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Time
3h00

Crochet
See a child’s face light up when given this adorably cute bear. His scarf is detachable, so if giving the bear to a child under 36 months, work a couple of holding stitching through the scarf and bear in order to secure it safely.

Essential information
DIFFICULTY LeveL Intermediate
sIze Approx 23.5 x 16.5cm (91⁄4 x 61⁄2in)

Yarn
You can use DK weight yarn for this project
Crochet hook 3.5mm hook

Notions
Stitch markers
Yarn needle
9mm (3⁄8in) black safety toy eyes
Toy stuffing
Scrap of black DK yarn

TensIon Exact tension is not essential

Safety toy eyes usually have two parts – the eye and the washer, or backing part, to fix it onto your polar bear. For the sake of safety, the washer, or backing part, must join firmly with the eye to avoid it being pulled out by a child. Embroider the bear’s nose and mouth using small snippets of black yarn.

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  • Step 1

    Pattern
    The head and body are worked together in one piece. Stuff the head and body as you go along.

    Head and body
    With yarn A, make an adjustable ring and work 6 dc into the ring. (6sts)
    round 1 *1 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from end. (9sts)
    round 2 *2 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from end. (12sts)
    round 3 *3 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from end. (15sts)
    round 4 *4 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from end. (18sts)
    round 5 *5 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from end. (21sts)
    round 6 *6 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from end. (24 sts) Mark this round with a stitch marker.
    round 7 *5 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from end. (28sts)
    round 8 *6 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from end. (32sts)
    round 9 *7 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from end. (36sts)
    round 10 *8 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * to end. (40sts)
    rounds 11–13 Dc in each st to end.
    round 14 *dc2tog, 6 dc; repeat from * to end. (35sts)
    round 15 *dc2tog, 5 dc; repeat from * to end. (30sts)
    The next two rounds create the bend in the neck.
    rounds 16-17 13 Dc, ss in the next 4 sts, 13 dc. round 18 Dc in each st to end.
    round 19 *9 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * to end. (33sts)
    round 20 Dc in each st to end.
    Put your working loop on a stitch holder and attach the toy eyes to the head.
    Place the eyes at the top of the head, nine stitches apart on the marked round 6. Stuff the head with toy stuffing.
    Put your working loop back on the hook and continue:
    round 21 *10 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from to end. (36sts)
    round 22 Dc in each st to end.
    round 23 *11 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from to end. (39sts)
    round 24 Dc in each st to end.
    round 25 *12 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from to end. (42sts)
    round 26 Dc in each st to end.
    round 27 *13 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from to end. (45sts)
    round 28 Dc in each st to end.
    round 29 *14 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from to end. (48sts)
    round 30 Dc in each st to end.
    round 31 *15 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from to end. (51sts)
    round 32 Dc in each st to end.
    round 33 *16 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from to end. (54sts)
    round 34 Dc in each st to end.
    round 35 *17 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from to end. (57sts)
    round 36 *18 dc, 2 dc in the next st; repeat from * to end. (60sts)
    rounds 37–39 Dc in each st to the end.
    round 40 *dc2tog, 18 dc; repeat from * to end. (57sts)
    round 41 *dc2tog, 17 dc; repeat from * to end. (54sts)
    round 42 *dc2tog, 7 dc; repeat from * to end. (48sts)
    round 43 *dc2tog, 6 dc; repeat from * to end. (42sts)
    round 44 *dc2tog, 5 dc; repeat from * to end. (36sts)
    round 45 *dc2tog, 4 dc; repeat from * to end. (30sts)
    round 46 *dc2tog, 3 dc; repeat from * to end. (24sts)
    round 47 *dc2tog, 2 dc; repeat from * to end. (18sts)
    round 48 *dc2tog, 1 dc; repeat from * to end. (12sts)
    round 49 *dc2tog; repeat from * to end. (6sts) Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail, and pull through loop to secure.
    Stuff the body firmly with toy stuffing. Thread the cut yarn onto a yarn needle and weave through the last 6 sts, pull the yarn to close the hole at the base of the body, weave in yarn to secure, and cut off any loose ends.

  • Step 2

    Legs (make 4)
    With yarn A, make an adjustable ring and work 6 dc into the ring. (6sts)
    round 1 2 dc into each st to end. (12sts) round 2 *1 dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * to end. (18sts)
    round 3 5 dc TBL, dc2tog, 4 dc, dc2tog, 5 dc. (16sts)
    round 4 4 dc, dc2tog, 4 dc, dc2tog, 4 dc. (14sts)
    rounds 5–7 Dc in each st to end.
    round 8 Dc2tog, dc in each st to end. (13sts) rounds 9–10 Dc in each st to end.
    round 11 Dc2tog, dc in each st to end. (12sts) rounds 12–14 Dc in each st to end.
    Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail, and pull through loop to secure.
    Finish stuffing the legs firmly with toy stuffing. Using the photo as a guide, sew in place on the polar bear body. Weave in yarn to secure and cut off any loose ends.

  • Step 3

    Ears (make 2)
    With yarn A, make an adjustable ring and work 6 dc into the ring. (6sts)
    round 1 *1 dc, 2 dc in the next st; repeat from
    * to end. (9sts)
    rounds 2–3 Dc in each st to the end.
    Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail, and pull through loop to secure.
    Press flat and use a strand of yarn A to sew a
    V shape in the middle. Using the photo as a guide sew in place on the polar bear body. Weave in yarn to secure and cut off loose ends. Use a scrap of black yarn to embroider a triangle nose and backstitches for the mouth.

  • Step 4

    Tail end
    With yarn A, make an adjustable ring and work 4 dc into the ring. (4sts)
    round 1 *1 dc, 2 dc in the next st; repeat from * to end. (6sts)
    round 2 *2 dc, 2 dc in the next st; repeat from * to end. (8sts)
    rounds 3–5 Dc in each st to the end.
    Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail, and pull through loop to secure.
    Using the photo as a guide, above right, sew in place on the polar bear body. Weave in yarn to secure and cut off any loose ends.

  • Step 5

    Scarf
    This is not worked in a spiral. Turn your work at the end of each row.

  • How to make a polar bear plushie. Polar Bear With Scarf - Step 6
    Step 6

    The tail end of the bear is formed by making an adjustable ring. Turn to page 57 for more information about this technique, which is really useful for making a neat round with a tidy central hole. Refer to pages 130–131 for more information about assembling your crocheted toy.
    With yarn B, work 4 ch.
    row 1 Starting in second ch from hook,
    dc in each st, ch 1, turn.
    row 2 Dc in each st, ch 1, turn.
    Repeat the last row until scarf is 35cm (133⁄4in).
    Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail, and pull through loop to secure.
    Knot short lengths of yarn B onto the ends of the scarf to form tassels and cut to length. Tie the scarf around the polar bear’s neck.

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ariana.isbell
ariana.isbell
"Intermediate"
*Cries*
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wool
wool
Awesome i love this its so cute!
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