Meet Blue Bear, an adorable easy to crochet bear. This is a great bear if you are new to toy making and want to practice your colour changes and simple shaping.

I used Drops Cotton Light and 2.5 mm hook to crochet Blue Bear. You could try this pattern with different types of yarns and hook sizes and see what you can make. Just select the hook and yarn you are must comfortable with, I know not everyone likes small hook sizes and cotton yarn can be a bit tricky to work with.

*Note: This crochet pattern uses UK crochet terminology you can download a free version of this pattern which includes a convesion table for US stitches from Lovecraft – Click here to get the free pdf version of this pattern.

You can also downlaod a free pdf version of this pattern from Ravelry – <a href="http://<a href="https://www.ravelry.com/dls/made-by-ava/730676?filename=Blue_Bear_-_UK_Crochet_Pattern_.pdf">download nowClick Here

You Will Need:

  • Drops Cotton Light – 1 ball of each: 27 – Light Blue and 33 – Mid Blue
  • A 2.5 mm hook
  • Toy stuffing
  • Stitch marker
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Safety eyes 10 mm (optional)

Tension: Tension is not critical for this project, but it may affect the yarn quantities required.

Measurements: Blue Bear measures approximately 23 cm tall.

Note: This pattern is worked using the amigurumi method. Work stitches continuously in a spiral without closing off each round with a slip stitch. You may find it easier to mark the first stitch of the round, moving the marker up as you work.

Decreasing rounds: You may prefer to use an invisible decrease, this technique will give your finished creation a neater appearance. To do this insert your hook into the front loop of the first stitch, then insert your hook into the front loop of the second stitch. Yarn over hook and pull through the first 2 loops on your hook.  Yarn over hook and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook to complete the stitch.

Body and Head

Using Mid blue yarn, Ch 15.

Round 1 Dc second st from hook, dc next 12 stitches, 3dc, dc next 12 stitches, 2dc. [30  sts]

Round 2 2dc, dc next 12 stitches, 2dc, 1dc, 2dc, dc next 12 stitches, 2dc, 1dc. [34 sts]

Round 3 – 7 Dc in each dc around.Change to light blue

Round 8 – 12 Dc in each dc around.Change to mid blue

Round 13 – 19 Dc in each dc around.

Change to light blue

Round 20 – 24 Dc in each dc around

Change to mid blue

Round 25 – 31 Dc in each dc around.

Change to light blue

Round 32 – 33 DC in each dc around.

Round 34 (Dc in next 7 dc, dc2tog) 2 times, (dc in next 6 dc, dc2tog) 2 times. [30 sts]

Place eyes between round 30/31

Firmly stuff the body

Round 35 (Dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog) 6 times. [24 sts]

Round 36 (Dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog) 6 times. [18 sts]

Round 37 ( Dc in next dc, dc2tog) 6 times. [12 sts]

Round 38  (Dc2tog) 6 times. [6 sts

Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

Arms (Make 2)

Using Mid blue, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 10dc into loop. [10 sts]

Round 2 (Dc in next 4 dc, 2dc in next dc) 2 times. [12 sts]

Round 3 – 11  Dc in each dc around.

Change to light blue

Round 12 – 24 Dc in each dc around.

Fasten off, leave a long tail to stitch the arms to round 24 of the body

Legs (Make 2)

Using Mid blue, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as a st throughout), 8dc into loop. [8 sts]

Round 2 2dc in each dc around. [16 sts]

Round 3 DC in each dc around.Round 4 (Dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc) 8 times. [24 sts]

Round 5 – 7 Dc in each dc around.

Round 8 (Dc in next dc, dc2tog) 8 times. [16 sts]

Round 9 – 10 Dc in each dc around.

Change to light blue 

Round 11 – 12 Dc in each dc around.

Stuff the foot, leave the rest of the leg unstuffed.

Round 13 (Dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog) 4 times. [12 sts]

Round 14 – 20 Dc in each dc around.

Fasten off, leave a long tail to stitch the legs to the base of the body.

Ears (Make 2)

Using Light blue, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 8dc into loop. [8 sts]

Round 2 2dc in each DC around. [16 sts]

Round 3 – 7 Dc in each dc around.

Fasten off and leave a tail to stitch the ear to the top of the bears head.

To Assemble

  • Pictures are provided as a guide to help you position the ears, arms and legs.
  • Fold ears so they are flat, stitch the seam together and stitch to the body, use the photos as a guide for positioning the ears to the body.
  • You may find it easier to pin the arms and legs to the body to help get them in the correct position before stitching them to the body.
  • Stitch the top of the arm together before stitching the arm to round 24 of the body.
  • Stitch the top of the leg together before stitching it to the base of the body.
  • With a contrasting yarn colour stitch a nose and mouth to create a face for your bear.

I hope you love making Blue Bear, and I hope this pattern inspires you to find a moment of mindful joy. If you have an questions don’t hesitate to leave a comment.

Don’t forget you can download this pattern for free from Lovecrafts

You can also downlaod a free pdf version of this pattern from Ravelry – <a href="http://<a href="https://www.ravelry.com/dls/made-by-ava/730676?filename=Blue_Bear_-_UK_Crochet_Pattern_.pdf">download nowClick Here

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