Crochet Polar Bear Granny Square free crochet pattern

Oct 14, 2022 | Crochet patterns

This crochet polar bear granny square is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

crochet polar bear square free pattern

I am working on a series of large Christmas granny squares and this crochet penguin is the fifth granny square in my series.  You can also check out the Snowman Granny squareReindeer Granny Square,  Gingerbread Man Granny SquarePenguin Granny SquareElf Granny SquareSanta Granny SquareMrs. Claus Square and the Peppermint Candy Man Square which are also free crochet patterns on the blog.

Want to see the whole blanket together? You can now find the complete joining and border instructions now on the blog!

This polar bear square is a fun pattern that would make a cute Christmas blanket with my other squares or on its own for an all winter season throw!

Crochet Polar Bear Granny Square pattern details

The granny squares for this series of Christmas granny square patterns work up to a large 14″ square.  Perfect for pillows or to mix-and-match for an adorable winter Christmas-themed throw!  These squares would also make wonderful wall hangings for Christmas decoration.

This crochet polar bear granny square pattern starts out as a circle using double crochet stitches and then the circle is squared off so you can easily join and sew squares together.

The polar bear ears and scarf with pom poms are crocheted separately and then sewn on to the front of the square which creates a fun 3D effect to the square.

If you wanted to make a bear blanket with this square for year round use you could just change up the colors you use for the bear – black or brown!  You could even do several different colors for the same blanket to create a fun bear themed throw!

crochet polar bear square free pattern process

I am using Red Heart With Love* yarn which is a medium weight #4 acrylic worsted weight yarn.  One of my favorite economical yarns to use.  However, change it up to your favorite.  This pattern is a great way to use up your stash, too!

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The complete pattern is now available as 1 PDF! The Christmas Crochet Granny Square Blanket  is also available as an ad-free, printable PDF!  You can purchase the individual pattern, or if you love PDFs, you might want to check out my Lifetime Membership. It’s an awesome deal! Never pay for one of my PDFs again!! (Or, scroll down for the free version!)

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polar bear granny square pattern

Crochet Polar Bear Square free pattern instructions

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

  • Red Heart With Love Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 370 yds)
  •     White 1.4 oz /  74 yds (White) 
  •     Holly Berry 0.6 oz / 32 yds (Red)
  •     Iced Aqua 1.5 oz / 80 yds (Blue)
  •     Black 0.2 oz / 8 yds (Black)
  •     Sweet Pink 0.2 / 8 yds (Pink)
  •     Light Grey 0.2 / 8 yds (Grey)

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Scissors
Stitch marker (optional)
Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size:  14” square

Gauge: First 4 rounds = 4” / 4 dc sts = 1”

Abbreviations:

MC = magic circle
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
tr = treble crochet
sp = space
st(s) = stitch(es)
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
WS = wrong side
RS = right side

Pattern Notes:

  • Face, eyes, nose and ear muffs are all worked in the round.  
  • Ch 3 at beginning of each round counts as first dc stitch.
  • Ears, eyes, muzzle and scarf are worked separately and then sewn to front of panel.

Pattern Instructions

With White, make MC.

Round 1:  ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)

Round 2:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch-3. (24)

Round 3:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (36)

Round 4:  ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 dc in last st, sl st in top of ch-3. (48)

Round 5:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (60)

Round 6:  ch 3, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 dc in last 2 sts, sl st in top of ch-3.  (72)

Round 7:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (84)

Round 8:  ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 dc in last 3 sts, sl st in top of ch-3.  (96)

Round 9: ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end,  sl st in top of first st. (108)

Fasten off White.

Round 10: Join Blue in first st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next sttr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (120 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 11: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (136 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 12 – 13: ch 3 (counts as first st), *dc in each st to next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st top of ch-3.  (152 row 12, 168 row 13)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Eyes (make 2)

With Black, make MC.

Round 1:  (RS) ch 3, 10 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3, tighten ring. (11)

Fasten off Black, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Row 2: Join Blue in first st of round 1, sl st in next 5 sts.

Fasten off Blue.

Row 3: Join White in first st of round 1 (behind slip stitches of row 2), sl st in next 5 sts.

Fasten off White, leaving a long tail for embroidery of eye.

With long tail of White, embroider center of eye.

Weave in remaining ends not left for sewing.

Ears (make 2)

Round 1: (RS) With White, make a MC, ch 1, 6 sc in MC.  (6)

Round 2:  2 sc in each st.  (12)

Round 3:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)

Round 4: 1 sc in next 3 sts, switch to pink, 1 sc in next 3 sts, switch to white, 1 sc in next 12 sts.  (18)

Round 5:  1 sc in next 2 sts, switch to pink, 1 sc in next 5 sts, switch to white, 1 sc in next 11 sts.  (18)

Round 6 – 7:  repeat round 5.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Muzzle

With Grey, ch 7.

Round 1:  1 sc in the second ch from the hook, 1 sc in next 4 chs, 3 sc in last ch, rotate work to begin working in unused loop of foundation ch; sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in last ch. (14)

Round 2: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in each of next three sts, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in each of next two sts, sl st to first st of round.  (20)

Round 3:  1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in last 3 sts.  (26)

Round 4:  1 sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in last 3 sts. (32)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Nose

With Black, ch 3, 1 sc in second ch from hook, 3 sc in last ch; rotate work to begin working in unused loop of foundation ch; 2 sc in unused loop, sl st to first st. (6)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing nose to muzzle and embroidery for mouth.  Weave in remaining ends.

With long end left for sewing, sew nose to muzzle, embroider smile.  

Scarf

With Red, ch 55.

Row 1:  1 dc in fourth ch from hook and in each ch to end.  (53)

Row 2 – 3:  ch 3, dc in each st to end.  (53)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Make two small pom poms approximately 1 3/8” size with red and white yarn.  Attach 1 pom pom to each end of scarf.

Assembly 

Note:  Sew following pieces to RS of square.

With long tail, sew eyes to face.

With long tails, sew ears to face.

With long tail, sew muzzle to face.

With a long length of red yarn, sew scarf to bottom of face.

Weave in remaining ends.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!

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