Gerry the Felted Bear - crochet amigurumi pattern| Add a Review
What You Get
I absolutely LOVE this bear! He’s one of the few animals I’ve designed that I refuse to let go of my original sample!
He’s big and cuddly, and reminds me of the teddy bear I had when I was little. My teddy bear was named ‘teddy’, and he was medium brown with a cute tan snout. I had him for years and dragged him around everywhere with me!
So, when I set out to design a teddy bear, I wanted to make one that would stand up to the test of time like my teddy. That’s when it hit me: felting! By felting your crochet, the teddy bear is extra-durable and thick-skinned, but still super-soft and loveable.
He’ll make a fantastic friend for the child in your life! (yes, even if the child in your life is yourself ;) )
This adorable bear stacks up at 11 inches tall! Gerry is a fantastic beginning project for felting: it’s so easy! You crochet the pieces from a wool yarn, and then toss them in the washing machine, and magic happens! This project is crocheted holding two strands of yarn together and a big hook, so it works up fast.
This is a digital pattern delivered instantly by email. (If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.)
The finished bear is roughly 11 inches tall when finished.
Tools & Supplies
To complete this pattern, you will need:
- size L (8 mm) crochet hook
- 2 colors of worsted weight 100% wool yarn: brown (650 yards) and tan (less than 100 yards)
- polyester stuffing
- two 18mm brown animal eyes
- 21 mm brown animal nose
- brown sewing thread
- sewing needle
- Locking stitch markers
This is an intermediate-level pattern. It uses only basic stitches and simple shaping - but the felting is a new skill for most people. :-)
- single crochet
- double crochet
- attaching parts
The pattern is a pdf with step-by-step photographs, so you’ll never feel lost or wonder if you're doing it right. :-)