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#61 Crochet Pattern: Amigurumi Graduation Bear

Amigurumi Graduation Bear 
 

HEAD AND BODY
Beg at top of head, with A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around—12 sts.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around—18 sts.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around—24 sts.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around—30 sts.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around—36 sts.
Rnds 7–14: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 15: *Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around—30 sts.
Rnd 16: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around—24 sts.
Rnd 17: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around—18 sts. Following package instructions, attach safety eyes to face. Start stuffing firmly. Continue stuffing as you go.
Rnds 18–20: Rep Rnds 4–6—36 sts.
Rnds 21–32: Sc in each st around.
Rnds 33–35: Rep Rnds 15–17—18 sts.
Rnd 36: *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around—12 sts.
Rnd 37: (Sc2tog) 6 times—6 sts.
Fasten off.

ARMS (make 2)
With A, ch 2.
Rnds 1–3: Work Rnds 1–3 of Head—18 sts.
Rnds 4 and 5: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 6: Sc in next 7 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 7 sts—16 sts.
Rnd 7: Sc in next 6 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 6 sts—14 sts.
Rnds 8–12: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 13: (Sc2tog) 7 times—7 sts.
Fasten off.
LEGS (make 2)
With A, ch 2.
Rnds 1–4: Work Rnds 1–4 of Head—24 sts.
Rnds 5 and 6: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 7: (Sc2tog) 8 times, sc in last 8 sts—16 sts.
Rnds 8–12: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off.
EAR (make 1)
With A, ch 2.
Rnds 1–3: Work Rnds 1–3 of Head—18 sts.
Rnds 4 and 5: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 6: (Sc2tog) 9 times—9 sts.
Fasten off.
CAP
With B, ch 2.
Rnds 1–4: Work Rnds 1–4 of Head—24 sts.
Rnd 5: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off.
MORTAR BOARD (make 2)
With B, ch 13.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across—12 sts.
Rows 2–12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off.
DIPLOMA
With C, ch 7.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across—6 sts.
Rows 2–5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Stuff Arms and Legs and sew to Body. With scrap of brown yarn, embroider nose. With wrong sides of the two Mortar Board pieces together and working through both thicknesses, join B with sc in edge and work sc evenly spaced around, working 3 sc in each corner. Sew bottom of Mortar Board to center of Cap, and sew Cap onto one side of Head. Sew a strand of yellow yarn to center top of Mortar Board (for tassel), fray end of strand. With B, make a French knot on center top of Mortar Board. Sew Ear to other side of Head. Roll Diploma and tie with a scrap of red yarn. Sew Diploma to one Arm. Weave in ends.
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