Crochet Amigurumi Bear – Bravo the Bear Cub

Bravo is a brave little bear cub on the hunt for some fun! He loves to play with his friends, eat tasty treats, and of course get big bear hugs. This easy crochet amigurumi bear pattern is perfect for new softie makers. Mix and match colors for a one-of-a-kind creation!

Bravo the Bear Cub - Free crochet amigurumi bear pattern on Stitches n Scraps

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Best Friends

Bravo is similar in style and design to his friends, Awesome the Baby Elephant and Noble the Lion Cub. Make them all!

Color Choices

I made my bear with yarn from my stash, so I chose a tan body with an off-white muzzle. Bears come in all shades of white, grey, brown, and black, so any combination of those colors should work. Mix and match for a one-of-a-kind, crochet amigurumi bear cub that’s all your own!

Poly Fil Premium Fiber Fill

Fairfield World generously sent me lots of Poly-Fil Premium Polyester Fiber Filling for these softie designs. This is my go to stuffing material for all my crochet amigurumi patterns because it’s so soft and squishy and easy to use.

My favorite stuffing tip is to tear the stuffing into small bits and stuff just a little at a time, rather than trying to put a whole handful in all at once. This creates a smoother finish and avoids clumps and lumps.

Bravo the Bear Cub

Project Level Easy

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Project Level

Easy: Mostly single crochet in the round, with some increases and decreases.


7 inches tall not counting ears.


14 sc x 14 rows = 4 inches. Use pattern as gauge swatch – Rounds 1 – 4 should measure 2.25 inches in diameter. Exact gauge is not critical.

Abbreviations used

(Pattern is written in US terms)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
inc = increase (see Special Stitches)
dec = decrease (see Special Stitches)
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
ch-sp = chain space
rnd = round
RS = right side

Special Stitches

Increase (inc): Sc in back loop only of next st, then sc in both loops of the same st. See full tutorial here.

Decrease (dec): Insert hook into front loop only of both of next 2 stitches, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook. This is an alternative to a single crochet 2 together (sc2tog) stitch. If you prefer, you can use the standard sc2tog instead.



Except for ears, pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join or turn unless indicated. Mark first stitch of each round.

With A, ch 2

Rnd 1 (RS): 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Inc around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: (Inc in next st, sc in next st) around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: (Inc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts) around. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 6: (Inc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts) around. (30 sc)

Rnds 7-10: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 11: (Dec, sc in each of next 3 sts) around. (24 sts)

Rnds 12-15: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 16: (Dec, sc in each of next 2 sts) around. (18 sts)

Rnds 17-18: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 19: (Dec, sc in next st) around. (12 sts)

Stuff body most of the way full and continue stuffing as you go.


Rnds 20-22: Repeat rnds 3-5

Rnd 23: Sc in next 6 sts, ch 6, sk next 6 sts, sc in last 12 sts. (18 sc and ch-6 sp for muzzle)

Rnd 24: Sc in each st and each ch around. (24 sc)

Rnd 25: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 26: (Dec, sc in next 2 sts) around. (18 sc)

Rnd 27: (Dec, sc in next st) around. (12 sc)

Rnd 28: Dec around. (6 sc)

Fasten off.

Using tails, sew top of head and bottom of body closed, then weave in ends.

Finish stuffing head through muzzle opening.

Bravo the Bear Cub - Head and body


With RS facing, join B with sl st in any st or ch around muzzle opening.

Rnd 1: Work 14 sc evenly spaced around muzzle opening.

This works out to 1 sc in each st, 1 sc in the bottom of each ch, and 1 extra sc in each side, where the stitches and chains meet.

Rnd 2: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 3:(Dec, sc in next 5 sts) twice. (12 sts)

Rnd 4: Dec around. Fasten off, leaving a 12 inch tail for sewing. (6 sts)

Stuff muzzle.

Use tail to sew muzzle closed.

Bravo the Bear Cub - Head body and muzzle

Ear (make 2)

Inner Ear:

With B, ch 2

Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (3 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st across, fasten off B. (6 sc)

Bravo the Bear Cub - Inner ear

Outer ear:

Join A with sl st in base of inner ear (the bottom of the chain that you worked into for row 1)

Row 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, do not join. (3 sc)

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, turn 2 sc in each st across. (6 sc)

Bravo the Bear Cub - both halves of ear

Fold inner ear up so that it rests on top of outer ear, with RS facing.

Bravo the Bear Cub - folded ear

Rnd 3 (RS): Do not turn. Continuing around ear and working through both layers, Ch 1, 2sc in each st around, join with sl st to starting ch, fasten off leaving a 10 inch tail for sewing. (12 sts)

Continuing around rather than turning will cause the ear to pucker / fold in on itself slightly at the bottom, making it more rounded.

Bravo the Bear Cub - bear ears
Bravo the Bear Cub


Sew ears to head using the tails.

Weave in all ends.

Separate strands of black embroidery floss. With 2 strands, embroider a nose across the muzzle seam, a mouth coming down from the nose, and an eye on each side of the muzzle.

Bravo the Bear Cub -face

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