The amigurumi bear is a craft that can be made with simple materials and practical recipes.
Step by step doesn’t require very complex crochet stitches and serves as excellent therapy for anyone.
The time to finish the piece depends on your experience and the final size of it.
However, know that the amigurumi bear is one of the most popular and easiest animals to make among the variety of amigurumi dolls that exist.
There are several cute models for you to be inspired and customize as you prefer. In addition to making amigurumi crafts for personal use, you can offer as a gift/souvenir or as a sale item. So take advantage of the tips and step by step.
Amigurumi bear: tips for beginners
The amigurumi bear can be made with knitting or crochet techniques, and the materials such as needle and thread will depend on the stitches and technique chosen.
Basically, in addition to the needle and cotton thread, you will need a material to fill the doll, such as foam or silicone fiber.
The piece can be ready in 1 to 2 days, but for beginners in crochet , this period is usually longer.
Remember to add the plastic elements, such as the teddy bear’s eyes and mouth, by purchasing them ready-made. All material can be found on the internet or easily in haberdashery.
For simple models, it is not necessary to be experienced in crochet/knitting, it is enough to know how to execute at least the basic stitches, such as the low point, the high point and the slip stitch.
What is the ideal thread to make an amigurumi bear?
Cotton threads are the most recommended for the teddy bear to be very soft. The mercerized lines make the piece even softer and brighter.
Several brands make lines specialized in Amigurumi, which even get that name on the label.
The thicker twine can yield more and is also often used.
How to make amigurumi bear step by step
This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to make your amigurumi bear’s head and body, adding snap eyes and stuffing.
- Baroque line n. 6
- 4 mm needle
- Pair of pressure eyes 1 cm or n. 10
- Silicone foam or fiber (filler)
Bear head walkthrough
First, do these sequences to make the head of the amigurumi bear:
Start with a magic ring and then place 6 single crochets on the first row inside the ring.
Place an increase inside each single crochet on the previous row (12 single crochets total).
Intersperse 1 single crochet with 1 increase, repeating the increase six times (total of 18 single crochets).
Intersperse 2 single crochets and an increase, repeating the increase six times (total 24 stitches).
Intersperse 3 single crochets and an increase, repeating the increase six times (total of 30 stitches).
Intersperse 4 single crochets and an increase, repeating the increase six times (total of 36 stitches)
Intersperse 5 single crochets and an increase, repeating the increase six times (total of 42 lows).
Intersperse 6 single crochets and an increase, repeating the increase six times (total of 48 stitches).
Intersperse 7 single crochets and an increase, repeating the increase six times (total of 54 stitches).
Intersperse 8 single crochets and an increase, repeating the increase six times (total of 60 stitches).
11th row to 20th row
Make single crochets without increases or decreases.
Start making decreases of 6 points in each row, interspersing low points and decreases, in the decreasing direction of the increases.
So, start with 8 single crochets and a decrease, repeating the decrease 6 times, totaling 54 stitches, and continue like this until you have 30 single crochets.
At some point, before moving on to making the body, place the pressure eyes, place them on the 15th row with a distance of 11 points, if you have no other preference.
When you have 30 single stitches on the row, perform one more round without decreases, keeping those thirty stitches.
Finish the bear’s head by making slip stitches in each stitch on the last row, picking up the front loop of the single crochets.
See the step-by-step process for making the head and body of the amigurumi bear in the recipe by Two Bee – Bia Moraes :
bear body recipe
This way you will start weaving your teddy bear’s neck and then see the sequences for making the body:
9 single crochets and one raise, repeat the raise three times (total of 33 stitches).
Note that you can now start stuffing the teddy bear’s head.
10 single crochets and one raise, repeat the raise three times (total of 36 stitches).
36 single crochets without increase or decrease.
8 single crochets and one raise, repeat the raise four times (total of 40 stitches).
40 single crochets with no increases or decreases.
9 single crochets and one raise, repeat the raise four times (total of 44 stitches).
44 single crochets without increasing or decreasing.
10 single crochets and one raise, repeat the raise four times (48 stitches total).
48 single crochets with no increases or decreases.
6 single crochets and one decrease, repeat decrease 6 times (total of 42 stitches).
5 single crochets and one decrease, repeat decrease 6 times (total of 36 stitches).
4 single crochets and one decrease, repeat decrease 6 times (total of 30 stitches).
3 single crochets and one decrease, repeat decrease 6 times (total of 24 stitches).
2 single crochets and one decrease, repeat decrease 6 times (total of 18 stitches).
Take the opportunity to place the stuffing again, but this time on the bear’s body.
1 single crochet and a decrease, repeat decrease 6 times (total of 12 stitches).
6 single crochets to cast off.
Squeeze tight and thread a tapestry needle, starting the finishing process to hide the thread. Thread it through the loop on the front of the stitches, from outside to inside.
When you reach the last stitch of the first round, pass the thread through the stitches again, but this time from the inside out and taking the two loops of the stitches.
To finish, tighten it well, closing any openings, and pass the needle inside the teddy bear to cut the line later on the outside.
To finish the teddy making the ears and limbs, see also the second part of the step by step
giant amigurumi bear
The giant amigurumi bear is present and conveys great joy in any situation.
The ideal is always to keep it away from dust and clean it carefully to enjoy all its charm for much longer.
small amigurumi bear
The small amigurumi bear has other advantages, such as being easy to clean and tidy, after all, it is easier to store.
It is also important that beginners start by making the amigurumi bear in small sizes to gain experience and safety.
Just like the giant amigurumi bear, you can customize your little bear your way, putting on clothes or elements such as bows, ties, hats and tiaras.
mini amigurumi bear
The mini amigurumi bear is great for giving as gifts to friends and/or making sweet and simple souvenirs, such as key chains and table decorations.
It is necessary to perform the stitches carefully for the piece to be well finished, as the finish is even more thorough. Therefore, in this case, very thick lines are not recommended.
The elements added to the piece must also be miniature to fit harmoniously. In the end, what matters is learning different styles and recipes to make amigurumi bears of all sizes.
67 Super cute amigurumi teddy bear models
See now more than 60 amigurumi bear ideas to get even more inspiration!
1 – The amigurumi technique is a pleasurable and therapeutic art
2 – But it is common to see some beginners feel frustrated with the result
3 – In the beginning it takes training and patience to complete the piece
4 – You must follow the amigurumi bear recipe step by step
5 – The choice of thread and needle makes all the difference in the result
6 – The finer the thread and the needle, the smaller the stitches
7 – The correct stitch is essential for the amigurumi bear to be perfect
8 – Tight and even stitches are the key to success
9 – If the crochet amigurumi bear has open stitches, reduce the needle
10 – In order not to lose the points, use the line different from the color of the bear as a guide
11 – This marking at the beginning of the career is essential for beginners
12 – This will prevent your amigurumi pet from getting all deformed
13 – The good thing is that there are amigurumis of all colors and sizes
14 – See how cute this sailor-themed amigurumi bear naninha is
15 – In addition to the correct points, it is also necessary to think about the details
16 – Like this super charming amigurumi bear scarf
17 – This bear in an amigurumi dress is another beautiful example
18 – For them, dresses and bows are indispensable accessories
19 – You can play with both skin and clothing color
20 – Use creativity when making an amigurumi bear
21 – There are several models for you to use as inspiration
22 – Train smaller pieces like this amigurumi rattle
23 – Children love these crochet animals
24 – Even adults are delighted with the articulated amigurumi bear
25 – They can be washed and have high durability
26 – In addition, they are easy to make and require few materials
27 – Even a big amigurumi bear like this one you can make yourself
28 – Filling is another important factor in finishing
29 – This duo of teddy bears was amazing
30 – The ideal is to use silicone fiber to fill the body parts
31 – The silicone fiber is malleable, super soft and does not deform over time
32 – Other types of stuffing for amigurumi separate inside the piece
33 – And they still create little balls that leave the pet without shape
34 – Before sewing, the tip is to pin the parts to visualize the result
35 – Sew slowly to make sure the arms and legs are in the right place
36 – Before casting off, make sure the height is the same on both sides
37 – And remember to think about the purpose of your teddy
38 – They can decorate a corner of the children’s room
39 – They can be part of the decoration of a birthday table
40 – In addition, they serve as a maternity door ornament
41 – As a beautiful amigurumi curtain fastener for children
42 – Or as a super cute door knocker to protect the little fingers of the child
43 – And as a toy for children of different ages
44 – And the best thing is that you can make it for your child to play with
45 – Or even to sell and increase the family income
46 – You can vary the clothes for sale, like this teddy in overalls
47 – Or you can make striped clothes matching the ears
48 – Another cool idea is an amigurumi bear with embroidered clothing
49 – For a small amigurumi bear you can only make a blouse
50 – What do you think of this amigurumi ballerina bear?
51 – See this yellow amigurumi bear with white details
52 – Hair bands with flowers also have their charm
53 – Pink dress and bow are to win the hearts of girls
54 – The snout can be glued or sewn, it is optional
55 – This brown amigurumi bear is sensational
56 – The color combination is another point that should be carefully thought out
57 – You can do it all in color or you can bet on the white amigurumi bear
58 – And you can even make colored body parts, like in this model
59 – It can be themed, like this sailor amigurumi bear
60 – Or even like this aviator bear for a door decoration
61 – It can be a sleepy teddy bear with pajamas
62 – Or a simple and handsome prince bear
63 – And this super stylish Harry Potter teddy bear
64 – Even a simple tie already transforms the look
65 – They can hold a heart in their hands to show their romantic side
66 – The amigurumi can have the child’s name on the arms
67 – This artisanal work allows countless possibilities
68 – This brown bear turned out to be a charm
69 – This little bear in a pink dress is simply charming
70 – The most famous apprentice in the world now in amigurumi
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