Bears are a big part of my work, and one of the few things that i do collect. Suppose similarly to my love of blankets, whether crochet or otherwise, bears have something about them that communicates comfort and safety.
I myself has mostly used amigurumi crochet technique (explained in more detail below) to create and perfect a shape for crochet bears and if making a crochet teddy bear is something you are interested in please check out CROCHET BEARS post, where i introduced the first three. There you can find links to patterns on how to make them, current range and a little bit of information about each bear.
Amigurumi crochet is a great fun technique which uses a simple double crochet stitch (UK crochet terminology), increasing and decreasing with the same stitch, working it in a spiral/ endless circular configuration.
This creates sculptural shapes, which are created in shapes to resemble animals, people, cartoon characters, mythical monsters or anything else you can imagine. Any beauty or beast, any being you can think of, if you can imagine it, you can crochet it. You may be able to find a pattern online, but if you get the basic shaping, you may just be able to make up your own characters!
Also, on 30 October 2013 there was a project called MILE OF MICE which came to a close and to which I have contributed my 3 BLIND MICE…. Read more about the Fundraiser event for Alzheimer’s HERE or visit their FACEBOOK page to see all the brilliant mice they have received as contribution to the great cause. WELL DONE EVERYONE!!! It was great to be a part of such a great project!!!
I have made few different creatures, which you can have a look at in my FaceBook ALBUM and also below:
You can purchase the pattern for Stewie Griffin on either RAVELRY.
The actual character of Stewie is however not for sale, as he has a pride place in our house, amongst other carefully collected pieces. 🙂
There have been different types of creatures made in the past, and just in case you are still reading, and in case you fancy having a further exploration of my creations, please check out my ARCHIVE WORK, or click on the image below to see the memory teddy bears or MEMTEDS that i have made in the past, and CONTACT ME if you wish me to make one for yourself or a loved one.