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My name is Carolyn Christmas. Colorful yarns, cotton fabrics, hooks and needles are my constant companions as I go about my daily creative endeavors.
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Madison Bear

from Gourmet Crochet
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Madison Bear
Madison Bear
Madison Bear
Madison Bear

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • single crochet, working in the round

Pattern Description:

Whether you make this little sweetheart in thread, worsted-weight yarn, bulky yarn, or anything in between, Madison is a fun and easy jointed bear that makes a beloved gift for bear lovers of all ages. Depending on the age of the recipient, joints and eyes can be created with buttons, beads, or simply yarn.


  • Worsted weight or other yarn in color of choice. Bear shown is made with about 5 oz. Patons Canadiana #24471 Beige. G hook for worsted-weight yarn or hook size appropriate to achieve a firm but not stiff crochet fabric For eyes: black half-ball shank buttons for eyes (bear shown was made with 3/8" diameter buttons) OR black yarn for embroidering eyes For button or bead joints: Four four-hole flat buttons OR four beads large enough not to slip between crochet stitches

You Will Also Need:

  • Safety notice Buttons and small parts can be a hazard to small children. Instructions are included for creating embroidered eyes and yarn-only joints for bears for children under the age of three.