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This is a cute bookmark, made in the shape of a teddy bear. When you close the book on the teddy bear it looks like she is squished between the pages!
With my limited sales so far (just showing people I know and asking for feedback) this has been the one with the best comments! So far I have sold one, and have an order for a second one. I need to figure out how to sell these online. Maybe as a package deal? The shipping would be worth more than the bookmark if the quantity was one.
If you prefer a printable PDF you can find one in my Etsy store.
If you make this with safety eyes, and a button on the neck then this is not safe for small children. Both could pull off and be a choking hazard. If this is for a small child omit the safety eyes, and use yarn to make the eyes. You could even crochet a small scarf to replace the button.
What you need
- #2 yarn in pink (you can make a few out of one skein)
- #2 yarn in black (about 24″)
- #2 yarn in purple or mint (about 48″)
- Safety Eyes(2) – if using
- polyfill (about a handful)
- darning needle
- 3.75mm crochet hook
- Magic circle
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- sc dec – single crochet decrease
- slst – slip stitch
- st – stitch
The chain 1 at the beginning of each row is not counted, and do not work in it. Slip Stitch to the first single crochet in the round, and work the first stitch of that row in the same sc.
Teddy Bear Bookmark Pattern
Row 1 – 6 sc in a magic circle. slst to first sc
Row 2 – Ch1 (do not count now and throughout) 2 sc in each st around. slst to first sc (not chain one now and throughout)
Row 3 – Ch1, 1sc in same st, 2 in next, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next* repeat around. slst to first sc.
Row 4 – Ch1, 1 sc in same st, and in next, 2 sc in next, *1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next* repeat around. slst to first sc.
Row 5 – Ch1, 1 sc in same st, and in next 2 st, 2 sc in next, * 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next* repeat around. slst to first sc.
Row 6 – Ch1, 1 sc in same st, and in next 3, 2 sc in next, *1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next* repeat around. slst to first sc
Row 7-11 – Ch1, 1 sc in each st around. slst to first sc.
Row 12 – Ch1, 1 sc in same st and in next 3, sc dec, *1 sc in next 4 st, sc dec* repeat around. slst to first sc
Row 13 – Ch1, 1 sc in same st and in next 2, sc dec, *1 sc in next 3 st, sc dec* repeat around. slst to first sc.
Row 14 – Ch1, 1 sc in same st, and in next, sc dec, *1 sc in next 2 st, sc dec* repeat around. slst to first sc.
Row 15 – Ch1, 1 sc in same st, sc dec *1 sc in next, sc dec* repeat around. slst to first sc.
This is where you need to stuff and add safety eyes (if you are using them). I find it easiest to stuff, poke the safety eyes through. Then remove enough stuffing to put the backing on the eyes, and then restuff.
You want the eyes to be 90 degrees from where your row starts.
Row 16 – Ch1, sc dec around. slst to first sc dec.
Row 17 – Ch1, press the 2 sides together and sc closed.
Row 18 – Ch1, turn, sc in same st and in next, 2 sc in last.
Row 19 – Ch1, sc in same st and in each across, 2 sc in last.
Row 20 – Repeat Row 19 (you want 8 sc across)
Row 21 – Ch1, turn, sc in each across.
Repeat Row 21 – 40 times. Fasten off and bury the end.
Teddy Bear Nose – Make 1
Row 1 – 6 sc in magic circle. slst to first sc.
Row 2 – Ch1, 2 sc in each around. slst to first sc.
Row 3-6 – Ch1, sc in each st around. slst to first sc.
Fasten off, leaving 10″ for sewing.
With black yarn, sew a triangle for the nose. Then Sew the nose onto the face, and bury the end in the head.
Teddy Bear Ears – Make 2
Do rows 1-6 from the nose.
Flatten, and then sew onto head.
Paws – Make 4
Do rows 1- 6 from the nose. but leave 36″ (not 10″)
Attach secondary color (purple or mint) to the inside of the paw, and then sew toes on. Fasten off, and leave the end in the paw.
Switching back to pink, flatten and sew closed, then bring the thread back to the middle.
Ch 8, slst to where you want the limb to attach to the main body of the bookmark. Then sc in each st back to the paw, slst to the paw. Fasten off, and bury the end inside the paw.
While there are a lot of steps, this actually works up pretty quickly.
I hope you enjoy your new bookmark!
If you like flowers, check out my flower bookmark pattern.