Boxy Bear

Categories: Crochet, Doll, Kid Friendly

The Boxy Bear crochet pattern is made the same way as the Boxy Fox and Boxy Owl and completes the trio. It is crocheted with a rectangular base to give it the boxy shape. Weighted stuffing beads are sewn into a pouch and inserted in the bottom of the bear before stuffing to help it sit up. Safety eyes and nose make it great for kids to play with.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Poly-Fil ® Poly Pellets ® Weighted Stuffing Beads
Poly-Fil ® Premium Fiber Fill
Supplies
brown worsted weight yarn
small amount of tan worsted weight yarn
G crochet hook
2- 15mm safety eyes
21mm safety animal nose
5x7 scrap of fabric
yarn needle
scissors
threaded sewing machine or needle and thread

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Instructions

  • bear arms legs tail

Step One

You will begin by making the legs/arms, and tail because they will be attached as the body is crocheted. Legs, arms, tail, ears and muzzle are all crocheted in the round without joining each round.

Legs (make 2):

Round 1: with brown yarn make a magic ring, ch1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

Round 3: 3 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next, 3 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 8 stitches (16 stitches)

Round 4: 1 sc in each stitch (16 sc)

Round 5: sc2tog 4 times, sc in next 8 stitches (12 sc)

Rounds 6-12: sc around (12 sc)

Step Two

Arms are made exactly the same way as the legs, just a couple of rows shorter.

Arms (make 2):

Round 1: with brown yarn make a magic ring, ch1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

Round 3: 3 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next, 3 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 8 stitches (16 stitches)

Round 4: 1 sc in each stitch (16 sc)

Round 5: sc2tog 4 times, sc in next 8 stitches (12 sc)

Rounds 6-10: sc around (12 sc)

Step Three

Tail:

Round 1: in magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

Round 3: [2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 5] repeat (14 sc)

Round 4: 1 sc in next 4 stitches, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 5 stitches, sc2tog, 1 sc in next stitch (12 sc)

  • adding legs

Step Four

Body

The is made by first crocheting a rectangle and then crocheting around that, I joined each round on the body.

with brown yarn

ch 17

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across

Row 2-5: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across
*now the base is finished and you will begin working in the round, legs will be attached in the first round

Round 1: ch 1, turn 90 degrees so you will be working along the side, 5 sc evenly along side, attach the first leg in the first 6 stitches on the front by sc through both layers of the leg and the base of the body, 1 sc in the next 4 stitches, attach second leg in the last 6 stitches of the front, work 5 sc along next side, work 16 sc across back, join to first sc (42 sc)

Rounds 2-3: ch 1, sc in each stitch, join to first sc (42 sc)

Round 4: ch 1, sc in the first 32 stitches, attach the tail in the next 6 sc, sc in next 4 stitches, join to first sc (42 sc)

Rounds 5-11: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc (42 sc)

Round 12: ch 1, sc in first 2 stitches, join arm in the next 6 sc, sc in next 15, join arm in next 6 sc, sc in next 13 (42 sc)

Rounds 13-24: 1 sc in each stitch around (42 sc)

cut yarn leaving long end for sewing

  • bear muzzle

Step Five

Muzzle:

with tan yarn ch 6 (you will be working around the ch on both sides)

Round 1: sc in second ch and next 3, 3 sc in last ch turning as you work so that you are working on the other side of the ch, sc in next 3, 2 sc in last stitch (other side of the first ch) (12 ch)

Round 2: 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 3, 2 sc in next 3 stitches, sc in next 3, 2 sc in last 2 (18 sc)

Round 3: 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, 2 sc in next, sc in next 2, 2 sc in next, sc in next 5, 2 sc in next, sc in next 2 (22 sc)

Round 4: sc around (22 sc)

cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing

  • safety eyes
  • bear nose
  • safety nose
  • bear face

Step Six

Attach safety eyes to head and nose to muzzle. Then sew muzzle to face below eyes. Sew on partially then stuff and continue sewing.

  • bear ears

Step Seven

Ears:

make 2

Round 1: in magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

Round 3: [2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next] repeat around (18 sc)

Round 4-6: sc around (I felt my ears were a little too long after I sewed them on so you may want to only do 2 rows of sc instead of 3) (18 sc)

Round 7: [1 sc, sc2tog] repeat around (12 sc)

  • poly pellet pouch

Step Eight

To make fabric pouch:

Fold fabric scrap in half so that it is 5″ x 3 1/2″. Sew around 2 sides. Fill with poly pellets and sew opening closed.

Step Nine

Finish your bear by first, inserting the fabric pouch in the bottom and then using Poly-Fil to stuff the rest of the bear. To sew the top closed first flatten the top and bring your yarn to one corner. Then stitch the top closed, sewing on the ears at the same time. The ears should be sewn on the first 6 stitches and the last 6 stitches. Add more stuffing if needed as you are sewing the opening closed.

  • boxy buddies

Step Ten

Enjoy your finished bear and maybe you can even make him some friends using the other boxy animal patterns.