I am an American married to a Tipperary man living in Ireland.
I learned to crochet as a young one but had put it aside until a few years ago. I was mainly doing Granny Squares until I joined a local craft group. I have since learned to do some bears and burial gowns for still born babies. These last were and are donated to a Dublin Hospital. The gowns for the babies and the bears go to the grieving parents as a memorial.
I have also learned how to do sweaters, hats and small blankets and throws. I am now in the process of learning to crochet the Basic Care Bear.
Looking for bear patterns led me to this site and hence the Care Bears. I am so delighted that such an elusive pattern has again seen the light of day.
Thank you all again for sharing this pattern.