Crochet Applique – Ballerina Bear

Find here a free pattern to make an adorable ballerina bear appliqué.


Here is another appliqué that I designed specially for one of my followers in my facebook group. At the same time, I also decide to make a ballerina kitty. Both of them would be perfect to personalize a baby blanket!

crochet applique ballerina bear

And don’t forget to join the facebook group,  you can ask your questions, share your finished projects and I will regularly ask you what pattern you would like to see next (or you can even suggest something even if I am not asking!).

I hope you will enjoy and understand the pattern. If you have any questions, feel free to write to me. And I would love to see your work!





Free Crochet Pattern: Ballerina bear Appliqué – PIN IT FOR LATER!


Crochet Ballerina bear Appliqué

 

Size:

5.5 inches (14 cm)

Material:

  • Yarn calling for 5,5 mm hook in: light pink, brown and white
  • A very small amount of pearl cotton in black (for the eyelashes and the mouth)
  • Size 3.5 mm crochet hook (you can use a bigger or smaller hook to make a bigger or smaller appliqué).
  • 2 black safety eyes (7.5 mm)
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

  • chain (ch)
  • magic ring (mr)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • increase (inc)
  • invisible decrease (dec)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)

What did I use?

Light worsted yarn.
I used « I love this cotton» Hobby Lobby.





Pattern: How to crochet a ballerina bear appliqué?


The body

The pattern starts by the shoes and legs that are made separately and joined together.

Left leg:

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the light pink yarn.

  • Row 1: ch 3. (3)
  • Row 2: turn, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 2 st. (2)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next st. (3)

Join and keep working with the brown yarn.

  • Row 4: ch1, turn; working in the back loop only: 1 sc in the next 3 st. (3)

Cut the pink yarn but leave a long tail as you will use it later to do the lace of the shoe.

  • Rows 5 to 10: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 3 st. (3)

Cut the brown yarn and yarn over.

With your tapestry needle and the long tail of pink yarn, make the lace of the shoes as shown in the pictures below.

Keep the left leg for later.

 

Right leg:

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the light pink yarn.

  • Row 1: ch 3. (3)
  • Row 2: turn, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 2 st. (2)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next st. (3)

Join and keep working with the brown yarn.

  • Row 4: ch1, turn; working in the back loop only: 1 sc in the next 3 st. (3)

Cut the pink yarn but leave a long tail as you will use it later to do the lace of the shoe.

  • Rows 5 to 10: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 3 st. (3)

Stop working with the brown yarn, just the time to make the pink lace for this leg: with your tapestry needle and the long tail of pink yarn, make the lace of the shoes as shown in the pictures above.

Back to the brown again: do not cut the brown yarn. We are now going to join the legs together:

  • Row 11: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 3 st, ch 1. Now working on the left leg: 1 sc in the next 3 st. (7)
  • Rows 12 to 13: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 7 st. (7)

Join and keep working with the light pink yarn.

  • Row 14: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 7 st. (7)
  • Row 15: ch1, turn; working in the front loop only: 1 sc in the next 7 st. (7)

  • Rows 16 to 19: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 7 st. (7)
  • Row 20: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 dec. (5)

Join and keep working with the brown yarn.

  • Rows 21 to 22: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 5 st. (5)

Cut the pink yarn but leave a long tail as you will use it later around the neck.

  • Row 23: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 5 st, 1 inc. (7)
  • Row 24: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 7 st, 1 inc. (9)
  • Rows 25 to 29: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 9 st. (9)
  • Row 30: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 5 st, 1 dec. (7)
  • Row 31: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)

Cut the brown yarn and yarn over.

Place the eyes between the rows 27 and 28 (spaced by 3 st) but do not attach them yet. If you are happy with their position, take them off and with your tapestry needle and the black pearl cotton, make 2 eyelashes for each eye. Put the eyes back and attach them.

Take the pink yarn (that you left) at the top of the dress and make it go behind the neck (between the rows 22 and 23) and back at the front again. 





The ears (make 2)

Work in rounds. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the brown yarn.

  • Round 1: start 8 sc in a magic ring. (8)

Cut the yarn.

With your tapestry needle, sew the ears on each sides of the body.

 


The nose

Work in rounds. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the white yarn.

  • Round 1: start 8 sc in a magic ring. (8)

Cut the yarn and yarn over. 

With your tapestry needle and the black pearl cotton, make a nose and a mouth.

Sew the nose under the eyes.

crochet applique bear


The arms

Right arm:

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the brown yarn.

  • Row 1: Join with the brown yarn as shown in the picture below and make 1 sc in the same st; 1 sc in the next 2 st. (3)

  • Row 2: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 inc in the next st. (3)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn: 1 inc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)
  • Row 4: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 inc in the next st. (3)
  • Row 5: ch1, turn: 1 inc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)
  • Row 6: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 inc in the next st. (3)
  • Row 7: ch1, turn: 1 inc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)
  • Row 8: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 inc in the next st. (3)
  • Row 9: ch1, turn: 1 sc in the next st, 1 dec. (2)

Cut the yarn and yarn over.

 

Left arm:

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the brown yarn.

  • Row 1: Join with the brown yarn as shown in the picture below and make 1 sc in the same st; 1 sc in the next 2 st. (3)

  • Row 2: ch1, turn: 1 inc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 inc in the next st. (3)
  • Row 4: ch1, turn: 1 inc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)
  • Row 5: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 inc in the next st. (3)
  • Row 6: ch1, turn: 1 inc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)
  • Row 7: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 inc in the next st. (3)
  • Row 8: ch1, turn: 1 inc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)
  • Row 9: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 sc in the next st. (2)

Cut the yarn and yarn over.





The bow

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the light pink yarn.

  • Row 1: ch 3. (3)
  • Rows 2 to 6: turn, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 2 st. (2)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing). With your tapestry needle, bring the tail of yarn in the middle of the bow and wrap it around the bow to give the shape of a bow.  Sew the bow on the head. 


The skirt

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the light pink yarn.

  • Row 1: Holding your bear upside down, join the pink yarn on the right, in the front loop of the stitches of the row 15. Make 1 sc in the st where you joined and 1 sc in the 6 following st. (7)

  • Row 2: ch1, turn: 1 sc in the next st, 1 inc, 1 sc in the next st, 1 inc, 1 sc in the next st, 1 inc, 1 sc in the next st. (10)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn: 1 sc in the next 3 st, (2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC) in the next st, 1 sc in the next 2 st, (2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC) in the next st, 1 sc in the next 3 st . (18)

Cut the yarn, yarn over.

crochet ballerina applique





All rights reserved.

The pattern and photographs contained in this document are the property of Natalina Craft. This pattern is available for personal use only. No unauthorized reproduction, in whole or in part, or distribution of this pattern or content is allowed.

You may sell finished items in limited amounts. If you sell your finished products online, I would be grateful if you can add a statement saying « Pattern by Natalina Craft » and link back to my post.


You might also like:

 applique bee crochet     crochet lion appliques

Crochet Daniel Tiger appliquecrochet kitty


Crochet Ballerina Bear Applique

2 thoughts on “Crochet Applique – Ballerina Bear”

    1. Merci. Malheureusement je n’ai pas encore eu le temps de faire de tutos mais j’espère bientot!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *