Crochet Pattern: Susie Bear Applique

By Amy – 6 Comments
Bears are some of the most popular animals to emulate. The “teddy bear” was first created in the 20th century when a cartoonist depicted an incident with President Theodore Roosevelt and an American Black Bear. Since then, stuffed bears have changed in design greatly, but they are still the epitome of a stuffed toy. This latest design follows in others footsteps. It is a bear applique made with easy crochet stitches in a simple design. The embellishments that create the bears features are made up of the easiest embroidery stitches. Cut out a flower from felt, or choose your own hairpiece, for the finishing touch. Susie Bear Applique

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 5” wide, 4 1/2” tall (not including ears)

Materials:
Medium Weight yarn – approximately 20 yards of color A (light brown in photo), 2 yards each of colors B (pink in photo) and C (dark brown in photo)
Crochet hook H (5.00 mm)
Yarn needle
Sewing needle and thread
Felt – white and red (or your choice)
1/4” – 1/2” button

crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
3 sc = 1’’
3 rows = 1’’
Gauge Swatch: 1’’w x 1’’h (2.5 cm x 2.5 cm) ch 4.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 3 sc
Row 2 – 3: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 3 sc
Finish off.

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Crochet Pattern: Susie Bear Applique
Round 1: with color A, ch 3, 3 sc in second ch from hook, 3 sc in last ch, sl st in first sc: 6 sc
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 12 sc
Round 3: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 18 sc
Round 4: ch 1, * (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * 1 more time, sl st in first sc: 24 sc
Round 5: ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) 3 times, sc in next 3 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) 3 times, sc in last sc, sl st in first sc: 30 sc
Round 6: ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3) 3 times, sc in next 3 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3) 3 times, sc in last sc, sl st in first sc: 36 sc
Round 7: ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4) 3 times, sc in next 3 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4) 3 times, sc in last sc, sl st in first sc: 42 sc
Round 8: ch 1, sc in next 3 sc, * (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5) 3 times, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * 1 more time, sl st in first sc: 48 sc
Round 9: ch 1, sc in next 17 sc, * (sc, ch 1, sl st) in next sc, ch 1, turn, 5 sc in ch-1 space, sl st in next sc of this round, ch 1, turn, 2 sc in next 5 sc, sl st in next sc of Round 8, * sc in next 9 sc, repeat from * to *, sc in last 18 sc, sl st in first sc: 54 sc (ears = 20 sc total)
Finish off.

Face
With color B and a yarn needle, embroider nose and ears using photo as reference. With color C, embroider eyes and mouth using photo as reference.
Cut out felt flower and circle. Sew onto applique with button in center.

I’d love to help you out if you run into any problems! Just let me know how I can help you in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do.

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6 Comments

  1. fleurdelis says:

    This is so cute! If you made 2, sewed them together back to back leaving the top edge open, then attached a crochet cord from one ear to the other (haven’t thought this part through yet) you would have necklace pouch. My granddaughter would love it! You did it again Amy!
    Thanks, Fleur

  2. fleurdelis says:

    My Susie Bear Applique necklace pouch is almost complete. Both sides are sewn together and I am working on the necklace strap part now. This was fun and a real brain stretcher for me as keeping track of the stitches in each round took a little planning, pen, paper and stitch markers. I am right handed and did find that the completed face/head crocheted in the round does very slightly tilt to the right. My goal is to finish it by Labor Day to give it to my granddaughter. 🙂

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