Welcome at this Christmas bear crochet pattern. This Christmas bear is part of a Christmas crochet set. You can find the other patterns here:

  • Singing Christmas bear
  • Christmas tree
  • Little Christmas bear
  • Sleigh
Christmas bears crochet pattern set

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Abbreviations (U.S)

  • mr = magic ring
  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • inc = increase (2 stitches in 1 stitch)
  • dec = decrease (2 stitches together)

Materials

  • 1 skein Scheepjes stonewashed moon
  • 1 skein Scheepjes stonewashed axanite
  • 1 skein Scheepjes colour crafter red (Maastricht)
  • 1 skein scheepjes colour crafter dark green (Emmen)
  • leftover white yarn
  • leftover black yarn
  • 1 pair of safety eyes 10 mm
  • 1 safety nose 10 mm
  • fibre fill
  • crochet hook size 3 and 4 mm
  • 1 white pompon 25 mm
  • 2 white pompons 20 mm

Attention

This crochet pattern is made in continuous rounds. Don’t close the rounds.

Christmas bear crochet pattern

Snout

Use stonewashed axanite and crochet hook 3 mm.

RoundInstructionsStitches
Round 1Crochet a mr with 6 sc6
Round 2Crochet 2 sc in each st12
Round 34* (sc, inc), sl st , chain 1 and turn.16
Round 43* (sc, inc, sc), continue: 7 sc, close with a sl st, chain 1 and turn.  19
Round 5 7 sc , 4x (sc, inc, sc) (then you’ve made 23 sc) . Don’t turn, but continue:
sc ,inc , 5 sc, inc, 3x (2 sc, inc, 2 sc) 28
Round 610 sc, 3x (5 sc, inc)31

Place the nose just above the magic ring, on the short side. Fasten off and leave a sewing tail. Embroider a mouth, like shown in the picture below.

Head

Use stonewashed moon and crochet hook size 3 mm.

RoundInstructionsStitches
Round 1Crochet a mr with 6 sc 6
Round 2Crochet 2 sc in each st12
Round 3Crochet 2 sc in each 2nd st 18
Round 46* (sc, inc, sc)24
Round 5Crochet 2 sc in each 4th st30
Round 66* (2 sc, inc, 2 sc)36
Round 7Crochet 2 sc in each 6th st42
Round 81 sc in each st42
Round 96* (3 sc, inc, 3 sc)48
Round 101 sc in each st48
Round 11Crochet 2 sc in each 8th st54
Round 12-201 sc in each st54
Round 216* (7 sc, dec)48
Round 226* (3 sc, dec, 3 sc)42
Round 236* (5 sc, dec)36
Round 246* (2 sc, dec, 2 sc)30

Placing eyes and snout

Don’t fasten off. Stuff the snout lightly and sew on the head, between row 11 and 23. Place the eyes, like shown in the picture.

Christmas bear crochet pattern face

Body

Use stonewashed moon and crochet hook size 3 mm. Continue from the head.

RoundInstructionsStitches
Round 1 6* (2 sc, inc, 2 sc )36
Round 2Crochet 2 sc in each 6th st42
Round 36* (3 sc, inc, 3 sc)48
Round 41 sc in each st48
Round 5Crochet 2 sc in each 8th st54
Round 6-91 sc in each st54
Round 106* (4 sc, inc, 4 sc)60
Round 11-161 sc in each st60
Round 176x (4 sc, dec, 4 sc)54
Round 181 sc in each st54
Round 196* (7 sc, dec)48
Round 201 sc in each st48
Round 216* (3 sc, dec, 3v)42
Round 221 sc in each st42

Right leg

Use stonewashed moon and crochet hook 3 mm.

Pick up the bear, with its face towards you. Determine the middle of its body, on the frontside.

Place a stitch marker in that stitch. Count another 20 stitches to the right and place a stitch marker in the 20th stitch. Now you have 21 stitches. These are the stitches we’ll use for the right leg.

Attach the yarn to the 11th stitch (that’s on the side of the body)and crochet 10 sc. In the next stitch you’ll find a stitch marker. Remove it and crochet a sc. Go straight to the next marker, remove it and crochet a sc in that stitch. Crochet another 9 sc. You’ve reached the first stitch and have crocheted 21 single crochets.

Crochet another 5 rounds with 21 sc.

Stuff the body as you go. Then crochet:

RoundInstructionsStitches
Round 17 sc, (2x inc), 12 sc 23
Round 28 sc, (3x inc) 12 sc 26
Round 37 sc, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, 12 sc30
Round 4-61 sc in each st30
Round 76* (3 sc, dec)24
Round 86* (sc, dec, sc)18
Round 96* (sc, dec)12

Stuff the leg. Fasten off and attach a sewing needle. Pull the needle through the 12 outer loops and pull the thread to close the gap.

Left leg

Use stonewashed moon and crochet hook size 3 mm.

Attach the yarn in the middle of the other side of the body. Crochet 21 sc, using the remaining stitches.

Crochet another 5 rounds with 21 sc.

RoundInstructionsStitches
Round 116 sc, 2x inc, 3 sc23
Round 216 sc, 3x inc, 4 sc26
Round 316 sc, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, 3 sc 30
Round 4-61 sc in each st30
Round 76* (3 sc, dec)24
Round 86* (sc, dec, sc)18
Round 96* (sc, dec)12

Stuff the leg. Fasten off and attach a sewing needle. Pull the needle through the 12 outer loops and pull the thread to close the gap.

You’ll have a little gap between the legs. Use some sewing stitches to close is. Weave in the ends.

Arm (make two)

Use stonewashed moon and crochet hook size 3 mm.

RoundInstructionsStitches
Round 1Crochet a mr met 6 sc6
Round 22 sc in each st12
Round 32 sc in each 2nd st 18
Round 4-6 sc in each st 18
Round 73* (2 sc, dec, 2 sc)15
Round 86* (3 sc, dec)12
Stuff the hand.
Round 9-171 sc in each st12

Don’t stuff the arm any further. Fold the sides of the top together and close with 6 sc. Sew the arm on the side of the body, right below the head. Crochet another arm and sew on the other side of the body.

Hat

Use colour crafter red and crochet hook size 4 mm.

RoundInstructionsStitches
Round 1Crochet a mr met 6 sc6
Round 22 dc in each st12
Round 32 dc in each st 24
Round 42 dc in each 2nd st 36
Round 51 dc in each st36
Round 62 dc in each 6th st42
Round 71 dc in each st42
Round 812* (2 sc using red yarn, 1 sc using white)42
Round 91 sc in each inner loop (using red yarn)42

Continue with the flap:

  1. 7 dc, turn.
  2. 7 dc, turn.
  3. Skip 1 st, dc in the next 5 stitches, turn, (this way you skip the last stitch)
  4. Skip 1 st, dc in the next 3 stitches, skip the next, turn.
  5. 3 dc, turn.
  6. 3 dc, turn.
  7. 3 dc, turn.
  8. Skip the first stitch, crochet the next 2 stitches together.

Skip 16 stitches to the right and fasten on in the 17th stitch. Crochet another flap in the same way.

Don’t fasten off, but turn after the last stitch. Crochet single crochets around the bottom of the hat and the flaps.

Weave in the ends and sew on the pompons, on the top and the flaps.

Christmas bear crochet pattern hat

Scarf

Use dark green yarn and crochet hook size 4 mm.

  1. Crochet 9 sc.
  2. sc in 2nd chain from the hook and remaining loops, chain 1 and turn.
  3. sc, dc, repeat until the last stitch, sc in the last stitch. Chain 1 and turn.
  4. sc in sc of the previous row, dc in dc of the previous row. Repeat until the end of the row. Chain 1 and turn.

Repeat round 4 until the length of the scarf measures about 38 cm. Fasten off and weave in the ends. Place the scarf and the hat on the bear.

Your bear is finished! I hope you enjoyed this Christmas bear crochet pattern. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

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