Free Crochet Pattern - Snowbear

Free Crochet Pattern - Snowbear

Meet Snowbear, a quick and festive holiday make. This was one of my earliest designs and I'm pleased to now share her as a free blog pattern!


The little cub in the photo was made with the exact same pattern - the only thing that I changed was the yarn weight (see below under materials). 


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*We will be working in a spiral for everything but the scarves.

*Measurements: 4 in. x 2 in. for the larger bear if using the prescribed materials.

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-#3 light worsted yarn - Paintbox Cotton Aran (for the larger bear) and Paintbox Cotton DK (for the cub)

  • 1 skein of Paper White
  • 1 skein of Ballet Pink
  • 1 skein of Stormy Gray

-#5 bulky fluffy yarn - Bernat Pipsqueak

  • 1 skein of White

-2.75 mm hook

-yarn needle 

-6 mm size safety eyes for each bear

-black embroidery thread OR black felt for nose

-pink blush for cheeks, q-tip or brush

-Poly-fil stuffing

-hot glue

-white pompom for the hat

-buttons (you can usually find spare buttons attached to men's button-up shirts)

-optional: ornament string, fabric glue (to attach the string)



-SC (single crochet)
-HDC (half double crochet)
-FLO (front loops only)
-INC (increase)
-DEC (decrease)
-CH (chain)


HEAD (in white yarn)

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rnd 1: Make 6 SC into a magic circle [6]

rnd 2: (INC) x 6 [12]

rnd 3: (SC, INC) x 6 [18]

rnd 4: (2 SC, INC) x 6 [24]

rnd 5: (3 SC, INC) x 6 [30]

rnds 6-10: SC all around (5 rnds total) [30]

rnd 11: (3 SC, DEC) x 6 [24]

rnd 12: (2 SC, DEC) x 6 [18]


Do not fasten off. We will work the head and the body in one piece.

Between rows 7 & 8, insert the safety eyes 7 stitches apart.



rnd 1: FLO - (2 SC, INC) x 6 [24]


rnds 2-3: SC all around (2 rounds total) [24]


rnd 4: (3 SC, INC) x 6 [30]


rnds 5-8: SC all around (4 rnds total) [30]


rnd 9: (4 SC, INC) x 6 [36]


rnd 10: SC all around [36]


rnd 11: (4 SC, DEC) x6 [30]


rnd 12: (3 SC, DEC) x 6 [24]


Stuff well.


rnd 13: (DEC) x 12 [12]


Stuff some more until you get a firm shape before sewing hole closed.  


EAR (make one in white yarn since the other will be covered by a hat)

rnd 1: 4 SC into a Magic Circle [4]

rnd 2: (SC, INC) x 2 [6]

rnd 3: SC all around [6]


Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing. Lightly stuff.


MUZZLE (in white yarn)

rnd 1: 6 SC into a Magic Circle [6]

rnd 2: (SC, INC) x 3 [9]

rnds 3-4: SC all around (2 rnds total) [9]

Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing. Lightly stuff.


HAT (your choice of color) 

rnd 1: Make a magic circle, 3 SC [3]

rnd 2: (INC) x 3 [6]

rnd 3: (SC, INC) x 3 [9]

rnds 4-6: SC all around (3 rnds total) [9]


Change to white fluffy yarn.


rnd 7: SC all around [9]



SCARF (your choice of color)

CH 45. Starting in the second chain from the hook, HDC down the row. Modify as needed. [44]




-Ear: Between rnds 3 & 6, sew the ear on the left side of the head.


-Hat: Sew or glue the hat on the right side of the bear’s head.


-Muzzle: Between rnds 7 & 8,  sew the top of the muzzle in between the eyes. The bottom of the muzzle should fall between rows 9 & 10.


-Nose: Make a nose out of felt or embroidery thread and attach it to the top of the muzzle


-Blush: Use pink blush and lightly build the color on the cheeks. You can always layer to create a more pigmented look! 


-Buttons: Sew or glue on the buttons on the body


-Scarf: Wrap the scarf around the neck. For a neater look, I created an X with the scarf and wrapped yarn in the middle, securing it with glue. You can also dap a touch of glue on the ends of the scarf so it lays flat against the body. 


You're finished! I hope you enjoyed whipping up this quick and festive make. I turned mine into an ornament simply by securing some string onto the top of the bear. 

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