Izzy the bear is crocheted has a taupe dress with pink pocket and bow.


Izzy the Bear crochet pattern

Izzy the Bear started out as a sketch first. I wanted to design a doll that young children could easily stand up during play so I made this crochet pattern of a bear featuring a flat bottom.

Izzy is unbearably cute with her dainty bow and a dainty pocket on the front of her dress. The tutu was an idea that I had but it didn’t make the cut so I gave her a dress instead. I used embroidery floss for the eyes, nose, bow, and pocket. The body is made using Caron Simply Soft yarn and the dress is Bernat Baby Cotton yarn.

Izzy is worked up in rounds which means that you’ll want to use stitch markers to help keep your place while you work. There are commercial stitch markers that you can buy but personally I prefer to use a piece of contrasting yarn instead.

I hope you love her as much as I do and if you make Izzy the Bear please do not forget to tag me on social media @arianaehall! I would love to see your creation! 

Happy Crafting

Materials Needed:

Medium #4 (worsted) yarn

*Caron Simply Soft in Off White

* Bernat Softee Baby Cotton Yarn (Feather Gray) for dress

*3.50mm hook for dress and body

*2.75mm for pocket and bow

*Cotton Embroidery Floss

for bow & pocket

black for eyes and brown for the nose.

*Yarn needle for sewing



ch – chain

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

st – stitch

sl st – slip stitch

MC – magic circle

Inc – increase (2 sc in on stitch)

Dec – regular sc decrease

InvDec – Invisible decrease (insert hook into front loops only of next 2 stitches, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook)

BPSC – Insert hook from back to front to back around post of corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through two loops on hook.


  • Do not join in the first stitch from the previous round. Remove the stitch marker and replace it in every round.
  • The finished size is approx. 5 inches tall



Make a MC

8 sc in MC

2sc in each st around (16)

sc in next 1 st, Inc. in next st. Repeat to end (24)

sc in next 2 st, Inc. in next st. Repeat to end (32)

sc in next 3 st, Inc. in next st. Repeat to end (40)

sc in every st to end.

BPsc in every st.

sc in every st. (REPEAT THIS ROUND 10 TIMES)

3x(9sc, invdec), sc in the last 8 st.

3x(8sc, invdec), sc in the last 8 st.

3x(7sc, invdec), sc in the next 6 st, invdec in last 2 st.

3x(6sc, invdec), sc in the next 7 st

4x(5sc, invdec)


4x(4sc, invdec)

4x(3sc, invdec)

4x(2sc, invdec)

4x(1sc, invdec)


2sc in each st

8x(1sc, inc)



5x(4sc, invdec), sc in the last 2 sts.


5x(3sc, invdec), sc in the last 3 sts.

5x(2sc, invdec), sc in the last 2 sts.

5x(1sc, invdec), sc in the last 2 sts.


Fasten off and leave a long tail to weave in through the last sts, pull close and weave in the end.

Ears Make 2:

Make MC

8 sc in MC – pull tail to close the hole.

ch 1, turn

2x(sc in same st as ch and every st across)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Arms Make 2

Chain 2

4 sc in the 1st ch. (4)

2sc in each st (8)

sc in every st. REPEAT THIS ROUND 7X

invdec, sc in the next 2 sts, invdec, sc in the last 2 sts. (6)

sc in every stitch. REPEAT THIS ROUND 4X

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.


Notes: you will join and chain 1 after each round with the dress, pocket & bow.

Chain 43

join to the first chain made to form a circle. Ch. 1

5x (hdc in each st around) (43)

sc around

3x(sc in 10 sts, dec), sc in the next 5 sts, dec in last 2 sts.

sc in the next 26 sts, sl st in the next 15 st.

sl st in 12 sts, sc in the next 12 sts. Ch 1, turn. (working the front top part of the dress)

dec, sc 8 sts, dec

sc 10sts

dec, sc 6 sts, dec

4x (dec)

sc 4

put the dress on the bear from the bottom.

chain 8sts and join to the back of the dress at an angle. It will be a crisscross effect. Fasten off.

join to the opposite side of the dress and chain 14 sts or needed to reach the other end of the top of the dress. Join and fasten off. Weave in all the ends. Photo A

Front pocket:

ch 8

sc in 2nd ch from the hook

sc across. Ch. 1, turn. REPEAT 3 TIMES

3x (dec)

dec, sc in 1 st. Fasten off. Leave a long tail to sew on the dress.


Using thread and 2.75 mm hook

Ch. 5

sc in the first st and in every st across. REPEAT 19X

fold the two ends together and sl st across. Leave a long tail to wrap in the middle of the bow and to sew on in front of the ear.

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