This pattern is designed for those who are just starting out with crochet and want to create a cute teddy bear stuffed animal. Remember to use appropriate yarn and hook size to achieve the desired size for your teddy bear.

Materials Needed:

  • Worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice for the bear’s body
  • Small amount of contrasting yarn for the bear’s nose and eyes
  • Crochet hook suitable for your chosen yarn (usually around 4.00mm – 5.00mm)
  • Fiberfill or stuffing of your choice
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

  • ch: chain
  • st: stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • inc: increase (2 single crochets in the same stitch)
  • dec: decrease (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • MR: magic ring (alternative to starting with a chain)

Body:

  1. Start with a MR, work 6 sc into the ring. Pull the ring tight and place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round. (6 sts)
  2. Inc in each st around. (12 sts)
  3. Sc in the next st, inc in the next st. Repeat around. (18 sts)
  4. Sc in the next 2 sts, inc in the next st. Repeat around. (24 sts)
  5. Sc in the next 3 sts, inc in the next st. Repeat around. (30 sts)
  6. Sc in the next 4 sts, inc in the next st. Repeat around. (36 sts) 7-15. Sc in each st around. (36 sts for 9 rounds)
  7. Sc in the next 4 sts, dec over the next 2 sts. Repeat around. (30 sts)
  8. Sc in the next 3 sts, dec over the next 2 sts. Repeat around. (24 sts)
  9. Sc in the next 2 sts, dec over the next 2 sts. Repeat around. (18 sts)

Stuff the body firmly with fiberfill.

  1. Sc in the next st, dec over the next 2 sts. Repeat around. (12 sts)
  2. Dec in each st around. (6 sts)

Fasten off and weave in the yarn end.

Ears: (Make 2)

  1. Start with a MR, work 6 sc into the ring. Pull the ring tight and place a stitch marker. (6 sts)
  2. Inc in each st around. (12 sts) 3-4. Sc in each st around. (12 sts for 2 rounds)

Leave a long tail for sewing. Flatten the circle and sew it onto the top sides of the bear’s head.

Nose: Using contrasting yarn, embroider a small triangular nose onto the bear’s face, between rounds 10 and 11.

Eyes: Using contrasting yarn, embroider two small French knot eyes above the nose.

Congratulations, you’ve completed your beginner crochet teddy bear! Enjoy your adorable creation or give it as a lovely handmade gift. Feel free to customize the colors, sizes, and details to make your teddy bear unique. Happy crocheting!