CRO­CHET BEARS

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The cutest amigu­rumi pair

MA­TE­RI­ALS

DMC Natura Just Cot­ton, 100% cot­ton, 155m/170yd per 50g, one ball in grey (Gris Ar­gent 09) (Yarn A) DMC Babylo 10, 100% cot­ton, 267m/292yd per 50g, one ball each in white (Ivory 5200), (Yarn B), pink (224) (Yarn C) and mus­tard (783) (Yarn D) 1.5mm (US steel 8) cro­chet hook 3mm (UK 10, US D/3) cro­chet hook Black em­broi­dery thread Stitch marker Two pairs of black safety eyes, 0.5cm ( ") Polyester toy stuff­ing Red crayon Scrap of fab­ric Yarn nee­dle Sewing nee­dle

TEN­SION

Ten­sion is not crit­i­cal for this project but it is im­por­tant the stitches are dense so the stuff­ing doesn’t show through

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS

st(s) stitch(es) ch chain ss slip stitch dc dou­ble cro­chet inc work 2 dc in st, to in­crease by 1 st yrh yarn round hook dc2­tog dou­ble cro­chet 2 to­gether – (in­sert hook in next st, yrh and draw loop through) twice, yrh and draw through all 3 loops on hook

FIN­ISHED SIZE

Char­ac­ters stand ap­prox. 15cm (6") tall If you go down to the woods to­day, you might just see these two in­sep­a­ra­ble sweet­hearts look­ing for a pic­nic spot. They’re both out­doorsy types, you see, with a love of great ad­ven­tures and a pen­chant for ac­ces­soris­ing.

Cus­tomise your amigu­rumi bear pair with dif­fer­ent colour bows or stitch­ing. Where will their tiny legs will take them next?

In­struc­tions

Un­less stated oth­er­wise, work in one con­tin­u­ous spi­ral (do not join rounds) and mark the last st of each round with a stitch marker.

Pink bow bear Head

Worked from the top of the head down­wards Us­ing Yarn A and 3mm hook Round 1 ch2, work 6dc into 1st ch [6 sts] Round 2 inc in each st around [12 sts] Round 3 (inc, 1dc) 6 times [18 sts] Round 4 (inc, 2dc) 6 times [24 sts] Round 5 (inc, 3dc) 6 times [30 sts] Round 6 1dc in each st around Round 7 (inc, 4dc) 6 times [36 sts] Round 8 (inc, 5dc) 6 times [42 sts] Rounds 9-13 1dc in each st around Round 14 (dc2­tog, 5dc) 6 times [36 sts] In­sert safety eyes 9 sts apart, be­tween Rounds 10 and 11 Round 15 (dc2­tog, 4dc) 6 times [30 sts] Round 16 (dc2­tog, 3dc) 6 times [24 sts] Round 17 (dc2­tog, 2dc) 6 times [18 sts] Start to stuff the head and con­tinue as you go Round 18 (dc2­tog, 1dc) 6 times [12 sts] Fin­ish with a ss and break the yarn, leav­ing a long tail to sew the head to the body later

Legs

Worked from the feet up­wards

Us­ing Yarn A and 3mm hook Round 1 ch2, 8dc in 1st ch [8 sts] Round 2 inc in each st around [16 sts] Rounds 3-9 1dc in each st around At the end of Round 9, fas­ten off leav­ing long tail for sewing, and set aside Re­peat for the sec­ond leg but do not fas­ten off, in­stead con­tinue by join­ing the legs Join­ing round ch5, 1dc in each of first 8 sts of first leg, ch5, miss first 8 sts of sec­ond leg, 1dc in re­main­ing 8 sts of sec­ond leg, end­ing at the start of the first ch5 [26 sts] Mark last dc and con­tinue work­ing in the round for the body

Body

Round 1 1dc in each st around Round 2 inc, 2dc, inc, 9dc, inc, 2dc, inc, 9dc [30 sts] Round 3 1dc in each st around Round 4 4dc, inc, 6dc, inc, 6dc, inc, 6dc, inc, 4dc [34 sts] Rounds 5-6 1dc in each st around Round 7 14dc, dc2­tog, 14dc, dc2­tog, 2dc [32 sts] Us­ing a ta­pes­try nee­dle, sew up the gap be­tween the two legs. Now be­gin to fill the body with stuff­ing and con­tinue fill­ing it as you go Round 8 5dc, dc2­tog, 14dc, dc2­tog, 9dc [30 sts] Round 9 1dc in each st around Round 10 (dc2­tog, 3dc) 6 times [24 sts] Round 11 1dc in each st around Round 12 (dc2­tog, 2dc) 6 times [18 sts] Rounds 13-14 1dc in each st around Round 15 (dc2­tog, 1dc) 6 times [12 sts] Fin­ish with a ss and break the yarn

Arms

Us­ing Yarn A and 3mm hook Round 1 ch2, 5dc in 1st ch [5 sts] Round 2-12 1dc in each st around Fin­ish with a ss and break the yarn Ears (make two) Us­ing Yarn A and 3mm hook Round 1 ch2, 6dc in 1st ch [6 sts] Round 2 inc in each st around [12 sts] Round 3 inc, inc, 12dc [14 sts] Fin­ish with a ss and break the yarn

Snout

Us­ing Yarn B and 1.5mm hook Round 1 ch2, 6dc in 1st ch [6 sts] Round 2 inc in each st around [12 sts] Round 3 (inc, 1dc) 6 times [18 sts] Rounds 4-16 1dc in each st around Fin­ish with a ss and break the yarn leav­ing a long tail for sewing to head Us­ing black em­broi­dery thread, em­broi­der a nose on the snout

Belly

Us­ing Yarn B and 1.5mm hook Round 1 ch9, 1dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 6 ch, 6dc in next ch (i.e. the 1st ch), turn to work along the un­der­side of the ch

AMIGU­RUMI BEARS

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