Valentine Teddy Bear

I’m disappointed that I am a day late to the Valentine’s Crochet Party but I have a really teddypiecesgood excuse. I spent most of the day trying desperately to get this adorable Valentine Teddy Bear done so I could post him yesterday but this is how he looked at 10:30 last night. I was just too tired to stitch him together.

Crochet Project Notes – Valentine Amigurumi Teddy Bear Plush

For this cute Teddy Bear I used CraftSmart medium weight (4) yarn in colors Fuchsia and White. I used a size H/8 5.00mm hook.

YouTube Video Crochet Tutoral Links & Info

For this project I followed the written pattern. I usually prefer to watch video tutorials for patterns so I can hear and see the pattern being demonstrated. Having made my fair share of Pokemon I am very familiar with Amigurumi projects. I like making plush toys, they are actually pretty easy and usually quick. They don’t use very much yarn either so it is a good scrap buster project. I ended up using a little more than half a skein of White and a very small amount of the Fuchsia.

yeahbabyThis is a beginner friendly project. The tutorial is broken up into a few parts where she very clearly demonstrates and explains what she is doing. There teddyheadis also a very long video where she combines all of the parts into one. If you have never crocheted a plush toy there is one thing you will need to be aware of – there is a LOT of counting. Using stitch markers will be a very good idea. Now it was quiet in my house yesterday so I decided to not use a stitch marker and counted out all of the stitches in my head. It could have gone badly if I had gotten interrupted or distracted but I just didn’t feel like bothering with moving the marker for every row.

teddyheartI did a couple of things a little different than what was on the pattern. The pattern had a little heart pillow that the teddy bear is holding. I chose to stitch a heart to his belly instead. She also sews the arms on so that they are laying closer to his sides, but I thought it looked like Teddy wanted a hug, so I left them kind of sticking out.

I think he came out cute and it was a lot of fun making him. I have to admit I am a little sad that Valentine’s is over and I will miss exploring the “interwebs” for crochet heart patterns. But on the bright side – St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner.

Thanks for reading!

~Tami – Tanglewood Knots

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9 responses to “Valentine Teddy Bear

  1. Aw this is lovely, so cute. Ideal to gift. I have yet to try an amigurumi project, thanks for the heads up about the stitch counting. What do you use for the stuffing?

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    • I usually just get a bag of Poly-fill from the craft store. For this Teddy Bear I actually recycled the fill from a pillow that my Australian Cattle Dog ripped open. I have seen other crafters that save yarn clippings and use those for filling plush toys. 🙂

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