An original crochet amigurumi teddy bear pattern by June Gilbank.
Pattern makes either of the teddy bears shown, depending on the type of yarn used.
Yarn: an eyelash yarn (yarn advice is given in pattern; Bernat Baby Lash and Red Heart Foxy were used to make the sample bears in the picture)
Hook: US H / 5mm
Size: Finished size will vary depending on yarn used; sample bears are 8″ (brown bear) and 10.5″ (pink bear) tall as seated in pictures.
Eye size: 10-12mm, depending on the thickness of the yarn you use. The sample brown bear used 10mm eyes and pink bear used 12mm eyes. If in doubt, go with 12mm.
A note about 'Fuzzy' patterns: When I created my ‘Fuzzy’ patterns, in 2007 and 2008, there were a lot of different eyelash and other fuzzy novelty-type yarns available in most yarn and craft stores. Sadly, most of them have now been discontinued and it can be difficult to find a suitable yarn. You could substitute a different fuzzy yarn, or try looking on eBay.com or ravelry.com for someone who may have eyelash yarn for sale. If you can't find any suitable fuzzy yarns, don't despair: all my 'Fuzzy' patterns include an additional PDF file showing how to work these patterns with a regular worsted weight yarn of your choice, and then either leave them smooth, or brush them to get a different, but still cute, fluffy effect!