I’ve received a lot of feedback on my original Christmas Pudding Bear so far (which makes me so happy!). I found that a lot of people wanted to make the bear as an ornament or a gift topper. My first Christmas Pudding Bear might be a bit too large to use as an ornament. As a result, I created a miniature pudding bear. The miniature version is just a fraction of the size of the original.
If you’d like to make the bigger, huggable version of this ornament, you can get the free crochet pattern HERE.
You can make both as a Christmas set for younger children or anyone who enjoys cute, sweet treats!
Christmas Pudding Bear Ornament
Crochet pattern by Picot Pals
- 3.25 mm crochet hook (This is my favorite hook.)
- Red Heart Super Saver yarn in White
- Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Buff
- Bright red yarn scraps
- Pink, white, black and green felt scraps
- polyester filling (I use this brand.)
- tapestry needle
- Sewing needle
- black and white thread
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)
- ch – chain
- inc – increase
- dec – invisible decrease
- hdc tog – half double crochet together
- mc – magic circle
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- 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 and stem are worked in continuous rounds.
- I added the safety eyes after stuffing and finishing off. See the assembly section for details on their positioning if you’d like to add them in earlier.
Body (with buff)
Row 1: ch 7, skip first ch, 6 sc, inc in same stitch, 4 sc on the other side of the starting ch, inc in the first sc of the row (14)
Row 2: inc, 4 sc, inc, inc, inc, 4 sc, inc, inc, inc (24)
Row 3: inc, 6 sc, inc, inc, inc, inc, 6 sc, inc, inc, inc, (28)
Rows 4-7: sc around (28)
Row 8: dec, 12 sc, dec, 12 sc (26)
Row 8: dec, 11 sc, dec, 11 sc (24)
Row 9: dec, 10 sc, dec, 10 sc (22)
Row 10: dec, 9 sc, dec, 9 sc (20)
Start to stuff.
Row 11: dec 10 times (10)
Row 12: dec 5 times (5)
Ears (make 2 with buff)
Row 1: 5 sc in mc (5)
Row 2: inc 5 times (10)
Row 3: sc around (10)
Finish off. Leave a long tail.
Icing (with white)
Row 1: ch 6, skip first ch, 5 sc, inc in the same stitch, 3 sc, inc in last st (12)
Row 2: inc, 3 sc, inc, inc, inc, 3 sc, inc, inc (18)
Row 3: sc, (ch 4, skip first ch, 3 sl st, skip next st), 2 sc, (ch 3, skip first ch, 2 sl st, skip next st), sc, (ch 5, skip first ch, 4 sl st, skip next st), 4 sc, (ch 3, skip first ch, 2 sl st, skip next st), sc, (ch 5, skip first ch, 5 sc, skip next st), 2 sc, (ch 2, skip first ch, sl st, skip next st), 2 sc (18)
Finish off. Leave a long tail.
Berry (with red)
Row 1: ch 3, skip first 2 ch, 4 hdc tog
finish off. Leave a long tail.
- Secure the safety eyes 4 stitches away from the ears with 3 stitches between each eye between rows 6 and 7.
- Cut a tiny oval of white felt. embroider a small nose in the upper middle of the oval with black thread. Stitch this in the space between the eyes.
- Stitch the ears on either side of the bear starting at row 8 and ending at row 11.
- 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.
- Cut two tiny holly leaves from green felt.
- Secure the leaves and berry on top of the icing.
- Attach Baker’s Twine behind the berry.