Craft Lovers ♥ Crochet Bear Rug made with Katia Big Ribbon by Follow the Crochet

In this Craft Lovers we present Samanta Fornino, Italian crochet fanatic who creates fun and tender projects on Follow the Crochet. Crochet ideas that are so loveable, like this Bear Rug made with Katia Big Ribbon. Adorable! Just like Samanta, who is generously sharing this XXL crochet pattern. There’s no doubt that you’re going to have fun making this XXL crochet rug. On the one hand, this is a very nice and quick design to make thanks to the thickness of Katia Big Ribbon, our light weight cotton tape yarn. And on the other hand, it’s so easy to do because you only need to work 3 basic crochet stitches: slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet. If you’re a crochet fanatic and you enjoy making things for babies, or you like decorating your home with pieces that you’ve made yourself… you’re going to love this Bear Rug.

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Follow the Crochet

Samanta Fornino remembers passing the afternoons doing crochet “in compagnia della mamma e della nonna” at the age of 6 in La Spezia (Italy). After studying Communications she becomes interested in, above all, fashion. Therefore she undertakes a master’s degree in ‘Management Made in Italy, fashion, luxury and design’ in Milan. Subsequently, she works in Public Relations for the fashion industry for a number of years. In 2011 she gets married and starts to travel the world, thanks to the business trips her husband makes for his work. As a result of this, crochet becomes her fundamental travel companion. With the birth of her 3 children, Follow the Crochet arrives, and also her beautiful production range of dolls and accessories for babies.

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Bear Rug

Materials

Katia Big Ribbon: 9 balls n°26 (beige) + 2 balls n°1 (white) + 1 ball n°2 (black) + 1 ball n°16 (Rose)

Size 15 (U.S.)/(10 mm) Crochet Hook

Wool Sewing Needle

Scissors

Stitches

Dc: Double Crochet

Sc: Single Crochet

Sl St: Slip Stitch

Ch: Chain stitch

Magic ring

Inc: 2 dc in one st

Rug Base Instructions 

Each round will start with a ch-3 (counts as first dc). Close with a sl st each round.

Using col. Beige (n°26) make a magic ring.

R1: Work 12 dc in ring and join with a sl st.

R2: *Inc*, rep.

R3: *1 dc in next st, Inc*, rep.

R4: *1 dc in next 2 sts, Inc*, rep.

R5: *1 dc in next 3 sts, Inc*, rep.

R6: *1 dc in next 4 sts, Inc*, rep.

R7: *1 dc in next 5 sts, Inc*, rep.

R8: *1 dc in next 6 sts, Inc*, rep.

R9: *1 dc in next 7 sts, Inc*, rep.

R10: *1 dc in next 8 sts, Inc*, rep.

R11: *1 dc in next 9 sts, Inc*, rep.

R12: *1 dc in next 10 sts, Inc*, rep.

R13: *1 dc in next 11 sts, Inc*, rep.

R14: *1 dc in next 12 sts, Inc*, rep.

R15: *1 dc in next 13 sts, Inc*, rep.

R16: *1 dc in next 14 sts, Inc*, rep.

R17: *1 dc in next 15 sts, Inc*, rep.

R18-20: *1 dc in each st*, rep.

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Bear Rug Details

Ears (x2)

Each round will start with a ch-3 (counts as first dc). Close with a sl st each round.

Using col. Beige (n°26) make a magic ring.

R1: Work 14 dc in ring and join with a sl st.

R2: *Inc*, rep.

R3: *1 dc in next st, Inc*, rep.

R4: *1 dc in next 2 sts, Inc*, rep.

R5: dc in each dc all around = 44 dc

R6: 3 ch, 43 dc in next 43 sts

Cheeks (x2)

Each round will start with a ch-3 (counts as first dc). Close with a sl st each round.

Using col. Rose (n°16) make a magic ring.

R1: Work 12 dc in ring and join with a sl st.

R2: *Inc*, rep.

R3: *1 dc in next st, Inc*, rep.

Snout

Each round will start with a ch-3 (counts as first dc). Close with a sl st each round.

With col. White (n°1) make a magic ring.

R1: Work 12 dc in ring and join with a sl st.

R2: *Inc*, rep.

R3-4: *1 dc in next st, Inc*, rep.

R5: *1 dc in next 2 sts, Inc*, rep.

R6: *1 dc in next st, Inc*, rep.

R7: *1 dc in next 3 sts, Inc*, rep.

R8: 1 dc in each dc all around.

Nose

Using col. Black (n° 2), chain 15. Turn work.

R1: 1 sc in 2nd ch, sc in each st to end. Turn work.

Rep . R1 until only 2 sts remain.

Work 1 sc in 2nd st and close with a sl st.

Eyes (x2)

Each round will start with a ch-3 (counts as first dc). Close with a sl st each round.

Using col. Black (n°2) make a magic ring.

R1: Work 12 dc in ring and join with sl st.

R2: *Inc*, rep.

R3: *1 dc in next st, Inc*, rep.

Finishing (Making Up)

Sew nose on the snout and embroider the mouth with black yarn. Using white yarn, embroider a line inside the eye. Using black yarn, embroider the eyelashes. Sew ears, eyes, cheeks and snout on the base of the rug.