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Bax the crochet Christmas bear

Bax the Christmas Bear

Introducing Bax, the crochet Christmas bear in this free pattern! Although Covid-19 has put a damper on this year’s holiday season, Bax is still determined to enjoy the holidays with his Christmas sweater and festive hat. Bax stands at about 7.5 inches tall, excluding his hat. This free pattern is quick, easy, and suitable for beginners. It’s makes for a great last-minute crochet Christmas gift.

If you prefer something less seasonal, try our Bax the crochet Bear pattern.

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Materials

  • Yarn: Less than 100 grams of DK yarn in light brown and a small amount in dark brown, green, red, and white.
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • Two 10 mm safety eyes
  • Black embroidery thread
  • One small white pompom (approx. 1.5 cm)

Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terms and crocheted in a spiral.

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 green.

Round 17: SC in each stitch around (48)

Round 18: SC in each stitch around in BLO (48) Change to white.

Round 19: SC in each stitch around (48)

Round 20: 14 SC, Change to red, 1 SC, *Change to white, 2 SC, Change to red, 1 SC* Repeat between * * for a total of six times (so you will end up with a total of 7 red stitches in this round). Change to white. 15 SC. (48)

Round 21: SC in each stitch around (48) Change to red.

Rounds 22-25 (4 rounds): SC in each stitch around (48)

Change to white.

Round 26: SC in each stitch around (48).

The next round will be the same as Round 20 and we want these rounds to line up so that the red stitches are aligned and are centered to the front of your bear. However, since we’re crocheting in continuous rounds, you may end Round 26 towards the right of the centre of the back of your bear, as the start of the round moves as we crochet in a spiral. If this is the case for you, do not end the round here. Continue to SC until you reach the centre of the back of your bear. The number of SC needed will vary from person to person, based on your tension and yarn. This will now be the end Round 26. Move your stitch marker over accordingly to mark the start of Round 27.

Round 27: 14 SC, Change to red, 1 SC, *Change to white, 2 SC, Change to red, 1 SC* Repeat between * * for a total of six times (so you will end up with a total of 7 red stitches in this round). Change to white. 15 SC. (48)

Round 28: SC in each stitch around (48) Change to green.

Round 29: SC in each stitch around (48)

Round 30: SC in each stitch around in BLO (48) Change to light brown.

Now embroider on the snowflake and motifs on the sweater.

Round 31-41 (11 rounds): SC in each stitch around (48).

eye placement for Christmas bear

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 white. Stuff the bottom of the arms lightly.

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

Round 8: SC in each stitch around (10) Change to red.

Round 9-12 (4 rounds): SC in each stitch around (10) Change to white.

Round 13-15 (3 rounds): SC in each stitch around (10) Change to green.

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

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the arms onto the body between Round 29 and 30.

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, after the party hat is complete and sewed on.

Party hat

Use red yarn.

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

Round 2: SC in each stitch around (6)

Round 3: (SC, INC) three times (9) 

Round 4: SC in each stitch around (9)

Round 5: (2 SC, INC) three times (12)

Round 6: SC in each stitch around (12)

Round 7: (3 SC, INC) three times (15)

Round 8: SC in each stitch around (15)

Round 9: (4 SC, INC) three times (18)

Round 10: SC in each stitch around (18)

Round 11: (5 SC, INC) three times (21)

Round 12: SC in each stitch around (21)

Round 13: (6 SC, INC) three times (24)

Round 14: SC in each stitch around (24)

Round 15: (7 SC, INC) three times (27)

Change to white.

Round 16-17 (2 rounds): SC in each stitch around (27)

Stuff lightly and sew on a small white pompom on the top of the hat. Sew the hat on the top of the head and sew the ears on around it.

Your Bax the Crochet Christmas 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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6 Comments

  1. Monika Bhatia

    Bax the bear is really appreciable, great to work on as the pattern is easy to follow . Love it.

  2. Bax is adorable! Thank you for visiting our Weekly Party and sharing your amigurumi Christmas Bear. We are featuring Bax tomorrow at Wednesday Link Party 377. Here’s the direct link in case you’d like to share your feature: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2020/12/mosaic-crochet-christmas-bear-ornament.html
    Also, if you are ever interested in Guest Designing for me (Oombawka Design Crochet) I would love to have you. You can see the opportunities and apply here: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/all-about-odc/advertise-with-oombawka-design
    Wishing the best, Rhondda

    • Shama

      Thank you so much Rhonda! And thank you for hosting the link party!

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