stuff.  You can sew on the ears now, but I waited until the bear was done for better positioning.
Rnd 16: Dec 7 (7 sts)
Finish off.  Set aside.
Body
Use white. Starting at the bottom:
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
Rnds 3: Inc 12 (24 sts)
Rnd 4: (Inc, Sc 5) rep 4 times (28 sts)
Rnd 5: (Inc 2, Sc 5) rep 4 times (36 sts)
Rnds6-7: Sc 36 (36 sts)
Rnd 8: (Dec, Sc 4) rep 6 times (30 sts)
Rnd 9: Sc 30 (30 sts)
Rnd 10: (Dec, Sc 3) rep 6 times (24 sts)
Rnd 11: Sc 24 (24 sts)
Rnd 12: (Dec, Sc 2) rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 13: (Dec, Sc) rep 6 times (12 sts)
Stuff.  Sew to bottom of the head.  Sew the arms and legs to opposite sides of the body; I lined up the pieces and used a double strand of yarn drawn back and forth through all three segments (limb, body, limb) to leave the limbs moveable. Sew the tail to the lower back so the bear will sit.
Leg Detail


All designs on this blog are my original work.  Please do not sell these patterns.  Feel free to sell items made from these patterns  if you credit me as designer.


29 comments:

  1. You have some really cute patterns here!

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  2. Bwahaha! I just liked your page on facebook and said I was coming over to visit your blog but I got here and it looked familiar because I had already been here. Well, at least I've got your page liked now too so I can keep up with the things that come off your hooks! :)

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  3. Tehehe! I am endlessly following links to "new" blogs and discovering I've already had them bookmarked for ages.

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  4. Hi, I realy like this pattern, but I have problems of interpretation it. Could you please explain it for me more clearly? For example:
    Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
    Row 3: (Inc, Sc 3) rep 3 times (15 sts)
    I don't know what I must to do.

    Many thanks

    love xxx

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  6. Let me try to explain.
    Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
    Rnd 3: (Inc, Sc 3) rep 3 times (15 sts)
    First the abbreviations are as follows: Inc-increase Rnd-Round Sts-stitches Sc-single crochet Rep-repeat. The number in parentheses[(12 sts), (15 sts)] is how many stitches you should have worked at the end of the round. Round 2 has 12 stitches and Round 3 has 15 total stitches.
    In Round 2, you increase 6 times to get a total of 12 stitches.
    Increase can also be written as 2 sc. It means that you work two
    single crochet stitches in each of the six stitches from the previous round, which gives you twelve stitches at the end of the round.
    When there are directions in parentheses, like in Round 3, you repeatth e directions in parentheses the number of times the pattern tells you. Round 3 says to (Inc, Sc 3) rep 3 times. So, you increase(single crochet 2 times) in the first stitch. Then you Sc 3 (make one single crochet stitch apiece in each of the next three stiches. That gives you five stitches. Repeat those direction three times to get 15 stitches in the third round.
    I hope this helps you out. If you need anymore help, just let me know.

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  8. Lovely Blog. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us other crocheters.....:)

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  9. Love it, he's so cute! One question, does the head end at the back just pull the last 7 stitches tight & then sew it shut? I haven't started the body yet, but don't anticipate any problems. Oh yeah you haven't mentioned stuffing the limbs but figure that should be done, just a little stuffing. If this is wrong, please let me know! Thanks for the patern, like I said he's a darling!!
    charla

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  10. Yes, the head ends at the back. Personally, I like to use June Gilbank's finishing techniques from the PlanetJune blog. And the limbs should be stuffed. I need to edit that:)

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  11. Very adorable! What is the finished height of this cute bear? Thanks!

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  12. I am really enjoying working on this! It's a great pattern.

    Am I supposed to make two tails or is that a typo?

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  13. One tail. Definitely a typo. I must have been half asleep when I posted this pattern:)

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  14. Hello! Can you answer a question for me as I am just starting to try to make toys! Once I have finished a round, do I slip stitch to finish it and then ch1, or do I just continue straight into the next round? Thank you!

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  15. Continue stitching straight into the next round. Joining with a slip stitch leaves a "jog" that is hyper-noticeable in something as small as amigurumi.

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  16. Thank you! This is a lovely pattern and the bear is so cute!

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  17. So I'm making this bear, Just got down to the end of the head and I realized I think I did the arms and legs wrong. Was I supposed to stuff them before finishing them off and close them off somehow as I finished them? :/

    Also. what part of the ear is supposed to be stitched to the head? so confused. Bear turning out adorable though haha :)
    My first amigurumi

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  18. Ugh, what was I thinking when I wrote this pattern? Yes, you should stuff the limbs before you stitch the last round, a fact I should have written in the pattern. The open end of the ears are the bottom and should be sewn to the head.

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  19. Sorry just found this post...very beginner, so could you also explain the decrease round? Found your increase explanation very easy to follow.

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  20. Okay, the first decrease round is round 4.
    Rnd 4: (Dec, Sc 3) rep 3 times (12 sts)
    The previous round had 15 stitches in it. In this round, you are going to work a decrease, then work three single crochets in the next three stitches of the previous round. Then you repeat that three times to give you a total of 12 stitches. A basic decrease is fairly simple and something you'll need to know for amigurumi. To start, insert your hook in the first stitch of the previous round. Yarn over and pull through just like at the beginning of a single crochet, but DON'T finish the stitch. Instead, insert your hook in the second stitch of the round, yarn over, and pull through again. Now finish the stitch; yarn over and pull through both loops. This effectively turns the two stitches from the previous round into one stitch in this round so that you've decreased the number of stitches in the round. Work a single crochet into each of the next three stitches and repeat the process three times. Try to work decreases tightly so that they don't leave huge gaps in your work. Once you've gained experience and are comfortable with the decrease stitch, go to June Gilbank's blog at Planetjune.com to learn the Invisible Decrease. It can be used in place of the decrease and is much less noticeable. Hope this helps (and isn't too obnoxiously wordy). :)

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  21. my leg came out extremely short... and it looks more like a foot than the round leg in the pic. could maybe tell me what i messed up on?

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  22. Make sure you've stitched all the rounds. The foot part is actually rounder than the rest of the leg; also, make sure you have it stuffed well.

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  23. I'm going to add another picture of just the leg; I hope that helps!

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  24. I love this pattern! I have some yarn that will make a perfect teddy bear! Thank you for sharing a free pattern!!! I'll comment again once I get it done!

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  25. Hello~

    I did bearling out of your pattern~ Even though it didn't come out as what I expected... (T_T)

    Hope you'll visit my blog! Sorry for stalking your blog too much... >_<

    Thanks!
    ureshi

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  26. Fun Happy Hippo. Great patterns. Thanks.

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  27. So cute! I have just the yarn for him too! Can't wait to make him! :-)

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