Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sweet and Sour Amigurumi Bears and Friends






Materials:
Sweet:
*1 skein of The Original Sugar & Cream 4ply cotton yarn Hot Pink
*1 skein of The Original Sugar & Cream 4ply cotton yarn in White
*Small length of Paton’s Brilliant 3ply yarn in Black Dazzle for face details.

Ice Cream Cone Mascot
*1 skein of The Original Peaches & Cream 4ply cotton yarn in Baby Green
*1 skein Peaches & Cream 4ply yarn in Camel
*Small length of Paton’s Brilliant 3ply yarn in Black Dazzle for face details.

Sour
*1 skein of The Original Sugar & Cream 4ply cotton yarn in Hot Green
*1 skein of The Original Sugar & Cream 4ply cotton yarn in White
*Small length of Paton’s Brilliant 3ply yarn in Black Dazzle for face details.

Lemon Mascot
*1 skein of The Original Sugar & Cream 4ply cotton yarn in Yellow
*Small length of Paton’s Brilliant 3ply yarn in Black Dazzle for face details.

Crochet Hook:
3.00mm

Extras:
*Stitch marker
*Poly-fill
*Yarn needle
*Two pairs of 12mm safety eyes for bears
*Two pairs of 7mm safety eyes for mascots

Finished Measurements:
Bears: 6 inches tall
Lemon Mascot: 3 inches long and 1 ¼ inches tall
Ice Cream Cone Mascot:3 ¼ inches tall

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch chain
sc single crochet
sts stitchs
dc double sc
dec decrease a stitch (*insert hook into next st, yarn over, draw up a loop* twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.)
*repeat directions inside * as many times as indicated
bobble sc 4 *yarn over, insert hook in sc and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

A Note On Gauge: The crochet fabric needs to be tight, so if you change yarn weight, make sure you use a hook size that is at least 2 sizes smaller than the label of the yarn calls for.

Sweet and Sour are both made exactly the same way. The difference between them is the colors used and the face that is embroidered. Follow the pictures to embroider the faces, and make each Bear their mascot friend!

These patterns are worked in continuous rounds. Do not join rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the end of your rounds.

Tasty Bears
Muzzle
With white, Ch 4
Round1 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next sc, working on the back of the chain, sc in last two sts, place stitch marker (8)
Round 2 2 sc in first two sts, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next two sts, sc in last 2 sts (12)
Round 3 sc in the first sc, 2 sc in next two sts, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next two sts, sc in next 2 sts, slip sc in the last sc (16)
Embroider on the nose and mouth.

Ears make 2
With body color yarn create a slip ring. Sc to secure circle, then 6 sc in ring. (6)
Round 1 2sc in each sc. (12)
Round 2*2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
Rounds 3 -4 sc in each sc around (18)
Round 5 *1 dec, 1 sc in the next sc* around (12)
Round 6 sc in each sc around (12)

Head/body
With body color yarn create a slip ring. Sc to secure circle, then 6 sc in ring. (6)
Round 1 2sc in each sc. (12)
Round 2*2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
Round 3 *2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (24)
Round 4 *2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (30)
Round 5*2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (36)
Round 6*2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 5 sts* around (42)
Round 7 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 6 sts* around (48)
Rounds 8-14 sc in each sc around (48)
Round 15 *1 dec, 1 sc in the next 6 sts* around (42)
Round 16 *1 dec, 1 sc in the next 5 sts* around (36)
Round 17 *1 dec, 1 sc in the next 4 sts* around (30)
Round 18*1 dec, 1 sc in the next 3 sts* around (24)
Place the eyes between rounds 12 and 13 and 9 stitches apart on the head. If you are making Sweet, embroider on the eyelashes before you secure the eyes with the safety backs. If you are making Sour, embroider the eyebrows on before you stuff the head. Stuff the head firmly. Sew on the muzzle between the eyes. Sew the ears onto the head. Weave in ends to finish off.
Round 19 *1 dec, 1 sc in the next 2 sts* around (18)
Round 20 *1 dec, 1 sc in the next sc* around (12)
Rounds 21 -22 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 23 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
Rounds 24 -25 sc in each sc around (18)
Round 26 *2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (24)
Rounds 27 -29 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 30 *1 dec, 1 sc in the next 2 sts* around (18)
Stuff the body as you continue to close in the remaining rounds.
Round 31 sc in each sc around (18)
Round 32 *1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around (12)
Round 33 *1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around (8)
Leave a long length of yarn and weave through the stitches of the last round. Pull tight to close up hole and weave in ends to finish off.

Tummy Panel
With white yarn create a slip ring. Sc to secure circle, then 6 sc in ring. (6)
Round 1 2sc in each sc. (12)
Round 2 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18) Slip sc the last sc of the round to make the circle more rounded.
Sew the tummy to the body. Weave in ends to finish.

Legs make 2
With body color yarn create a slip ring. Sc to secure circle, then 6 sc in ring. (6)
Round 1 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* twice (8)
Rounds 2-9 sc in each sc around (8)
Stuff the legs and sew them to the body. Weave in ends to finish.

Arms make 2
With body color yarn create a slip ring. Sc to secure circle, then 6 sc in ring. (6)
Round 1-9 sc in each sc around (6)
Sew the arms to the body. Weave in ends to finish.

Tail
With body color yarn create a slip ring. Sc to secure circle, then 6 sc in ring. (6)
Round 1 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* twice (8)
Round 2 sc in each sc around (8)
Fold the tail in half and sew it to the bears bum. Weave in loose ends to finish.

Sour’s Lemon Mascot
With yellow yarn create a slip ring. Sc to secure circle, then 6 sc in ring. (6)
Rounds 1-2 sc in each sc around (6)
Round 3 2sc in each sc. (12)
Round 4 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 5 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
Rounds 6-11 sc in each sc around (18)
Round 12 *1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around (12)
Place the safety eyes on the lemon 3 stitches apart. Embroider on the mouth. Stuff the lemon and continue on.
Round 13 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 14 dec six times (6)
Rounds 15-16 sc in each sc around (6)
Leave a long length of yarn and weave through the stitches of the last round. Pull tight to close up hole and weave in ends to finish off.

Sweet’s Ice Cream Cone Mascot
With baby green yarn create a slip ring. Sc to secure circle, then 6 sc in ring. (6)
Round 1 2sc in each sc. (12)
Round 2*2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
Round 3 *2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (24)
Rounds 4-7 sc in each sc around (24)
Round 8 *1 dec, 1 sc in the next 2 sts* around (18)
Round 9 sc in each sc around (18)
Round 10 * bobble sc 4 in next sc, sc in next sc* around (18)
On the last sc of round 10, switch to Camel
Rounds 11-12 sc in each sc around (18)
Place the eyes between rounds 6 and 7 and 4 stitches apart. Embroider on the smile and stuff the head.
Round 13 *1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around (12)
Round 14 sc in each sc around (12)
Continue to stuff as you close up the work.
Round 15 dec six times (6)
Rounds 16-17 sc in each sc around (6)
Leave a long length of yarn and weave through the stitches of the last round. Pull tight to close up hole and weave in ends to finish off.

4 comments:

Árný Hekla said...

Hi :)
I´m making a "Sour" for my son, and I blogged about it here:
http://systraseidur.blogspot.com/2010/03/lra.html
I did put it in a PDF file for myself to print out, I can send it to you if you want :)
Thanks a million for the pattern :)

Árný Hekla said...

Hi, thanks for commenting on my site :)
If you like you can blog about my Súri (Sour), no problem :) I really liked this pattern :)

dnjstepp said...

Your sweet and sour bears are so cute. I have been looking for something to make for my kids. Tonight they picked your pattern. The green bear for my son and the pink for my daughter. Thanks so much for sharing!

Emma Kaufmann said...

Thanks so much these bears are awesome! I will get crocheting!!