Red Heart Super Saver Beach Bear Rita

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by Michele Wilcox, Red Heart

Red Heart Super Saver Beach Bear Rita

Children and adults alike will fall in love with the Red Heart Super Saver Beach Bear Rita and its attire! Have fun crocheting Rita and her toys - ducky inner tube, pail and fish!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 12 sts and 14 rows (about 3 inch) in sc to crochet a bear that measures approximately 12 inch tall. Remember to check your gauge. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 inch square, try using a smaller size hook; if it takes you more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere and some of the patterns. sc2tog = [Draw up a loop in next st] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Notes: Gauge is not critical for this project. Work tightly so stuffing will not show between stitches. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color. Use photograph as a guide for placement of pieces to be sewn together.
  • 2
    Head: Beginning at nose with Warm Brown, ch 2. Round 1 (Right Side): Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook—6 sc. Do not join, work in continuous rounds (spirals). Place a marker for beginning of round. Move marker up as each round is completed. Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc. Round 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—18 sc. Rounds 4–7: Sc in each sc around. Round 8: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—24 sc. Round 9: Sc in each sc around. Round 10: Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in each of next 6 sc, sc in last 9 sc—30 sc. Rounds 11 and 12: Sc in each sc around. Round 13: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—36 sc. Rounds 14 and 15: Sc in each sc around. Round 16: [Sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog] 6 times—30 sc. Round 17: Sc in each sc around. Round 18: [Sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog] 6 times—24 sc. Round 19: [Sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog] 6 times—18 sc. Round 20: [Sc in next sc, sc2tog] 6 times—12 sc. Stuff head. Round 21: Sc in each sc around. Round 22: [Sc2tog] 6 times—6 sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through the stitches of last round and pull to gather. Weave in end securely.
  • 3
    Facial Features: With Black, embroider satin stitch eyes and nose, and straight stitch mouth. (See top of page 3 of template.)
  • 4
    Ear (Make 2): With Warm Brown, ch 2. Rounds 1 and 2: Work same as Rounds 1 and 2 of head—12 sc. Round 3: Sc in each sc around. Round 4: [Sc in next sc, sc2tog] 4 times—8 sc. Fasten off. Do not stuff ear. Flatten and sew ears to head.
  • 5
    Headband: With Turqua, ch 31. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn—30 sc. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Fasten off. Sew headband around head, in front of ears.
  • 6
    Bow: With Turqua, ch 2. Rounds 1 and 2: Work same as Rounds 1 and 2 of head; change to Royal Blue in last st of Round 2—12 sc. Round 3: With Royal Blue, sc in each sc around; change to Turqua in last st. Round 4: With Turqua, sc in each sc around; change to Royal Blue in last st. Round 5: With Royal Blue, [skip next sc, slip st in next sc] 6 times—6 slip sts. Round 6: With Royal Blue, sc in each slip st around; change to Turqua in last sc—6 sc. Round 7: With Turqua, 2 sc in each sc around; change to Royal Blue in last sc—12 sc. Rounds 8 and 9: Repeat Rounds 3 and 4; do not change to Royal Blue in last st of Round 9. Round 10: With Turqua, [sc2tog] 6 times—6 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through the stitches of last round and pull to gather. Weave in end securely.
  • 7
    Body: Beginning at top with Warm Brown, ch 6; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring. Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 1, 2 sc in each ch around—12 sc. Do not join, work in continuous rounds (spirals). Place a marker for beginning of round. Move marker up as each round is completed. Round 2: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—18 sc. Round 3: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—24 sc. Round 4: Sc in each sc around. Round 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—30 sc. Round 6: Sc in each sc around. Round 7: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times; change to Turqua in last st—36 sc.
  • 8
    Bathing Suit: Round 8: With Turqua, sc in each sc around; change to Royal Blue in last st. Round 9: With Royal Blue, sc in each sc around; change to Turqua in last st. Rounds 10–17: Repeat last 2 rounds 4 more times. Round 18: With Turqua, sc in each sc around; change to Royal Blue in last st.
  • 9
    Divide for Legs: First Leg Round 19: With Royal Blue, sc in next 18 sc; change to Warm Brown in last sc, place a marker in the next st; leave the marked st and all remaining sts unworked—18 sc. Work in continuous rounds over the remaining 18 sc only, forming a circle for the first leg. Rounds 20–30: Sc in each sc around.
  • 10
    Shape Foot: Round 31: Work 2 sc in each of first 3 sc, sc in next 12 sc, 3 sc in each of last 3 sc—24 sc. Rounds 32–35: Sc in each sc around. Round 36: [Sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog] 6 times—18 sc. Stuff leg. Round 37: [Sc in next sc, sc2tog] 6 times—12 sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through the stitches of last round and pull to gather. Weave in end securely.
  • 11
    Second Leg: With Right Side facing, join Royal Blue with sc in marked st following first leg. Round 19: Sc in each remaining unworked st following first leg; change to Warm Brown in last st. Rounds 20–30: Sc in each sc around.
  • 12
    Shape Foot: Round 31: Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in each of next 6 sc, sc in last 7 sc—24 sc. Rounds 32–37: Work same as Rounds 32–37 of first leg—12 sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through the stitches of last round and pull to gather. Weave in end securely. Sew head to top of body.
  • 13
    Tie (for bathing suit top): With Turqua, ch 35, slip st in center top of bathing suit, ch 35. Fasten off and weave in ends. Tie both ends together behind neck.
  • 14
    Skirt: With Royal Blue, ch 36; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring. Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around; change to Turqua in last sc—36 sc. Do not join, work in continuous rounds (spirals). Place a marker for beginning of round. Move marker up as each round is completed. Carry color not in use up inside of work until next needed. Round 2: With Turqua, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around; change to Royal Blue in last sc—54 sc. Round 3: With Royal Blue, sc in each sc around; change to Turqua in last st. Round 4: With Turqua, sc in each sc around; change to Royal Blue in last st. Fasten off Turqua. Round 5: With Royal Blue, *slip st in next sc, ch 3, skip next sc; repeat from * around. Fasten off. Wrap skirt around waist and sew beginning edge to waist.
  • 15
    Arm (Make 2): With Warm Brown, ch 2. Rounds 1 and 2: Work same as Rounds 1 and 2 of head—12 sc. Rounds 3–5: Sc in each sc around. Round 6: [Sc2tog] twice, sc in remaining 8 sc—10 sc. Rounds 7–16: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off. Stuff arms and sew to body.
  • 16
    Ducky Inner Tube: With Bright Yellow, ch 42; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring. Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around—42 sc. Do not join, work in continuous rounds (spirals). Place a marker for beginning of round. Move marker up as each round is completed. Round 2: [Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—48 sc. Round 3: [Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—54 sc. Rounds 4–6: Sc in each sc around. Round 7: [Sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog] 6 times—48 sc. Round 8: [Sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog] 6 times—42 sc. Round 9: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Use tail to sew beginning edge to Round 9, stuffing piece as you go.
  • 17
    Ducky Head: With Bright Yellow, ch 2. Rounds 1–4: Work same as Rounds 1–4 of bear head—18 sc. Round 5: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—24 sc. Rounds 6 and 7: Sc in each sc around. Round 8: *Sc2tog; repeat from * around—12 sc. Round 9: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off.
  • 18
    Beak: With Pumpkin, ch 2. Round 1: Work same as Round 1 of bear head—6 sc. Round 2: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] twice—8 sc. Round 3: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Stuff very lightly. Use tail to sew beak to ducky head.`Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Stuff very lightly. Use tail to sew beak to ducky head.
  • 19
    Facial Features: With Black, embroider French knot eyes to ducky head. Sew ducky head to inner tube. (See bottom of page 3 of template.)
  • 20
    Pail: With Cherry Red, ch 2. Rounds 1–3: Work same as Rounds 1–3 of head—18 sc. Round 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—24 sc. Round 5: Working in back loops only, sc in each sc around. Round 6: Sc in each sc around. Round 7: [Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times—27 sc. Round 8: Sc in each sc around. Round 9: [Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times—30 sc. Round 10: Sc in each sc around. Round 11: [Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times—33 sc. Round 12: Sc in each sc around. Round 13: Slip st in each sc around.
  • 21
    Handle: Ch 18, skip next 16 slip sts, slip st in next slip st, turn, skip the slip st just made, slip st in each of next 18 ch. Fasten off.
  • 22
    Goldfish: With Pumpkin, ch 2. Rounds 1 and 2: Work same as Rounds 1 and 2 of head—12 sc. Round 3: Sc in each sc around. Round 4: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—18 sc. Rounds 5–12: Sc in each sc around. Round 13: *Sc2tog; repeat from * around—9 sc. Stuff piece lightly. Round 14: [Sc2tog] 4 times, sc in last sc—5 sc. Round 15: Flatten last round, working through both thicknesses, work 3 sc evenly spaced across, turn—3 sc. Round 16: Ch 5, slip st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch (fin made), skip next sc of Round 15, slip st in next sc, ch 5, slip st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch (fin made), slip st in last sc of Round 15, turn.
  • 23
    Edging: Ch 1, sc around edges of tail, working 3 sc in each tip and working a slip st in the slip st at center of tail (between fins). Fasten off.
  • 24
    Top Fin: With Pumpkin, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sc in next ch; repeat from * across. Fasten off. Sew fin to back of goldfish.
  • 25
    Side Fin (Make 2): With Pumpkin, ch 4, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, slip st in last ch. Fasten off. Sew one side fin to each side of goldfish.
  • 26
    Bottom Fin: With Pumpkin, ch 7, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, slip st in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, slip st in last ch. Fold fin in half and sew center to bottom of goldfish.
  • 27
    Facial Features: With Black, embroider French knot eyes and straight st smile.
  • 28
    Finishing: Weave in any remaining ends. Place accessories on bear.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Warm Brown 104212455
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Black 104212432
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Turqua 104212516
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Royal Blue 104212493
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Pumpkin 104212583
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Bright Yellow 104212445
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Cherry Red 104212439
  • Susan Bates Aluminum Silvalume Crochet Hook 3.75 mm F5 US 104236318
  • Yarn Needle
  • Susan Bates Split Lock Stitch Count Markers 104236460
  • Fairfield Processing Poly-fil Fiber 32 oz. 104238553
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