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Bumble The Bear Pattern

Hi, I’m Bumble!

Difficulty Level: 

This pattern is suitable for beginners as it uses basic stitches and basic sewing/embroidery.

Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn (#4) in Dark Brown, Light Brown, the Skin tone of your choice, White, Yellow, and Black. I used Red Heart Super Saver.
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • Stuffing
  • Safety eyes
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker

Abbreviations:

mc – magic circle

sc – single crochet

sc inc – single crochet increase

invdec – invisible decrease

blo – work in back loops of round only

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

3 sc inc – sc increase using 3 sc instead of 2 sc

Rnd – round

() – total number of stitches at the end of each round

Notes:

  • Work in a continuous spiral, do not join the rounds or turn the work unless otherwise stated in the pattern.
  • Use either a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning or end of the rounds. Remove markers after each round.
  • Feel free to mix up the pattern with different size hooks and different types of yarn.
  • If you don’t have safety eyes you can choose to do something else for the eyes like buttons or embroidering them.

Head:

-Work in skin tone color-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: 1 sc, sc inc (18)

Rnd 4: 2 sc, sc inc (24)

Rnd 5: 3 sc, sc inc (30)

Rnd 6: 4 sc, sc inc (36)

Rnd 7: 5 sc, sc inc (42)

Rnd 8: 6 sc, sc inc (48)

Rnd 9-17: sc around (48)

-Place eyes between rounds 14-15 about ten stitches apart-

Rnd 18: 6 sc, invdec (42)

Rnd 19: 5 sc, invdec (36)

Rnd 20: 4 sc, invdec (30)

-Start stuffing-

Rnd 21: 3 sc, invdec (24)

Rnd 22: 2 sc, invdec (18)

Rnd 23: 1 sc, invdec (12)

Fasten off and finish stuffing, leave a long tail for sewing.

Legs x2:

-Start working in light brown-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: 1 sc, sc inc (18)

-Change color to dark brown-

Rnd 4: work in blo for this round only, sc around (18)

Rnd 5-6: sc around (18)

Rnd 7: 2 sc, sc inc (24)

Rnd 8-9: sc around (24)

Fasten off the first leg only, Do Not fasten off the second leg.

Body:

-Continue working in dark brown-

Rnd 10: 5 sc on working leg, ch 3 and attach the first leg to the second leg, 24 sc on the second leg, 3 sc across the ch 3, sc 19 in remaining sts (54)

Rnd 11-13: sc around (54) 

Rnd 14: 7 sc, invdec (48)

Rnd 15-17: sc around (48)

Rnd 18: 6 sc, invdec (42)

Rnd 19-20: sc around (42)

Rnd 21: 5 sc, invdec (36)

Rnd 22-23: sc around (36)

-Start stuffing-

Rnd 24: 4 sc, invdec (30)

Rnd 25-26: sc around (30)

Rnd 27: 3 sc, invdec (24)

Rnd 28-29: sc around (24)

-Continue stuffing-

Rnd 30: 2 sc, invdec (18)

Rnd 31-32: sc around (18)

Rnd 33: 1 sc, invdec (12)

Rnd 34-35: sc around (12)

Fasten off and finish stuffing, weave in ends.

Arms x2:

-Work in dark brown, stuff lightly as you work-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: 1 sc, sc inc (9)

Rnd 3-18: sc around (9)

Rnd 19: 1 sc, invdec (6)

Rnd 20: sc across the top of piece to close

Fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Hat: 

-Work in dark brown-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: 1 sc, sc inc (18)

Rnd 4: 2 sc, sc inc (24)

Rnd 5: 3 sc, sc inc (30)

Rnd 6: 4 sc, sc inc (36)

Rnd 7: 5 sc, sc inc (42)

Rnd 8: 6 sc, sc inc (48)

Rnd 9-18: sc around (48)

Rnd 19: sl st around (48)

Fasten off and weave in the ends. I chose to not sew the hat to the head because it’s snug enough of a fit to not need it but you can sew it to the head if you’d like.

Ears x2:

-Work in dark brown-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: 1 sc, sc inc (18)

Rnd 4: 2 sc, sc inc (24)

Rnd 5-7: sc around (24)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff, instead, fold the piece in half to create the ear shape.

Inside Ear x2:

-Work in light brown-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Sl st and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Snout:

-Work in white-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Sl st and fasten off,  leave a long tail for sewing. Using some scrap black yarn embroider the nose.

Belly:

-Work in light brown-

Rnd 1: ch 5, sc in the second chain from hook and in next 2 stitches, 3 sc inc in last st. Turn to work on the other side of the chain and sc 3, 3 sc inc in last st (12)

Rnd 2: (3 sc, sc inc, 3 sc inc, sc inc) x2 (20)

Rnd 3: 5 sc, sc inc, 3 sc inc, sc inc, 7 sc, sc inc, 3 sc inc, sc inc, 2 sc (28)

Rnd 4: 7 sc, sc inc, 3 sc inc, sc inc, 11 sc, sc inc, 3 sc inc, sc inc, 3 sc (35)

Sl st and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing, you may have to shape the oval to how you want it.

Tail:

-Work in dark brown-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3-4: sc around (12)

-Lightly stuff-

Rnd 5: invdec x6 (6)

Rnd 6: sc across the piece to close (3)

Fasten off and finish stuffing, leave a long tail for sewing.

Bee Buddy:

-Start working in yellow-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: sc around (12)

-Change to black-

Rnd 4: sc around (12)

-Change to yellow-

Rnd 5: sc around (12)

-Change to black-

Rnd 6: sc around (12)

-Change to yellow and start stuffing-

Rnd 7-8: sc around (12)

Rnd 9: invdec x6 (6)

Fasten off and close the hole after you finish stuffing the bee.

Bee Wings:

-Work in white-

Pick up a stitch in the middle of the top of the bee, ch 4 and sl st in the same st, sl st in next st and ch 4, sl st in the same st.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Finishing:

  1. Sew the head to the body.
  2. Place the hat on the head, I did not sew the hat to the head because it’s a snug fit but you can sew it if you’d like.
  3. Sew the inside earpiece to the inside of the ear.
  4. Sew the snout and ears to the hat/head.
  5. Sew the arms to the body.
  6. Sew the belly piece to the front of the body.
  7. Sew the tail to the back of the body.
  8. Sew the bee wherever you’d like, I chose to sew it between the ears on top of the head.

And there you have your very own Bumble The Bear. This pattern means a lot to me because I’ve had this envisioned in my head for so long and it’s finally here! So I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do. He’s great to make as a gift for someone special or to make for yourself and keep around the house. Have fun with it and let me know how you like it. Check out my other free critter pattern here https://crittercrochet.com/2021/03/05/alex-the-astronaut-free-pattern/.

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