In this post I show you how to crochet a teddy bear comforter for newborns.
This is my first one and I hope you enjoy this free pattern with video tutorial!
Useful information before starting
- Working time: half day
- skill level: 🌸🌸 intermediate
I suggest to embroider the details on the amigurumis head and do not apply small eyes or plastic noses that are usually used for amigurumi, cause it could be swallowed by the baby.
Embroider tight stitches to ensure that the baby’s small finger do not entangled in the thread.
The size must not to be too large or too small. It must be easily graspable by the newborn, but at the same time not bulky in its cradle.
Used yarn and materials to crochet teddy bear comforter
For this crochet teddy bear comforter I choose an antiallergic cotton yarn, soft and machine washable.
- 100 gr Ice Yarns – Baby Cotton 100 % cotton Giza (210 m) Light (3) color beige (53076)
- 50 gr Miss Tricot Filati – Pic Nic 100 % cotton (115 m) Fine (2) color white (1)
- Crochet hook size 3 – 3,5 mm
- Stitch marker
- tapestry needle
- black embroidery yarn
📗 Stitch library and abbreviations (US terms)
- MR = magic ring
- CH = chain
- DC = double crochet
- SL ST= slip stitch
- INC of DC= increase (two stitches in the same point)
- REP * = repeat from* to * for the indicated number. If not specified, do so at all stitches around.
SHELL STITCH (SH ST): 2 DC, 1 CH and 2 DC in the same stitch
📜 Crochet pattern – star blanket
At the end of each round, close with 1 SL ST in the 3rd beginning chain.
|1||MR, 3 CH (= 1st DC), 13 DC inside the ring.|
|2||3 CH, in the same point of the beginning CH work 1 DC. Make 2 DC in each stitches around (= INC of DC). CLOSE.|
|3||3 CH (= 1st DC), *SH ST, 1 DC in the next stitch, skip 1, 1 DC in the next stitch *; REP * 5 times to work 7-star point. CLOSE.|
|4||3 CH. * Make 1 DC on the first DC of the previous round and in the next one. Work an SH ST in 1 CH space, make 1 DC in the next 2 stitches, skip 2 stitch *; REP * all around. CLOSE.|
|5||3 CH, * 2 DC, SH ST in CH-space, 2 DC, skip 1 *; REP * 6 times. CLOSE.|
|6||3 CH, * 3 DC, SH ST in CH-space, 3 DC, skip 1 *; REP * 6 times. CLOSE.|
|7||3 CH, * 4 DC, SH ST in CH-space, 4 DC, skip 1 *; REP * 6 times. CLOSE.|
|8||3 CH, * 5 DC, SH ST in CH-space, 5 DC, skip 1 *; REP * 6 times. CLOSE.|
|9||3 CH, * 6 DC, SH ST in CH-space, 6 DC, skip 1 *; REP * 6 times. CLOSE.|
|10||3 CH, * 7 DC, SH ST in CH-space, 7 DC, skip 1 *; REP * 6 times. CLOSE.|
|11||3 CH, * 8 DC, SH ST in CH-space, 8 DC, skip 1 *; REP * 6 times. CLOSE.|
|12||3 CH, * 9 DC, SH ST in CH-space, 9 DC, skip 1 *; REP * 6 times. CLOSE.|
|13||3 CH, * 10 DC, SH ST in CH-space, 10 DC, skip 1 *; REP * 6 times. CLOSE.|
|14||3 CH, * 11 DC, SH ST in CH-space, 11 DC, skip 1 *; REP * 6 times. CLOSE.|
|15||3 CH, * 12 DC, SH ST in CH-space, 12 DC, skip 1 *; REP * 6 times. CLOSE.|
|16||3 CH, * 13 DC, SH ST in CH-space, 13 DC, skip 1 *; REP * 6 times. CLOSE.|
|17||3 CH, * 14 DC, SH ST in CH-space, 14 DC, skip 1 *; REP * 6 times. CLOSE.|
With the yarn indicated I reached a width of 41 cm. If you want a largest one, add other rounds with increases.
🌸 How to crochet the bear muzzle of teddy bear comforter
Before crocheting the head, start with the muzzle.
|1||MR, 6 SC||6|
|2||INC in each stitches around||12|
|3||* 1 SC, INC *; REP * 6 times||18|
|4||1 SC, INC *2 SC, INC *; REP * 5 times, 1 SC||24|
|5||* 3 SC, INC *; REP * 6 times||30|
|6||2 SC, INC * 4 SC, INC *; REP * 5 times, 2 SC||36|
|7||* 5 SC, INC*; REP * 6 times||42|
|8||1 SC in each stitches around||42|
🧵 How to embroider the bear nose and mouth
🌸 How to crochet an amigurumi bear head
Follow the crochet instructions of the muzzle and reach the 7th round. Continue following the pattern below:
|8||3 SC, INC *6 SC, INC *; REP * 5 times, 3 SC||48|
|9||*7 SC, INC *; REP* 6 times||54|
|10||4 SC, INC *8 SC, INC *; REP * 5 times, 4 SC||60|
|11||*9 SC, INC *; REP* 6 times||66|
|12||5 SC, INC *10 SC, INC *; REP * 5 times, 5 SC||72|
|13||*11 SC, INC *; REP* 6 times||78|
|14-20||1 SC in each stitches around||78×7|
|21||*11 SC, DEC *; REP* 6 times||72|
|22||5 SC, DEC *10 SC, DEC *; REP * 5 times, 5 SC||66|
|23||*9 SC, DEC *; REP* 6 times||60|
|24||4 SC, DEC *8 SC, DEC *; REP * 5 times, 4 SC||54|
|25||*7 SC, DEC *; REP* 6 times||48|
|26||3 SC, DEC *6 SC, DEC *; REP * 5 times, 3 SC||42|
|27||*5 SC, DEC *; REP* 6 times||36|
|28||2 SC, DEC *4 SC, DEC *; REP * 5 times, 2 SC||30|
|29||*3 SC, DEC *; REP* 6 times||24|
|30||1 SC, DEC *2 SC, DEC *; REP * 5 times, 1 SC||18|
Embroider the eyes, make the ears, sew the muzzle and the ears on the head before stuffing.
|31||*1 SC, DEC *; REP* 6 times||12|
🌸 How to crochet bear ears (make 2)
See again the muzzle pattern and reach the 5th round. Reached this round follow the pattern down here:
|6-7||1 SC in each stitches around||30 x 2|
|8||* 3 SC, DEC *; REP * 6 times||24|
|9||1 SC, DEC, * 2 SC, DEC *; REP * 5 times, 1 SC||18|
Press the work in the middle to give shape. Sew it on the bear’s head and make a second one.
🌸 How to crochet bear’s feet (make 4)
Work like the muzzle till the 5th round and then follow down here:
|6||* 3 DC the same stitch, 1 SL ST in the next one *; REP * 4 times||16|
Fasten off and cut the yarn. Repeat the instruction again to work 4 feet.
Embroider 5 circle with white yarn only on two feet. See the figure below or 🎬 WATCH THE VIDEO
Now work SL ST to unite one foot with the decoration and one without, but skip 6 or 7 stitch to make a hole where you have to insert on one corner of the star blanket and sew to fix it. 🎬 WATCH THE VIDEO.
🎬 Video tutorial – How to crochet a teddy bear blanket
If you find difficult to understand the written instruction, watch down here the video tutorial of the crochet teddy bear comforter
The instructions in the video are in Italian language. Down here, I translate each abbreviation in English, so you can understand the tutorial.
📗 translation of ITALIAN ABBREVIATION IN ENGLISH (US terms):
|ITALIAN||ENGLISH (US terms)|
|AM||MAGIC RING (MR)|
|MBSS||SLIP STITCH (SL ST)|
|MB||SINGLE CROCHET (SC)|
|AUM||INCREASE (2 SC in the same stitch)|
|DIM||DECREASE (SC 2 together)|
|MA||DOUBLE CROCHET (DC)|
|RIP *||REPEAT the instruction between the two asterisks (*…*) for n times; if not indicated, work all around.|
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