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Teddy Bear Security Blanket

Posted on: August 24, 2015

My friend’s son just turned one year old this week, and for his birthday I made him a crocheted security blanket to keep him company when he sleeps, a little teddy bear with a pilot hat and goggles.

Teddy Bear Security Blanket

I used a pattern I found online to make the blanket, but the bear is my own creation. I am sharing the tutorial on this post in case you are interested in making your own little bear pilot.

Let’s start with the blanket. I picked a pattern created by The Stitchin Mommy, called Crochet Lovey Bunny. This is a pattern to make a cute bunny security blanket, but since I had a teddy bear in mind I only used it for the base. The blanket is a simple granny square that is very easy to make, and looks very pretty. I skipped the last 2 rounds of the blanket because I didn’t want mine to be that wide.

To make the bear, you will need a 2.75mm hook if you want to end up with the same dimensions as mine. I also recommend to use the same kind of yarn for both blanket and bear.  Let’s start with the head:

Bear’s Head:
Make a magic ring
rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] x6 (18)
rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] x6 (24)
rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)
rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] x6 (36)
rnd 7: [5 sc, inc] x6 (42)
rnd 8: [6 sc, inc] x6 (48)
rnd 9 to 18: sc in each st around (48)
rnd 10: [6 sc, dec] x6 (42)
rnd 11: [5 sc, dec] x6 (36)
rnd 12: [4 sc, dec] x6 (30)
rnd 13: [3 sc, dec] x6 (24)
Start stuffing and continue as you go
rnd 14: [2 sc, dec] x6 (18)
rnd 15: [1 sc, dec] x6 (12)
rnd 16: dec each st around (6)
Fasten off, embroider loose thread into the stitches to close the hole.

The nose:
Make a magic ring
rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] x6 (18)
rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] x6 (24)
rnd 5 to 6: sc in each st around (24)
Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew the nose to the head. Stuff the nose a little bit while sewing. Embroider the snout with dark brown yarn

crochet bear's head

The Hat:
Make a magic ring
rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] x6 (18)
rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] x6 (24)
rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)
rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] x6 (36)
rnd 7: [5 sc, inc] x6 (42)
rnd 8: [6 sc, inc] x6 (48)
rnd 9 to 10: sc in each st around (48)
At this point you will work in rows instead of rounds
row 1: 26 sc, turn (26)
row 2 to 7: ch1, sc in each st around (26)
At the end of row 7 continue to crochet sc all the way around the hat. Continue with the same thread to work on one of the sides:
ch 1, 4 sc, turn, make 6 rows of sc, fasten off.
Attach your yarn on the other side and repeat the same process starting with ch 1.

crocheted hat

Ears (make 2):
Make a magic ring
rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] x6 (18)
rnd 4 to 5: sc in each st around (18)
Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing.

Arms (make 2):
Make a magic ring
rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] x6 (18)
rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] x6 (24)
rnd 5 to 6: sc in each st around (24)
rnd 7: [2 sc, dec] x6 (18)
rnd 8: sc in each st around (18)
rnd 9: [1 sc, dec] x6 (12)
rnd 10 to 14: sc in each st around (12)
rnd 15: dec, 10 sc (11)
rnd 16 to 18: sc in each st around (11)
rnd 19: dec, 9 sc (10)
rnd 20 to 22: sc in each st around (10)
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff the arm only half way through.

teddy bear arms

Goggles:
You will need brown and cream felt, and a glue gun. Cut two oval shapes in the brown felt, fold them and cut a hole in the middle. Cut two smaller oval shapes with cream felt and glue them on the brown felt. Cut a small rectangle with brown felt and glue it between the goggles. Cut a band with brown felt,long enough to go around the head, and glue it on both sides of the goggles.

Assembly:
Sew the hat to the head, then sew the ears on the top sides of the head. Glue the goggles to the hat, make sure that the band goes around the ears before proceeding. Sew the arms under each sides of the head.

crochet bear head

You can sew the head to the blanket, but I prefer to glue it first for more sturdiness, then embroider with a piece of yarn thread for extra strength. I used a glue gun for that purpose, I think it works better than fabric glue.

About the scarf: I just made a chain of 4 stitches, then hdc every row until I was happy with the length.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments section.

crocheted teddy bear

Happy crocheting!

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4 Responses to "Teddy Bear Security Blanket"

So adorable Sonia. You really out did yourself this time.

quel adorable petit personnage! merci pour ce joli tuto

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