I’m making a new Velvet Crochet Bear for the holidays!! Just by changing up the colors and embellishments to the Valentine Bear, I created a Gingerbread Bear!! Isn’t he the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen?! Make a Gingerbread Girl by moving the bow tie to the ear (or put a bow on both ears!) Perfect for gift giving or as a decor item this holiday season.
The first thing you will want to do is download the free Valentine Bear Pattern from Yarnspirations.com.
You can find the popular Bernat Velvet Valentine Bear Pattern HERE on the Yarnspirations website. I promise it is only one click away and will take only a second to save to your computer or phone!
– Bernat Velvet Yarn in color Mushroom
– Bernat Velvet Yarn in White
SHOP THESE COLORS HERE ON YARNSPIRATIONS.COM
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Two 1 inch (or smaller) red buttons, and one green button.
– 1.5 inch red bow (I purchased a big bag HERE on Amazon)
– Red Safety Nose (or black safety nose). I got the red nose HERE on Amazon.
– Two 12mm black safety eyes
– Tapestry Needle
You will follow the directions and pattern as written for the Valentine Bear BUT you will use the brown mushroom color for all the elements with exception to the white stripes on the arms and feet and white for the snout.
For the arms: Add in white on rounds 5 and 6.
For the feet: Add in white on the last two rounds (8 and 9) and then add in two additional rounds in brown.
Be sure to add the buttons to the belly before you stuff it and then stitch on the bow tie! You can easily add in a strand of yarn to the back of the bow and stitch it on securely. Again, feel free to add the bow tie on the ears instead to make it look like a hair bow!
If you missed my Michaels class I taught on 10/13/20, you can watch the replay HERE! I spent an hour showing how to stitch together the Velvet Bear! Such a great demonstration for those who are struggling with putting together amigurumi pieces.
If you love the plush, lush, and super soft Velvet Bear as much as I do, let me know! Be sure to tag @RepeatCrafterMe and @Yarnspirations on social media! Or use the hashtags #RepeatCrafterMe and #Yarnspirations.
Happy Holiday Crocheting!