Hey guys! Guess what?
I made another bear. (Surprise!)
But this one’s a little different- it’s a crochet bear, using the “Seamless Crochet Pattern.” (Available here!)This bear went so fast! I basically made him in a weekend, in-between doing a bunch of other stuff. It was fun watching the bear growing so quickly- more satisfying than the knit bears, which can be a little slow. I love how the arms are attached on this pattern (more like a raglan sweater, than just sewn on). And, I was able to weave in all the ends as I went, which made finishing-up a breeze.But it wasn’t all rainbows and kittens, my friends. This bear is a little skinny for my liking- I like my bears nice and chubby and squishable. Also, this little guy used so much more yarn than my knit bears did.
And, I don’t know if you can see in these pictures, but the bear ended up weirdly twisty. (See how his feet are kind of off-kilter and his hips are pointing to the left?) To be fair, I think that was me, not the pattern. I was feeling pretty arrogant when I got the pattern and thought they had made a mistake, but I’m not so sure it was a mistake now. I think I’ll try it again as written and see if I get a better result.
Have you tried the crochet bear pattern yet? Are you still making bears? I’d love to hear how your bears are going!