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{ Oliver, the bear with long thin legs… }


Materials
- 3.00 mm crochet hook
- 100 % cotton yarn for a 3.00 mm hook
- Tapestry needle
- Polyfiber fill  

Abbreviations (US Terms)
st = stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet

You will need: 
One color for the skin/fur, white and a contrasting color for the straps of the t-shirt.  
Oh! And a bit of brown yarn to embroider the eyes and muzzle. 
I use 100% cotton yarn. 

Finished size: 
From head to toe, Oliver measures 30 cm approximately.
Of course, should you choose a different hook and yarn, final measures will vary.


Ready! Let's begin! 


Leg 1 
{Start with the color of the skin/fur…}
1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook.
2. Crochet *2 sc in each stitch*, repeat * (8)
3. to 20. Crochet 8 sc
Close and break the yarn.

Leg 2 + body
{Start with the color of the skin/fur…}
1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook.
2. Crochet *2 sc in each stitch*, repeat * (8)
3. to 20. Crochet 8 sc

DON’T BREAK THE YARN… let's go on

21. With the second leg still on your hook, chain 10 ch stitches and join leg 1. Crochet 8 sc along leg 1. Then crochet 10 sc along one of the sides of the 10-ch chain, 8 sc along leg 2 and, finally, 10 sc along the other side of the 10-ch chain. Total stitches: 36
22. to 27. Crochet 36 sc
28. Change to white and crochet 36 sc
29. Crochet 36 sc
30. Change to the contrasting color of the t-shirt and crochet 36 sc
31. Crochet *7 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (32)
32. Change to white and crochet 32 sc
33. Crochet 32 sc
34. Change to the contrasting color of the t-shirt and crochet 32 sc
35. Crochet 32 sc
{Start stuffing the body…}
36. Change to white and crochet *6 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (28)
37. Crochet 28 sc
38. Change to the contrasting color of the t-shirt and crochet 28 sc
39. Crochet 28 sc
40. Change to white and crochet 28 sc
41. Crochet 28 sc
{Stuff some more…}
42. Change to the color of the skin/fur and, only through back loops, crochet 28 sc

DON’T BREAK THE YARN… We will go on with her head…

Head
43. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (42)
{Stuff the neck area firmly…}
44. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (56)
45. to 59. Crochet 56 sc
{With a bit of brown yarn, embroider the eyes between rounds 49 and 50. The distance between the eyes should be 12 stitches…}
60. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (42)
61. Crochet *5 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (36)
{Start stuffing the head…}
62. Crochet *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)
63. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
64. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
65. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
{Stuff some more…}
66. Crochet 6 decreases (6)
Close. Break the yarn and weave in ends.

Muzzle
{Using white…}
1. Start with a magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
With a bit of brown yarn, embroider the nose in the middle of this white circle...

Bear Ears
{Make two, using the color of the skin/fur…}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
4. to 5. Crochet 18 sc
6. Press the opening with your fingers, aligning 9 stitches side by side and sc together the corresponding stitches, 1 sc into each pair of stitches (9).
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the head. 

Arms
{Make two. Using the color of the skin/fur…}
1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook.
2. Crochet *2 sc in each stitch*, repeat * (8)
3. to 20. Crochet 8 sc
{Do not stuff the arm}
21. Press the opening with your fingers, aligning 4 stitches side by side and sc together the corresponding stitches, 1 sc into each pair of stitches (4).
Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew arms to body.

Assembly
Sew the white muzzle to the head, in between the eyes.
- Curve the ears and sew them to the head.
- Sew the arms to the sides of the body.


Done! Congratulations! 



© 2019 – “Oliver” is a design by Carla Mitrani for {Amour Fou} – All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization. You can neither reproduce, publish, alter, sell or use for commercial purposes FINISHED DOLLS made with this pattern without authorization. Thank you!