Have you met our latest squeeze? These squish bears are short, light and handsome, and while they loves a cuddle they definitely won’t hog your little one’s cot. They’re mainly a simple make but the gusset upgrades them to tricky, so pay close attention on Round 6.


To hook up this fantastic pattern, you’ll need:

Rico Baby Cotton Soft DK (50% cotton, 50% acrylic, 50g, 125m)

1 ball per bear of:
Mint (031)
Light Purple (062)
Pastel Pink (041)
Powder (060)
Saffron (059)
Turquoise (056)

Small amount of contrasting yarn for muzzle

You’ll find the full pattern, yarn quantities and measurements for these sweet bears inside issue 89.

Simply Crochet issue 89 is available to order online, you can buy individual issues from our back issues website here.


Simply Crochet is also available as a digital edition, for Apple phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and to read through Zinio as PDFs. Click here to find the right version for you.



Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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