Valentine’s Day teddy bear: Free crochet pattern

See this pattern in Dutch

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! What better time to share a pattern online for the first time? When I think about Valentine, I immediately think about love, hearts, chocolates and teddy bears. I decided to create a pattern for a Valentine’s Day teddy bear for all of you who feel like making something Valentine’s Day themed or for those of you who have time to kill 🙂 The pattern is pretty easy and quick (although that depends on how fast you work). Even if you’re a beginner, this should not be hard.
This is the very first time I upload a self-made pattern online, so if you notice anything that I did wrong or that I could have added, please let me know!

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What you will need:
– White/brown and beige yarn. I used fine Merino 4 wool, because of it’s soft texture and because it isn’t too thick)
– Hook 2.70mm / C / 2
– Fiberfill
– Yarn needle
– Embroidery (dark brown)
– scissors
– optional: eyes, pink felt ( You won’t need these if you use yarn for the eyes (picture #1) or if you crochet the heart (picture #2))

You can use different yarn and hooks from the ones I used, but try to use the same size of yarn for every body part.

Abbreviations:
-ch : chainstitch
-sl. st. : slipstitch
-sc : single crochet (double crochet for UK)
-dec : decrease (stitch two together)
-st : stitch
*…*: repeat until the end of the row

Pattern:
Head: start with a magic ring or an adjustable loop
R1: 6 sc in ring. (6)
R2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
R3: *Sc 1, 2sc in next st*. (18)
R4: *Sc 2, 2sc in next st*. (24)
R5: *Sc 3, 2sc in next st*, (30)
R6: *Sc 4, 2sc in next st*, (36)
R7: *Sc 5, 2sc in next st*, (42)
R8-15: Sc 42
-place the eyes in between row 9 and 10

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Don’t forget to start filling!
R16: *Sc 5, dec 1*, (36)
R17: *Sc 4, dec 1*, (30)
R18: *Sc 3, dec 1* (24)
R19: *Sc 2, dec 1*. (18)
R20: *Sc 1, dec 1*. (12)
Slip stitch and weave in end.

Body: start with a magic ring or an adjustable loop
R1: 6 sc in ring. (6)
R2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
R3: *Sc 1, 2sc in next st*. (18)
R4: *Sc 2, 2sc in next st*. (24)
R5: *Sc 3, 2sc in next st*, (30)
R6: *Sc 4, 2sc in next st*, (36)
R7-14: Sc 36
R15: *sc 5, 2sc in next st* (42)
R16-17: Sc 42
R18: *Sc 5, dec 1*, (36)
R19: *Sc 4, dec 1*, (30)
R20: *Sc 3, dec 1* (24)
R21: *Sc 2, dec 1*. (18)
R22: *Sc 1, dec 1*. (12)
Close with a slip stitch and weave in end

Ears (2x): start with a magic ring or an adjustable loop
R1: 6 sc in ring (6)
R2: 2sc in each st around. (12)
R3: *sc 3, 2sc in next st* (15)
R4-5: sc 15
R6: *Sc 3, dec 1*. (12)
Close with a slip stitch and weave in end

Arms (2x): start with a magic ring or an adjustable loop
R1: 6 sc in ring (6)
R2: *Sc 1, 2sc in next st*. (9)
R3: *Sc 2, 2sc in next st*. (12)
R4: *Sc 3, 2sc in next st*. (15)
R5-10: Sc 15
R11: *Sc 3, dec 1* (12)
R12-15: Sc 12
Close with a slip stitch and weave in end

Legs (2x): start with a magic ring or an adjustable loop
R1: 6 sc in ring. (6)
R2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
R3: *Sc 1, 2sc in next st*. (18)
R4: *Sc 2, 2sc in next st*. (24)
R5-7: Sc 24
R8: Dec 8, Sc 8 (16)
R9: Dec 5, Sc 6 (12)

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Once you are done with the foot, fill it before continuing on the leg.
R10-17: Sc 12

Nose:: start with a magic ring or an adjustable loop
R1: 6 sc in ring. (6)
R2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
R3: *Sc 3, 2sc in next st*. (15)
R4: *Sc 4, 2sc in next st*. (18)
R5: *Sc 4, dec 1* (15)
Close with a slip stitch and weave in end
Use dark brown embroidery for the little nose

Heart
Now you have a choice: or, you can crochet the heart (scroll down for pattern), or you can use felt.

Felt:

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Making the heart with felt is not hard. Take a piece of pink felt, draw a heart shape on it and cut it out. Make sure it isn’t too big or too small. Sew it on the body and it’s all done!

Crochet:
Crocheting the heart is a little more difficult. I used this pattern, but I made a few changes. I’m putting the pattern here with the changes I made. You have to be able to make a magic ring.

love hearts crochet pattern by planetjune (+my changes)
Make a magic ring, ch 2.
Rnd 1: (3 tr, 6 dc, tr, 6 dc, 3 tr) into magic ring.
Pull the magic ring mostly closed, leaving a small space in the middle, ch 2, sl st into the remaining hole in the magic ring. Pull the magic ring tightly closed.

Note: do not turn work, continue working anti-clockwise (clockwise for left-handers) around the heart, working into the stitches of Rnd 1, and starting by working into the ch-sp formed by the ch 2 you made after the magic ring.

Rnd 2: sc in ch-sp, 2 hdc in next st, 3 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 st, 2 hdc in next st, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 st, 2 hdc in next st, 3 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, (sc, sl st) in ch-sp.

Finishing touches:
Attach the nose and ears to the head en attach the head to the body. Attach the arms and legs to the body as well. Sew the heart on the belly and use the same embroidery you used for the nose to make the eyes.

And, done! I hope you like this pattern, let me know if something isn’t quite right. Have fun making these cute little teddy bears and, if you do, I would love to see your creations!
(This pattern was made by me in February, 2015. Selling this pattern or claiming it as your own is not allowed, but you can share it with a link back to this post, or to my blog. Products made with this pattern are for personal use only and may only be sold in small quantities and when it’s stated that amigurumiguru is the designer.)

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Beertje Valentijn: Gratis haakpatroon (Dutch)

Click here to see this pattern in English

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Het is bijna Februari en dus ook bijna Valentijn! Daarom creëerde ik een snel en makkelijk patroontje voor iedereen die iets in het thema van Valentijn wil maken of voor iedereen die wat tijd op overschot heeft en niet weet wat te doen. Het is een makkelijk patroontje, ook geschikt voor beginners.

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Nodige materialen:
– Garen (de kleur is helemaal jou keuze) ik heb witte, beige en donkerbruine fijne wol gebruikt van Merino 4, omdat het een zachte textuur heeft.
– Haaknaald 2.70 mm
– Vulling
– Naald
– naaigaren (donkerbruin)
– schaar
– eventueel: pareltjes voor de ogen en vilt voor het hartje. Als je de ogen en het hartje op de buik haakt, heb je deze niet nodig.

Afkortingen:
v: vaste
s: steek
2vsh: verminderen: 2 steken samen haken
*…*: herhaal tot het einde van de toer

Patroon
Kop: begin met een opzetring of een draadlus
1: 6v in een ring (6)
2: 2v in elke s (12)
3: *1v, 2v in volg. s* (18)
4: *1v in de volgende 2s, 2v* (24)
5: *1v in de volgende 3s, 2v* (30)
6: *1v in de volgende 4s, 2v* (36)
7: *1v in de volgende 5s, 2v* (42)
8-15: 1v in elke s (42)
– plaats de ogen tussen toer 9 en 10

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Vergeet niet op tijd te vullen!
16:*1v in de volgende 5s, 2vsh* (36)
17:*1v in de volgende 4s, 2vsh* (30)
18:*1v in de volgende 3s, 2vsh* (24)
19:*1v in de volgende 2s, 2vsh* (18)
20:*1v in de volgende s, 2vsh* (12)
Sluit met hv en hecht af.

Lijf: begin met opzetring of draadlus
1: 6v in ring (6)
2: 2v in elke s (12)
3: *1v, 2v in volg. s* (18)
4: *1v in de volgende 2s, 2v* (24)
5: *1v in de volgende 3s, 2v* (30)
6: *1v in de volgende 4s, 2v* (36)
7-14: 1v in elke s (36)
15: *1v in de volgende 5s, 2v* (42)
16-17: 1v in elke s (42)
18:*1v in de volgende 5s, 2vsh* (36)
19:*1v in de volgende 4s, 2vsh* (30)
20:*1v in de volgende 3s, 2vsh* (24)
21:*1v in de volgende 2s, 2vsh* (18)
22:*1v in de volgende s, 2vsh* (12)
Sluit met hv en hecht af.

Oren (2x): begin met een opzetring of een draadlus
1: 6v in een ring (6)
2: 2v in elke s (12)
3: *1v in volgende 3s, 2v* (15)
4-5: 1v in elke s (15)
5: *1v in volgende 3s, 2vsh* (12)
Hv en hecht af

Voorpoten (2x): begin met een opzetring of een draadlus
1: 6v in een ring (6)
2: *1v, 2v in volg. s* (9)
3: *1v in volg. 2s, 2v* (12)
4: *1v in volg. 3s, 2v* (15)
5-10: 1v in elke s. (15)
11: *1v in volg 3s, 2vsh* (12)
12-15: 1v in elke s. (12)
Sluit met hv en hecht af

Achterpoten (2x): begin opnieuw met een draadlus
1: 6v in een ring (6)
2: 2v in elke s (12)
3: *1v, 2v in volg. s* (18)
4: *1v in de volgende 2s, 2v* (24)
5-7: 1v in elke s. (24)
8: 2vsh (8x), 1v (8x). (16)
9: 2vsh (5x), 1v (6x). (12)
10-17: 1v in elke s. (12)

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Vul het voetje voordat je verdergaat.

Snuit: begin met opzetring of draadlus
1: 6v in een ring (6)
2: 2v in elke s. (12)
3: *1v in de volg. 3s, 2v. (15)
4: *1v in de volg. 4s, 2v. (18)
5: *1v in de volg. 4s, 2vsh (15)
Sluit met hv en hecht af.
Gebruik donkerbruin draad om het neusje te borduren.

Hartje:
Je kunt nu kiezen wat je doet. Ofwel haak je het hartje (scroll naar beneden), ofwel gebruik je vilt.

Vilt:

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Neem een stukje vilt, teken een hartvorm en knip het uit. Naai het daarna op het lijfje en klaar is kees!

Haken:
Het hartje haken is iets moeilijker. Ik heb dit patroon gebruikt, maar ik heb het wel een beetje veranderd. Het patroon is in het Engels en je moet met een magische ring kunnen werken. Ik zet het patroon hieronder nog even neer met de veranderingen die ik heb gemaakt. Als je moeite hebt met de afkortingen, bekijk dan even deze site 🙂
love hearts crochet pattern by planetjune (+veranderingen)
Make a magic ring, ch 2.
Rnd 1: (3 tr, 6 dc, tr, 6 dc, 3 tr) into magic ring.
Pull the magic ring mostly closed, leaving a small space in the middle, ch 2, sl st into the remaining hole in the magic ring. Pull the magic ring tightly closed.

Note: do not turn work, continue working anti-clockwise (clockwise for left-handers) around the heart, working into the stitches of Rnd 1, and starting by working into the ch-sp formed by the ch 2 you made after the magic ring.

Rnd 2: sc in ch-sp, 2 hdc in next st, 3 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 st, 2 hdc in next st, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 st, 2 hdc in next st, 3 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, (sc, sl st) in ch-sp.

Afwerking:
Naai de snuit en de 2 oren vast aan het hoofd en naai het hoofd vast aan het lijf. Naai daarna de poten vast aan het lijf en naai het hartje vast op de buik. Gebruik dezelfde draad die je voor het neusje hebt gebruikt om de ogen te borduren.

En, klaar! Laat me weten als er fouten zijn die je hebt opgemerkt in het patroon. Veel plezier met het maken van deze schattige beertjes!

Amigurumi goldfish remake

Two years ago, on New Year’s Eve, I got my first hook and yarn. It was a present from my aunt. It was a whole starter kit with one hook, yarn, a needle and a small book with Amigurumi patterns. I was so excited, I wanted to start immediately. I asked my mother to teach me the basics of crochet and we immediately got started on the first pattern from the book, a goldfish. After a lot of failed attempts I got so frustrated, I put it away and never finished it. Today I decided to give it another try.

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It went so fast and easy, I was amazed. It made me realize how much progress I’ve made since I started!

A little peek of what I have been working on

This past week, I have been working on writing a pattern for a Valentine’s Day themed teddy bear! The pattern is all done, but I have to translate it to English still. I finished my two examples today and here is a little peek:

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I’m really excited to share this with all of you, mainly because this will be the first pattern I put online, and I’m quite proud of it. The pattern will be free!

Discovering YouTube tutorials

Thanks to the flu, I have been at home for the past four days, hoping to get better soon. Being sick puts me in a bit of a bad place, thanks to all the previous sicknesses and accidents I’ve had (long story). Luckily, I’m feeling a little better today.

During these past four days, I’ve had some time to kill and some scraps to do something with, so I decided to make some small projects. I was looking for a snowflake pattern, when a video popped up and, believe it or not, I’ve never followed video tutorials for crocheting before. I’m not sure why, but listening to the voice of the person explaining, annoys me a little. I decided to give it a try anyway, and made the small projects you can see on the header picture.
I decided to put links to the videos here, for all of you who are interested in making some of these yourself.

Snowflakes

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I really just wanted to know how to make these, and now I do 🙂 I used yarn with silver thread to give it more of a snowy effect.
Video tutorial

Poppies

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Poppies are my favourite flowers, they are simple, beautiful and have special meaning, I was so excited when I saw this video tutorial pop up in my recommended.
Video tutorial

Wagon wheel flower

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I enjoyed making these a lot because, they are a little bit different than other, layered flowers you can crochet.
Video tutorial

Rose

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For the roses, I followed two different patterns, to see the others, just scroll down. I wasn’t feeling too good while making this one, so I was not paying a lot of attention to the tutorial, which gave me some problems folding it into a flower at the end, but I just sort of went with it and did my own thing, that’s why it doesn’t look exactly the same as in the tutorial.
Video tutorial

Heart

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I looked this one up, because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! This is actually a written pattern.

Roses

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I made these roses after the previous one because I messed that one up a little, and I find that following a written pattern is more clear. They are a little smaller and a little easier than the other one, but I really like both.
Written pattern

I hope you like them! I definitely do. They are really fast and easy, and can be used as decorations for almost anything.
Thanks for reading, I hope you check out my blog and I will see you next time. Ciao!