HOW TO MAKE… CRO­CHET BEARS

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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

Bow

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

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] 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

Bow

Make as for pink bow bear, us­ing Yarn D, leav­ing a tail for at­tach­ing

Fin­ish­ing

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

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