This crochet teddy bear is a cute amigurumi called Wentworth. He has a removable jacket for added play value and is about 6 inches tall. You will need a modest amount of yarn, plus a button and some toy stuffing. This pattern costs £1.99 GBP and is available via Ravelry.
Wentworth uses dc (US: sc) and htr (US: hdc) stitches and is suitable for an advanced beginner to crochet. In less than 2 hours, you could have a cute crochet teddy bear ready to go; he’d make an ideal last-minute gift for anyone.
His limbs are designed to allow him to be posed; he can sit unaided or you can prop him up, standing. If you don’t fancy making the little jacket, you could tie a ribbon around his neck or crochet a little scarf! However, the jacket is designed so that the dc (US: sc) edging is optional and the button loop is worked last, so you can omit the button if you wish.
Suggestions are provided for sewing his facial features. If you’re not a fan of French knots and satin stitches… you could use any sewing stitches you like, scraps of felt or small toy safety eyes. A particular pleasure of crafting your own toys is that you can customise them to your heart’s content. Who says teddy bears must be brown? You could make a purple Wentworth with an orange jacket, if that takes your fancy! His head and body are worked in rounds, so you could even make a horizontal striped Wentworth.