Peyton the Polar Bear (Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern)

by - November 01, 2018


Good day, fellow crafters!

I hope you're all staying warm this winter season! It's getting awfully chilly here in the Pacific Northwest... At least for me it is, since I'm a Californian who's still desperately trying not to wear a gajillion layers of clothing once it drops under 50 degrees!

Ah, I digress...

I'm here to present to you my newest amigurumi design, which is a polar bear who - unlike me! - is VERY well-adjusted to the frigid winter weather!


Meet Peyton, this adorable, big-headed little-bodied guy whom I made using just a HALF skein of super bulky Copenhagen Yarn By Loops & Threads® in the color “Polar".  



Peyton makes a sweet, handmade gift for Christmas!  Have him hold a crocheted heart for your sweetheart, or maybe give him a cute Santa hat and red scarf for some festive cheer!  I'll be working on a hat and scarf pattern for this little fella later on, and will write a post for these "add-on" items! 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/babys-soft-shoes

Scroll down for the free, written crochet pattern.  If you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/641855006/




Copyright Notice -- © 2018 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website, Etsy shop, and/or Facebook page. You may not copy, alter, or sell this pattern in any way. You may sell finished items made with this pattern if you credit Sweet Softies as the designer and link to my website, Etsy shop, or Facebook page. No wholesale.

Introduction:
Peyton the Polar Bear’s pattern provides instructions for crocheting an adorable little bear!  Even though his head is much bigger than his body, Peyton can sit perfectly by himself and is really good at keeping you company on your desk!  He can also make a great holiday, Christmas, birthday, or friendship gift for your loved ones!  

Size:
  • Height: 7 inches (18 centimeters)

Level: 
  • Familiar Beginner. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below) and sewing parts together.

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • MR: magic ring (a.k.a. magic circle, magic loop)
  • YO: yarn over 
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Sl st: slip stitch (insert hook, yarn over, pull through both loops)
  • Dec: decrease (sc two stitches together)
  • Inc: increase (two sc in one stitch)

Materials:

 

~ CROCHET DIRECTIONS ~

Head

R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts)
R5: (Sc 3, inc) x 6. (30 sts)
R6: (Sc 4, inc) x 6. (36 sts)
R7-R9: Sc around. (36 sts)
R10: (Sc 5, inc) x 6. (42 sts)
R11: Sc around. (42 sts)
R12: (Sc 5, dec) x 6. (36 sts)
R13: (Sc 4, dec) x 6. (30 sts)
R14: (Sc 3, dec) x 6. (24 sts)
R15: (Sc 2, dec) x 6. (18 sts)
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Ears (x2)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: Sc around. (12 sts)
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the head later. 

Muzzle

R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the head later.

Body

R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts)
R5: (Sc 6, dec) x 3. (21 sts)
R6: Sc around. (21 sts)
R7: (Sc 5, dec) x 3. (18 sts)
R8: Sc around. (18 sts)
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the head later.

Arms (x2)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2-R6: Sc around. (6 sts)
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the body later.

Legs (x2)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: Sc around. (12 sts)
R4: Sc 2, dec 4, sc 2. (8 sts)
R5: Sc around. (8 sts)
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the body later.



~ FINISHING DIRECTIONS ~

  1. Gather all the crocheted pieces: head, ears (x2), muzzle, body, arms (x2), legs (x2).  
  2. You can position the parts together first, using sewing pins to hold them together.  This will help you visualize how the bear looks as a whole.
  3. Using a yarn needle and black yarn scraps, sew a triangle nose onto the bear’s muzzle.  You can also sew a line for the mouth.
  4. Using a yarn needle, sew the muzzle to the bear’s head.  Then, sew the ears to the bear’s head.
  5. Attach plastic safety eyes to the bear’s head. (I used 20mm eyes.)
  6. Stuff the legs firmly, but be careful not to stretch the stitches.
  7. Sew the arms and legs to the body.
  8. Stuff the body and head firmly, but be careful not to stretch the stitches.
  9. Sew the body to the head. 

 

That's it, you're done! 

Congratulations on finishing your polar bear!


If you enjoyed this free project and would like to make a donation to support my work, please click here!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

Also, if you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/641855006/


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As always, you are more than welcome to SHARE this post with any fellow crocheters who'd like to try this pattern!  Thank you for reading, and I wish you all a wonderful day! 


Best wishes,






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