Small teddy bear

A few weeks back, I published a pattern for a smaller version of my bobble sheep. I enjoyed working on the smaller sheep so much, I decided to make smaller versions of some of my other patterns as well, starting with the classic teddy bear.

Crochet pattern: Small amigurumi teddy bear // Kristi Tullus (spire.ee)

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Classic teddy bear pattern

When I showed you a large teddy bear I made combining two of my patterns, I got so many requests to write a separate pattern and of course I was happy to do it. I can totally understand why it was so popular, it has quickly become one of my favorite patterns as well.

Crochet pattern: Classic 4-way jointed teddy bear // Kristi Tullus (spire.ee)

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Tips for using fuzzy yarn

Finding fuzzy yarns that are suitable for crocheting amigurumi turned out to be a lot harder than I initially thought, so much so that I gave up on the idea after quite a few failed attempts. My local yarn stores do carry some fuzzy eyelash yarns, but they all have fur that is way too long for crocheting and don't create the nice faux fur effect they are supposed to - they just need a more relaxed fabric and looser stitches. But even if they did, I was looking for a different look - shorter fur that would give a more vintage look.

Tips for crocheting amigurumi with fuzzy yarns // Kristi Tullus (spire.ee)

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Teddy Bear

Last week I made a bunny with this super bulky wool and acrylic blend from Alize - Lanagold - and I enjoyed working with this yarn so much I decided to make a larger teddy bear as well. I combined two of my patterns - head is from the teddy girl pattern and body from the classic jointed teddy pattern. UPDATE: separate pattern now available here.

Crochet pattern: 4-way jointed teddy bear // Kristi Tullus (spire.ee)

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Christmas Teddy Bear

I took my sleepy teddy pattern, chose some festive colors, made a few little changes and voila! - a really sweet Christmassy teddy bear was born. If you want to make one yourself then keep reading, I will talk you through all the details.

Teddy bear pattern // Kristi Tullus (spire.ee)

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Pattern bundle

Amigurumi crochet patterns // Kristi Tullus (sidrun.spire.ee)

I love mixing patterns and when I was working on these four, I thought why not make them the same size so you can too. Four different animals with four different outfits so you can mix and match ...

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