Free Crochet Pattern Nutcracker Bear Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern Nutcracker Bear Pattern

 

Celebrate this wonderful time of year and get in the festive spirit by making your own set of whimsical Nutcracker Bears! 

 

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Jackie Laing is the designer behind A[mi]dorable Crochet. Jackie lives in northern B.C. At Mile Zero on the Alaska Highway, in Canada! With her daughter and furry family members! She has been playing with yarn and her favourite hooks, including her go to Odyssey hooks since 2009. Jackie enjoys making amigurumi and draws inspiration from her favourite music, movies and tv shows! And sharing her patterns for others to enjoy! You can find all of them HERE
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Yarn

  • Bernat Super Value Yarn less than one skein per color 426 yards

Hook:

Furls Crochet hook size E
Furls Crochet Lucet Fork


Sewing needle and scissors, black thread
Safety eyes 7mm

PATTERN DETAILS

 

Crochet Stitch Abbreviations

  • Ch - chain
  • Sc - single crochet
  • Inc - increase
  • Dec - decrease

 

 

The Pattern 

Head 

Rnd1: Sc x 6 in a magic ring, or ch x 2 and do 6 sc in the second ch from your hook (6)

Rnd2: Inc x 6 (12)

Rnd3: [Sc, inc] x 6 (18)

Rnd4: Sc x 18 (18)

Rnd5: [Sc x 2, inc] x 6 (24)

Rnd6: Sc x 24 (24)

Rnd7: [Sc, inc] x 12 (36)

Rnd8-10: Sc x 36 (36)

Rnd11: [Sc x 5, inc] x 6 (42)

Rnd12: You'll be placing your safety eyes in this round. Sc x 20, place your first safety eye in the last stitch you just did, sc x 5, place your second eye, sc x 17 (42)

Rnd13: Sc x 42 (42)

Rnd14: [Sc x 5, dec] x 6 (36)

Rnd15-17: Sc x 36 (36)

Rnd18: [Sc x 4, dec] x 6 (30)

Rnd19-20: Sc x 30 (30)

Rnd21: Dec x 15 (15)

Rnd22: Stuff your head firmly, sc x 15 (15)

Rnd23: Dec x 7, sc (8)

Rnd24: Dec x 4 , closed, fasten off (4)

 

Foot and Leg

Rnd1: Starting at the bottom of your foot sc x 6 in magic ring, or do 6sc in the second ch from your hook (6)

Rnd2: Inc x 6 (12)

Rnd3: [Sc, inc] x 6 (18)

Rnd4: [Sc, inc] x 9 (27)

Rnd5: Sc x 27 (27)

Rnd6: Dec x 10, sc x 7 (17)

Rnd7: Dec x 6, sc x 5 (11)

Rnd8: Dec, sc x 9 (10)

Rnd9-21: Sc x 10 (10)

Rnd22: [Inc, sc x 4 (12)

Rnd23-25: Sc x 12, fasten off (12)

 

Second Leg

Rnd1-25: Same as first leg, but do not fasten off.

Rnd26: Hold both legs together, single crochet around both legs as one piece sc x 24 (24)

Rnd27-30: Sc x 24 (24)

Rnd31: [Sc x 4, dec] x 4 (20)

Rnd32-37: Sc x 20 (20)

Rnd38: [Sc x 3, dec] x 4 (16)

Rnd39-41: Sc x 16 (16)

Rnd42: [Sc x 2, dec] x 4 (12)

Rnd43: [Sc x 2, dec] x 3, fasten off (9)

 

Arm (Make 2)

Rnd1: Starting at the bottom of your arm sc x 6 in a magic ring, or ch x 2 and do 6 single crochets in the second chain from your hook (6)

Rnd2: [Inc, sc] x 3 (9)

Rnd3-4: Sc x 9 (9)

Rnd5: Dec, sc x 7 (8)

Rnd6-7: Sc x 8 (8)

Rnd8:Dec, sc x 6 (7)

Rnd9-25: Sc x 7, fasten off the end of round25 (7)

 

Ear (Make 2)

Rnd1: Starting in the middle of your ear sc x 6 in a magic ring, or ch x 2 and do 6 SC in the second ch from your hook (6)

Rnd2: Inc x 6 (12)

Rnd3: [Sc, inc] x 6 (18)

Rnd4: [Sc x 2, inc] x 6 (24)

Rnd5-6: Sc x 24, fasten off at end of Rnd6 (24)

 

Muzzle

Rnd1: Starting at the bottom of your arm sc x 6 in a magic ring, or ch x 2 and do 6 single crochets in the second chain from your hook (6)

Rnd2: Inc x 6 (12)

 

Ballerina Top

Row1: Starting at the bottom of your ballerina top ch x 28 (28)

Row2:Turn, sc x 27 (27)

Row3: Turn, ch, sc x 27 (27)

Row4: Turn, ch, [dec, sc x 4] x 4, sc x 3 (23)

Row5-6: Turn, ch, sc x 23 (23)
Row7: Turn, ch, dec, sc x 19, dc (21)

Row8-9: Turn, ch, sc x 21, fasten off at the end of round 9 (21)

 

Ballerina Top Strap

Row1: Ch x 13 (13) 

Row2: Turn, sc x 12 , fasten off (12)

 

Trim on Ballerina top

Use your Furls Lucet Fork and create a cord long enough to go around the bottom of your ballerina top, fasten off

 

Tutu (small)

Row1: Ch x 27 (27)

Row2: Turn, sc x 26 (26)

Row3: Turn, ch, sc x 26 (26)

Row4: Turn, ch, [sc, inc] 13 (39)

Row5: Turn, ch, inc x 39 (78)

 

Tutu (large)

Row1-5: Same as the small tutu, but don’t fasten off at the end of Row5

Row6: Turn, ch, sc x 78, fasten off (78)

 

Ballerina Slipper (make2) 

Rnd1-4: Work the same as your bear’s foot
Rnd5: [Sc x 2, inc] x 9 (36)

Rnd6: Dec x 10, sc x 16 (26)

Rnd7: [Dec, sc] x 5, sc x 8, dec, sc, fasten off (20)

 

Ballerina Crown

Rnd1: Ch x 19, join (19)

Rnd2: Sc x 18 (18)

Rnd3: Sc x 6, ch x 3, sc, ch x 4, sc, ch x 3, sc x 9, fasten off (27)

 

Nutcracker Coat

Row1: Ch x 27 (27)

Row2: Turn, sc x 26 (26)

Row3: Turn, ch, sc x 26 (26)

Row4: Turn, ch, dec, sc x 22, dec (22)

Row5-6: Turn, ch, sc x 24 (24)

Row7: Turn,ch, dec, sc x 20, dec (22)

Row8: Turn, ch, sc x 22 (22)

Row9: Turn, ch, dec x 2, sc x 14, dec x 2 (18)

Row10: Turn, ch, sc x 18 (18)

Row11: You will be making the arm holes in this round. Turn, ch, sc x 3, ch x 5, skip 3 stitches, sc x 6, ch x 5, skip 3 stitches, sc x 3 (22)

Row12: Turn, ch, dec, sc, sc x 5 in ch5 space, sc x 6, sc x 5 in ch5 space, sc, dec (20)

Row13: Turn, sc x 20 (20)

Row14: You will be starting the collar in this round. Turn, ch, do this entire round in the back loops. Hdc x 2 in st, [sc x 5, inc] x 3, hdc x 2 in st (24)

Row15-16: Turn, ch, sc x 25, fasten off at the end of Row16 (25)

 

Sleeve on the soldier coat

Rnd1: Insert your hook into any stitch in the arm hole of your soldier coat and sc x 10 around (10)

Rnd2-10: Sc x 10 (10)

Rnd11: [Inc, sc x 4] x 2 (12)

Rnd12-18: Sc x 12, fasten off at the end of round 18 (12)

 

Soldier Hat

Rnd1: Sc x 6 in a magic ring, or chain 2 in the second chain from your hook (6)

Rnd2: Inc x 6 (12)

Rnd3: [Sc, inc] x 6 (18)

Rnd4: [Sc. inc] x 9 (27)

Rnd5: Do this round in the back loops, sc x 27 (27)

Rnd6: Sc x 2, [sc x3, dec] x 5 (22)

Rnd7: Sc x 22 (22)
Rnd8: [Sc x 9, dec] x 2 (20)

Rnd9-11: Sc x 20 (20)

Rnd12: [Sc x 3, dec] x 4 (16) 

Rnd13: Sc x 16, fasten off (16)

 

Belt for the Soldier Coat

Row1 : Ch x 25 (25)

Row2: Turn, ch x 24, fasten off  (24)

 

Trim on hat

Row1: Chx 20, fasten off (20)

 

Soldier Boot (make 2)

Rnd1: Sc x 6 in a magic ring, or chain 2 in the second chain from your hook (6)

Rnd2: Inc x 6 (12)

Rnd3: [Sc, inc] x 6 (18)

Rnd4: [Sc, inc] x 9 (27)

Rnd5-7: Sc x 27 (27)

Rnd8: Dec x 9, sc x 9 (18)

Row9: You will be starting the sides of your boots now, sc x 5 (5)

Row10: Turn, ch. Sc x 18 (18)

Row11-15: Turn, ch, sc x 18, fasten off at the end of row 15 (18)

 

Assembly 

First you will stuff the legs and body firmly, sew the head onto the body. Weave in ends and trim them. For the ballerina you will place the top onto your ballerina, and sew it closed up the back of the top. Use dressmaking pins to place the tutus in place just below the bottom of the top with the larger tutu underneath the smaller tutu, then sew them into place. Place the cord you made using the lucet fork in place on the tutu and sew in place. Place the crown on your ballerina and sew it in place. Then place your ballerina slippers on your bear and cut pieces of yarn for the straps on your ballerina slippers sew the slippers on your bear. For the soldier, place the coat on your soldier and sew the front closed on your bear. Place the boots and hat on your bear and sew them in place. Sew the gold chain onto your soldier's hat. Now enjoy your festive nutcracker Bear Set!

 

 

 

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