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Mother Bears with Stripes

Posted on August 2, 2018

I received a wonderful box of yarn from an on-line friend filled with Red Heart Stripes yarn. There are about 6 different varieties of the Stripes yarn in the box. I started out using the Fruity Stripe colorway to crochet this first Mother Bear.
Fruity Stripes Mother Bear
I use the Mother Bear Project seamless crochet pattern and crocheted all in the BLO for each of these bears. I also played around with the skein to avoid using the yellows and golds which I saved for the next bear.

Next came Anna Mother Bear using the yellow and golds in the skein. Anna bear is sporting a pretty fuchsia shell skirt. Here is the free Mother Bear skirt pattern I used for her skirt.
Anna Crocheted Mother Bear

Here is the final bear crocheted using the leftover Fruity Stripe yarn from the skein for the body of the bear. I then used Red Heart Stripes yarn in Polo Stripe colorway for the hoodie.
Hoodie Stripes Mother Bear

I also worked on my bear head making on this bear. I added a few increases on each side of the head at row 3 and decreases on the last 2 rows of the head. It really helped make my bear’s head more rounded and I like the look much better. I am still learning and trying out new tips and ideas from other Mother Bear makers over at Ravelry.

Here is a photo of the back of the hoodie as attached to the bear.
Back of Hoodie Mother Bear

This hoodie includes ties which also act as a built-in scarf for the bear. You can read all about my hoodie with added ties here. Here is the free pattern for the Mother Bear hoodie pattern.

I have really enjoyed crocheting Mother Bears using the Red Heart Stripes yarn. A big thank you goes out to Barbara Jean of Ravelry for her generous gift of striped yarns that created these three Mother Bears!

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