Polar Bear Ornament Crochet Pattern


Crochet polar bear ornament

Day 8 of the 12 days of Crochet Christmas is a polar bear ornament crochet pattern. He’s all cosy with his little scarf and the gold bell gives him a fun festive touch.

The scarf is worked off a round of surface slip stitches which are added at the end. I find it helpful to use pins to mark out where I want my slip stitches to go especially because it’s crocheted in a spiral so there’s no obvious beginning or end.


MATERIALS

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  • DK weight yarn in white, light grey, black and red (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Paper White, Misty Grey, Pure Black and Pillar Red)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 8mm safety eyes
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • 1cm gold bell
  • Yarn/twine for hanging
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

ABBREVIATIONS

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

NOTES

The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 2.5″ long x 2″ wide (6.5cm 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.

The scarf is added at the end and is worked off a round of surface slip stitches.


PATTERN

POLAR BEAR (white)

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: [5 sc, inc] x6 (42)
R8-15: [Sc] x42 (42) 8 rounds
R16: [Sc] x42 (42)
R17: [5 sc, invdec] x6 (36)

Insert safety eyes between R11 and R12, 7 sts apart.

R18: 2 sc, invdec, [4 sc, invdec] x5, 2 sc (30)
R19: [3 sc, invdec] x6 (24)

Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

R20: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)
R21: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)
R22: [Invdec] x6 (6)

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

MUZZLE (light grey)

R1: 6 hdc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Hdc-inc] x6 (12)
R3: Hdc, sc, sl st – leave the rest of the sts unworked

Fasten off invisibly leaving a long tail for sewing.

NOSE (black)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

Fasten off invisibly leaving a long tail for sewing.

EARS (make 2, white)

R1: 5 sc in magic ring (5)
R2: Ch 1, turn. Inc, 3 sc, inc (7)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

ASSEMBLY

  • Sew the muzzle centred in between the eyes and covering R11-R15.
  • Sew the nose to the top of the muzzle centred between the eyes.
  • Sew ears to the top of the head approximately 3 rounds away from the magic ring on each side.
  • Attach a hanging loop.

SCARF

Using red yarn, surface sl st between R16 and R17 (I find it helpful to mark out the path with pins). Join to the back loop of the first sl st.

The following round is worked in the back loop only.

Ch 1, BLO hdc in same st. [Hdc] x35 (36)

Fasten off invisibly to first hdc and weave in ends.

With the bear facing away from you, join red yarn to the left hand side just to the left of the nose. Ch 6, hdc in second ch from hook and each ch across, sl st in next st. Ch 5, hdc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, sl st in next st.

Fasten off. Use the tail ends to sew a gold bell to the scarf just above the tails. Weave in ends.


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Happy Crocheting x

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