Polar Bear Kisses Set

What’s better than a polar bear to cuddle? A polar bear with a cool scarf and a matching one for your little one!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Kid Scarf Size: Toddler (child, preteen), 42 (48, 54)” length x 4¾ (5½, 6)” width

Shown in child size

Finished Measurements

Bear: 14½” length from tip of nose to tip of tail x 15” body circumference

Gauge: 18 sc and 22 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in sc before stuffing using smaller hook

14 sts and 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Spike Stripes patt using larger hook

Materials

Yarn:

Light Weight Yarn Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Superwash (100% Superwash Wool; 284 yards [259 meters]/100 grams): 828 Pulp (MC), 2 balls; 846 Mulberry Heather (CC1), 1 (1, 2) balls; 842 Oatmeal Heather (CC2), 1 (1, 2) balls

Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm); US size 7 (4.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; small amount of black yarn (for embroidering face); polyester stuffing

Special Stitches

Spike sc: Insert hook into st indicated, yo and pull up lp even with current row, yo and pull through both lps on hook.

Spike Stripes (odd number of sts, ch an even number of sts to start)

Rows 1-2: With CC1, sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn.

Row 3: With CC2, ch 1, sc in first sc, *spike sc in sc 2 rows below, sk sc behind spike sc just made, sc in next sc; rep from * across, turn.

Row 4: With CC2, ch 1, hdc in each sc across, turn.

Row 5: With CC1, ch 1, *spike sc in sc 2 rows below, sk hdc behind spike sc just made; rep from * to last st, spike sc in sc 2 rows below, turn.

Row 6: With CC1, ch 1, hdc in each sc across, turn.

Rep Rows 3-6 for patt.

Polar Bear Pattern

Head

With smaller hook and MC, begin with adjustable ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 4 sc in ring, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc – 8 sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc – 12 sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc – 16 sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc – 20 sc.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc – 24 sc.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) 2 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 2 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 29 sc.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 3 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 35 sc.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, *sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc – 40 sc.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in next 17 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 17 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 42 sc.

Rnds 11-21: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Shape Neck

Rnd 1: Ch 1, *sc in next 12 sc, sc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc – 39 sts rem.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog, (sc in next 11 sc, sc2tog) 2 times, sc in last 6 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 36 sts rem.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc – 32 sts rem.

Rnds 6-8: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Stuff Head and Neck.

Shape Body

Rnd 1: Ch 1, *sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc – 36 sc.

Rnds 2-4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc) 3 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 40 sc.

Rnds 6-7: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc) 3 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 4 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 44 sc.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc) 3 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 2 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 48 sc.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, *sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc – 52 sc.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in next 6 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc) 3 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 6 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 56 sc.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 13 sc) 3 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 10 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 60 sc.

Rnd 15: Ch 1, *sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc – 66 sc.

Rnds 16-40: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Stuff Body.

Shape End of Body

Rnd 1: Ch 1, *sc in next 9 sc, sc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc – 60 sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sc, (sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc) 5 times, sc2tog, sc in last 5 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 54 sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sc, (sc2tog, sc in next 7 sc) 5 times, sc2tog, sc in last 2 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 48 sc.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc – 42 sc.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, (sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc) 5 times, sc2tog, sc in last 3 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 36 sc.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, (sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc) 6 times, join with sl st to beg sc – 30 sc.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, (sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc) 5 times, sc2tog, sc in last sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 24 sc.

Stuff End of Body.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc) 6 times, join with sl st to beg sc – 18 sc.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, (sc2tog, sc in next sc) 6 times, join with sl st to beg sc – 12 sc.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, (sc2tog) around, join with sl st to beg sc – 6 sc.

Stuff End of Body. Break yarn leaving 6” tail, pass tail through rem sc. Fasten off.

Front Legs (make 2)

With smaller hook and MC, ch 7.

Base of Foot

Rnd 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in each of next 4 ch, 5 sc in last ch; working down opposite side of ch, sc in each of next 5 chs, join with sl st to beg sc – 15 sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 21 sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 27 sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Shape Foot

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, (sc2tog, sc in next sc) 3 times, sc 2tog, sc in last 8 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 23 sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in next 7 sc, (sc2tog) 2 times, sc in next sc, (sc2tog) 2 times, sc in last 7 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 19 sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sc, (sc2tog) 2 times, sc in next sc, (sc2tog) 2 times, sc in last 5 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 15 sc.

Rnds 5-7: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Shape Leg

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 6 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 17 sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 4 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 19 sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 9 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 21 sc.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc) 3 times, join with sl st to beg sc – 24 sc.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc) 2 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 4 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 27 sc.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc) 3 times, join with sl st to beg sc – 30 sc.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc) 2 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc, join with sl st to beg sc – 33 sc.

Rnds 12-14: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Shape Top of Leg

Note: This section is worked in rows.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each sc around, do not join, sc in next 7 sc, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Sl st in first 2 sc, ch 1, sc in next 28 sc, turn.

Row 3: Sl st in first 2 sc, ch 1, sc in next 24 sc, turn.

Row 4: Sl st in first 2 sc, ch 1, sc in next 20 sc, turn.

Row 5: Sl st in first 2 sc, ch 1, sc in next 16 sc, turn.

Row 6: Sl st in first 2 sc, ch 1, sc in next 12 sc, turn.

Row 7: Sl st in first 2 sc, ch 1, sc in next 8 sc.

Fasten off, leaving 12” tail for seaming.

Stuff Leg. 

Back Legs (make 2)

Work as for Front Legs through Rnd 13 of Shape Foot section.

Fasten off leaving 12” tail for seaming.

Tail

With smaller hook and MC, beg with adjustable ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc – 12 sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times, join with sl st to beg sc – 18 sc.

Rnds 4-5: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, (sc in next sc, sc2tog) 6 times, join with sl st to beg sc – 12 sc rem.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, (sc2tog) around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Break yarn leaving 8” end. Stuff Tail.

Sew Tail to Bear butt.

Ears (make 2)

With smaller hook and MC, ch 16, leaving 10” tail.

Row 1: Working through bottom bumps of chs, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 15 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, (sc2tog) 2 times, sc in next sc, (sc2tog) 2 times, sc in last 3 sc, turn – 11 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in last 3 sc – 9 sc.

Fasten off leaving 6” tail. Sew first half of Row 3 to second half to form inner portion of Ear.

Sew base of Ears to head using tail from beg ch.

Scarf Pattern

With CC1 and smaller hook, ch 6.

Work in Spike Stripes patt until piece meas 16”, ending with Row 5 of patt.

Next Row: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Fasten off.

Fringe

Cut 20, 4” pieces of CC1. Holding 2 strands together as one, attach 5 groups each to both ends of Scarf. Wrap around Polar Bear neck. Tack in place.

Finishing

Sew Front and Back Legs to body using photos as a guide. Embroider eyes, nose, and mouth using black yarn. Tie Scarf around neck. Weave in ends.

Kid Scarf Pattern

With CC1 and larger hook, ch 18 (20, 22).

Work in Spike Stripes patt until piece meas 42 (48, 54)”, ending with Row 5 of patt.

Next Row: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Fasten off.

Fringe

Cut 68 (76, 84), 10” pieces of CC1. Holding 2 strands tog as one, attach 17 (19, 21) groups each to both ends of Scarf. Weave in ends. yarn ball

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Comments
  • I’m trying to do this pattern, but I’m having ptoblems to sew Front and Back Legs to body because has any photo explaining where is the correct place to sew then.
    Who can help me, please?
    Thanks a lot.

    Reply

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