Little Strawberry Amigiurimi Crochet Bears

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Skill Level: Intermediate
 
Finished Dimensions: Approx 4½" x 4" (11.5 cm x 10 cm)
 
Yarn: Sport weight yarn: small amounts white for CA, red for CB, and light green for CC
 
Hook: 3.5 mm/U.S. E-4
 
Other Materials: Yarn needle, embroidery needle,
yellow and brown embroidery floss, fiberfill, pair of 8mm safety eyes, small piece of white felt, fabric glue, stitch marker
 
Gauge: Not critical
 
Pattern by Rachel Hoe Jia Yi. Excerpted with permission from Crochet 2015 Day-to-Day Calendar

Step 1

Head
Note: Work in continuous rnds. Pm and move to denote beg of rnds.
Rnd 1: With CA, make magic ring. 6 sc in ring. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.
(18 sc)
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) around. (36 sc)
Rnd 7: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc) around. (42 sc)
Rnds 8–15: Sc around.
Rnd 16: (Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc) around. (36 sc)
Rnd 17: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc) around. (30 sc)
Rnd 18: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc) around. Stuff with fiberfill. (24 sc)
Rnd 19: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc) around. (18 sc)
Rnd 20: (Sc2tog, sc in next sc) around. (12 sc)
Rnd 21: Sc2tog around. Stuff with fiberfill. Fasten off, leaving long tail. (6 sc)

Step 2

Body
With CB, work Rnds 1–5 of Head.
Rnds 6–8: Sc around. (30 sc)
Rnd 9: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (36 sc)
Rnds 10–12: Sc around.
Rnd 13: (Sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog) around. (30 sc)
Rnd 14: Sc around.
Rnd 15: (Sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog) around. Stuff with fiberfill. (24 sc)
Rnd 16: (Sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog) around. (18 sc)
Rnd 17: (Sc in next sc, sc2tog) around. (12 sc)
Rnd 18: Sc2tog around. Stuff with fiberfill. Fasten off,
leaving long tail. (6 sc)

Step 3

Arm (make 2)
With CA, work Rnd 1 of Head.
Rnd 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (9 sc)
Rnds 3 and 4: Sc around. (9 sc)
Rnd 5: (Sc2tog, sc in next sc) around. (6 sc)
Rnds 6 and 7: Sc around.
Stuff a little bit of fiberfill just at the bottom of the Arm.
Fasten off, leaving long tail.

Step 4

Leg (make 2)
With CA, work Rnds 1 and 2 of Head.
Rnd 3: Sc in next sc, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 4 times, sc in next 3 sc. (16 sc)
Rnds 4 and 5: Sc around.
Rnd 6: (Sc in next sc, sc2tog) around. (11 sc)
Fasten off, leaving long tail. Stuff with fiberfill.

Step 5

Ear (make 2)
With CA, work Rnds 1–6 of Leg. Fasten off, leaving long tail. Flatten into a circle.
Strawberry Stalk
Rnd 1: With CC, make magic ring. 5 sc in ring.
(5 sc)
Rnds 2–4: Sc around.
Rnd 5: *Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next sc, rep from * around. Join with sl st. Fasten off, leaving long tail. Stuff lightly with fiberfill.

Step 6

Skirt (for girl bear) or Collar (for boy bear)
With CC, ch as many as needed to go around Bear’s waist or neck.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *(hdc, dc, hdc) in next sc, sc in next sc, rep from * across. Fasten off.

Step 7

Finishing
Sew Ears to Head. Sew Strawberry Stalk to Head. Attach eyes. For nose, cut oval from white felt and embroider features with brown floss, referring to photo as guide. Glue felt nose to face. Sew Body to Head. Sew Arms to Body. Sew Legs to Body. Sew Skirt to waist, or sew Collar to neck. With yellow floss, embroider yellow dots on Body.

Step 8

Pattern by Rachel Hoe Jia Yi. Excerpted with permission from Crochet 2015 Day-to-Day Calendar



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