Crochet has become very popular over the years thanks to its relaxing and fun nature. Not only that, but crocheting is an art that requires patience, concentration, and skill. It is a great way to keep your brain active and improve and maintain your dexterity.
The best part about crochet is that it can be used for all sorts of things, from clothing to home decor. You can also create cute, cuddly toys, such as the much-beloved teddy bear.
You can easily create simple bear designs for a wide range of occasions, whether it is for a child’s birthday, a baby shower, or even as a gift for adults.
Crochet bears are easy to make, and they come in many different shapes and sizes. They are perfect for kids who love to play with their stuffed animals. If you want to give them something special, then you should consider making one yourself.
There are so many adorable patterns available online that you will have no trouble finding just what you need.
With this in mind, we are going to be looking at 27 of the most beautiful crochet bear patterns. We hope that you enjoy browsing through our list and find some inspiration for your next project!
Let’s get started.
Munches The Bear By Sarah Prather Of SarahDee Crochet
We are beginning this list with the adorable and dapper Munches the Bear, whose crochet pattern is able to be downloaded from the popular website Ravelry, which is a site for a wide range of fiber arts such as crocheting, knitting, weaving and spinners.
Ravelry is a great place for crafters to share projects and ideas, which is where a fair amount of the teddy bear crochet patterns on this list originated from.
Munches was created by Ravelry user Sarah Prather, who also has the design on their website, SarahDee Crochet. Let’s have a look at some of the specifications of Munches so that you can see how to go about making this bear for yourself.
- Suggested Yarn: Scheepjes Stone Washed
- Yarn Weight: Sport/ 5 ply
- Crochet Hook Size: 2.75 mm (C)
When making Munches, you will need to start at the bottom and work upwards to his head. His arms and legs are added as the process continues. You can also make Munches in either a small or a large, velvet version of the bear.
The smaller Munches will measure at around 10 inches from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet. The velvet bear will be around 17 inches from top to bottom.
Sarah has provided a free Ravelry download of the pattern, which includes a written stitch guide.
There is also a handy YouTube video that you can crochet along to if you find it easier to work in that way. For more information, make sure to check out Sarah’s website at the link above.
Sweet Heart Bears – Donna, Francis, And Romeo By Tarturumies
Tarturumies is a blog website that also allows the sharing of various creative projects, including crochet patterns. That is where this pattern of three sweetheart bears originates.
These three, adorable bears- called Donna, Francis, and Romeo- were created as a Valentine’s Day project, but they are easily able to be made any day of the year! Here is the list of materials and tools that you will need to get started on this trio of cuties:
- Yarn Needle- needed to sew together the amigurumi parts
- 2.5 mm crochet hook
- 3.5 mm crochet hook
- Fiberfill for stuffing
- 6 mm safety eyes
- Yarn in the colors of your choice
- Black thread used to embroider the eyebrows of the bears
Tarturumies explains the whole process on the web page at the link above, but there is also a free PDF available to download at the bottom of the page which goes into more detail, such as detail relating to colors.
The PDF is available in Spanish, Dutch, and English as well. If you want to support Tarturumies more so, you can also head on over to their Etsy shop, where you can purchase their premium crochet patterns.
Basic Teddy Bear By Justine Dalipe Of Crafty Hanako
This basic teddy bear pattern was the first to be designed by crafter Justine Dalipe, who shared the design on Ravelry.
For a first-time design, this basic teddy bear pattern is an excellent and adorable choice that would be a great starting point for crochet beginners. The recommended items to create the basic teddy crochet are as follows:
- Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Soft
- Yarn weight: Aran/ 10 ply
- Hook Size: 3.5 mm (E)
- Sizes Available: 5 to 6 inches tall, but this can be easily changed
This is definitely a must-have for those looking to get into the world of crochet, as well as those wanting a simple yet sweet teddy bear crochet. You can download the pattern for free on Justine’s Ravelry page, linked above.
Sam The Little Teddy Bear By Carolina Guzman From Snuggle And Play Crochet
This adorable bear crochet pattern is another quick and easy pattern that would be a great way for beginners to learn how to crochet. This little guy is perfect for children and adults alike. This pattern is available for free on Carolina’s Ravelry page.
- Suggested Yarn: Katia Capri/ Katia Darling
- Yarn Weight: Sport/ 5 ply
- Hook Size: 3.5 mm (E)
Oso Donato Amigurumi By Lanukas
This particular crochet bear pattern is even more suitable for beginners, as it doesn’t feature any arms and has an incredibly simplistic design.
That doesn’t make the pattern any less adorable, though! In fact, the design is made even cuter due to that minimalist look.
You can check out more information on the Oso Donato Amigurumi on the Lanukas blog spot linked here. The Ravelry download of the pattern is also available in English, Spanish, or French. Here’s what you will need to make your own Oso Donato:
- Suggested Yarn: Ofil Cotocril or Katia New Cancun
- Yarn Weight: Sport/ 5 ply
- Hook Size: 3.5 mm (E)
Bernat Velvet Valentine Crochet Bear By Sarah Zimmerman Of Repeat Crafter Me
The Bernat Bear pattern is another that was made as a seasonal Valentine’s Day pattern, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it any time of the year.
The Bernat Velvet yarn from which the Valentine’s bear is made offers a more plush texture and finish, making it perfect for cuddles. It is also a very soft and comfy yarn, making it ideal for children.
The download of the pattern itself is free, but you can purchase the pattern kit- consisting of two different colors of Bernat Velvet yarn (terracotta rose and quiet pink, but you can change these accordingly should you wish)- at the link above as well.
You can also add a 5 mm crochet hook to your purchase too. Here are some of the other materials you will need to make the Valentines bear that aren’t included or optional parts of the kit:
- 9 mm safety eyes
- Black safety nose
- Tapestry needle
Punk Rock Bear By Erika Elfsberg Of Crochet From Aland
If you are looking for a bear with a little more attitude, then this Punk Rock Bear crochet pattern could be the perfect option for you!
The pattern features a crocheted bandana, skull shirt, and wristbands. To add in other details- such as a particular band name or even a tattoo for your bear buddy- you will need to sew them on with a tapestry needle.
The pattern is available for free- in both English and Swedish- from Erika’s Ravelry page linked above and check out the Crochet From Aland website for more information, linked here.
Mr. Teddy Bear By Jen Hayes Of Jen Hayes Creations
Mr Teddy Bear might seem like a somewhat more difficult crochet pattern- due to it being a relatively well-sized bear with long limbs, measuring around 18 inches from the ear tip to the foot- but this is far from the case.
This crochet pattern has been written to ensure near-seamless construction when making it, with the limbs and tail being part of the initial crochet process and the ears, nose, muzzle, and any other details you might want to add.
The possible variations with this pattern- such as the possibility of giving the bear pants or customizing the pattern of his shirt should you choose to make him one- make this a highly versatile crochet pattern.
There is a free version of the pattern, but you can always opt for a more detailed, paid version.
You can also check out the pattern on Jen Hayes’s website, linked here. Check out what you will need to make Mr Teddy Bear below.
- Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Solids
- Yarn weight: Aran / 10 ply
- Hook size: 3.5 mm (E)
- Yardage: 400–420 yards (366–384 m)
Buttercup Bear By Janet McMahon Of Yellow, Pink, And Sparkly
The Buttercup Bear is a sweet, simple crochet pattern that is sure to make for a cute addition to your home. She is a relatively easy pattern to create and doesn’t need that much in terms of materials.
Here’s what you will need to make this adorable Buttercup Bear:
- Yellow Double Knitting Yarn – about 55g
- 3 mm Crochet Hook
- Toy Stuffing
- Oddments of Black Yarn
- Pink Ribbon
Free Teddy Bear Pattern By Amigurumi Today
This free teddy bear crochet pattern comes from Amigurumi Today and is a great way to get started with making your own crochet bears. If you have never tried crochet before, then this is a great place to start.
The finished bear will measure at around 22 cm tall, and you can download the pattern for free when you sign up with Amigurumi Today.
This teddy would be best suited for those with an intermediate crochet skill level, and you will need the following to make him.
- Fine Yarn Yarnart Jeans (160 m / 50g; 55% cotton and 45% acrylic) in white and blue.
- Black Thread
- 8 mm Safety Eyes
- 2.0 mm Crochet Hook by Tulip
- Sewing Needle
Little Panda By Marina Chuchkalova
Little Panda is a fun and playful panda bear crochet pattern made beautifully by Marina Chuvhkalova.
The design is available for free on Ravelry and features that iconic panda look with a black and white color palette as well as a cute little dress for the panda to wear. Here is what you will need to make this perfect panda pal:
- Sport 5 ply yarn
- Yarn Art Jeans №05– light beige and №28 – black. This would be for the dress
- Alize Cotton Gold №385 – green and Yarn Art Jeans №35 – yellow
- Alize Cotton Gold №98 – orchid Yarn Art Jeans №18 – pale pink
- 2.00 mm Crochet Hook
- Stuffing (fiberfill)
- Two black half beads 8 mm in diameter
- Cotton strong thread (jute twine) for the attaching of the arms and the legs
- A needle with a big eye
- A moment of glue
- A little white and pink thin threads
ZyZu Meškių Meskis By Milda Vasiliauskiene Of ZyZu Line Design
This bear is a slightly unique crochet project with a different look from some of the other bears that we have looked at.
Despite this unique nature, the ZyZu Meskiu Meskis bear is a relatively easy crochet pattern. You will need the following skills to create this cuddly bear:
- Chain, slip, single, double crochet stitches
- Increasing and decreasing
- Crocheting in spiral
- Crocheting in rounds
The pattern should leave you with a bear that is around 27 cm to 30 cm tall, should you follow the instructions and use the same materials. Here is what you will need:
- Recommended yarn: Bear: Scheepjes Sweetheart Soft (100% Polyester; 100g = 153 m) (1 skein)
- Collar: Scheepjes Cahlista (100% Double Gassed Cotton ; 50g = 85 m) (1 skein)
- Polyester fiberfill (about 120g)
- Safety eyes (Ø 12 mm)
- Safety nose (25 mm)
- Crochet hook 5.5 mm (for Sweetheart Soft yarn) and 4.5 mm (for Scheepjes Calista yarn) or in accordance with the yarn You use
- Stitch marker
- Darning and embroidery needles
You can also check out ZyZuLine Design on their Etsy shop for more of their crochet patterns!
Crochet Cake Bear Pattern By Amigurumi Today
This intermediate crochet bear pattern is made incredibly adorable thanks to the cute, cupcake aesthetics with a cute cherry and whipped cream addition to the bear’s head!
This would be a great birthday gift due to the cake themes, but it should also make for a well-sized teddy bear that will measure at around 13 cm tall if made with the same hook and yarn combo. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Superfine 100% acrylic yarn (200 m/50 g) in four different colors: brown, red, white, and beige.
- 7 mm safety eyes
- 2.0 mm crochet hook
- Buttons for joining together the arms, legs, and head.
- Thread that is strong enough to fasten the arms, legs, and head.
- A 30 cm long satin ribbon
Valentines Teddy Bear By Sharon Ojala From Amigurumi To Go
If you can’t get enough of the Valentine-themed teddy bear crochet pattern, then this pattern could be exactly what you’re looking for!
You can download this pattern for free from Ravelry at the link above and to get a similar bear from the pictures, you’ll need a weight 10 ply yarn and a crochet hook of around 4.5 mm in size.
The cute, Valentine’s Day teddy bear should end up measuring at around 7 or 8 inches tall if you follow the free pattern exactly.
Lying Bear Crochet Pattern By Amiguroom Toys
For something a bit different, this lying-down bear crochet pattern could be the right project for you. As the name suggests, the pattern should leave you with a chilled-out teddy bear lying down.
It might be a little more difficult in terms of skill, it will end with a very cuddly bear toy that would be a great gift for little ones. To make the lying down bear, you will need to use the following:
- Yarn: Yarn Art Jeans or Alize Cotton Gold Hobby
- Hook size: 2.0 mm
- Safety eyes
- Black embroidery floss or yarn for nose
Following the pattern and using the same materials should leave you with an amigurumi bear that measures at around 22 cm long.
Oliver The Little Bear By LittleFishCrocheteri On Etsy
Oliver is another super cute crochet bear that is a great place for beginners to start with. You can buy this pattern from LittleFishCrocheteri on Etsy, which consists of a ten-page PDF detailing each step when it comes to making this adorable little bear.
He should measure at about 15 cm- including the ears- if you follow the guide verbatim. The instructions are available in both English and Vietnamese, and you’ll need the following materials to make Oliver:
- A 2.5 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn: Size 2 (Fine). YarnArt Jeans (50g/160 m)
- A pair of 8 mm safety eyes
- Tapestry needle
You’ll also need to know these stitches as well as these crochet techniques:
- Single crochet
- Slip stitch
- Crocheting in rounds and turns
- Magic Ring
- Making a Chain
Teddy Bear Max By Anastasia Kirs
This next teddy bear crochet pattern is a very sweet and small choice that can be bought on Anastasia Kirs’s Ravelry page linked above.
You’ll only need basic skills to create this small bear crochet, and you’ll have all the information that you will need to do so after buying the 24-page pattern guide- available in English and German- which features a whopping 87 photos!
Check out the list of the necessary materials below
- Brown yarn (Sample shown used Deluxe by Troitsk Yarn 400 m [436 yds] / 100 g / [3.5 oz])
- Beige mohair (Sample shown used Mohair Delicate by Nako 500 m [546 yds] / 100 g [3.5 oz])
- Glass eyes, diameter 5 mm [0.2 in]
- Brown and white crochet thread, sewing thread for attaching eyes, sturdy thread for cinching.
- Crochet hook 1.5 mm [US7/UK2.5 steel hook]
- Large-eye sewing needle or bodkin for joining parts and embroidery needle for embellishments sewing pins, a removable marker for the beginning of the round
- Stuffing (polyester fiberfill)
- Pliers, Round-nose pliers, tweezers (for stuffing)
- 2 disks diameter 12 mm [0.5 in], and 2 o-splints 1.6 × 20 mm [0.06 in x 0.8 in]
Paddington Bear By Janet McMahon Of Yellow, Pink, And Sparkly
This is another cute creation by Janet McMahon, who also made the adorable Buttercup Bear that we talked about earlier.
This time around, she has created a simple yet easy-to-master Paddington Bear crochet pattern and has made it free to download both on Ravelry and on her blog as a PDF, linked here. Here are the basic materials needed to crochet your very own Paddington:
- 100g balls of double knitting yarn (Sirdar Country Style) in brown, navy, and red
- 3 mm and 3.50 mm crochet hooks (US sizes D and E)
- Toy Stuffing
- Safety Eyes
- 3 Toggles
- Black Embroidery Floss
When finished, Paddington should stand at about 29 cm tall.
Mistletoe The Elf Bear By Julia Chiang Of The Clover USA Blog
We’ve had a few Valentine’s Day bears on this list, but now we have our first Christmas-themed bear with Mistletoe the Elf Bear! You can easily have this crocheted cutie on display all year round, though.
Clover USA Blog has all the details you will need to try your hand at making Mistletoe, but here is what you will need in terms of materials:
- Clover Amour Crochet Hook C (2.5 mm) – Art. No 1041/C
- WeCrochet Brava Sport (Color: Almond (Light Brown), Hunter (Green), Yellow, and White, Sport Weight)
- Mini Patchworks Scissors – Art. No 493/CW
- Quick Locking Stitch Marker (Small) – Art. No 3030
- Darning Needle Set (Bent Tip) – Art. No 3121
- Sewing Pins – check out Clover’s pins
- 6.0 mm Safety eyes
- Fiberfill Stuffing
- Black Embroidery Thread
Crochet Bear In Overalls By Amigurumi Today
This particular crochet bear pattern features a ridiculously cute pair of overalls, which are sure to make the bear even more cuddly (if that’s even possible!).
This is definitely a great choice for gifts and special occasions, and the pattern is free when you sign up to Amigurumi Today.
It’s not even that hard to make despite it being a well-sized pattern, with the final result measuring at around 21 cm tall if you use the same yarn and hook featured in the following materials section:
- Medium yarn with plush, velour texture (worsted weight, 120 m/100g) in yellow and light brown.
- 2.0 mm and 4.0 mm crochet hooks.
- Sewing Needle
- Polyester Fiberfill
- Embroidery Thread in Black and White
- Fine Semi Cotton Yarn in black for the nose (160 m/ 50g)
- 12 mm safety eyes
- There are also a few optional additions that you can include too, such as a decorative button for the overalls or a pair of 20 mm plastic limb joints.
The Bedbug Bear By Nina Eserehtanin
If you have a little one that struggles to sleep at night, this next teddy bear crochet pattern could be a great addition to their toys!
This free pattern has a cute little nightcap (which Nina- the creator- created by feeling, so there aren’t any specific instructions of that part) which can be made with some cloth if you are feeling brave enough to give it a try.
The bear itself is made from thin yarn-Svarta Fåret Tilda- is suggested- with a 2.5 mm crochet hook and a pair of 10 mm safety eyes.
Check out Nina’s blog for more information on the Bed Bugbear at the link here.
Boco Bear Amigurumi Pattern By Craft Passion
Boco is a bear pattern that is suitable for intermediate and advanced crocheters due to its slightly more complex nature.
Following the pattern provided by Craft Passion should lead to a bear that is around 10 inches tall when sitting and 12 inches tall when standing and prone. Here is what you will need to create Boco:
- Fuzzy ultra-soft yarn in “Bear Brown 2203” (150 g) and “Light Khaki 2012” (50 g). This model uses Fuzz-A-Fleece yarn
- Acrylic yarn in “Brown 0140” (150 gram) and “Light Khaki 0103” (50 gram). This model uses Ami-Acy yarn
- 10 mm Black safety eyes, 1 pair
- 26 mm Black safety nose, 1 pc
- A short length of Brown yarn or Embroidery Floss
- Polyester fiberfill
- 3 mm hook
- Darning / Tapestry needle
Raspberry Bear Crochet Pattern By Amigurumi Today
This Raspberry Bear crochet pattern is the epitome of cuteness due to its fruity attire! Despite the Raspberry Bear’s small and simple nature, she is better suited to those with more advanced crochet skills.
She would make for a perfect toy or cuddly buddy for a little one or for yourself! To make her, here is what you will need:
- Semi cotton yarn in brown, fuchsia, white, and green (160 m/50g)
- 8 mm Safety Eyes
- 2.5 mm Crochet Hooks
- Three 10 mm buttons (these are for the adorable sundress!)
Toy Bear By Tatiana Kucherovska
Seeing as the last few bears that we have looked at have been for more advanced crocheters, let’s go back to basics!
This cute and cuddly toy bear is a relatively well-sized pattern that should measure about 23 cm in size if you use the same yarn and hooks. It is a simple design but does give you something to challenge yourself with, such as a stripy shirt and a buttoned scarf.
You can download the pattern for free on Tatiana’s Ravelry- in either English or Russian- and you can find the list of materials that you will need below.
- Crochet Hook 2.0 or 2.5 mm
- 2.0 mm Knitting Needles
- Soft Stuffing
- 2 Safety Black Eyes 6 mm
- Light Brown Buttons
- Pins for sewing parts at the right spot
- Needle for sewing
Dawson The Teddy Bear By Crochet Pandemic
Dawson would make for a great gift due to his classical teddy bear style, making for a perfect comforter for babies and toddlers. The creator designed Dawson for a newborn baby, and you can definitely tell!
He measures at around 18 inches tall and 12 inches when sitting down, so he is certainly a well-sized bear that is perfect for cuddles.
Here’s why you will need to make your very own Dawson the Teddy Bear:
- Suggested yarn: Red Heart Classic Solid
- Yarn weight: Aran / 10 ply
- Hook size: 4.0 mm (G)
- Yardage: 270–300 yards (247–274 m)
Small Animal Collection: Panda By Jen Hayes Of Jen Hayes Creations
Another panda teddy bear crochet pattern, this design is one of several small animal patterns that Jen Hayes has made available for download on her Ravelry and her blog. These are super cute and small patterns, making for a great last-minute gift.
That being said, these patterns are best for ambitious and advanced beginners as you will need to know the following techniques: chain, single crochet, slip stitch, increase, invisible decrease, working in the back bar of the chain, and the adjustable (magic) ring.
You will also need the following materials:
- Yarn in your choice of colors (about 87 yds of worsted/aran),
- A size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook,
- Stitch Markers,
- Tapestry Needle,
- Chopstick to help stuff
- 10 mm safety eyes.
Briggs The Bear By Keke Grace Of Yarn Society
Last but not least, we have the adorable and relatively easy pattern to create, Briggs the Bear. Briggs is a very small bear- measuring approximately 5 inches tall- making him a great beginner’s project.
The pattern is available for free on the Yarn Society Ravelry page, it is certain to be an excellent choice if you are looking to begin a journey into crochet. Here is what you will need to bring Briggs the Bear to life.
- Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Comfy
- Yarn weight: Worsted / 10 ply
- Hook size: 3.5 mm (E)
- Yardage: 56–60 yards (51–55 m)
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Amigurumi?
Amigurumi is Japanese for “soft doll”. Traditionally, amigurumi dolls were stuffed animals created from natural fabrics like cotton, wool, felt, and other similar materials.
Today, many people use synthetic fibers like acrylics, polyesters, and nylon to produce their plush toys. Many modern versions of traditional amigurumi include fabric scraps, buttons, beads, sequins, and even LEDs.
How Do I Start Crocheting?
The first step to learning how to crochet is to get comfortable holding the hook and yarn. Practice makes perfect, so practice!
Once you feel confident enough to hold the hook and yarn, try practicing some basic stitches such as chains, loops, and single crochet.
It may take some time before you become comfortable with the motions involved in each stitch, but don’t worry about getting it right the first time.
Just keep practicing until you feel more comfortable with the process.
Is There A Difference Between Crochet And Knitting?
Yes, there is a big difference between crochet and knitting. Crochet uses only half of the needles used to knit.
When crocheting, you insert the needle through both layers of the work at the same time. In knitting, you insert the needle into just one layer of the work.
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