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The Bear – The Mitten by Jan Brett Character Ball Set | Free Crochet Pattern

The Bear – The Mitten by Jan Brett Character Ball Set | Free Crochet Pattern

We’re getting towards the end of the animals in my Jan Brett’s The Mitten Character Ball series. Today I’m sharing the pattern for the bear ball.

This week and next, I will be sharing a character ball set to tell the story of The Mitten. The animals all fit snugly in the mitten and will really fly when the mitten is flipped inside out.

the mitten all character balls ball crochet toy

Week by week I will share another character and will link them all up when finished. So far I have already shared the pattern for the big mitten. You can get started there and fill the mittens week by week with the character balls.

The Mitten by Jan Brett Character Ball Set
The Bear

by Kayla Pins

Materials

  • Gauge: Approx 5 dc = 1″
  • Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
  • Brava sport weight acrylic yarn
    • Umber heather
    • Camel heather
  • Black safety eyes
    • 1- 12 mm
  • Yellow safety eyes
    • 2- 12 mm

Instructions

Muzzle

With camel heather yarn, Hdc 9 into magic ring. Join w sl st to beg st.

Ch 2. Work 3-dc decrease over next 3 stitches. Ch 2, sl st in same space as last decrease. Skip 1 st, 6 hdc in next stitch. Sl st in next 2 st. 6 hdc in next st. Sl st in first st of round. Tie off, weave in ends.

Ears (make 2)

With camel heather yarn, work 6 sc into magic ring.

Round 1: 2 sc in each st around. (12)

Round 2: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* around. (18)

Work 3 rounds even. Tie off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Head

With umber heather, work 6 sc into magic ring. Mark last stitch of round throughout.

Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around (12)

Round 2: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* around. (18)

Round 3: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around. (24)

Round 4: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around. (30)

Round 5: *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around. (36)

Round 6: *Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around. (42)

Rounds 7-13 : 1 sc in each sc around.

Do not tie off, take a break to work the face:

Sew the face to the front of the head. The center of the muzzle should line up with the center of the face.

Attach the black safety eye to the center of the point of the muzzle for the nose and attach the yellow safety eyes as shown.

Continue the head:

Round 14: *Sc 5, dec* around. (36)

Round 15: *Sc 4, dec* around. (30)

Round 16: *Sc 3, dec* around. (24)

Round 17: *Sc 2, dec* around (18)

Round 18: *Sc 1, dec* around (12)

Stuff head.

Round 19: Dec around. Tie off leaving long tail. Sew opening shut. Weave in ends.

Sew on ears as shown in photo.



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