Crochet bear keychain – the cutest free pattern

My friend told me to make her a crochet bear head keychain. I have been looking around the internet, and I could not find the pattern that would fit the image in my mind. You can’t believe it, but even this can happen. That is why I decided I will write my own. I have improvised before, and I just didn’t put it on paper. But now, I am writing a blog, so this is a perfect opportunity to start writing my patterns.

Crochet bear keychain

This pattern is also an excellent way to use your scrap yarn.

Crochet bear pattern is a little distinct from others because I have used two different sizes of yarn and hooks. I have used smaller yarn and hook for muzzle. You can use the same size, but you will have to change the muzzle a little.

Pattern is easy and beginner-friendly; the only thing you have to be careful is to sew the parts on nicely. I use pins that keep the muzzle and the ears in place, and it really makes a difference.

I used cotton dark brown yarn for the head and ears and a 3.5 mm hook (US size E). For the muzzle, I used thinner cotton yarn beige color and a 3.0 mm ( you can use US size D) hook.

Materials you will need:

  • – dark brown, beige and black yarn
  • – crochet hook recommended for the yarn
  • – safety eyes
  • – fiberfill stuffing
  • – scissors, pin needle, tapestry needle
  • – stitch marker or piece of yarn different color.

I wrote the pattern in US terms. We crochet amigurumi in spiral rounds. I like to make increases a little different so that the circle is really a circle, not a hexagon. You can see the explanation in my crochet cat pattern.

Crochet abbreviations used in the pattern are:

  • MR – Magic ring
  • Sc – Single crochet
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Inc – increase
  • Dec – decrease
  • FO – fasten off

The pattern

Head (dark brown, 3.5mm/E hook)

1 – MR, sc x 6 (6)

2 – inc x 6 (12)

3 – (sc, inc) x 6 (18)

4 – (2sc, inc) x 6 (24)

5 – 2sc, inc; (3sc, inc) x 5; sc (30)

6 – (4sc, inc) x 6 (36)

7 – 12 – sc all around (36)

13 – (4sc, dec) x 6 (30)

14 – 2sc, dec; (3sc, dec) x 5; sc (24)

Insert the safty eyes between the 10th and 11th round. The eyes are 7 sc apart (6 stitch holes).

15 – (2sc, dec) x 6 (18)

16 – (sc, dec) x 6 (12)

17 – dec x 6 (6)

FO with an invisible finish. You insert the needle in the outer loop of every stitch. The needle goes from the inside of the circle to outside. You repeat it all the way around and pull. You close it like you would your magic ring. This way, you close the hole entirely, and it looks perfect. If you close it this way, the upper and the bottom part of the head looks almost the same.

I know it can be hard to understand the written explanation, so I included the video where you can see how to do it.

 

Ears (dark brown, 3.5 mm/E hook) – make two

1 – MR, 6 sc (6)

2 – inc x 6 (12)

3 – 4 – sc all around (12), Sl St

FO and leave a long tail for sewing.

Muzzle (beige, 3.0mm/ D hook)

1 – MR, sc 6

2 – inc x 6 (12)

3 – (sc, inc) x 6 (18)

4 – (2sc, inc) x 6 (24)

5 – 6 – sc all around (24), Sl St

FO and leave long tail for sewing.crochet bear keychain

If you will make the muzzle with the same size yarn and hook as the head, then do it like this:

1 – MR, sc 6

2 – inc x 6 (12)

3 – (sc, inc) x 6 (18)

4 – 5 – sc all around (18), Sl St

FO and leave long tail for sewing.

It should fit right between the eyes.

crochet bear keychain

 

Now, all we have to do is sew the parts together and embroider the nose.

crochet bear keychain

Sew the muzzle between the eyes. Help yourself with pins to keep the muzzle in place. Whenyou are three quarters done, you lightly fill it with fiberfill so that the top stays flat.

Sew the ears on the top of the head. Use the pins here also.

The last part is to embroider the nose. First, make a triangle with black yarn and fill it, then go straight down. You can make a little smile when you embroider two stitches to the left, go back in the middle, and then two stitches to the right.

Your bear head keychain is finished! I hope you like it.

Will you make it for someone?

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below, and I will do everything I can to help you.

You can sell your finished items, but please don’t copy my pattern. You can share it so that you link back to my page. Thank you for respecting my wishes.

Have a beautiful day.

Katja

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8 thoughts on “Crochet bear keychain – the cutest free pattern

  1. This is a very cute bear. How nice that you improvised and created your own pattern when you couldn’t find one on the net. Thank you so much for sharing. I will probably make one myself.

    1. Thank you. I am glad you like the bear. If you have any questions while making it, feel free to ask. I will help you.
      Have a beautiful day.

  2. Awesome site you have here! What a cute little bear. I do not know the first thing about crochet but I know where to come to learn! Very informative and the fact you create your own patterns is great and shows you know exactly what you are doing. I like the fact you included a video, I know it would be way easier for me to learn by watching. I look forward to reading more here!! Thanks!

  3. This is SO cute!! I love it! I’m so glad I came across your post because I actually just purchased a few crochet hooks and yarn so I can use crocheting as a “me time” hobby!!

    Thank you for the easy to follow instructions and cute idea that everyone can use! I love keychains 🙂

    1. I am so glad you found my site! This pattern is appropriate for a beginner. I think you will love the result. But I must warn you; you will get hooked by your new “me time.” 🙂 If you need any assistance, just write to me, and I will help you.
      Have a beautiful day.

  4. Wow, I’m so impressed with your ability to make your own pattern, especially since it is not a flat pattern but round with parts. I really appreciated the video too.
    I’m still new but I hope to be able to do this bear keychain one day.
    Thanks,
    Lisa

    1. Thank you very much. This keychain is a beginner-friendly pattern. I am sure you will be able to do it. But if you have any problems, feel free to contact me, and I will help you. You can also check my post on How to crochet. It will help you.
      Have a beautiful day.
      Katja

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