More Bears in the Air!

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!)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis 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.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABut 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!

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