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Chenille Bear Christmas Ornament

Chenille Bear Christmas Ornament

by Priscilla Hewitt ©2000

For a "baby's first Christmas" ornament, add the baby's name and year

on an alphabet bead garland for the bear to hold!

Materials:

About 1/2 ounce Lion Brand Chenille Sensations

brown or tan for teddy bear or white for polar bear

(limp worsted weight yarn can be substituted)

Crochet hook size E (or D if you crochet loosely)

Yarn needle

Small amount of fiberfill

2 small black beads

1’ of 1/4” ribbon

black embroidery floss

12” fishing line

Finished size: About 4” high

To work sc dec (over 2 sts): Insert hook in first indicated stitch and pull up a

loop, insert hook in next indicated st and pull up a loop; yo and pull through

all 3 remaining loops on hook.

Body

Ch 4, join with a sl st to the first ch to form a ring

Round 1: Work 6 sc in the ring; do not join rounds...instead use a marker to

mark the first stitch of each round. (6 sc)

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

Round 3: (Sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (18 sc)

Round 4: (Sc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) 6 times. (24 sc)

Round 5: Working in the back loop only, sc in each sc around. (24 sc)

Rounds 6-10: Sc in each sc around. (24 sc)

Round 11: (Sc in each of the next 2 sc, sc dec over the next 2 sc) 6 times.

(18 sc)

Round 12: Sc in each sc around. (18 sc)

Round 13: (Sc in the next dc, sc dec over the next 2 sc) 6 times. (12 sc)

Round 14: Sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Fasten off, leaving a 12-15” yarn

tail for sewing. Stuff body with fiberfill.

Head

Rounds 1-4: Work the same as rounds 1-4 of the body. (24 sc at the end of

round 4)

Rounds 5-7: Sc in each sc around. (24 sc)

Round 8: Work as round 11 of the body. (18 sc)

Round 9: Work as round 13 of the body. (12 sc)

Round 10: (Sc dec over the next 2 stitches) 6 times. (6 sc) Fasten off. Stuff

head with fiberfill and sew to body with body yarn tail.

Muzzle

Round 1: Work the same as round 1 of the body. (6 sc)

Rounds 2-3: Sc in each sc around. (6 sc) Fasten off, leaving a 12” yarn tail

for sewing. Sew muzzle around round 3 to the lower “face” side of the head.

Ears (make 2)

Ch 2

Row 1: Work 4 sc in the 2nd ch from hook; ch 1, turn. (4 sc)

Row 2: Sc in each sc across. (4 sc) Fasten off, leaving a 12” yarn tail for

sewing. Sew each ear to the head as in the photo.

Arms (make 2)

Rounds 1-2: Work as for rounds 1-2 of the body. (12 sc at the end of round

2)

Rounds 3-7: Sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Fasten off, leaving a 12’ yarn tail

for sewing. Stuff arm. Sew arm to body around round 7 with yarn tail.

Legs (make 2)

Rounds 1-3: Work as for rounds 1-3 of the body. (18 sc at the end of round

3)

Round 4: Working in the back loop only, sc in each of the next 6 sc, (sc dec

over the next 2 sc) 3 times to form the “toes”, sc in each of the last 6 sc.

(15 sts)

Rounds 5-8: Sc in each sc around. (15 sc) Fasten off, leaving a 12” yarn tail

for sewing. Stuff leg with fiberfill. Sew to body around round 8 with the yarn

tail (“toes” pointing upward.)

Finishing

Sew beads to either side of the upper muzzle for eyes. With black floss,

embroider a small inverted triangle on the upper muzzle for nose, then

embroider an inverted “Y” below the triangle for mouth. Tie ribbon around

neck with a bow in the front. Sew a loop of fishing line to the top of the head

to hang.

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