12.15.2016

Polar Bear Rug ♥ 12 Days of DIY

Crochet Polar Bear Rug
On the eighth day of 12 Days of DIY I made crocheted for you, a polar bear rug! This is hands down the most difficult crochet pattern I've made thus far. I had to unravel, crochet and unravel again and again, it drove me crazy! Lucky, for you guys I perfected this pattern so you don't have to make all the mistakes I made. Anyways, I hope you enjoy and let me know if you end up making this polar ice bear rug.

Crochet Polar Bear Rug
You will need:
- 5 skeins of thick white yarn (I used Bernat Softee Chunky in white)
- Scrap of black yarn 
- P/ll.5 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Scissors

Aberrations
Ch(s) - chain(es)
St(s) - stitch(es)
Slst - slip stitch
Dec - decrease
Sc - single crochet
Dc - double crochet
Flo - front loop only
Blo - back loop only

Crochet Polar Bear Rug
Body
- Ch 41 sts, dc starting with the 2nd ch from hook. Total = 40 sts
- Ch 1, turn, dc 40 sts (x35). Total = 40 sts
Cut off, weave in loose ends

Crochet Polar Bear Rug
Head
Attach to the top middle of the rug. I crocheted in the middle between 5 stitches on each side (after you attached the arms and legs).
- Dc 14 sts flo, turn, dc 14 sts blo. Total = 28 sts
- Dc 28 sts (x2). Total = 28 sts
- 2 dc in next st, dc 3 sts (x7). Total = 35 sts
- Dc 35 sts. Total = 35 sts
- Dec 1 st, dc 3 sts (x7). Total = 28 sts
- Dec 1 st, dc 1 st (x14). Total = 14 sts
Cut off, leave long tail for sewing. Sew the 14 stitches closed and weave in ends

Crochet Polar Bear Rug
Arms and legs (make 4)
Attach to the corners of the rug. Start by crocheting 8 stitches on the top of the rug and then continue to crochet 8 stitches on the side of the rug. You should have 16 stitches total.
- Ch 1, turn, sc 16 sts. Total = 16 sts
- Ch 1, turn, sc 7 sts, dec 1 st, sc 7 sts. Total = 15 sts
- Ch 1, turn, sc 15 sts. Total 15 sts
- Ch 1, turn, dec 1 st, sc middle, dec 1 st. Total = 13 sts
- Ch 1, turn, sc 13 sts. Total = 13 sts
- Ch 1, turn, dec 1 st, sc middle, dec 1 st. Total = 11 sts
- Ch 1, turn, sc 11 sts (x10). Total = 11 sts
- Ch 1, turn, dec 1 st, sc middle, dec 1 st. Total = 9 sts
- Ch 1, turn, dec 1 st, sc middle, dec 1 st. Total = 7 sts
- Ch 1, turn, dec 1 st, sc middle, dec 1 st. Total = 5 sts
- Ch 1, turn, dec 1 st, sc middle, dec 1 st. Total = 3 sts
Cut off, weave in loose ends

Crochet Polar Bear Rug
Tail
Attach to the other end of the rug. I crocheted in the middle between 6 stitches on each side.
- Sc 7 sts flo, turn, sc 7 sts blo. Total = 14 sts
- Sc 14 sts. Total = 14 sts
- Dec 1 st, sc 1 st (x7). Total = 7 sts
- Sc 7 sts. Total = 7 sts
Cut off, leave long tail for sewing. Sew the 7 stitches closed and weave in ends

Crochet Polar Bear Rug
With yarn needle, sew the ears onto where you started the head part. Weave in remaining loose ends. Add in claws, nose and eye details with black yarn and you are finished!

Crochet Polar Bear Rug
Polar bear or ice bear?

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4 comments:

  1. This is ridiculously cute and so creative! :) xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

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  2. When I crochet this bear, I will try surface crochet with an eyelash yarn
    to add some furry softness. Many WIP's ahead of the bear project, tho'.
    Thank you for the base pattern to get me started.

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    1. I would've surfaced crocheted the eyelashes on but I was really tired at the time. All the trial and error I had with this pattern really wore me out. I'm glad you like the rug and hope you share pictures of your finished creation! ♥

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