Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Polar Bear
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 80831AD Add this adorable amigurumi polar bear to your collection! As seen at Maker Faire 2009 and in Martha Stewart Living, January 2010.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 7 in. (18 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 17, 2009)
HEAD AND BODY Rnds 6-8: Sc in each st around. Following package directions, attach safety eyes to head. Stuff piece firmly. Continue to stuff piece as work progresses. Rnds 9 and 10: Sc in each st around. Rnd 11: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around 3 more times, sc in each of next 4 sts - 16 sts. LEG ... Rnds 34-7: Sc in each st around. Fasten off.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

860-100 Vanna's Choice Yarn: White

Crisp white


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.29

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
2 plastic safety eyes, 6 mm diameter Fiberfill stuffing Small amount of black yarn
GAUGE:
14 sc + 16 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTES:
Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.


INSTRUCTIONS



POLAR BEAR
HEAD and BODY
Beg at nose, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 8 sts at end of rnd.


Rnd 3: Work 2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 12 sts.


Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * 3 more times, sc in each of next 4 sts - 16 sts.


Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, rep from * 3 more times, sc in each of next 4 sts - 20 sts.


Rnds 6-8: Sc in each st around.

Following package directions, attach safety eyes to head.

Stuff piece firmly.

Continue to stuff piece as work progresses.


Rnds 9 and 10: Sc in each st around.


Rnd 11: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around 3 more times, sc in each of next 4 sts - 16 sts.


Rnd 12: *Sc2tog, sc in next st, rep from * 3 more times, sc in each of next 4 sts - 12 sts.


Rnd 13: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 sts.


Rnd 14: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 sts.


Rnd 15: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, rep from * around - 30 sts.


Rnds 16-25: *Sc in each st around.


Rnd 26: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 24 sts.


Rnd 27: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 18 sts.


Rnd 28: (Sc2tog, sc in each of next 7 sts) twice - 16 sts.


Rnd 29: *Sc2tog, sc in next st, rep from * 3 more times, sc in each of next 4 sts - 12 sts.


Rnd 30: (Sc2tog) around - 6 sts.

Fasten off.



EARS (make 2)
Ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Rnd 2: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 6 sts.


Rnd 3: (Sc2tog) around - 3 sts.

Fasten off.



LEGS (make 4)
Ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Rnd 2: Sc in each st around.


Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around in each st around - 12 sts.


Rnds 4-7: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.



TAIL
Rnds 1 and 2: Rep Rnds 1 and 2 of Ears.


Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Sew Ears to top of Head.

Stuff Legs and sew to Body.

Sew Tail to Body.

With black yarn, embroider a straight st nose on Head and embroider straight sts on each Leg for claws.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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