No-Sew Crochet Bear Pattern

Bears are a classic and this no-sew crochet bear pattern is quick and easy making it ideal for craft fairs/markets and last minute gifts.

When I say no-sew, I mean no assembling of parts.

No figuring out the perfect placement, no attaching limbs only to find that they’re not lined up properly or that you’ve sewn them on backwards (we’ve all been there), no ugly stitches or crooked seams.

I do not mean no sewing of facial features or hiding of ends as they are a necessary part of the process.

How to Crochet a Bear

This crochet bear pattern is worked in a spiral from the top down.

We’ll begin by chaining 2 and working 6 single crochet into the second chain from hook. This is my preferred starting method when using plush yarn.

A few simple increase and decrease rounds will give our bear shape and the ears, arms and legs are made up of bobble stitches worked in the front loop only.

Why You’ll Love This Crochet Bear

  • Basic stitches: Uses mostly single crochet stitches.
  • No-sew: Doesn’t require any sewing aside from hiding ends and adding facial features.
  • Instant gratification: Can be finished in less than an hour.

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Easy Gifting

Simply pop in a cellophane bag, tie with some ribbon or twine and add your gift tag.

This crochet bear would also make a fun addition to a crochet bouquet.

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No-Sew Crochet Bear Pattern

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Materials

  • Super bulky yarn (I used Premier Yarns Parfait Chunky in Teddy Bear and Toffee for the bears pictured)
  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • 8mm safety eyes
  • 4 ply yarn in black
  • A small amount of worsted weight yarn for the neck bow
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • invdec – invisible decrease
  • FLO – front loop only
  • bo – bobble stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

Special Stitches

Bobble Stitch (bo)

  1. Yarn over.
  2. Insert your hook into the indicated stitch.
  3. Yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).
  4. Yarn over and pull through first 2 loops (2 loops on hook).
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 three more times in the same stitch (5 loops on hook).
  6. Yarn over and pull though all 5 loops on hook.
  7. Push bobble to the right side of fabric.

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Finished Size

The finished bear measures approximately 2.5″ tall (6.5cm). Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.

Gauge

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.

Notes

  • Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.
  • All bobble stitches are worked in the front loop only.

Pattern Instructions

Bear (brown)

R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)

R2: [Inc] x6 (12)

R3: Sc, inc, FLO bo, inc, [sc, inc] x2, FLO bo, inc, sc, inc (18)

R4-6: [Sc] x18 (18) 3 rounds

R7: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)

Insert safety eyes between R4 and R5, 3 sts apart.

R8: FLO [sc] x12 (12)

Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

R9: 4 sc, FLO bo, 3 sc, FLO bo, 3 sc (12)

R10: [Sc] x12 (12)

R11: 4 sc, FLO bo, 3sc, FLO bo, 3 sc (12)

R12: [Sc, invdec] x4 (8)

Cut the yarn leaving a tail and pull through last st. Weave the yarn tail through the front loops only of the final round and pull to close. Hide the end inside the bear.

Finishing

  • Using black 4 ply yarn, sew a nose centred between the eyes between R4 and R5, 1 st long. Sew over it 5-6 times or until you have your desired look. Make a single horizontal st down from the centre of the nose over R5.
  • Tie some yarn or ribbon in a bow around the bears neck. Trim ends.

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