Miki the Polar Bear Free Crochet Pattern
Polar bears are such beautiful creatures. I have been always fascinated by their solitary lifestyle and their strength to survive the extreme weather...but most of all the fluffiness and fuzziness of the cute little cubs!
What about you? Do you love polar bears?
If your answer is yes, you cannot miss today's free project! Meet Miki the Polar Bear!
He's warm and cozy in his nordic style sweater, yellow boots and gloves!
You can find here below the free instructions to crochet the Bear.
The pattern to create the crocheted skis and the poles are included in the downloadable PDF pattern of "Miki the Polar Bear" listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it more than 60 explanatory step-by-step pictures to guide you through the making process!
Here's the FREE pattern!
YARN: Light (3) in White, Mustard, Sea Green, Gray; Classic Cotton Thread in Black
MATERIALS: C2 - 2.75 mm Hook; B1 - 2.25 mm; Two 6 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle
DIMENSION: H. 5” x W. 4” x L. 4” (with skis on)
ABBREVIATIONS: stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O)
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
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SNOUT (gray yarn; 2.75 mm hook; work in rows)
Row 1: 5 ch, 1 sc inc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 3 sc (4); ch1 and turn
Row 2 - 12: sc even (4); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.
Embroider the NOSE and the MOUTH LINE with black cotton thread.
HEAD (white yarn; 2.75 mm hook)
Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)
Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)
Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)
Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)
Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40)
Rnd 6: sc even (40)
Rnd 7: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48)
Rnds 8 - 17: sc even (48)
Rnd 18: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36)
Rnd 19: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24); DO NOT F/O
Sew the SNOUT to the head between rnds # 2-15.
Insert the plastic safety eyes between rounds # 10-11, approximately 8 stitches apart.
Embroider the EYEBROWS with black cotton thread between rnds # 7-9.
Stuff the head.
EARS (white yarn; 2.75 mm hook; make two; work in rows)
Row 1: 8 sc in a mr; DO NOT close the ring (8); ch1 and turn
Row 2: 1 sc inc, 6 sc, 1 sc inc (10); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.
Sew the ears on the top of the bear’s head between rnds # 5-11.
BODY (white, mustard and sea green yarn; 2.75 mm hook)
…keep working with the white strand of yarn of the head…
Rnd 20: working in FLO, (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)
Rnds 21: switch to mustard yarn, working in both loops now, (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40)
Rnd 22: switch back to white yarn, sc even (40)
Rnd 23: (3 sc with white yarn, 1 sc with sea green yarn) rep around (40)
Rnd 24: 1 sc with sea green yarn, (3 sc with sea green yarn, 1 sc with white yarn) rep 9 times, 1 sc with white yarn, 2 sc with sea green yarn (40); keep stuffing the body
Rnd 25: working with white yarn only, (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep 5 times (45)
Rnd 26: switching to sea green yarn, sc even (45)
Rnd 27 - 31: switching to white yarn, sc even (45)
Rnd 32: working in BLO, sc even (45)
Rnd 33: working in both loops now, sc even (45)
Attach mustard yarn to the FLO of the 1st st of rnd #31, sc even (45); F/O mustard yarn, cut and wave in ends.
Rnd 34 - 36: sc even (45)
Rnd 37: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36)
Rnd 38: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (27)
Rnd 39: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18); finish stuffing the body firmly
Rnd 40: sc dec around (9); F/O, close the hole and wave in ends.
BOOTS AND LEGS (mustard and white yarn; make two; 2.25 mm hook)
Join with a sl st and ch 1, unless otherwise instructed.
Rnd 1: starting off with mustard yarn, 7 ch, 1 sc inc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 4 sc, 7 hdc into the last ch, keep working on the opposite side of the foundation ch, 4 sc, 1 sc inc into the last ch (19); do not ch 1
Rnd 2: sl st even (19); ch1 and turn
Rnd 3: 6 sc, 2 hdc, 3 hdc inc, 2 hdc, 6 sc (22)
Rnd 4: 6 sc, 5 hdc dec, 6 sc (17)
Rnd 5: 4 sc, 1 sc dec, 1 hdc dec, 1 hdc, 1 hdc dec, 1 sc dec, 4 sc (13)
Rnd 6: 5 sc, 2 sc dec, 4 sc (11); do not fasten off the mustard yarn
Rnd 7: working into the BLO of rnd # 6, join to white yarn, sc even (11)
Rnd 8: working in both loops now, 1 sc dec, 9 sc (10)
Rnd 9 - 10: sc even (10); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the legs to the bottom part of the body.
Working into the FLO of rnd # 6, crochet 11 hdc with mustard yarn (11); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.
Stuff the boots and the legs before sewing them on.
ARMS (mustard and white yarn; make two; 2.75 mm hook)
Rnd 1: starting off with mustard yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)
Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (12)
Rnd 3 - 4: sc even (12)
Rnd 5: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (8); do not F/O mustard yarn
Rnd 6: working into the BLO of round # 5, join white yarn, sc even (8)
Rnd 7 - 8: sc even (8)
Rnd 9: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6)
Rnd 10: sc even (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.
Working into the FLO of rnd # 5, crochet 8 hdc with mustard yarn (8); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.
Stuff only the mitten part; sew the arms to the side of the body, between rounds # 23-25.
I can't wait to see your version of my MIKI THE POLAR BEAR! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!
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