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How to Make a Thread Crochet Bear

Updated on September 26, 2013

Make your first Thread Crochet Bear using my pattern

Learn to make thread crochet bears with this easy pattern. The pattern is my original. Copyright 2003 by Edith Molina. I am giving it free of charge for you to learn to make miniature thread crochet bears. You can sell the bears you make using my pattern, but you can not sell the pattern and can not give it away in any form. If someone you know wants the pattern please refer her to this page or to my web page: http://ludysbears.tripod.com .

The pattern is also available in German. Thank you Nadine for the translation.

The pattern is also available in Portuguese. Thank you Mirian Sumita for the translation.

Let's Start Making Monique

You will need:

  • Crochet cotton thread #10 in any color you like.
  • A little of white crochet cotton thread #30 for the muzzle.
  • A little of black embroidery thread and a little in the color you chose for the bear.
  • Contrasting color thread to mark the beginning of rounds
  • Size 6 steel crochet hook (USA size)
  • Size 11 steel crochet hook (USA size). This will be only to crochet the muzzle.
  • 2 tiny (2mm) black seed beads or onyx beads
  • Dental floss for jointing
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • 6 inches ribbon 1/8" wide

You will need some supplies

Find here the thread, the crochet hooks and the polyester fiberfill to make your Monique bear

A Few Words About the Process

Now, you would say how is the bear made? The bear is made starting with the head, then the body, the arms, legs, ears and the muzzle. Then it is assembled using dental floss and a medium size needle.

You would also say, what stitches are used? The bear is made with only single crochet stitches. You will have to increase and decrease stitches to give the parts the proper shape. To increase you will be making 2 stitches in the same place and to decrease you will skip one stitch on the round you are working on. All is well indicated on the instructions.

DIRECTIONS

This is very important:

Do not join rounds, you are going to crochet in a spiral form. Mark the first stitch of each round running a contrasting thread marking the beginning of each round.

Finished size of bear: 2 1/2 inches

Instructions

Head, Body, Legs and Arms

Monique

Miniature Crochet Bear by Edith Molina

© Copyright 2003 by Edith Molina

Materials and supplies

Pink Crochet Cotton thread #10

White Crochet Cotton thread #30

Contrasting color sewing thread to mark the beginning of rounds

Size 6 steel crochet hook (USA size) or 1.6mm.

Size 11 steel crochet hook (USA size) or 0.8mm. for the muzzle

2 tiny black seed beads or onyx beads (2mm.)

Embroidery thread for nose and mouth (pink and black)

Dental floss for jointing

Polyester fiberfill

Blue ribbon 1/8" wide

Directions: Do not join rounds. Crochet in a spiral form. Mark the first stitch of each round running a contrasting thread marking the beginning of each round.

Finished size: 2 1/2"

Head

Rnd 1: ch2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st) around. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st) around. (30 sc)

Rnd 6 to Rnd 9: sc in each st around. (30 sc)

Rnd 10: (sc in next 3 st, sc in next 2 st together to decrease) around. (24 sc)

Rnd 11: (sc in next 2 st, sc in next 2 st together to decrease) around. (18 sc)

Rnd 12: (sc in next st, sc in next 2 st together to decrease) around. (12 sc)

Rnd 13: (sc in next 2 st together to decrease) around. (6 sc)

Stuff and close leaving a 3" tail of thread. Using a needle run the thread through the head to hide it and cut the rest.

Body

Rnd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2: (2 sc in ea st) around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4 to Rnd 5: sc in ea st around. (18 sc)

Rnd 6: (sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st) around. (24 sc)

Rnd 7 to Rnd 10: sc in ea st around. (24 sc)

Rnd 11: (sc in next 2 st, sc in next 2 st together to decrease) around. (18 sc)

Rnd 12: (sc in next st, sc in next 2 st together to decrease) around. (12 sc)

Rnd 13: (sc in next 2 st together to decrease) around. (6 sc)

Stuff and close leaving a 3" tail of thread. Using a needle run the thread through the body to hide it. Cut the remaining thread.

Legs (Make 2)

ch 6. sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st., 2 sc in each of next 2 st., sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in each of next 2 st., sc in each of next 5 st., 3 sc in each of next 2 st., sc in each of next 7 st. (You have got a small oval for the bottom of foot.)

Start marking the beginning of rounds.

Rnd 1 to 3: sc in ea st around. (20 sc)

Rnd 4: sc in next 8 st, sc in next 2 st together, sc in next 2 st together, sc in next 8 st. (18 sc)

Rnd 5: sc in next 7 st, sc in next 2 st together, sc in next 2 st together, sc in next 7 st. (16 sc)

Rnd 6: sc in next 7 st, sc in next 2 st together, sc in next 7 st. (15 sc)

Rnd 7 to 11: sc in each st around. (15 sc)

Rnd 12: (sc in next 2 st together) 7 times, sc in last st. (8 sc)

Stuff.

Rnd 13: (sc in each of next 2 st. together) until closed.

Join with sl st in first sc. leaving long end for closing. Using a needle run the thread through the leg to hide it and cut the rest.

Arms (make 2)

Rnd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2: (2 sc in ea st) around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: (2 sc in each of next 3 st, sc in each of next 9 st. (15 sc)

Rnd 4: (sc in ea st) around. (15 sc)

Rnd 5: (sc in next 2 st together) 3 times, sc in next 9 st. (12 sc)

Rnd 6 to Rnd 13: (sc in ea st) around. (12 sc.)

Stuff.

Rnd 14: (sc in each of next 2 st. together) until closed.

Join with sl st in first sc. leaving long end for closing. Using a needle run the thread through the arm to hide it and cut the rest.

Instructions

Muzzle and Ears

Muzzle

Use white thread # 30 and crochet hook #11

Rnd 1: ch2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4 to Rnd 5: (sc in ea st) around. (18 sc.)

Join with sl st in first sc. Leaving long end for finishing. Using a needle run the thread through the back of the muzzle to hide it and cut the rest.

Ears (make 2)

Rnd 1: ch2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each of next 4 st.

Join with sl st. Leaving long end for finishing. Using a needle run the thread through the back of the ear to hide it and cut the rest.

How to Assemble the Bear

ASSEMBLY:

MUZZLE

Embroider the nose on center top of muzzle. Embroider mouth shape with straight stitches. Place the muzzle on the head with a pin. Place the eyes with pins. Make changes until you find the desired look. Sew the eyes. Start and finish on the place where the muzzle will be to hide the knots. Embroider the eyebrows with the same thread as the nose and mouth, starting and finishing the same way as the eyes.

Place the ears with pins and sew them. Hiding the knots the same way. Finally sew the muzzle to the face, leaving a small opening. Stuff the muzzle and close the opening.

Jointing the Bear

Using dental floss, follow the diagram for jointing first the arms and head. Next do the legs jointing.

Click on the diagram picture for a larger image.

Using a long needle and dental floss, insert the needle through the body at the arm placement leaving the long ends hanging free exiting on the top of the body. A small stitch will be taken through the base of the head. Insert the needle through the body just slightly away from the previous stitch, exit at the other arm placement, take a small stitch through the arm, insert again the needle through the body, near the previous stitch, exit at the other side of the body, near the first stitch, take a small stitch through the arm. Remove the needle, pull both dental floss ends until you feel the head and arms are firmly attached to the body and knot the ends together securely, pulling arms and head against the body. Thread the ends on the needle and bury in the body stuffing.

Do the same to joint the legs. Just follow the diagram.

These are some of my designs. - SAM

PDF pattern
PDF pattern

This is Sam. A 2 3/4" tall, pink bear designed and made by Edith Molina out of a thin acrylic yarn (Punch Thread) and a 1.15mm steel crochet hook. Sam is 5-way thread jointed. Her shiny tiny eyes are black onyx beads. Her nose and mouth are embroidered with perle cotton thread. She is filled with polyester fiberfill.

The basics of crocheting are enough. This is an easy bear, good to learn the art of thread crochet bears.

BLUE ANGEL Thread Crochet Bear

PDF pattern click here
PDF pattern click here

This is Blue Angel, a little 2 3/8", 5-way thread jointed, crochet thread teddy bear made with fine acrylic yarn.

You can make him using the pattern designed by me Edith Molina. The pattern includes complete step-by-step instructions to crochet and assemble the bear, a list of materials and supplies needed and several photos.

BROWN SUGAR Thread Crochet Bear - This is an easy bear.

PDF pattern click here
PDF pattern click here
This is Brown Sugar. He is a 3 1/2" tall, 5-way jointed, crochet thread teddy bear. Brown Sugar is a classic style bear. You can make him using my pattern. It was designed and made by me Edith Molina.

The pattern includes complete step-by-step instructions to crochet and assemble the bear, a list of materials and supplies needed and several photos.

Yarn: Blackberry Ridge Mohair Blend Lace Weight.

Cobweb / 1 ply

Hook size: 2.0 mm

BOMBON Thread Crochet Bear

PDF pattern - click here
PDF pattern - click here

This is BOMBON, a little 3 1/2", 5-way thread jointed, crochet thread teddy bear made with fine acrylic yarn.

You can make her using this pattern designed by me Edith Molina. The pattern includes complete step-by-step instructions to crochet and assemble the bear, a list of materials and supplies needed and several photos.

Yarn suggested: Acrilyc (Punch Thread)

Hook size: 1.15 mm

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      What a nice site. Thanks for shareing the pattern for the little bear, I've always wanted to try to crochet these little bears, but as a senior citizen on a fixed income, I find the books on making bears so expensive, so this little free pattern with directions is wonderful.

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      This was the cutest, easiest pattern I have found for small bears.... have been looking for a long time for a pattern like this... I make them and take them to the Children's Hospital to give to the Chemo kids.... They love'em Thanks ....

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      I do love your bears so much! I am going to try to make monique. I weil send a photo if it turns out ok?

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      Eighteen18 6 years ago

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      I love the bears... they are just so cute... I am really lousy at crochet (though I can knit) but I shall dare to give it a try... :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I don't Crochet but sure enjoyed seeing your Thread Crochet Bears. So cute!

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      My grandmother would have loved to make these crochet bears. She always had a crochet hook in her hand. :-) I knit, but have not yet taken up crochet. I just may have to start. Love these bears. Thank you for teaching us how to create them.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Fabulous Pattern! What an adorable bear! Blessed and featured on Squid Angel Mouse Tracks in Crochet

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      Wow these are cute miniature crochet bears! Just love all of them!

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      Oh, these are so, so cute!! I'm going to get one of these patterns for my mum as she loves crocheting, and I don't think she's seen these yet! :)

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      These little crocheted bears are adorable.

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      EpicFarms 4 years ago

      I'm going to have to try to make one of these little guys - they are too cute! Thank you for sharing your pattern :o)

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      Bbboldgirl1 3 years ago

      These are the cutest bears I have ever seen! Thank you so much for sharing I have to make one!

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      debi 2 years ago

      I am creating your cute little bear. The body is just a smaller ball than the head. Is it supposed to be? In the photo it looks like the body is an oval.

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