Thursday, 4 July 2013

How To - Amigurumi Bear Necklace


I've been feeling the Amigurumi mood these last few days so I decided to make a little amigurumi bear necklace.

This is such a simple project with very cute results which makes a wonderful gift for someone special.

This pattern is in US terminology.

You will need:

- A necklace chain of some kind. I picked up some silver plated plain necklaces from eBay. I go to eBay quite a lot for simple craft items such as keyrings, beads and buttons etc which are not too expensive.

- Some DK / Light worsted weight cotton yarn in two colours, in this case I used purple and a creamy white

- A short length of DK / Light worsted weight yarn in black for the eyes

- A very small amount of toy stuffing or just some scrap pieces of yarn for stuffing

- 2.5mm crochet hook or similar

- Yarn needle

- Scissors

So to begin!

Head

Round 1
Using a 2.5mm crochet hook and your white yarn crochet 8sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (8)



You can watch my video here on how to do the magic circle in more detail if you like:
http://youtu.be/0m0952XQjbA

Round 2
2sc in next st and in ea st around - (16)


Rounds 3 - 5
1sc in next st and in ea st around - (16)


Round 6
*sc2tog* repeat from * to * until end - (8)


At this point sew on some eyes using your black yarn and a small nose and mouth using your alternative coloured yarn.



Stuff your bear head either with scraps of yarn or a small amount of toy stuffing.



Round 7
Sew your remaining gap closed. Now sew your tail ends pieces through your bear head a few times, making sure not to pull too tightly, which can distort the head shape. Now sew up to the top of the head, leave a small loop and sew back down to the bottom. Sew again anywhere to secure loop into place and hide your tail end inside your head. This small loop is used to connect your head to your necklace chain.



Ears

Round 1
Crochet 5sc into a magic circle, sl st into centre of circle, pull to tighten and fasten off.


Finishing

Sew your ears onto your bear head, hiding your tails ends inside your bear head and now you're done!



Thread your necklace chain through the small loop you created earlier to finish.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. For more crochet pattern fun then please pop by our website here: www.happyberry.co.uk We would love to see more of you!



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