Crochet Pattern: Gift Pocket Bear

Free crochet pattern: Gift Pocket Bear amigurumi by Underground CrafterIn honor of Grandparent’s Day, I’m sharing this free pattern for the Gift Pocket Bear. My maternal grandmother taught me to crochet and she used to crochet adorable bears way before amigurumi was popular, so this seems a fitting homage. Of course, you can use this bear to spice up a gift card for anyone, or for any occasion.

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Gift Pocket Bear

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Gift Pocket Bear amigurumi by Underground Crafter02-easy 50 US terms 503-light 50This bear makes a great addition to a gift card or cash gift and serves as gift wrap.

 

Finished Size

  • 10” (25 cm) height.

Materials

  • Galler Yarns Flore II yarn (75% mohair/20% wool/5% nylon, 1.75 oz/50 g/100 yd/92 m) – 2 skeins in 106 Chesnut (MC) and 1 skein ea 015 Black (CB), 023 White (CC), 077 Pink Mist (CD), and 101 Light Violet (CE), or approximately 200 yd (184 m) in MC and 100 yd (92 m) in CB, CC, CD, and CE in any light weight yarn.
  • US Size E-4/3.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker set, or locking stitch markers.
  • 10.5 mm safety eyes – 1 pair.
  • Fairfield Poly-Fil Fiber Fill, 16 oz. bag.

Gauge

  • Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • CD – Color D
  • CE – Color E
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • invdec – invisible decrease – Insert hook in back loop only of each of next 2 sts, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. (Planet June has a great invisible decrease tutorial here, though she works into the front loops instead.)
  • MC – Main Color
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses in same stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Most pieces are worked in rounds in continuous spirals without joining. Move stitch marker up each round to mark last st.
  • Most pieces start with magic adjustable ring. Oombawka Design has a helpful magic ring tutorial here.
  • A tutorial for the whipstitch seam is available here.
  • When choosing colors, note that MC is the main (Head, Body, Ears, and limbs) color, CB is the color of the Muzzle and Mouth, CC is color of the first and last Round of the Gift Pocket Square, limbs, CD is the color of the second Round of the Gift Pocket Square, and CE is the color of the third Round of the Gift Pocket Square.

Pattern Instructions

Head

  • Beginning at back of Head with MC, start with magic adjustable ring (see Pattern Notes).
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull the yarn tail tightly to close ring, pm to mark last st. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * around. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * around. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts; rep from * around. (66 sts)
  • Rnd 12: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rnds 13 & 14: Rep Rnd 12 twice more.
  • Rnd 15: *Sc in next 9 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 16: *Sc in next 8 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 17: *Sc in next 7 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 18: *Sc in next 6 sts; invdec; rep from * around. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 19: *Sc in next 5 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 20: *Sc in next 4 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 21: *Sc in next 3 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 22: *Sc in next 2 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (18 sts) Fasten off.

Ears (Make 2)

  • Beginning at center of Ear with MC, start with magic adjustable ring (see Pattern Notes).
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, ull the yarn tail tightly to close ring, pm to mark last st.
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3:*2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (24 sts) Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining.

Muzzle

  • With CB, start with magic adjustable ring (see Pattern Notes).
  • Rnd 1: Ch1, 6 sc in ring, pull the yarn tail tightly to close ring, pm to mark last st.
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12sts)
  • Rnd 3: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 3 once, changing to MC in last yo of final st of Rnd.
  • Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3 once.
  • Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 3 once. Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining.

Arms (Make 2)

  • With MC, rep instructions for Head through Rnd 3, pm to mark length, sc in ea st around until Arms measure approximately 1.5” (4 cm) from marker. Fasten off with long yarn tail for seaming.

Neck, Body, and Legs

  • Beginning at the neck with MC and a long yarn tail for joining, ch 18, being careful not to twist, join with sl st to first ch and begin working in the round, pm to mark last st.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st and in ea st around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (27 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 5. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 5. (64 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 2. Pm to mark location.
  • Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 2 until body measures approximately 2” (5 cm) from marker, pm to mark last st.
  • Rnd 11: *Sc in next 6 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (56 sts)
  • Rnd 12: *Sc in next 5 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 13: *Sc in next 4 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 15: *Sc in next 8 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (36 sts) Do not fasten off.

Shape First Leg

  • Begin crocheting flat in rows.
  • Row 1: Sc in next 17 sts, pm.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea st across.
  • Row 3: Rep Row 2 until Leg measures approximately 2” (5 cm) from marker, ending on the wrong side (inside).
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, invdec; rep from * across. (13 sts)
  • Row 5: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, invdec; rep from * across to last st, sc in next st. (10 sts)
  • Row 7: Rep Row 2. Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining and seaming.

Shape Second Leg

  • Join MC with sl st to body in third st from First Leg, ch 1, sc in next 17 sts.
  • Rows 2-7: Rep Rows 2-7 from First Leg.

Gift Pocket Square

  • With CC, ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), (2 dc, ch 2) in ring, [(3 dc, ch 2) in ring] 3 times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off CC.
  • Rnd 2: Join CD with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, dcBL in next 3 sts, *7 dc in next ch-2 sp, dcBL in next 3 sts; rep from * twice more, 3 dc in first ch-2 sp, join CE with sl st to top of first ch 3, fasten off CD.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same st, *scBL in next 9 sts,** 3 dc in next st; rep from * twice more, rep from * to ** once, join CC with sl st to top of first ch 3, fasten off CE.
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, *3 dc in next st, scBL in next 11 sts; rep from * twice more, 3 dc in next st, scBL in next 10 sts, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off CC with long yarn tail for joining.

Assembly and Finishing

  • Thread the yarn needle with the yarn tail from the first Ear. Match 6 stitches on the Ear to 6 stitches at the top of Head. With yarn needle, whipstitch Ear to Head (see Pattern Notes), going across the stitches on the front and then the back of the Ear. Repeat with other Ear.
  • Slide the safety eyes into position between stitches on the Head above the nose opening. When you are satisfied with the position, insert the washer until it clicks.
  • Thread yarn needle with the yarn tail from the Neck. Position the Neck at the bottom of the Head so that it is centered relative to Eyes and Ears. Join the Neck to the bottom of the head with the whipstitch.
  • Stuff the Head. Stuff the Muzzle. Thread the yarn needle with the yarn tail from the Muzzle. Join the Muzzle to the Head with the whipstitch.
  • Stuff the Arms. Position first Arm at the side of Body in the top quarter of the Body. Thread yarn needle with yarn tail from the Arm, join to the Body with the whipstitch. Repeat for other Arm.
  • Stuff the Neck and Body. Position the Gift Pocket Square towards the bottom of the body, about 1-2 Rows above the Legs. Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail from Gift Pocket Square, join the Square to the Body with the whipstitch on 3 sides, leaving the top of the square (underneath the Head) open to form a pocket.
  • Fold the first Leg in half. Thread the yarn needle with the long yarn tail from the Leg. Sew the sides of the Leg together until approximately 0.5” (1.5 cm) from the Body. Stuff the Leg and then finish sewing up the sides, adding stuffing as necessary. Join the Leg to the body with a whipstitch into the unworked sc on the body. Repeat with other Leg.
  • Cut an approximately 12” (30.5 cm) strand of yarn in CB. Thread into yarn needle. Starting 1-2 rounds below muzzle join, stitch around the surface of the crochet stitches to form a smile.
  • Weave all remaining ends into inside of Body.
© 2011, 2014, 2018 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/11/25/free-knitting-pattern-two-toned-diamonds-infinity-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

4 Comments

  1. Skrpune
    September 16, 2014 / 10:22 pm

    What a great idea!

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