Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Amigurumi Graduation Bear

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Amigurumi Graduation Bear

Make your graduate feel “bear-y” special.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    An exact gauge is not necessary for this project. Finished bear measures approximately 6-1/2 inch tall. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Special Abbreviation: sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook. Note: Work in continuous rnds; do not join rnds or turn unless otherwise instructed.
  • 2
    Head and Body: Beg at top of head, with Beige, ch 2. Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed. Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around—12 sts. Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around—18 sts. Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around—24 sts. Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around—30 sts. Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around—36 sts. Rnds 7–14: Sc in each st around. Rnd 15: *Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around—30 sts. Rnd 16: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around—24 sts. Rnd 17: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around—18 sts. Following package instructions, attach safety eyes to face. Start stuffing firmly. Continue stuffing as you go. Rnds 18–20: Rep Rnds 4–6—36 sts. Rnds 21–32: Sc in each st around. Rnds 33–35: Rep Rnds 15–17—18 sts. Rnd 36: *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around—12 sts. Rnd 37: (Sc2tog) 6 times—6 sts. Fasten off.
  • 3
    Arms (make 2): With Beige, ch 2. Rnds 1–3: Work Rnds 1–3 of Head—18 sts. Rnds 4 and 5: Sc in each st around. Rnd 6: Sc in next 7 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 7 sts—16 sts. Rnd 7: Sc in next 6 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 6 sts—14 sts. Rnds 8–12: Sc in each st around. Rnd 13: (Sc2tog) 7 times—7 sts. Fasten off.
  • 4
    Legs (make 2): With Beige, ch 2. Rnds 1–4: Work Rnds 1–4 of Head—24 sts. Rnds 5 and 6: Sc in each st around. Rnd 7: (Sc2tog) 8 times, sc in last 8 sts—16 sts. Rnds 8–12: Sc in each st around. Fasten off.
  • 5
    Ear: With Beige, ch 2. Rnds 1–3: Work Rnds 1–3 of Head—18 sts. Rnds 4 and 5: Sc in each st around. Rnd 6: (Sc2tog) 9 times—9 sts. Fasten off.
  • 6
    Cap: With Colonial Blue, ch 2. Rnds 1–4: Work Rnds 1–4 of Head—24 sts. Rnd 5: Sc in each st around. Fasten off.
  • 7
    Mortar Board (make 2): With Colonial Blue, ch 13. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across—12 sts. Rows 2–12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.
  • 8
    Diploma: With White, ch 7. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across—6 sts. Rows 2–5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.
  • 9
    Finishing: Stuff Arms and Legs and sew to Body. With scrap of Brown yarn, embroider nose. With wrong sides of the two Mortar Board pieces together and working through both thicknesses, join Colonial Blue with sc in edge and work sc evenly spaced around, working 3 sc in each corner. Sew bottom of Mortar Board to center of Cap, and sew Cap onto one side of Head. Sew a strand of Yellow yarn to center top of Mortar Board (for tassel), fray end of strand. With Colonial Blue, make a French knot on center top of Mortar Board. Sew Ear to other side of Head. Roll Diploma and tie with a scrap of Red yarn. Sew Diploma to one Arm. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn Beige 104213508
  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn Colonial Blue 104213506
  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn White 104213502
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook Size G-6/4.00 mm 104239367
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
  • Fairfield Processing Poly-fil Fiber 32 oz. 104238553
  • Small Amounts of Brown Yarn
  • Small Amounts of Red Yarn
  • Small Amounts of Yellow Yarn
  • Safety Eyes 8 mm (2)
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