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Free Crochet Pattern: Buddy Bear

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Lion Brandฎ Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 81090AD
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
11 1/2 in. (29.5 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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•  860-173 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Green
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$ 4.39  
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
  • 2 plastic safety eyes, 6 mm diameter
  • Fiberfill stuffing
 

Buddy Bear

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sc2tog (sc decrease) 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.

NOTES:

1. Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.
2. To change color: work last stitch of old color to last yarn over, yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch.

HEAD AND BODY
Beg at top of Head, with A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.
Place marker in first st 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; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnds 6–12: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 13: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 14: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around – 18 sts.
Beg stuffing Head and Body.
Rnd 15: *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around; change to B in last st – 12 sts.
Rnd 16: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 17: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around; change to C in last st – 18 sts.
Rnd 18: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 19: Sc in each st around; change to B in last st.
Rnd 20: Sc in each st around.
Rnds 21–30: Rep Rnds 19 and 20, working in the following color sequence: 1 more round with B, *2 rounds with C, 2 rounds with B; rep from * once more, 1 round with C.
Rnd 31: With C, *sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around; change to B in last st –18 sts.
Finish stuffing Head and Body.
Rnd 32: *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around – 12 sts.
Rnd 33: (Sc2tog) around – 6 sts.
Fasten off.

LEGS (make 2)
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch.
Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around – 8 sts.
Rnds 3–15: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off.

ARMS (make 2)
With A, ch 2.
Rnds 1–12: Work Rnds 1–12 of Legs.
Fasten off.

EARS (make 2)
With D, ch 2.
Rnds 1–3: Work Rnds 1–3 of Head – 18 sts.
Fasten off.

HEART
With C, ch 4.
Rnd 1: 2 dc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch; working along opposite side of beg ch, hdc in next ch, (2 dc, slip st) in last ch.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Following package directions, attach safety eyes to Head. Stuff Arms and Legs lightly and sew to Body. Sew Ears to sides of Head. Sew Heart onto Arm. With D, embroider a straight st nose. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet st(s) = stitch(es)


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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Reviewed by Leanne on 2011-12-30 *****
I crocheted this pattern with the monkey mouth and ears for my 13 year old niece. She showed it to her 7 month old baby sister and hasn't gotten it back! Now I have to go make another one.


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