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loops & threads® sweet snuggles™ crochet bear basket

This bear won’t hibernate for the winter, he’ll be there all year to help you keep the nursery or playroom tidy and organized. Crocheted in Sweet Snuggles™ he’s super soft and lined in craft foam to help him be sturdy enough for every day use.
Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Width = 14” (36cm), Height = 12” (30.5cm)

GAUGE: 7 sc x 7 rows = 4” (10cm); save time and check your gauge

SPECIAL STITCHES:

Bpsc (Back Post Single Crochet): Insert hook from back to front to back around the post of the st and draw yarn through, yo and draw through both loops on the hook.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Bottom

With Teal, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 1st ch. Place removable marker in last sc to mark end of round. Move marker at end of each round to keep track of rounds.

Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc – 12 sc.

Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 18 sc.

Rnd 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 24 sc.

Rnd 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 30 sc.

Rnd 6: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 36 sc.

Rnd 7: [Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 42 sc.

Rnd 8: [Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 48 sc.

Rnd 9: [Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 54 sc.

Rnd 10: [Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 60 sc.

Rnd 11: [Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 66 sc.

Rnd 12: [Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 72 sc.

Side

Edge Rnd: Bpsc around each sc around – 72 sc.

Sc in every sc around, until side measures 12” (30.5cm) from Edge Rnd.

Fasten off.

Ears (make 2)

With Teal, ch 2.

Row 1: 3 sc in 1st ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each ch across, turn – 6 sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 3 times, turn – 9 sc.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 3 times, sc in last sc, turn – 12 sc.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc – 16 sc.

Fasten off leaving a long tail.


Step 2

Muzzle

With Silver, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 1st ch. Place removable marker in last sc to mark end of round. Move marker at end of each round to keep track of rounds.

Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc – 12 sc.

Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 18 sc.

Rnd 4: *2 hdc in next sc, hdc in next 2 sc, 2 hdc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * once more – 24 sts.

Rnd 5: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for seaming.

Nose

With Gray, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Into 1st ch work [sc, hdc, dc, hdc] 3 times, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Finishing: Using tail, sew nose onto muzzle. Weave in ends from nose and beginning of muzzle. Lightly stuff muzzle with Fiberfill and using tail, sew onto basket. Using tails, sew ears to top edge of basket. Sew buttons on basket for eyes. (Note: For babies and toddlers consider embroidering on eyes instead of using buttons.) Weave in remaining ends.

Lining

Cut a 12” (30.5cm) by 38” (96cm) piece of foam. Sew the 2 short ends together with white thread and a sewing needle to make a loop (check fit inside basket first to make sure it fits smoothly inside, trim if needed before joining). Insert the foam loop inside the basket and evenly arrange the sides. Sew the bottom edge of the loop to the edge round along the bottom of the side of the basket. Sew the top edge of the loop just below the top edge.

Cut 2 pieces out of the foam for the ears, using the basket as a guide for the shape. Sew them into place.   

Note: You can spray the outside of the foam loop with an adhesive spray if needed to help the knitted fabric stick to the loop while sewing or use clips or pins to hold the basket to the foam while sewing.

ABBREVIATIONS:

Bpsc = Back Post Single Crochet

Ch = Chain

Dc = Double Crochet

Hdc = Half Double Crochet

Sc = Single Crochet

Sc2tog = Single Crochet the Next 2 Sts ogether (1 st dec’d)

Rep = Repeat(ing)

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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