crochet teddy bear
What I love the most about this Crochet Teddy Bear is that it has a minimum of sewing. The legs, the body, and the head is crocheted in one piece, you only have to crochet separately the arms, the ears, and the muzzle. And you’ll have to sew on the body just the ears and the muzzle because the arms are crocheted together with the body.

This pattern is a beginner crochet pattern. The pattern only uses single crochet stitches and you don’t need to know complicated techniques, but you need to know how to increase (how to crochet two single crochet stitches in one stitch) and how to decrease (how to crochet 2 single crochet together). I think if you are a beginner you have to know how to crochet a Teddy Bear! They are great gifts and quick crochet projects to make.

If you are looking for a quick and easy crochet pattern just as a crochet fun project or as a cute and great gift for a baby shower, a Christmas gift, or a birthday present, this free crochet easy pattern is perfect for you. Also with this pattern, you’ll learn how to crochet a triangle scarf in moss stitch. At the end of the pattern, you’ll find the written instructions for the moss triangle scarf pattern free.

For my crochet Teddy Bear, I’ve used 150 g Baby Dream 100% anti-pilling acrylic Coffe Brown and 10 g Light Camel for the muzzle (but you can use the same yarn as the body or any scrap yarn you have) and 10 g of Milky Brown for the scarf (but you can use the same yarn as the body or any scrap yarn you have), a 5 mm hook, a 4 mm hook for the scarf, a needle, a bag of (250 g) polyester stuffing and plastic 14 mm safety eyes.
antipilling acryl
This yarn is a really soft yarn with wonderful, airy volume, suitable for crochet and knitting projects. It is produced from 100% antipilling acrylic of very high quality and comes in a huge selection of colors. Items knitting with anti-pilling yarn are resilient against pilling and fuzz that can occur while using or washing. Since these are more durable as compared to other acrylic fibers, they wear down slower. Additionally, they carry less static electricity. Anti-pilling yarns are machine washable and dryable. Whether you knit or crochet with this yarn, the stitches will stand out nicely and clearly. If you’re allergic to wool, or if you want to opt out of animal fibers for other reasons, you can replace it with this great acrylic yarn for a soft and lovely result. The soft yarn is suitable for lots of creative, colorful projects. It definitely does not scratch and is comfortable to work with and wear on the body. Here you can buy this great yarn: http://bit.ly/3whv3g0

 

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crochet teddy bear

ABBREVIATIONS:   

ch= chain;

st= stitch;

sc= single crochet;

sl st= slip stitch;

2 sc tog= 2 single crochet together.

The pattern uses US crochet terminology.

The dimension of the finished Teddy Bear is around 33 cm/ 13 inches when standing.

The written instruction for the crochet Teddy Bear:

The Teddy Bear is crocheted with the yarn held together.

The body of the Teddy Bear is crocheted in one piece, and the torso and the head are crocheted in continuous rounds.

First, we will crochet the arms, the ears, and the muzzle.

The arms:

Start with a magic ring.

1. Round 1: ch (don’t count as a stitch), 5 sc, sl. st to close the round. Carefully pull the tail of the magic ring until it’s super tight and the magic ring is closed.
2. Round 2: ch (don’t count as a stitch), crochet 2 sc in every next stitch, sl. st. to close the round. You should have 10 sc.
3. Round 3: ch (don’t count as a stitch), *2 sc in the next stitch, sc in the next stitch*, repeat until the end of the round, sl. st to close the round. You should have 15 sc stitches.
4. Round 4: ch (don’t count as a stitch), crochet 1 sc in every next stitch, sl. st to close the round. You should have 15 stitches.
5- 20: Round 5- 20: repeat round 4.

Don’t add a lot of stuffing (stuff the arms just in half). Flatten the edges and crochet through the two edges 1 row of sc (four stitches) or sew together the edges.

Crochet the second arm using the same instructions.

Cut the yarn and weave in the ends.

The ears:

Start with a magic ring.

1.Round 1: ch (don’t count as a stitch), 6 sc, sl. st to close the round. Carefully pull the tail of the magic ring until it’s super tight and the magic ring is closed.
2. Round 2: ch (don’t count as a stitch), crochet 2 sc in every next stitch, sl. st. to close the round. You should have 12 sc.
3. Round 3: ch (don’t count as a stitch), *2 sc in the next stitch, sc in the next stitch*, repeat until the end of the round, sl. st to close the round. You should have 18 sc stitches.
4. Round 4: ch (don’t count as a stitch), *2 sc in the next stitch, sc in every next 2 stitches*, repeat until the end of the round, sl. st to close the round. You should have 24 sc stitches.
5. Round 5: ch (don’t count as a stitch), *2 sc in the next stitch, sc in every next 3 stitches*, repeat until the end of the round, sl. st to close the round. You should have 30 sc stitches.
6- 8: Round 6-8: ch (don’t count as a stitch), crochet sc in every next stitch, sl. st to close the round. You should have 30 sc stitches for each round.

Fold the ear in half and crochet through the two edges 1 row of sc or sew together the edges. Cut the yarn leaving a long tail to sew the ears onto the head, and shape it into the desired ear shape.

The muzzle:

The chart:

muzzle

Start with 5 chains.

1.Round 1: 2 sc in the second chain from the hook, sc in every next 2 chains, 5 sc in the next chain, and continue to crochet on the other side of the chains: sc in every next 2 chains, 3 sc in the next chain. Slip stitch to close the round.
2. Round 2: ch (don’t count as a stitch), 2 sc in the first stitch, sc in every next 4 stitches, 5 sc in the next stitch, sc in every next 4 stitches, 3 sc in the next chain. Slip stitch to close the round.
3. Round 3: ch (don’t count as a stitch), 2 sc in the first stitch, sc in every next 6 stitches, 5 sc in the next stitch, sc in every next 6 stitches, 3 sc in the next chain. Slip stitch to close the round.
4. Round 4: ch (don’t count as a stitch), 2 sc in the first stitch, sc in every next 8 stitches, 5 sc in the next stitch, sc in every next 8 stitches, 3 sc in the next chain. Slip stitch to close the round.
5. Round 5: ch (don’t count as a stitch), crochet sc in every next stitch until the end of the round. Slip stitch to close the round.

Tie off, and leave a long tail to sew the muzzle onto the head and to sew the eyebrows too. Sew the nose on the muzzle using the dark brown yarn, and sew the nose onto the muzzle. Begin with the nose and then use the same yarn to stitch on the mouth as well, tie off and weave in the ends.

crochet teddy bear

The Body and the head of the Crochet Teddy Bear:

Start with a magic ring.

1.Round 1: ch (don’t count as a stitch), 6 sc, sl. st to close the round. Carefully pull the tail of the magic ring until it’s super tight and the magic ring is closed.
2. Round 2: ch (don’t count as a stitch), crochet 2 sc in every next stitch, sl. st. to close the round. You should have 12 sc.
3. Round 3: ch (don’t count as a stitch), *2 sc in the next stitch, sc in the next stitch*, repeat until the end of the round, sl. st to close the round. You should have 18 sc stitches.
4. Round 4: ch (don’t count as a stitch), *2 sc in the next stitch, sc in every next 2 stitches*, repeat until the end of the round, sl. st to close the round. You should have 24 sc stitches.
5- 10: Round 5-10: ch (don’t count as a stitch), crochet sc in every next stitch, sl. st to close the round. You should have 24 sc stitches for each round.

Cut the yarn and weave in the ends.

Crochet the second leg exactly like the first one but don’t cut the yarn. After you’ve finished the last round continue to crochet 2 chains and join this leg with the first one with an sl. st. and start to crochet the body.

11. Round 11: ch (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch around the first leg (24 sc), sc in every next 2 ch, sc in every next stitch around the second leg (24 sc), and sc in every next 2 ch (on the other side of the chains). You should have 52 stitches. Mark the last stitch of this round. We will continue to crochet the body in continuous rounds (you won’t crochet an sl. st to close the round and won’t make a ch to start the next round; after you finish one round you’ll start directly the next one).
12- 20: Round 12- 20: crochet sc in every next stitch around the body; keep the mark of the end of the rounds.
21: Round 21: 3 sc in the first stitch of the round, continue to crochet sc in every next st. around the body. At the end of the round, you should have 54 stitches.
22- 28: Round 22-28: crochet sc in every next stitch around the body; and keep the mark of the end of the rounds. You should have 54 sc stitches for each round.
29: Round 29: *2 sc tog, sc in every next 4 stitches*, repeat *-* until the end of the round. You should have 45 stitches.
30-31: Round 30-31: crochet sc in every next stitch around the body; keep the mark at the end of the rounds. You should have 45 sc stitches for each round.

You can start to fill the body of the crochet teddy bear adding the polyester stuffing into the legs and filling as you crochet.

32: Round 32: *2 sc tog, sc in every next 3 stitches*, repeat *-* until the end of the round. You should have 36 stitches.
33-34: Round 33-34: crochet sc in every next stitch around the body; keep the mark of the end of the rounds. You should have 36 sc stitches for each round.
35: Round 35: *2 sc tog, sc in every next 2 stitches*, repeat *-* until the end of the round. You should have 27 stitches.
36- 37: Round 36-37: crochet sc in every next stitch around the body; keep the mark at the end of the rounds. You should have 27 sc stitches for each round.
38: Round 38: you will crochet this round with the arms. Attach the arms and fix them with safety pins and start t crochet the body when you reach the arms crochet the body and the arms together pulling the hook through the stitches of the body and of the arm. You should have 27 stitches.

crochet teddy bear

 

39- 40: Round 39-40: crochet sc in every next stitch around the body, and keep the mark at the end of the rounds. You should have 27 sc stitches for each round. Starting with the next round we will start to crochet the head directly on the body.
41: Round 41: crochet 2 sc in every next stitch around the body; and keep the mark at the end of the round. You should have 54 stitches.
42- 56: Round 42- 56: crochet sc in every next stitch around the head; keep the mark at the end of the rounds. You should have 54 sc stitches for each round.
57: Round 57: *sc in every next 7 sts, 2 sc tog*, repeat *-* until the end of the round. Keep the mark at the end of the round. You should have 48 sc stitches.
58: Round 58: crochet sc in every next stitch around the head, keep the mark at the end of the rounds. You should have 48 sc stitches.
59: Round 59: *sc in every next 4 sts, 2 sc tog*, repeat *-* until the end of the round. Keep the mark at the end of the round. You should have 40 sc stitches.
60: Round 60: crochet sc in every next stitch around the head, keep the mark at the end of the rounds. You should have 40 sc stitches.
61: Round 61: *sc in next st, 2 sc tog*, repeat *-* until the end of the round sc in the last st. Keep the mark at the end of the round. You should have 27 sc stitches.
62: Round 62: crochet sc in every next stitch around the head, keep the mark at the end of the rounds. You should have 27 sc stitches.
Attach the eyes between round 52 and round 53 with 3 or 4 stitches between the eyes. Fill the head until is firm.
63: Round 63: crochet 2 sc tog until the end of the round; keep the mark at the end of the rounds. You should have 13 sc stitches.
64-65: Round 64- 65: crochet sc in every next stitch around the head; keep the mark at the end of the rounds. You should have 13 sc stitches.

If you need to add more stuffing add it now until the head is firm and cut the yarn in a long tail, secure the last stitch, and with a needle close the head pulling the yarn very carefully through the stitches until you close the hole.

Sew the ears onto the head between round 50 and round 61.

Weave in all the ends.

crochet teddy bear

 

How to crochet the scarf for the Crochet Teddy Bear:

The scarf of the teddy bear is a triangle scarf crocheted in moss stitch. Crochet the scarf with Milky Brown for the scarf (but you can use the same yarn as the body or any scrap yarn you have) and a 4mm hook.

The chart:

Start with 2 chains.

1. Row 1: sc in 2 nd ch from the hook (in the chart is a mistake- the sc is crocheted in the first ch from the hook, you should crochet in the second; the rest of the chart is ok as it is), ch 2, sc in the same ch.
2. Row 2: ch 1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in first st, ch. In ch 2 space crochet: (sc, ch 2, sc); ch, sc in last st.
3. Row 3: ch (don’t count as a stitch), sc in first st; ch, sc in next ch space, ch. In ch 2 space crochet: (sc, ch 2, sc); ch, sc in last ch space, ch, sc in last st.
4. Row 4: ch (don’t count as a stitch), sc in first st; ch; *sc in next ch space, ch*; repeat *-* until you reach the ch 2 space and crochet: (sc, ch 2, sc, ch) and continue repeating *-* until the end of the row, finish the row with an sc in the last st.

Repeat row 4 until you have 18 rows. Cut the yarn in a long tail, secure the last stitch and put the scarf around the neck of the Teddy Bear, and sew with 3-4 stitches the ends of the scarf.

Here are my other free patterns for crocheted or knitted baby blankets:

Wild Tulips round crochet baby blanket:

Summer crochet baby blanket;

Textured baby blanket;

Crochet baby blanket;

Chevron baby blanket;

Preemie baby blanket;

 Diamond crochet baby blanket;

Knitted baby blanket/lapghan;

One day baby blanket.

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