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Free Crochet Snuggler Pattern Bear

This cozy free crochet snuggler pattern is a spin on the classic bear! This crochet snuggler bear is a half stuffy, half lovey- the perfect baby or toddler gift!

Free Crochet Snuggler Pattern

This free crochet snuggler bear pattern was one of the funnest things I have made in a long time. I know I would have loved this concept back when I was little. I had a big love for my blankets and stuffed animals, so something that puts those together? Crochet snuggler pattern of my dreams!

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    This crochet snuggler bear is made with Premier Basix Chenille, but you could substitute Bernat blanket yarn instead. I prefer the Premier, because it seems a little more lightweight and easier to work with, but I love the color options for the crochet snuggler patterns that blanket yarn has! It comes out to be about 16 inches tall. You can see my four year old holding it in some of the pictures, so you can have a reference!

    I feel like a plush teddy bear is such a classic gift. This other free teddy bear crochet pattern was designed for my sweet nephew. I obviously love teddy bears because I also designed this plush version! Again, because of the yarn and design, this crochet snuggler pattern is great for younger hands.

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      Materials you’ll need

      To get started making this free crochet snuggler bear pattern, you’ll first want to gather all your materials first.

      • Premier Basix Chenille in the color Caramel (approx 180 yards)
      • Small amount of Ivory Premier Basix Chenille
      • Embroidery thread for eyebrows
      • Small amount of brown worsted weight yarn for the embroidered nose
      • Small amount of black yarn for the embroidered eyes
      • Crochet Hook in Size 4mm
      • Tapestry Needle
      • Polyfil
      • stitch marker

      There is a whole section where you can find tutorial videos for different parts of this pattern. Most are linked in the section they are specific to, but if you want to view them before you begin you can see the collection here.

      Plush Teddy Bear Crochet Pattern

      Neck strengthener
      *Click here for a video and picture tutorial on how this works*

      In a magic circle, SC 7. SC in each around for a total of 12 rows. Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew the hole closed and sew through the neck. See attached PDF.

      Plush Bear Body Pattern

      Feet/Body/Head
      Beginning with the feet and using the body color:
      Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 8.
      Round 2: SC INC in each around. (16)
      Round 3: SC in the first, SC INC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
      Rounds 4-7: SC in each around. (24)
      Round 8: SC in the first, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (16)
      Round 9: INV DEC in each around. (8)
      *Stuff the foot part, but not the next chain rows.*
      From here on, you will be chaining 2, DC in the same stitch and crochet around. Then attach to the first stitch with a slip stitch. This creates the part of the leg that you will knot. You can knot before you attach the legs or afterwards. The foot may be “squished” a bit as you tie, but there should be enough length. I created a video to show the next part of the leg, and you can see that here.

      Rounds 10-19: DC in each around. (8)
      Round 20: SC INC in each around. Attach to the first stitch with a slip stitch and chain 1 (16)
      Round 21: SC in each around. (16) 
      Fasten off the first foot. On the second foot, chain 4 and slip stitch to the first leg where you fastened off. Click here for a video and photo tutorial of this next part!
      Round 22: Chain 1 and SC in each stitch around on the leg (16). SC in each chain across. (4) SC in each stitch around the second leg. (16) SC on the other side of the chain. (4) Attach to the first SC with a slip stitch. (a total of 40)
      Rounds 23-27: SC in each around. (40)
      Round 28: SC in the first three. INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (32)
      Rounds 29-33: SC in each around. (32)
      Round 34: SC in the first two. INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
      Round 35-37: SC in each around. (24)
      Round 38: SC in the first. INV DEC in the next.. Repeat around. (16)
      Round 39: SC in each around. (16)
      Round 40: INV DEC 8 times. (8)
      From here we are increasing the head. Have your neck strengthener ready to insert.
      Round 41: SC INC in each around. (16)
      Round 42: SC in the first, SC INC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
      Round 43: SC in the first two stitches, SC INC in the next. Repeat around. (32)
      Round 44: SC in the first three stitches, SC INC in the next. Repeat around. (40)
      Round 45-53: SC in each around. (40)
      Stuff here, and continue to stuff as you close.
      Round 54: SC in the first 3, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (32)
      Round 54: SC in the first 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
      Round 56: SC in the first, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (16)
      Round 57: INV DEC in each around. (8)
      Sew the remaining hole closed.

      Crochet Bear Parts

      Snout
      Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 6
      Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)
      Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
      Rounds 4-5: SC in each around. (18)

      Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew on to the face. Get a long piece of brown yarn. Embroider the nose on about row 4, making about 4-5 passes through the same stitches. Bring the needle up from the back, and cover about 4-5 stitches.

      With plush yarn, I find it easier to attach the snout after I stuff the head.

      The bottom of the snout should be at the base of the head, near where it connects to the neck. It should cover about 4 rows. Pin it in place and use the tail to attach it. Stuff it lightly before you close. This is a quick video that shows my favorite way to sew open pieces like this on!

      Ears (make 2)
      Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 8.
      Round 2: SC INC in each around. (16)
      Round 3: SC in the first, SC INC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
      Round 4: SC in each around. (24)

      Fasten off and leave a long tail. Fold the ears in half. You will attach the ears through both halves of the ear and through the head. Sew the ears about 3 rows out from the top of the head. The halves will curve and span about 5 rows between each side. Here is a video on how I attached mine! It is a worsted weight yarn (like the picture below) but the exact same principle!

      Eyes
      I use bulky black yarn and sew two eyes. Two stitches tall and four stitches apart, centered above the nose. Here is a video of me doing it!

      Arms

      NOTE: I highly suggest you visit this post before attaching the arms and the legs. This is my favorite method by far to attach limbs, and is worth watching the video and seeing the tutorial pictures!

      Stuff the hand and the bottom half of the arm as you go.
      Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 8.
      Round 2: SC INC in each around. (16)
      Rounds 3-5: SC in each around. (16)
      Round 6: INV DEC in each around. (8)
      Rounds 7-15: SC in each around.
      Fasten off and leave an extra long tail. Sew the opening closed.
      Attach the arms between rows 15 and 16 of the body. Use the yarn through method, or if you prefer you can do it the traditional way.

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      1. Thank you for your pattern and very detailed instructions, it was really easy to follow. My first try with velvet yarn and I love it. The bear turned out so cute and soft.

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