When I was pregnant with my son, I made square man and long skinny dude for him:
With number 2 on the way, I was starting to feel bad that I hadn’t made any toys for her. A quick search through the Lionbrand website (I have no affiliation with this site, but it’s my go-to resource for all things crochet!), and I found the “Bear in a Jif” crochet pattern.
I picked up a cute variegated baby yarn (I once again didn’t keep the label, so I have no idea what brand etc it is – I think I need a crochet journal!).
The pattern was simple enough to follow for a self-taught beginner like myself. It was a bit fiddly sewing it all together, and I’m not totally happy with my face embroidery skills, but it certainly has that homemade charm to it (which I think adds to the personal value of a teddy bear).
Now we just have to patiently wait for bubs arrival to see if she likes it!