Sumikko Gurashi Polar Bear Shirokuma
Polar Bear Shirokuma is the 4th Sumikko Gurashi to arrive the corner. Why did it travel all the way from the North to the corner? It is because it is sensitive to cold. And it heard that there is warm sea in the south so it left the polar region and ended up at the corner. It enjoys hot spring very much. His pink Furoshiki cloth with cream yellow polka dots is his beloved belongings.
How to crochet Sumikko Gurashi Polar Bear
Black (for nose)
Non-Woven Felt Fibre:
Pink (for ears)
Safety eyes (2mm)
I used 4/0 here but any hook that fit your yarn would do
for sewing the parts together
Abbreviations (US terms):
- sl st - slip stitch
- ch(s) - chain(s)
- sc - single crochet
- st - stitch
- sc inc - 2 single crochet in 1 stitch
- sc dec - 1 single crochet in 2 stitch
- dc - double crochet
Sumikko Gurashi Polar Bear Amigurumi Pattern Instructions
Polar Bear Body Crochet Pattern:
In White yarn, make a Magic Circle with 8sc. Close the circle with sl st. (8st)
In the following rows, start with a sl st and close the round with sl st.
1 sc, 1sc inc in next st. Repeat 3 times. (12st)
1 sc, 1sc inc in next st. Repeat 5 times. (18st)
2 sc, 1sc inc in next st. Repeat 5 times. (24st)
1sc in each st. (24st)
3 sc, 1sc inc in next st. Repeat 5 times. (30st)
1sc in each st. (30st)
1 sc, 1sc dec in next st. Repeat 5 times. (24st)
1sc dec around the row. Start stuffing.(12st)
1sc dec around the row.Stuff and fasten off. (6st)
The body of Sumikko Gurashi Polar Bear is formed.
Polar Bear Ears and Hands Crochet Pattern:
Make 4 in total. 2 for ears, 2 for hands.
In White yarn, make a Magic Circle. 2 ch, 1dc, 2ch. Close the circle with sl st.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing onto the body.
Polar Bear Face Details:
Add some glue on the tip of the safety eyes, and insert at around 7-8 rows.
In black thread, embroidery the shape of nose on 1 row below the eyes.
Cut a circle, and cut it again into half. Use fibre glue to stick them onto the ears.
Yay! It's done~
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