Spring Teddy Bear CAL

A Crochet Pattern by: Christina Ryan

I am excited to share with you a brand new crochet pattern. This is my first time hosting a CAL (Crochet Along) on my blog. I am wanting to host CALs a few times this year (at least 1 a quarter).

Design Idea

I wanted to come up with an idea through the year where I could take a design and change it with different holidays and use that as the CALs throughout the year. So at the end of the year there would be a collection of these bears. I thoroughly enjoyed designing this bear. I hope you enjoy this pattern. This is an intermediate pattern but please don’t let that scare you off if you are a beginner. This lovely pattern has lots of photo tutorials as well as video in my Facebook Group Community on each the parts of the CAL are released. So please come join my Facebook Group Community where all the fun will be.

Materials Needed

You will need 4-5 different colors in worsted weight size 4 yarn (any brand is fine) for this pattern depending on the appliques you decide to make for the dress part. I used Brava yarn in my example in the following colors. I will be adding a different applique to the last part as a separate option if you want just spring instead of Easter.

  • 200 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Almond.
  • 90 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Frescia.
  • 60 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Blush.
  • 30 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Clarity
  • Hooks:  E/4 3.5 mm; F/5 3.75 mm; G/6 4.0 mm; H/8 5.0 mm
  • Polyfil
  • Yarn needle 
  • Safety eyes (optional)
  • Stitch Markers

Experience Level:  Intermediate

Gauge:  N/A

Size:  

12.5” x 9” x 4.5” approximately

Pattern Key:

SC – Single 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

Sk st – Skip Stitch

Shell – Shell Stitch

DC – Double Crochet

Color A – Almond

Color B – Freesia

Color C – Blush 

Color D – Clarity

Color E – Green

Notes:

  • Read through the entire pattern first.
  • All parts are done in continuous rounds except for Dress and Easter Egg Appliques.  DO NOT join while while making the Head, Body, Arms, Legs, Ears, Muzzle, and Nose.  Use stitch markers to know where your first stitch in the round is.
  • Sl st does not count as a stitch throughout the pattern.  
  • Ch 1 on the joined rounds of the dress does not count as a stitch.  The first stitch goes into the same stitch as the Ch 1 does.
  • Repeat stitches between * and *.
  • Alternative to MC – Ch 2; work number of SC specified in the 2nd chain from the hook.

Special Stitches:

Shell – Work 5 DC in the same stitch.

Details of the CAL

Each of the different parts of the CAL will be released on my blog with the following schedule:

Part 1: Friday, April 1, 2022

Part 2: Monday, April 4, 2022

Part 3: Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Part 4: Friday, April 8, 2022

Part 5: Monday, April 11, 2022

Part 6: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Part 7: Friday, April 15, 2022

Make sure you join my Facebook Group for those details as well to ask any questions you may have and to share pictures of your WIP. Also, make sure you join my email list to stay up to date on everything.

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Thank you Testers

I want to thank my tester Allison Ren for testing my pattern. I love all the colors she chose! Turned out so cute. You can check out all her other photos under the project area of Ravelry by clicking here.
I want to thank my tester Collene Vannoord for testing my pattern. She decided to use a little bit of black yarn for nose. I love how it turned out and enjoyed all her colors. You can see the rest of her photos on Ravelry by clicking here.
I want to also thank my tester Brenda Prade. I love all the colors she chose as well.

Until Friday, have a great week! Be sure to gather your supplies so you are ready to join and crochet along with me!

Happy Crocheting!

Christina

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