Harper the Bear

Harper the Bear

We have a lot of new babies in the family, so I definitely have babies on the brain! This simple bear pattern is just the start of a few baby toy ideas that I am working on.

I absolutely hate sewing, so if you’re anything like me, you can appreciate a pattern that doesn’t require much of it. The body and legs of this bear is worked as one piece. Yay for less sewing!

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Harper the Bear

Size: n/a
Gauge: n/a
Hook Size: 4.0mm (G)
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (or any worsted weight yarn)
Other Materials: stuffing, felt (optional), embroidery floss (optional)

Abbreviations:

st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
SC = single crochet
SC2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together

Note: All pieces are worked in the round. Use a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of each row.

Head/Body:

Rnd 1: Begin with 6 SC in a magic ring. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts, 2 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat around once. (18 sts)

Rnd 4: 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts, 2 SC in each of the next 2 sts, 1 SC in each of the next 7 sts, 2 SC in each of the next 2 sts, 1 SC in each of the next 2 sts. (22 sts)

Rnd 5: 1 SC, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts, 2 SC in each of the next 2 sts, 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts, 2 SC in each of the next 2 sts, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. (28 sts)

Rnd 6: 1 SC in each of the next 2 sts, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts, 2 SC in each of the next 2 sts, 1 SC in each of the next 6 sts, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts, 2 SC in each of the next 2 sts. 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts. (34 sts)

Rnd 7: 1 SC in each of the next 2 sts [2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 7 sts, 2 SC in each of the next 2 sts], 1 SC in each of the next 7 sts. Repeat [ ] once. 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts. (40 sts)

Rnd 8-18: 1 SC in each st around. (40 sts)

Do not fasten off, begin first leg.

First Leg:

Rnd 19: 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Place a stitch marker in the next st (for reference with second leg). Skip the next 20 sts and SC in the 21st st from hook (working across the opening of head to create first leg). SC in each of the remaining 16 sts to beginning SC of this round. (20 sts)

Rnd 20-25: 1 SC in the first st from previous round and each st around. (20 sts)

Rnd 26: 1 SC in each of the next 8 sts. SC2tog. Repeat once. (18 sts)

Rnd 27: 1 SC in next st. SC2tog. Repeat around. (12 sts)

Rnd 28: SC2tog. Repeat around. (6 sts)

Fill first leg and head with stuffing. If you would like Harper the Bear to be a rattle, add your rattle insert at this point.
Leave long tail for sewing. Weave in and out of remaining stitches and pull tight to close.
Fasten off.

Second Leg:

Rnd 19: Beginning in the st that you left a stitch marker in when completing the first leg, work 1 SC in each st around to beginning SC of this round. (20 sts)

Rnd 20-25: 1 SC in the first st from previous round and each st around. (20 sts)

Rnd 26: 1 SC in each of the next 8 sts. SC2tog. Repeat once. (18 sts)

Rnd 27: 1 SC in next st. SC2tog. Repeat around. (12 sts)

Fill second leg with stuffing.

Rnd 28: SC2tog. Repeat around. (6 sts)

Fill remainder of second leg with stuffing.
Leave long tail for sewing. Weave in and out of remaining stitches and pull tight to close.
With a piece of yarn, sew up the space left between the two legs.
Fasten off.

Ears (make 2):

Rnd 1: Begin with 6 SC in a magic ring. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: 1 SC in next st, 2 SC in next st. Repeat around. (18 sts)

Rnd 4-5: 1 SC in each st around. (18 sts)

Rnd 6: 1 SC in next st, SC2tog. (12 sts)

Leave long tail for sewing. Fasten off.

Nose:

Rnd 1: Begin with 6 SC in a magic ring. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: 1 SC in next st, 2 SC in next st. Repeat around. (18 sts)

Rnd 4-5: 1 SC in each st around. (18 sts)

Leave long tail for sewing. Fasten off.

Assembly:

Attach ears to top of head.

Attach nose approximately between rows 10 and 17. Embroider a nose on rows 2 and 3 of nose.*

Embroider or attach eyes at approximately row 9 of head with approximately 4-5 sts between each eye. I cut eyes out of felt and sewed on with thread.*

*Note: Safety eyes and noses pose a choking risk for babies; therefore, if making this toy for a baby, I recommend using felt or embroidered eyes and nose.

Pair this pattern with my Harper the Bear Rattle pattern for the perfect set!

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