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Square-bellied Teddy Bear

squared-bellied teddy bear

Materials

  • size J crochet hook
  • 2 balls wool/acrlyic mix
  • safety eyes (or black yarn)
  • stuffing

Body

  • Ch 16.
  • Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, working on opposite side of ch sc across (30 sts).
  • Round 2: Place marker. Sc in beginning sc and in each sc across.
  • Repeat round 2 until piece resembles a square shape.
  • Stuff.
  • Sc across the top of the piece (15 sts). Do not fasten off or cut yarn. Ch 1, turn.

Head

  • Round 1: Working through back loops only, sc in ea st across, then working through unworked front loops sc in ea st across (30 sts).
  • Round 2: Place marker. Sc in beginning sc and in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *(sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) repeat from * to last 2 sts, sc in ea of last 2 sts. (37 sts).
  • Round 3: Sc in each sc around.
  • Round 4: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 2 sc), repeat from * to last 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc (50 sts).
  • Rounds 5-9: Sc in each sc around.
  • Round 10: *(Sc2tog through back loops, sc in ea of next 9 sc), repeat from * to last 6 sts, sc2tog through back loops, sc in ea of next 4 sts (45 sts).
  • Rounds 11-12: Sc in ea sc around.
  • Round 13: *(Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog through back loops), repeat from * around (36 sts).
  • Rounds 14-15: Sc in ea st around.
  • Round 16: *(Sc2tog through back loops, sc in ea of next 4 sts), repeat from * around (30 sts).
  • Round 17: *(Sc in ea of next 3 sts, sc2tog through back loops), repeat from * around (24 sts).
  • Round 18: *(Sc2tog through back loops, sc in ea of next 2 sc), repeat from * around (18 sts).
  • Round 19: *(Sc in next sc, sc2tog through back loops), repeat from * around (12 sts). Attach safety eyes and begin stuffing. Continue stuffing as you go from this point on.
  • Round 20: Sc2tog through back loops only around (6 sts).
  • Cut yarn and thread through remaining sts.

Arms (make 2)

  • Round 1: Starting with a magic ring, sc 6 sts into ring.
  • Round 2: 2 sc in ea sc around (12 sts).
  • Rounds 3-7: Sc in ea sc around.
  • Fasten off and cut yarn, leaving a tail long enough to sew arm in place on bear's body.
  • Stuff arms lightly and sew to bear's body.

Legs (make 2)

  • Round 1: Starting with a magic ring, sc 5 sts into ring.
  • Round 2: 2 sc in ea sc around (10 sts).
  • Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around (15 sts).
  • Rounds 4-9: Sc in ea sc around.
  • Fasten off and cut yarn, leaving a tail long enough to sew leg in place on bear's body.
  • Stuff legs lightly and sew to bear's body.

Ears (make 2)

  • Ch 8.
  • Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in ea ch across (6 sts).
  • Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in ea st across (6 sts).
  • Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Skip first st, hdc in ea st across (5 sts).
  • Row 4: Repeat row 3 (4 sts).
  • Row 5: Repeat row 3 (3 sts). Do not turn. Sc down the side of the ear.
  • Fasten off and cut yarn, leaving a tail long enough to sew the ear to the head.

Muzzle

  • Round 1: Ch 2. 10 hdc in first ch.
  • Round 2: 2 sc in ea hdc around (20 sts). Sl st in next st.
  • Fasten off and cut yarn, leaving a tail long enough to sew the muzzle to the head.
  • Sew muzzle to bear's head.