Sailor Bear Free Crochet Pattern



Hello fellow crafters! It's Tuesday again!


Wow, time really flies, especially when having fun...and I've had a lot of fun during the past week working on this super cute Sailor Bear design.


Those who have been following me for a while may recognize the character in the picture - Gordon the Bear - that I designed approximately two years ago.


I made little adjustments to the pattern, created a new outfit and replaced the beehive with a life ring!!


...and here he is in a new sailor version!


I'm so happy on how the whole project turned out!


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***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern (12 pages) with more than 50 step-by-step pictures, along with charts and schematics, on Etsy HERE.


The instructions to crochet the LIFE RING are only available on the downloadable PDF version.

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Here's the FREE pattern!



YARN: Light (3) - in light brown, beige, white, blue, light blue; Cotton thread in black

MATERIALS: 2.5 mm crochet hook; poly filling; yarn needle; 6 mm black plastic safety eyes

DIMENSION: Bear - 7” x 4.5” (18 x 11cm)

Life Ring - 3” diameter (7cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc),

half double crochet (hdc), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner






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HEAD (light brown, beige)


Rnd 1: starting off with light brown yarn, 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)

Rnd 8: sc even (48)

Rnd 9: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56)

Rnds 10 - 11: sc even (56)

Rnd 12: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (64)

Rnds 13 - 14: sc even (64)

Rnd 15: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep 3 times, switch to beige yarn, 6 sc, switch back to light brown yarn, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep 4 times (72)

Rnd 16: 26 sc with light brown yarn, 8 sc with beige yarn, 38 sc with light brown yarn (72)

Rnds 17 - 20: rep rnd #16 (64)

Rnd 21: 27 sc with light brown yarn, 6 sc with beige yarn, 39 sc with light brown yarn (72)

Rnd 22: working with light brown only, (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (63)

Rnd 23: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (54)

Rnd 24: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (45)

Rnd 25: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36)

Rnd 26: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30); F/O and cut the yarn.


Insert the plastic safety EYES between rnds #13-14, 10 sts apart. Stuff the head firmly.


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EARS (light brown - make two)


Rnd 1: 5 sc in a mr (5)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (10)

Rnds 3 - 4: sc even (10)

Rnd 5: sc dec around (5); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.


Flatten the ears and sew them on top of the head between rnds # 6-10.


Embroider the NOSE between rnds #14-18, as shown in the picture.

Embroider the EYELASHES with black cotton thread, between rnds # 8-11.


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LEGS (light brown and beige - make two)


- Make two –


Rnd 1: starting off with beige yarn, work 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (12)

Rnd 3: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (16)

Rnd 4: sc even (16)

Rnd 5: switch to light brown yarn, sc even (16)

Rnd 6: sc even (16); F/O and stuff the leg.

Do not cut the yarn once you have completed the 2nd leg, CH 6 instead.


- Merge the two legs together –


Rnd 7: insert the hook into anyone stitch of the 1st leg, pull up the yarn, ch 1 and work 1 sc into the same st, work 1 sc into each one of the next 15 sts; work 1 hdc in each one of the next 6 chains between the legs; continue working on the 2nd leg now, 16 sc; then work 1 hdc in each one of the next 6 chains between the legs (44)

Rnd 8: (10 sc, 1 sc inc) rep 4 times (48)

Rnd 9: sc even (48)

Rnd 10: 17 sc, 6 sc inc, 25 sc (54)

Rnd 11: 18 sc, (switch to beige yarn and work 10 sc), switch back to light brown yarn and work 26 sc (54)

Rnds 12 - 13: rep rnd #11 (54); keep stuffing as you go

Rnd 14: [working with light brown yarn, (4 sc, 1 sc dec) repeat 3 times], (switch to beige yarn and work 10 sc), [switch back to light brown yarn, [(4 sc, 1 sc dec), repeat 4 times, 2 sc] (47)

Rnd 15: 15 sc with light brown yarn, 10 sc with beige yarn, switch to light brown yarn, 20 sc, 1 sc dec (46)

Rnd 16: 15 sc with light brown yarn, 10 sc with beige yarn, switch to light brown yarn, 21 sc (46)

Rnd 17: [working with light brown yarn, (3 sc, 1 sc dec) repeat 3 times], [switch to beige yarn (3sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice], [switch back to light brown yarn, [(3 sc, 1 sc dec), repeat 4 times, 1 sc] (37)

Rnd 18: 12 sc with light brown yarn, 8 sc with beige yarn, switch to light brown yarn, 17 sc (37)

Rnd 19: 13 sc with light brown yarn, 6 sc with beige yarn, switch to light brown yarn, 16 sc, 1 sc dec (36)

Rnd 20: sc even working with light brown only, sc even (36)

Rnd 21: sc even (36)

Rnd 22: (10 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 3 times (33)

Rnd 23: (9 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 3 times (30)

Rnds 24 - 27: sc even (30); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the body to the last round of the head. Stuff the body firmly while attaching the two parts together.


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ARMS (light brown and beige - make two)


Rnd 1: starting with beige yarn, 7 sc in a mr (7)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (14)

Rnd 3: switch to light brown yarn, sc even (14)

Rnd 4: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (12)

Rnds 5 - 6: sc even (12)

Rnd 7: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (10)

Rnds 8 - 12: sc even (10); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.


Stuff the arms lightly. Sew the arms to the side of the body, between rounds # 21-25.


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TAIL (light brown)


Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (9); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the tail to the back of the bear, between rounds # 12-15.


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VEST (white)


Row 1: 27 ch, work 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 25 sc (26); ch 1 and turn

Row 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (39); ch 1 and turn

Row 3: 1 sc inc, 37 sc, 1 sc inc (41); ch 1 and turn

Row 4: 6 sc, 7 chs (skip 7 sts), 15 sc, 7 chs (skip 7 sts), 6 sc (27 sc, 14 chs); ch 1 and turn

Row 5: 1 sc inc, 5 sc, 7 sc into the 7 chs space, 15 sc, 7 sc into the 7 chs space, 5 sc, 1 sc inc (43); ch 1 and turn

Row 6: sc even (43); ch 1 and turn

Row 7: 1 sc inc, 41 sc, 1 sc inc (45); ch 1 and turn

Row 8: sc even (45); ch 1 and turn

Row 9: 1 sc inc, 43 sc, 1 sc inc (47); ch 1 and turn

Row 10: sc even (47); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.


Place the vest on the bear with the opening on the back; use the strand of yarn to sew the side seams.


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HAT (white and blue)


Rnd 1: 7 sc in a mr (7)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (14)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (21)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (28)

Rnd 5 - 8: sc even (28); turn and work in the opposite direction

Rnd 9: working in FLO, (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (35)

Rnd 10: switch to blue yarn, sc even (35)

Rnd 11: switch back to white yarn, sc even (35); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn


Sew rnd # 8 of the hat to the top of the bear’s head.


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NECK WRAP (white and blue)


Row 1: 51 ch, 1 sl st into the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sl st in each st across (50); F/O and wave in end.

Place the neck wrap around the beard’s neck as shown in the picture. Secure the wrap in place by sewing the overlapping ends together.



I can't wait to see your version of my cute SAILOR BEAR! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

 

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!


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