Crochet Bear in a Jiff

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!


  1. I think it is definitely charming and sweet. Great job.

    I like the geometrical dudes too.

  2. the sight you gave for the bear in a jif isn’t available anymore. any other way to give the pattern?

    1. The link is working for me. You have to create an account on the Lionbrand website to access their free patterns (and they’ve got lots of them!).

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