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Bear Plant Holder - Crochet Pattern


Bear Plant Holder was created a couple years ago to hold all of the little plant starts, & has been recently updated for the Dollar Days Blog Hop hosted by Simply Melanie Jane.

The Blog Hop will start 10/11/23 and end 11/8/23.

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This Bear Plan Holder crochet pattern will be featured on 10/30/23, where you will be able to get the pdf from Ravelry or the e-pattern from Ribblr for just 1 dollar (as the name of the blog hop eludes to) during those 24 featured hours!

Each day during the blog hop, a wonderful designer will have a turn being featured in which you will be able to get their featured pattern for $1.00 USD. This is a great way to get introduced to some amazing designers and find out what your preferred pattern style is to follow. You can find the host blog with all the coupon codes here with the Round up/Get the Coupon Code button.


If you don't want to wait or do all hopping; you can get all the patterns of the blog hop now! For just $12.99; that is less than a dollar a pattern, with the "Purchase the Collection" button, the collection will only be available until 11/9/23, after that this amazing deal will be gone.

Here are the 24 great designers participating in this blog hop.

The blog post here has the written instructions for the Bear Plant Holder crochet pattern, the pdf has a few photos to help those who are more visual when they follow patterns. There is also a YouTube tutorial embedded here to walk you through the steps of this planter, if you find it helpful hit the subscribe button!

Here are the links to the pdf pattern on Ravelry and the interactive pattern on Ribblr.


To Make the Bear Plant Holder you will need a few items and need to know a few abbreviations, if there are any abbreviations you do not know or any you need help with check out the abbreviations link, I am continuing to add more video tutorials to each abbreviation for your convenience.

for working through My Crafty Pursuit Patterns

Supplies:

Yarn: Three colors of worsted/Standard 4 weight

I used: ¹ Red Heart: Brown- 84 yards, ² Red Heart: Rose- 2 yards, ³ Red Heart: Black- <1 yard

Crochet Hook(s):

H (5.00 mm) hook & G (4.00mm) hook


Other Supplies:

Scissors, Tapestry needle, Stitch markers, poly-fil (stuffing),

Safety eyes (two- 16mm), safety nose (11mm), (or other eyes and nose),

Plastic Cup/water liner (approx.9cm at top and cm at bottom in diameter x approx. 6cm tall),

Plant of your choice (I used spider plant start in the photos),



Gauge swatch:

With H(5.00mm) hook and worsted (4) weight 100% acrylic yarn

Ch 14, Row 1: in 2nd bb from hook sc 13, Row 2 – 14: ch 1, turn, sc 13

Measures: 4” x 4”


Notes:

-It can be beneficial to look through entire pattern before starting.

-The pattern is written in standard US terminology and written working right-handed

- 2sc = increase stitch, if inc is easier for you to follow than 2sc you can make notes throughout the pattern before starting.

- Rnds are worked continuous, unless noted to join

You can also watch the tutorial video here as a guide to help you work through the pattern

Head:

¹ Red Heart: Brown – 69 yards

H (5.00mm) hook


Note: working in continuous Rnds until noted to join

MR with Brown

Rnd 1: sc 7 in MR (7)

Rnd 2: [2sc]x7 (14)

Rnd 3: [sc 1, 2sc]x7 (21)

Rnd 4: [sc 2, 2sc]x7 (28)

Rnd 5: sc 28 (28)

Rnd 6: BLO-hdc 28 (28)

Rnd 7: [sc 3, 2sc]x7 (35)

Rnd 8-13: sc 35 (35)

Rnd 14: hdc 35, slst to join (35)

Rnd 15: ch 1, turn, BLO-sc 35 (35)

Note: Rnd 1-14 is working up the side of the cup, Rnd 15 brim,

Rnd 16-30 working back down to the bottom

Rnd 16: dc 1, linked-dc 34 (35)

Rnd 17: [sc 6, 2sc]x5 (40)

Rnd 18: [sc 7, 2sc]x5 (45)

Rnd 19: [sc 8, 2sc]x5 (50)

Rnd 20- 25: sc 50 (50)

Place eyes between Rnd 19 and Rnd 20 about 4 to 5 sts apart

Rnd 26: [sc 8, sc2tog]x5 (45)

Rnd 27: [sc 7, sc2tog]x5 (40)

Rnd 28: [sc 6, sc2tog]x5 (35)

Rnd 29: [sc 3, sc2tog]x7 (28)

Rnd 30: sc 28 (28)

Add stuffing between the Rnds 1-14 and Rnds 15-30 folds

Rnd 31:slst 28 the BLO of Rnd 30 to the loops exposed of Rnd 5 (28)

Cut, tie and weave in ends


Nose/Mouth:

¹ Red Heart: Brown- 5 yards

³ Red Heart: Black- <1yard

H (5.00mm) hook


MR with Brown

Rnd 1: sc 5 in MR (5)

Rnd 2: [2sc]x5 (10)

Rnd 3: [sc 1, 2sc]x5 (15)

Rnd 4-6: sc 15 (15)

Leave a long tail for sewing to face

Add nose to Rnd 2

Embroider mouth starting at base of nose, across Rnd 1, the other side or Rnd 2 and create a smile by embroider between Rnd 2 and Rnd 3

Sew nose between eyes from Rnd 20 to Rnd 26


Ears- Make Two:

¹ Red Heart: Brown- 10 yards (5 yards per ear)

H (5.00mm) hook


MR with Brown

Rnd 1: sc 6 in MR (6)

Rnd 2: [2sc, sc2]x2 (8)

Rnd 3: [2sc, sc 3]x2 (10)

Rnd 4: sc 10 (10)

Rnd 5: sc 2, 2sc, sc 4, 2sc, sc 2 (12)

Rnd 6: sc3, 2sc, sc 5, 2sc, sc 2 (14)

Rnd 7: FLO-sc 14, slst to join (14)

Leave long tail to sew head, cut, tie, and weave in ends

Sew to Rnd 16 with the inner edge of the ears above the eyes

Inner Ears- Make Two:

² Red Heart: Rose- 2 yards (1 yard per inner ear)

G (4.00mm) hook


MR with Rose

Rnd 1: ch 2, 3dc, 2sc, picot, 2sc, 3dc, slst 1, in MR (15)

Leave a long tail, cut, tie, and sew to front of ear


Alternate Ear Option- Make Two:

(this would be in place of Ears & Inner Ears)

¹ Red Heart: Blue- 8 yards (4 yards per ear)

² Red Heart: pink- 2 yards

G (4.00mm) hook


MR- with Rose

Rnd 1: ch 2, 3dc, 2sc, picot, 2sc, 3dc, slst 1, in MR (15)

CC to Brown

Rnd 2: ch 2, (down one side of the heart) dc 1, sc 1, 3sc, sc 2, dc 3, (working across the last dc made and into the picot st) ch 1, slst in the base of the dc, slst into the point of the picot st, ch 2, (working back up the other side of the heart) dc 3, sc 2, 3sc, sc 1, slst to join (24)

Rnd 3: ch 1, BLO-sc 24, slst to join (24)

Rnd 4: ch 1, BLO-sc 24, slst to join (24)

Rnd 5: ch 1, [sc2tog, sc 1]x8, slst to join (16)

Rnd 6: ch 1, [sc2tog]x 8, slst to join (8)

Leave long tail for closing the hole and sewing ear to head, cut and tie

Sew to head with the inner edge above the eye


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