Valentine’s Day teddy bear: Free crochet pattern

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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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