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Miniature Teddy Bear

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materials:

small ball of sport weight yarn
size "G" hook
small amount of black yarn
yarn or tapestry needle
fiber fil

notes:

do not join rounds unless indicated
decrease: draw up a loop in each of next 2 stitches, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook: counts as 1 single crochet throughout
double decrease: draw up a loop in each of next 2 stitches, yarn over, draw through all 4 loops on hook: counts as 1 single crochet throughout

pattern:

legs and arms (make 4 altogether):

chain 2
Rnd 1: 5 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook
Rnd 2: 2 single crochet in each single crochet around; 10 single crochet
Rnd 3-6: single crochet in each stitch around
Rnd 7: (decrease 1, 3 single crochet) 2x; 8 stitches
Rnd 8: single crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch in next single crochet
finish off, do not weave in end
stuff lightly with fiber fil

body

Rnd 1: working through both legs - join with single crochet in any stitch, working through both thicknesses again - 1 stitch in next stitch, working on 1 leg - single crochet in next 6 single crochet, working on next leg - single crochet in next 6 single crochet; 12 stitches make round (not counting 1st 2)
Rnd 2: 2 single crochet, 2 single crochet in next stitch, (1 single crochet, 2 single crochet in next stitch) 3x, 2 single crochet, 2 single crochet in next stitch; 17 single crochet
Rnd 3: chain 3, single crochet in 3rd chain from hook (tail made), 1 single crochet in each stitch around on body
Rnd 4: 2 single crochet, 2 single crochet in next stitch, (3 single crochet, 2 single crochet in next stitch) 3x, 2 single crochet; 21 single crochet
Rnd 5-6: single crochet in each single crochet around
Rnd 7: 3 single crochet, decrease 1, 2 single crochet, decrease 1, 3 single crochet, decrease 1, 2 single crochet, decrease 1, 3 single crochet; 17 stitches
Rnd 8: (2 single crochet, decrease 1) 2x, 3 single crochet, decrease 1, 2 single crochet, decrease 1; 13 stitches
Rnd 9: 2 single crochet, working through any stitches on arm and next stitches on body - 3 single crochet, 3 single crochet (working on body only), working with last arm and body - 3 single crochet, 2 single crochet (working on body only)
Rnd 10: 2 single crochet, * 1 single crochet in 1 un-used stitch on arm, skip 1 single crochet on body, single crochet in next single crochet on body, skip 1 single crochet on body, single crochet in last un-used stitch on arm, * 3 single crochet on body (in stitches of prev. Rnd that were between the arms), rep bet *'s, 2 single crochet on body only
Rnd 11: 2 single crochet, decrease on arm, decrease using last stitch on arm and next stitch on body, 1 stitch, dec using next stitch on body and 1st un-used stitch on arm, decrease on arm, single crochet in last 2 stitches on prev. Rnd.; 9 stitches
lightly stuff body, do not finish off - body continues directly into head pattern

head:

Rnd 1: 2 single crochet on each stitch around; 18 stitches
Rnd 2: 6 single crochet, decrease 1, 2 single crochet in next stitch, decrease 1, 7 single crochet; 17 stitches
Rnd 3: 6 single crochet, 2 single crochet in next stitch, 1 single crochet, 2 single crochet in next stitch, 8 single crochet; 19 stitches
Rnd 4: decrease 1, 4 single crochet, decrease 1, 1 single crochet, decrease 1, 4 single crochet, decrease 1, 2 single crochet; 15 stitches
Rnd 5: decrease 1, 3 single crochet, 1 double decrease, 3 single crochet, decrease 1, 2 single crochet; 11 stitches
Rnd 6: 1 single crochet, chain 3, single crochet in third chain from hook, decrease 1 on head, 3 single crochet, decrease 1, chain 3, single crochet in 3rd chain from hook, 3 single crochet; 9 stitches, ears made
Rnd 7: single crochet in each stitch around (skipping ear picots), slip stitch in next single crochet
finish off, leaving long tail
stuff head lightly
use yarn tail to sew head closed
using black yarn and needle, embroider face - French knots for eyes and nose, straight stitches for mouth

 

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