DIY Beach Bear Lovey – Free Crochet Pattern

Today, I am excited to release to you officially my Beach Teddy Bear Security Blanket! This is an adorable lovey that is a quick pattern to make up! This year especially is such a wonderful year to make Christmas presents since shipping is not always guaranteed this year with the post office having delays. Now is the perfect time to start making Christmas gifts.

Also if you are a crochet maker and sell at craft shows, this pattern is so quick and fun to make. It would make an excellent addition to your craft show inventory this holiday season.

This security blanket also matches up well to my Beach Teddy Bear amigurumi! You could easily match these two together for a Christmas present. So click here to check out my Beach Teddy Bear Amigurumi Crochet Pattern.

The text version of this pattern will always remain free on my blog. You can always purchase the PDF download version with photo tutorials included for a small fee in my Ravelry shop or Etsy Store!

Materials:

120 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Print, 5 oz/142 grams, 252 yards/230 meters in Float Along.

73 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids, 7 oz/199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Toasted Almond.

20 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids, 7 oz/199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Light Taupe.

15 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids, 7 oz/199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Brown.

HOOK:  J/10 6.0 mm; G/6 4.0 mm 

Polyfil

Yarn needle to weave in ends

Stitch markers

Scissors

Safety eyes – optional 

Experience Level:  Advanced Beginner

Guage:

11.5 stitches x 6.5 rows = 4” x 4” square blocked.

Pattern used for gauge:  DC

Size:

11 ½” x 11 ½” x 4”

Pattern Key:

SC – single crochet

HDC – half double crochet

DC – Double Crochet

TR – treble crochet

Sc2tog – single crochet decrease 

Sl st – slip stitch

FO – finish off

St/sts – stitch/stitches

Ch – chain

Rnd(s) – round(s)

MC – magic circle

R – Row 

Notes:

  • Read through the entire pattern first.
  • Lovey blanket is done in rows.
  • Teddy bear head, ears, nose, and muzzle are done in continuous rounds.  Do NOT join while making each of them.  Use stitch markers to know where your first stitch in the round is.
  • Sl St does not count as a stitch throughout the pattern.
  • Repeat stitches between * and * around.
  • Alternative to MC – Ch 2; work number of  SC specified in the 2nd chain from the hook.
  • Ch 4 counts as a treble crochet.  

Pattern Instructions:

Blanket:

R 1:  Using Color A and J Hook, ch 35; SC in the 2nd chain from the hook; SC in the next chain. *HDC in the next ch; DC in the next ch; TR in each of the next 2 chains; DC in the next ch; HDC in the next ch; SC in each of the next 2 chains.*  Repeat across until the end of the row.  Turn.

R 2:  Ch 4 (counts as first TR); TR in the next st; DC in the next st; HDC in the next st; SC in each of the next 2 sts. *HDC in the next st; DC in the next st; TR in each of the next 2 sts; DC in the next st; HDC in the next st; SC in each of the next 2 sts.*  Repeat across until you have 4 sts left.  HDC in the next st; DC in the next st; TR in each of the next 2 sts.  Turn.

R 3:  Ch 4; TR in the next st; DC in the next st; HDC in the next st; SC in each of the next 2 sts.  *HDC in the next st; DC in the next st; TR in the each of the next 2 sts; DC in the next st; HDC in the next st; SC in each of the next 2 sts.*  Repeat across until you have 4 sts left.  HDC in the next st; DC in the next st; TR in each of the next 2 sts.  Turn.

R 4:  Ch 1; SC in each of the next 2 sts.  *HDC in the next st; DC in the next st; TR in each of the next 2 sts; DC in the next st; HDC in the next st; SC in each of the next 2 sts.*  Repeat across until the end of the row.  Turn.

R 5:  Ch 1; SC in each of the next 2 sts.  *HDC in the next st; DC in the next st; TR in each of the next 2 sts; DC in the next st; HDC in the next st; SC in each of the next 2 sts.*  Repeat across until the end of the row.  Turn. 

Repeat rows 2, 3, 4, and 5 until required length – Mine I did till approximately 11” long.

Bear Head: 

Worked in Continuous rounds.  Use a stitch marker for your beginning stitch.

Rnd 1:  Using Color B and G Hook, create MC; 6 SC in MC (6 sts)

Rnd 2:  2 SC in each st around.  (12 sts)

Rnd 3:  *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (18 sts)

Rnd 4:  *SC in the next 2 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (24 sts)

Rnd 5:  *SC in the next 3 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (30 sts)

Rnd 6:  *SC in the next 4 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (36 sts)

Rnds 7-12:  SC in each st around.  (36 sts)  (6 total rounds)

INSERT SAFETY EYES BETWEEN ROUNDS 7 & 8 WITH 6 STS BETWEEN THE EYES APPROXIMATELY.

Rnd 13:  *SC in the next 4 sts; sc2tog.*  Repeat around.  (30 sts)

Rnd 14:  *SC in the next 3 sts; sc2tog.*  Repeat around.  (24 sts)

****START STUFFING****

Rnd 15:  *SC in the next 2 sts; sc2tog.*  Repeat around.  (18 sts)

Rnd 16:  *SC in the next st; sc2tog.*  Repeat around.  (12 sts)

****FINISH STUFFING****

Rnd 17:  Sc2tog around.  (6 sts)

FO with a 6” tail to sew to the blanket.

Using a darning needle, weave in and out the front loops to close the hole.

Ears – Make 2:

Worked in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1:  Using Color B and G Hook, create a MC; 6 SC in MC.  (6 sts)

Rnd 2:  2 SC in each st around.  (12 sts)

Rnd 3:  *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (18 sts)

Rnds 4-6:  SC in each st around.  (18 sts)  (3 total rounds)

FO with a 6” tail to sew to head.  

DO NOT STUFF.  Fold flat & sew ends closed.

Muzzle:

Worked in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1:  Using Color C and G Hook, create MC; 6 sts in MC.  (6 sts)

Rnd 2:  2 SC in each st around.  (12 sts)

Rnd 3:  *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (18 sts)

Rnd 4:  *SC in the next 2 st; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (24 sts)

Rnds 5-6:  SC in each st around.  (24 sts)  (2 total rounds)

FO with a 6” tail to sew to head.

Nose:

Worked in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1:  Using Color D and G hook, ch 5; SC in the 2nd ch from the hook; SC in the next 2 ch; 3 SC in the last ch.  Working down the opposite side of the chains, SC in the next 2 sts; 2 SC in the last ch.  (10 sts)

DO NOT JOIN.

Rnd 2:  *2 SC in the next st; SC in the next 2 sts.*  Repeat once.  2 SC in the last st.  (14 sts)

Rnd 3:  SC in each st around.  (14 sts)

FO with a 6” tail to sew to muzzle.

Assembly:

  • Sew Ears on either side of the head from Rnds 2-8 approximately.
  • Sew Muzzle between eyes from Rnds 9-15 approximately and stuffing lightly before finishing sewing the muzzle on.
  • Sew Nose on top of the muzzle lightly stuffing before finishing the sewing from Rnds 3-7 approximately.
  • Embroider mouth on the muzzle.  See previous picture from the muzzle.
  • Sew Bear Head onto the center of the blanket.

Congratulations!  You have made a wonderful Beach Bear Lovey!  I want to thank my testers. 

Original Design by Christina Ryan

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Thank you to my Testers

I want to thank my tester Debra Gibson. I love the colors she chose. You can see more of her pictures under projects on Ravelry.

I want to thank my tester Taralyn Myers! I love the colors she chose. Purple is my absolute favorite color. Check out more of her pictures under the projects on Ravelry.

I want to thank my tester Stephanie! I love the variegated yarn she used. It is super cute! Check out the rest of her photos under projects on Ravelry.

Last Minute crochet gifts Event

This pattern is part of the last minute crochet gifts event hosted by Veronika from Blue Star Crochet. I teamed up with 20 other designers to bring you some fun crochet patterns to give for Christmas presents.

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Happy Crocheting!

Christina

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