HOW TO MAKE… CROCHET BEARS
sts, 1dc in each of next 7 sts, 6dc in next st [26 sts] Now continue working around in a continuous spiral Round 2 *7dc, (inc, 1dc) 3 times; repeat from * once more [32 sts] Round 3 *7dc, (inc, 2dc) 3 times; repeat from * once more [38 sts] Round 4 *7dc, (inc, 3dc) 3 times; repeat from * once more [44 sts] Round 5 *7dc, (inc, 4dc) 3 times; repeat from * once more [50 sts] Finish with a ss and break the yarn leaving a long tail for sewing the belly to the body
Using Yarn C and 1.5mm hook, work in rows Foundation ch15 Row 1 1dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch along, turn [14 sts] Rows 2-7 ch1 (does not count as st) 1dc in each st along, turn Break yarn, leaving a 40cm (15 ") tail. Using a tapestry needle, bring the tail to the centre of the rectangle and wrap it around to shape the bow. Bring the starting tail to the centre as well, and knot the two together.
Yellow bow bear
Make the Head, Legs, Body and Arms as for the pink bow bear
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, 1dc) 6 times [18 sts] Finish with a ss and break the yarn
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] Round 4 (inc, 2dc) 6 times [24 sts] Rounds 5-16 1dc in each st around Finish with a ss and break the yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing. Using black embroidery thread, embroider a nose on the snout
Make as for pink bow bear, using Yarn D, leaving a tail for attaching
Using a yarn needle, sew the snout to the head. Sew the body to the last round of the head, making sure the face is centred and adding more stuffing to the neck as you sew. Position and attach the arms to either side of the body. Position and sew the ears between Rounds 8 and 9 of the head on both bears. For the pink bow bear, using Yarn B, sew the belly onto the body. Using Yarn A for the pink bow bear and Yarn B for the yellow bow bear, sew long stitches onto the bellies. Position the bow on the ear or neck and sew in place. Rub the crayon on a scrap of fabric, then rub the fabric on the cheeks of the faces to transfer the colour.
Sandrine Deveze Sandrine lives in France with her husband and three children. She’s a crochet addict, but also loves baking, taking photographs, sewing, and decorating her home with treasures found at flea markets. She’s been sharing tutorials and inspiration on her blog since 2009. www.lisenncabane.canalblog.com