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Free Crochet Pattern: Buddy Bear

Lion Brand« Homespun®
Pattern #: 80359
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 17 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 14 in. (35.5 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Homespun®

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Homespun®
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Deco Rococo Edwardian Tudor Sierra Regency Baroque Waterfall
Gothic Prairie Barrington Nouveau Windsor Corinthian Mediterranean Delft
Quartz Montana Sky Black Candy Apple Harvest Olive Barley Grape
Cream Golden Meadow Fiesta Plum Apple Green Lagoon Parfait
Ocean Painted Desert Wild Fire Bourbon Herb Garden Mixed Berries Pearls Marble
Amethyst Pesto Coral Reef Great Plains Ambrosia Vintage Purple Haze Wisteria
Mimosa Seafoam Spice Tulips Cherry Blossom Vineyard Pueblo Abalone
Claret Clouds Desert Mountain Blue Moon Barks Forest Sand Dune
*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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•  790-403 Homespun Yarn: Earth
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Additional Materials
2 plastic safety eyes, 12 mm diameter
Fiberfill stuffing
Small amount of black yarn
 

Buddy Bear

Lion Brand« Homespun®

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sc2tog (sc 2 sts tog) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:

Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.

HEAD
Ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place marker for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) 6 times - 18 sts.
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times - 24 sts.
Rnd 5: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times - 30 sts.
Rnd 6: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times - 36 sts.
Rnds 7-15: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 16: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times - 30 sts.
Rnd 17: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times - 24 sts.
Rnd 18: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times - 18 sts.
Fasten off.

BODY
Ch 2.
Rnds 1-5: Rep Rnds 1-5 of Head - 30 sts.
Rnd 6: Sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next 14 sc - 32 sts.
Rnd 7: Sc in next 15 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next 15 sc - 34 sts.
Rnd 8: Sc in next 16 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next 16 sc - 36 sts.
Rnds 9-14: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 15: Sc in next 16 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 16 sts - 34 sts.
Rnd 16: Sc in next 15 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 15 sts - 32 sts.
Rnd 17: Sc in next 14 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 14 sts - 30 sts.
Rnd 18: Sc in next 13 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 13 sts - 28 sts.
Rnd 19: Sc in next 12 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 12 sts - 26 sts.
Rnd 20: Sc in next 11 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 11 sts - 24 sts.
Rnd 21: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times - 18 sts.
Fasten off.

EARS (make 2)
Ch 2.
Rnds 1-3: Rep Rnds 1-3 of Head - 18 sts.
Fasten off.

ARMS (make 2)
Ch 2.
Rnds 1 and 2: Rep Rnds 1 and 2 of Head - 12 sts.
Rnd 3: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 4: Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog - 10 sts.
Rnds 5-14: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off.

LEGS (make 2)
Ch 2.
Rnds 1-3: Work Rnds 1-3 of Head - 18 sts.
Rnds 4 and 5: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 6: Sc2tog, sc in next 14 sts, sc2tog - 16 sts.
Rnd 7: Sc2tog, sc in next 12 sts, sc2tog - 14 sts.
Rnds 8-18: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Following package directions, attach safety eyes to Head.
Firmly stuff Head. With black yarn, embroider straight st nose. Fold Ears in half to make semi-circles and sew closed. Sew Ears to Head. Firmly stuff Body, sew Head to Body. Stuff Arms and Legs lightly and sew to Body. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s) rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet st(s) = stitch(es)


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 17 reviews)
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Reviewed by jetsetmc on 2014-01-06 ****
I made this in the color cream with an I hook. It came out adorable, although the stuffing is more visible through his belly than I would prefer. I could have used more instruction on how to fasten off each piece and assemble them, but it still came out great.


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