Hi friends! I am getting so close to finishing this project! I can’t wait. My ‘I want to make this next’ list has been growing like crazy, ugh. I can’t bring myself to have more than 1 WIP at a time…. if I did I would never finish any of them!
It’s been a hard time for me lately. I haven’t been able to concentrate…. so many things on my mind. It has made trying to create this next applique a real bear! Many, many hours spent on something I should’ve been able to do in two. But I did it. And I love it.
Grizzly Bear Applique
**You can purchase an inexpensive copy of this pattern HERE
**Favorite or queue on Ravelry HERE
- Medium worsted weight yarn
15 yards – Loops & Threads, Impeccable, in Chocolate
- Crochet Hook G (4.0 mm)
- Tapestry needle
Stitch Abbreviations (Pattern is in standard American terms)
st – stitch
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
Row 1: Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook (mark this st), sc 11. Continue around: turn piece clockwise and sc in same, sc 10, sl st in marked st to join, ch 1, do not turn (24)
Row 2: Sc in same (mark this st), sc 4, sc2tog, sc 10, sc2tog, sc 5, sl st to marked st, ch 1, do not turn (22) Piece should measure approximately 3.5” wide by 1.5” tall.
Row 3: Sc in same, hdc, 3 dc in next, hdc, sc 4, 2 dc in next, hdc, sc, hdc 3. Stop, ch 1, turn
Row 4: Hdc 4, ch 1, turn
Row 5: Sc 4, ch 2, turn
Row 6: (Dc, sc) in same, hdc, dc, (dc, sc) in same, ch 3, sc in same. Sl st 14, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st into last sl st, sl st 4, ch 1, do not turn
Row 7: Hdc in same, sc, sl st, ch 1, turn
Row 8: Sc 2, hdc, ch 1, turn
Row 9, 10: Sc 3, ch 1, turn
Row 11: Sc 3, ch 2, turn
Row 12: (Dc, ch 1, sc) in same, sc 2, do not ch 1, turn
Row 13: Sl st in next, sl st 2, ch 1, sl st in same, sl st up to the top of the leg, sl st in next open st on body, sc, hdc 3, sl st, ch 1, turn
Row 14, 15, 16: Sc 2, ch 1, turn
Row 17: (Hdc, ch 1, sc) in same, sc, ch 1, sl st back into same as last hdc, ch 1, sl st up the leg to the body. Continue and sl st around, ending at bottom back of front leg.
Fasten off, leave a long tail for attaching bear to granny square.
Finished Crochet Grizzly Bear Applique measures approximately 4” tall by 5” wide.