Clearly, when it comes to handicrafts and crocheting, the classic bear or better teddy bear is still in the lead. Because when it comes to cuddly toys, he is present in almost every child's room (but also in many adults' rooms). Whether as a small key ring, a large soft toy, or a cute decoration to upgrade your home - the bear is and remains popular.
Accordingly, he is of course also very suitable to be used as a handicraft project. How about a small Amigurumi bear, for example, which you can crochet with just a few materials? This way you can bring the coveted classic cuddly toy directly to your home as a homemade unique specimen! By the way, the Amigurumi teddy is perfect for beginners, because it usually consists of only a few components and can be easily and quickly made. What are you waiting for? Get started with our beginner-friendly crochet patterns and crochet your own Amigurumi teddy bear!
Simple Amigurumi teddy to crochet
Have you found a suitable tutorial for crocheting a bear on our pages? Then first of all check which techniques you know and which materials and other precautions you should take. In many cases spiral rounds and single (US: double) crochet stitches are used for a small Amigurumi bear. So, you don't have to be too advanced in crocheting and you can achieve great results with a few simple basics.
How do you crochet an Amigurumi teddy?
You have not crocheted very long and are not sure if an Amigurumi is not too hard to do? Don't worry, despite the exotic name it is almost always a very beginner-friendly project. Head and body of the little stuffed bear, for example, are crocheted in a single piece and are made quickly - spiral rounds are used for this, unless your chosen patterns specify otherwise. Already now you can and should stuff the teddy's head and body with filling wool, later on it can be difficult because of the many other parts.
After that you crochet the remaining parts, i.e. legs, ears, and bear's snout. These will be sewn on the bear's body and your Amigurumi bear is ready! But remember, not every manual is exactly the same. In case of doubt you should always check first if your crocheted bear is not made completely different. Of course you can also decorate it as you like, for example with small decorative beads or safety eyes, which guarantee a special eye-catcher - there are no limits to your imagination, so feel free to let it run wild!
Which materials do you need for an Amigurumi bear?
Usually teddy bears are brown, so it's best to have a few different yarns in brown and sand shades so that you can vary. A light brown tone for the paws, dark brown for the fur and black for the eyes, mouth and nose is a good choice. Of course, there is nothing to be said against your Amigurumi bear becoming a very colourful bear or combining a few unusual colours - or simply crocheting an entire bear family in many different colours!
Besides yarn, you'll need a few more materials, including filling wool, crochet hooks, and sewing needles. It's also a good idea to have scissors handy so you can cut loose threads.
Crochet techniques for your Amigurumi teddy
Which crocheting techniques do you have to master for an Amigurumi bear, do you have to learn them first or can you start with your project directly? If you ask yourself one or all of these questions, then we can reassure you: Amigurumis are usually relatively simple projects, this applies to bears as well as many other variations. So, you don't have to be an absolute professional for the project. Nevertheless, you should have already had a needle and thread in your hand at some point and have mastered general crocheting, because a few simple but important techniques are used here as well. Especially the following crocheting techniques are important:
Single (US: double) crochet stitches
Increasing number of stitches
Decreasing number of stitches
Sewing thread ends and sewing on parts
Giving away Amigurumi bears
Your Amigurumi teddy is finally finished, but you don't know exactly what to do with the little cuddly toy yet? If you don't want the Amigurumi for your own home, it will certainly make a great, individual gift! Whether for a baby party, a birthday or just for no occasion at all for a loved one - nobody can resist a little crocheted bear!