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Ornament Bear (Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern)

by - November 28, 2019

Meet Orin, the Ornament Bear!

Orin is an adorable, little bear whose existence may have risen from one of these several hypotheses...

  • Orin has always been quite a chunky little fellow when it comes to his waistline, and he found a Christmas-themed bodysuit to put on.
  • Orin found a pretty ornament, crawled in, and poked his head and limbs out of it so that he could maintain mobility. 
  • Orin swallowed an ornament and it magically morphed into his tummy. 

Well, whichever one it is, I think we can all agree that Orin is very cute and festive just the way he is right now.


He's quite a lot of fun for little ones to play with as a stuffed animal toy.  Alternatively, he can also be turned into an actual ornament and be hung on a Christmas tree. There are so many ways to customize him to make him "your own" too, such as changing the colors and designs for the ornament portion, adding embellishments and appliques on the bear's head, and more!


Ornament Bear makes a great Christmas gift, or to keep for yourself because he might be too cute to give away.  I hope that this adorable décor will bring you and your friends and family lots of joy!

If you like this design of mine, you can check out my other animal amigurumi patterns, or click here to see all the free patterns I have on my blog!


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




ORIN THE ORNAMENT BEAR

Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

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Introduction:
Ornament Bear is an adorable teddy all dressed and ready for the winter holiday!  He is quite a lot of fun for children to play with as a stuffed animal toy.  He can also be turned into a ornament by attaching a loop to his head, so that he could be hung on Christmas trees.  There are many ways to customize him and make him “your own”, such as changing colors and designs for the ornament portion, adding embellishments and appliques to your bear’s head, and dressing him up in other accessories like a little hat!
     Ornament Bear makes a great Christmas gift or to keep for yourself because he might be too cute to give away.  He’ll bring your family and friends lots of holiday joy!

Finished Measurement: 
Height: 6.5 in (16.5 cm)

Level: 
  • ★★☆☆☆ Easy / Familiar Beginner
  • Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), changing yarn colors, and sewing pieces together.

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • MR: magic ring 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Inc: increase 
  • Dec: decrease  
  • Fhdc: foundation half double crochet (video tutorial)

Materials:



~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~


Important Notes (Read before beginning!)
  • Video tutorials are available for the following: Foundation hdc (used for the scarf)
  • The 3.25mm crochet hook is used for all parts of the bear. The 6.00mm crochet hook is only used for the scarf.
  • Photo references are available in the PDF pattern file purchase.

    COLOR GUIDE

    C1: Brown (bear head, ears, arms, legs)
    C2: Off-white (bear muzzle)
    C3: Green (ornament)
    C4: Red (ornament, scarf)
    C5: White (ornament)


    HEAD

    Begin with C1 yarn (brown) and the 3.25mm hook.
    R1: 6 sc in MR. (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-R12: Sc around. (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)

    Begin with C1 yarn (brown) and the 3.25mm hook.

    R1: 6 sc in MR. (6 sts)
    R2: (Sc, inc) x 3. (9 sts)
    R3: (Sc 2, inc) x 3. (12 sts)

    Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the head later.

    MUZZLE

    Begin with C2 yarn (off-white) and the 3.25mm hook.

    R1: 6 sc in MR. (6 sts)
    R2: (Sc, inc) x 3. (9 sts)

    Fasten off and weave in the ends.

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    ARMS (x2)

    Note: Lightly stuff the arms as you crochet.

    Begin with C1 yarn (brown) and the 3.25mm hook.

    R1: 6 sc in MR. (6 sts)
    R2: (Sc, inc) x 3. (9 sts)
    R3-R4: Sc around. (9 sts)
    R5: Sc 7, dec. (8 sts)
    R6: Sc around. (8 sts)
    R7: Sc 6, dec. (7 sts)
    R8: Sc around. (7 sts)
    R9: Sc 5, dec. (6 sts)
    R10: Sc around. (6 sts)

    Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the body later.

    LEGS (x2)

    Note: Lightly stuff the legs as you crochet.

    Begin with C1 yarn (brown) and the 3.25mm hook.

    R1: 6 sc in MR. (6 sts)
    R2: (Sc, inc) x 3. (9 sts)
    R3: (Sc 2, inc) x 3. (12 sts)
    R4-R5: Sc around. (12 sts)
    R6: (Sc 4, dec) x 2. (10 sts)
    R7-R8: Sc around. (10 sts)
    R9: (Sc 3, dec) x 2. (8 sts)

    Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the body later.

    ORNAMENT BODY

    Begin with C3 yarn (green) and the 3.25mm hook.

    R1: 6 sc in MR. (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: (Sc 5, inc) x 6. (42 sts)
    R8-R9: Sc around. (42 sts)

    Switch to C5 yarn (white).

    R10: Sc around. (42 sts)

    Switch to C4 yarn (red).

    R11-R14: Sc around. (42 sts)

    Switch to C5 yarn (white).

    R15: Sc around. (42 sts)

    Switch to C3 yarn (green).

    R16-R17: Sc around. (42 sts)
    R18: (Sc 5, dec) x 6. (36 sts)
    R19: (Sc 4, dec) x 6. (30 sts)
    R20: (Sc 3, dec) x 6. (24 sts)
    R21: (Sc 2, dec) x 6. (18 sts)

    Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the body later.  Stuff well but be careful not to stretch the stitches.

    SCARF

    Note: Check out my FHDC video tutorial if you need help with this stitch.

    Begin with C4 yarn (red) and the 6mm hook.

    Ch 3. Fhdc until the scarf is as long as you'd like it to be. (I crocheted 34 fhdc and my bear's scarf measured 9 inches in length to wrap twice around the neck.)

    Fasten off and weave in the ends.

    ~ FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS~


    Part 1: Finishing the Head

    1. Insert plastic safety eyes into the bear’s head, leaving a gap in the middle for the muzzle. (I inserted 6mm eyes between R9-R10, 7 sts apart.) 
    2. Using some darker brown scraps of yarn, sew a horizontal line for a nose and a vertical line for the mouth onto the bear’s muzzle. 
    3. Position the muzzle between the eyes and sew it to the head. 
    4. Sew the two ears onto the bear’s head.

    Part 2: Finishing the Body

    1. Using white yarn, embroider a design such as a snowflake across the center of the ornament.
    2. Sew the legs to the bottom of the ornament. (Note that the opening is on top.)
    3. Sew the arms to both sides of the bear, near where the top opening is.

    Part 3: Putting It All Together

    1. Finally, sew the head and body together using the long yarn tail from the body.  If needed, add additional stuffing before closing up the opening. 
    2. Wrap the scarf around your bear’s neck, and sew it securely if desired. 
    3. Optional: Sew or fasten a loop to the top of the bear’s head. This way, he can be hung on a tree as an actual ornament.



    ~ RELATED VIDEOS ~

    Need help with the scarf? Check out my FHDC tutorial video below:





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