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Teddy Bear Free Crochet Pattern – Cinnamon the Grizzly Bear

Cinnamon the grizzly bear is the most uncommon and special teddy bear crochet pattern you’ll find! Hailing from the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Cinnamon cozies up in his scarf, mittens and hat to keep him warm before winter comes. Bring him to life in this free teddy bear crochet pattern!

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Years back, my husband and I lived for several months in the beautiful Calgary, British Columbia, Canada. During our time there we backpacked over 100 miles in the Canadian Rocky Mountain backcountry just west of Calgary. And I’m telling you first-hand, “lions and tigers and BEARS, OH MY” is REAL…at least the BEARS part. I have never seen so many bears in my life. There was ONE day I counted no less than 8 bears.

But one bear in-particular stands out in my memory – a HUGE male grizzly bear. He was at least 7 feet long. He was the exact color of Cinnamon. And he was gorgeous. Here’s an actual photo of him that we took:

So in honor of this grand and respected creature, Cinnamon the grizzly teddy bear is born. Although he might not be as powerful and intimidating as his real-life counterpart, Cinnamon highlights the cute and cuddly side of these awesome animals.

This free pattern is supported by ads on my blog. You can find the 11-page PDF printable, ad-free pattern of Cinnamon the Grizzly on my Etsy shop here.

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Teddy Bear Free Crochet Pattern Notes & Tips:

This teddy bear free crochet pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before you begin so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for help along the way! The printable pattern in my Etsy shop comes with LOTS of in-the-making photos (40 of them!) for each step of the way as well.

Size & Gauge:

Size: Cinnamon will end up being 10″ tall.

Gauge: 4”x4” of single crochet = 28 stitches x 30 rows. Ultimately with toys, gauge doesn’t matter. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished toy based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger yarn and hook! Just remember, when crocheting toys, crochet tightly and choose a hook one size smaller than the yarn size recommends in order to avoid holes between each stitch where the stuffing will show through.

Top 10 under $10 Sustainable Yarns Image Stylecraft naturals Organic Cotton DK Yarn

Yarn & Stuffing:

Yarn: Take your choice of yarn! Choose colors that bring you joy and fibers that feel good between your fingers. I use 100% organic cotton yarn because I make these toys for my kids and need them to be functional. Cotton is natural, washable, soft, and relatively inflexible so the toys don’t stretch and sag – even after being thrown across the house, down the stairs and adventured through every part of the garden!

It’s very important for me to use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn so I feel good about the impact I’m making on the environment with my craft. This is why I choose organic cotton versus conventional cotton.

Stuffing: Stuff more than you think you should. Not enough for the stitches to stretch and show holes, but enough to make the toy stiff and able to withstand the rough trials of toy life. The filling will compress a bit over time. I encourage you to use an alternative to poly-fill (unless it’s recycled!). Try using leftover yarn scraps and snippets or old non-donate-able clothes and materials cut into strips.

The Legal Stuff:

This pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, sold, distributed or translated without authorization. You can sell your finished items provided that you credit Off the Beaten Hook as the designer. Thank you for your respectfulness!

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This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase materials using these links I may receive a small commission which in no way affects the cost to you. These partnerships help me support my blog and small business which allows me to continue providing you with free crochet patterns! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

Materials you will need for this crochet pattern:

Abbreviations used in the teddy bear free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
hk – hook
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
fhdc – foundation half double crochet
fdc – foundation double crochet
DcBo – double crochet bobble stitch
BLO – back loop only
inc – increase
dec – decrease
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times
[…] – number of stitches in row/round

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The Teddy Bear Free Crochet Pattern:

Notes:

  • Cinnamon and his parts are worked in continuous rounds – do not join after rounds unless otherwise stated

Ears – make 2:

Use the brown yarn.

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3-6: sc in each st around [12]

Fasten with a sl st. Snip, leaving a long tail for sewing on.

Snout:

The snout is worked in continuous rounds – do not join rounds.

Use the brown yarn.

Rnd 1: st 5 in a magic circle [5]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [10]

Rnd 3: BLO sc in each at around [10]

Rnd 4: inc in next 2 st, sc in next 8 st [12]

Rnd 5: sc in next 2 st, inc in next st, sc in next 9 st [13]

Rnd 6: sc in next 3 st, inc in next st, sc in next 9 st [14]

Rnd 7: sc in next 3 st, inc in next 2 st, sc in next 9 st [16]

Rnd 8: sc in next 4 st, inc in next 2 st, sc in next 10 st [18]

Rnd 9: sc in next 5 st, inc in next 2 st, sc in next 11 st [20]

Fasten with a sl st. Snip, leaving a long tail for sewing on.

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EMBROIDER THE NOSE & MOUTH:

NOSE: Using black DK weight yarn doubled up through a tapestry needle, begin your embroidery of the the nose by inserting your needle through the middle of the magic circle inside to outside. Insert it back to the inside through a stitch directly on the left of the nose between rounds 3 and 4. Repeat on the opposite side of the nose – you now have the bottom edge of the nose. Repeat threading your needle through the magic circle and back through stitches between rounds 3 and 4 all the way over the bridge of the nose. About half way through, switch to the opposite side and work my way back to the middle to be sure everything lines up properly.

MOUTH: Continue on with the mouth; after threading the needle out of the magic circle, insert the needle directly underneath the nose between rounds 4 and 5. Bring the needle back out between rounds 6 and 7 – 2 stitches back from the edge of the nose. Repeat on opposite side. Tie off on the inside of the nose and stuff in the tail ends.

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HEAD & BODY:

The head and body are worked in continuous rounds – do not join rounds.

Use the brown yarn.

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 10-20: sc in each st around [54]

Rnd 21: (sc in next 7 st, dec in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 22: (sc in next 6 st, dec in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 23: (sc in next 5 st, dec in next st) x6 [36]

  • Stuff the snout and sew it to the head over rounds 14-22
  • Insert the safety eyes to the left and right of the snout between rounds 15 & 16
  • Flatten the ears and sew to the head over rounds 4-9 centered over the top of the head, using the snout as your guide for the center of the face

Rnd 24: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 25: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 26: sc in each st around [48]

Rnd 27: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 28-29: sc in each st around [54]

Rnd 30: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x6 [60]

Stuff head.

Rnd 31-45: sc in each st around [60]

Rnd 46: (sc in next 8 st, dec in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 47: (sc in next 7 st, dec in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 48: (sc in next 6 st, dec in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 49: (sc in next 5 st, dec in next st) x6 [36]

Stuff body.

Split your work for the legs: there will be 15 stitches for each leg and 6 stitches in the gap (3 in front and 3 in back). Use stitch markers to mark these stitches, being sure to center them to the face of the bear.

If needed, make or remove a couple of sc to get to your starting point for the left leg. Your starting point will be at the back of the left leg, just to the right of the stitch marker. Join the back to the front by completing a single crochet (this is the first sc of round 50).

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LEGS:

LEFT LEG:

Rnd 50-57: sc in each st around [15]

Rnd 58: sc in next 5 st, dec in next st, sc in next 8 st [14]

Rnd 59: sc in next 3 st, dec in next 2 st, sc in next 7 st [12]

Rnd 60: sc in next 2 st, inc in next 4 st, sc in next 6 st [16]

Rnd 61: sc in next 5 st, inc in next 4 st, sc in next 7 st [20]

Rnd 62-63: sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 64: sc in next 2 st, (dec in next st, sc in next st) x6 [14]

Stuff leg & foot.

Rnd 65: dec in each st around [7]

Snip, leaving a tail for closing the circle. Using the yarn tail and a tapestry needle, weave the yarn through the front loop of each remaining 7 stitches and pull tightly to close. Bring the yarn to the inside.

Finish stuffing the body.

RIGHT LEG:

Leaving a long starting tail, slip knot onto your hk and rejoin on the back side in the stitch to the left of the stitch marker, marking the second leg (3 stitches away from the left leg.

Rnd 50: sc in the next 15 st [15]

Rnd 51: join the front and back side by completing a sc, sc in the next 14 st [15]

Rnd 52-57: sc in each st around [15]

Rnd 58: sc in next 9 st, dec in next st, sc in next 4 st [14]

Rnd 59: sc in next 8 st, dec in next 2 st, sc in next 2 st [12]

Rnd 60: sc in next 7 st, inc in next 4 st , sc in next st [16]

Rnd 61: sc in next 9 st, inc in next 4 st, sc in next 3 st [20]

Rnd 62-63: sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 64: sc in next 2 st, (dec in next st, sc in next st) x6 [14]

Stuff leg & foot.

Rnd 65: dec in each st around [7]

Snip, leaving a tail for closing the circle. Using the yarn tail and a tapestry needle, weave the yarn through the front loop of each remaining 7 stitches and pull tightly to close. Bring the yarn to the inside.

Finish stuffing body through the gap between legs. Using the long starting yarn tail from Rnd 50 of right leg, and a tapestry needle, sew closed the gap between the legs. Bring yarn to inside and snip.

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ARMS:

The arms are worked in continuous rounds – do not join rounds.

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3-18: sc in each st around [12]

Fasten with a sl st, leaving a long tail for sewing on. Stuff arms, leaving about a 1/2 inch to the top unstuffed, or else the arms won’t lay down – they’ll stick straight out. Sew the arms closed, and sew them to the sides of the body at round 24.

TAIL:

The tail is worked in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3-5: sc in each st around [12]

Fasten with a sl st, leaving a long tail for sewing on. Stuff tail and sew to the back of the body, centered, over rounds 43-46.

SCARF:

For every round on the scarf, sl st to join each round and ch 1 before beginning the next round.

Start with off-white yarn

Rnd 1: fhdc 45, join into a ring with a sl st, ch 1 [45]

Rnd 2: hdc in each st around [45]

Switch to navy blue yarn.

Rnd 3-6: hdc in each st around [45]

Switch to off-white yarn.

Rnd 7-8: hdc in each st around [45]

Fasten off and weave in end.

Just a couple more accessories and your teddy bear free crochet pattern will be complete!

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HAT:

Make a small, 1.5″ pom-pom with the blue yarn. If you need help, you will find a video tutorial on my website on how to make a pom-pom. You don’t need any additional tools, but a pom-pom maker is helpful.

Start with the blue yarn

Rnd 1: fdc 40, ch 1, turn [40]

Rnd 2: (fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st) around [40]

Switch to citronelle yarn

Rnd 3-4: hdc in each st around [40]

Switch to blue yarn

Rnd 5-6: hdc in each st around [40]

Switch to citronelle yarn

Rnd 7: hdc in next 11 st, ch 6, sk next 6 st, hdc in next 6 st, ch 6, sk next 6 st, hdc in next 11 st [40]

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Switch to blue yarn

Rnd 8: (hdc in next 6 st, dec hdc in next st) x5 [35]

Rnd 9: hdc in each st around [35]

Switch to citronelle yarn

Rnd 10: (hdc in next 5 st, dec hdc in next st) x5 [30]

Rnd 11: hdc in each st around [30]

Switch to blue yarn

Rnd 12: (hdc in next 4 st, dec hdc in next st) x5 [25]

Rnd 13: hdc in each st around [25]

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Switch to citronelle

Rnd 14: (hdc in next 3 st, dec hdc in next st) x5 [20]

Rnd 15: hdc in each st around [20]

Sl st to next st. Snip leaving a long yarn tail. Using a tapestry needle, weave the yarn tail in and out around each of the posts of rnd 15 (front to back under one, back to front under the next, etc, all the way around). Pull tail to close. Bring yarn to inside and fasten off.

Pull the yarn tails of the pom-pom through the center top hold of the hat. Grab hold of the yellow yarn tail from the hat, along with the 2 yarn tails from the pom-pom and knot them tightly on the inside of the hat, as close to the inside tip of the hat as possible. Knot it again.

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MITTENS:

Use the citronelle yarn

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: hdc inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3-4: hdc in each st around [12]

Rnd 5: 5-DcBo in next st, hdc in next 11 st [12]

Rnd 6: hdc in each st around, sl st to join rnd, ch 1 [12]

Rnd 7: dc in each st around [12]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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You’re done! Finally, put on his cozy scarf, his hat and his little mittens. Look at Cinnamon! Isn’t he so cozy and cuddly?

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You did it! Stop and admire your little teddy bear crochet masterpiece!

I would love to see your completed Cinnamon bears. Please post pictures on instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook. Happy hooking!

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Christmas Lights Garland Free Crochet Pattern

Do you ever miss the old “vintage” Christmas lights adorning all the houses in the neighborhood? They lasted forever, and when ONE went out, you could easily replace it. Yea, they just don’t make them like that anymore. So take a step back in time with this christmas lights garland free crochet pattern.

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Spiffed up with a few golden stars, this garland can be used to decorate any room in the house! I needed my garland to fill a 58″ mantle. I made 10 bulbs and 3 stars, spacing them by about 3 inches each. Arranging them on the jute, I used the pattern: 2 bulbs, 1 star, 3 bulbs, 1 star, 3 bulbs, 1 star, 2 bulbs. Use your creative preference based on the space you want to fill with this garland!

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This free pattern is supported by ads on my blog. You can also purchase the ad-free, printable pattern from my Etsy shop.

The 7-page PDF printable pattern includes lots of helpful in-the-making photos as well. You can download and print it, or simply save it to your computer to use for later.

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This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase materials using these links I may receive a small commission which in no way affects the cost to you. These partnerships help me support my blog and small business which allows me to continue providing you with free crochet patterns! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

General Notes:

This Christmas Lights Garland Free Crochet Pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before you begin so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for help along the way! If you find you’re having trouble, the printable pattern in my Etsy shop comes with lots of in-the-making photos for each step of the way as well.

Size & Gauge:

Size:
Star: 3.75″ x 3.75″
Bulb: 3.5″ x 1.5″

Gauge: 4”x4” of single crochet = 28 stitches x 30 rows. Ultimately with these, gauge isn’t critical. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished item based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger or smaller yarn and hook!

Top 10 under $10 Sustainable Yarns Image Stylecraft naturals Organic Cotton DK Yarn

Yarn & Stuffing:

Yarn: Take your choice of yarn! Choose colors that bring you joy and fibers that feel good between your fingers. I use 100% organic cotton in a DK weight for this christmas lights garland.

It’s very important for me to use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn so I feel good about the impact I’m making on the environment with my craft. With the bulbs and stars for this garland I use 100% organic cotton versus conventional cotton.

Sustainable Stuffing: Since these pieces are so small, it’s a great opportunity to use up all those little yarn bits you’ve been saving away – yea, the ones you snip off after weaving in ends and such. You can also use strips of old clothing cut up into strips. Even thrift stores can be picky these days, so turn your old dingy and stained clothing into stuffing bits!

The Legal Stuff:

This pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, sold, distributed or translated without authorization. You can sell your finished items provided that you credit Off the Beaten Hook as the designer. Thank you for your respectfulness!

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Materials you will need:

Abbreviations used in the christmas lights garland free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
hk – hook
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
BLO – back loop only
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times
[…] – number of stitches in row/round

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The Pattern

STAR – make 2 per star:

NOTES:

  • The center of the star is worked in continuous rounds. The points are worked by making a chain and then working stitches into the chain back down to the circular center
  • On one of the stars, leave a long tail for sewing them together

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

You will now begin working on the 5 points of the star…

Rnd 6: (sl st in the next st, ch 7, sl st in the 2nd back bump from hk, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch. Sk next 3 st on the center of the star, sl st to next st, sc in next st) repeat 4 more times to make 5 points on the star

Rnd 7*: crochet a border of sc around the entire star [70]

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*TIPS FOR CROCHETING THE BORDER AROUND THE STAR (RND 7):

  • there will be a total of 70 sc making the border (14 for each of the 5 points)
    • 5 stitches going up one side of the point
    • 1 stitch made in the tip of the point
    • 5 stitches going down the other side of the point
    • 3 stitches in between each point
  • the 5 stitches going up and down each side of the point are made in the (sl st, sc, hdc, dc, tr) combination that is made when crocheting into the chain creating each point
  • the 3 stitches in between each point are made in the (sl st, sc, sl st) combination that happens between each triangular star point
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ASSEMBLE THE STAR:

  • Arrange the two stars with wrong sides facing in
  • Using a tapestry and the long tail left on one of the stars, sew them together by inserting the needle under both loops of both starts, back and forth along the entire border (not a whip stitch).
  • Before sewing the last point, lightly stuff the star, including the points. Don’t stuff so full that the stuffing will show through the looser dc and tr stitches.
  • Using the yarn tail or another snippet of yarn, add a small loop to one of the points for hanging.
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BULBS:

NOTES:

  • The Christmas light bulb is worked in continuous rounds – do not join at the end of each round

Begin with the gold yarn

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: BLO sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 4-5: sc in each st around [12]

Using a tapestry needle and a 4 inch strand of gold yarn, thread the yarn from inside to outside and back to the inside between rounds 1 and 2. Tie off on the inside, creating a small loop for hanging. Switch to the light bulb yarn color

Rnd 6: sl st in each st around [12]

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Rnd 7: pushing your hook in between the middle of the front two loops, sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 8: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 9: sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 10: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 11-12: sc in each st around [24]

Rnd 13: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 14-15: sc in each st around [18]

Stuff light bulb

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Rnd 16: (sc in next 4 st, dec in next st) x3 [15]

Rnd 17: sc in each st around

Rnd 18: (sc in next 3 st, dec in next st) x3 [12]

Rnd 19: sc in each st around [12]

Stuff light bulb

Rnd 20: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x3 [9]

Rnd 21: sc in each st around [9]

Rnd 22: (sc in next st, dec in next st) x3 [6]

Using a tapestry needle, weave the yarn end through the front loop of the remaining 6 stitches. Pull tightly to close. Bring the yarn to the inside, and outside one of the side walls. Snip cleanly with surface.

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Thread the vintage bulbs and stars onto a length of jute twine to your liking. Display proudly and enjoy!

I would love to see your finished garlands! Post pics on Instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook to share!

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Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern

Add a little special handmade decor to Halloween this year with this Spooky Pumpkin Trio! Super quick and easy, these creepy pumpkins will be done in no time (seriously, like 30 minutes each!). The pumpkins can be crocheted in colorful stripes or solids. Rather than a standard stem, they are spiffed up for Halloween with a crochet witch’s hat and friendly ghost. The optional skeleton hand for the stem of the large pumpkin adds a creepy-fun touch! Have fun with this Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration free crochet pattern!

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This free pattern is supported by ads on my blog. You can also purchase the ad-free, printable pattern from my Etsy shop.

The 8-page PDF printable pattern includes lots of helpful in-the-making photos as well. You can download and print it, or simply save it to your computer to use for later.

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This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase materials using these links I may receive a small commission which in no way affects the cost to you. These partnerships help me support my blog and small business which allows me to continue providing you with free crochet patterns! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

General Notes:

This Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before you begin so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for help along the way! If you find you’re having trouble, the printable pattern in my Etsy shop comes with lots of in-the-making photos for each step of the way as well.

Size & Gauge:

Size:
Small pumpkin: 5″ wide x 3.5″ tall | Ghost: 2.5″ tall
Medium pumpkin: 8″ wide x 5.5″ tall | Witch Hat: 5.25″ wide x 5″ tall
Large pumpkin: 10″ wide x 7″ tall

Gauge: 4”x4” of half double crochet = 9 stitches x 5 rows. Ultimately with these, gauge isn’t critical. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished item based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger or smaller yarn and hook!

10 Tips for sustainable crochet image reuse all yarn snippets

Yarn & Stuffing:

Yarn: Take your choice of yarn! Choose colors that bring you joy and fibers that feel good between your fingers. I use super chunky yarn for these pumpkins!

It’s very important for me to use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn so I feel good about the impact I’m making on the environment with my craft. With these pumpkins, however, I shopped my stash to use up old yarn that had been waiting for a smaller project. You can do the same – but just remember if you use anything other than super bulky yarn, the finished pumpkins will be different sizes than mine (which is totally okay!)

The Legal Stuff:

This pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, sold, distributed or translated without authorization. You can sell your finished items provided that you credit Off the Beaten Hook as the designer. Thank you for your respectfulness!

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern Image medium with witch hat

Materials you will need:

Abbreviations used in the spooky halloween pumpkin decoration free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
hk – hook
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
fhdc – foundation half double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
fphdc – front post half double crochet
FLO – front loop only
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times
[…] – number of stitches in row/round

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The Pattern

Notes:

  • The pumpkin is worked by creating a long rectangle of turning rows, seaming the rectangle into a tube and cinching the top and bottom closed
  • Chain 1 and turn at the end of every row. The turning chain does not count as a stitch.
  • If making stripes, it doesn’t matter which of the 2 colors you start with.
  • The pumpkins use the super bulky yarn with a 9.00 mm crochet hook

Leave a long starting tail before your slip knot. The tail will be used to cinch the pumpkin closed.

Row 1: fhdc 15 for small (M: 20, L: 25) Row 2: fphdc across

If making stripes, switch colors. If making solid, continue with same color.

Row 3: FLO hdc across
Row 4: 3rd loop only hdc across

If making stripes, switch colors. If making solid, continue with same color.

Row 5-20 (M:5-24, L:5-32): repeat rows 1-4, for a total of 5 sections for the small pumpkin, 6 sections for the medium, and 8 sections for the large. Each section consists of 4 rows. Note, that as you crochet the repeat rows, row “1” will be a row of standard hdc, versus the foundation hdc you did for the first row to start the pumpkin.

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SEAM THE RECTANGLE INTO A TUBE:

You now have a long rectangle. The right side is the one with the ridges that were created by the front post stitches. Bring the short sides together, with the wrong side facing out. Sl st along the edge through both stitches of both ends. Still with the wrong side out, use a tapestry needle and weave the yarn end in and out along the edge of the tube. Only pick up a single loop as you weave through, or else there will be too much material when you cinch the tube closed. Cinch tightly and secure with a few stitches. This is the bottom of the pumpkin.

Flip the tube right side out. Using a tapestry needle and a yarn tail, weave the end in and out along the edge of the tube. Just as you did with the bottom, only pick up a single loop as you weave through, or else there will be too much material when you cinch the tube closed. Stuff the pumpkin and cinch closed, leaving enough of a gap to insert your stem of choice. Tie off, but leave a long tail for shaping.

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern Image cylinder pumpkin

SHAPE THE PUMPKIN

Using a long piece of yarn, bring the yarn from top to bottom along the outside, in between row 2 and 3 (or any line between a fpdc and FLO hdc row). Thread the needle through the bottom of the pumpkin and pull tightly to create a wedge. Secure the yarn on the bottom and continue the process of creating the wedges like this all the way around. The large pumpkin has 8 sections, the medium has 6 sections and the small has 5 sections. Secure and tie off the yarn and pull to the inside.

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern Image large with skeleton

WITCH HAT

  • The witch hat is worked in continuous rounds – do not join rounds, just keep on going!
  • The witch hat uses black worsted weight yarn and a 4.5mm crochet hook

Rnd 1: st 4 in a magic circle [4]

Rnd 2: sc in each st around [4]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x2 [6]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x2 [8]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x2 [10]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x2 [12]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x2 [14]

Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x2 [16]

Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x2 [18]

Rnd 10: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x2 [20]

Rnd 11: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x2 [22]

Rnd 12: (sc in next 10 st, inc in next st) x2 [24]

Rnd 13: (sc in next 11 st, inc in next st) x2 [26]

Rnd 14: (sc in next 12 st, inc in next st) x2 [28]

Rnd 15: (sc in next 13 st, inc in next st) x2 [30]

Rnd 16: (sc in next 14 st, inc in next st) x2 [32]

Rnd 17: (sc in next 15 st, inc in next st) x2 [34]

Rnd 18: (sc in next 16 st, inc in next st) x2 [36]

Rnd 19-20: sc in each st around [36]

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern Image Witch Hat

Rnd 21: FLO sc in each st around [36]

Rnd 22: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 23: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 24: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 25: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 26: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x6 [66]

Slip stitch to next st. Invisible fasten off and weave in end.

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern Image Friendly Ghost

FRIENDLY GHOST

  • The ghost is worked in continuous rounds – do not join rounds, just keep on going!
  • The ghost uses white or off-white worsted weight yarn and a 4.5mm crochet hook
  • 9mm safety eyes

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around 12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5-10: sc in each st around [24]

Rnd 11: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 12: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 13: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

Slip stitch to next st. Invisible fasten off and weave in end. Insert 9mm safety eyes between rounds 7 & 8, spaced apart by 3 stitches. OPTIONAL: stuff lightly to keep round shape.

Top pumpkins with the witch hat, friendly ghost and skeleton hand! Display proudly and enjoy!

I would love to see your finished pumpkins! Post pics on Instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook to share!

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Autumn Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern

Add a little special handmade decor to fall this year with this adorable crochet pumpkin trio! Super quick and easy, these charming pumpkins will be done in no time (seriously, like 30 minutes each). These are perfect for the beginner who wants to learn some new stitch techniques. They are made completely of turning rows of half double crochet with some stitch techniques thrown in to add the beautiful ribbed texture. Have fun with this Autumn Pumpkin Decoration free crochet pattern!

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I’m going to share a secret with you. These pumpkins don’t have to be orange at all! Find your own color inspiration! The options are endless – these pumpkins look great in all colors. Pick colors that match your home decor and you’ll have these crochet pumpkins featured as the centerpiece of your family dinner table for years to come.

This free pattern is supported by ads on my blog. You can also purchase the ad-free, printable pattern from my Etsy shop.

The 7-page PDF printable pattern includes lots of helpful in-the-making photos as well. You can download and print it, or simply save it to your computer to use for later.

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General Notes:

This autumn pumpkin decoration free crochet pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before you begin so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for help along the way! If you find you’re having trouble, the printable pattern in my Etsy shop comes with lots of in-the-making photos for each step of the way as well.

Size & Gauge:

Size:
Small pumpkin: 6″ wide x 4″ tall
Medium pumpkin: 8: wide x 5.5″ tall
Large pumpkin: 10″ wide x 8″ tall

Gauge: 4”x4” of half double crochet = 9 stitches x 5 rows. Ultimately with these, gauge isn’t critical. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished item based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger or smaller yarn and hook!

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Yarn & Stuffing:

Yarn: Take your choice of yarn! Choose colors that bring you joy and fibers that feel good between your fingers. I use super chunky yarn for these pumpkins!

It’s very important for me to use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn so I feel good about the impact I’m making on the environment with my craft. With these pumpkins, however, I shopped my stash to use up old yarn that had been waiting for a smaller project. You can do the same – but just remember if you use anything other than super bulky yarn, the finished pumpkins will be different sizes than mine (which is totally okay!)

The Legal Stuff:

This pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, sold, distributed or translated without authorization. You can sell your finished items provided that you credit Off the Beaten Hook as the designer. Thank you for your respectfulness!

Autumn Pumpkin Trio Free Crochet Pattern Image Medium Pumpkin Side View

Materials you will need:

Abbreviations used in the autumn pumpkin decoration free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
hk – hook
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
fhdc – foundation half double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
fphdc – front post half double crochet
FLO – front loop only
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times
[…] – number of stitches in row/round

Autumn Pumpkin Trio Free Crochet Pattern Image of Stacked Pumpkins

The Pattern

Notes:

  • The pumpkin is worked by creating a long rectangle of turning rows, seaming the rectangle into a tube and cinching the top and bottom closed
  • Chain 1 and turn at the end of every row. The turning chain does not count as a stitch.

Leave a long starting tail before your slip knot. The tail will be used to cinch the pumpkin closed.

Row 1: fhdc 10 for small (M: 20, L: 30)

Row 2: fphdc across

Row 3: FLO hdc across

Row 4: 3rd loop only hdc across

Row 5-16 (M:5-20, L:5-24): repeat rows 1-4, for a total of 4 sections for the small pumpkin, 5 sections for the medium, and 6 sections for the large. Each section consists of 4 rows. Note, that as you crochet the repeat rows, row “1” will be a row of standard hdc, versus the foundation hdc you did for the first row to start the pumpkin.

Autumn Pumpkin Trio Free Crochet Pattern Image of Large Pumpkin Birdseye View

LEAF ON LARGE PUMPKIN:

Row 1: ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hk, dc in 3rd ch from hk,

tc in 4th ch from hk, dc in 5th ch from hk, sc in last ch. Fasten off.

SEAM THE RECTANGLE INTO A TUBE:

You now have a long rectangle. The right side is the one with the ridges that were created by the front post stitches. Bring the short sides together, with the wrong side facing out. Sl st along the edge through both stitches of both ends. Still with the wrong side out, use a tapestry needle and weave the yarn end in and out along the edge of the tube. Only pick up a single loop as you weave through, or else there will be too much material when you cinch the tube closed. Cinch tightly and secure with a few stitches. This is the bottom of the pumpkin.

Flip the tube right side out. Using a tapestry needle and a yarn tail, weave the end in and out along the edge of the tube. Just as you did with the bottom, only pick up a single loop as you weave through, or else there will be too much material when you cinch the tube closed. Stuff the pumpkin and cinch closed, leaving enough of a gap to insert your stem of choice. Tie off, but leave a long tail for shaping.

Autumn Pumpkin Trio Free Crochet Pattern Image Small Pumpkin Birdseye

SHAPE THE PUMPKIN

Using a long piece of yarn, bring the yarn from top to bottom along the outside, in between row 2 and 3 (or any line between a fpdc and FLO hdc row). Thread the needle through the bottom of the pumpkin and pull tightly to create a wedge. Secure the yarn on the bottom and continue the process of creating the wedges like this all the way around. The large pumpkin has 6 sections, the medium has 5 sections and the small has 4 sections. Secure and tie off the yarn and pull to the inside. Put in your stems of choice! Enjoy!

I would love to see your finished pumpkins! Post pics on Instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook to share!

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Jellyfish Free Crochet Pattern – Jag the Sea Nettle

I grew up on the Pacific Ocean, so all things ocean and sea creatures are part of my soul. My son, although being raised inland, has the same fascination as I do. “Please make me a jellyfish next” he asked me. “ABSOLUTELY!” I replied, without a moment’s hesitation. I love it when he chooses things that I know I will love just as much as he does. And when I looked at the jellyfish upon completion, I knew it was just what we were looking for – charming, adorable, AND realistic. Then, when my son named her Jag, I fell in love. Her name couldn’t be more perfect. I hope you love this Jag the Jellyfish free crochet pattern as much as we do!

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Jag’s inspiration comes from the Pacific Sea Nettle – one of the commonly found types of jellyfish found in the Pacific Ocean. Sea Nettles are also found in the Atlantic Ocean (Atlantic Sea Nettle). Sea Nettles have a distinct fat arm (commonly mis-identified as a tentacle) dangling down in between a plethora of skinny tentacles that adorn the margin of their bell. I always try to find a balance between an inviting character and a realistic interpretation of the major identifying features of the animal. I really think I hit that mark with this jellyfish free crochet pattern. I hope you agree!

This free pattern is supported by ads on my blog. You can find the 7-page PDF printable, ad-free pattern of Jag the Jellyfish on my Etsy shop here.

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This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase materials using these links I may receive a small commission which in no way affects the cost to you. These partnerships help me support my blog and small business which allows me to continue providing you with free crochet patterns! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

General Notes:

This jellyfish free crochet pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before you begin so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for help along the way! The printable pattern in my Etsy shop comes with LOTS of in-the-making photos for each step of the way as well.

Size & Gauge:

Size: Jag will end up being 21″ from top of head to tip of tentacle.

Gauge: 4”x4” of single crochet = 28 stitches x 30 rows. Ultimately with toys, gauge doesn’t matter. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished toy based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger yarn and hook! Just remember, when crocheting toys, crochet tightly and choose a hook one size smaller than the yarn size recommends in order to avoid holes between each stitch where the stuffing will show through.

Top 10 under $10 Sustainable Yarns Image Stylecraft naturals Organic Cotton DK Yarn

Yarn & Stuffing:

Yarn: Take your choice of yarn! Choose colors that bring you joy and fibers that feel good between your fingers. I use 100% organic cotton yarn because I make these toys for my kids and need them to be functional. Cotton is natural, washable, soft, and relatively inflexible so the toys don’t stretch and sag – even after being thrown across the house, down the stairs and adventured through every part of the garden!

It’s very important for me to use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn so I feel good about the impact I’m making on the environment with my craft. This is why I choose organic cotton versus conventional cotton.

Stuffing: Stuff more than you think you should. Not enough for the stitches to stretch and show holes, but enough to make the toy stiff and able to withstand the rough trials of toy life. The filling will compress a bit over time. I encourage you to use an alternative to poly-fill (unless it’s recycled!). Try using leftover yarn scraps and snippets or old non-donate-able clothes and materials cut into strips.

The Legal Stuff:

This pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, sold, distributed or translated without authorization. You can sell your finished items provided that you credit Off the Beaten Hook as the designer. Thank you for your respectfulness!

Jag the Jellyfish Free Crochet Pattern Image 6

Materials you will need:

Abbreviations used in the jellyfish free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
hk – hook
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
fsc – foundation single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tc – treble crochet
inc – increase
dec – decrease
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times
[…] – number of stitches in row/round

Jag the Jellyfish Free Crochet Pattern Image 4

The Pattern

Notes:

  • Jag is worked from the bell (head) down
  • The bell and the tentacles are all worked in one piece. The big center arm is worked separately and sewn on.
  • Round 12 & round 24 call for a “long single crochet”. Here are the “Long single crochet” instructions. You can also reference PHOTOS 02-05 (in the printable pattern): complete a single crochet, but rather than inserting your hook into the next st of the current row, you will insert your hook into the stitch a few rows immediately below the stitch and complete the single crochet over top the next one of the row (3 or 4 rows below as specified in the pattern below)

BELL:

Start with light blue yarn

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 10: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 11: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x6 [66]

Switch to dark blue yarn

Rnd 12: (long sc in next st skipping 3 rows, sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x6 [72]

Rnd 13: (sc in next 11 st, inc in next st) x6 [78]

Rnd 14: (sc in next 12 st, inc in next st) x6 [84]

Jag the Jellyfish Free Crochet Pattern Image 2

Switch to yellow yarn

Rnd 15-16: sc in each st around [84]

Switch to light blue yarn

Rnd 17-23: sc in each st around.

Switch to yellow yarn

Rnd 24: (sc in next 5, long sc in next st skipping 4 rows) x14 [84]

Rnd 25: sc in each st around [84]

Rnd 26: (sc in next 12 st, dec in next st) x6 [78]

Rnd 27: (sc in next 11 st, dec in next st) x6 [72]

Rnd 28: FLO (sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st) x9 [72]

Switch to dark blue yarn (do not snip yellow – you will pick it up again in round 29)

Rnd 29: (sc in the next 7, sl st in the next st) x9 [72]

Invisible fasten and bring yarn to inside: Remove your hook from the loop and insert it back to front (inside to outside) through the next stitch, grap your loop and pull it to the inside. Snip the blue, and pull the yarn end through the loop and pull tightly to close. SEE “INVISIBLE FASTEN” (in the printable pattern)

Switch back to yellow: pick up yellow where you left off after round 28. For round 30, You’ll be working in the BACK LOOP ONLY of round 28 – the loop that you didn’t use when you were working in the FRONT LOOP ONLY during round 28.

Rnd 30: BLO of Rnd 28 (sc in the next 10, dec in the next st) x6 [66]

Insert safety eyes between rounds 25 & 26, spaced apart by 15 stitches. Embroider on 3 eyelashes for each eye branching out from the top corners of the eyes.

Jag the Jellyfish Free Crochet Pattern Image 3

TENTACLES

Rnd 31: (sc in the next st, ch 100, sl st in each back bump down the chain back to the head, sc in the next 4 st, ch 100, sl st in each back bump down the chain back to the head, sc in the next 4 st, dec in the next st) x6 [60]

Switch to light blue yarn

Rnd 32: (sc in next 8 st, dec in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 33: (sc in next 7 st, dec in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 34: (sc in next 6 st, dec in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 35: (sc in next 5 st, dec in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 36: (sc in next 4 st, dec in next st) x6 [30]

Start to stuff head

Rnd 37: (sc in next 3 st, dec in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 38: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x6 [18]

Finish stuffing head

Rnd 39: (sc in next st, dec in next st) x6 [12]

Rnd 40:(sc in the next st, dec in the next st) x6 [6]

Snip, leaving a tail. Using a tapestry needle and the yarn tail, weave the yarn through the front loop of each of the remaining 6 stitches and pull tightly to close.

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CENTER ARM:

Begin with light blue yarn

Row 1: FDC 75, ch 1, turn [75]

Row 2: 3 sc in the next 30 st, 3 hdc in the next 25 st, 3 dc in the next 20 st, ch 1, turn [225]

Row 3: 3 dc in the next 50 st, 3 hdc in the next 35 st, 2 sc in the next 140 (rest of row), ch 1, turn [535]

Switch to dark blue yarn

Row 4 (contrast border): sc in the next 100 st, switch to light blue yarn, 2 hdc in the next 40, 2 dc in the next 395 (to end of row), ch 1, turn [970]

Switch back to dark blue yarn

Row 5: sc in each st until you meet back up with the row of dark blue you made in Row 4

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Just one more step and you’ll have completed this jellyfish free crochet pattern!

Jag the Jellyfish Free Crochet Pattern Image 1

ATTACH THE ARM:

Using a tapestry needle and a length of light blue yarn, sew the arm onto the center of the underside of the bell of the jellyfish. You’ll want to weave the yarn in and out several times in order to secure part of the arm to the underside of the jellyfish. The arm is heavy and if you don’t secure it well, it will dangle precariously.

You’ll use a short section of the fattest part of the arm and sew it up under the jellyfish. Pull the yarn to the inside.

You did it! Stop and admire your skilllz!

I would love to see your completed jellyfish. Please post pictures on instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook. Cheers!

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Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern

The thing that makes me the most jealous about Narwhals is they get to eat fresh halibut, cod, and shrimp every day. In fact that’s probably the ONLY thing that makes me jealous of Narwhals. Living most of my life under a thick sheet of ice just doesn’t sound pleasant. Nonetheless, the unicorns of the sea are beautiful and intriguing. And I hope I do them justice with my Filip the Narwhal free crochet pattern.

This free pattern is supported by ads on my blog. You can find the printable, ad-free pattern of Filip the Narwhal on my Etsy shop here.

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This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase materials using these links I may receive a small commission which in no way affects the cost to you. These partnerships help me support my blog and small business which allows me to continue providing you with free crochet patterns! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

General Notes:

This narwhal free crochet pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before you begin so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for help along the way! The printable pattern in my Etsy shop comes with LOTS of in-the-making photos for each step of the way as well.

Size & Gauge:

Size: Filip will end up being 20″ from tail to tusk & 4.5″ wide.

Gauge: 4”x4” of single crochet = 28 stitches x 30 rows. Ultimately with toys, gauge doesn’t matter. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished toy based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger yarn and hook! Just remember, when crocheting toys, crochet tightly and choose a hook one size smaller than the yarn size recommends in order to avoid holes between each stitch where the stuffing will show through.

Yarn & Stuffing:

Yarn: Take your choice of yarn! Choose colors that bring you joy and fibers that feel good between your fingers. I use 100% organic cotton yarn because I make these toys for my kids and need them to be functional. Cotton is natural, washable, soft, and relatively inflexible so the toys don’t stretch and sag – even after being thrown across the house, down the stairs and adventured through every part of the garden!

It’s very important for me to use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn so I feel good about the impact I’m making on the environment with my craft. This is why I choose organic cotton versus conventional cotton.

Stuffing: Stuff more than you think you should. Not enough for the stitches to stretch and show holes, but enough to make the toy stiff and able to withstand the rough trials of toy life. The filling will compress a bit over time. I encourage you to use an alternative to poly-fill (unless it’s recycled!). Try using leftover yarn scraps and snippets or old non-donate-able clothes and materials cut into strips.

The Legal Stuff:

This pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, sold, distributed or translated without authorization. You can sell your finished items provided that you credit Off the Beaten Hook as the designer. Thank you for your respectfulness!

Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Pinterest Pin

Materials you will need:

Abbreviations used in the narwhal free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sc – single crochet
dec – decrease
inc – increase
[…] – number of stitches in row
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image Birdseye Completed

The Pattern

Notes:

  • the head and body are crocheted in continuous rounds – do not join
  • the head and body use the denim colored yarn

Head & Body:

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6] When you pull to close the magic circle, first insert your dowel through the circle. You don’t want to pull it all the way tight to close or the dowel will be impossible to insert later.

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 8-17: sc in each st around [42]

Rnd 18: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 19: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 20-21: sc in each st around [54]

Rnd 22: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 23-24: sc in each st around [60]

Rnd 25: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x6 [66]

Insert safety eyes between rounds 15 & 16, spaced over the top of the head by 39 st (bottom of head will have 27 st in between eyes)

Rnd 26-45: sc in each st around [66] START TO STUFF

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image rounds

Rnd 46: (sc in next 9 st, dec in next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 47-51: sc in each st around [60]

Rnd 52: (sc in next 8 st, dec in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 53-57: sc in each st around [54]

Rnd 58: (sc in next 7 st, dec in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 59-61: sc in each st around [48]

Rnd 62: (sc in next 6 st, dec in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 63-65: sc in each st around [42]

Rnd 66: (sc in next 5 st, dec in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 67-69: sc in each st around [36] STUFF

Rnd 70: (sc in next 4 st, dec in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 71-73: sc in each st around [30]

Rnd 74: (sc in next 3 st, dec in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 75-76: sc in each st around [24]

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image continuous rounds

Rnd 77: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 78-79: sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 80: (sc in next st, dec in next st) x6 [12]

Rnd 81: sc in each st around [12] STUFF

Rnd 82: dec in each st around [6]

Fins – make 2

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3-5: sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x3 [9]

Rnd 7-9: sc in each st around [9]

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image fins

Tail – make 2

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: sc in each st around [6]

Rnd 3: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 4: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 5: sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 7-10: sc in each st around [24]

Rnd 11: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 12-14: sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 15: (sc in next st, dec in next st) x6 [12]

Rnd 16: sc in each st around [12]

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image tail

Tusk

Rnd 1: st 4 in a magic circle [4]

Rnd 2: sc in each st around [4]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x2 [6]

Rnd 4: sc in each st around [6]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x2 [8]

Rnd 6-11: sc in each st around [8]

Rnd 12: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x2 [10]

Rnd 13-42*: sc in each st around [10]

*The tusk will be approximately 7″ long if you’d rather just flow with it for a while and measure, versus counting rows. Alternatively if you want to count stitches, you’ll make 300 stitches between rounds 13-42. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

You’re done with all the components of Filip the Narwhal free crochet pattern. Now all you have to do is put it all together.

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image tusk

Assembly:

Assemble the narwhal:

  • Sew the tail pieces to the sides of the body over rounds 78-82, using the eyes as a centering point.
  • Sew the fins to the sides of the body over rounds 29-32, spaced across the tummy by 20 stitches.
  • Cut your dowel to the length of the narwhal body (approx. 12″)
Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image tusk and dowel
  • Slide the tusk over one end of the dowel (I didn’t have to stuff my tusk because the dowel was the same width as the tusk. But, if your dowel is skinnier than the tusk, you may want to consider adding some stuffing)
  • Push the other side of the dowel into the center of the nose on the body until the end of the tusk meets up with the nose. You’ll have to wiggle and push and work your way through the magic circle in the nose and through the dense stuffing.
  • Use a tapestry needing and the yarn tail of the tusk to sew the tusk to the body over round 2, threading the needle through the inside loop of a stitch on the tusk and one loop of a stitch on round 2. Repeat all the way around with each of the 12 stitches. Pull the yarn tail back and forth under the tusk a couple times to secure the yarn and snip.
Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image Tusk Sewn on

Admire your crochet skills. You did it! I’d love to see your finished narwhal free crochet pattern results! Please tag me on instagram @offthebeatenhook with pictures!

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Resource Library Graphic

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