I’ve decided to share one of my most popular patterns with everyone, for free. This was actually my very first try at writing amigurumi patterns. I sold quite a few of these on etsy, not sure if that’s because it’s such a great pattern or because it’s such a bargain. Oh well, doesn’t really matter. So here it is – the slightly modified Tiny Amigurumi Bear Pattern….

 

tiny amigurumi bear

©2008 Tatyana Krivosheev

Materials

  • 3.5 mm hook
  • small amount of 4-ply worsted weight yarn
  • pair of 8 mm plastic safety eyes
  • polyester fiberfill
  • tapestry needle – for sewing the parts together
  • felt
  • embroidery thread and needle

Abbreviations

ch………………………………………………….chain

dec……………………….decrease ( sc 2 together)

inc……………………… increase ( 2 sc in 1 stitch)

sc ………………………………………single crochet

sl st ……………………………………….. slip stitch

Repeat instructions between * symbols.

Amigurumi are typically worked in spirals of single crochet. You can keep track of the first stitch with a stitch marker or a contrasting piece of string.

 

head

Round

Number

(number of stitches at the end of round)

1

ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)

2

2 sc in each sc (12)

3

*1 sc, inc* around (18)

4

* inc, 2 sc* around (24)

5

*3 sc, inc* around (30)

6

sc in each sc around (30)

7

sc in each sc around (30)

8

*dec, 3 sc* around (24)

9

*2 sc, dec* around (18)

10

*dec, 1 sc* around (12)

 

Embroider the face on a small piece of felt and sew it on. To make a dimensional muzzle, cut a circle from felt that is twice the diameter of your intended muzzle. Embroider nose and mouth, then gather with thread 1/8 of an inch away from the edge of the circle. Stuff with a small amount of fiberfill. Flatten and attach to head.

 

ears (make 2)

ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. This will look like a semi-circle. Attach to head.

 

body

Round

Number

(number of stitches at the end of round)

1

ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)

2

2 sc in each sc (12)

3

*1 sc, inc* around (18)

4 – 9

sc in each sc (18) That’s 6 even rows

10

*dec, 1 sc* around (12)

11

sc in each sc (12)

 

Stuff with fiberfill and attach to head.

 

arms (make two)

Round

Number

(number of stitches at the end of round)

1

ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)

2 – 8

sc in each sc (6)

Do not stuff arms.

 

legs (make two)

Round

Number

(number of stitches at the end of round)

1

ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)

2

*inc, 2 sc* around (9)

3

sc in each sc (9)

4

3 dec, sc in remaining 3 sc (6)

5 – 8

sc in each sc (6)

Only stuff the very ends, the paws.

Attach limbs to body and make a scarf!

If you liked the pattern and would like to get the PDF version or if you just want to be nice, you can buy it here.