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Topic: Crocheted Bear (2nd finished crochet project ever)  (Read 1559 times)
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« on: April 27, 2006 02:25:25 PM »

I made a little crocheted bear from a pattern in the book "Crochet for Today" published by Leisure Arts (ISBN 1-57486-022-4) and being my first completed project, it was tight, and a wee bit dorky-looking. I learned a ton from the pattern though and my next bear was created without a pattern. I loosened up and got brave enough to use fuzzy yarn (Red Heart TLC Amore - color 3104 Fawn, worsted medium) Somewhere in these forums I read an amazing bit of wisdom - put the hook where you think the stitch should be, since you can't really see your stitches in the fluffy yarn. That advice gave me the courage to just dive right in. I am sorry i cannot find that post again to thank the wise crafter who said it!

So I started just crocheting the fuzzy yarn and started seeing a little bear face and went with it. His little arms are poseable and his face is simply three black stitches, I increased and decreased as I felt it was needed and he will probably remain a one of a kind since there is no way to go bsck and figure out the pattern.

The shape is more apparent without the flash. See the belly button? Smiley

I had to add a tail to his cute little backside.

I love how this yarn melds together and just looks like furry fabric. Friends were surprised he was crocheted, not sewn.

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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2006 02:36:04 PM »

aww so cute!

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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2006 02:37:39 PM »

I love him! I want to give him a cuddle!  Look, he's waving!  Kiss

« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2006 02:48:52 PM »

This bear is so precious. Good job!!
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2006 09:10:35 PM »

I love his little pot-belly! Smiley

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I just got a big box of fat quarters... lotsa interesting stuff... always open to personal swaps! Wink
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