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ice cream bear pattern

My ‘Ice Cream Bear’ crochet pattern made his debut in the Summer 2008 issue of A Needle Pulling Thread magazine, but if you don’t have a copy of the magazine, I’m happy to announce that the pattern is now available to purchase directly from the PlanetJune shop.

ice cream bear crochet pattern by planetjune

I designed Ice Cream Bear to have the timeless look of a classic toy teddy bear. I chose a boucle yarn, which masks the stitches in the finished bear – people are amazed to hear he is crocheted! If the thought of working with boucle intimidates you, you could substitute any bulky weight yarn, which would give your bear a more standard amigurumi look.

ice cream bear crochet pattern by planetjune
By the way, these are the first pics taken with my new camera! So far, so good (although there’s a bit of a learning curve!)

I chose to make a cherry ice cream for my bear, but you could easily make cookies & cream (brown chunks on cream) or mint choc chip (brown chunks on green) or any other flavour of ice cream. Mmm, all this talk of ice cream is making me hungry!

It’s always summer with Ice Cream Bear around. I hope you like him!


  1. Ann said

    I’m dying to try him, but boucle crochet intimidates the heck out of me. Maybe if I use your exact same yarn and invoke the crochet goddess before I start… wait, that would be you. 🙂

  2. Robyn said

    So cute! He does look classic. Good work!

  3. kris said

    such a cute bear – your new camera is showing off the details very nicely!!!!!

  4. Kelly said

    Oh, my. He is so adorable and such a classic bear! Nice, nice work! ~Kelly

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