Thursday, 27 August 2015

Keyring Teddy Bear

Materials Needed
  • DK or light DK yarn in coat colour, main colour, muzzle colour (optional, it can be the same as main colour) + small amounts of black for embroidering face features.
  • A 2.5 mm crochet hook. The size of the hook is important, as anything bigger than 2.5 mm might result in an animal that is too big for a keyring. 
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing.
  • A pair of 6 mm safety eyes.
  • A yarn needle for sewing the different parts together.
  • An embroidery needle for embroidering face features. 
  • A stitch marker for working in the round (I use a bit of contrasting yarn, but you can also use especially designed plastic ones).
  • A keyring keychain.

Body and Head

Start with coat colour
R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6)
R2: inc in each (12)
R3: (inc, 1) x 6 (18)
R4 & 5: sc in each         (18)
R6: (dec, 4) x 3 (15)
R7: sc in each         (15)
R8: (dec, 3) x 3 (12) cc to main colour
R9: sc in each         (12)
R10: (dec, 2) x 3 (9)
R11: inc in each (18)
R12: (inc, 2) x 6 (24)
R13-16: sc in each         (24)
Insert safety eyes between R14 and R15 (2 rounds below the current one), ~ 5 sts apart. 
R17: (dec, 2) x 6 (18)
Stuff body and head. Add extra stuffing as you go. 
R18: (dec, 1) x 6 (12) 
R19: dec x 6          (6)
FO, leaving long tail for sewing to the keyring. 

Legs (make 4)

Start with main colour
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: sc in each          (6) cc to coat colour
R3-6: sc in each (6)
Stuff with the loose ends of yarn. 
Sl st. 
FO, leaving long tail for sewing. 
Sew legs to the body. I sew the back legs in a seating position. 


With main colour or a lighter colour such as cream or white.
R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6)
R2: (inc, 1) x 3 (9)
R3: sc in each         (9)
Sl st. 
FO, leaving long tail for sewing. 

Ears (make 2)

With main colour.
R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6)
R2-3: sc in each (6)         (6)
Sl st. 
FO, leaving long tail for sewing.


Sew muzzle and ears to head. 
Embroider face features (see photos for guidance). 
Attach bear to keyring. 


  1. This teddy - and all of your little "creatures" are so darned cute!
    Thank you for sharing so generously with us!
    I hadn't thought of keyrings as gifts until I saw these little it seems it could be a great alternative!

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