I’m disappointed that I am a day late to the Valentine’s Crochet Party but I have a really good 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
- Posted By – Sharon Ojala
- Video Link – Amigurumi Valentine Teddy Bear
- Written Pattern Link – Amigurumi Teddy Bear
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.
This 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 is 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.
I 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