Valentine Bear

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Usually when I write a pattern, I use a yarn from my stash that has long since lost its label.  I get a few e-mails asking what yarn I have used for a particular pattern and, in most cases, I honestly have no idea.  This time, I am using yarn that I bought recently so I can actually include that information.  If you want to use different yarns to make this bear, the body uses weight category 5 and the heart uses weight category 4.

As always, this pattern has not been tested so if you notice any problems with it please let me know either in the comments section or at CrochetBot3000@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Crochetbot3000.

Valentine Bear

Materials Needed:
1 skein of Lion Brand’s Baby’s First (Fairy Tale)
Small amount of Bernat Cottontot (Cheeky)
Small amount of brown worsted weight yarn
I hook
G hook
Fiberfill
Yarn needle

Abbreviations Used:
ch                    chain
st                     stitch
sc                     single crochet
sc dec              single crochet decrease
hdc                  half double crochet
dc                    double crochet
rev sc               reverse single crochet

Special Stitches:
rev sc:  (worked from left to right) insert hook into next st to the right, draw up a loop, yo and draw yarn through both loops on hook.

Instructions:
*Do not join at the end of each round.  Use Baby’s First Fairy Tale and I hook until you make the heart.
Head:
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring (6 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (12 sc)
Round 3:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * around (18 sc)
Round 4:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around (24 sc)
Round 5:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * around (30 sc)
Rounds 6 – 10:  1 sc in each st around.  (30 sc)
Round 11:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * around (24 sc)
Round 12:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around (18 sc)
Round 13:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * around, stuff head. (12 sc)
Round 14:  sc dec over the next 2 sts st around, finish off.   Using brown worsted weight yarn, embroider eyes. (6 sc)

Nose:
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring (6 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (12 sc)
Round 3:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * around (18 sc)
Rounds 4 – 5:  1 sc in each st around.  At the end of row 5, finish off.  Using brown worsted weight yarn and embroider nose and smile.  Stuff and sew to head.  (18 sc)

Ears (make 2):
Row 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, (1 sc, 2hdc, 3 dc, 2 hdc, 1 sc) in ring, ch 1
Row 2:  rev sc in each st, finish off, sew ears to head.   (9 rev sc)

Body:
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring (6 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (12 sc)
Round 3:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * around (18 sc)
Round 4:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around (24 sc)
Rounds 5 – 13:  1 sc in each st around.  (24 sc)
Round 14:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around (18 sc)
Round 15:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * around, stuff body. (12 sc)
Round 16:  sc dec over the next 2 sts st around, finish off, sew head to body. (6 sc)

Arms (make 2):
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 5 sc in ring (5 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (10 sc)
Rounds 3 – 8:  1 sc in each st around.  Lighty stuff and sew to body.  (10 sc)

Legs (make 2):
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring (6 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (12 sc)
Rounds 3 – 9:  1 sc in each st around.  Lightly stuff and sew to body.  (12 sc)

Heart (use Cottontots Cheeky and G hook):
Bump 1
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring (6 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (12 sc)
Round 3:  1 sc in each st around, finish off.  (12 sc)

Bump 2
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring (6 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (12 sc)
Round 3:  1 sc in each st around, finish off.  (12 sc)
Round 4:  sc dec over first st of bump 2 and any st of bump 1, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts of bump 1, sc dec over last st of bump 1 and second st of bump 2, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts of bump 2.  (22 sts)
Round 5:  1 sc in each st around.  (22 sc)
Round 6:  *sc dec over the first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, repeat from * once.  (20 sts)
Round 7:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * around (16 sc)
Round 12:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around (12 sc)
Round 13:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * around, stuff heart. (8 sc)
Round 14:  sc dec over the next 2 sts st around, finish off, sew heart to bear’s arms. (4 sc)

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