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November Amigurumi CAL - Polar Bear Week Two

Posted on November 18, 2017 by Brenna Eaves | 0 Comments

Welcome to Part One of the Polar Bear Amigurumi CAL!
This week we'll be making the body, head, and ears of the bears, and then next week we'll finish them up with legs and a tail! 
 
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In case you missed it, here's the supply list again! Congratulations to our three winners from last weeks giveaway, Ashley S, Dawn J and Riley S, you will be contacted by email.

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Abbreviations:

ch = chain

slp st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

sc dec = single crochet decrease

rep = repeat

2x, 3x, etc = 2 times, 3 times, etc

exsc = extended single crochet

BLO = back loops only

FO = finish off

 

Notes

The head and body of the bear are each worked in continuous rounds. To make sure you don't lose your place, mark the beginning of each new round with a stitch marker. Do not chain 1 at the beginning of rounds or join rounds with a slip stitch, as this will leave a visible "scar" in your stitches. 

Assembly info follows, under each component's pattern.

 

Let's get started!

Body

ch 3

1.  3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 4 sc in last ch, turning your work so you’re working along the bottom side of the ch, sc in same ch as 1st 3 sc (8)

2.  2 sc in each sc around (16)

3.  *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next sc* rep *-* around (24)

4.  *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 2 sc* rep *-* around (32)

5.  *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 3 sc * rep *-* around (40)

6.  *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 4 sc* rep *-* around (48)

7.  *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 5 sc* rep *-* around (56)

8-13.  sc in each sc around (56)

14.  sc in 1st 6 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc* rep *-* 3x, sc in last 29 sc (59)

15-16.  sc in each sc around (59)

17.  sc in 1st 40 sc, sc dec, sc in next 6 sc, sc dec, sc in last 9 sc (57)

18-19.  sc in each sc around (57)

20.  sc in 1st 39 sc, sc dec, sc in next 7 sc, sc dec, sc in last 7 sc (55)

21-22.  sc in each sc around (55)

23.  sc in 1st 40 sc, sc dec, sc in next 5 sc, sc dec, sc in last 6 sc (53)

24-25. sc in each sc around (53)

26.  sc in 1st 39 sc, sc dec, sc in next 6 sc, sc dec, sc in last 4 sc (51)

27-31.  sc in each sc around (51)

32.  *sc dec, sc in next 6 sc* rep *-* around (45)

STUFF the bear body firmly

33.  *sc dec, sc in next 5 sc* rep *-* around (39)

34.  *sc dec, sc in next 4 sc* rep *-* around (33)

35.  *sc dec, sc in next 3 sc* rep *-* around (27)

36.  *sc dec, sc in next 2 sc* rep *-* around (21)

Fill out the bear with more stuffing

37.  *sc dec, sc in next sc* rep *-* around (15)

38.  sc dec around (9)

FO and close up the small hole. Weave in the ends.

 

 

Head / Neck

ch 3

1.  3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 4 sc in last ch, turning your work so you’re working along the bottom of the ch, sc in same ch as 1st 3 sc (8)

2.  sc in 1st sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc (13)

3.  sc in 1st 3 sc, in BLO sc in next 5 sc, now in both loops sc in last 5 sc (13)

4.  sc in 1st 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 2 sc (14)

5.  2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 2 sc (15)

6.  2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 5 sc, sc dec, sc in last 8 sc (16) 

7.  sc in 1st 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, in FLO, sc in next 2 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc* rep *-* 2x, now in both loops rep *-*, 2 sc in last sc (21) 

8.  sc in 1st 19 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc (22)

9.  sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in last sc (26) 

10.  sc in 1st 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc (30) 

11. 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 13 sc, sc dec, sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in last sc (31)

12.  sc in 1st 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 17 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc (35) 

13.  sc in 1st 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 30 sc, 2 sc in last sc (37)

14.  sc in 1st 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc, sc dec, sc in next 4 sc, sc dec, sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in last sc (37) 

15.  sc in 1st 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 33 sc (38)

16.  sc in each sc around (38)

FO, leaving a long tail for assembly.

Put the 6mm snap-in eyes between rounds 8-9 of the head, to either side of the snout.

Using black scrap yarn, embroider a nose onto the snout and secure the ends well, tucking them inside the snout.

Stuff the head, paying special attention to the snout area to ensure stuffing gets all the way to the tip of the nose.

Sew the neck to the bear body, angled slightly upwards (see image above). I recommend pinning the head in place before you start sewing so you can make adjustments to suit you.

 

Ears (make 2)

ch 2

1.  3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, TURN (3)

2.  2 sc in each sc across, TURN (6)

3.  sc in each sc across, TURN (6)

4.  sc dec, sc in next 2 sc, sc dec (4)

FO, leaving a long tail for assembly.

Sew the last rows of the ears to the head at about round 13. The ears should be spaced about 6 stitches apart.

 

Part 2 of the pattern will release on November 25! In the meantime, if you have any questions, comments or corrections regarding this pattern please feel free to contact me (littleravenfiberarts@gmail.com), I’m here to help.

Make sure to pop into the Fun With Furls Facebook Group to share your photos and admire everyone else’s crochet handiwork too!  

Happy Crocheting!

 

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November 9th, 2016

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