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Last year my roommate, her friend, and I were enrolled into this group workout program in a gym near our apartment and for almost nine months did training with a personal coach... Now if you're wondering about the results, all I can say is that while writing this I was wearing a red skirt that I last wore in 2008. Yeah! Baby!!! Hahaha! XD
But not to get too cocky, I still consider myself a little chubby so exercise remains in the itinerary for my unknown voyage through 2016. And by exercise I meant boxing training. Woo-hoo!!! ^^

Anyway, during those months of workout and shedding of tears, sweat, and blood... There was one exercise that my roommate and her friend despise the most. I mean if they could they'd avoid it like the plague. Hahaha! I'm talking about the "bear crawl" and as the name suggests, you get on all fours and walk like a bear. The only thing missing is the roar, but sadly you're not supposed to get that crazy at the gym. Shishishi! XD


After a while, my roommate's friend affectionately called our group the "Care Bears" since according to her, we look like actual bears when working out. My roommate loved the idea so much that she asked me to make amigurumi bears to represent each of us. Okay, first of all I don't completely agree that we should be called "Care Bears" 'coz we don't do the bear crawl upright nor do Care Bears do quadrupedal walking. So to correct the misnomer, I decided to use the actual walking position of a bear to make the amigurumis and call them
the We Crawl Bears. Obviously, I got the reference from the new show in Cartoon Network, We Bare Bears. It's about three bears trying to belong in the human world and if you ask me, are doing an awesome job at it. My fave is Ice Bear by the way. Hahaha! XD 

WE CRAWL BEARS
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #10 - Chiffon (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #76 - Pancake (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #1 - Snow (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #100 - Raven (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - 7 (4.5 mm)
Black felt cloth
Black beads #04
Fiberfill stuffing
*hdcinc = 2hdc in 1st

 HEAD/BODY-ICE BEAR/GRIZZ

(Chiffon/Pancake)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: 1sc, 3inc, 1sc (8)
Rnd 3: sc around (8)
Rnd 4: 2sc, 4inc, 2sc (12)
Rnd 5: sc around (12)
Rnd 6: 2sc, 8hdcinc, 2sc (20)
Rnd 7: 3sc, hdcinc, 5hdc, 2hdcinc, 5hdc, hdcinc, 3sc (24)
Rnd 8-9: sc around (24)
Rnd 10: [3sc-dec] 2x, 4sc, [dec-3sc] 2x (20)
Rnd 11: 3sc, dec, [4sc-dec] 2x, 3sc (17)
Rnd 12: 3sc, inc, [4sc-inc] 2x, 3sc (20)
Rnd 13: 6sc, inc, 2sc, 2inc, 2sc, inc, 6sc (24)
Rnd 14-21: sc around (24)
Rnd 22: 2sc-dec (18)
Rnd 23: sc around (18)
Rnd 24: 1sc-dec (12)
Rnd 25: dec around (6)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch black beads for the eyes
*Cut out tiny oval of black felt cloth for the nose

 HEAD/BODY-PAN.PAN
(Snow)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: 1sc, 3inc, 1sc (8)
Rnd 3: sc around (8)
Rnd 4: 2sc, 4inc, 2sc (12)
Rnd 5: sc around (12)
Rnd 6: 2sc, 8hdcinc, 2sc (20)
Rnd 7: 3sc, hdcinc, 5hdc, 2hdcinc, 5hdc, hdcinc, 3sc (24)
Rnd 8-9: sc around (24)
Rnd 10: [3sc-dec] 2x, 4sc, [dec-3sc] 2x (20)
(Raven)
Rnd 11: 3sc, dec, [4sc-dec] 2x, 3sc (17)
Rnd 12: 3sc, inc, [4sc-inc] 2x, 3sc (20)
Rnd 13: 6sc, inc, 2sc, 2inc, 2sc, inc, 6sc (24)
Rnd 14: sc around (24)
(Snow)
Rnd 15-19: sc around (24)
(Raven)
Rnd 20-21: sc around (24)
Rnd 22: 2sc-dec (18)
Rnd 23: sc around (18)
Rnd 24: 1sc-dec (12)
Rnd 25: dec around (6)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Cut out two tiny circle of black cloth for the eye patches
*Glue black beads over the eye patches 
*Cut out tiny oval of black felt cloth for the nose

EARS (2x)
Rnd 1: 3sc in mr (3)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Attach to the head between Rnd 7 and 8 of the head/body
*The ears are placed about 4st apart

LEGS (4x)

(Chiffon/Pancake/Raven)
Rnd 1: 4sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (6)
Rnd 3: sc around (6)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (8)
Rnd 5: sc around (8)
Rnd 6: 3sc-inc (10)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Attach the forelegs between Rnd 10 and 15, and back legs between Rnd 19 and 23 of the head/body

TAIL
(Chiffon/Pancake/Raven)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Attach between Rnd 21 and 24 of the head/body 
We are the crawl bears and we always crawl,
But if given a choice, we'd rather walk tall.
Oh this we must do in the evenings at eight,
Just to burn all the calories we regretfully ate.
Down on all fours, forwards, backwards we go
What is that? Another set? Oh please, hell no!

Thank you! Thank you! I have a knack for poetry sometimes. Yes... Such words. Much rhyme. Very poem. Hahaha! XD



Copyright: We Crawl Bears is an original pattern written by Duchess Gala. You may do whatever you want with the finished product but please do not sell or claim the pattern as your own. Also, do not post the pattern directly to your website. Just link it to this blog. ^^


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