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Amigurumi Monsieur Bear Free Crochet Pattern

Hello dear my amigurumi friends, today i will share with you monsieur french bear playmate.
I hope you enjoy knitting. Have a nice day!

MATERIALS (RECOMMENDATIONS IN PARENTHESES)

Medium weight yarn (worsted or aran) in 4 colors
Color A – Body color – 40 yards (Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran Daffodil Yellow)
Color B – Main shirt color – 28 yards (Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran Paper White)
Color C – Contrast color and nose – 24 yards (Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran Pure Black)
Color D – Beret color – 11 yards (Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran Tomato Red)
2.75 mm (C) hook (Clover Amour)
Toy stuffing (Fairfield Poly-Fil)
Stitch marker (Clover Quick Locking Stitch Markers Small – I LOVE these, they don’t leave big holes in your work!)
Embroidery needle (DMC Embroidery Needle)
Tapestry needle (DMC Tapestry Needle Size 16)
Scissors (Gingher Stork Scissors)
Sewing pins
To see a complete list of my FAVORITE amigurumi crochet tools and supplies, check out this blog post!

STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
US TERMINOLOGY

ch – chain
mr – magic ring
rnd(s) – round(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
inc – increase
inv dec – invisible decrease
dc – half double crochet
dc inc – half double crochet increase
FLO – front loop only
BLO – back loop only
rm – remove marker
pm – place marker
[ ] – repeat steps between brackets for the specified number of times
( ) – the number of stitches you should have at the end of each round

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
• Magic Ring – Watch tutorial here.
• Invisible Decrease – Find tutorial here.
• Finish off – Watch tutorial here.
• Standing sc – Make a slipknot on your hook, insert hook into specified stitch and make a single crochet as normal.

NOTES
All sections are worked in a continuous round unless otherwise specified. Mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker.
Demonstration photos are shown right-handed.
When stuffing legs and arms, use the end of your crochet hook to push the stuffing into it.
Attach pieces in the order presented in the pattern.

MONSIEUR BEAR PATTERN


MUZZLE (worked around foundation chain)
rnd 1: With color A, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, sc 3 in next st, sc 2, inc (10 sts)
rnd 2: [Inc, sc 2, inc 2] 2 times (16 sts)
rnd 3: [sc 1, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 1, inc] 2 times (22 sts)
rnd 4: Sc around (22 sts)
Sl st into next st, fasten off, leave a 15-inch tail for attaching.

NOSE
rnd 1: With color C, make a mr, sc 8 into mr. Sl st into first st. Leave a 20-inch tail for attaching and mouth. Weave in beginning yarn tail.

ASSEMBLE MUZZLE NOW.

HEAD & BODY
rnd 1: With color A, make a mr, sc 6 into mr (6 sts)
rnd 2: [inc 1] 6 times (12 sts)
rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1] 6 times (18 sts)
rnd 4: [sc 2, inc 1] 6 times (24 sts)
rnd 5: [sc 3, inc 1] 6 times (30 sts)
rnd 6: Sc around (30 sts)
rnd 7: [sc 4, inc 1] 6 times (36 sts)
rnd 8: [sc 5, inc 1] 6 times (42 sts)
rnd 9: [sc 6, inc 1] 6 times (48 sts)
rnd 10: Sc around (48 sts)
rnd 11: [sc 7, inc] 6 times (54 sts)
rnds 12-24: Sc around (54 sts for 13 rnds)
rnd 25: [sc 7, inv dec] 6 times (48 sts)
rnd 26: Sc around (48 sts)
rnd 27: [sc 6, inv dec] 6 times (42 sts)
rnd 28: [sc 5, inv dec] 6 times (36 sts)

IN THE FOLLOWING RNDS, YOU’LL START CHANGING COLOR. COUNT EACH SL ST AS A NORMAL ST, MAKING SURE TO SC INTO EACH SL ST.

BODY CONT.
rnd 29: Sc 1, change to color B, sl st, sc 3, inc [sc 5, inc] 5 times (42 sts) Cut color A and weave in end.
rnd 30: [sc 6, inc] 6 times (48 sts)

ATTACH MUZZLE AND EMBROIDER EYES NOW.

rnd 31: Sc 2, change to color C, sl st, inc, [sc 7, inc] 5 times, sc 4 (54 sts) Don’t cut color B or C, you’ll be carrying them up on the inside.
rnd 32: Sc 3, change to color B, sl st, sc around (54 sts)
rnd 33: Sc around (54 sts)
rnd 34: Sc 3, change to color C, sl st, sc around (54 sts)
rnd 35: Sc 4, change to color B, sl st, sc around (54 sts)
rnd 36: Sc around (54 sts)
rnd 37: Sc 4, change to color C, sl st, sc around (54 sts)
rnd 38: Sc 5, change to color B, sl st, sc around (54 sts)
rnd 39: Sc around (54 sts)
rnd 40: Sc 5, change to color C, sl st, sc around (54 sts)
rnd 41: Sc 6, change to color B, sl st, sc around (54 sts)
rnd 42: Sc around (54 sts)
rnd 43: Sc 6, change to color C, sl st, inv dec, [sc 7, inv dec] 5 times (48 sts)

THE FOLLOWING RNDS USE FLO, BLO, AND STANDING SC.

rnd 44: Sc 7, change to color B, in FLO, sl st 1, sc around (48 sts) Cut color C.
rnd 45: In FLO, sc 7, sl st 1. With color A in BLO of rnd 43, make a standing sc, continuing in BLO, sc around (48 sts) Cut color B and weave in ends.
rnd 46: Rm, in BLO of rnd 45, sc 7. In both loops, sc 1, pm, sc around (48 sts)
rnd 47: [sc 6, inv dec] 6 times (42 sts)
rnd 48: Sc around (42 sts) rnd 49: [sc 5, inv dec] 6 times (36 sts)
rnd 50: [sc 4, inv dec] 6 times (30 sts)

– – – STUFF BODY FIRMLY AND CONTINUE STUFFING UNTIL CLOSED. – – –

rnd 51: [sc 3, inv dec] 6 times (24 sts)
rnd 52: [sc 2, inv dec] 6 times (18 sts)
rnd 53: [sc 1, inv dec] 6 times (12 sts)
rnd 54: [inv dec] 6 times (6 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a 12-inch tail. Finish off and weave in ends.

ARM (Make 2)
rnd 1: With color A, make a mr, sc 8 into mr (8 sts)
rnd 2: [sc 3, inc] 2 times (10 sts)
rnds 3-5: Sc around, change to color B in last sc of rnd 5 (10 sts for 3 rnds)

– – – IN THE FOLLOWING ROUNDS, COUNT EACH SL ST AS A NORMAL ST, MAKING SURE TO SC IN EACH SL ST. – – –

rnd 6: Sl st, sc 9 (10 sts) Cut color A, double knot color A and B ends inside arm to stuff.
rnd 7: Sc 1, change to color C, sl st, sc 8 (10 sts) Don’t cut color B or C – carry through the inside. Double knot color C yarn end inside arm.
rnd 8: Sc 2, change to color B, sl st, sc 7 (10 sts)
rnd 9: Sc around (10 sts)
rnd 10: Sc 2, change to color C, sl st, sc 7 (10 sts)
rnd 11: Sc 3, change to color B, sl st, sc 6 (10 sts)
rnd 12: Sc around (10 sts)
rnd 13: Sc 3, change to color C, sl st, sc 6 (10 sts)
rnd 14: Sc 4, change to color B, sl st, sc 5 (10 sts)
rnd 15: Sc around (10 sts)
rnd 16: Sc 4, change to color C, sl st, sc 5 (10 sts)
rnd 17: Sc 5, change to color B, sl st, sc 4 (10 sts)
rnd 18: Sc around (10 sts)
rnd 19: Sc 5, change to color C, sl st, sc 4 (10 sts)
rnd 20: Sc 6, change to color B, sl st, sc 3 (10 sts)
rnd 21: Sc 9, sl st into last st of round (10 sts)
Fasten off, leave a 15-inch tail for attaching. Lightly stuff to allow bending.

LEG (Make 2)
rnd 1: With color A, make a mr, sc 8 into mr (8 sts)
rnd 2: [sc 3, inc] 2 times (10 sts)
rnd 3: [sc 4, inc] 2 times (12 sts)
rnds 4-23: Sc around (12 sts for 20 rnds)
Fasten off, leave a 15-inch tail for attaching. Weave in beginning yarn tail. Lightly stuff to allow bending.

EAR (Make 1 or 2, you’ll be covering 1 side with beret)
rnd 1: With color A, make a mr, sc 7 into mr, sl st into first st of rnd (7 sts)
rnd 2: Ch 1 (count as st), turn work, hdc into same st, [hdc 1, hdc inc] 2 times, hdc 2, sl st into last st (10 sts)
Fasten off, leave a 12-inch tail for attaching. Weave in beginning yarn tail.

BERET (joined rnds, not continuous spiral)
rnd 1: With color D, start with a mr, leaving an 8-inch tail on the outside for beret’s loop. Ch 3 (count as st), dc 10 (11 sts)
rnd 2: Sl st into ch of last round, ch 3 (count as st), dc in same st, [dc inc] 10 times (22 sts)
rnd 3: Sl st into ch of last round, ch 3 (count as st), dc inc, [dc 1, dc inc] 10 times (33 sts)
rnd 4: Sl st into ch of last round, ch 3 (count as st), dc 1, dc inc, [dc 2, dc inc] 10 times (44 sts)
rnd 5: Sl st into ch of last round, ch 3 (count as st), dc around (44 sts)
rnd 6: Sl st into ch of last round, ch 1 (count as st), sc 1, inv dec, [sc 2, inv dec] 10 times (33 sts)
Fasten off, leave a 30-inch tail for attaching. Make a loop with yarn tail at top of beret. Weave in a stitch inside hat and double knot to secure.

ASSEMBLING THE MUZZLE


You’ll be attaching the nose to the muzzle and then using the excess yarn tail to embroider the mouth.

1. Position nose under 3rd rnd with knot towards the bottom.

2. Insert needle in center of muzzle.

3. Working counter-clockwise, bring needle up through next st of muzzle and nose.

4. Insert needle into muzzle through same hole you came up. Repeat steps 3 & 4 until you’ve gone around nose.

5. Bring needle up through center of muzzle.

6. Bring yarn down center of muzzle and insert into hole after rnd 1.

7. Bring needle up through hole to left and under rnd 3.

8. Bring needle and yarn through center line.

9. Insert needle under 2nd rnd to the right of center. Double knot in back to secure.

ATTACHING THE MUZZLE

  1. Tuck the knot in by bringing needle up through st to right.
  2. Center muzzle on face on opposite side of color changes, between rnds 17 & 27.
  3. After positioning muzzle, insert needle through hole on face between rnds 26 and 27.
  4. Working counter-clockwise, bring needle up through st above.
  5. Bring needle up through next st of muzzle.
  6. Insert needle back into same hole you came up through in step 4. Repeat steps 4-6 until you’ve attached most of muzzle.
  7. Stuff muzzle when you’ve gone most of the way around. Continue repeating steps 4-6 until you’ve attached muzzle.
  8. Once you’ve made it around the muzzle, insert needle into 1st st attached.
  9. Weave yarn through a stitch inside of head and double knot to secure.

EMBROIDERING THE EYES
We’ll be embroidering U’s onto Monsieur Bear’s face for eyes! Use the image below for placement reference. I’ve chosen to freehand my eyes, but you can use a water soluble (removable) marker to draw your eyes on before embroidering if you’d like. My bear’s eyes go from rnd 13 to below rnd 17.

The key to face embroidery on crochet is to make sure to insert your needle into a stitch and not in a hole between stitches so your thread remains secure. It is also much easier to embroider on crochet before you’ve finished and stuffed your piece. To begin, cut a 30-inch piece of black yarn, thread your embroidery needle, and double knot end.

  1. Starting from inside of head, bring needle up through st at 13th rnd.
  2. Insert needle into stitch below.
  3. Bring needle up through st.
  4. Insert needle into the bottom of previous st.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you complete your eye.
  6. Mirror steps 1-5 for the second eye. Secure thread by weaving through a st on inside of head and double knotting.

CHANGING COLOR

The pattern will read something like sc 4, change color. You will be changing color in the last sc (so the 4th sc in this example). Follow steps 1-3 below to change color. After each color change, the next st will be a sl st to reduce jagged colors. Treat each sl st like a normal st and sc into it in the following rnd.

Process of changing yarn color for the amigurumi bears crochet sweater.

  1. Make a sc as normal until you get to the last yarn over.
  2. Complete the last yarn over with your new color.
  3. Pull through both loops on hook.
  4. Follow each color change with a sl st in the next st with new color. Tie loose yarn ends inside body or weave in.

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