Sunday, 20 May 2012

Tutti Frutti Bears


Colourful, cuddly little friends.  


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To make your own colourful Tutti Frutti Bear you will need:
light brown double knitting yarn
a choice of colourful oddments of double knitting yarn

3mm crochet hook
Notions – toy stuffing, black embroidery floss.

PATTERN
English crochet terms used
dc (English) = sc (American)

Finished size – approximately 22 cm (8.5 inches) tall.



Body
The body is worked completely in stripes.  These can be of widths of 1 or 2 rounds, and with two or three colour changes – the choice is up to you. 
With body colour of choice and 3 mm hook make 2 chain.
1st round: 6 dc (US = sc) into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into
1st dc.
2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times.
Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)
3rd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next dc, [2 dc into
next dc, 1 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)
4th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 2 dc, [2 dc
into next dc, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)
5th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 3 dc, [2 dc
into next dc, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (30 dc)
6th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 4 dc, [2 dc
into next dc, 1 dc into next 4 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (36 dc)
7th – 17th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
18th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 4 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (30 dc)
19th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
20th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)
21st round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
22nd round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)
23rd round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
24th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 1 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)
25th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
Fasten off and stuff.  Do not close the neck opening. 

Head
With light brown and 3 mm hook make 2 chain.
1st round: 6 dc into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.
2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next dc] 2 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (9 dc)
3rd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 2 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1dc into next 2 dc] 2 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)
4th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
5th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 3 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1dc into next 3 dc] 2 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (15 dc)
6th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 2 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 4 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (20 dc)
7th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 3 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 4 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (25 dc)
8th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 4 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 4 dc] 4 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (30 dc)
9th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
10th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 4 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 4 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (36 dc)
11th – 13th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
14th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 4 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (30 dc)
15th and 16th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
17th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)
18th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
19th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)
20th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 1 dc] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)
Stuff head at this point.
21st round: 1 ch, [dc2tog,] 6 times. Sl st into 1st dc. Fasten off and close hole in back of head.
Attach to top of body.

Ears
With light brown and 3 mm hook make 2 chain.
1st round: 6 dc into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.
2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)
Fasten off.  Sew on to side of head.


Arms
With light brown and 3 mm hook make 2 chain.
1st round: 6 dc into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into
1st dc.
2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times.
Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)
3rd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 3 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 2 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (15 dc)
4th – 6th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
7th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 3 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)
8th – 12th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
Fasten off light brown and join in body colour of choice.
13th – 16th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
17th – 18th rounds: sl st into first 3 dc, 1 dc into next 6 dc, sl st into next 3 dc.
Fasten off and stuff. Do not close opening at top of arm.
Attach to body.


Legs
With light brown double knitting and 3mm hook, chain 10.
1st round: 1dc into 2nd chain from hook. 1 dc into next 7 ch, 2dc into last chain. Working other side of foundation chain, work 2 dc into same place as last dcs. 1 dc into next 7 dc, 3 dc into the same chain as 1st dc worked. Sl st into 1st dc. (22dc)
2nd round: 1ch, 1 dc into same stitch as chain, 1dc into next 8 dc, 2 dc into next 2 dc, 1 dc into next 9 dc, 2 dc into 2 dc. Sl st into 1st dc. (26dc)
3rd and 4th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
5th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into next 7 dc, [dc2tog] 4 times, 1 dc into next 11 dc. Sl st into 1st dc. (22dc)
6th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into next 7 dc, [dc2tog] 2 times, 1 dc into next 11 dc. Sl st into 1st  dc. (20dc)
7th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into next 6 dc, [dc2tog] 2 times, 1 dc into next 10 dc. Sl st into 1st dc. (18dc)
8th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 4 dc] 3 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (15 dc)
9th – 12th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
Fasten off light brown and join in body colour of choice.
13th -17th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.
18th round: 1 ch, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 3 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)
Fasten off and stuff.  Do not close opening at top of leg. 
Attach to body. 

Using black embroidery floss, embroider a cute little nose and some eyes.

10 comments:

  1. How sweet these are and how sweet of you to share the pattern. These are going on my to do list.

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  2. Oh, Oh, Oh. They are so... cute. They look like they are in old-fashioned bathing costumes. How I wish I could crochet!!

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  3. How cute are they?!? I'm goinna have a go!

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  4. You did a great job. :)

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  5. They look great! I love how old-fashioned they look too.

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  6. I just want to thank you for sharing your patterens. I do buy crochet patterens and I alway am thankful for the free ones. Thank you. You do really nice work. ~ Brenda

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  7. I used to crochet when I was in my late teens - baby clothes mostly. Now at age 54 (nearly!) I am taking it up again and I love your site for all the free patterns and sheer inspiration! Thank you very much for your generosity!

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  8. I love your stuff! They are one cuter than the next! Thanks for the free patterns~awfully nice of you!

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  9. How many yards/meters of yarn of each color did you use?

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    1. I didn't make a note of exactly how much of each colour I used but it was only oddments I used. The body part of the pattern could even be worked in many colours to use up very tiny scraps. The head, arms and legs took less than 20 yards.

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