Hello my lovely peeps. Meet Pocket Bear, he is an adorable little bear that lives in your pocket. He is very curious about the World and loves to visit new places.

I hope you enjoy crocheting Pocket Bear. This is a great pattern if you are new to toy making or you want to practice your magic loops. You could try this pattern with different types of yarns and hook sizes and see what you can make. I have used a 3 mm hook and a Stylecraft Special DK yarn to crochet Bryson Pocket Bear. This pattern doesn’t need much yarn so it is good for using leftovers in your stash.

*Note: This crochet pattern uses UK crochet terminology. You can download a free pdf version of this pattern from Lovecrafts. The pattern has a conversion table for US crochet stitches and hook sizes. Click Here to visit Lovecrafts and downlad your free copy of this pattern.

You can also download a free pdf version of this pattern from Ravelry – <a href="http://<a href="https://www.ravelry.com/dls/made-by-ava/730683?filename=Pocket_Bear_-_UK_Crochet_Pattern.pdf">download nowClick Here

You Will Need

  • Recommended yarn: Stylecraft Special DK
  • Hook: 3mm
  • Safety Eyes: 7.5 mm (optional)
  • Toy Stuffing
  • Stitch Marker
  • Sewing Needle
  • Pins
  • Scissors

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

Measurements: Bryson Pocket Bear measures 7 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 round: 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

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 st around. [16 sts]

Round 3 (Dc in next st, 2dc in next st) 8 times.[24 sts]

Round 4 (Dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times. [30 sts]

Round 5 (Dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times. [36 sts]

Round 6 – 12 Dc in each st around.

Round 13 (Dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog) 6 times. [30 sts]

Round 14 – 18 Dc in each st around.

Round 19 (Dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog) 6 times.[24 sts]

Round 20 (Dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog) 6 times. [18 sts]

Round 21 (Dc in next st, dc2tog) 6 times. [12 sts]

Place eyes between round 14 and 15. Stuff the body

Round 22 (dc2tog) 6 times. [6 sts]

Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

Ears (make 2)

Make a magic loop

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as a st throughout) 6dc into loop. [6 sts]

Round 2 2dc in each st around. [12 sts]

Round 3 – 5 Dc in each st around.

Fasten off, leave a long tail to stitch the ears to the body.

Legs/Arms (make 4)

Make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as a st throughout), 6dc into loop. [6 sts]

Round 2 2dc in each st around. [12 sts]

Round 3 – 4 Dc in each st around.

Fasten off, leave a long tail to stitch the feet to the body.

To Assemble Bryson Pocket Bear

  • Pictures are provided as a guide to help you position the ears and legs.
  • The body is worked from bottom to top, Rounds are counted from the bottom when placing the eyes.
  • Place safety eyes between round 14/15 of the body.
  • 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.
  • Stuff the legs before stitching, pin them in place and stitch around the outside of the leg, firmly securing them to the body of the bear.
  • Using a contrasting colour yarn stitch a nose and mouth onto your bear to create a face.

I hope you have lots of fun and joyful moments with Bryson Pocket Bear. He loves nature so pop him in you pocket and take him on your next walk to the park or adventure day out. Don’t forget to take lots of pictures and make lots of happy memories.

You can download a free version of this pdf pattern from Lovecrafts – click here.

You can also download a free pdf version of this pattern from Ravelry – <a href="http://<a href="https://www.ravelry.com/dls/made-by-ava/730683?filename=Pocket_Bear_-_UK_Crochet_Pattern.pdf">download nowClick Here

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