It occurred to me as I was handing out contact cards yesterday that
I have a website.
Seems obvious, yet it has somehow escaped my attention for, well, I’ll leave it to your intuitive powers to see how long this website has escaped my notice. I blame it on the game Slay, which my husband got for his birthday. You think Solitaire is a procrastinator’s dream? You should try Slay.
Right up there with Slay is crocheting. I have a pretty decent excuse for wasting my time with crocheting, though–I’ve actually been selling stuff. So far, my best seller has been Bighead Bear, which pattern I made myself. If you’re interested, here it is.
Bighead Bear stands about 6” tall and is baby-safe. Also, he’s stinkin’ adorable.
First, make the ears:
Chain 2. Work 4 sc in second ch from hook. Ch 1, turn. 2 sc in each st. FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Next, make the muzzle in rounds:
Chain 2. Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. Work 2 sc in each st. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Using red yarn and an embroidery needle, make the nose and mouth.
Now it’s time to start the bear, working in a continuous spiral from the head down.
Round 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (12 st)
Round 3: 2 sc in each sc (24 st)
Round 4: 1 sc, 2 sc in next st until end of round (36 st)
Rounds 5-9: 1 sc in each st.
Round 10: 1 sc, 1 sc dec until end of round (24 st)
Stop and sew on the ears, eyes, and muzzle.
Round 11: In BLO, 1 sc, 1 sc dec until end of round (12 st)
Round 12: 1 sc, 2 sc in next stitch until end of round (24 st)
Round 13-22: 1 sc in each st
Round 23: In BLO, 1 sc, 1 sc dec until end of round (12 st). FO, leaving long tail for sewing.
Limbs: Chain 2. 4 sc in second ch from hook. Round 2: 2 sc in each st. Rounds 3-6, 1 sc in each st. FO, leaving long tail for sewing.
Attach limbs to body. Stuff body. Sew up bottom.