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Bear Sleeping Bag Blanket Crochet Pattern

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Bear Crochet Sleeping Bag by Briana K Designs

Crochet Bear Sleeping Bag Crochet Pattern is comfy and cute! For summer camping or indoor fun, and sleepovers, it’s sure to bring some sweet snuggles. The pillow is detachable.


This sleeping bag pattern body is made with two strands of worsted yarn to work up quickly. It also includes a picture tutorial for lining it with fleece fabric. NO sewing machine required!

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The Crochet Bear Sleeping Bag Pattern also be used as a crochet blanket for those colder winters. The side of the blanket opens and you can throw it over your lap and tuck in your feet.

Crochet Bear Sleeping Bag Pattern Supplies:

Crochet Hook:

5.0mm (H hook)& 9mm (M/N), or hook to obtain gauge

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Notions:

Sewing Needle
Scissors
Stitch Marker
1-inch wood buttons (6 needed)
16 Inch Basic Soft Craft Pillow
Fleece (no-fray) Fabric in size of Sleeping Bag Body

Yarn:

Red Heart With Love Solids, Worsted Weight, 100% Acrylic, 370 yds/338m, 198g

Chocolate – 7 Skeins for Toddler, 9 Skeins for Preschool,
11 Skeins for Child

Tan – 1 Skein for all sizes

**Buttercream Angel Hair Dark Brown- 4 Skeins

Red Heart Super Saver, Worsted Weight, 100% Acrylic, 364 yds/333m, 198g Black – Small Amount
White – Small Amount


**This pattern was originally released in 2016 Buttercream Angel Hair has since been discontinued, a suitable alternative is:

WeCrochet Fabel Fur, Super Bulky, 100% Polyester, 71 yds/65m, 100g, 6-7 Skeins

Always do a gauge swatch when substituting yarns. Suggested yarn substitutions are:

WeCrochet Brava Worsted

Yardage:

3000 – 4200 yards (2743 – 3840 m)

Abbreviations/Stitches:

MC- Magic Circle (Magic Ring)
sl st- Slip Stitch
ch- Chain
sc- Single Crochet
sc2tog- Single Crochet Two Together
hdc- Half Double Crochet
dc- Double Crochet
blo- Back Loops Only
Fsc- Foundation Single Crochet
Fdc- Foundation Double Crochet

Gauge:

15 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches in double crochet

Skill Level:

Easy

Size:

Toddler, Preschool, Child

Toddler: 24×40 inches
Preschool: 26×48 inches
Child: 28×58 inches

Pillow: 18 inches laid flat without filling

Bear Crochet Sleeping Bag by Briana K Designs

Crochet Bear Sleeping Bag Pattern

Sleeping Bag Body

Start with double strands of Chocolate yarn and 9mm hook. Chain 2 does not count as stitch.

Toddler (Preschool, Child)

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
1Using two strands of Chocolate (or your choice in color) yarn and 9mm hook, Fdc 47 (53, 55), turn and ch 2.47 (53, 55)
2Dc across 47 (53, 55) stitches, continue around the foundation row by placing 1dc on end, dc across the other side of the foundation row dc 47 (53, 55), 1dc on other end. Join, turn and ch 2.96 (108, 112)
3Dc in each stitch around. Join, turn and ch 2. Turning at the end of each row will give the sleeping bag a uniform look for the bottom part of the sleeping bag body. The top will be worked in rows.96 (108, 112)
4Repeat Round 3 until the sleeping bag measures 11 inches from the length in the chart above or 29 (37, 45) inches. On last row worked, do not chain 2.96 (108, 112)
Row 1Chain 8, dc in second chain from hook and across entire row. Do not join, turn and ch 2.102 (114, 118)
2Dc in each across, turn and ch 2.102 (114, 118)
3Dc in each across, join Buttercream Angel Hair Dark Brown (or your choice of color) yarn, turn and ch 2102 (114, 118)
4Dc in each across, turn and ch 2.96 (108, 112)
5Chain 8, dc in second chain from hook and across entire row, turn and ch 2102 (114, 118)
6-7Dc in each across, turn and ch 2102 (114, 118)
8-11Repeat Rows 4-7 one more time. At the end of Row 11, do not ch 2, fasten off and weave in ends.  Fold flaps over and determine placement for buttons. Sew buttons onto main sleeping bag. 

Bear Arms (make 2)

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
1Using two strands of Chocolate (or your choice in color) yarn and 9mm hook, dc 8 inside a Magic Circle (aka Magic Ring), join and ch 2.8
22dc in each stitch around, join and ch 2.16
3*2dc in next, dc in next; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.24
4-7Dc in each stitch around. At the end of Round 7, join. Fasten off, and sew arms to each side top of the sleeping bag (see picture below).24

Paw Applique

Both Circles use 1 strand of Chocolate Yarn and 5mm hook.

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
Big Circle (make 1)Dc 10 inside Magic Circle, join and ch 2.10
22dc in each stitch around, join and ch 220
3*2dc in next, dc in next; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.30
4*2dc in next, dc in next; repeat from * around, join. Fasten off, and leave tail to hand sew to large tan circle.45
Small Circle (make 4)Hdc 8 inside Magic Circle, join and ch 2.  8
22hdc in each stitch around, join. Fasten off, and leave tail to hand sew to large tan circle after next step.16

Tummy Circle

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
1Using two strands of Tan (or your choice in color) yarn, and 9mm hook, dc 10 inside a Magic Circle, join and ch 2.10
22dc in each stitch around, join and ch 2.20
3*2dc in next, dc in next; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.30
4*2dc in next, dc in next 2; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.40
5*2dc in next, dc in next 3; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.40
6*2dc in next, dc in next 4; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.60
7*2dc in next, dc in next 5; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.70
8*2dc in next, dc in next 6; repeat from * around, join. Leaving a long tail, fasten off. Hand sew to the front of the sleeping bag.80

Bear Pillow Cover

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
1Using 1 strand Chocolate Yarn (or your choice in color) and 5mm hook, dc 12 inside a Magic Circle, join and ch 2.12
22dc in each stitch around, join and ch 2.24
3*2dc in next, dc in next; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.36
4*2dc in next, dc in next 2; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.48
5*2dc in next, dc in next 3; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.60
6*2dc in next, dc in next 4; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.72
7*2dc in next, dc in next 5; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.84
8*2dc in next, dc in next 6; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.96
9*2dc in next, dc in next 7; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.108
10*2dc in next, dc in next 8; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.120
11*2dc in next, dc in next 9; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.132
12*2dc in next, dc in next 10; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.144
13Dc in each stitch around, join and ch 2.144
14Dc in each stitch around, join144
15Fasten off and set this circle aside. Repeat Rounds 1-14 to create a second circle. 
Joining Circles 1With the right sides of both circles facing outward (wrong sides will be on the inside), sc 114 working through both circles. (leave the last 30 unworked)114
2Working through the layer closest to you (only work one layer), sl st in next and ch 2 (does not count as stitch), *dc 6, hdc 6, sc 6, hdc 6, dc 6. Now turn the pillow cover and work on the other side towards the beginning, repeat from *, join and ch 2.60
3*Dc 6, hdc 6, sc 6, hdc 6, dc 6; repeat from * one more time, join and ch 2.60
4Dc 36, [ch 1, skip 1, dc 8] 2 times, ch 1, skip 1, dc in last 5, join and ch 2.60 including chains
5Dc in each stitch around, join, and fasten off. Weave in ends. Stitch closed any side gaps on the pillow cover. With a tapestry needle, sew 3 buttons in the inside of the pillow, matching placement with button holes on the opposite side. The buttons can also be buttoned through the top back of the sleeping bag so the pillow stays in place.60

Oval Nose

RowDescriptionStitch Count
1Using 1 strand of Tan (or your choice in color) and 5mm hook, ch 8, dc 4 in third chain from hook, dc in the next 4 sts. In the last chain dc 4. Working around the other side of chain dc 4, join, and ch 2.16
2*2dc in each of the first 4 stitches, dc in next 4; repeat from * one more time, join and ch 2.24
3*[2dc in next, dc next] 4 times, dc in next 4; repeat from * one more time, join and ch 2.32
4*[2dc in next, dc next 2] 4 times, dc in next 4; repeat from * one more time, join and ch 2.40
5*[2dc in next, dc next 3] 4 times, dc in next 4; repeat from * one more time, join and ch 2.48
6*[2dc in next, dc next 4] 4 times, dc in next 4; repeat from * one more time. Join and leave a long tail for hand sewing to the front of the pillow, fasten off.56

Black Nose

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
1Using 1 strand Black Yarn (or your choice in color) and 5mm hook, Foundation sc 6 (or chain 7 and starting in second chain from hook sc 6), turn and ch 1.6
2Sc 6, turn and ch 1.6
3Sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog, turn and ch 1.4
4Sc2tog twice, turn and ch 1.2
5Sc2tog, continue to sc around all three sides of the nose, placing 2sc on the corners. Join and leave a long tail for hand sewing to the oval tan nose, fasten off. 

Eyes

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
1Using 1 strand Black Yarn (or your choice in color) and 5mm hook, dc 8 inside a Magic Circle, join and ch 2.8
22 dc in each stitch around. Join and leave a long tail for hand sewing to the pillow, fasten off.16
 Using a small amount of white yarn and a tapestry needle, stitch hashtags on each of the eyes for a little extra character. 

Ears

RowDescriptionStitch Count
1Using two strands of Angle Hair Dark Brown (or your choice in color) yarn and 5mm, dc 10 inside a Magic Circle, join and ch 2. Using a 5mm hook will create stiff ears that hold shape.10
22dc in each stitch around, join yarn and ch 2.20
3*2dc in next, dc in next; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.30
4*2dc in first, dc in next 2; repeat from * around, join and ch 2.40
5Dc in the first 34, leaving the last 6 unworked. Leave a long tail for hand sewing to the pillow, fasten off.34

Mouth:

Using Black Yarn and a Darning Needle, stitch the mouth line below the nose of the bear.

Fleece Lining Tutorial: (shown on Robot)

The fleece fabric is non-fraying fabric so a sewing machine isn’t required to finish the edges. To make it into the shape of a sleeping bag, the hand-sewn blanket stitch will be used. A big sharp needle is recommended.

First, place your fleece fabric on top of your sleeping bag and fold it in half lengthwise with right sides together. The top of your fabric will start two rows down from the top of the sleeping bag.

The starting point will be below the tabs. Tie a knot in your yarn and thread through the top layer of the fabric from inside to outside.

Now, insert the needle through the blanket again through both layers.

Insert needle once again through both layers from back to front. Pull yarn until there is a small loop left. Thread your needle through the loop and pull tight. Repeat this process along the side and across the bottom.

Place the fleece fabric lining into the sleeping bag. Start stitching at the tab opening area, stitch lining up the side and around the top edges to keep it in place.

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