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Free Crochet Pattern: Boudreaux The Bear

Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Roving Wool
Pattern #: L10639
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 12 in. (30.5 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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This cuddly bear is ready to play and would make a treasured friend for any child. A colorful bow around the neck makes this bear a wonderful baby shower gift.
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Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Roving Wool

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5200-526: Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Roving Wool Yarn: Fence Post
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Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Roving Wool
Vintage Rose Pimento Rhubarb Toffee Fence Post Lavender Soap Umbrella Jordan Almond
*Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Roving Wool (Article #5200). 100% Wool; package size: Solids: 1.75 oz (50g), 58 yards (53m)
Prints: 1.5 oz (42g), 49 yards (45m)

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  5200-526 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Roving Wool Yarn: Fence Post
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$ 16.47  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
Sewing needle and thread
Small amount of black yarn
Small piece of black felt
Ribbon for Scarf.
 

Boudreaux The Bear

Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Roving Wool

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) 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:

1. Body, Head, Arms and Legs are worked in continuous rnds. Do not join and do not turn at the ends of rnds.
2. Ears are worked back and forth in rows.
3. Pieces are worked separately, then sewed together to make Bear.

BODY
Beg at bottom of Body, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; do not join, work in continuous rnds. 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 at the end of this rnd.
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 6-8: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 9 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * around - 27 sts.
Rnd 10: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 11 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * around - 24 sts.
Rnds 12 and 13: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 14 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around - 20 sts.
Rnd 15: Sc in each st around.
Begin to lightly stuff Body and continue to stuff as work progresses.
Rnd 16 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around - 16 sts.
Rnd 17 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 12 sts.
Rnd 18 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around - 6 sts.
Fasten off.

HEAD
Beg at bottom of Head, ch 2.
Rnd 1-3: Rep Rnds 1-3 of Body.
Rnds 4 and 5: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 24 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 7: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around - 30 sts.
Rnd 9: Sc in each st around.
Begin to lightly stuff Head and continue to stuff as work progresses.
Rnd 10 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around - 24 sts.
Rnd 11 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 18 sts.
Rnd 12 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around - 12 sts.
Rnd 13 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog; rep from * around - 6 sts.
Fasten off.

EARS (make 2)
Ch 2.
Row 1: 3 sc in first ch.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st across - 6 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off.

ARMS (make 2)
Beg at paw end of Arm, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; do not join, work in continuous rnds. 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 at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 5 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 9 sts.
Rnds 6-10: Sc in each st around.
Begin to lightly stuff Arm and continue stuffing as work progress.
Rnd 11 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around - 6 sts.
Rnd 12 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog; rep from * around - 3 sts.
Fasten off.

LEGS (make 2)
Beg at paw end of Leg, ch 2.
Rnd 1 and 2: Rep Rnds 1 and 2 of Arms.
Rnds 3-5: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 6 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 9 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 7-13: Sc in each st around.
Begin to lightly stuff Leg and continue to stuff as work progresses.
Rnd 14 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around - 6 sts.
Rnd 15 (Decrease Rnd): *Sc2tog; rep from * around - 3 sts.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Scarf

Tie ribbon around Bear’s neck for Scarf.
Sew Ears to Head. Sew Head to Body. From black felt, cut 2 small circles for eyes and 1 small triangle for nose. With sewing needle and thread, sew felt pieces securely to face. With black yarn, embroider straight st mouth. Sew Arms and Legs to Body. 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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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 4 reviews)
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Boudreaux The Bear Reviewed by Nancy Babraitis on 2014-03-20 ****
The pattern is very simple and turned out very cute. I first made it with Vandals choice because it was the only yarn I had at the time. The end product didn't look exactly the same as the pic but it was still pretty cute. Later my Michael's was having a clearance on Martha's Roving Wool and it was priced super cheap at $1 per skein in the exact color suggested for this bear, so I was incredibly excited because this bear is so cute and I was interested to see how the pattern would turn out when using the yarn suggested. Now I know why Michael's decided to stop carrying it. The only good thing I can say about this yarn is that it is fairly soft for 100% wool which is a concern when making this for a baby. Unfortunately this is the worst yarn I've ever worked with. Due to this yarn just being wool fibers that have been stretched and then twisted together it makes it very hard to work with. Homespun is made similarly, but has a piece of thread or two twisted in with it which normally keeps it from ripping apart or splitting so that your thread doesn't slip through the fibers when you are pushing or pulling your hook through or under stitches, but this is not the case with the Roving Wool. Every time I had to unravel a few stitches or whole row the yarn would get caught up by one or more of the fibers that my hook must have slipped through on the prior stitch, and then when I had to pull on the yarn to try to rip the yarn free from the stitch the yarn would simply tear apart. Over time I had multiple pieces of yarn at varying lengths, none of which were long enough to use on another body part. Finally on every single stitch I made I was forced to make sure that my hook had not slipped through the middle of the fibers in the stitches or loops on my hook by pulling the yarn overs in and out of the loops again and again. Also it took me an exceedingly long time to finish this product because I ended up needing additional yarn. I would have been able to get this bear down in only two skeins, probably at least due in part to the fact that I was using a hook one size smaller than the pattern called for, and I had started to wonder why the directions listed 3 skeins, but after I started amassing multiple scraps of yarn after every time that it ripped I realized I was going to actually need the third skein. Of course when Michael's stopped carrying the Roving Wool they only had the two skeins of this color left, and there wasn't another store anywhere close that carried it. I finally had to call around to find it and ended up having to drive an hour away to purchase it. I would never ever buy this yarn again and I definitely wouldn't suggest anybody else buy it either. I decided to use Baby's first and it was perfect and turned out great! I have had to make half o dozen of these due to each of my children wanting one, and then parents of their friends asking that I make one for their children as well!


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