Sunday, February 15, 2009

Crocheted Pooh Bear


Here is another favorite I did for my daughters friend - my Crocheted Pooh Bear. He measures 7". Pattern is below. Enjoy!

Materials:
Size G/4mm Crochet Hook
Caron One Pound – Sunflower
Red Heart Super Saver - Red
12mm Black Safety Eyes
21mm Black Safety Nose
Black embroidery floss
Blunt large eyed needle
Polyester Fiberfill

Abbreviations:
SC = Single Crochet
Ch = Chain
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Beg = Beginning
SL ST = Slip Stitch
Sts = Stitches
2tog = Crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)
* = Repeat stitches from * to end of *

Pattern Notes:
• This pattern is worked in continuous rounds; do not join and do not turn. Use stitch marker to indicate beginning of rounds.
• Yarns listed is what I used – size may vary with other yarns.

Head:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc = 10 sc
Rnd 3: *Sc in first sc, 2 sc in second sc*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Rnd 4: Sc around
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 6: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnd 7: *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 30 sc
Rnd 8: *Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 35 sc
Rnds 9-15: Sc in each sc around
Rnd 16: *Sc in next 5 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 30 sc
Rnd 17: *Sc in next 4 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnd 18: *Sc in next 3 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 19: *Sc in next 2 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing; position and attach safety eyes and safety nose. Stuff firmly. Sew opening closed. (This will be the back of the head). With black embroidery floss, sew mouth and eyebrows.

NOTE: You can embroider the nose with black embroidery floss if you do not have a 21mm black safety nose.

Ears: (Make 2)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc = 10 sc
Rnd 3: *Sc in first sc, 2 sc in second sc*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 5: Sc around
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Fold ears in half and position on head - sew ears on head. Weave in ends.

TIP: I like to assemble my amigurumi as I crochet the pieces. It works up faster that way. You can assemble all of the pieces when you are done if you prefer.


Body:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc = 10 sc
Rnd 3: *Sc in first sc, 2 sc in second sc*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 30 sc
Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 35 sc
Rnds 8-16: Sc in each sc around
Rnd 17: *Sc in next 5 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 30 sc
Rnd 18: *Sc in next 4 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnd 19: *Sc in next 3 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 20: *Sc in next 2 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Fasten off leave long tail; stuff firmly. Sew opening closed.
Arms: (Make 2)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in sec ch from hook = 2 sc
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in ea sc around = 10 sc
Rnd 3: Sc around
Rnd 4-14: Sc around
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff arms lightly.

Legs: (Make 2)
Ch 2 (leave a long tail at start of chain – this will be used to sew the leg on to the body).
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in sec ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in ea sc around = 10 sc
Rnd 3: 2 sc in next sc (only 1 increase), sc around = 11 sc
Rnd 4-13: Sc around
Rnd 14: Work 2 HDC in each of the next 5 sc (10 HDC), sc remaining 6 sts
Rnd 15-16: Sc around
Stuff leg lightly.
Rnd 17: *Sc in next sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around until bottom of foot is closed. Fasten off, weave in end. (Leave long tail on top for sewing).

Sweater: (Make 2 Panels)
Ch 25.
Rnd 1 – 6: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn. (Do not ch 1 at end of last row).
Rnd 7: Sl st in next 5 sc, ch 1, sc in next 14 sc, ch 1, turn. (You will have 5 sc remaining at end of row).
Rnd 8 – 13: Sc in each sc across.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew sides.

To assemble the top:
1. Lay both pieces on flat surface and count 7 sts from the start of the sleeve to the neck, mark with pin. Repeat with other side.
2. Stitch the seam closed, leaving the neck opening.
3. Stitch down side seams.
4. Weave in ends.
2. To put sweater on bear, dress from the bottom up.
NOTE: Dress bear with sweater before sewing on legs.

To Finish:
1. Sew head to body, sewing securely.
2. Sew arms to side of body.
4. Sew legs to body.

Your Ami Pooh Bear is done and ready for adoption!

Ami Pooh Bear measures 7” tall.

Happy Crocheting!

6 comments:

Past Expiry said...

How Winnie the Pooh got his name...

http://pastexpiry.blogspot.com/2009/05/cartoon-winnie-pooh.html

Anonymous said...

I am working on this now...so cute by the way...and I did it with cream and pink for a Classic Pooh look...very cute pattern!

Molly said...

I just found this and WOW!! this has to be my next toy to make for my 5 yr. old g-daughter. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Armina said...

You are welcome - I love sharing my craft... :-)

Sarah Gardner said...

I love the pattern my mom is making it right now and was wondering if you would so happen to have a patter for tigger piglet eyeor and rabbit

Anonymous said...

Yes I love this pattern and have wanted one for a long time. I too would be interested in tigger and others as well. My kids and grandkids just loved Winnie. Thanks for the pattern.