Bjorn the Granny Square Bear
New Amigurumi Crochet Pattern!
What do you get when you combine two classic crochet techniques? Let’s say a Granny Square Blanket with an amigurumi polar bear? The fabulously adorable Bjorn the Granny Square Bear Lovey Pattern of course! Just in time for Granny Square Day, I’m so excited to bring y’all this fun new pattern. Bjorn the Granny Square Bear is sure to be a favorite toy for your little one. This sweet teddy bear lovey is the perfect companion for bedtime or playtime! I hope y’all love this new pattern as much as I do! 🙂
Polar Bear Crochet Lovey Pattern
If you’ve been around a while, you probably know that I got my start crocheting to make toys and cute things for my kiddos, so of course amigurumis are one of my first loves! I have enjoyed designing amigurumi patterns made for play since my kids were tiny. But, so far I’ve only designed a couple of “classic” amigurumis – stuffed animals. There’s the wildly popular 🦕 Tiny Dinosaur Amigurumi, his spring themed spin off the 🐰 Tiny Bunny Amigurumi, and now this cutie pie – Bjorn the Teddy Bear Lovey. The rest of my amigurumi patterns have been play food and other non-animal items (mostly) play sets for kids. I never do things in the “right” order! 😆
So here we are, back to basics or really classics. You don’t get more classic than a crochet Teddy Bear pattern! Why a Polar Bear Lovey pattern? Polar bears are not only my favorite type of bear, but they are in serious crisis as their habitat is literally melting away… I don’t want to get on a soapbox here, but this is one of my passions y’all. And I hope to bring you even more patterns that tie in to things and causes that I care about in the future. I’ve been a “Save the Earth” girl since I was in elementary school, so it feels amazing to bring that passion in touch with my passion for a “high fiber diet” 😜 (I won’t get all serious on you now, don’t worry!) 😅
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Teddy Bear Security Blanket
This easy crochet bear pattern is really fun to make! There are not too many pieces to sew together, but like any amigurumi pattern there is going to be some sewing. I tried to keep this bear amigurumi pattern as simple and easy as possible. I would rate the pattern for an advanced beginner and up. The stitches are simple, and there is minimal shaping, but there is a lot of sewing to almost any toy. If you have never made a granny square before, this is a fabulous introduction to this classic technique! You can have a lot of fun with the colors, since you will be making not 1 but 4 granny squares for the blanket! This allows the blanket to fold up really nicely along the seams, so when it’s not being snuggled, this snow bear lovey friend sits neatly by waiting for the next play session to begin! This toy is perfect for a new baby gift at the baby shower or as a first Birthday gift or first Christmas / Chanukah gift too!
I love to give handmade gifts to little ones in conjunction with a board book! Of course my go to for this pattern would be Eric Carle’s “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear?” Because I love his books and artwork! But I’ve found a couple other cute Polar Bear books too (I told you I love them!) so you might want to check out “Hush Little Polar Bear” by Jeff Mack and “Where are you Polar Bear?” By DK Eco Books too!
Crochet Blankets with stuffed animals are not just for babies! This cuddliest crochet bear lovey would also be appreciated by a toddler or preschool aged child too! My 3 year old daughter immediately laid claim to Bjorn as soon as she saw him. She even waited rather patiently for him to finish his photography sessions with mom. One of my testers also gifted her bear to a younger sister who was quite in love with him!
Crochet a Teddy Bear Lovey!
This bear amigurumi pattern is perfect for an intermediate crocheter or a confident advanced beginner who is ready to tackle simple amigurumi, a bit of shaping, and some sewing! I have included a photo tutorials for making and assembling each part of the bear, sewing the blanket squares together, and attaching the bear to the blanket. You will be able to confidently say you KNOW how to crochet a basic granny square baby blanket and teddy bear crochet pattern once you’ve completed your bear lovey!
Here’s what you need to get started: 160-180 yards of Paintbox Cotton Aran or your choice of worsted/aran weight 4 yarn in Vanilla Cream (or other bear color) and 20-30 yards each of 3 accent colors for the granny squares. I used Marine Blue, Pansy Purple, and Dark Aubergine for my accent colors. This project works perfectly to use scrap yarn for the accent colors and is a great way to give new life to the ends of skeins you have lying around, or those bits of yarn that weren’t enough to make anything else with. You will need a US G/6 4.0 mm hook ← I highly recommend this gorgeous beauty! My 100% go to hooks for amigurumi are Furls Odyssey Hooks, I loved using mine to create this adorable crochet bear pattern! You will also need 12 mm eyes – I used safety eyes, but you can also opt to use felt eyes, or embroider the eyes too! And you will need about 3 oz or less of stuffing (👈 I highly recommend poly-fill!) for the bear head and arms.
Need some help with the stitches? Check out my Learn to Crochet Series and my fun Crochet Tutorials! You can also reach out at any time! I am more than happy to help you with any questions you may have!
My Fab Pattern Testers!
I am incredibly blessed to have such amazing and dedicated pattern testers!! Thank you so much to my wonderful pattern testers for creating your adorable projects, for test crocheting the teddy bear lovey and offering feedback about the pattern! I couldn’t do this without you amazing hookers!
I love getting to see the amazing projects y’all create with my designs! My talented pattern testers are an such important part of bringing you the highest quality patterns that I can. Check out their too cute granny square baby blankets they made with this pattern, below!
Thank you so much for testing Bjorn the Granny Square Bear Crochet Pattern Scotia R., Charlotte McDonald, Steph Sattler, Melissa Weiner, Ilea Fuller, Melissa Hyder, Holly Renz, and Mindy Heald!
Stitching with Granny EVENT!
If you love Granny Squares and Granny Stitches as much as I do, then you won’t want to miss the Stitching with Granny Event 2022 curated for the second year in a row by my fab friend Fiona of Cosy Rosie UK! I’m so thrilled to share that my Bjorn the Granny Square Bear Amigurumi Pattern is featured on the Stitching with Granny 2022 Event in 2022!! Fiona put together an amazing group of fab modern granny stitch crochet patterns you’re sure to love!!
💜 The event runs from August 1st to Granny Square Day, August 15th, 2022.
💜 The Granny Square Event has ended, but you can still check out all the amazing Granny Square and Granny Stitch Patterns by clicking the “Visit the Event Page” button below!
Pattern Release Details:
This easy crochet bear pattern is now available for purchase in my Ravelry and Etsy shops! If you love the pattern, will you please go and show it some love ❤️ on the platform of your choice, which not only helps YOU easily find it quickly in your faves, but it will also help my patterns to get seen by more people! Thank you so much friends!! 🙂 The links below will take you to this Crochet Flower Bouquet Pattern in my Ravelry or Etsy shop, so you can shop at your favorite place to buy the pattern now or save it for later!
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Please Share your Teddy Bear Lovies!
I hope you enjoy making this adorable amigurumi polar bear lovey crochet pattern as much as I enjoyed designing it just for you! I would love if you would share your crochet security blanket Projects on social media and on Ravelry!!! I adore getting to see your finished crochet daisy flowers!! Theabsolute best part of being a crochet pattern designer is getting to see the amazing creations y’all make with my patterns! It makes me smile and it’s the reason I do what I do!! (TBH: The yarn benefits are a factor too! 😉)
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