Happy Bears Amigurumi - Free Crochet Patterns - StringyDingDing (2022)

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    Supplies:

    4mm crochet hook, 4/Medium weight yarn in any desired colors for your bear. White is required. 10mm safety eyes, tapestry needle, scissors, stuffing, black embroidery thread.

    Additional Information:

    Use “Main Color” as the main color you want your bear to be. “Contrasting Color” will be the color of your bears eyebrows, nose, and foot patch.

    We start by making the head, which works into the body. Then we make the facial features. After assembling the face, we make the arms/legs and belly patch.

    Bear Colors:

    Sunshine Bear – Main color yellow, Contrasting color dark yellow

    Rainbow Bear – Main color pink, Contrasting color hot pink

    Lucky Bear – Main color light green, Contrasting color dark green

    (Video) Stringy Ding Ding Test Pattern

    Raincloud Bear – Main color light blue, Contrasting color dark blue

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    Head:

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    In Main Color
    Head and body are one piece

    Round 1: 6 Sc in Magic Ring (6)
    Round 2: *Inc* all around (12)
    Round 3: *Inc, Sc* all around (18)
    Round 4: *Inc, 2 Sc* all around (24)
    Round 5: *Inc, 3 Sc* all around (30)
    Round 6: *Inc, 4 Sc* all around (36)
    Round 7: *Inc, 5 Sc* all around (42)
    Round 8: *Inc, 6 Sc* all around (48)
    Round 9:
    *Inc, 7 Sc* all around (54)
    Round 10-16: *Sc* all around (54)
    Round 17: Sc in next 15 st, Sc in next st and add different colored St marker to Sc just made. This marks the eye placement. Sc in next 6 st. Sc in next st. Add different colored St marker to Sc just made. Sc in next 31 st. (54)
    Round 17 pictured below

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    Round 18: *Inc, Sc* 6 times, Sc in next 15 st, *Inc, Sc* 6 times, Sc in last 15 st. (66)
    Round 19-21: *Sc* all around (66)
    Round 22: *Dec, Sc* 6 times, Sc in next 15 st, *Dec, Sc* 6 times, Sc in last 15 st (54)
    Add safety eyes in eye stitch markers.
    Round 23: *Dec, Sc 7* all around (48)
    Round 23 pictured below

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    Round 24: In BLO (Back Loop Only) *Dec, Sc 6* all around (42).
    Round 25: In BLO, *Dec, Sc 5* all around (36)
    Round 26: In BLO, *Dec, Sc 4* all around (30)

    Round 24-26 pictured below
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    Round 27: In FLO (Front Loop Only), *Inc, Sc 4* all around (36)
    Round 27 pictured below

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    Round 28: In BOTH Loops *Inc, Sc 5* all around (42)
    Round 29: *Inc, Sc 6* all around (48)
    Round 30: *Inc, Sc 7* all around (54)
    Round 31-43: *Sc* all around (54)
    Stuff here. Stuff additional stuffing throughout decreasing.
    Round 43 pictured below
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    Round 44: *Dec, Sc 7* all around (48)
    Round 45: *Dec, Sc 6* all around (42)
    Round 46: *Dec, Sc 5* all around (36)
    Round 47: *Dec, Sc 4* all around (30)
    Round 48: *Dec, Sc 3* all around (24)
    Round 49: *Dec, Sc 2* all around (18)
    Round 50: *Dec, Sc* all around (12)
    Round 51: *Dec* all around (6)
    Finish off and stuff any additional stuffing. Sew closed.

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    Face Pieces

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    Muzzle:

    In White

    Round 1: In white, 6 Sc in Magic Ring (6)
    Round 2: *Inc* all around (12)
    Round 3: *Inc, Sc* all around (18)
    Round 4-5: *Sc* all around (18)
    Finish off and pin between the two eyes.

    Ears: (Make 2)

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    In Main Color

    Round 1: 6 Sc in Magic Ring (6)
    Round 2: *Inc* all around (12)
    Round 3-5: *Sc* all around (12)
    Finish off.

    Ear Patch: (Make 2)

    In White

    Round 1: In White, Ch 5. Turn, Dc in 2nd Ch from the hook. Trc in next 2 st, Dc in last st, Slst in same st. (4)
    Finish off and sew to the ear. Now pin ears to the head.

    Assembly:

    Sew on muzzle. Stuff nose before fully sewing shut. Sew ears onto head. Now sew on eyebrows. Sew on a heart shaped nose by going through the same two spots as shown. Sew on smile with black embroidery thread. Now line half the eye with white yarn. You can line the top half and the bottom half separately.

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    Muzzle:

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    Eyebrows:

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    Nose:

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    Smile:

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    Eyes:

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    Arms: (Make 2)
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    In Main Color

    Round 1: In Main Color, 6 Sc in Magic Ring (6)
    Round 2: *Inc* all around (12)
    Round 3: *Inc, Sc* all around (18)
    Round 4-6: *Sc* all around (18)
    Round 7: *Dec, Sc* all around (12)
    Round 8-16: *Sc* all around (12)
    Finish off and stuff. Pin to the sides of the body.

    Legs: (Make 2)
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    In Main Color

    Round 1: In Main Color, 6 Sc in Magic Ring (6)
    Round 2: *Inc* all around (12)
    Round 3: *Inc, Sc* all around (18)
    Round 4: *Inc, 2 Sc* all around (24)
    Round 5-6: *Sc* all around (24)
    Round 7: *Dec, 2 Sc* all around (18)
    Round 8: *Dec, Sc* all around (12)
    Round 9-15: *Sc* all around (12)
    Finish off and stuff. Pin to the bottom of the body.

    Heart for Feet: (Optional – Make 2)
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    In Contrast Color

    Round 1: In Contrast Color. Make a Magic Ring. Ch 3, Make 3 Trc in your Magic Ring. Dc 2 in Magic Ring. Trc 1, Dc 2, Trc 3. Pull string to shut. Ch 3 and SlSt into Magic Ring. Finish off and sew to the feet.

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    Body Assembly:
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    Sew legs and arms to the body.

    Belly Patch:
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    In White

    Round 1: In White, 6 Sc in Magic Ring (6)
    Round 2: *Inc* all around (12)
    Round 3: *Inc, Sc* all around (18)
    Round 4: *Inc, 2 Sc* all around (24)
    Round 5: *Inc, 3 Sc* all around (30)
    Round 6: *Inc, 4 Sc* all around (36)
    Round 7: *Inc, 5 Sc* all around (42)
    Finish off and pin to the middle of the belly.

    Rainbow Applique:
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    Round 1: In Blue, Ch 13.
    Round 2: Switch to Green, Turn, Inc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next st. Repeat *Inc, Sc* 5 times (18)
    Round 3: Switch to Yellow. Turn, Sc in next 18 st.
    Round 4: Switch to Orange. Turn, *Inc, Sc 2* 6 times (24)
    Round 5: Switch to Red. Turn, Sc in next 24 st. (24)
    Finish off and pin to the Belly Patch. Now sew onto Belly Patch & Belly.

    Sun Applique:

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    Round 1: In Bright Yellow, 6 Sc in Magic Ring (6)
    Round 2: *Inc* all around (12)
    Round 3: *Inc, Sc* all around (18)
    Round 4: Switch to Dark Yellow. *Inc, 2 Sc* all around (24)
    Finish off and pin to the Belly Patch. Sew on. Now sew on sun rays with Dark Yellow. Sew on sun’s smiley face if desired. Now sew on Belly.

    Clover Applique

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    Round 1: In Dark Green, make a Magic Ring and working in the Magic Ring, Ch 3. Trc 3, Ch 3, and SlSt. Repeat *Ch 3, Trc 3, Ch 3, and SlSt* in Magic Ring 3 more times. Ch 4 and Sc in 2nd Ch from hook. Sc in next 2 Ch and slst to Magic Ring. Finish off. Now sew onto Belly Patch & Belly.

    Raincloud Applique

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    Round 1: In Dark Blue, Ch 7. Sc in 2nd Ch from hook. Sc in next 5 St. Turn to the other side of the Ch. Sc in next 6 St. (12)
    Round 2: *SlSt in next St. Dc 4 in same St, Slst in same St. SlSt in next st.* 4 times. SlSt in last 4 St. (28)
    Finish off and sew to Belly Patch. In Dark Blue, sew small lines as raindrops below the cloud. In Red, sew small hearts with the raindrops. Now sew onto Belly Patch & Belly.

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    FAQs

    How do you crochet amigurumi bear? ›

    We're going to use the amigurumi double ring winder your yarn around your finger twice. And then you

    How can I increase my amigurumi size? ›

    As a general rule, the best way to resize amigurumi is to change the yarn weight and corresponding hook size. To double the size of an amigurumi, use a yarn weight twice as big as the original size or hold two strands double. For a smaller amigurumi, use a lighter weight of yarn or even thread.

    How difficult is amigurumi? ›

    Making amigurumi is relatively easy and can be learned in a few days from scratch. Crocheting amigurumi is not difficult and requires only the most basic stitches, and construction of most amigurumi toys are the same, making for a straightforward assembly.

    Is amigurumi harder than crochet? ›

    Amigurumi Is Not Hard to Crochet

    But there are several skills that you need to learn so that you can begin happily crocheting the hours away (and ignoring other important things you really should be doing).

    How do you attach Amigurumi head? ›

    2 Methods For Sewing Crocheted Heads On Your Amigurumi - YouTube

    How do you attach bunny ears to amigurumi? ›

    Press the opening of the ear flat, and using the long tail and a tapestry needle, whipstitch the opening closed. I stitch through one stitch on the top of the opening, then one stitch on the bottom of the opening, until I'm the whole way across. It'll look like this when you're finished.

    How do you attach crochet pieces to amigurumi? ›

    The Best way to Join amigurumi pieces in Crochet - YouTube

    Can I double a crochet pattern to make it bigger? ›

    As single crochet stitches are square, in theory you can double the size of an amigurumi pattern without changing the yarn or hook by doubling both the number of stitches in each round and the number of rounds, so each stitch of the pattern is turned into a 2×2 square of stitches (2 stitches wide and 2 rounds tall).

    What size yarn is best for amigurumi? ›

    For amigurumi I typically use worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn (all different brands depending on their colours).

    How much yarn do I need for amigurumi? ›

    Formula: (length x width x gauge) / 6 = yards needed. Length and width are in inches and gauge is in stitches per inch. For example, if you'd like a scarf 48" long and 8" wide using a worsted weight yarn, (48 x 8 x 5) / 6 = 320 yards. Round up as running out of yarn is the worst!

    Is amigurumi suitable for beginners? ›

    First, is amigurumi easy for beginners? Yes! Amigurumi is perfect for beginners because it's quick to make and you only need to know a handful of stitches and techniques to get started.

    How long does it take to learn amigurumi? ›

    It takes a few months to be able to crochet most amigurumi patterns, but it's possible to learn the basics in one afternoon in one go, or spread out over a week. After learning how to create a magic ring, work the single crochet, and increase and decrease, you know enough to create your first project.

    How long does it take to crochet a teddy bear? ›

    This teddy bear can be made and assembled in 2 days or less. But, it really depends on how quickly you crochet and if you have all of the necessary items on hand. If you are an experienced crocheter and have already made stuffed animals before, you could easily complete this project in one day.

    Why is it called amigurumi? ›

    Amigurumi has a long and fascinating history and the tiny stuffed toys which are quick and satisfying to make have very much become a staple of Japanese kawaii culture. The word is a blend of the words ami (編) meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi (ぬいぐるみ) a small, stuffed doll.

    What crochet stitch is used in amigurumi? ›

    Single crochet (sc) stitch and/or its variations, are the single most used stitch in crochet amigurumi, Wayuu bags, tapestry crochet.

    Is it faster to knit or crochet? ›

    On top of that, crochet stitches are typically larger than their knitting counterparts, so it is quite a bit faster to create the same surface area (but uses more yarn).

    What are crochet animals called? ›

    Amigurumi (Japanese: 編みぐるみ, lit. "crocheted or knitted stuffed toy") is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. The word is a compound of the Japanese words 編み ami, meaning "crocheted or knitted", and 包み kurumi, literally "wrapping", as in 縫い包み nuigurumi "(sewn) stuffed doll".

    How do you crochet a puppy? ›

    Crochet Puppy Dog & Kitty Cat! (Amigurumi) | MissCraftNerd

    What is the difference between crochet and amigurumi? ›

    Amigurumi is essentially the same as crochet, only it refers specifically to the process of making 3D toys. Crochet uses a range of techniques, whereas amigurumi almost always involves working in the round, making spheres which are then stuffed to form the limbs of some adorable little animals.

    How do I attach my legs to amigurumi? ›

    How to attach limbs to amigurumi - YouTube

    How do you crochet floppy ears? ›

    Baby Beanie with Big Floppy Ears FREE Crochet Pattern ... - YouTube

    How do you crochet a magic ring? ›

    How to Crochet - Magic Ring (or Magic Circle) - YouTube

    How do you sew two amigurumi pieces together? ›

    Whip Stitch vs. Seamless (how to join amigurumi parts together) - YouTube

    How do you sew eyes on amigurumi? ›

    How to Embroidery Eyes on Amigurumi - For Bunny ... - YouTube

    How do you crochet a leg and body in one piece? ›

    No-Sew Method: Join Amigurumi Legs Together in One Piece - YouTube

    How do you resize a crochet pattern? ›

    ADJUST THE SIZE BY USING A DIFFERENT WEIGHT OF YARN

    For example, using a heavier weight yarn and larger hook than the pattern calls for will result in a bigger blanket. Conversely, substituting the original yarn with a lighter weight yarn and smaller hook will mean that you end up with a smaller sized blanket.

    What is the best crochet hook for amigurumi? ›

    The best crochet hook for amigurumi is the size D (3.25 mm) Clover Amour hook. When used with sport or DK yarn, this hook glides smoothly and is comfortable to maneuver when creating small, tight stitches for amigurumi. Always make sure to go down a few sizes from the one on the yarn label.

    What brand of yarn is best for amigurumi? ›

    Best yarn for amigurumi with lots of details

    Cotton yarn will help accentuate these details by giving you clean stitch definition. Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK is my choice for amigurumi that requires a lot of details.

    Is cotton or acrylic better for amigurumi? ›

    Cotton yarn is better than acrylic for amigurumi because of its high stitch definition and high durability. Cotton can be machine washed and is inelastic, making it less likely to stretch out of shape. Acrylic is softer to work with, but also results in obscured stitches.

    How do I know if I have enough yarn for another row in crochet? ›

    How to know if I have enough yarn to finish that row? (2 ways) - So Woolly

    What can you make with 50g of yarn? ›

    What Can You Do With Leftover Yarn?
    1. Crochet dishcloths.
    2. Knitted dishcloths.
    3. You can make coasters to keep your table's water ring free.
    4. Knitted jewelry (earrings, bracelets).
    5. Headbands for your hair.
    6. Bookmarks.
    7. Amigurumi.
    8. Scrunchies.
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    What size hooks worsted weight amigurumi? ›

    So the hook size you should use for amigurumi is 2.5 mm. 2.5 mm isn't a common crochet hook size in the US, but it is right between 2 hook sizes – size B (2.25 mm) and size C (2.75 mm).

    Why is amigurumi so popular? ›

    In fact, the magical attraction behind amigurumi is the Japanese philosophy of kawaii, which means adorable. In Japan, the culture adores the childlike look as it inspires innocence, sweetness, and engenders the idea of harmony.

    How expensive is crocheting? ›

    On average, crocheting is a relatively inexpensive hobby on average, and can have a range of almost free to luxury. The starting cost of crocheting is around $20, and costs between $10 and $100 per project for yarn. Decreasing costs is possible by sourcing yarn for free from friends, yard sales, and through couponing.

    Is it easier to knit or crochet stuffed animals? ›

    Crocheting is easier than knitting because knitting involves working with two needles and many live stitches, while crocheting only uses one hook and one live stitch.

    Can you learn to crochet in a day? ›

    With practice, basic crochet stitches can be learned in a day or two. More advanced crochet techniques take longer to learn, adding up to weeks or months, depending on the project and the time the crocheter can devote to it.

    How do you crochet faster? ›

    Here are a couple of tricks to help you crochet faster:
    1. Use a bulkier yarn. ...
    2. Stretch those wrists and hands. ...
    3. Find a good seat. ...
    4. Use the right hook for you. ...
    5. Get into a rhythm. ...
    6. Check your yarn ball. ...
    7. Take away the texture. ...
    8. Relax!
    14 May 2017

    How difficult is amigurumi? ›

    Making amigurumi is relatively easy and can be learned in a few days from scratch. Crocheting amigurumi is not difficult and requires only the most basic stitches, and construction of most amigurumi toys are the same, making for a straightforward assembly.

    How many grams of yarn do I need for a teddy bear? ›

    You will need about 15 g of yarn for the body, 5 g for the hat and a couple of grams for the muzzle. 2,50 - 3,00 mm crochet hook (US Size 1/B - 3/D) or according to the yarn. Polyester fiberfill, wool, wadding etc. for stuffing.

    How long does it take to make an amigurumi doll? ›

    The most basic amigurumi usually take 1-2 hours to crochet, while multi-part amigurumi (such as teddy bears) without embellishments will take around 6. After that, more complex amigurumi can take many more additional hours— there's no limit to creativity!

    How do I start an amigurumi? ›

    How to start an amigurumi project and other tips for beginners - YouTube

    How long does it take to make an amigurumi doll? ›

    The most basic amigurumi usually take 1-2 hours to crochet, while multi-part amigurumi (such as teddy bears) without embellishments will take around 6. After that, more complex amigurumi can take many more additional hours— there's no limit to creativity!

    How long does it take to learn amigurumi? ›

    It takes a few months to be able to crochet most amigurumi patterns, but it's possible to learn the basics in one afternoon in one go, or spread out over a week. After learning how to create a magic ring, work the single crochet, and increase and decrease, you know enough to create your first project.

    What is the difference between crochet and amigurumi? ›

    Amigurumi is essentially the same as crochet, only it refers specifically to the process of making 3D toys. Crochet uses a range of techniques, whereas amigurumi almost always involves working in the round, making spheres which are then stuffed to form the limbs of some adorable little animals.

    What size crochet hook do you use for amigurumi? ›

    So the hook size you should use for amigurumi is 2.5 mm. 2.5 mm isn't a common crochet hook size in the US, but it is right between 2 hook sizes – size B (2.25 mm) and size C (2.75 mm).

    What is an amigurumi ring? ›

    A magic ring is a way to begin crocheting in the round by crocheting over an adjustable loop and then pulling the loop tight.

    Why is amigurumi so popular? ›

    In fact, the magical attraction behind amigurumi is the Japanese philosophy of kawaii, which means adorable. In Japan, the culture adores the childlike look as it inspires innocence, sweetness, and engenders the idea of harmony.

    What size yarn is best for amigurumi? ›

    For amigurumi I typically use worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn (all different brands depending on their colours).

    What are crocheted toys called? ›

    Amigurumi (Japanese: 編みぐるみ, lit. "crocheted or knitted stuffed toy") is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. The word is a compound of the Japanese words 編み ami, meaning "crocheted or knitted", and 包み kurumi, literally "wrapping", as in 縫い包み nuigurumi "(sewn) stuffed doll".

    Can you crochet stuffed animals? ›

    You can crochet a simple stuffed animal with only a little yarn and a few basic stitches. By changing the ears and tail, you can even use the same basic body and head structure to create a variety of animals, including bears, cats, and dogs.

    How do I get better at crocheting? ›

    Here are my six tips for getting better at crochet:
    1. Practice. ...
    2. Pick projects you can complete. ...
    3. Look at a lot of pictures and read a lot of patterns. ...
    4. Learn new techniques and stitches. ...
    5. Every once in a while, work to perfect the techniques you know. ...
    6. Experiment. ...
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    27 Sept 2017

    Is amigurumi suitable for beginners? ›

    First, is amigurumi easy for beginners? Yes! Amigurumi is perfect for beginners because it's quick to make and you only need to know a handful of stitches and techniques to get started.

    Can you learn to crochet in a day? ›

    With practice, basic crochet stitches can be learned in a day or two. More advanced crochet techniques take longer to learn, adding up to weeks or months, depending on the project and the time the crocheter can devote to it.

    How do you crochet faster? ›

    Here are a couple of tricks to help you crochet faster:
    1. Use a bulkier yarn. ...
    2. Stretch those wrists and hands. ...
    3. Find a good seat. ...
    4. Use the right hook for you. ...
    5. Get into a rhythm. ...
    6. Check your yarn ball. ...
    7. Take away the texture. ...
    8. Relax!
    14 May 2017

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