March 15, 2012

Beartato Pattern

Crochet Hook Size G
Main Color: TLC Essentials in Taupe (1 skein)
Secondary Color: Any black yarn of Worsted Weight (1 skein)
Tapestry Needle
Sewing Needle and black thread
Black, White, and Light Tan Felt
Some sort of stitch marker. I prefer to use the method found here.

Ears (Make 2):
R1: With main color, sc 6 using magic ring method
R2: sc2 in each stitch around (12 sc)
R3: [sc1, inc] 6 times (18 sc)
R4: [sc2, inc] 6 times (24 sc)
R5-R6: sc in each stitch around
R7: [sc2, dec] 6 times

R1: With main color, sc 6 using magic ring method
R2: sc2 in each stitch around (12 sc)
R3: [sc 1, inc] 6 time (18 sc)
R4: [sc 2, inc] 6 times (24 sc)
R5: [sc 3, inc] 6 times (30 sc)
R6: [sc 4, inc] 6 times (36 sc)
R7: [sc 5, inc] 6 times (42 sc)
R8: [sc 6, inc] 6 times (48 sc)
R9: [sc 7, inc] 6 times (54 sc)
R10: [sc 8, inc] 6 times (60 sc)
R11: [sc 9, inc] 6 times (66 sc)
R12: [sc 10, inc] 6 times (72 sc)
R13: [sc 11, inc] 6 times (78 sc)
R14: [sc 12, inc] 6 times (84 sc)
R15: [sc 13, inc] 6 times (90 sc)
R16-R46: sc in each stitch
At this point, you want to add the ears (folded flat) and face. Using your felt, cut out Beartato’s face pieces according to the template to the left (Please note the template is not perfect. It should be used to give you a general idea of shape and size, so edit as you see fit). Using your needle and black thread, sew on his face (order: muzzle top and bottom, nose, mouth, teeth, eyes). As far as placement is concerned, just sew things on where you think they look good. When I did it, the top of Beartato’s mouth (top of the black felt) fell between rows 30 and 31, the eyes just a row and a half above that.
R47: [sc 13, dec] 6 times (84 sc)
R48: [sc 12, dec] 6 times (78 sc)
R49: [sc 11, dec] 6 times (72 sc)
R50: [sc 10, dec] 6 times (66 sc)
R51: [sc 9, dec] 6 times (60 sc)
R52: [sc 8, dec] 6 times (54 sc)
R53: [sc 7, dec] 6 times (48 sc)
R54: [sc 6, dec] 6 times (42 sc)
R55: [sc 5, dec] 6 times (36 sc)
At this point you probably want to start stuffing your Beartato. Continue stuffing until you are satisfied over the next few rows.
R56: [sc 4, dec] 6 times (30 sc)
R57: [sc 3, dec] 6 times (24 sc)
R58: [sc 2, dec] 6 times (18 sc)
R59: [sc 1, dec] 6 times (12 sc)
R60: decrease 6 times (I find that decreasing at the end gets difficult and doesn’t look good, so just decrease enough so that the hole at the bottom can be decently sewn up)
Tie off and sew in loose ends making sure that there are no holes toward the end.

Arms (Make 2):
R1: With secondary color, sc 8 using magic ring method
R2: sc 8
Repeat Row 2 until piece is about 5 inches long.
At this point, you want to crochet the end of the arm together. To do this, squish together the end of the arm that you are working on such that there are 4 sc on one side and 4 on the other with the thread coming out of an edge. Then sc 4 on one side while also sc through the 4 on the other, closing the arm. (See picture)
Slip stitch into the first of the four remaining stitches.
Chain 4, turn work
Skip the last chain you made, and then sc in the first three chains
Slip stitch into the next sc on the arm (second of 4)
Repeat until you have 3 fingers.
(I know this part is kind of confusing. What you end up with is three fingers that are flat and made out of a chains and single crochet. It’s like the first row of a crocheted scarf: you chain a length, skip the last chain, and then continue to sc the rest of the length back. But in this case it is very small)

Legs (Make 2):
R1: With secondary color, ch 2 and then sc 4 times into the first chian.
R2: sc twice into each stitch (8 sc)
R3: sc 8
Continue to repeat Row 3 until the leg measures around 4 ½ inches long.
Shape the foot my sewing a bend into it at about row 5.
Attach arms and legs. I sewed the legs onto the body a little over an inch apart. I sewed the arms on at the very edges of the mouth and slightly above it.
And with that you have a Beartato! Please let me know if you run into any problems. I am still very new to pattern writing and I know how I explain some things can be confusing.


  1. Quirky bear; but still kinda cute.

    1. Thanks! He's from the web comic Nedroid. He is part bear and part potato! :)

  2. !!! Oh my goodness!! I was just randomly looking for amigurumi patterns to work on with my spare time and I found this! I LOVE Nedroid comics, and Beartato is my favourite character, as well! This is just perfect. Thank you SO much for making this!!!!! Ah, too much excitement haha. I'll be working on this one very soon. :]

  3. I'm making this right now. I'm currently on the 22 row. I can't wait until I'm done! :D

  4. I wish you had this as a knit pattern