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Free crochet teddy bear pattern

Little ones will adore this crochet bear, and he's super easy to hook up thanks to this free crochet teddy bear pattern!

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Children can never have too many teddies, and we never get tired of making them either, so this free crochet teddy bear pattern by Lucy Pollock is a winner all round! Dressed casually in a stripy pom-pom hat, cute scarf and denim dungarees, our crochet bear has a modern feel while still looking like a traditional ted underneath. Working in the round, use double crochet and simple increases and decreases to bring him to life – it’s easier than it looks! You’ll also need just four shades of Stylecraft’s great-value DK yarn for this adorable crochet bear.

If you’re looking for more cute patterns for kids, why not try our Free Medusa doll crochet pattern or our free pom pom bear pattern. Alternatively, if you’re looking for makes for babies, check our our how to crochet baby booties tutorial!

You will need

Stylecraft Special DK, (or alternative dk yarn) 1 ball each in:

  • Stone (1710)
  • Denim (1302)
  • Plum (1061)
  • Black (1002)

4mm crochet hook
Embroidery needle
Stitch marker
Toy stuffing
Pins (optional)
2 x 12mm black safety eyes
2 x black/brown 9mm button

Measurements

Approx. 31cm (12in) tall

Tension

Tension is not important for this project, but make sure your stitches are tight so the stuffing does not show through.

Notes

The body is worked first and the dungarees are slipped on after. Construction starts with the first and second leg, which are then joined and you will then continue on making the body and head of the crochet bear in one piece. Placing the straps and buttons is easier when teddy is actually wearing the dungarees.

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Free crochet teddy bear pattern

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First leg

Using Stone, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 8dc in magic loop. [8 sts]
Round 2 2dc in each st. [16 sts]
Round 3 (Dc, 2dc in next st) eight times. [24 sts]
Rounds 4-6 Dc in each st around. [24 sts]
Round 7 7dc, dc2tog 5 times, 7dc. [19 sts]
Round 8 5dc, dc2tog 4 times, 6dc. [15 sts]
Rounds 9-16 Dc in each st around. [15 sts]

Fasten off (first leg only).

Second leg

Repeat as for first leg but do not fasten off. When at the back of the leg, dc about 4sts to get to the inside of the leg.
Round 17 Ch3. Attach to the first leg with dc (line both legs together to get the right stitch). Dc all around including both sides of the 3ch stitches. [36 sts]

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Stuff the legs.
Rounds 18-21 Dc in each st around. [36 sts]
Round 22 (8dc, 2dc in next st) four times. [40 sts]
Round 23 Dc in each st around [40 sts]
Round 24 (9dc, 2dc in next st) four times. [44 sts]
Round 25 Dc in each st around [44 sts]
Round 26 (10dc, 2dc in next st) four times. [48 sts]
Round 27 Dc in each st around [48 sts]
Round 28 (11dc, 2dc in next st) four times. [52 sts]
Round 29 Dc in each st around. [52 sts]
Round 30 (12dc, 2dc in next st) four times. [56 sts]
Rounds 31-33 Dc in each st around. [56 sts]
Round 34 (12dc, dc2tog) four times. [52 sts]
Round 35 Dc in each st around. [52 sts]
Round 36 (11dc, dc2tog) four times. [48 sts]
Round 37 Dc in each st around. [48 sts]
Round 38 (10dc, dc2tog) four times. [44 sts]
Round 39 Dc in each st around. [44 sts]
Round 40 (9dc, dc2tog) four times. [40 sts]
Round 41 Dc in each st around. [40 sts]
Round 42 (8dc, dc2tog) four times. [36 sts]
Round 43 Dc in each st around. [36 sts]
Stuff here.
Round 44 (4dc, dc2tog) six times. [30 sts]
Round 45 Dc in each st around. [30 sts]
Round 46 (3dc, dc2tog) six times. [24 sts]
Round 47 Dc in each st around. [24 sts]
Round 48 (2dc, dc2tog) six times. [18 sts]
Round 49 Dc in each st around. [18sts]
Round 50 (1dc, dc2tog) six times). [12 sts]
Round 51 Dc in each st around. [12 sts]
Stuff here and continue to make head.
Round 52 2dc 12 times. [24 sts]
Round 53 (3dc, 2dc in next st) six times. [30 sts]
Round 54 (4dc, 2dc in next st) six times. [36 sts]
Round 55 (5dc, 2dc in next st) six times. [42 sts]
Round 56 (6dc, 2dc in next st) six times [48 sts]
Round 57 (7dc, 2dc in next st) six times. [54 sts]
Round 58 (8dc, 2dc in next st) six times. [60 sts]
Rounds 59-66 Dc in each st around. [60 sts] *Attach eyes between rounds 61-62, 12 sts apart.
Round 67 (8dc, dc2tog) six times. [54 sts]
Round 68 (7dc, dc2tog) six times. [48 sts]
Round 69 (6dc, dc2tog) six times. [42 sts]
Round 70 (5dc, dc2tog) six times. [36 sts]
Round 71 (4dc, dc2tog) six times. [30 sts]
Round 72 (3dc, dc2tog) six times. [24 sts]
Stuff here.
Round 73 (2dc, dc2tog) six times. [18 sts]
Round 74 (1dc, dc2tog) six times. [12 sts]
Round 75 Dc2tog six times. [6 sts]
Sew to close hole, fasten off.

Mouth

Using Stone, make a crochet magic loop.
Round 1 6dc. [6 sts]
Round 2 2dc in each st. [12 sts]
Round 3 (1dc, 2dc in next st) six times. [18 sts]
Round 4 (2dc, 2dc in next st) six times. [24 sts]
Round 5 (3dc, 2dc in next st) six times. [30 sts]
Rounds 6-9 Dc in each st around. [30 sts]
Ss and fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to face.

Arms (make 2)

Using Stone, make a crochet magic loop..
Round 1 6dc. [6 sts]
Round 2 2dc in each st. [12 sts]
Round 3 (3dc, 2dc in next st) six times. [15 sts]
Rounds 4-6 Dc in each st around. [15 sts]
Round 7 (1dc, dc2tog) five times. [10 sts]
Rounds 8-29 DDc in each st around. [10 sts]

Ss and fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew in ends. Stuff the hands only.

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Dungarees (first leg)

Using Denim, start at leg hole.
Round 1 Ch18, ss to 1st stitch to make a circle. [18 sts]
Rounds 2-8 Dc in each st around. [18 sts] Ss on first leg only.

Second leg

Work as for first leg up to round 8.
Round 9 Ch4, ss to first leg. Dc all the way round, including both sides of chain stitches [44 sts]
Rounds 10-13 Dc in each st around. [44 sts]
Round 14 (10dc, 2dc in next st) four times. [48 sts]
Round 15 Dc in each st around. [48 sts]
Round 16 (11dc, 2dc in next st) four times. [52 sts]
Round 17 Dc in each st around [52 sts]
Round 18 (12dc, 2dc in next st) four times. [56 sts]
Rounds 19-23 Dc in each st around. [56 sts]
Round 24 (5dc, dc2tog) eight times. [48 sts]
Round 25 Dc in each st around. [48 sts]
Round 26 (4dc, dc2tog) eight times. [40 sts]
Round 27 Dc in each st around. [40 sts]
Round 28 (8dc, dc2tog) four times. [36 sts]
Round 29 Dc in each st around. [36 sts]
Round 30 (7dc, dc2tog) four times. [32 sts]
Round 31-33 Dc in each st around. [32 sts]
Ss and fasten off. Sew in ends.

Straps (make 2)

Using Denim, start off with long yarn to help sew in after. Ch25.
Round 1 Dc 2nd chain from hook. Dc across. Ch1, turn. [24 sts]
Round 2 Dc in each st across. [24 sts]
Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew in the ends. (Straps will measure 5 inches across)

Button loops (make 2)

Measure the middle of the dungarees. Go 4 stitches to the right. Using Denim, ss yarn, ch3 then ss to the next stitch to create your first loop. Cut a long length of yarn to sew in ends.

Repeat for the left loop, 6th stitch from the stitch from the right loop.

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Hat

Using Denim, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 6dc in loop. [6 sts]
Round 2 2dc in each st. [12 sts]
Change to Plum.
Round 3 (1dc, 2dc in next st) six times. [18 sts]
Round 4 (2dc, 2dc in next st) six times. [24 sts]
Change to Denim.
Round 5 (3dc, 2dc in next st) six times. [30 sts]
Round 6 (4dc, 2dc in next st) six times. [36 sts] Change to Plum.
Round 7 (5dc, 2dc in next st) six times. [42 sts]
Round 8 (6dc, 2dc in next st) six times. [48 sts] Change to Denim.
Round 9 (7dc, 2dc in next st) six times. [54 sts]
Keep changing colours every 2 rounds.
Rounds 10-21 Dc in each st around. [54 sts]

Ss, fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew in ends (if you want to sew the hat to the head, leave a longer piece of yarn).

Ears (make 2)

Using Stone, make a crochet magic loop.
Round 1 6dc. [6 sts]
Round 2 2dc in each st. [12 sts]
Round 3 (1dc, 2dc in next st) six times. [18 sts]
Rounds 4-8 Dc in each st around. [18 sts]
Ss and fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to hat.

Pom-pom

Using Plum, wrap yarn around three fingers 20 times. Cut off a long piece of yarn. Take the yarn off your fingers and wrap the loose bit of yarn in the middle, secure tightly. Using scissors, trim off the loops. Trim the pom-pom to make it more circular, making sure to leave a long piece of yarn to sew to the hat.

Scarf

Using Plum, start off with a length of long yarn to help sew in the ends afterwards.

Ch 61.
Round 1 Dc in 2nd chain from hook, dc in each st across. Ch1, turn. [60 sts]
Round 2 Dc in each st across, ch1, turn. [60 sts]
Round 3 Repeat row 2, but don’t ch1 and turn.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail of yarn to sew in ends.

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To make up

Attach mouth to the head and stuff evenly before sewing it completely (use your pins to help keep it in place whilst sewing). Using black yarn, sew your nose in the middle of the mouth piece, going back and forth in the same stitches to create the nose. Then make a line down to create the mouth part. Using the same yarn, create two eyebrows above the eyes. Secure well to the back of the head where the hat will be placed so you will not be able to see the black yarn.

Attach ears to the hat. If you are sewing the hat to teddy’s head, you can sew the ears through the head too, but make sure you attach the pom-pom on first. Sew any loose ends to tidy up.

Sew any loose ends on the dungarees. Sew buttons to 1 side of the straps. Place button in buttonhole, pull strap over to shoulder and criss cross to the other side of the back. Do the same to the other strap and secure the back straps by sewing them to the dungarees. This works best when the dungarees are being worn by the bear so you can place the straps in the right place. Sew loose ends on scarf. Tie the scarf to the teddy’s neck, sew in place if you wish for it to be not taken off.

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