Theodore the Super Soft Teddy Bear

My first best friend was my beloved light brown teddy bear named Teddy, gifted to me by my late Nana. As a child I remember Teddy tagging along with me everywhere. He went on every wild adventure my little mind could come up with and protected me from all of the evil monsters under my bed every single night. There was such a deep comfort in holding Teddy in my arms, one I can still recall to this day each and every time I pick up a teddy bear. I always wonder if each bear I see will provide a child with as much happiness as my own Teddy brought me…  I feel like all teddy bears are made to have a story of their own. Being a creator of toys, I figured it was definitely time to try my hand at a good old fashioned teddy bear pattern. After all, handmade toys get to have the best stories of all! 

Theodore the Super Soft Teddy Bear

I’ve been playing around with Bernat’s blanket yarn for awhile now and I absolutely cannot get enough of it! It’s so soft and easy to work with! Best of all, it works up so quick! I especially love making toys out of it for baby showers and younger kids. There’s just something so cuddly about the creations made out of this yarn!

This bear in particular makes the perfect last minute gift and can be worked up in just a couple of hours depending on your crocheting speed.

 

Materials: 

  • 6.5mm crochet hook

  • Super Bulky Blanket Yarn in color brown (or whatever your favor)

  • 2 12mm safety eyes

  • Embroidery Needle

  • Polyfil Stuffing

Head

6 sc in a magic circle

Round 1: inc in each st around (12)

Round 2: sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: *sc in 1st st, inc in the next st*; repeat around (18)

Round 4: *sc in 1st 2 sts, inc in the next st*; repeat around (24)

Round 5: *sc in 1st 3 sts, inc in the next st*; repeat around (30)

Rounds 6-8: sc in each st around (30)

Insert safety eyes between rounds 5-6 spaced 5 or 6 stitches apart.

Round 9: *sc in 1st 3 sts, dec*; repeat around (24)

Round 10: *sc in 1st 2 sts, dec*; repeat around (18)

At this point firmly stuff your body piece with polyfill stuffing.

Round 11: *sc in 1st st, dec*; repeat around (12)

Round 12: dec around (6)

Round 13: continue to dec around until piece closes. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Ears (make two)

8 hdc in a magic circle.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Attach ears to the top of the head.

Body

6 sc in a magic circle

Round 1: inc in each st around (12)

Round 2: *sc in 1st st, inc in the next st*; repeat around (18)

Round 3: *sc in 1st 2 sts, inc in the next st*; repeat around (24)

Rounds 4-8: sc in each st around (24)

Round 9: *sc in 1st 2 sts, dec*; repeat around (18)

Round 10: sc in each st around (18) Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff firmly with polyfil stuffing. Attach body to the head.

Arms (make two)

6 sc in a magic circle

Rounds 1-3: sc in each st around (6) Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Lightly stuff. Attach arms to the body of the bear.

Legs (make two)

9 sc in a magic circle

Rounds 1-4: sc in each st around (9) Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Firmly stuff legs. Attach legs to the bottom of the body.

Weave in all ends. Embroider a nose/mouth onto your bear’s snout.

And there you have it! Your very own teddy bear or a wonderful gift to pass onto someone dear. Your choice! Either way, one thing is for certain, this super soft teddy bear is sure to be loved!

All designs & pictures are copyrighted by To Craft A Home 2018. Pattern is for personal use only and can’t be resold, republished, or redistributed in any way. You may sell the finished project if you so desire, but please give credit and link to my website www.tocraftahome.com or my etsy www.tocraftahome.etsy.com

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