Easy Crochet Polar Bear Pattern + Video Tutorial

Introducing my latest creation – this adorable crochet Polar Bear Applique! This cute pattern is a great way to add a touch of Arctic charm to your crochet projects. Let’s dive into the world of crochet and bring this chilly cutie to life! The free crochet pattern and step by step video tutorial are below.

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Melissa Hassler from Lovable Loops holding her free crochet polar bear applique pattern

Free Crochet Polar Bear Applique Pattern

My polar bear applique pattern is fantastic for beginners! It’s designed to be simple and easy to follow, so if you’re just starting out with crocheting, this is the perfect project for you. 

With clear instructions and basic stitches, you’ll have fun creating a cute polar bear, while you practice your crochet skills. Plus, with the step-by-step video tutorial I’ve included, you’ll have extra help whenever you need it.

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Materials Needed

  • Crochet Hook Size: H-8 5 mm
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in gray, black, and white.
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch marker(s): Use these to help keep track of your stitches. 

Crochet Polar Bear Applique Pattern

Skill Level

Beginner. My crochet applique patterns are designed using basic stitches in basic form. 

Finished Measurements

My polar bear measured 5.25 inches wide and 4 inches tall.


2 rounds = 1 inch and 4 stitches = 1 inch


  • Hook: H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn: medium yarn weight
  • Notions: stitch markers & tapestry needle

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • rnd/rnds = round/rounds
  • rem = remaining

Pattern Notes

  • The pattern starts with a magic circle (magic ring).
  • 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.
  • The pattern is written in US terms.



  • Use white yarn.

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.


  • Use white yarn.

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 then weave in your ends.


  • Use gray yarn.

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 then sew the snout onto the face.


  • Use black yarn.

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 then sew the nose to the snout. Make sure the nose is centered.


  • Use black yarn.
  • You will need 2 scraps of white yarn.
  • Make 2.

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.


Use black yarn to stitch a smile onto the face.

crochet polar bear applique

Looking for more Free Crochet Patterns?

You may also like these crochet appliques that also include video tutorials: Sloth, Easter Egg, and Peeps appliqué crochet patterns.

Let’s Connect!

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