Icicle -Mohair Bear
Hook size 6
Size 10 Crochet thread White or ecru
Fine Mohair or Mohair fingering weight (1 skein ivory)
Embroidery floss for nose and mouth
Onyx beads (1 mm) for eyes
His little scarf was knitted in stockinette stitch with silk embroidery thread on very small needles.
A wonderful simple crochet project for an icicle mohair bear.
Head With mohair
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc of rnd 1 (12 sc)
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each sc around (24 sc)
Rnd 4-10: sc in each st around
Rnd 11-12: sc2tog, at end of rnd 12 sl st in next ch.
Fasten off leaving tail. Stuff head and gather opening sew closed.
Nose With cotton thread
Rnd 1: ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (8)
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next, sc in next) around (12)
Rnd 4-6: sc around at end of last rnd sl st in next st and fasten off leaving tail for sewing.
Stuff nose and stitch in place on head. Ears Make 2 with cotton thread
Row 1- Leaving tail ch 2, in 2nd ch from hook work a sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc. , fasten off leaving tail. Thread first tail and placing ear where you want it run thread though the head and out where it will attach to body, repeat with other tail exiting right next to first tail at neck.
Tie the two ends together then hide ends in head by sewing back threw the head and out, pull thread tight and snip, the end should disappear inside. Repeat for other tail.
Embroider facial features. Sew on eyes in similar fashion as ears. Thread bead on a needle and then thread each end and attach eye as you did ear.
Body With Mohair
Rnd 1: ch 2, 10 sc in 1st ch
Rnd 2: 2 sc around (20)
Rnds 3-7: sc around
Rnd 8: sc in 5, 2 sc in next, sc in 8, 2 sc in next, sc in 5 (22)
Rnd 9-18: sc around Rnd 19: sc2tog around, sl st in next st. fasten off, leaving tail.
Stuff body and use tail to gather the opening and sew shut.
Fine Mohair Bear continued:
Arms With Mohair
Rnd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3-11: sc around
Rnd 12: sc2tog 2x, sc in 8 (10)
Rnd 13-15: sc around switch to cotton thread in last st
Rnd 16-18: sc around
Rnd 19: sc2tog around, (5), sl st in next st. fasten off and stuff as before using embroidery floss embroider claws on ends of paws.
Feet With cotton thread
Rnd 1: With white ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in 3, 3 sc in last ch, on opposite side, sc in 3 , 2 sc in last st (12)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around switch to mohair in last st
Rnd 3: sc around
Rnd 4: sc in 7, sc2tog 5x, sc in 7 (19)
Rnd 5: sc in 5, sc2tog 5x, sc in 4
Rnd 6: sc in 5, sc2tog 3x, sc in 3
Rnd 7: sc around (11)
Rnd 8: sc in 4, 2 sc in 3, sc in 4
Rnd 9-16: sc around Rnd 17: sc in next st, sc2tog around, jn w sl st to 1 sc. Fasten off and join as before.
With strong Dental floss threaded on a sturdy needle long enough to go through body of bear, leaving a long tail, insert yarn at spot on body where its left leg will join, exit through the top of the body at neck.
Take a deep stitch in the bottom of bears head and go back through neck in same hole, exiting out right leg joint.
Take a stitch in the top inside of the leg that will go on the bears right (where you want the joint) and insert needle back into body at the same place it came out exiting at the left joint where you started. ( you have formed a triangle of sorts).
Now take a stitch in the corresponding left leg. Now tie together the tail you left at the beginning with the thread on the needle. TIE VERY TIGHTLY and make at least 3 tight knots. They should be hidden in the joint of the leg. Hide the ends in the body.
Next attach arms by entering in one joint, exiting out the other and catching the arm as you did the leg and re-entering body and back out where you started, catching other arm, then pulling tightly and knotting as you did for the legs. Your bear should now be pose able. If they are too loose to hold position you need to tie more tightly and I highly recommend the floss.
Copyright 2003 Debbie Nicholas from Debbittybears
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.