Saturday, 28 March 2015

Boo Bear Pattern

Update June 14, 2016: This pattern has been removed and is no longer available. Read Copycats? post for explanation. 

I continue to crochet critters using my Blue Bunny pattern as a prototype. This time I've altered the pattern to make a bear. I made him a bit chubbier with slightly longer arms. He has a little round tail and his ears are totally different of course. 

Meet Boo Bear. He was happy to pose for photos last night before the sunlight faded. Isn't he a cute little bear? 
Boo Bear is a shy little bear. I think it would be good for him to have some playmates so I plan to make more in a rainbow of colours. As always, I'll be sure to share photos as my bear clan grows. 

I've included the free pattern for Boo Bear below in case you would like to make one too. 


Boo bear PATTERN

Materials used:

1 ball (5 oz) of worsted weight yarn in dark grey.
1 ball (5 oz) of worsted weight yarn in cream colour.
Hook size = 3.5 mm
yarn needles to join pieces
Polyester Fiberfill for stuffing
Small amount of black yarn (for eyes)
Small amount of pink yarn (for mouth)

Stitches used:

ch - chain stitch
ss - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
inc - sc increase
dec - sc decrease (sc2tog - single crochet 2 together)
Magic Circle - see how here (start each piece with magic circle)

Time to Complete - 16 hours (approximately)
Finished size - 14 inches tall

Update June 14, 2016: This pattern has been removed and is no longer available. Read Copycats? post for explanation. 




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35 comments:

  1. hi just to let you know i think the pattern for boo bear needs looking at ( i could be wrong)
    row 25 of legs/body i think the +4sc should be +7 otherwise you get 53 stitches not 56
    great pattern though

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    1. The count changes slightly every time I make this. As long as you approximate the increases and decreases evenly on both sides and get the basic shape with an opening to fit the neck, it'll look great. Thanks so much for the feedback. I'm happy to know somebody is giving it a go. Send me a photo when you're done. I'd love to see it.

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    2. How do i send you a photo?

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    3. Send me your photo via email to orphanme@yahoo.com - I can't wait to see it.

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    4. Hola gracias por el patrón ,intentaré hacerlo y te muestro.un gran abrazo .

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  2. ps im not sure if there are any other sight miss calculations as i have only just started this pattern.
    just thought i would let you know

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    1. I"m making another in chunky yarn and the counts are a little different than the first one I made. I think it depends where the legs join and the starting body count. Like I mentioned above, as long as you're getting the right shape, it'll look great.

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    2. I wanted to let you know I checked the math on those few rows in the body and made corrections. You were right, it didn't add up. Thanks again for the feedback. I'm still very new to pattern writing. It's nice to know somebody is trying it.

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  3. ok then cheers and i will do, this is the first time for me trying to adapt as i go along as im not as clever as you lol.
    ive written out most the the lalylala insipation dolls that you have done and cant wait to do them.
    boo bunny came out good and slightly taller but i think thats because i used dk wool lol

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  4. i was just wondering do you have any other tips for these sweet dolls apart from the inc and dec part for example

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    1. I use invisible decreases and crochet very tightly. I am currently using a 3.25 mm hook with chunky yarn for this bear. For the arms I don't usually count rows, just keep going until they look long enough then make the 2nd the same length. I keep the body increases and decreases near the hips in roughly the same spot without really counting. I make sure the hood is tight on the head and squish everything to make a pleasing shape. Sew the head on before adding the ears and face. I hope that helps. Enjoy.

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    2. And I use pins to figure out where to place the eyes.

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    3. thanks for the tips and i will send pics once ive completed them lol.
      thanks for the free patterns ill keep checking back to see if you have any new ones. ive written down the bunny, the bear, the kitty and the lamb. just got to write out the piglet and frog ( which ill be doing next :) )

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    4. If you copy the text for the pattern and paste it into MS Word or some other application, you can print it out. I use the printed copy to check off my rows.

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  5. the other rows that i adapted were rows 27, 28, and 38

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    1. Made changes to make the math work for these rows. Thanks.

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  6. thats ok glad i could help lol i would print them out but got no ink im currently writting out the piglet pattern and have made some changes as the math dont work out lol just to let u know

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  7. Thank you for sharing the pattern. I am making one right now. :) I can't wait to see the finish product. Though I make a few alterations here and there.

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  8. Hello, first of all THANK YOU !!!
    I'd like to know,if possible,are these pictures showing with the correct pattern?
    I am asking because I don't know how to make the corrections...
    Again, thank you very much !!!
    Zizi

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    1. Yes, I made the corrections when the errors were pointed out.

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  9. thanks for the free pattern. i will try to make it. you are very talented.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Mei Mei.

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  10. \I am finished boo bear..I was able to alter the mistakes in the pattern..this is a first for me...thank you so much for the pattern.. it looks pretty awesome.. how do I send you a picture of it?

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    1. Send it to orphanme@yahoo.com - I'd love to see your Boo Bear. Thanks for sharing.

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    2. Hello Beth,My Name Is Amit And I'm Running An Israeli Crochet Group On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/345633168873099/ ) Which Has About 1,500 Members.
      I Would Like Your Permission To Translate This Pattern Into Hebrew Instructions And Post It Into My Group.
      Of course I Will Give You Full Credits & Will Share Links To Your Blog.
      Awaiting Your Reply (Here or via e-mail amit8787@hotmail.com ),Thanks,
      Amit.

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    3. Hello Amit - Of course you can translate this pattern. I learned how to make toys following free patterns and tutorials and welcome any opportunity to give back. I love sharing my patterns. Thank you for asking. Beth

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    4. thank you so much !! <3

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  11. I seem to be having a problem with the body- in the dec rows - rows 28, 33, 37 and 38 so far

    Mary

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    1. I am sorry, I can no longer offer this pattern. Please read update at top of post.

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  12. ICH finde die so süß...

    den möchte ich auch noch machen

    ich wünsche noch einen schönen ABEND
    bis bald die BIRGIT aus TIROL

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  13. I love the lalylala dolls and was looking for a free pattern eventually if I can't find it free I will purchase the pattern but after reading this I'm not as enthusiastic about making her. So sad .

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    1. Yes, too bad she was so protective of her creations. Still I admire her work. My email is orphanme@yahoo.com Send me a message if you would like some help with this pattern.

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  14. Why can't I see your pattern?

    vanessa_godinho@hotmail.com

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  15. As stated at the top of the post, it has been removed. Read 'copycats' post for full explanation.

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  16. Quel dommage de ne plus pouvoir voir le tuto , j'aurais moi aussi bien tenté ce doudou :( :(

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