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#1 merilu88

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 11:08 AM

Because my members of my small mini bears- yahoo group loved this pattern so much I made up.. I decided to pass it on here and let you gals make it, too. _
And because this is the first edition...I added part two, scroll down for an EASIER REVISED edition...for beginners

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Bear Rug BodyBy Marylou/Meribears

Use thread OR yarn of any size with a hook accordingly
so it crochets up tight. larger yarn(bulky's) make larger rugs. Smaller thread makes tinier.. I use mostly Embroidery Punch Yarn doubled, thats why they look fuzzy, equilivant to a size 10 in cro thread with a sz 12 hooks.. Or like my picture I believe I used chenille with a size 10 hook. Use what is comfy to you..
Use white for Polar bears
brown for brown bears..
black for black bears
reddish brown for Grizzly bears
etc etc
ch - chain sc - single crochet
st - sttitch hdc - half double crochet
sl st - slip stitch dc - double crochet
sk st - skip stitch tog - take two stitches dec to one
dec - decrease
hdc= half dble crochet- YO and pull thru all 3 loops.
ch 28, do not twist the chain.
row 1 - in 3rd chain from hook start hdc.. counting the two start ch as one hdc.
hdc each st in the ch.. ch 2, turn (27st)
row 2 - st 1st 2 hdc tog, 23 hdc, last 2 hdc tog, ch 2 turn (25 st)
row 3 - st 1st 2 hdc tog, 21 hdc, last two hdc tog, ch 2, turn (23 st)
row 4 - sl st 5 st, ch 2 (counts as one hdc), hdc 12, ch 2, turn (13 st)
row 5 - 13 hdc, ch 2 turn (13 st)
row 6 - 13 hdc, ch 8 turn (13 hdc, 8 ch)
row 7 - keeping ch straight, hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as one hdc, 6 hdc, 11 hdc, ch 8 turn (18 st, ch 8)
row 8 - hdc in 3rd ch fm hook(counts as one hdc), 6 hdc, 11 hdc, 5 hdc, last two hdc tog, ch 2 turn. (24 st)

row 9 - 21 hdc, the last two hdc tog, ch 2 turn. ( 23 st)
row 10 - 16 hdc, hdc, ch 2 turn (16 st)
row 11 - 1st 2 hdc tog, 6 hdc, last 2 hdc tog, ch 1 turn (8 st)
DO NOT tie off.

OUTLINE
You want to give your rug a finished look.. so we are going to outline it.
First fold back legs to find a center and mark it with a small piece of different colored thread for later for tail placement




*now go back to your hook and place a sc all around the exterior of the rug..when you come to a corner.. 3 sc around each corner..






* * Tail.. when you come to that piece of string.. in one st, sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc and go on with your outline.
This should be noted as the top of the bear body.

Now you have finished your body rug.. lets do the head.




Head of the bear for the bear rug
Leave a tail in string for pulling through and use for counting rows.

Row 1 - ch 2, in 2nd chain from the hook, 8 sc, continuous rounds.. (8st)
row 2 - 2 sc each st (16 st)
Row 3 & 4 - sc each st (16 st)
Row 5 - 4 sc, 2 sc each st x 8, 4 sc (24 st)
Row 6 - 8 sc, 2 sc each st x 8, 8 sc (32 st)
Row 7 & 8 - sc each st around
Row 9 - 10 sc, 2 sc tog, 6 sc, 2 sc tog, 11 sc (29 St)
Row 10 & 11 & 12 - sc each st around

Stuff partially

Row 13& 14 - Start decreasing.. * 2 sc tog, 1 sc* repeat from *
Row 15 - sl st every other st to close..tie off


Ears:
ch 2 - in 2nd st from hook; 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 2hdc, 2sc, ch 1 and turn
row 2 - sc in back loop only to end .. tie off leaving a string tail of 12" for sewing onto bear.
Attach the ears to head.. make sure they are straight.

sew on two black beads for eye.. Placement of eyes.. use 2 ball headed pins.. replace with beads..

nose: use a straight stitch from: . _______ .





and then go around it: clockwise till full and give it a line in center down to a mouth..you can add a small upside down " Y " or leave it straight.




Attach the head to body...place head on the top of the bear body.

Congratulations..you have made your bear rug...



NOTE* Because one of my members made a mistake and turned the body so its outstretched arms were in front of the body instead of on the side..We decided this was good too ./.. simply put the tail inbetween the two back legs like the directions state.. only turn the body..*
Either way is great..ML

Easier Bear Rug Pattern for Beginners
Easy Bear Rug Body for those who have problems with the above pattern; REVISED

Use a size 10 crochet thread..with a size 11 or 12 hook...
Use white for Polar bears
brown for brown bears..
black for black bears
reddish brown for Grizzly bears..
***And** you don’t have to use thread..you can use yarn (The larger sized yarn or thread the larger the rug will be and visa versa).. just make sure
When you size your hook there arent many gaps in the rug body itself..
If there are ..you need to downsize your hook and make your stitches tighter.
* ALSO* I have the rug in picture turned different than in the previous picture to show you you can do it either way.. Put the head and tail on the long sides to make the rug stretch out or put the head and tail between the two sets of legs..So its legs stretch out in front of him. Either way is good..

ch - chain sc - single crochet
st - sttitch hdc - half double crochet
sl st - slip stitch dc - double crochet
sk st - skip stitch tog - take two stitches dec to one
dec - decrease
ch 29, do not twist the chain.
row 1 - in 3rd chain from hook start hdc.. counting the two start ch as one hdc.
hdc each st in the ch.. ch 2, turn over (27st)
row 2 - hdc across, ch 2 and turn over(27)
row 3 - hdc across, ch 2 and turn over (27)
row 4 - sl st 7 st, sl st in nx st and ch 2 (counts as one hdc), hdc 12, ch 2, turn over. This makes the middle of the body. (13 st)
row 5 - 13 hdc, ch 2 turn turn over (13 st)
row 6 - 13 hdc, ch 9 turn over (13 hdc,9 ch)
row 7 - keeping ch straight, hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as one hdc, 6 hdc, 11 hdc, ch 9 turn over (18 st, ch9)
row 8 - hdc in 3rd ch fm hook(counts as one hdc), 6 hdc, then continue down the body part and do 11 hdc, and over to the other leg continue and make 6 hdc , ch 2 turn. (24 st)

row 9 - hdc across, ch 2 and turn over ( 23 st)
row 10 - hdc, ch 2 and turn over
row 11 - 1st 2 hdc tog, 6 hdc, last 2 hdc tog, ch 1 turn (8 st)
DO NOT tie off.

OUTLINE
You want to give your rug a finished look.. so we are going to outline it.
First fold back legs to find a center and mark it with a small piece of different colored thread for later.




*now go back to your hook and place a sc all around the exterior of the rug..when you come to a corner.. 3 sc around each corner..






* * Tail.. when you come to that piece of string.. in one st, sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc and go on with your outline.
This should be noted as the top of the bear body.

Now you have finished your body rug.. lets do the head.




Head of the bear for the bear rug
Leave a tail in string for pulling through and use for counting rows.

Row 1 - ch 2, in 2nd chain from the hook, 8 sc, continuous rounds.. (8st)
row 2 - 2 sc each st (16 st)
Row 3 & 4 - sc each st (16 st)
Row 5 - 4 sc, 2 sc each st x 8, 4 sc (24 st)
Row 6 - 8 sc, 2 sc each st x 8, 8 sc (32 st)
Row 7 & 8 - sc each st around
Row 9 - 10 sc, 2 sc tog, 6 sc, 2 sc tog, 11 sc (29 St)
Row 10 & 11 & 12 - sc each st around

Stuff partially

Row 13& 14 - Start decreasing.. * 2 sc tog, 1 sc* repeat from *
Row 15 - sl st every other st to close..tie off


Ears:
ch 2 - in 2nd st from hook; 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 2hdc, 2sc, ch 1 and turn
row 2 - sc in back loop only to end .. tie off leaving a string tail of 12" for sewing onto bear.
Attach the ears to head.. make sure they are straight.

sew on two black beads for eye.. Placement of eyes.. use 2 ball headed pins.. replace with beads..

nose: use a straight stitch from: . _______ .





and then go around it: clockwise till full and give it a line in center down to a mouth..you can add a small upside down " Y " or leave it straight.




Attach the head to body...place head on the top of the bear body.

Congratulations..you have made your bear rug...
You may use this pattern to make as many as you like.. and yes you can sell them.
But no part of this pattern MeriluOriginals© may be sold as it is copyrighted..by Meribears™
March 2005




NOTE* Because one of my members made a mistake and turned the body so its outstretched arms were in front of the body instead of on the side..We decided this was good too ./.. simply put the tail inbetween the two back legs like the directions state.. only turn the body..*
Either way is great..ML

Edited by merilu88, 02 August 2008 - 09:30 AM.
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#2 Catiebug

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 11:19 AM

These are ultra-cute. Great to have on a desk! Thanks for sharing :)
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Posted 26 January 2007 - 11:36 AM

Super duper cutness!!! I love these

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 11:39 AM

Cant tell you, how cute they are!!!!

Thank you very much for sharing this pattern with us!!!!:hug
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Posted 26 January 2007 - 11:44 AM

Wow! these are so cute! I think I will be making many of these! :-) You are so talented! Thank you thank you thank you!
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Posted 26 January 2007 - 12:07 PM

Very cute!

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 12:32 PM

Since I love bears, this is a fabulous idea! Thank you for sharing your pattern with us! I am definitely going to print this one off and make it!

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 12:56 PM

thanks for sharing...
i will add this to my thing to do pile. glad my daughter was not home to see it.

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 12:58 PM

Those are adorable! Great for little hands! I have a friend on a scrapbooking board who is expecting, I was planning to make a pair of baby socks for her and now I'll make one of these too! TFS!

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 01:21 PM

How sweet!!!!!
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Posted 26 January 2007 - 01:31 PM

These little guys are just too adorable.

Thank you so much for sharing your pattern with us.

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 02:02 PM

awww too cute!! my daughter wants one now for her doll house!!

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 02:21 PM

tHESE ARE SOOOO CUTE!!!!! tHANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING!!!
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Posted 26 January 2007 - 02:37 PM

Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing your pattern! :)

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 04:01 PM

cute !!! cute!!!!!
thanks for pattern:clap :clap

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 04:42 PM

OH my heavens! HOW ADORABLE!
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Posted 26 January 2007 - 05:47 PM

Is it Christmas again?!!! Oh my gosh what a wonderful pattern...what a gift..so ...i don't
know...thank you ...thank you
for posting such a fantabulous patern

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 05:50 PM

These are really cute, thanks for sharing the pattern

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 06:22 PM

really cute!
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Posted 26 January 2007 - 09:04 PM

these are so cute, thank you for the pattern. was thinking they would look cute in my girls doll house..
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