Polar Bear Baby Stuffed Animal – Free Printable Crochet Pattern

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Polar Bear Baby Plush Free Crochet Pattern (Photo by Erich Boenzli)
(Photo by Erich Boenzli)

This Polar Bear Baby Stuffed Animal free crochet pattern will delight any child as a warm cuddly friend to play, go sledding, build snowmen, and snuggle on cold winter nights. With his warm woolen cap and scarf, he’s ready for all that winter has to bring!

 

This pattern is simple and anyone can do it! Even if you’ve never made amigurumi before. Wait a minute, amigur..what?!

 

Amigurumi is just a fancy Japanese word for knitted or crocheted stuffed animals. A complicated-sounding word for an adorable toy that you can make at home!

 

The pattern uses the magic circle/ring, single crochet, and half-double crochet, including increases (inc) and decreases (dec). Easy peasy! And if you need a reminder for how to make a half-double crochet, or increase/decrease, check the “Notes” section for links to my video tutorials.

Polar Bear Baby Materials

  • Approximately 1 skein of #4/worsted weight yarn (in white); I also used some red and black for hat & scarf, and facial details.
  • G-6/4-mm hook
  • FiberFil stuffing
  • Two small buttons
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Regular sewing needle
  • Thread

Finished size

This polar bear measures approximately 14″ tall in a seated position.

 

Notes

  • All instructions, abbreviations, and materials in this pattern are given in US terminology.
  • For this project, we will work “in-the-round,” meaning that you will not slip stitch at the end of each row, but will continue working continuously around.
  • For a reminder of how to do the half-double crochet, watch the Lesson 2 video in my Learn to Crochet series.
  • For a reminder of how to do a decrease (dec), watch my Crochet Pumpkin Video, starting at 7:35, for instruction. Keep in mind, however, that the decrease instruction in that video is for single crochet.

Crochet Abbreviations for this Pattern

  • st – stitch
  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • ch st – chain stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half-double crochet (see notes above)
  • (inc) – increase; perform two stitches in the same space/stitch
  • (dec) – decrease; see “notes” above
  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together; this is a decrease
  • hdc2tog – half-double crochet 2 stitches together; this is a decrease
Polar Bear Baby Plush Free Crochet Pattern (Photo by Erich Boenzli)
(Photo by Erich Boenzli)

Pattern

Head & Body

– Magic Circle/Ring: 6 sc

Row 1:  2 sc in each st around (12)

Row 2: *Sc in first stitch, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (18)

Row 3: *Sc in first two stitches, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (24)

Row 4: *Sc in first three stitches, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (30)

Row 5: *Sc in first four stitches, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (36)

Row 6: *Sc in first five stitches, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (42)

Rows 7-11: Sc in each st around x 5 rows (42)

Row 12: *Sc in first five stitches, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (49)

Row 13: *Sc in first five stitches, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (56)

Rows 14-16: Sc in each st around x 3 rows (56)

Row 17: *Sc in first five stitches, sc2tog (dec)*; continue from * to * all the way around (48)

Row 18: *Sc in first five stitches, sc2tog (dec)*; continue from * to * all the way around (42)

Rows 19-23: Sc in each st around x 5 rows (42)

Note: At this point, add stuffing to the “head”

Row 24: *Sc in first four stitches, sc2tog (dec)*; continue from * to * all the way around (35)

Row 25: *Sc in first three stitches, sc2tog (dec)*; continue from * to * all the way around (28)

Row 26: *Sc in first two stitches, sc2tog (dec)*; continue from * to * all the way around (21)

Rows 27-28: Sc in each st around x 2 rows (21)

Row 29: *Sc in first stitch, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (33)

Row 30: *Sc in first stitch, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (48)

Row 31: *Sc in first three stitches, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (60)

Rows 32-35: Sc in each st around x 4 rows (60)

Row 36: *Sc in first five stitches, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (70)

Rows 37-41: Sc in each st around x 4 rows (70)

Row 42: *Sc in first seven stitches, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (80)

Rows 43-52: Sc in each st around x 10 rows (80)

Row 53: *Sc in first seven stitches, sc2tog (dec)*; continue from * to * all the way around (72)

Row 54: *Sc in first six stitches, sc2tog (dec)*; continue from * to * all the way around (63)

Row 55: *Sc in first five stitches, sc2tog (dec)*; continue from * to * all the way around (54)

Row 56: *Sc in first four stitches, sc2tog (dec)*; continue from * to * all the way around (45)

Note: At this point, add stuffing to the “body”

Row 57: *Sc in first three stitches, sc2tog (dec)*; continue from * to * all the way around (36)

Row 58: *Sc in first two stitches, sc2tog (dec)*; continue from * to * all the way around (27)

Row 59: *Sc in first stitch, sc2tog (dec)*; continue from * to * all the way around (19)

Row 60: *Sc in first stitch, sc2tog (dec)*; continue from * to * all the way around (13)

Row 61: *Sc in first stitch, sc2tog (dec)*; continue from * to * all the way around (9)

Stitch closed with yarn needle.

 

Arms (make 2)

– Magic Circle/Ring: 6 sc

Row 1: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Row 2: *Sc in first stitch, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (18)

Row 3: *Sc in first two stitches, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (24)

Row 4: Sc in each st around, in the back loop only (24)

Rows 5-14: Sc in each st around x 10 rows (24)

– Stuff and stitch two sides together with single crochet, by folding in half

 

Legs (make 2)

– Magic Circle/Ring: 6 sc

Row 1: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Row 2: *Sc in first stitch, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (18)

Row 3: *Sc in first two stitches, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (24)

Row 4: *Sc in first three stitches, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (30)

Row 5: *Sc in first four stitches, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (36)

Row 6: Sc in each st around, in the back loop only (36)

Rows 7-20: Sc in each st around x 14 rows (36)

– Stuff and stitch two sides together with single crochet, by folding in half

Ears (make 2)

– Magic Circle/Ring: 6 sc

Row 1: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Row 2: *Sc in first stitch, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (18)

Row 3: *Sc in first two stitches, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (24)

Row 4: *Sc in first four stitches, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (30)

– Fold in half and stitch two sides together with single crochet

 

Muzzle

– Magic Circle/Ring: 6 sc

Row 1: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Row 2: *Sc in first stitch, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (18)

Row 3: *Sc in first two stitches, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (24)

Row 4: *Sc in first stitch, 2 sc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (36)

Rows 5-9: Sc in each st around x 5 rows (36)

 

Hat

– Magic Circle/Ring: 6 hdc

Row 1: 2 hdc in each st around (12)

Row 2: *Hdc in first stitch, 2 hdc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (18)

Row 3: *Hdc in first three stitches, 2 hdc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (22)

Row 4: *Hdc in first three stitches, 2 hdc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (26)

Row 5: *Hdc in first four stitches, 2 hdc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (31)

Row 6: *Hdc in first five stitches, 2 hdc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (36)

Row 7: *Hdc in first six stitches, 2 hdc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (41)

Row 8: *Hdc in first seven stitches, 2 hdc (inc) in next stitch*; continue from * to * all the way around (46)

Rows 9-13: Hdc in each st around x 5 rows (46)

 

Scarf

Foundation Row: Ch 9

Rows 1-54: Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (8)

For fringe, gather 6 short lengths of yarn, fold in half, and pull loop through a stitch at end of scarf; fold ends through the loop you pulled through, to make a slip knot. Do this 4 times on each end.

 

Putting It All Together and Finishing Touches

  • Sew ears onto outside of hat in appropriate position
  • Stuff muzzle and sew onto front of face using a yarn needle
  • Attach button eyes using needle and thread; alternatively, may use yarn to embroider eyes
  • Using a yarn needle, on front of muzzle, embroider black yarn in shape of nose and mouth
  • Using a yarn needle, sew hat on top of head
  • Using a yarn needle, attach arms and legs to body
  • Using a yarn needle, attach scarf
Polar Bear Baby Plush Free Crochet Pattern (Photo by Erich Boenzli)
(Photo by Erich Boenzli)

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