Crochet Polar Bear Pattern + Video Tutorial

Introducing my latest creation – the adorable crochet Polar Bear Appliqué! This sweet and versatile pattern will add a touch of Arctic charm to your crafting projects.

Whether you’re embellishing baby blankets, winter-themed garments, or holiday decorations, this crochet polar bear is here to spread cuddly cheer.

Let’s dive into the world of crochet and bring this chilly cutie to life! The free crochet pattern and video tutorial are below.

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Melissa Hassler holding her crochet bear appliqué pattern design
crochet polar bear applique

CROCHET POLAR BEAR PATTERN INFORMATION

Skill Level

Beginner. This crochet polar bear pattern uses basic stitches in basic form and in simple repeats in rounds or rows.

Project Materials

Finished Size

5.25 inches wide & 4 inches tall

Crochet Gauge

2 rounds = 1 inch, 4 stitches = 1 inch

  • This pattern starts with a magic circle.
  • The beginning of each round/row starts with a chain which does not count as your first stitch. 
  • Join in the round with a slip stitch to the first stitch made in that round. 
  • Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 stitches together
  • hdc3tog = half double crochet 3 stitches together
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only
  • flo = front loop only
  • ws = wrong side
  • rs = right side

Etsy Shop

This pattern is also available as an ad-free PDF pattern in my Etsy Shop.

Related Patterns

You may also like my Sloth, Easter Egg, and Peeps appliqué crochet patterns.

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crochet polar bear applique

CROCHET POLAR BEAR PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

crochet polar bear applique

Face Pattern

Round 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st to the top of the first dc (11 stitches)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next st*, join (33 stitches)

Round 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 2 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Do not fasten off. Begin the first ear.

Ears Pattern

Row 1: Ch 2, 2 dc, dc in 4 sts, 2 dc, turn (8 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in 4 sts, dc2tog, turn (6 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc2tog, turn (3 stitches)

Leave 6 stitches between the ears. Repeat rows 1-3 for the second ear.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Snout Pattern

Round 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 9 hdc, join with sl st to the top of the first hdc (9 stitches)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, join (18 stitches)

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next st*, join (27 stitches)

Fasten off and sew the snout onto the face.

crochet polar bear applique

Nose Pattern

Rnd 1: Ch 5, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, 4 hdc in last ch, you will finish the round by working in the backside of the chs, hdc in next ch, 2 hdc in last ch, join (10 stitches)

Fasten off and sew the nose to the snout. Make sure the nose is centered.

crochet polar bear applique

Eyes Pattern

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 9 hdc, join with sl st to the top of the first hdc (9 stitches)

Use scrap pieces of white yarn to add the eye sparkle.

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Sew the eyes to the face.

crochet polar bear applique

Smile Instructions

Use black yarn to stitch a smile onto the face.

crochet polar bear applique
crochet polar bear applique

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