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Yellow Dog Granny Lovey

June 6, 2024 No comments yet

Just a quick post to share a new child’s granny lovey. This lovey is crocheted using a granny stitch and features a yellow store-bought stuffed dog for the toy. The granny lovey is started around a stretchy hair tie with a stuffed animal inserted through the center hole.

You can find more pictures and pattern instructions at my original granny lovey post here.

Here is one more photo showing the granny lovey more closeup.

Round Ripple Baby Lovey

April 4, 2024 No comments yet

I am excited to present a new baby lovey that features a round ripple pattern. It has a centerhole which is created by crocheting around a thick ponytail hair tie. By crocheting the baby lovey with a centerhole, you can use a store-bought stuffed animal for the project. That way you can wash the round ripple lovey separate from the stuffed animal.

Here is the lovey with the stuffed animal removed so you can see how it looks separated.

Here is another round ripple lovey that I crocheted using the same round ripple idea for the project.

I want to detail how I start my round ripple lovies. I use a 2″ thick ponytail tie for the center and it gives a 1.75″ opening on 24 stitches. Here is a photo with the first round of single crochet (SC) stitches around the ponytail hair tie. I work 24 stitches around the tie as show and slip stitch to join.

My round ripple baby lovey is based off of Aggie May’s round ripple (RR) blanket pattern. After the 24 single crochet stitches for the center start, and following Aggie May’s RR pattern, work row 3: Ch 3, 1 DC, ch-2, 2 DC in same stitch as join. Then skip 1 stitch and work 2 DC, ch-2, 2 DC in next stitch and repeat. Join to top of ch 3. Total of 12 sets of shells. See photo below for a closeup photo of this round.

Striped Mother Bears

April 12, 2020 No comments yet

The Mother Bear Project is featuring striped bears for April. With the extra time I have this month with the stay at home order due to the Coronavirus, I crocheted two mother bears.

This bear has a striped skirt that I crocheted using this bear skirt pattern. My bears are crocheted seamless without joining and done in rounds. This bear was done in BLO (back loop only) single crochet except for the head. I have experimented and think the head looks better crocheted through both loops in single crochet.


Now here is a striped bare bear crocheted using Red Heart Stripe yarn in colorway Parrot Stripe. This little guy was crocheted in BLO for the entire bear. As you can see his head appears smaller and not a nice looking as the first bear. I think if I added more stitches the head would look better in BLO so I may try that next time.

If you are new to the Mother Bear Project, you can find the Ravelry group here. The Mother Bear Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children, primarily those affected by HIV/AIDS and by giving them a gift of love in a handmade teddy bear.

Come join in the bear-making

Mother Bears with Stripes

August 2, 2018 No comments yet

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.

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.

Here is the final bear crocheted using the leftover Fruity Stripe yarn from the skein for the body of the bear.

Latest Mother Bears

September 6, 2017 No comments yet

Here are bears number 25 and 26 I crocheted for the Mother Bear Project. This is a charity that is near and dear to my heart. The first bear features a colorful shirt that I crocheted using this bear skirt pattern with a yarn bear kit that Delights sent me for winning a Bingo on Ravelry. The kit included the pretty scarf that matched the yarn so it all worked into a cute little outfit for my bear.

Next is my little Jammie bear that I crocheted with MillaMia Yarn that was donated by LoveCrochet.com for my Mother Bear #26. My Jammie bear is crocheted seamless changing yarn every 2 rows. This wool yarn is very soft and super nice to work with.

I added a ruffle collar to my Jammie bear by crocheting Sc, skip 1 st, 6 DC, skip 1 st, repeat around the neck. I then just crocheted a chain and SC down the chain

Sunshine Mother Bear

June 18, 2017 5 comments

I just took a break from my other crocheting to make a bear for the Mother Bear Project. Meet Sunshine bear crocheted seamless and in the round. He’s a bare bear crocheted in his jammies with sleepy eyes.

This is bear number 23 that I have crocheted for this worthy and rewarding charity. If you aren’t familiar with the Mother Bear Project, you can check them out at their official website here or join us over at Ravelry for all the bear making fun.

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Donald Mother Bear

April 2, 2017 2 comments

I present Donald my latest crocheted bear for the Mother Bear Project. I crocheted this tribute bear in honor of my late uncle who was a big Gonzaga basketball fan. He would be some proud and excited about the Zags making it to the Final Four and for playing for the National Championship.

I crochet my Mother Bears in the round, seamless. I have a picture tutorial here to show how I crochet the pattern without turning or joining. For more info about the Mother Bear Project, check out our Ravelry group here.

So until tomorrow, all I can say is

Mother Bears for 2017

February 15, 2017 2 comments

Here are my first two bears for the Mother Bear Project for 2017. These both were crocheted in the round without turning or chaining to start each round. I have a seamless bear tutorial here if anyone wants to learn more about how I crochet my bears.

The Mother Bear Project is an organization dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children, primarily those affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations, by giving them a gift of love in the form of hand-knit and crocheted bears.

Photos are shared of the children receiving the bears from time to time through the organization. I must tell you that it is just priceless when you see a bear you have made in the lovely arms of a child so far away. I just spotted this Scotty bear of mine that I crocheted in 2016 in the last photo group.

Mother Bear Hoodie Project

November 4, 2016 No comments yet

Here is my latest Mother Bear I crocheted with a hoodie. This bear was crocheted for the Mother Bear Project and features a hood with ties. My original Mother Bear hoodie pattern did not include ties. Another Mother Bear crocheter on Ravelry, TeaLover, added ties to her bear’s hoodie after crocheting my pattern. I just loved how the ties turned out. It is like a built in scarf and looks so cute on the hoodies she made. So with her help, I added ties to my hoodie pattern too.

It is real easy and the ties are crocheted right onto the hoodie before finishing off the project. Here are the changes to make to the original pattern to add the ties. First don’t finish off after the last row, chain 25



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