Critter Bear Coaster

FP205 Bear Critter Coaster

CRITTER COASTER – BEAR

Pattern #FP205

Original Designs By: Maggie Weldon

Skill Level: Beginner Skill
Size: 5” Diameter (fits over a CD)
Materials: Sport Weight Yarn – Brown (MC) ¾ oz, 54 yd, Beige (Bg) ¼ oz, 18 yd, Black (Bk) 5 yd
Additional Materials: Glue, Yarn Needle
½” Wiggly Eyes – 2
Crochet Hook: Size F-5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 2 rnds in dc = 2” across.

 

 

Abbreviations

ch chain rnd round
dc double crochet sc single crochet(s)
hdc half double crochet sl st(s) slip stitch(es)
lp(s) loop(s) sp(s) space(s)
rem remaining st(s) stitch(es)
rep repeat yo yarn over

 

Special Stitches

Double Crochet Decrease (dc dec): Keeping last loop of each st on hook, dc in next 2 sts, yo and pull through 3 loops on hook.

Single Crochet Decrease: (sc dec): Draw up a lp in each of next 2 sts, yo and draw through 3 lps on hook.

 

Bear Coaster

Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting in center, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 3 (counts as first dc now and through-out), 11 dc in ring; join with sl st to first dc. (12 dc) Join all rounds in this manner.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each dc around; join. (24 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same dc as joining, dc in next dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 11 times; join. (36 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same dc as joining, dc in next 2 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc) 11 times; join. (48 dc)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same dc as joining, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc) 11 times; join. (60 dc)
Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in same dc as joining, dc in next 4 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc) 11 times; join. (72 dc)
Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc dec, (dc in next dc, dc dec) around. (48 dc)
Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc dec, (dc in next dc, dc dec) around. (32 dc) Finish off and weave in ends.

 

 

EARS (Make 2)

Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at base, with MC, ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch across. (9 sc)
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, * draw up a lp in each of next 2 sc, yo and draw through 3 lps on hook *, sc in next sc across to last 2 sc; rep from * to *. (7 sc)
Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, sc dec, sc in next sc across to last 2 sc; sc dec (5 sc); working in sides of rows, sc in next 4 rows, working in unused lps of starting ch,
sc dec, sc in next ch across to last 2 ch, sc dec; working in sides of rows, sc in next 4 rows; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off.

SNOUT

Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting in center, with Bg, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 3, 15 dc in ring; join with sl st to first dc. (16 dc)
Rnd2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each dc around; join. (32 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same dc as joining, dc in next dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) around; join. (48 dc) Finish off.

NOSE

Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at base, with Bk, ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (3 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each sc across. (6 sc)
Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc. (8 sc) Do not turn; working in sides of rows, sc in next 3 rows, sl st in unused lp of starting ch, working in sides of rows, sc in next 3 rows; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off leaving long end.

MOUTH

With Bk, ch 10, finish off leaving long end.

Finishing (use photo as guide)

 

– Slip Coaster over CD with Rnds 7 & 8 at the back.
– Using long ends, sew Nose and Mouth to Snout.
– Position and sew (or glue) Ears and Snout to front of Coaster. Glue Wiggly eyes in place.

All Rights Reserved ©2010 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,

Maggie

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