When I first laid eyes on the new Caron Sprinkle Cakes Yarn I knew immediately what I wanted to make. This particular color is called “Birthday Cake” and it reminded me of the funfetti Beanie Babies I used to have (if you don’t remember the Beanie Babies craze from the 90’s see it HERE). You can crochet this Sprinkle Cakes Birthday Bear with only ONE skein of Caron Sprinkle Cakes yarn! Yes, only ONE cake of yarn! I promise! You will even have leftovers!
Here is Sprinkle Bear with the leftover yarn!
– One Caron Sprinkles Cakes Yarn in Birthday Cake color. This yarn is currently available exclusively at Michaels Craft Stores. You can purchase it HERE at their online store.
About the yarn:
Caron Sprinkle Cakes has a subtle yet colorful “sprinkle” of tweed throughout the self-striping ball.
– Tapestry Needle
– Poly-fil fiber stuffing
– 12mm safety eyes
– Safety nose (purchase HERE)
A note about this project:
Since this a self-striping yarn, I got a little creative with my skein. I started in the center (which had the lightest shade of cream in my particular cake – work from the outside of the cake if this isn’t the case for you) and was able to make the head and ears before I got the dark gray/brown part of the yarn. I cut that part out so I could use it separately. Then I went ahead and crocheted the body with the next lightest part of the skein (feel free to pull from outer edge as well depending on how your skein stripes). I used the dark gray portion (that I had cut out) for the beginning of the feet, the inside ears, and the snout. I had yarn left over in both light and dark!
Finished Size: Approximately 10 inches tall and 8 inches wide.
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join to first SC, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)
Round 3: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)
Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (30 SC)
Round 5-11: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (30 SC)
Round 12: SC decrease, SC in next 4, repeat around, join, chain 1 (25 SC)
Round 13: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (25 SC)
Round 14: SC decrease, SC in next 3, repeat around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)
Round 15: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)
Round 16: SC decrease, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 1 (15 SC)
Round 17: SC in each stitch around, join, chain1 (15 SC)
Stuff with polyfil and leave top open. Sew head onto body.
Feet: (make 2)
Starting with dark brown/gray party of yarn
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 6 SC in ring, join to first SC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in first two, 2 HDC in next, 2 SC in next two, 2 HDC in last, join to first DC, chain 1
Round 3: working in back loops only… 2 SC in first stitch, sc in next, repeat around, join, chain 1
Round 4-5: working both loops and switching to cream color part of yarn… SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (18 SC)
Round 6: SC decrease 4 times, SC in last 10 stitches, join, chain 1
Round 7: SC decrease 2 times, SC in last 10 stitches, join, chain 1
Round 8: SC in each stitch around, join, (12 SC)
Fasten off and stuff with polyfil. Sew onto bottom of body.
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join to first SC, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (16 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (24 SC)
Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 1 (32 SC)
Round 5-10: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (32 SC)
Round 11: SC decrease, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 1 (24 SC)
Round 12: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (24 SC)
Round 13: SC decrease, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (16 SC)
Round 14: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (16 SC)
now is good time to sew on nose and 12mm safety eyes
stuff with polyfil and add snout/nose/eyes before completely closing
Round 15: SC decrease, SC in next 2, join, chain 1 (12 SC)
Round 16: SC decrease until closed.
With the dark brown/gray color
Chain 5, SC in second chain from hook, SC in next two, 2 SC in last, now working on other side of chain, SC in each stitch across making 2 SC in last chain, join to first SC, chain 1 (10 SC)
Round 2: SC in first 3, 2 SC in next 2, SC in next 3, 2 SC in last two, join.
Fasten off leaving long tail
Add safety nose and and sew onto head.
Arms: (make 2)
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, do not join, continue to SC in rounds
Round 2-7: SC in each stitch around (10 SC)
Round 8: SC decrease, SC in next 3, SC decrease, SC in last 3 (8 SC)
Round 9-11: SC in each stitch around (8 SC)
Stuff with polyfil, leave long tail to sew onto body.
Ears (make 2):
with light color yarn…
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 5 SC in ring, join to first SC, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (10 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (15 SC)
Round 4: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (15 SC)
Round 5: SC decrease, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (10 SC)
Fasten off, leaving long tail. Sew ears onto head
Inner Ear (optional) (Make 2):
with dark color yarn…
Chain 4, SC in second chain from hook, SC in next, 2 SC in last
working on other side of chain, SC in first two, 2 SC in last, join, fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto middle of ears.
Stuff all parts and stitch together!
Don’t forget the little tail!
with dark yarn…
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 6 SC in ring, join to first SC, chain 1
Round 2: SC in each stitch around.
Fasten off and sew onto back of bear’s bottom.
Sprinkle Birthday Bear would make a great gift! And I’m sure it will be a popular item in your online shops and craft shows! If you make this bear please be sure to tag @MichaelsStores @RepeatCrafterMe and @Yarnspirations on social media with the hashtags #MadewithMichaels #repeatcrafterme and #yarnspirations!
Caron Sprinkle Cakes is part of the new Caron Cakeshop series! View all the info about these fun cakes HERE!
Fran T says
Oh my! He is just darling!! I’ve got to get my hands on some of that sprinkle cakes yarn!
love this bear! let me know please if you hear of anyone who makes and sells them!
I do.. now.. drop me an email..
Here is one I just finished..
What a great idea and a good excuse to try out Caron Yarn Cake. I made your headphones hat for the son of my daughter’s former 3rd grade teacher since his dad used to DJ. It was a hit.
Nadia Nardini says
He’s absolutely adorable Sarah. Beautiful yarn choice.
Jesse Bunton says
I love this Bear!!! There is just something special about a little snuggly thing. This is the perfect Birthday gift, and I have to nephews with special days coming up. Thank you!
Thank you for another great pattern! It’s perfect!
It`s too cute to be real! This yarn with small colorful accents is amazing.
I love this pattern. I’m going to make two for my niece and nephew who will be born in 3 months. How do you sew the arms and legs together?
Narissa Lohrey says
Wondering.., do you have free pattern of ducky?
Barbara J Miller says
So adorable! Thank you for sharing the pattern.
I loved this pattern… until I got to the feet. I’ve tried making them 4 times but the pattern doesn’t seem to be as detailed As the rest of the pattern, or possibly there’s an error? It was just odd that I was able to cruise through the rest of the pattern with no issues only to be completely flummoxed by the feet. Any guidance you could provide would be very much appreciated.
I’m thinking that perhaps you are having the same “huh?” I had on first read through… on round two of the feet, it is an increase in each stitch.. but there is a small oversight on the first bit. The Ch2 (first stitch after join) counts as the first dc, so dc in same stitch, 2 dc in next st, 2HDC in the next stitch, 2 sc in each on the next 2 stitches, 2 HDC in last stitch, then join in top of begining chain 2.
Debbie Arnold says
Thanks this fixed my problem too!
Adorable bear, however I do see a few issues with the steps/order of the pattern. For example, on the page, you make the body first, then “sew on head” which is listed in the pattern after the feet. Also, on the head portion, “now would be a good time to sew on safety eyes and nose”, while the stitches for the snout and nose are listed after the head.
Great pattern !
What a sweet little bear !!!
Can you tell me what round you attach the feet on and how many stitches between them?
Also when you attach the head..are you attaching round one of the head to the neck? And then the last rounds of the head are actually the top of the head?
Thanks! I was so worried my skein had too much dark and I wouldn’t be able to finish the bear…but I had plenty left over! Great pattern! Thanks so much!
Linda ark says
Love the yarn
Thank you for the great pattern. I’ve made one using the Sprinkles Cakes yarn one using Baby Bernat yarn.
I love this bear it’s so cute! I am having difficulty with the legs portion. I am ending up with way more stitches than I think I’m suppose to. Would you be able to tell me how many stitches I am suppose to have for round 2 and 3? I keep ending up with more than 18 at round 3 and 4.
I’m sooo disappointed they’ve discontinued this yarn! I still want to make dozens of these bears. They’re adorable!
trisha scheuerman says
Sad day!! This yarn has been discontinued! Do you have a recommendation for alternative??
Bartók Enikő says
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I thank you so much for the beautiful pattern I can’t wait to get started and absolutely love your idea of using the darker color for tail/inner ears and muzzle ! that’s a great idea… I will definitely post a picture of my finished bear..