Huber The Polar Bear

Huber The Polar Bear

Huber The Polar Bear actually started as a quick doodle in my notebook. This was the first time that I’ve ever turned one of my doodles into an amigurumi! The whole process was really satisfying. I’m pleased with how my doodle looks in crochet form.

Free crochet bear sweater pattern

Free Crochet Polar Bear Pattern
Here’s the back of the bear.

Huber The Polar Bear

Crochet Pattern by Picot Pals

Finished Size

6.5 inches (16.51 cm) x 4.5 inches (11.43 cm)

Materials

  • 3.25 mm crochet hook (This is my favorite hook.)
  • white worsted weight acrylic yarn (I used Red Heart Yarns Supersaver Yarn in White.)
  • gray worsted weight acrylic yarn
  • navy blue worsted weight acrylic yarn
  • red dk weight acrylic yarn
  • polyester filling (I use this brand.)
  • tapestry needle
  • Sewing needle
  • black thread
  • 6mm safety eyes (You can get those here.)

Skills Needed (click the link for a tutorial)

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)

ch – chain

inc – increase

dec – invisible decrease

mc – magic circle

sc – single crochet

sl st – slip stitch

Pattern notes

  • The body is worked in an oval.
  • The legs, arms and ears are worked in a circle.
  • You will be joining rounds instead of working continuously. Chain 1 at the beginning of each row. Slip stitch to the first stitch of the row at the end of each row.
  • The legs are a little bit tricky for beginners. Refer to the photo included in the leg pattern. If you’re still stuck, see THIS post.

Pattern Instructions

Face and Body

With white

Row 1: ch 6, skip first ch, inc, 3 sc, 3 sc in next st, 3 sc, sc inc the first sc of the round. (12)

Row 2: *inc, sc* 6 times  (18)

Row 3: *inc, 2 sc* 6 times (24)

Rows 4-9: sc around (24)

Row 10: *inc, 3 sc* 6 times (30)

Switch to blue

Row 11: sc around (30)

Rows 12: waistcoat stitch around (30)

Switch to gray

Rows 13-14: waistcoat stitch around (30)

Switch to blue

Row 15: *waistcoat stitch inc, 4 waistcoat stitch* 6 times (36)

Row 16: waistcoat stitch around (36)

Switch to gray

Row 17-18: waistcoat stitch around (36)

Switch to blue

19: waistcoat sitch around (36)

Switch to white

20-21: sc around (36)

Row 22: *dec, 4 sc* 6 times (30)

Row 23: sc around (30)

Finish off. Cut Yarn.

Legs (with white)

 

Reattach yarn at the 15th stitch.

Row 1-5: Sc in next 10 stitches (10)

Row 6: dec 5 times (5)

Cut yarn. Stitch leg closed.

Fill body and leg with stuffing.

Reattach yarn in the 6th stitch from leg

Row 1-5: Sc in next 10 stitches (10)

stuff

Row 6: dec 5 times (5)

Cut yarn. Stitch leg closed.

Stitch the 6 stitches between each leg together.

crochet reindeer free pattern

Arms (make 2)

With white

Row 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rows 2-3: sc around (6)

Switch to blue

Rows 4-5: waistcoat stitch around (6)

Switch to gray

Rows 6-7: waistcoat stitch around (6)

Switch to blue

Row 8: waistcoat stitch around (6)

Finish off. Leave a long tail.

Ears (make 2 with white)

Row 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Do not join round. Finish off leaving a long tail.

Beret (with red)

Row 1: 6 sc (6)

Row 2: inc around (12)

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

Row 4: *2 sc, inc* 6 times (24)

Row 5: sl st around (24)

Finish off.

Turn inside out.

Assembly

  • Stitch the ears into place between rows 2 and 4 on either side.
  • Stitch the arms on at row 11. They should be positioned one stitch behind each ear.
  • Place the safety eyes between rows 5 and 6, 2 stitches away from the ears with 6 stitches between each eye.
  • Stitch the nose so that it covers stitch 3 and 4 between the eyes.
  • Embroider a small black line for the mouth between rows 3 and 4 just bellow the nose.
  • Attach the beret slightly to the left of the center of the head.

If you have any questions regarding this pattern, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

Happy Crafting!

 

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