Bax the crochet bear

Bax the crochet Bear is a great addition to any toy room. This free pattern is quick, easy, and suitable for beginners. Our cute crochet bear wears a smart striped sweater and will make for a wonderful companion for the child in your life.

If you would prefer something for the holiday season, try this variation with a Christmas sweater and festive hat.

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Materials

  • Yarn: Less than 100 grams of DK yarn in light brown and a small amount in dark brown, teal, yellow, and green.
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • Two 10 mm safety eyes
  • Black embroidery thread

Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terms and crocheted in continuous rounds.

Sl st: slip stitch

SC: single crochet

INV DEC: invisible decrease

INC: two SC in the same stitch

BLO: back loops only

Method

Muzzle

Use light brown yarn

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 4-5 (2 rounds): SC around (18)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Legs (make 2)

Stuff legs lightly as you go.

Begin with dark brown yarn.

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 4: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Change to light brown.

Round 5: SC around BLO (24)

Rounds 6-12 (7 rounds): SC around (24)

Fasten off for the first leg.

Repeat rounds 1-12 for the second leg but don’t fasten off.

Body

Now we will join the legs and make the body.

Round 13: Sl st into the first unworked stitch of the first leg. SC in the remaining 23 stitches of the first leg and the 24 stitches of the second leg. (48)

Round 14-16 (3 rounds): SC in each stitch around (48)

Change to teal

Round 17: SC in each stitch around (48)

Round 18: SC in each stitch in BLO (48)

Change to yellow

Round 19: SC in each stitch around (48)

Change to green

Round 20-21 (2 rounds): SC in each stitch around (48)

Change to yellow

Round 22: SC in each stitch around (48)

Change to teal.

Rounds 23-24 (2 rounds): SC in each stitch around (48)

Change to yellow

Round 25: SC in each stitch around (48)

Change to green

Round 26-27 (2 rounds): SC in each stitch around (48)

Change to yellow

Round 28: SC in each stitch around (48)

Change to teal

Round 29-30 (2 rounds): SC in each stitch around (48)

Change to light brown.

Round 31: SC in each stitch around in BLO (48)

Round 32-41 (11 rounds): SC in each stitch around (48)

Stuff the muzzle and sew it on between Rounds 31 and 38. Insert 10 mm safety eyes between rows 36 and 37, 11 stitches apart. Embroider on eyebrows, nose and mouth. Stuff the body.

Round 42: (6 SC, INVDEC) six times (42)

Round 43: (5 SC, INVDEC) six times (36)

Round 44: (4 SC, INVDEC) six times (30)

Round 45: (3 SC, INVDEC) six times (24)

Round 46: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)

Ensure that the body is stuffed well.

Round 47: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Round 48: INVDEC six times (6)

Fasten off. Insert needle in front loop of each stitch and pull tight to close.

Arms (make 2)

Begin with light brown yarn.

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: (5 SC, INC) twice (14)

Round 4-5 (2 rounds): SC around (14)

Round 6: (5 SC, INVDEC) twice (12)

Change to green. Stuff the bottom of the arms lightly.

Round 7: (4 SC, INVDEC) twice (10)

Round 8: SC in each stitch around (10)

Change to yellow

Round 9: SC in each stitch around (10)

Change to teal

Round 10-11 (2 rounds): SC in each stitch around (10)

Change to yellow

Round 12: SC in each stitch around (10)

Change to green

Round 13-14 (2 rounds): SC in each stitch around (10)

Change to yellow.

Round 15: SC in each stitch around (10).

Change to teal

Round 16: SC in each stitch around (10).

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the arms closed and sew them onto the body between Round 29 and 30, aligning the stripes on the sleeves with those on the shirt.

Ears (make 2)

Use light brown yarn.

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 4-5 (2 rounds): SC around (18)

Round 6: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the ears on at approximately Round 4 from the top.

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Your Bax the crochet Bear is now complete! We hope you enjoyed this crochet bear free pattern! We would love to see your finished toy, so share them on our Facebook group Amigurumi with Chai Coffee Crochet or tag us on Instagram @chaicoffeecrochet We like to share a selection of makes from our patterns in our stories and highlights.

If you enjoyed this pattern, why not try some of the other animals in our Juna series?

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