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Bettie Bear Crochet Granny Square Lovey Pattern

Bettie the Bear crochet lovey is a sweet gift for a little one. The simple granny square blanket is just made for snuggling.

The crochet bear is an easy amigurumi pattern. I include specific instructions for assembly and embroidering the face {it’s easy}.

I chose a cotton blend for this pattern so it wouldn’t have as many fibers shed.

The cotton blend yarn features gorgeous stitch definition. And colors, as always, are customizable.

Crochet bear lovey in pink and beige.
Love those stitches in this yarn!

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Yarn

For this lovey and bear I use Bernat Softee Baby Cotton. It’s a #3 lightweight yarn.

I really love working with this one. The Eileen Blanket also features this yarn in the same colors.

You can substitute any comparable yarn, likely even a #4 medium yarn. It’s always best to check gauge for the best results.

Stitches

Bettie the Bear’s head uses simple single crochets. There are decreases for closing up the ball.

I share links for all the stitch tutorials below, if you need them.

Bettie’s blanket is a granny square blanket. So the “grannies” are made with double crochets.

Bettie bear lovey crochet granny square open on table.
Bettie is for a little girl so the border (and colors) are more feminine. However, a solid border or simple granny works for boys too.
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Materials

Notes

  1. The blanket lovey is worked as a simple striped granny square.
  2. The bear head is worked in continuous rounds and then sewn on to the lovey.
  3. Finished blanket size is 15”x15” which blocked to 16”x16.5.”
  4. Finished bear head circumference is 10.5.”
Bettie bear crochet lovey on stool.

Gauge

Bear-3.5mm (E)

1”x1” = 5 sc rounds x 4.5 sc

Blanket-4mm (G)

1”x1” = 6 dc x 2 rows

Crochet circle for bear amigurumi.

Stitches/Abbreviations {US Terms}

Inv dec-invisible decrease: insert your hook under the front loop of the first st, then insert your hook under the front loop of the second st, yo and pull through two, yo and pull through two again. 

mc-magic circle

sc-single crochet

sc2tog-single crochet two together

sc3tog-single crochet three together-same as sc2tog but over 3 stitches.

sl st-slip stitch

Level

Easy

More Crochet Patterns

  • Katerina the Cat Lovey is a cute kitten amigurumi with a dress that looks great in variegated yarn.
  • Tulare the Bear Hat is an easy double crochet beanie that’s cute and comfy for little ones to adults.
  • Piemonte Puff Stitch Blanket works up in a square also and makes a great gift

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Crochet Lovey Pattern

Crochet bear lovey in pink and beige.

Bettie Bear Lovey Crochet Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Learn how to crochet Bettie the Bear Lovey with a simple granny square blanket.

Materials

  • Bernat Softee Baby Cotton in Feather Gray (Color A) and Soft Plum (Color B) this yarn is a #3 light weight yarn (254 yds/4.2oz), I used less than half a ball each.
  • Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Fashion 3 size black
  • Polyfill for stuffing

Tools

  • 3.5 mm (E) hook for bear
  • 4mm (G) hook for blanket\
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • scissors

Instructions

Bear Pattern


In Color A
Start with a mc.

  1. 6 sc into the mc, don’t join, continue to Round 2 and mark your first st of each round. (6)
    Starting in the first st of previous round, 2 sc in each sc around (mark your first st here & in each round). (12)
  2. 2 sc in the first st, sc in the next st, *{2 sc in the next st, sc in the next} rep from * around. (18)
  3. 2 sc in the first st, sc in the next st, sc in the next st, *{2 sc in the next, sc in the next, sc in the next} rep from * around. (24)
  4. Sc in each st around. (24)
  5. 2 sc in the first st, sc in each of the next three sts, *{2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next three sts} rep from * around. (30)
  6. 2 sc in the first st, sc in each of the next four sts, *{2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next four sts} rep from * around. (36)
  7. Sc in each st around. (36)
  8. 2 sc in the first st, sc in each of the next five sts, *{2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next five sts} rep from * around. (42)
  9. Sc in each st around. (42)
  10. 2 sc in the first st, sc in each of the next six sts, *{2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next six sts} rep from * around. (48)
  11. Sc in each st around. (48) Here mine measured about 3” diameter & 1” deep.
  12. Sc in each st around. (48)
  13. Sc in each st around. (48)
  14. Sc in each st around. (48)
  15. *{Inv dec, sc in each of the next six sts} rep from * around. (42)
  16. Sc in each st around. (42)
  17. *{Inv dec, sc in each of the next five sts} rep from * around. (36)
  18. Sc in each st around. (36) I stopped here to embroidery the nose and eyes with my yarn needle and the black thread. Turn the head toward you so that round 1 is facing you and is center for the nose. I added the nose to rounds 1 & 2, and the eyes to round 6. Begin stuffing with the polyfill over the next several rounds.
  19. *{Inv dec, sc in each of the next four sts} rep from * around. (30)
  20. Sc in each st around. (30)
  21. *{Inv dec, sc in each of the next three sts} rep from * around. (24)
  22. *{Inv dec, sc in each of the next two sts} rep from * around. (18)
  23. *{Inv dec, sc in the next st} rep from * around. (12)
  24. Inv dec around. (6)
  25. Leave a long tail and sew hole closed. Do not cut tail, leave it for sewing to blanket later.

Ears


Make two.
In Color A
Ch 5

  1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across, turn. (4)
  2. Ch 1, sc in same and ea sc across, turn. (4)
  3. Ch 1, sc in same, sc2tog, sc in last, turn. (3)
  4. Ch 1, sc3tog.
  5. Sc evenly around outside of ear, (sc, ch 1, sc) in bottom corners, sl st back to first sc, cut yarn.

Inner ear


Make two.
In Color B
Ch 4

  1. Sc in 2nd ch and in each st across , turn (3).
  2. Ch 1, sc in same, and in each across, turn. (3)
  3. Ch 1, sc3tog. (1)
  4. Sc around, (sc, ch 1, sc) in bottom corners, sl st to first sc. Leave a long tail for sewing on.
  5. Sew inner ear to outer ear.
  6. Sew ears to head 6 rows behind eyes and with inside edge of ear lined up with center of eye. Crochet bear with ears and face assembled.

Granny Square Lovey


4mm (G) Hook
In Color A
Start with a mc.

  1. Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc in the mc, ch 2, 3 dc in the mc, ch 2, 3 dc in the mc, ch 2, 3 dc in the mc, ch 2, sl st to 3rd ch to join round, sl st over to first ch 2 sp. (20)
  2. Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc in the same ch sp, ch 2, 3 dc in the same ch sp, *{ch 1, sk next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in the next ch sp} rep from * 3X, ch 1 sk next 3 dc, sl st to 3rd ch to join, sl st over to next ch 2 sp. (36) Cut yarn. Attach Color B with a sl st to the next ch 2 sp.
  3. Color B
    Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc in the same ch sp, ch 2, 3 dc in the same ch sp, *{ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in the next ch 2 sp} rep from * 3x, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch to join, sl st over to next ch 2 sp. (52)
  4. Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc in the same ch sp, ch 2, 3 dc in the same ch sp, *{ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in the next ch 2 sp} rep from * 3x, *{ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch sp} rep from * 2x, ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch to join, sl st over to next ch 2 sp. (68) Cut yarn, attach Color A with a sl st to the next corner ch 2 sp.Pink and beige granny square.
  5. Color A
    Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc in the same ch sp, ch 2, 3 dc in the same ch sp, **[*{ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch sp} rep from * 3x, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next corner ch 2 sp] rep from ** 3x, *{ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in the next ch sp} rep from * 3x, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, sl st to 3rd ch to join, sl st over the corner ch 2 sp. (84)
  6. Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc in the same ch sp, ch 2, 3 dc in the same ch sp, {ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in each ch 1 sp along the sides}, when you come to a ch 2 corner, place (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in the ch 2 sp, then continue to {ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc into each ch 1 sp along the sides}, ch 1, sk the last 3 dc, sl st to the 3rd ch to join, sl st over to the ch 2 corner space. (100)
  7. Rounds 7-15:
    Beginning in Color B and changing to Color A after two rounds, repeat round 6 nine times total (x9), continue changing colors every 2 rounds. End with 244 st.

    16. In Color B, Rep Round 6. (260) On the last round sl st to the 3rd dc (just before the ch 2 corner sp), continue to Border below.
  8. Border
    Start in the dc just before the ch 2 sp of the next corner, ch 1, sc in same, 5dc in corner ch sp, sk next two dcs, sc in next dc, 5dc in next ch sp, *{sk next two dc, sc in next dc, 5 dc in next ch sp} rep from * around, sk next two dc, sl st to first sc. Granny square lovey blanket.

    Finishing
    Cut yarn and weave in ends.
    Block your blanket. Blocked size is 16’x16.5.”
    Sew bear to center of blanket with long tail you left and finish off.
    Gift her to your favorite snuggle bear!

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