Alexei the Polar Bear: Free Crochet Amigurumi Pattern

by Shehla Ahmed

Hello, friends, and welcome to another pattern! I am excited about today’s especially because it’s the first of this year’s Christmas and winter patterns. I loved the toys I created around this time last year, and I’m super excited to share these new ones with you too. So let’s get on with the free crochet amigurumi pattern for Alexei the Polar Bear!

 

 

Alexei is a homebody. He loves to curl up in his cave and drink hot cocoa by the fire, maybe even read a good book. He’s never really too bothered about going to events and parties, but he’ll always make an exception for his friends. Sometimes it’s so hard to find a time when everyone is free and all together, but Christmas time is always for them. When Ollie and Ronald and the rest of the gang come to town, Alexei wraps himself up in his best blue scarf so they can see him better and they all have the best time. Alexei especially loves starting snowball fights and building amazing ice forts with his friends!

 

 

The full free pattern is written out below. For those who’d prefer to print the pattern and take it with you for on-the-go and to markup as you go, you can buy the inexpensive printable PDF from my Etsy and Ravelry shops. The PDF is formatted without ads or comments, so it’s easy to read.

 

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Materials:

 

Abbreviations:

 

 

Pattern Notes:

  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Sizing: 9″ tall 
  • Gauge: 6S x 5R per inch

 

Alexei the Polar Bear: Free Crochet Amigurumi Pattern

 

 

Head

 

Round 1: Create a magic loop and work 6 SC into in. Pull the loop closed and use a stitch marker to mark the first space. You’ll be working in continuous rounds for the entire pattern.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Round 7: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Rounds 8-16: SC around for 9 rounds. 

 

Insert the eyes on the 5th round from the last increase round and about 5 stitches apart. You can play around with the placement, but once you’re happy with it, secure the backings. Start to add in the stuffing now.

 

Round 17: *SC 5, dec* around (36).

Round 18: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Round 19: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Round 20: *SC 2, dec* around (18). Finish adding stuffing.

Round 21: *SC, dec* around (12).

Round 22: Decrease around (6). Then cut the yarn and thread tail through a tapestry needle. Run the needle under the front loops of each stitch and secure yarn. Weave in the end.

 

 

Snout

 

Round 1: Create a magic loop and work 6 SC into in. Pull the loop closed and use a stitch marker to mark the first space.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Rounds 4-8: SC around for 5 rounds. Add a small amount of stuffing and BO leaving a long tail for sewing the snout onto the face.

 

 

Ears (make 2)

 

Round 1: Create a magic loop and work 6 SC into in. Pull the loop closed and use a stitch marker to mark the first space.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Rounds 3-5: SC around for 3 rounds. BO and leave a long tail to sew the ears onto the head.

 

 

Body

 

Round 1: Create a magic loop and work 6 SC into in. Pull the loop closed and use a stitch marker to mark the first space. 

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Round 7: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Rounds 8-16: SC around for 9 rounds.  Start to add stuffing to the body now.

Round 19: *SC 5, dec* around (36).

Round 20: SC around.

Round 21: *SC 4, dec* around (30). 

Round 22: SC around.

Round 23: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Round 24: SC around.

Round 25: *SC 2, dec* around (18). 

Round 26: SC around. Finish stuffing. BO and leave a long tail for sewing the head onto the body.

 

 

 

Legs (Make 2)

 

Round 1: Create a magic loop and work 6 SC into in. Pull the loop closed and use a stitch marker to mark the first space. 

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Rounds 5-18: SC around for 14 rounds.

Round 19: *SC 2, dec* around (18).

Round 20: SC around for 1 round and BO leaving a long tail. Lightly stuff each leg with polyfill.

 

 

 

Arms (Make 2)

 

Round 1: Create a magic loop and work 6 SC into in. Pull the loop closed and use a stitch marker to mark the first space. 

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Rounds 4-17: SC around for 14 rounds. BO leaving a long tail. Lightly stuff each arm with polyfill.

 

 

Tail

 

Round 1: Create a magic loop and work 6 SC into in. Pull the loop closed and use a stitch marker to mark the first space.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Rounds 4-6: SC around for 3 rounds. BO and leave a long tail to sew the tail onto the body.

 

 

 

Scarf

 

Row 1: With your contrast color yarn, chain 30. 

Rows 2-3: Chain 1, turn. DC in each space across. BO and weave in the ends. 

 

 

 

Assembly

 

With all the polar bear pieces made, all that’s left of this free crochet amigurumi pattern is to assemble!

 

Position the ears on the head, using pins to hold them in place if you need to. Then using the tail yarn and a tapestry needle, sew them onto the head. Position the snout onto the face, slightly below the eyes and use the tail yarn to sew it into place as well. 

 

 

Next, align the legs to the body and use the tails to sew them into place going through both layers of the leg and a corresponding space on the body. Then attach the arms the same ways as the legs.

 

 

Then, use the tail yarn from the body to attach the head. It helps to pin it in place so it doesn’t move around. Simply go through each stitch on the body and a corresponding space on the head. Then secure the yarn and hide the tail inside the head. Finally, sew the tail onto the back of the body and secure the yarn. Trim the excess and weave in any loose ends. 

 

 

And you’re done!

 

 

And you’re done! Alexei the Polar Bear is all ready to have fun in a winter wonderland with all his friends! I love how this pattern turned out and I hope you do too. If you liked this, you might also like some of my other winter and Christmas patterns like Ollie the Elf, Ronald the Gingerbread man, Comet the Reindeer, Santa Claus and more coming soon!

 

Related: Crochet Elephant Lovey Pattern 

 

 

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