Christmas Pudding Bear

 

FREE crochet pattern | Christmas Pudding Bear

Upon doing a Pinterest search for ‘cute Christmas’ I came across a bunch of adorable Christmas puddings! Living in the U.S., I’ve ever tasted Christmas pudding. It sounds a bit like fruit cake or a fig pudding (maybe a bit yummier). Please correct me if I’m wrong!

While I’m not altogether familiar with Christmas pudding, the treat looks unmistakably festive and delicious! In my typical fashion, I wanted to combine a seasonal treat with a cute bear.

Once I saw this felt Christmas pudding ornament tutorial by Wild Olive I just had to create my own Christmas pud in crochet form!

Christmas Pudding Felt Ornament Tutorial by Wild Olive
felt & embroidery Christmas Pudding Ornament by Wild Olive

 

Christmas Pudding Bear

Crochet pattern by Picot Pals

Finished Size

6 inches (15.24 cm) x 5 inches (12.7 cm)

Materials

Skills Needed

Gauge

No gauge swatch is necessary for this project. You can make the bear smaller or larger by increasing or decreasing the yarn weight or hook size.

Abbreviations (U.S. terms)

  • BLO sc – single crochet in the back loop only
  • ch – chain
  • inc – increase
  • dec – invisible decrease
  • mc – magic circle
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch

Pattern notes

  • This pattern is worked in an oval. You will be crocheting around both sides of the starting chain.
  • Join rows with a slip stitch at the end when working on the body.
  • The ears are worked in continuous rounds.

Pattern Instructions

Body (make with buff)

Row 1: ch 11, skip first ch, 10 sc, rotate, inc in the same stitch, 9 sc, inc in same stitch (23)

Row 2: inc, 8 sc, inc, inc, inc, 8 sc, inc, inc (28)

Row 3: inc, 10 sc, inc, inc, inc, inc, 10 sc, inc, inc, inc (36)

Row 4: 14 sc, inc, inc, inc, inc,  14 sc, inc, inc, inc, inc (44)

Rows 5-10: sc around (44)

Row 11: dec, 20 sc, dec, 20 sc (42)

Row 12: dec, 19 sc, dec, 19 sc (40)

Row 13: dec, 18 sc, dec, 18 sc (38)

Row 14: dec, 17 sc, dec, 17 sc (36)

Row 15: dec, 16 sc, dec, 16 sc (34)

Row 16: dec, 15 sc, dec, 15 sc (32)

Row 17: dec, 15 sc, dec, 14 sc (30)

Start to stuff with filling

Row 18: dec around (16)

Row 19: dec around (8)

Finish off.

Ears (make 2 with buff)

Row 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Row 2: inc in each stitch (12)

Row 3: *inc, sc* 6 times (18)

Row 4: sc around (18)

Finish off. Leave a long tail to sew on later.

Icing (make with white)

Row 1: ch 8, skip first ch, 6 sc, 3 sc in next st, rotate, 5 sc, 2 sc in next st (16)

Row 2: inc, 5 sc, inc, inc, inc, 5 sc, inc, inc, inc (24)

Row 3: 2 sc, (ch 6, turn, skip first ch, 5 BLO sc, skip sc below), sc, (ch 3, turn, skip first ch, 2 BLO sc, skip sc below), 3 sc, (ch 4, skip first ch, 3 BLO sc, skip sc below), 4 sc, (ch 3, turn, skip first ch, 2 BLO sc, skip sc below), sc, (ch 5, skip first ch, 4 BLO sc, skip sc below), sc,  (ch 3, turn, skip first ch, 2 BLO sc, skip sc below), 3 sc  (24)

Finish off. Leave a long tail to sew on later.

Holly Berries (make two with red)

Row 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Row 2-3: sc around (6)

Finish off. Leave a long tail to sew on later.

Cutting the felt

White

  • muzzle – Cut an oval 1 in (2.54 cm) x 0.5 in (1.27 cm)

Black

  • nose – Cut a tiny rounded triangle 0.25 in x 0.25 in.
  • eyes – Cut two circles 0.5 in (1.27 cm) in diameter.

Pink

  • cheeks – Cut two circles 0.5 in (1.27 cm) in diameter.

Green

  • leaves– Cut 2 tapered ovals with ridges 2 in (5.08 cm) x 0.5 in (1.27 cm).

Assembly

FREE crochet pattern | Christmas Pudding Bear

FREE crochet pattern | Christmas Pudding Bear

  • Sew the nose to the muzzle.
  • Stitch the ears on either side of the bear starting at row 10 and ending at row 15.
  • Stitch the icing to the top of the bear between the ears. Secure the ‘drips’ by stitching them to the front and back of the bear.
  • Sew the felt facial features onto the center of the bear.
  • Secure the leaves and berries on top of the icing.

This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not distribute this pattern including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group.

Thanks so much for your cooperation and support!


FREE crochet pattern | Christmas Pudding Bear

 

As always, let me know if you have any questions about this pattern.

Which holiday treats do you think I should crochet next?

If you’re looking for more free Christmas crochet patterns and ideas, you can enter Christmas in the search bar on my blog or check out my Christmas crochet Pinterest board.

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4 Replies to “Christmas Pudding Bear”

  1. I absolutely love this cute adorable teddy bear. I can’t wait to hang it on my tree in December. Many thanks for your design. xx

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