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polar bear pics

As promised, here are some more pictures of my polar bear design. He is not pictured in a snowy scene because I’d like you to be able to see more than just a pair of eyes! It’s difficult enough to photograph white yarn against a contrasting background, let alone white on white…

crocheted polar bear by planetjune

Polar Bear will be part of my AquaAmi range; you’ll see from my fun facts below that he is an appropriate member of the AquaAmi family, even though he doesn’t live in the water all the time…

crocheted polar bear by planetjune

Here’s what my polar bear research uncovered:

  • The polar bear is the largest land predator, at typically 2-3m long
  • He is insulated against the freezing conditions of his Arctic habitat with a thick layer of blubber (fat), black skin, and two layers of hair
  • He is adapted for swimming with a longer, more streamlined shape than other bears, and small ears that lay flat under water
  • Big powerful front paws make him a strong swimmer, but also come in handy for swiping prey and for distributing his weight when walking on ice!

crocheted polar bear by planetjune

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UPDATE: Looking for the pattern? You can find the AquaAmi Polar Bear crochet pattern in my shop.


  1. Cris said

    your little bear is so cute!! tnks!

  2. Gemma said

    Too, too cute! 😀

  3. June said

    Garfield Lover: yes, isn’t that amazing! I also discovered that polar bears in captivity sometimes look pale green because their hairs are actually hollow tubes, and algae grows inside the hairs!

    Re: the nose – all my AquaAmi designs have blank faces except for the eyes – it’s a design choice on my part. Of course, it’s easy enough to add a big black nose to your bear, if you want – I think a black yarn nose similar to the AmiDogs’ noses would look great 🙂

  4. Garfield Lover said

    I thought you might want to know that polar bears also have clear fur, not white, it just looks white. Just another fun fact! What about his nose???? You did great! I just love polar bears!

  5. Jana said

    I think he’s great, June! And you couldn’t have done a better job photographing him! The blue and brown set him off very well! I wish I could get better pics of MY crochet! My old camera just doesn’t seem to have it anymore.

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