This is the only Crochet Teddy Bear Pattern that worked for me. I went through at least 8 patterns to find one that worked for me. I like easy patterns and I'm very much a beginner and I love easy patterns. This is one of them.
Some quick notes: The head and body are made in 1 piece but you're making a front and a back. Nothing is made in the round. A front and back are made for everything except the ears.
She doesn't list this in the instructions and since this was my first bear I wanted to mention it in case it's also your first. You have to attach the eyes and nose BEFORE sewing them on. Also do the mouth first. I have 2 teddys that have no mouth because I keep forgetting that part. I learned the hard way.
The reason I won't make these toys in the round is because every time I do this happens.....when it comes to the decrease rows the yarn stretches to make up for the decrease in size and it leave gaps where you can see the stuffing. It looks awful. It took a long time to find a good pattern.
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