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Free Crochet Pattern: Bear Potholder

Lion Brandฎ Cotton-Ease
Pattern #: 90566AD
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 7 1/2 in. (19.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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This adorable bear potholder is a fun and functional way to decorate your kitchen! Click here for the beehive potholder pattern.
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Color (A)
Cotton-Ease

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 830-125: Cotton-Ease Yarn: Hazelnut
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Color (B)
Cotton-Ease

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Cotton-Ease
Almond Snow Cherry Taupe Seaspray Hazelnut Cactus Plum
Stone Violet Lime
*Cotton-Ease (Article #830). 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (207yds/188m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  830-125 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Hazelnut
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$ 7.69  
Note: (A)
•  830-099 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Almond
   ball
$ 7.69  
Note: (B)
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
Small amount of black yarn
 

Bear Potholder

Lion Brand Cotton-Ease

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

NOTES:

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

BEAR
HEAD (make 2)

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: Work 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 each of next 2 sts, rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around – 36 sts.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * around – 42 sts.
Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts, rep from * around – 48 sts.
Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts, rep from * around – 54 sts.
Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts, rep from * around – 60 sts.
Rnd 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 9 sts, rep from * around – 66 sts.
Rnd 12: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts, rep from * around – 72 sts. Fasten off.

NOSE
With B, ch 2.
Rnds 1-3: Rep Rnds 1-3 of Head – 18 sts. Fasten off.

EARS (make 2)
With B, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 16 sts.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around – 32 sts.

FINISHING
With wrong sides of the Head pieces held together, and working through both thicknesses, join A with a sl st anywhere along outside edge. Work sc evenly spaced around to join pieces. At end of rnd, join with sl st to beg sc. Ch 12 (for hanging loop), then join with sl st to beg ch. Fasten off. Sew Nose to center of Head. With A, embroider straight sts for Nose detail. With black yarn, embroider French knot eyes. Fold each Ear in half to make a semi-circle. Sew around curved edge through both thicknesses, then sew Ears to Head. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 5 reviews)
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Bear Potholder Reviewed by Rebecca Goff on 2011-07-17 *****
I made the bear potholder but changed it to a panda for a great friend and panda lover. Fun and easy.


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