12 Crochet Care Bears Patterns

Did you grow up in the 80s during the Care Bear craze? Or were you introduced to the cute little bears recently? Either way, you can have a lot of fun making crochet Care Bears.

Check out the patterns I gathered below and get nostalgic as you create these adorable bears.

Crochet Care Bears Patterns

What are Care Bears?

Care Bears are cute fictional characters created by American Greetings in 1981. These colourful bears have been depicted in movies and animated television series. When the Care Bears were introduced, they became a huge phenomenon.

Each Care Bear has a unique belly badge that represents their personality and special abilities. Care Bears live in the magical land of the Care-a-Lot. Their mission is to spread love and joy to children and people in need.

Some well-known Care Bears include Tenderheart Bear, Cheer Bear, Grumpy Bear, and Funshine Bear. The franchise has expanded over the years. It features different series, movies, and a wide range of merchandise such as toys, books, and clothing.

12 Care Bear Crochet Patterns

Below is a delightful collection of 12 Care Bear crochet patterns. Whether you are new to crocheting or a pro, there is something for you. From adorable hats to huggable amigurumi plushies, this assortment includes something for all skill levels,

1. Crochet Care Bears Patterns by Carolrosa

Here is a delightful set of 10 crochet Care Bears patterns. The bears include Share Bear, Cheer Bear, Wish Bear, Tender-heart Bear, Friend Bear, Sunshine Bear, Love-a-lot Bear, Grumpy Bear, and Good Luck Bear. These amigurumi creations would make great gifts for special occasions like Christmas and birthdays.

The crochet Care Bears booklet includes written instructions and diagrams for the embellishments. Each bear will measure approximately 14 inches tall.

Crochet Care Bears Patterns by Carolrosa

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2. Care Bear Crochet Bucket Hat Pattern by Curliescrochet

Show off your love of the Care Bears by wearing an adorable bucket hat. You can make hats that represent Sunshine Bear, Cheer Bear, and Grumpy Bear. These hats are designed for adults looking to add a touch of childhood nostalgia to their style.

These crochet Care Bears bucket hat patterns are suitable for intermediate level crocheters. The projects require knowledge of basic crochet stitches, colour changing, sewing, and tension adjustments.

Also see: Crochet Bucket Hat Patterns

Care Bear Crochet Bucket Hat Pattern by Curliescrochet

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3. Share Bear Crochet Pattern by CatCrochets

Bring Share Bear to life using this free Care Bear crochet pattern. It is a delightful project that children and adults alike will love.

This Share Bear crochet pattern uses a 4 mm hook for chenille yarn or a 2.5 mm hook for cotton yarn. The finished Care Bear size will vary depending on the hook and yarn you use.

Share Bear Crochet Pattern by CatCrochets

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4. Crochet Care Bear Amigurumi Keychain Pattern by PumpiCrochet

These Care Bears keychains are a wonderful way to express your love for these iconic bears. This pattern provides you with the basics of creating the crochet Care Bears. You can then let your creativity soar as you create different characters.

The Care Bear crochet pattern is available in both English and Spanish. You will need to have an intermediate skill level. The finished size of the keychain will be about 3.94 inches (10 cm). The pattern includes detailed instructions accompanied by numerous images.

Crochet Care Bear Amigurumi Keychain Pattern by PumpiCrochet

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5. Crochet Care Bears Afghan Pattern by Stephyw2001

Create a warm and cuddly afghan using this nostalgic pattern. The afghan features Daydream Bear, Tenderheart Bear, Harmony Bear, Funshine Bear, Good Luck Bear, Bedtime Bear, Cheer Bear, Friend Bear, and Wish Bear.

The pattern is provided in graphgan style. It is written for crochet. However, it can also be used for knitting and Tunisian crochet (instructions are not provided). The finished crochet Care Bears afghan will be approximately 53 inches (134.62 cm) wide by 50 inches (127 cm) long.

Crochet Care Bears Afghan Pattern by Stephyw2001

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6. Amigurumi Caring Bears Crochet Pattern by CrochetingAllDayy

These crochet Care Bears are perfect for advanced beginners and intermediate crafters. The tiny little bears can be used as decorative pieces or given as thoughtful gifts.

Crafted with chenille yarn and a 5.5 mm hook, the finished bears will measure about 4 inches (10.16 cm) tall. You will need various yarn colors, hot glue, felt, stuffing, safety eyes, and your crochet tools.

Amigurumi Caring Bears Crochet Pattern by CrochetingAllDayy

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7. Crochet Care Bear Costume Pattern by Lovable Loops

Here is a free crochet Care Bears costume pattern. This cute little ensemble can be used for photoshoots, Halloween, or just a playful outfit.

The Care Bear costume is designed for infants and toddlers in the 0/3-18/24 months size range. This adorable pattern includes instructions for both the outfit and a matching hooded scarf.

Crochet Care Bear Costume Pattern by Lovable Loops

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8. Tiny Bear Care Bear Amigurumi Pattern by MamasCreationsCroche

These little crochet Care Bears are designed to fit snugly in your hand. Make a whole collection or a single bear. You can even get creative and design your own bears.

The finished bears will be about 5 inches (12.7 cm) tall. This pattern provides step-by-step instructions to create a little bear, along with directions on how to change it into a Care Bear.

Tiny Bear Care Bear Amigurumi Pattern by MamasCreationsCroche

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9. Care Bear Hat Pattern by TheBestYarnBarn

Simple to make and absolutely adorable, these hats will be a hit with kids and adults. You can use this pattern to make any colour Care Bear you want. 

The PDF download includes sizes from newborn to adult man. So, you can make hats for everyone in your family. The designer recommends using I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby. However, any medium weight yarn will work fine.

Care Bear Hat Pattern by TheBestYarnBarn

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10. Happy Care Bear Amigurumi Crochet Pattern by Stringy Dingding

Here is a set of free crochet Care Bear patterns. The collection includes Cheer Bear, Grumpy Bear, Funshine Bear, and Good Luck Bear.

The pattern includes step-by-step written instructions along with photos. There is even a free PDF download if you would prefer to print the pattern off.

Happy Care Bear Amigurumi Crochet Pattern by Stringy Dingding

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11. Crochet Care Bear Pattern by PumpiCrochet

This fun pattern is a must-have for anyone who adores these lovable bears. Making these charming Care Bears is not only enjoyable, but also a wonderful way to add a touch of whimsy to your crafting projects.

The crochet Care Bears pattern is intended for those with at least an intermediate skill level. The finished size of the bears will be close to 8.27 inches (21 cm) tall. The pattern is available in both English and Spanish.

Crochet Care Bears Pattern by PumpiCrochet

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12. Grumpy Bear with Bonus Charm Pattern by DelGuzzoDesign

Do you prefer working with a graph? Here is a goofy Grumpy Bear pattern perfect for making a blanket. It would make a great addition to a child’s room, or toss it on the back of a chair.

The graph is 150 stitches wide x 300 stitches high. The large graph is broken down into multiple pages for easy viewing and can be zoomed in and out. The pattern is written for single crochet. However, you can also use double crochet and half double crochet.

Grumpy Bear with Bonus Charm Pattern by DelGuzzoDesign

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Frequently Asked Questions about Crochet Care Bears

How long does it take to crochet a Care Bear?

The time it takes to crochet a Care Bear will vary based on your crochet skill level and the complexity of the pattern. It will take a few days to a week or more to complete a Care Bear.

What size should I make a crochet Care Bear?

Sizes of crochet Care Bears vary based on the pattern you are using. You can often adjust the size by using a different sized hook and yarn combination.

Are there specific patterns available for each Care Bear character?

Yes, there are many crochet patterns designed for specific Care Bear characters. You can find patterns for Tenderheart Bear, Cheer Bear, Grumpy Bear, etc.

Are crochet Care Bears hard to make?

The difficulty of crocheting Care Bears will depend on your crochet skill level and the complexity of the pattern. If you are a beginner, you will want to become familiar with amigurumi techniques and changing colours.

Can I customize the colors of a Care Bear?

Yes, you can use any colours you want to make a unique crochet Care Bear. You can even create your own tummy symbol.

Are you ready to have some fun? You can not go wrong with any of these crochet Care Bears?

Crocheting your own Care Bears is a delightful journey into nostalgia and creativity. Whether you are reliving your childhood like me or just discovering these bears, crochet Care Bears are fun projects to work on.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mary Salazar

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