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Crochet Bear Ornament Free Pattern

Crochet bear ornament held in cupped hands.
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Last week, I released my Baby Owl Crochet Tree Ornament Free Pattern and the same night that I designed that ornament, I designed this Crochet Bear Ornament Free Pattern. I wasn’t sure what to name this adorable little guy so I just called him Polar Bear Crochet Tree Ornament. It’s a quick and easy project to whip up for a last minute addition to your tree or a last minute gift. If you’re prefer a bear other than a polar bear, you can use any of the other Fable Fur yarn colours to make a bear of a different colour.

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It’s honestly hard to tell which of my recent ornament designs my kids like the best – my Crochet Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament, my Baby Owl Crochet Tree Ornament Free Pattern or this Crochet Bear Ornament free pattern. Everyone in my house loves owls but my son definitely seems to gravitate towards the polar bear, my daughter the owl and my husband loves the gnomes. At least I’ve got a little bit of something for everyone I guess!

If you haven’t used faux yarn to crochet amigurumi before, this crochet bear ornament free pattern is a great pattern to finally give it a try. The bear is small and quick to make so it’s not a huge committment in terms of time or resources. Faux fur yarn is incredibly forgiving so if you don’t have the tidiest seaming when putting your crochet bear ornament together, no one can tell. The fur hides it all and still looks great. Check out my tips and tricks for using faux fur yarns in the video below (or find the write up HERE) so you can hit the ground running. If you’re looking to give faux fur yarns a try, I recommend using Fable Fur from WeCrochet (found HERE). It’s my favourite faux fur yarn as it has a thick strap on the back of the yarn which helps you feel the stitches, even if you can’t see them.

Other Free Faux Fur Yarn Crochet Patterns Available:

If you haven’t seen my other faux fur yarn crochet patterns that I’ve published so far, check them out here:

Faux fur crochet bear ornament hanging in a christmas tree

Skill Level:

  • Beginner


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

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crochet owl and polar bear ornaments hanging in a christmas tree.

Abbreviations:

  • CH = Chain
  • FO = Finish Off
  • MC = Magic Circle
  • SC = Single Crochet
  • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
  • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
  • SL ST = Slip Stitch
  • ST = Stitch

You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this crochet bear ornament pattern HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.


Finished Size:
 

  • Approximately 3.5” tall

Gauge: 

  • 4 sts x 5.5 rows = 2” – Not vital to project as long as the same tension is maintained throughout the project and there are no holes that stuffing can be seen through. 


Notes:

  • Gauge is not vital to the project but it may effect the amount of yarn needed for the project. 
  • A 5.5mm crochet hook is recommended for the project but if you find you are unable to feel your stitches, you can adjust your hook until you can more easily feel your stitches to more easily know where to place your stitches.  This may however effect your gauge and therefore, the amount of yarn needed. 
  • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise).  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
  • All pieces made in the Fable Fur are worked and sewn onto the project with the wrong side facing out to show the better-looking side of the fur. 

Crochet Bear Ornament Free Pattern:

two crochet ornaments in a flat lay with some Furls crochet hooks

Head

Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)
Rounds 4 – 8:
SC around (18) – Place safety eyes in Row 4 with 2 sts between them
Start adding stuffing, adding a bit more as you work.
Round 9: (SC 1, SCDEC) x 6 (12)
Round 10: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
FO leaving a long tail to sew up the hole.  Add a bit more stuffing and sew up the hole.  Weave in ends.

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Nose

Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6
Rounds 2 – 3: SC around (6)
Join last ST for the first ST with a SL ST. FO, leaving a long tail and sew onto the face of the bear.  Put safety nose through the center of the MC of the nose, add a bit of stuffing and sew onto the face just below the eyes. 

crochet bear ornament being held in a hand surrounded by christmas decorations

Ears (Make 2)

Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
Join the last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the head.  Sew each ear onto the head.


Creating the Hanger

Thread the ribbon or piece of yarn onto a tapestry needle.  Insert tapestry needle through one of the stitches near the top/center point of the head and out through the stitch directly opposite the stitch you went into.  Tie the ends together in an overhand knot and slide the knot inside the head.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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