Mini Christmas Polar Bear

FREE CROCHET AMIGURUMI PATTERN

About this pattern:

Sticking with the snowy animal theme, this week’s free pattern is for these adorable mini polar bears! They make great hanging decorations, centrepieces for wreaths or cute stocking fillers for the kiddos!

The materials required are listed below. The yarn used to make them as pictured was Drops Safran (cotton) yarn in white and red, with scraps of light weight yarn or embroidery floss in pink, blue and black for the detailing.

You can mix up the colours, add some glitter, add some stitched decoration – whatever suits your mood. 🙂

Materials:

  • Sports Weight Yarn (one contrast colour and white)
  •  2.5mm crochet hook
  • Stitch markers and pins
  • Yarn needle
  • Stuffing
  • Safety eyes (7mm x 2)

Stitch Abbreviations:

Sc = Single crochet
Slip st = Slip stitch
Invdec = invisible decrease
Sc2tog = single crochet decrease
** = a repeating stitch pattern

Measurements:

The completed piece measures approx. 8 cm tall.

Pattern Notes:

Stitches are written in standard US terms working in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified.

Let’s Get Started!

MAIN BODY

Using white yarn, working in continuous rounds

Rnd 1 : Stitch 6sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2 : 2sc in each stitch around (12)
Rnd 3 : *sc, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 4 : *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 5 : *sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 6 : *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 7-12 : sc in each stitch around (36)
Rnd 13 : *sc in next 4 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 14 : sc in each stitch around (30)
Rnd 15 : *sc in next 3 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 16-18 : sc in each stitch around (24)
Start to stuff the body, and continue to stuff as you go.
Rnd 19 : *sc in next 2 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 20 : sc in each stitch around (18)
Rnd 21 : *sc, invdec* Repeat 6 times (12)
Rnd 22 : invdec in each stitch around (6)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for closing.

Using the tail end yarn and a yarn needle, stitch around the last 6 stitches of Rnd 22 and pull tight to close the opening. Fasten off.

FEET (Make 2)
Using yellow yarn, working in continuous rounds:

Rnd 1 : Work 6sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2 : *sc in next stitch, 2sc* Repeat 3 times (9)
Rnd 3 : sc in each stitch around (9)

Fasten off.

Attach the feet to the base of the penguin (between Rnds 5 and 6, approx 5 stitches apart).

SNOUT
Using white yarn, working in continuous rounds:

Rnd 1 : Chain 4. Working into the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in the first 2 stitches, then work 3sc in the remaining ch stitch turning as you work the 3rd stitch to then work down the opposite side of the original chain. Now working along that opposite side, sc in the next stitch and then work 2sc in the last (8)
Rnd 2 : 2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc in the next 2 stitches, sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc in the last stitch. (12)
Rnd 3 : sc in each stitch around (12)

Fasten off and stitch in the snout detail with black yarn. Attach between Rnds 14 and 16, centred in relation to the feet.

Insert the eyes one row above the snout approximately 4 stitches apart. You can then use some light blue yarn or embroidery thread to stitch around the water line of each eye to make the eyes really stand out. You can also use some pink floss to create the rosy cheeks.

EARS (Make 2)

Using white yarn, working in the round:

Rnd 1 : Work 6sc into a magic ring (6)

Fasten off without joining the the round so that the stitches sit in a semi circle. Attach to either side of the head.

PAWS (Make 2)

Using white yarn, working in the round:

Rnd 1 : Work 6sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2 : *sc in next stitch, 2sc* Repeat 3 times (9)
Rnd 3 : *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 3 times (12)
Rnd 4-7 : sc in each stitch around (12)

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Stitch in the paw detail and attach to either side of the body.

SCARF

All that’s left to finish your polar bear now is a little accessorising!

Using your choice of contrast colour yarn, chain 61. Working into the 2nd ch from the hook, slip st into each stitch along and fasten off.

Loop the scarf around the neck of the bear being careful not to twist it and attach.

And that’s it, your little polar bear is complete!

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern, please let me know in the comments below what you think!

And if it’s your thing, then feel free to browse the blog for more nerd inspired crochet crafts, including perhaps our other mini Christmas decorations (a few links below).

You can check out our FREE pattern for this mini penguin decoration by clicking HERE.

You can check out our FREE pattern for this mini robin decoration by clicking HERE.

You can follow ninja_cat_crafts on Instagram. Tag your finished items with @ninja_cat_crafts or use the hashtag #NinjaCatCrafts so we can see your cute creations!

©2020 Ninja Cat Crafts. This pattern is the property of Ninja Cat Crafts. The written pattern and images are for personal use only and not for sale or redistribution. Items made based on this pattern may be sold, but with clear credit to Ninja Cat Crafts.

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