Olivia Bear – Free Crochet Pattern

Welcome to Pattern 8 of the 2018 Softie Crochet Along! Today I have an adorable little ballerina teddy bear. She is sweet in her perfectly pink tutu.  Of course, if you want to make her a him, the pattern is still pretty much the same! Olivia Bear is made with a medium weight cotton yarn and using a size H 5mm crochet hook. She is stuffed with Fairfield Poly-fil Premium Polyester Fiber Fill which was provided by Fairfield World. I really hope you enjoy the pattern! Happy crocheting!

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Olivia Bear

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Abbreviations:

ch(s) – chain(s)
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sp(s)  space(s)
st(s)  stitch(es)
t-ch – turning chain
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

20 stitches & 16 rows = 4″ (in sc)

Finished Size:

Approximately 12″ tall from ear to foot

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. Gauge is not necessary for this pattern but if you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
  • The majority of this project is worked in the round. Do not join unless the pattern specifies. Use a stitch marker to help you keep track of your rounds.
  • To attach the body parts, I use the whip stitch method but please use whatever method you are comfortable with.

Tutorials:

Magic Circle by Oombawka Design

Instructions:

Head:

With Color A:
Magic Circle, ch 1
Round 1: 6 sc into the magic circle. (6 sts)
Round 2: 2 sc into each st around. (12 sts)
Round 3: *1 sc into the next st, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 4: *2 sc into the next st, 1 sc into each of the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Round 5: *1 sc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (30 sts)
Round 6: *2 sc into the next st, 1 sc into each of the next 4 sts; Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Round 7: *1 sc into each of the next 5 sts, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (42 sts)
Round 8: *2 sc into the next st, 1 sc into each of the next 6 sts; Repeat from * around. (48 sts)
Round 9-15: 1 sc into each st around. (48 sts)
Round 16: *1 sc into each of the next 6 sts, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (42 sts)
Round 17: *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc into each of the next 5 sts; Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Round 18: *1 sc into each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (30 sts)
Round 19: *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc into each of the next 3 sts; Repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Round 20: *1 sc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 21: *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (12 sts)

Begin stuffing the head and position the safety eyes.

Round 22: *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (6 sts)

Snout:

With Color A:
Magic Circle, ch 1
Round 1: 6 sc into the magic circle. (6 sts)
Round 2: 2 sc into each st around. (12 sts)
Round 3: 1 sc into each st around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (12 sts)

Position the safety nose in the center of the snout. Attach the safety nose backing. Set aside.

Ears (Make 2):

With Color A:
Magic Circle, ch 1
Round 1: 6 sc into the magic circle. (6 sts)
Round 2: 2 sc into each st around. (12 sts)
Round 3: *1 sc into the next st, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Without fastening off, fold circle in half to make semi circle, sc crochet through all loops to close the top of the ear. Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Body:

With Color B:
Magic Circle, ch 1
Round 1: 6 sc into the magic circle. (6 sts)
Round 2: 2 sc into each st around. (12 sts)
Round 3: *1 sc into the next st, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 4: *2 sc into the next st, 1 sc into each of the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Round 5: *1 sc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (30 sts)
Round 6: *2 sc into the next st, 1 sc into each of the next 4 sts; Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Round 7: *1 sc into each of the next 5 sts, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (42 sts)
Round 8-20: 1 sc into each st around. (42 sts)
Round 21: *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc into each of the next 5 sts; Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Round 22: *1 sc into each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (30 sts)
Round 23: *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc into each of the next 3 sts; Repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Round 24: *1 sc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 25: *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (12 sts)

Begin stuffing the body.

Round 26: *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (6 sts)

Arms (Make 2):

With Color A:
Magic Circle, ch 1
Round 1: 6 sc into the magic circle. (6 sts)
Round 2-10: 1 sc into each st around. (6 sts)

Change to Color B

Round 11-17: 1 sc into each st around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (6 sts)

Legs (Make 2):

With Color B:
Magic Circle, ch 1
Round 1: 8 sc into the magic circle. (8 sts)
Round 2-3: 1 sc into each st around. (8 sts)

Change to Color A

Round 4-18: 1 sc into each st around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (8 sts)

Tutu (optional):
  • Using the fold over elastic, knot the ends together to form a circle.
  • Cut approximately 30 pieces of tulle into 6 inch lengths.
  • Fold the tulle in half and place it on the inside of the elastic.
  • Bring the end of the tulle over the elastic and through the middle of the tulle (where you folded it in half.)
  • Pull tight to secure the tulle.
  • Repeat around the elastic. Add more tulle if needed.
  • Trim tulle to make the tutu even.

Finish:

  • Using yarn tails and yarn needle, position the ears on to each side of the head. Pin in place to help them stay put while you sew them on. Sew each ear on, fasten off, weave ends.
  • Sew the snout on using the yarn tail and yarn needle. Before completing the last stitch, stuff a small amount of stuffing into the snout to give it a more full look. Fasten off, weave ends.
  • Attach the arms to the body (before attaching the head) using yarn tails and yarn needle. Fasten off, weave ends.
  • Attach the legs to the body using yarn tails and yarn needle. Fasten off, weave all ends.
  • Using grosgrain ribbon, make a bow and sew onto the bear’s head with a needle and thread and dress with the tutu. (optional)

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