Amigurumi Gerry the Felted Bear
I absolutely LOVE this bear! He’s one of the few animals I’ve designed that I refuse to let go of my original sample!
He’s big and cuddly, and reminds me of the teddy bear I had when I was little. My teddy bear was named ‘teddy’, and he was medium brown with a cute tan snout. I had him for years and dragged him around everywhere with me!
So, when I set out to design a teddy bear, I wanted to make one that would stand up to the test of time like my teddy. That’s when it hit me: felting! By felting your crochet, the teddy bear is extra-durable and thick-skinned, but still super-soft and loveable.
He’ll make a fantastic friend for the child in your life! (yes, even if the child in your life is yourself ;) )
This adorable bear stacks up at 11 inches tall! Gerry is a fantastic beginning project for felting: it’s so easy! You crochet the pieces from a wool yarn, and then toss them in the washing machine, and magic happens! This project is crocheted holding two strands of yarn together and a big hook, so it works up fast.
To complete this pattern, you will need:
- size L (8 mm) crochet hook
- 2 colors of worsted weight 100% wool yarn: brown (650 yards) and tan (less than 100 yards)
- polyester stuffing
- two 18mm brown animal eyes
- brown animal nose
- brown sewing thread
- sewing needle
This is a beginner crochet pattern, requiring knowledge of single crochet, increasing and decreasing.
As always, this pattern contains progress photos, so you’ll never get lost! And, you can always email or msg me for personalized help.