My Lil Bear

My Lil Bear

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This little bear is the perfect gift for any child or bear lover.

The beginner friendly design is a wonderful beginner amigurumi pattern.

If you’d like to make a bear friend for this little fella check out my free panda pattern!

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Any Weight 4 Yarn in colours:

  • Dark Brown (DB)
  • Light Brown (LB)
  • Pink
  • Black
  • White

3.5mm hook
Tapestry Needle
12mm Safety Eyes


Height: ~19cm (~7.5 inches)

Width: ~13cm (~5.1 inches)


US Crochet Terms

  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Magic Ring (MR)
  • Increase (inc)
  • Stitch(es) (st or sts)
  • Decrease (dec)
  • Slip Stitch (slst)
  • Foundation Single Crochet (fsc)

About The Pattern

The pattern is worked in continuous rounds.
Their is NO turning chains at the beginning of any rows.

(__,__)x# = repeat the set of stitches that many times.

**Example: (sc, inc)x6 means repeat (sc,inc) 6 times for a total of 18 stitches.

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Arms x2:

Row 1. 6sc into MR    (6sts)

Row 2. 6inc                 (12sts)

Rows 3-14. 12sc         (12sts)

Row 15. 6dec              (6 sts)

Fasten off, cut short tail, and lightly stuff.

Put off to the side for later, we will be crocheting them directly into the body of the bear.

Legs x2

Make 2 legs.

Row 1. 6sc into MR  (6 sts)

Row 2. 6inc (12 sts)

Row 3. (Sc, inc)x6 (18 sts)

Row 4. (2sc,inc)x6 (24 sts)

Rows 5-13. 24sc (24 sts)

Bear Legs

Don’t cut the second leg, instead carry on to row 14.

Row 14 is the beginning of the body. Please continue onto the body portion of the pattern.


Row 14. Ch2, sc into the first leg and place a new different coloured PM to mark the new beginning of the round. 23sc, 2sc into ch, sc where the old PM is (moving it to the corresponding spot in the new row), 23sc, 2sc into ch.                      (52sts)

Row 15. 25sc, inc, 25sc (remove original PM), inc.         (54sts)

Row 16. 26sc, inc, 26sc, inc 

Rows 17-36. 56sc         (56sts)


showing how to connect

This image shows where to insert the hook for the second leg.

second chain single crochet

This image shows the second sc into the second 2ch.

This image shows the 2ch connecting the legs, and the insertion of the hook into the first chain for the first sc into the ch.

This image shows the two different PM. It’s HIGHLY recommended to use 2 DIFFERENT coloured PM so confusion is minimal moving forward.

This image shows the other side of the 2ch. With the hook inserted into the first chain of the 2ch.

This image shows the hook inserted into the second chain of the 2ch.

Row 37. 17sc, 3sc attaching first arm, 25sc, 3sc attaching 2nd arm, 8sc.                          (56sts)

Rows 38-48. 56sc       (56sts)

Row 49. (12sc, dec)×4  (52sts)

Row 50. 52sc             (52sts)

Row 51. (Dec, 11sc)x4  (48sts)

Row 52. 48sc             (48sts)

Row 53. (6sc, dec)x6   (42sts)

Row 54. (5sc, dec)x6   (36sts)

Row 55. (4sc, dec)x6   (30sts)

Row 56. (3sc, dec)x6   (24sts)

Row 57. (2sc, dec)x6   (18sts)

Row 58. (sc, dec)×6     (12sts)

Row 59. 6dec             (6sts)

Cut long tail, Close hole, fasten off

This image shows the hook inserted through the first st of the arm and the 18th st of the body.

You can stuff the body if you’d like, it doesn’t affect the end product if you leave the stuffing until the end. It’s your choice.

This image shows the complete body with arms and legs attached.

These images show the closing of the head.

Eyes x2

Make 2.

Row 1. 3fsc, 3sc along the other side of the 3fsc (do not turn). (6sts)

Row 2. 6inc         (12sts)

Fasten off and sew between rows 43 and 50

I placed the safety eyes off to the right to make it look like the bear is giving a cheeky side glance. But you can place them however you’d like 🙂

white eye

I used safety eyes, however if you’re making this for a child under the age of 3. It is NOT recommended that you use safety eyes as they are a choking hazard. Instead you could either embroider the black of the eyes or crochet a small circle and sew the eyes.

If you choose to crochet a small circle:

Row 1. 6sc into MR (6sts)

Fasten off and cut long tail for sewing.

Eyes with safety eyes.

Eyes embroidered with black yarn.

Eyes with black crochet circle.

Ears x2

Make 2 and start with dark brown (DB)

Row 1. 5fscs, 5sc along the other side of the 5fsc (do not turn). (10sts)

Row 2. (Inc, 4sc)x2               (12sts)

Using Dark Brown (DB) and Light Brown (LB)

Rows 3-5. 8sc DB, 3sc LB, 1sc DB


Fasten off, cut long tail for sewing.


Sew between rows 48 and 53 on either side of the head.

bear ear
Both Bear Ears

I suggest pinning the ears to the head before sewing them. Doing this lets you see the placement of both the ears and lets you adjust if you want to move them slightly.


Row 1. 6sc into MR (6sts)
Row 2. 6inc (12sts)
Row 3. (sc, inc)x6 (18sts)
Row 4. (2sc, inc)x6 (24sts)
Rows 5-6. 24sc (24sts)

Fasten off and cut long tail for sewing.

Sew to the front of the body between Rows 37 and 45.

Tummy Patch

Row 1. 6sc into MR (6sts)
Row 2. 6inc (12sts)
Row 3. (sc, inc)x6 (18sts)

Row 4. (2sc, inc)x6 (24sts)
Row 5. (3sc, inc)x6 (30sts)
Row 6. (4sc, inc)x6 (36sts)
Row 7. (5sc, inc)x6 (42sts)

Cut long tail and sew to front of the body just above the legs. between rows 19 and 34.

Bear Tummy


Row 1. 6sc into MR (6sts)

Row 2. 6inc (12sts)

Rows 3-4. 12sc (12sts)

Fasten off and cut a long tail for sewing.

Sew to the back of the bear between rows 21 and 24.

Bear Bum

Fine Details

Embroider the nose and smile to the middle of the snout.

Depending on what you chose to do for the eyes

  • Embroider the black of the eyes do that now (if you haven’t already),
  • Add the safety eyes,
  • Sew the black circles to the white circles.

For the pink blush embroider using pink yarn between rows 41 and 42.

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