Munches CAL

Munches the Bear CAL Part 3 (Crochet-A-Long)

Welcome to Part Three of the Munches the Bear Crochet-A-Long! I can not believe this is the last part of the CAL! Thank you so much for joining me again! I am beyond humbled and blown away by all of your awesome projects! Make sure to post lots of photos this week as there is a Giveaway next Friday!

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MunchesCAL

Before you get started, make sure you reference back to the Main Info Page for all details!

The third video is worked at a slightly faster speed. I do recommend you know basic stitches and terminology before tackling this project. To help you keep track of your rounds, please reference the written pattern below, while working. Pause and replay the video as needed.

***Please read through entire pattern before beginning***
Pattern is in US terminology

Please reference Main CAL Page and Part One for list of abbreviations, notes and materials.

Starting the Head

Switch to Boulder Opal

Rnd 33: sc in each st (18)

Rnd 34: [2 sc, inc] x 6 (24)

Rnd 35: [3 sc, inc] x 6 (30)

Rnd 36: [4 sc, inc] x 6 (36)

Rnd 37: [5 sc, inc] x 6 (42)

Rnd 38: [6 sc, inc] x 6 (48)

Rnd 39: [7 sc, inc] x 6 (54)

Rnd 40-46: sc in each st (54)

Rnd 47: [7 sc, dec] x 6 (48)

Rnd 48-49: sc in each st (48)

Adding safety eyes

Add safety eyes, centered between rounds 45 and 46, approximately 15 sts apart. Make sure they eyes are centered on the face. Do not add the backs on the eyes until you are sure of the placement. You will not be able to remove them once the backs are on.

Rnd 50: [6 sc, dec] x 6 (42)

Rnd 51: [5 sc, dec] x 6 (36)

Rnd 52: [4 sc, dec] x 6 (30)

Rnd 53: [3 sc, dec] x 6 (24)

Rnd 54: [2 sc, dec] x 6 (18)

Add extra stuffing to the head, stuff firmly and add eye optional eye indents. To add indents, use about 12 inches of yarn in same color as bear. (You will not see this bit in the end.) Double the yarn on the needle, insert from back to front through the same stitch as the safety eye. Insert needle back through the sc above the stitch where the safety eye is inserted, and pull to reduce slack. Repeat on second eye, pull tight. Tie yarn together on the inside of the head. Take care not to pull them too close together, as this is just to add a bit of features to the bear’s face. Add the backs to the safety eyes and continue stuffing the head firmly. Take care to add extra stuffing around the yarn you have tied. Stuff firmly until the last round.

Rnd 55: [sc, dec] x 6 (12)

Rnd 56: dec x 6 (6)

Cut yarn and weave tail through front loops only of the remaining sts, pull tight to close. Take care not to break the yarn. Bury yarn tail in head and snip excess.

Sewing the ears and snout to the head

Snout is sewn to the head centered between the eyes over rnds 40-48. Use straight pins to keep in place while sewing. Stuff lightly before attaching to head. 

Ears are sewn to the head over rnds 47-53, straight down the side of the head. Use straight pins to keep in place while sewing. Make sure ears are secure, bury yarn tail in head and snip excess.

Bow Tie

Ch 12

Row 1: Starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, sc across (11) Do not ch 1, turn

Row 2-3: 5 sc, ch1, skip 1, 5 sc (11) Do not ch 1, turn

Row 4: 5 sc, sc in ch sp, 5 sc (11)

F/O. Sew in starting end. Use tail to sew to Munches.

Center of Bow Tie

Ch 4. F/O and tie around center of pinched bow fabric. Hide ends inside of bear while sewing.

Congratulations!! This concludes the Munches the Bear CAL! I can not wait to see all of your adorable bears! Be sure to post photos! Stay tuned for the Giveaway happening on August 9th!

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