Bear Hug Children's Crochet Scarf

Sep 18, 2008
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Author

Victoria Burton

Introduction

Preschoolers are cute right? Well so should their scarfs be.
This little bear hug was inspired by a certain 5 year old I know who melts my heart like butter.

This pattern is a 'prototype' and I will be adjusting it dramatically soon, but I couldn't wait to share it. I am new at writing down my patterns, so please let me know if I have been unclear and I will try fix it.

Materials List

1 Ball Medium Brown Worsted Weight 100% Acrylic Yarn
1 Ball Cream Worsted Weight 100% Acrylic Yarn
Small Amount Light Pink Worsted Weight 100% Acrylic Yarn
Small Amount Black Worsted Weight 100% Acrylic Yarn
I/9 – 5.5mm Hook
Yarn needle
Scissors
2 black buttons
1 pink button
Sewing needle
Black thread
Light pink thread

Small Amount of ribbon or colorful Worsted Weight 100% Acrylic Yarn

Finished Size

35” (89 cm) long

Gauge

3 hdc and 2 rows per square inch

Notes

-This scarf will fit a small child (ie: 3-6 years old). For older children, to add desired length increase number of stitches in beginning chain.
-In this pattern ‘ch 2, turn’ does not count as first hdc, unless otherwise specified.
-Work through both loops of stitches unless otherwise specified.

- It is important to read each step through before you complete it, as I have given instructions based on common sense as opposed to giving exact stitch counts (because I always loose track anyways)

The Pattern

Body

Rnd 1: In Cream (“C”), Ch 85 loosely. Hdc in third ch from hook and across. In last ch, hdc 5 and continue to hdc along bottom of beginning ch row. In last ch, hdc 4. Join with a sl st. (174 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in next st and around. In the center 3 sts on each end: hdc 2 in next st, hdc 3 in next st, hdc 2 in next st. (182 sts) Do not join with sl st. Cut yarn.

Rnd 3: Switch color to Brown (“B”), join last 2 sts in round 2 with a sl st.

Ch 2, hdc around in BACK LOOPS only. *5 sts from the center of each end, ch 3, hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc, 3 hdc in next, hdc, 2 hdc in next st, ch 3, hdc in next and across. {We will be crocheting the paws into these ch 3 spaces.} Join with a sl st and fasten off.

Optional Step for Round 3 (To make bear’s bottom flat instead of round): At one end, instead of following from *, when 8 sts remain (or 3 from end center) ch 2, sc 1, sl st 4, sc 1, ch 2, hdc in remaining 2 sts. Join with a sl st, ch 3, join with a sl st. Fasten off.

Paws - Complete 4

Rnd 1: Join Pink (“P”) to st beside ch 3 loop. 6 hdc in ch 3 loop. Sl st into st beside ch 3 loop. Fasten off. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: Join B to 2nd st from ch 3 loop. In BACK LOOPS only, Hdc in 1st P st. 2 hdc in next 4 sts, hdc in last. Sl st into 2nd st from ch 3 loop. Fasten off. (10 sts)

Head

Rnd 1: In C, ch 3. In 3rd ch from hook, hdc 10. Join with a sl st. (10 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st around. (20 sts) Do not join with sl st. Cut yarn.

Rnd 3: Switch color to B, join last 2 sts in round 2 with a sl st. Working in BACK LOOPS only, (hdc, 2 hdc in next) rep 9 times. Join with a sl st. (30 sts)

Rnd 4: (Neck) Ch 3, dc in same, hdc in next 4, dc. (6 sts) Fasten off.

Rnd 5: 3 sts to the right of the neck, join B. Sl st 1, sc 1, (hdc 2 in next st, hdc) rep 6 times, sc 1, sl st 2. (26 sts)

Rnd 6: Turn. sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, ch 3, (2 hdc in next, hdc) rep 4 times, 2 hdc in next, ch 3, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2, st st in next 2 sts. Fasten off.

Ears - Complete 2

Follow instructions for paws.

Face
Using black yarn, stitch on a mouth.
Using a needle and thread, sew on eyes and nose.

Crochet a length of chain in a bright color, or use ribbon to make a bow. Stitch on to right ear.

Finishing
Sew Head onto Body.

Weave in all ends.

The author has licensed this page under a Creative Commons License. Some rights reserved.

For even more crochet scarf ideas for kids, check out this free scarf eBook from Crochet Me.


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Comments

Emma-SophiaR wrote
on Sep 18, 2008 10:27 AM

Thank you! This is so imaginative. I know a certain little lady who's going to just love it! Best, Sophia

on Sep 19, 2008 4:08 PM

cute idea!

mad for crochet!

on Sep 21, 2008 10:10 AM

What a super idea! Not too difficult, and lots of room for creativity with colors, yarn types, etc. That'll be a nice gift:)

snigelen wrote
on Oct 2, 2008 7:40 AM

Beware! This pattern is dangerous! Once you start crocheting this bear you can't stop until it's finished and by then you have already started on a second one!

Oh, and by the way, my dad saw the first one I made from this lovely pattern and wanted one, so it's not only for kids!

And when the pattern says "Ears - Complete 2

Follow instructions for ears." I assumed you meant paws and followed instruction for paws. But on my dad's scarf i'm making pointy ears and it'll be a cute cat instead of a cute bear. With whiskers but no claws. Just a tip!

Miss V wrote
on Oct 27, 2008 4:32 PM

CORRECTION

Head, Round 5

Should read:

Rnd 5: 3 sts to the right of the NECK, join B. Sl st 1, sc 1, (hdc 2 in next st, hdc) rep 6 times, sc 1, sl st 2. (26 sts)

My Bad! Thanks for all the positive feed back!

newbie12 wrote
on Nov 6, 2008 8:45 AM

This is one of the cutest things I've ever seen. I'm going to make one for 3 of the little girls in my church. Thanks for posting it.

wlandlady wrote
on Nov 14, 2008 7:05 PM

Wonderful!!!

You know, I'm getting to hate this site. Every time I come here, I find something new I want to make. First it was a cap. Then it's a scarf with a teddy bear. What's next?

I know. Maybe I can crochet myself a man. Or a pay raise.

Seriously, I have a brand new 8 year old grandson. With a few minor adjustments to make it 'boy cool' he'll get this, along with a cap for Christmas. Still need something for the two older boys though.

Girls are so much easier.

ckmay wrote
on Jan 14, 2010 11:39 AM
Totally Cute & Fun!

Thank You for sharing your talent!

ckmay wrote
on Jan 14, 2010 11:42 AM
Totally Cute & Fun!

Thank You for sharing your talent!

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