This post is all about my crochet teddy bear. How do you make this fuzzy bear amigurumi, what kind of yarn is suitable for this project, how you should stuff him and more.
The pattern for the bear you can find here, in my shop.
Let’s start with the type of yarn I would recommend. I wrote the pattern for a ‘quick to crochet teddy bear’. I used as less rows and stitches as possible. That means, if you use a thin yarn, the bear will be really small. For my bears I used a 4 and 3,5 hook. The big bear is 8.2 inch/21 cm (from head to feet) and the little one 7 inch/18 cm. When making amigurumi, you use the smallest hook possible, to prevent gabs between the stitches, except when you’re working with fuzzy yarn. For these bears I used not the most heavy yarn, but at least a worsted weight and a bit fuzzy, especially the yarn for the big bear. (More about that yarn you can read in my yarn experiment post.)
Here is a picture of the finished small teddy and the parts of the larger one.
Before I sewed my bear together, he needed to be stuffed. The first 30% of the body is filled with pellets. In my tips & tricks post I explain the use of Hama beads for that. On top of the pellets you put the fibrefill. Stuff firmly. The hands and feet also need some pellets with a bit fibrefill on top so the pellets stay where they should. The head is stuffed firmly with fibrefill and the muzzle and tail lightly.
After stuffing I first make the head. The muzzle goes one row above the hole of the head. Then I attach the eyes, which is a little tricky because the head is filled. I do it in that order because the expression of the bear is very important. If I attach the eyes in the beginning when the head is just an empty ball, the expression would be a wild guess. The ears I attach at the middle of the head, between the third and fourth row. Attaching the rest of the bear speaks for itself. Although, the tail is for balance and prevents the bear from falling, so make sure it’s in the right place.
Here’s the result!
I hope you enjoy making this crochet teddy bear!