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Honey Bear | Free Crochet Pattern

July 11, 2020

inspiration & Design

Woohoo! The first FREE amigurumi pattern on our blog– meet Honey Bear. You can thank our daughter for this inspiration. One day, she asked me if I could make her a crochet bear and at first I was thinking, “Aww, she loves it when I make her toys” and then my second thought was “Dang it, this is going to take some time.”

So, I went and ordered a bunch of yarn from Lion Brand and went right to it and she wouldn’t leave me alone until it was done. It was good motivation I guess. 

Lion Brand Vel-Luxe Yarn

I’ve tried a couple of velvet yarn brands and I have to say that Vel-Luxe is one of my favorites! It is Weight 4 Yarn and made up of 100% polyester chenille yarn. It is perfect for the velvet trend in fashion (i.e., hair scrunches, etc.). It is also perfect for baby and kid gifts, which is the main reason why I chose this yarn. Our daughter loves anything soft and squishy and she couldn’t stop touching her Honey Bear when I used this yarn.

Lion Brand Vel-Luxe Yarn "Dusty Pink"

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FREE CROCHET PATTERN

PATTERN NOTES

  • This is an amigurumi style crochet pattern and referenced to the original design.
  • You can get the ad-free, PDF/print version of the pattern here.
  • You can save this to your Ravelry by clicking here.
  • Skill Level: Intermediate; or, Advanced Beginner in Amigurumi
  • US Terms
  • Approximate Time: 2.5 hours
  • Gauge: 2” x 2” (9 Stitches x 10 Rows)
    Note:  Gauge for this pattern is not extremely important.
  • Finished Size: Approximately 10 inches tall
  • Yarn Substitution:  It is preferred you used this same yarn; however, if you’d like to substitute then any velvet yarn will do. Keep in mind that this will change the size of your bear and colors may vary.
  • This pattern is worked into X different sections to create one piece. Basic sewing skill is needed to sew together each piece.
  • Abbreviations Used:
    • Invisible Decrease (DEC):  Insert hook into front loop of the first stitch and insert hook into the front loop of the second stitch (3 loops on hook).  Yarn over, pull yarn through first two loops on hook (2 loops on hook).  Yarn over, pull yarn through both loops on hook (1 loop on hook).
    • Increase (INC)
    • Magic Ring (MR)
    • Single Crochet (SC)
    • Slip Stitch (SS)
    • Stitch(es) (st/sts)
  • This bear is made by the “joined round” technique in amigurumi. At the end of each round, SS into the first SC of the round to “Join”.

  • Gauge for this pattern is not extremely important; however, the bear shown in this pattern is approximately 10 inches tall.

  • An alternative to MR in Round 1 is to “Ch 2.  In the 2nd Ch from the hook, SC 6. This can help prevent velvet from falling apart if you have issues with the MR technique.

  • “Ch 1” at the beginning of each round (this does not count as a stitch.  Begin the first stitch of the round in the first SC of the round.

  • Bear measures approximately 10 inches tall once assembled.

  • “SC #” means SC # in 1 st (i.e., “SC 3” means SC 3 in 1 st). “# SC” means SC in the next # sts (i.e., 3 SC means SC in the next 3 sts).

Materials

  • Yarn:  (1) Skein of Lion Brand, VelLuxe 
  • Hook: G /  4.0 mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Poly-Fil Filling
  • (1) Hobby Lobby Tree House Studio Animal Nose, Size 0.590 in (15 mm)
  • (2) Hobby Lobby Tree House Studio Animal Eyes, Size 0.590 in (15 mm)
  • Stitch Markers (Optional)

HEAD

Round 1:  Begin with a MR. SC 6. Join. (6 sts)
Round 2:  SC 3, 2 SC, SC 3, 2 SC  Join. (10 sts)

Round 3:  SC, 2 INC, 3 SC, 2 INC, 2 SC  Join. (14 sts)
Round 4:  2 SC, 2 INC, 5 SC, 2 INC, 3 SC  Join. (18 sts)
Round 5:  18 SC. Join. (18 sts)
Round 6:  6 SC, 6 INC, 6 SC, Join. (24 sts)
Round 7:  6 SC, *(SC, INC). Repeat * 5 more times, 6 SC, Join. (30 sts)
Round 8:  *(4 SC, INC). Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (36 sts)
Round 9:  *(5 SC, INC). Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (42 sts)
Round 10:  *(6 SC, INC). Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (48 sts)

Insert safety eyes at approximately Rounds 8-9 (1.5 inches apart or to your liking) and safety nose. Begin to stuff bear’s nose with poly-fil stuffing.

Round 11-17:  48 SC. Join. (48 sts)
Round 18:  *(6 SC, DEC). Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (42 sts)
Round 19:  *(5 SC, DEC). Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (36 sts)
Round 20:  *(4 SC, DEC). Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (30 sts)
Round 21:  *(3 SC, DEC). Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (24 sts)
Round 22:  *(2 SC, DEC). Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (18 sts)

Stuff with poly-fil stuffing.

Round 23:  *(SC, DEC). Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (12 sts)
Round 24:  *(DEC). Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (6 sts)

Leave 12 inch tail.

ears & Tail (repeat three times)

Round 1:  Begin with a MR.  SC 6. Join. (6 sts)
Round 2:  *(INC). Repeat * 5 more times.  Join. (12 sts)
Round 3-5: 12 SC. Join. (12 sts)

Leave 6 inch tail. Fold in half. At approximately Round 16, sew two finished pieces (ears) on the bear head (approximately 9 stitches apart or to your liking). The last finished piece will be used later for the tail in the body section of the pattern.

BODY

Round 1:  Begin with a MR. SC 6. Join. (6 sts)
Round 2:  *(INC). Repeat * 5 more times.  Join. (12 sts)
Round 3:  *(SC, INC). Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (18 sts)
Round 4:  *(2 SC, INC). Repeat * 5 more times.  Join. (24 sts)
Round 5:   *(3 SC, INC). Repeat * 5 more times.  Join. (30 sts)
Round 6-8: 30 SC. Join. (30 sts)
Round 9:  *(4 SC, INC).  Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (36 sts)
Round 10:  36 SC.  Join. (36 sts)
Round 11:  *(5 SC, INC).  Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (42 sts)
Round 12-18:  42 SC.  Join. (42 sts)
Round 19:  *(5 SC, DEC).  Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (36 sts)
Round 20:  36 SC.  Join. (36 sts)
Round 21:  *(4 SC, DEC).  Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (30 sts)
Round 22:  *(3 SC, DEC).  Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (24 sts)
Round 23:  *(2 SC, DEC).  Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (18 sts)

Stuff with poly-fil stuffing.

Round 24:  *(SC, DEC).  Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (12 sts)
Round 25:  *(DEC).  Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (6 sts)

Leave 6 inch tail and weave in ends. Using the last finished piece from the ears and tails section, fold the piece in half. Starting at the last 6 rounds of the body (lower back of the body), sew finished piece (facing vertically) up towards the center of the bear’s back.

ARMS (REPEAT TWICE)

Round 1:  Begin with a MR. SC 6. Join. (6 sts)
Round 2:  *(INC). Repeat * 5 more times.  Join. (12 sts)
Round 3:  *(SC, INC). Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (18 sts)
Round 4:  *(2 SC, INC). Repeat * 5 more times.  Join. (24 sts)
Round 5-7:  24 SC.  Join. (24 sts)
Round 8:  *(2 SC, DEC). Repeat * 5 more times.  Join. (18 sts)
Round 9-10:  18 SC.  Join. (18 sts)

Stuff with poly-fil stuffing.

Round 11:  *(SC, DEC). Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (12 sts)
Round 12-20:  12 SC.  Join. (12 sts)

Leave 6 inch tail.

ATTACH HEAD AND ARMS TO BODY

use a needle and sew the 6 inch tail of one leg on the body at approximately Round 20 of the body’s pattern. Repeat for the other leg.  Weave in ends.

LEGS (REPEAT TWICE)

Round 1:  Begin with a MR. SC 6. Join. (6 sts)
Round 2:  *(INC). Repeat * 5 more times.  Join. (12 sts)
Round 3:  *(SC, INC). Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (18 sts)
Round 4:  *(2 SC, INC). Repeat * 5 more times.  Join. (24 sts)
Round 5-7:  24 SC.  Join. (24 sts)
Round 8:  *(2 SC, DEC). Repeat * 5 more times.  Join. (18 sts)
Round 9-10:  18 SC.  Join. (18 sts)
Round 11:  *(SC, DEC). Repeat * 5 more times. Join. (12 sts)

Stuff with poly-fil stuffing.

Round 12-16:  12 SC.  Join. (12 sts)

Leave 6 inch tail.

ATTACH LEGS TO BODY

use a needle and sew the 6 inch tail of one leg on the body at approximately Round 20 of the body’s pattern. Repeat for the other leg.  Weave in ends. 

DEFINE THE FACE

Cut a 20 inch strand of yarn and thread through a needle.  Insert your needle into the back of the bear’s head. Leave a 6 inch tail on the back of the head. You will weave this in later.

Angle your needle to allow it to exit near one eye of the bear. Pull the needle and yarn out of the head. Wrap the yarn around the eye 3 times until you reach back to the inner corner of the eye.

Insert your needle back into the inner corner of the eye and navigate the needle out through the inner corner of the other eye.

Wrap the yarn around the eye 3 times until you reach back to the inner corner of the eye.

Insert your needle back into the inner corner of the eye and navigate the needle out through the back of the head where you first started. Weave in ends.

Hope you all enjoyed this pattern!  Don’t forget to tag and feature us on social media for your work and hashtag #crochicstyles and #crochichoneybear
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Hat Not Hate Pattern Round Up

July 4, 2020

As we all know, bullying is a huge problem in today’s society. Every year, Lion Brand Yarns holds an annual anti-bullying campaign to raise awareness and it’s called the “Hat Not Hate” Campaign. You can use the hashtag #hatnothate on your social media platforms to see updates on the campaign or see what others are doing to contribute.

The way crocheters and knitters can help with this campaign is by making blue hats for school-aged children. Simple as that! You can visit their website for their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for questions such as “Where do I donate the hats?”.

I truly love this campaign. I was bullied as a kid and I know so many others that have been bullied as well. It really leaves a scar for the rest of your life. So, I wanted to do a round up of hat patterns you can use for your contributions. Let’s see what patterns you can make!

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Lots of Dots Beanie

Designer:  Jorie Thompson
Instagram:  @joriesyarn

Pattern Type:  Crochet
Size(s):  Adult (One Size); 18″ Circumference, 8″ Height
Yarn:  Lion Brand Heartland or Paintbox Yarn Simply Aran
Hook:  US I / 5.5 mm

You can purchase this pattern on Ravelry by clicking here.

by Jorie Thompson of jorie's yarn

OAK BARK Beanie

Designer:  Ashley Moran
Instagram:  @wishuponahook

Pattern Type:  Crochet
Size(s): Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult, Large Adult, plus stitch multiples and notes to fully customize the size.
Yarn:  Lion Brand Color Made Easy
Hook:  US K / 6.5 mm and US L / 8.0 mm

You can purchase this pattern on Ravelry by clicking here.

by Ashley Moran of Wish Upon a Hook

CROCHETMOUS Beanie

Designer: Amber Bliss Calderón
Website: Amber Bliss This
Instagram:  @amberblissthis

Pattern Type:  Crochet
Size(s):  Toddler, Child, Teen/Small Adult, Large Adult
Yarn:  Worsted Weight Yarn

You can purchase this pattern on Ravelry by clicking here.
by Amber Bliss Calderón of Amber Bliss This

ROLLING HILLS Beanie

Designer: Kailey G.
Instagram:  @KaileyCaliCrochet

Pattern Type:  Crochet
Size(s): Adult, Child, Toddler
Yarn:  Worsted Weight Yarn Size 4
Hook: US J / 6.00 mm hook (adult); I /5.50mm hook (child and toddler)

You can purchase this pattern on Ravelry by clicking here or on Etsy by clicking here.
 
 
by Kailey G. of Kailey Cali Crochet

Blue Lupine Beanie

Designer:  Bonnie O’Leary
Instagram:  @woodland.stitchcraft

Pattern Type:  Crochet
Size(s): Sizes 0-3 month to Adult (7 total)
Yarn:  Caron Simply Soft
Hook:  US H / 5.0 mm

You can purchase this pattern on Etsy by clicking here.

by Bonnie O'Leary of Woodland Stitchcraft
300x250

LAttice Lace Beanie

Designer:  Raquel Grace
Instagram:  @mommagracecreations

Pattern Type:  Knit
Size(s): Adult, but adjustments are provided for changing the sizing. 
Yarn: Lion Brand Hometown USA or any Super Bulky (Size 6)
Needle Size: US Size 13 / 9 mm 16″ Circular Knitting Needles

You can purchase this pattern on Ravelry by clicking here.

by Raquel Grace of Momma Grace Creations

Persinette Beanie

Designer:  Michelle Muskett
Website:  Tales of Knots
Instagram:  @talesofknots

Pattern Type:  Crochet
Size(s): Adult Large, Adult Small/Teen, Child, Toddler and Baby
Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland or any Medium Worsted (Size 4) Yarn
Hook Size(s): US G+ / 4.50 mm and US I /  5.50 mm

You can find this pattern for free by clicking here.

by Michelle Muskett of Tales of Knots

The Sea Star Sunrise Beanie

Designer:  Melanie
Instagram:  @seastarcrochet

Pattern Type:  Crochet
Size(s): Adult/Teen, Child Large, Child Small, Toddler & Baby
Yarn: Red Heart Yarn Roll With It Tweed
Hook Size(s): US I /  5.50 mm and US J / 6.00 mm

You can purchase this pattern on Etsy by clicking here.

by Melanie of Sea Star Crochet

Pebble road Beanie

Designer:  April Knights
Instagram:  @northernmapleyarndesigns

Pattern Type:  Crochet
Size(s): Adult Women
Yarn: Size 4 Yarn
Hook Size(s):  US H / 5.00 mm

You can purchase this pattern on Etsy by clicking here.

by April Knights of Northern Maple Yarns

ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL Beanie

Designer:  Fallon McNaughton
Website: Teacup Crochet Designs
Instagram:  @teacup_crochet_designs

Pattern Type:  Crochet
Size(s): Child & Adult
Yarn: Red Heart Yarn with Love or Any Worsted Weight 4 Yarn
Hook Size(s):  US J / 6.00 mm

You can purchase this pattern on Etsy by clicking here.

by April Knights of Northern Maple Yarns

full tilt Beanie

Designer:  Sarah Stevens Korth
Instagram:  @sekhandmade
Facebook:  SEKHandmade

Pattern Type:  Tunisian Crochet
Size(s):  Adult
Yarn: Worsted Weight Yarn
Hook Size(s):  US I / 5.50 mm, US J / 6.00 Double Ended Tunisian Hook.

You can purchase this pattern on Ravelry by clicking here or on Etsy by clicking here.

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