FREE PATTERN: Oliver the Tiny Teddy Bear

Today I have another little teddy bear pattern to share with you - this time with a different body shape, where the legs and body are crocheted in one piece.

Free Amigurumi Teddy Bear Crochet Pattern

I made two versions - one with regular cotton yarn and one with fuzzy baby yarn. I love them both, but the soft texture of the fuzzy yarn does make them extra cute.

Free Small Teddy Bear Crochet Pattern

There's a free online pattern below or you can get an ad-free printable PDF version with step-by-step photos on ETSY or KRISTITULLUS.COM.

Free Crochet Teddy Bear Pattern

 
ABOUT THE PATTERN

Size: 9.5 cm (3 3/4”) from head to toe, when crocheted with DK weight cotton yarn and a 2.50 mm hook and 11.5 cm (4 1/2”) when crocheted with fuzzy baby yarn and a 2.75 mm crochet hook.

Difficulty: intermediate – includes some more complicated crochet techniques, small details, and simple shaping.


YOU WILL NEED

  • Yarn. I used Cascade Yarns 'Ultra Pima', a DK weight cotton yarn, 200 m (220 yd) / 100 g (3.5 oz). You will need about 17 g of brown (3828 sandstone) or pink (3753 white peach) and 2 g of white yarn (3718 natural).
  • 2.50 - 3.00 mm crochet hook (US size 2/C - 3/D).
  • Polyester fiberfill, wool, etc. for stuffing.
  • 6 mm (1/4") safety eyes or buttons, beads, felt etc.
  • Dark brown cotton embroidery floss.
  • Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker.

For the fuzzy version, you will need


SKILLS REQUIRED


ABBREVIATIONS

  • mr, sc n = magic ring – crochet n (number) single crochet stitches into the adjustable loop.
  • ch = chain stitch
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet stitch (double crochet stitch in UK and Australia). 
  • sc (or sl st, ch etc.) n = crochet one sc (or sl st, ch etc.) in each of the next n stitches.
  • inc = increase – crochet two single crochet stitches in the same stitch.
  • dec = decrease – crochet two stitches together using the invisible decrease method.
  • dec (or inc, dbl-inc etc.) x n = crochet n decreases (or inc, dbl-inc etc.) in a row.
  • (sc 4, inc) x n = repeat the pattern between parentheses n times. 
  • (36) = number of stitches in a round after finishing round.


NOTES

  • Work in a continuous spiral, do not join rounds or turn your work, unless instructed otherwise in the pattern.
  • Use a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to mark the end or the beginning of a round. Move the marker up after completing each round.
  • All stitches are worked into both loops, unless instructed otherwise in the pattern.

 

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HEAD

With brown yarn:

1: mr, sc 6 (6)
2: inc x 6 (12)
3: (sc, inc) x 6 (18)
4: (inc, sc 2) x 6 (24)
5: (sc 3, inc) x 6 (30)
6: sc 6, inc, sc 14, inc, sc 8 (32)
7-8: sc in each st (32)
9: (sc 7, inc) x 4 (36)

On round 10 place a stitch marker around the 17th stitch to mark the center of the face. Use it as a guide when placing the eyes.

10-12: sc in each st (36)

Attach safety eyes to either side of the stitch marker, between rounds 10 and 11, leaving 7 stitches (count 6 holes) between them.

13: sc, dec, (sc 4, dec) x 5, sc 3 (30)

Start stuffing the head. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every few rounds, stuffing the head firmly.

14: (sc 3, dec) x 6 (24)
15: (dec, sc 2) x 6 (18)
16: (dec x 3, sc) x 2, dec x 2 (10)

Sl st in next stitch. Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Finish stuffing the head.


MUZZLE

With white yarn:

1: mr, sc 6 (6)
2: inc x 6 (12)
3: sc in each stitch (12)

Sl st in next stitch. Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Stuff the muzzle firmly.

Sew the muzzle to the head with whip stitch, placing it just below round 9.

Use yarn to indent the eyes a little.

Embroider the nose with cotton embroidery floss.


EARS

With brown yarn:

1: mr, sc 8 (8)
2-3: sc in each stitch (8)

Sl st in next stitch. Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Do not stuff the ears.

Flatten the ears. Sew the ears to the head, placing them just below round 4.



BODY

Legs and body are crocheted in one piece. Start by making the two legs first.

With brown yarn:

1: mr, sc 6 (6)
2: (inc, sc) x 3 (9)

From here on the right and left leg are crocheted differently.

RIGHT LEG

3: sc 3, dec, sc 4 (8)
4: sc in each stitch (8)

Sl st in next stitch. Cut the yarn and fasten off. Stuff the leg firmly.

LEFT LEG

3: sc 4, dec, sc 3 (8)
4: sc in each stitch (8)

Do not fasten off, leave the working yarn attached to the left leg. Stuff the leg firmly.

BODY

Join the two legs with a chain on the first round of the body. Then continue crocheting the body around the legs and the chain between them.

1: Take the left leg and ch 2, take the right leg and continue around it, starting in the next stitch after the sl st: sc 8, sc in next stitch (the stitch where you made the first sc after the chain, total of 2 sc-s in this stitch), sc 2 (into chain), sc in the stitch where you made the last sc before the chain (total of 2sc-s in this stitch), continue around the left leg: sc 8

Now you should have 22 stitches - 9 sc-s on either leg + 2 sc-s on one side of chain + 2 ch-s.

2: sc, inc, sc 4, dec, sc 4, inc, sc 4, dec, sc 3 (22)
3-6: sc in each stitch (22)

Sc in next 12 stitches. Count the last sc as the end of the round from now on.

7: (dec, sc 4, dec, sc 3) x 2 (18)

Start stuffing the body. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every few rounds, stuffing the body firmly.

8: sc in each stitch (18)
9: (sc 2, dec, sc 3, dec) x 2 (14)
10: sc in each stitch (14)
11: (dec, sc 2, dec, sc) x 2 (10) 

Sl st in next stitch. Cut the yarn and fasten off. Finish stuffing the body.

Sew the head to the body.


ARMS

With brown yarn:

1: mr, sc 6 (6)
2-3: sc in each stitch (6)

Stuff the hands firmly. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every few rounds, stuffing the arms lightly about half way up.

4-7: sc in each stitch (6)
8: sc 3, flatten the top and sc through both layers (3)

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off.

Sew the arms to the sides of the body, one row below the head. 

Free Amigurumi Teddy Bear Pattern
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me or leave a comment below, I am always happy to help.

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