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{ Leopold, the Polar Bear... }

Note: Leopold measures 15 cm approximately. Of course should you choose a different hook or yarn calling, measures will vary.

Materials:
3.00 mm crochet hook
- 100 % cotton yarn for a 3.00 mm hook
- 100 % cotton yarn for a 3.00 mm hook
- 100% cotton yarn for a 4.5 mm hook (this is for the scarf!)
- 100% cotton yarn
- A pair of safety eyes
- Polyfiber fill for stuffing
- Tapestry needle

Colors:
- White, if you'll be crocheting a polar bear.
- A bit of brown, to embroider the snout.
- The color of your choice for the scarf. IMPORTANT! This color should be thicker, for a 4.50 cm crochet hook!

Abbreviations
st = stitch
slst = slip stitch
sc = single crochet

It's best to start crocheting the snout...

Snout
{Using the color of the body...}
1. Magic ring of 5 sc 
2. Crochet 2 sc in each stitch (10)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (15)
4. Crochet 15 sc
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to body. With a bit of brown yarn embroider the snout…

Leg 1
{Using the color of the body...}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc 
2. Crochet 2 sc in each stitch (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (24)
5. Only through back loops, crochet 24 sc
6. to 9. Crochet 24 sc
Close and break the yarn. Set aside.

Leg 2
{Using the color of the body...}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc 
2. Crochet 2 sc in each stitch (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (24)
5. Only through back loops, crochet 24 sc
6. to 9. Crochet 24 sc

DON'T BREAK THE YARN! We will now go on with the body...

10. This is the tricky part… Place both legs side by side and join them with a row of sc. This is done like this: crochet 24 sc on leg 1 and then 24 sc on leg 2. As result, you will have 48 sc
11. Crochet 48 sc
12. Crochet *7 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (54)
13. to 22. Crochet 54 sc
23. Crochet *7 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (48)
24. to 26. Crochet 48 sc
27. Crochet *6 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (42)
28. and 29. Crochet 42 sc
30. Crochet *5 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (36)
31. to 38. Crochet 36 sc
39. Crochet *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)
{Place the safety eyes between rounds 35 and 36, with 6 stitches between them...}
40. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
41. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
42. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
43. Crochet 6 decreases
Close and break the yarn. Close the remaining 6 stitches through the front loops.
Ears
{Make two, using the color of the body...}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc 
2. Crochet 2 sc in each stitch (12)
3. to 4. Crochet 12 sc
{Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to body. Fold to give them shape…}

Arms
{Make two, using the color of the body...}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc 
2. Crochet 2 sc in each stitch (12)
3. to 12. Crochet 12 sc
13. Press the opening with your fingers and crochet together, with sc, both opposing sides. Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew arms to body

Tail
{Using the color of the body...}
1. CMagic ring of 6 sc 
2. Crochet 2 sc in each stitch (12)
3. to 4. Crochet 12 sc
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to body...

Scarf
{Using the color of your choice...}
IMPORTANT! Remember to use a thicker yarn and your 4.50 cm crochet hook!
1. Chain 6 ch stitches. Starting from the second chain from hook, crochet 1 sc in each remains ch stitch (5 sc)
2. to 35. Chain 1 and turn. ONLY THROUGH BACK LOOPS, crochet 5 sc
To close the circle of the scarf, sew both ends together with a few stitches using your tapestry needle or crocheting 5 slot joining together the stitches on both ends. 

Assembly
- Stuff the arms a bit and sew them to the body
- Fold the ears to give them bear-shape and sew them to the body
- Stuff the tail a bit and sew it to the back of the body

Congratulations! You are done! Enjoy!
© 2017 - Leopold, the Polar bear, is a design by Carla Mitrani for {Amour Fou} – All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization. You can neither reproduce, publish, alter, sell or use for commercial purposes FINISHED DOLLS made with this pattern without authorization. Thank you!