Sleepy Bear by Jennifer Olivarez

Sleepy Bear

March 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 9 rows = 2 inches
in sc
4.0 mm (G)
330 - 350 yards (302 - 320 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Sleepy Bear is the cutest, cuddliest, sleepiest little bear. He’s always ready for naptime!

This bear pattern is unique in a few ways. First, the head and body are crocheted together so that you don’t have to sew on the head at the end. Second, the pattern includes instructions to crochet the ends of each appendage closed. I’ve found this make them easier to sew onto the body.

The pattern also includes instructions for embroidering the face with yarn and a yarn needle. A slideshow at the end of the pattern shows you how to embroider the nose and mouth. The link under the “Eyes” section will take you to a detailed photo tutorial on how to embroider the sleepy eyes. They’re really easy to do!

Finished size: 11” tall


300-350 yds Aran-weight yarn
(2 balls Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Grey Marble)
Small amount of Aran-weight yarn for the muzzle
(Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Linen)
Small amount of black yarn for eyes, nose, and mouth
G-6 (4.00 mm) crochet hook
Polyester Fiberfill
Yarn Needle