Free Crochet Teddy Bear Pattern

hands holding a furry crochet bear that was made with this free crochet teddy bear pattern

This week, I have a free crochet teddy bear pattern to share with you to make my little, cute teddy bear friend named Bearrison Bear. Bearrison is a quick and easy crochet teddy bear made with faux fur yarn. The faux fur yarn elevates this simple project to give it a store-bought look and it’s just way too cute.

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After I released my patterns for my crochet bear ornament and my teddy bear lovey, I got a lot of requests for a classic teddy bear using fluffy so I wasted no time getting work on a free crochet teddy bear pattern for you all. While I was working on this crochet bear pattern, my son came over and asked me if I was making a “Bearrison” which is the name he gave to his favourite teddy bear. Bearrison is an important part of our lives and I thought it would be fun to name this little guy Bearrison too. Once I told my son that yes, this would be a Bearrison too, there was no discussion as to where Bearrison would be ending up after I took photos of him. My son loves his new Bearrison and has even taken it to school for show and tell.

This free teddy bear crochet pattern is worked with basic crochet stitches and shaping. I used We Crochet’s Fable Fur for this design and it’s my absolute favourite faux fur yarn. The names of the colours of Fable Fur yarns are all named in different languages for the word “bear” so I kind of enjoy that this teddy bear is made in the colourway bear, when translated to english anyways.

Bearrison is a classic crochet teddy bear that is the perfect size for travelling (my son takes his EVERYWHERE) and it also makes a great gift. I recently attended a baby shower for a friend that was having her second child and I had made something for the new baby but didn’t want big big sister to feel left out so I made her a bear and gave it to her at the shower. The huge, beaming smile that little girl gave me when I handed her that bear is one I’ll never forget.

close up image of the furry teddy bear face

Purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this crochet teddy bear pattern for a small fee in my Ravelry shop or Etsy shop.

Looking for a bear pattern made in a smooth worsted weight yarn? Check this out:

Tips for Working with Faux Fur Yarns

If this is your first time making faux fur amigurumi, don’t be intimidated. Faux fur yarn is incredibly forgiving so even if you think you’ve made a mistake, the odds are, it’ll be hidden by the fur. I recommend that first time faux fur yarn users check out my tips & tricks for working with faux fur yarns video below. I’ve included my tops tips & tricks for working with faux fur yarns, some of which, are amigurumi pattern specific. If you’d prefer the written version of the video, click to check out my tips and tricks for crocheting with faux fur yarn post.

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:

hand holding a faux fur teddy bear made with this free crochet teddy bear pattern

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  This pattern is for personal use only. 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.   

Skill Level:

  • Easy


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

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Abbreviations:

  • CH = Chain

  • FO = Finish Off

  • MC = Magic Circle / Magic Ring

  • SC = Single Crochet

  • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease

  • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase

  • SL ST = Slip Stitch

  • ST = Stitch


Finished Size: 

  • Approximately 8” tall

Gauge: 

  • 4 sts x 5 rows = 2”

Purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this crochet teddy bear pattern for a small fee in my Ravelry and Etsy shops.


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 crochet hook is recommended 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. 

  • Parts are crocheted 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. 

Free Crochet Teddy Bear Pattern: Bearrison Bear

amigurumi bear made with faux fur yarn, next to a ball of fable fur and a furls crochet hook

Head & Body

Round 1: 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)

Round 11: (SCINC) x 6 (12)

Rounds 12 – 18: SC around (12)

Round 19: (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: 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 to 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. 

Ears (Make 2):

Round 1: 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 2)


Round 1: 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.  Lightly stuff.  Sew onto either side of the body, just below the neck.

Leg (Make 2)


Round 1: 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.  Lightly stuff.  Sew onto either side of the body.

Finishing:

Use your scissors to trim the fur lightly around the nose and eyes so that the fur doesn’t obstruct them.  This is an optional step but helps make his features more visible.

Want to give your amigurumi teddy bear a bow tie for that traditional teddy bear look? Use the bow pattern from my Sleep Time Molly (an outfit for one of my amigurumi dolls) or if you’d like a bigger bow, try the bow from my Snowella Crochet Snowman Hat – both of these patterns are made with worsted weight yarn.

That’s it! I hope that you loved making your cute little teddy bear! I’ve already seen folks having fun customizing their little bear and I have even seen some polar bears made with this pattern (same pattern, just using white fur yarn).

I love to see your finished makes so please tag me or use #theloopylamb when sharing your adorable teddy bear on social media so that I can see it and share it as well.

Other Great Free Amigurumi Projects to Check Out

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this 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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14 thoughts on “Free Crochet Teddy Bear Pattern”

  1. Please check your pattern. It said to attach the arms and legs to the body just below the neck. I would hate someone to be mad because they followed the dirictions.

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  2. Bearrison is adorable, thank you so much for sharing! I just purchased some furry bulky yarn for another project but will definitely save some, I can’t wait to make him 🙂

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  3. Adorable as u said cant tell it is crochet, im alittle intimadated. I dont see how you can possibly see the stitches,but i like a vhallenge so ill give it a try lol scared

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    • You can do it! If you’re nervous, make sure to check out my video and/or blog post on my tips and tricks for working with faux fur yarn which can help you hit the ground running 🙂

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  4. Thanks I’ve been looking for a pattern to use up some furry yarn that my mother in law gave me can’t wait to start it
    Michelle

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  5. I had some Premier Little Bunny left over yarn and made this cute little bear. I was surprised how easy and quick the pattern works up . It made a really cute little bear. I’d like to try it with the Fable Fur next.

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