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Critter Bear Coaster - Free Crochet Pattern

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CRITTER BEAR COASTER

FP205 - Beginner Skill

Size: 5" Diameter (fits over a CD)

 

Materials: Sport Weight Yarn

Brown (MC) ¾ oz, 54 yd, Beige (Bg) ¼ oz, 18 yd, Black (Bk) 5 yd

Additional Materials: Glue, Yarn Needle

½" Wiggly Eyes - 2

Crochet Hook: Size F-5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 2 rnds in dc = 2" across.

 

Abbreviations

ch - chain
dc - double crochet
hdc - half double crochet
lp - loop
rep - repeat
rnd - round
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
sp - space
st - stitch
yo - yarn over

Special Stitches

Double Crochet Decrease (dc dec): Keeping last loop of each st on hook, dc in next 2 sts, yo and pull through 3 loops on hook.

Single Crochet Decrease: (sc dec):Draw up a lp in each of next 2 sts, yo and draw through 3 lps on hook.

 

Bear Coaster

Rnd 1:(Right Side) Starting in center, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 3 (counts as first dc now and through-out), 11 dc in ring; join with sl st to first dc. (12 dc) Join all rounds in this manner.

Rnd 2:Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each dc around; join. (24 dc)

Rnd 3:Ch 3, dc in same dc as joining, dc in next dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 11 times; join. (36 dc)

Rnd 4:Ch 3, dc in same dc as joining, dc in next 2 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc) 11 times; join. (48 dc)

Rnd 5:Ch 3, dc in same dc as joining, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc) 11 times; join. (60 dc)

Rnd 6:Ch 3, dc in same dc as joining, dc in next 4 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc) 11 times; join. (72 dc)

Rnd 7:Ch 3, dc dec, (dc in next dc, dc dec) around. (48 dc)

Rnd 8:Ch 3, dc dec, (dc in next dc, dc dec) around. (32 dc) Finish off and weave in ends.

 

EARS (Make 2)

Row 1:(Right Side) Starting at base, with MC, ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch across. (9 sc)

Rows 2-3:Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Row 4:Ch 1, turn, * draw up a lp in each of next 2 sc, yo and draw through 3 lps on hook *, sc in next sc across to last 2 sc; rep from * to *. (7 sc)

Rnd 1:Ch 1, turn, sc dec, sc in next sc across to last 2 sc; sc dec (5 sc); working in sides of rows, sc in next 4 rows, working in unused lps of starting ch, sc dec, sc in next ch across to last 2 ch, sc dec; working in sides of rows, sc in next 4 rows; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off.

 

SNOUT

Rnd 1:(Right Side) Starting in center, with Bg, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 3, 15 dc in ring; join with sl st to first dc. (16 dc)

Rnd2:Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each dc around; join. (32 dc)

Rnd 3:Ch 3, dc in same dc as joining, dc in next dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) around; join. (48 dc) Finish off.

 

NOSE

Row 1:(Right Side) Starting at base, with Bk, ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (3 sc)

Row 2:Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each sc across. (6 sc)

Rnd 3:Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc. (8 sc) Do not turn; working in sides of rows, sc in next 3 rows, sl st in unused lp of starting ch, working in sides of rows, sc in next 3 rows; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off leaving long end.

 

MOUTH

With Bk, ch 10, finish off leaving long end.

 

Finishing (use photo as guide)

- Slip Coaster over CD with Rnds 7 & 8 at the back.

- Using long ends, sew Nose and Mouth to Snout.

- Position and sew (or glue) Ears and Snout to front of Coaster. Glue Wiggly eyes in place.

 

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