We loved Jan’s dark apricot bear. So cute and the features are so well done. We were talking about child safety and whether the plastic eyes were safe even though they have the lock on safety backs. Sometimes it’s even safer to go with the crocheted eyes. Jan was the one who mentioned it first and rightly so. It’s is the first thing you think of when you are making something for a small child. Lots of toys have plastic eyes and live to tell the story of childhood. This is not a hard bear to make but has its little tricks. If you can double crochet , you can do amigurumi and it’s usually important to keep stitch markers on your work so you know where you have begun your row. Jan also mentioned not to overstuff crochet things because otherwise you get holes showing in your work. This is a nice, squishy bear.
There are some nice free crochet bear patterns for all different sized bears on the spruce Crafts. Great way to use up small quantities of yarn.