Thursday, February 9, 2017

Crochet Toy Drive - Bruno the Bear

Today is the first day of the Toy Drive. This is the FOURTH event of the Crochet Charity Drive. How exciting is that?!

12 designers have come together to bring you 15 brand new patterns, so you can make them and donate them to give someone a little handmade love and comfort!

In the Fall of 2015, I started a Crochet Mitten Drive where 15 designers came together to make 15 brand new patterns, so that we could donate mittens to those in need. It went very well and this made me want to do more! So, here we are, starting our fourth event!

I'm thrilled to present the first toy pattern in this Crochet Charity Drive event! At the end of this pattern you will find a list of the other bloggers and when you can get their pattern.

If you're finding this pattern outside of the event, but would like to join in on the fun, click HERE!

BRUNO THE BEAR

SKILL LEVEL 
Easy

MATERIALS 
Worsted Weight Yarn (Medium #4)
   *Main Color
   *Muzzle Color
   *Cowl Color 
H/8/5.00mm Hook 
G/6/4.25mm Hook 
2 – 12mm Safety Eyes 
1 – 12mm Animal Nose 
Fiberfill 
Yarn Needle  

GAUGE 
Not important for this project  


FINISHED MEASUREMENT 
Approximately 13” tall.

STITCH GUIDE 
arnd = around 
ch(s) = chain(s) 
dec = decrease 
rnd = round 
sc = single crochet 
sk = skip 
sl st = slip stitch 
st(s) = stitch(es) 
YO = Yarn Over  

WRITTEN IN US TERMS


NOTES
*This pattern is worked in continuous rounds, with no joins or chains, unless otherwise indicated.
*Beginning chs do not count as stitches.
*Watch for Hook size changes.
*Stuff pieces, so they are slightly firm. Do not over-stuff or the stitches will stretch and the stuffing will show through.
*Bear shown was made using Red Heart Super Saver in Black and Red Heart with Love in Tan.  


HEAD 
With Black and H Hook, 
1. Make magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring (6) 
2. 2 sc in each st arnd (12) 
3. *2 sc, sc* arnd (18) 
4. *2 sc, sc x 2* arnd (24) 
5. *2 sc, sc x 3* arnd (30) 
6. sc arnd (30) 
7. *2 sc, sc x 4* arnd (36) 
8-11. sc arnd (36) 
12. *2 sc, sc x 2* arnd (48) 
13-15. sc arnd (48) 
16. *dec, sc x 6* arnd (42) 
17. *dec, sc x 5* arnd (36) 
18. sc arnd (36) 
19. *dec, sc x 4* arnd (30) 
20. *dec, sc x 3* arnd (24) 
21. *dec, sc x 2* arnd (18) 
Insert eyes between rounds 11 & 12, so they are 2 sts apart.  
Stuff Head. 
22. *dec, sc* arnd (12) 
Finish stuffing.  
23. dec arnd (6).  
Cut strand (leaving long), weave tail through remaining sts, and pull tight to close. Do not trim, but keep tail long for sewing.   

BODY 
With Black and H Hook, 
1. Make magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring (6) 
2. 2 sc in each st arnd (12) 
3. *2 sc, sc* arnd (18) 
4. *2 sc, sc x 2* arnd (24) 
5. *2 sc, sc x 3* arnd (30) 
6. *2 sc, sc x 4* arnd (36) 
7. *2 sc, sc x 5* arnd (42) 
8. sc arnd (42) 
9. *2 sc, sc x 6* arnd (48) 
10-14. sc arnd (48) 
15. *dec, sc x 6* arnd (42) 
16-18. sc arnd (42) 
19. *dec, sc x 5* arnd (36) 
20-21. sc arnd (36) 
22. *dec, sc x 4* arnd (30) 
23. sc arnd (30) 
24. *dec, sc x 3* arnd. Fasten; Leave long tail for sewing. (24) Stuff Body.  

ARMS (Make 2) 
With Black and H Hook, 
1. Make magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring (6) 
2. 2 sc in each st arnd (12) 
3-16. sc arnd (12) 
17. *dec, sc* arnd. Fasten; Leave long tail for sewing. (8) Stuff Arms.  

LEGS (Make 2) 
With Black and H Hook, 
1. Make magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring (6) 
2. 2 sc in each st arnd (12) 
3. *2 sc, sc* arnd (18) 
4-9. sc arnd (18) 
10. *dec, sc x 4* arnd (15) 
11-14. sc arnd 
15. *dec, sc x 3* arnd (12) 
16-18. sc arnd; Fasten at the end of rnd 18; Leave long tail for sewing. (12) Stuff Legs.  

EARS (Make 2) 
With Black and G Hook, 
1. Make magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring (6) 
2. 2 sc in each st arnd (12) 
3. *2 sc, sc x 3* arnd (15) 
4-7. sc arnd; Fasten at the end of rnd 7; Leave long tail for sewing. (15)  

MUZZLE
With Tan and G Hook, 
1. Make magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring (6) 
2. 2 sc in each st arnd (12) 
3. *2 sc, sc* arnd (18) 
4. *2 sc, sc x 2* arnd (24) 
5-6. sc arnd; Fasten at the end of rnd 6; Leave long tail for sewing. (24) 
Attach safety nose to center of muzzle between rounds 3 & 4.  

EYE LIDS 
With Black and G Hook, 
Ch 3. Fasten.  

COWL 
With Any Color and H Hook, 
1. Ch 5, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across, turn (4)  
2. BLO hdc across, turn (4)  
3. FLO hdc across, turn (4)  
4-27. Repeat 2 & 3 (4) 28. 
Hold two ends together and sl st across each st (working through both layers) to join. Fasten.  


FINISHING
*Attach head to body, so round 24 of the body is attached to round 20 of the head.
*Flatten openings of arms and attach to round 21.
*Attach legs to bottom of body, leaving them open, and attaching over rounds 1-4, one stitch apart.
*Attach ears to the sides of the head over rounds 3 – 8. 
*Attach muzzle to front center of face (over rounds 12 – 18), directly under eyes, so eyes rest on top of the muzzle. 
*Add a stitch under the nose, crossing over 3 rounds.
*Attach eyelids so they are resting on the tops of the eyes. 
*Pull cowl over the head and wrap it around the neck. 

I really hope you enjoy this pattern and this toy drive! Don't forget to add this bear to your favorites on Ravelry, so you can always find it!

Here is a list of all the other designers involved in this great cause and when you can get their pattern (when the pattern is ready I will activate the link here):

2/10: This Post (Blackstone Designs)
2/17: Underground Crafter
2/24: Blackstone Designs
3/3: The Blue Star Boutique
3/10: Underground Crafter
3/17: Forever Stitchin'
3/24: Laura Mae's Crochet
3/31: Sweet Potato Crochet Creations
4/7: Made by Mary
4/14: The Blue Star Boutique
4/21: Mad Mad Me
4/28: Divine Debris
5/5: Little Luvies Shop
5/12: Sincerely Pam
5/19: Fiber Flux 

And one last thing! You can save 60% on the Artie the Giraffe and the Tons of Love Elephanttoday through Thursday (2/10-2/16) using code: TOYDRIVE on Ravelry.



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Written Pattern © 2017 Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. Please do not sell, share, or modify this pattern, but instead share the link to where the pattern can be found. You may sell items you make with this pattern. This pattern, as with all Blackstone Designs/Sonya Blackstone patterns, are not for educational use without written permission from the designer.