Bear Popsicle – Bearsicle – Free Crochet Pattern

My Bearsicle pattern is my newest food-themed free crochet pattern!

Read on to learn more about my design process and inspiration, or scroll to the end to get the free pattern. If you’re in a hurry and need to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here.

More adorable food amigurumi patterns:

A truly adorable popsicle variation!

When I made my mini popsicle pattern, I just knew that I had to make an adorable animal version as well.

My undying love of teddy bears knows no bounds, so I ended up with this insanely cute mini teddy bear popsicle! I love how chubby and cute he looks and I love that he can be friends with the popsicle as well!

This pattern uses all my favorite teddy bear techniques including a simple muzzle, cute ears, and small arms.

If you have a favorite animal pattern that you like, you can easily add those features to this popsicle base to make your own animal variants as well!

I usually like to stick to a simple formula that helps me make cute amigurumi faces — make the “head” about the same size as the body, and place the eyes in the center of the head. You can then plan the ears and nose around the eyes, and voila!

I go through a lot of these basic concepts in my blog post on how to make amigurumi cuter. So go forth and customize away!

More teddy bear free patterns:

Tips for making this pattern!

This pattern begins with the same popsicle base as my mini popsicle pattern, but includes a few extra pieces that make up the bear head.

My biggest tip for this section is to read my blog post on how to sew amigurumi pieces together. This tutorial is amazing because by the end you’ll be able to sew together almost any amigurumi piece, which might not completely cure your sewing phobia, but should at least give you a path forward!

The Pattern

  • If you want to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here!

Description

This adorable bear shaped popsicle is the perfect way to welcome summer! This incredible no-sew pattern looks more complicated than it is to make — if you can make a ball, you can make this pattern! You can customize this popsicle to all your favorite colors for summer!

Yarn

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  • WeCrochet Brava Sport (sport)
    • (<1 skein) Sky
      • Light blue
    • (<1 skein) White

Notions

  • Size D 3.25mm Clover Amour hook
  • 4.0mm safety eyes
  • brown embroidery thread
  • fiberfill stuffing
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers
  • popsicle stick cut in half
  • (optional) hot glue gun

Abbreviations

  • BLO: back loop only
  • ch: chain
  • CC: contrast color
  • dec: decrease
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • inc: increase (work two single crochets in one stitch)
  • MC: main color
  • MR: magic ring
  • rnd: round
  • RS: right side
  • sc: single crochet
  • sk: skip
  • x sc: work x number of single crochets
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • WS: wrong side
  • (x sts): total number of stitches for the round
  • (…) x: work all steps within parentheses x number of times

Technical Notes

  1. Crochet in continuous spiral rounds, unless specified otherwise. Use a stitch marker or piece of yarn to keep track of the last stitch in each round.
  1. When filling with polyester stuffing, pull apart each large chunk into many smaller chunks. This ensures an even distribution of firmness within the amigurumi.
  2. To avoid large holes in the crochet fabric, increase tension until the holes cannot be seen, or choose a crochet hook a size down.
  3. Use sewing pins to secure parts of the amigurumi before you sew them.

Color Coding

The MC is light blue and CC1 is white.

Special Stitches

  • How to embroider a nose: see this tutorial

Final Size

2″ (5.5cm) x 4″ (10cm)

BODY (begin in MC)

  • Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6 sts)
  • Round 2: inc x6 (12 sts)
  • Round 3: (sc, inc) x6 (18 sts)
  • Round 4: (2 sc, inc) x6 (24 sts)
  • Round 5: sc, (3 sc, inc) x5, 2 sc, inc (30 sts)
  • Round 6: (4 sc, inc) x6 (36 sts)
  • Round 6-17 (12 rnds): sc around (36 sts)
  • Insert 4.0mm safety eyes between rounds 7 and 8 (counting from the top), with 5 stitches in between. Shape the piece with your hands so that the opening forms a long rectangle measuring about 13 stitches for the long sides, and about 5 stitches for the short sides (fig. 1). Finish off and weave in the end.

Fig. 1: Main piece of popsicle done, with eyes and mouth. The bottom of the piece has been shaped into a rectangle with the side facing you measuring 13 sts across.

BOTTOM PIECE (in CC2. See Special Stitches for FSC. Worked in turned rows.)

  • Row 1: FSC 9, chain and turn (9 sts)
  • Row 2: 4 sc, chain and skip 1 sc, 4 sc, chain and turn (9 sts)
  • Row 3: 9 sc. Do not turn your work. (9 sts)

Border: Chain 1 and crochet to the left along the side of the rectangle, one stitch in each row for a total of 3 stitches.

  • Place 3 single crochets in the corner and sc 9 across the long side. Then, sc 3 in the corner and sc 3 back up the short side of the rectangle. Sc 3 in the corner and sc 9 more across the final long side.
  • You should have 36 stitches total, with the long sides measuring 13 sts and the short sides 5 sts (fig. 2).

Feel free to make adjustments to ensure that you end up with 36 sts. Do not finish off.

Fig. 2: Finished bottom piece.

Assembling the pieces: Match up the long sides of the bottom piece with the long side of the popsicle (fig. 3). Insert your hook through the next stitch of the bottom piece as well as the popsicle piece, and slip stitch all around. Stuff as you go, and insert the popsicle stick halfway through into the chain space in the bottom piece. If you wish, secure the popsicle stick with hot glue.

Fig. 3: Crocheting through the bottom piece and the popsicle piece.

Your Bearsicle amigurumi is all done! I hope you enjoyed crocheting it and found the pattern helpful. I would love to see your finished amigurumi, so share a picture on Instagram with me by using the #littleworldofwhimsy and tagging me @littleworldofwhimsy.