Teddy Bear Lovey Free Crochet Pattern

Teddy Bear Lovey made with this free crochet pattern in a flat lay with crochet accessories
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I’ve been getting requests from many of you for some lovey toy patterns and I’m happy to say that I have a teddy bear lovey free crochet pattern to share with you all today. My Cuddle Bear Lovey comes with two different blanket types that you can choose from for your toy: a striped blanket made with worsted weight yarn and another blanket made entirely with faux fur yarn. The faux fur yarn version is so soft and lushious that I kind of want one for me. If this is your first time working with faux fur yarns, I’ll include some resources here as well to help you be successful when working with faux fur yarns.

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I have two new free crochet lovey patterns available now to complete the My Cuddle Friend series:

Using faux fur yarns to make amigurumi can be intimidating for some people. I get it. I used to be really nervous about trying it but once I actually gave it a try I fell head over heels for working with it. If this is your first time using faux fur yarns, this teddy bear lovey free crochet pattern is a great pattern to finally give it a try. The bear is small and quick to make so it’s not a huge committment in terms of time or resources. Faux fur yarn is incredibly forgiving so if you don’t have the tidiest seaming when putting your teddy bear lovey, no one can tell. The fur hides it all and still looks great! Check out my tips and tricks for using faux fur yarns in the video below (or find the write up HERE) so you can hit the ground running. If you’re looking to give faux fur yarns a try, I recommend using Fable Fur from WeCrochet (found HERE). It’s my favourite faux fur yarn as it has a thick strap on the back of the yarn which helps you feel the stitches, even if you can’t see them.

Other Free Crochet Patterns Using Faux Fur Yarns:

If you haven’t seen my other faux fur yarn crochet patterns that I’ve published so far, check them out here:

Polar bear baby lovey in a flat lay with a plant, crochet hook and scissor

Skill Level:

  • Easy


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies for Bear with Fur Blanket:

two amigurumi bears turned into lovey toys in a flat lay next to eachother.

Supplies for Bear with Granny Square Blanket:

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Abbreviations:


Finished Size:
 

  • Bear Head: Approximately 3.5” tall
  • Blanket Size (Both Versions): 12” x 12”

Gauge: 

  • Bear Head & Arms: 4 sts x 5.5 rows = 2”
  • Fur Blanket: 2 sts x 2 rows = 2”
  • Granny Square Blanket: 16 sts x 8 rows = 4”


Notes:

  • Gauge is not vital to project as long as the same tension is maintained throughout the project and there are no holes that stuffing can be seen through in the bear parts.  Yarn amounts are based on the gauge given so not matching gauge may affect the amount of yarn needed for the project. 
  • A 5.5mm and 8.0mm crochet hooks are recommended for the faux fur portions of the project but if you find you are unable to feel your stitches with the fur, you can adjust your hook until you can more easily feel your stitches to know where to place your stitches.  This may however affect your gauge and therefore, the amount of yarn needed. 
  • The Bear head, ears, nose and arms are worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise).  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
  • All pieces made in the Fable Fur are worked and sewn onto the project with the wrong side facing out to show the better-looking side of the fur. 
  • The CH 3 at the beginning of each round in the granny square blanket counts as a DC.
  • The CH 2 spaces in the corners of the blanket are not included in the stitch count for each row.

You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

Teddy Bear Lovey Free Crochet Pattern

close up image of an amigurumi bear head made with faux fur yarn

Head

Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)
Rounds 4 – 8:
SC around (18) – Place safety eyes in Row 4 with 2 sts between them
Start adding stuffing, adding a bit more as you work.
Round 9: (SC 1, SCDEC) x 6 (12)
Round 10: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
FO leaving a long tail to sew up the hole.  Add a bit more stuffing and sew up the hole.  Weave in ends.

Nose

Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
Rounds 2 – 3: SC around (6)
Join last ST for the first ST with a SL ST. FO, leaving a long tail and sew onto the face of the bear.  Put safety nose through the center of the MC of the nose, add a bit of stuffing and sew onto the face just below the eyes. 

Teddy Bear Lovey with a fur blanket in a flat lay

Ears (Make 2):

Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
Join the last ST to the first ST with a SL ST.  FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the head.  Sew each ear onto the head.

Arms (Make Two)

Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
Rounds 2 – 7: SC around (6)
FO leaving a long tail to sew onto body.  Do NOT stuff.  Sew onto either side of the bottom, center-point of the head.

Fur Blanket

Row 1: Using Fable Fur and 8.0mm hook, CH 24.  SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each CH across (23)
Rows 2 – 24: CH 1 and turn.  SC across. (23)
FO and weave in ends.

Teddy Bear Lovey in a flay lay with a crochet hook and scissors

Striped Blanket

Round 1: Using Brava Worsted in Cornflower, CH 4 and join last CH to the first CH with a SL ST to form a ring.  CH 3 (counts as first DC here and throughout), DC 2, CH 2, *DC 3 into the ring, CH 2* repeat instructions in the **3 times. Join last ST to the top of the first ST (not the CH 3) with a SL ST (from here on out referred to only as Join). (12)
Round 2: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 3* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP.  Join. (28)
Round 3: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 3, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 7* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 2.  Join. (44)
Round 4 CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 5, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 11* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 4.  Join. (60)
Change to White
Round 5: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 7, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 15* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 6.  Join. (76)
Round 6: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 9, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 19* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 8.  Join. (92)

polar bear lovey cupped in a woman's hands


Change to Cornflower
Round 7: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 11, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 23* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 10.  Join. (108)
Round 8: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 13, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 27* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 12.  Join. (124)
Change to White
Round 9: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 15, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 31* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 14.  Join. (140)
Round 10: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 17, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 35* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 16.  Join. (156)
Change to Cornflower
Round 11: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 19, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 39* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 18.  Join. (172)Round 12: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 21, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 43* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 20.  Join. (188)FO and weave in ends.

Assembly:

Position the head with the arms already sewn to it in the center of the blanket, facing one of the corners.  Using a length of yarn that matches the blanket you chose to make, sew the blanket to the bottom of the head in a circle approximately 1.5 – 2” in diameter.  FO and weave in ends.

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this teddy bear lovey free crochet pattern! I’d love to see your finished makes so if you’re sharing it on Instagram, don’t forget to tag me or use the hashtag #theloopylamb.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the teddy bear lovey created with this free crochet pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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