Bear Ornament Crochet Pattern


Are you getting into the Christmas spirit yet? This year has been such a strange one in so many ways and I’m all for spoiling myself a little extra and if that means putting up the tree early and crocheting all the Christmas things then I’m all for it.

I love adding a touch of handmade to my Christmas decor. There’s something so special about handmade ornaments and they bring back so many good memories when we get them out each year. It’s also a fun look at my crochet journey and seeing how much I’ve improved over time.

I hope you enjoy this pattern. It’s one that I made on a whim and thought it was too cute not to share.


MATERIALS

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  • DK Weight Yarn in brown, beige and red
    (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Soft Fudge, Light Caramel and Pillar Red)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 6mm safety eyes
  • Polyester Fiberfill
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Yarn, ribbon, string or twine for the hanging loop
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

STITCHES/ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • inc – increase
  • invdec – invisible decrease
  • BLO – back loop only
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets

NOTES

The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 2″ x 2″ (5cm x 5cm) when using the materials listed.

Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.

Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.


PATTERN

HEAD (brown)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)
R3: [Sc,inc] x6 (18)
R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R5: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)
R6: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x5, 2 sc (36)
R7-12: [Sc] x36 (36)
R13: 2 sc, invdec, [4 sc, invdec] x5, 2 sc (30)
R14: [3 sc, invdec] x6 (24)

Insert safety eyes between R7 and R8, 5 stitches apart.

R15: BLO sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)

Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

R16: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)
R17: [Invdec] x6 (6)

Fasten off and weave in end.

RUFFLE (red)

Join yarn in first leftover front loop from R15.

R1: Ch 2, 4 dc in same stitch, [5 dc] in each st around.
Join with sl st to beginning ch.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

MUZZLE (beige)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Embroider nose and sew to the head over R8 and R11.

EARS (make 2 – brown)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew ears to either side of the head 3 rounds from the center on either side.

Sew or fasten a hanging loop to the top of the head.

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