Benji The Bear needed a Chunky brother, It was clear from the very first moment he was sitting on our living room couch. My original plan was to pick up a bulky yarn from my stash and crochet the original pattern as is. As it went forward I felt I needed to make more and more changes to the original pattern in order to create a chunky creature. Eventually, it came out as a new Bear crochet pattern. The result is a soft and bulky bear that is not just a dream to hug but also a good friend for all loved hearts no meter what age or gender. I called it Chunky Benji. If you already had the chance to crochet my original Benji The Bear Pattern, you would be familiar with some techniques that are taught on the new pattern. To celebrate this new crochet pattern I offer a 25% off all Benji’s items in my Etsy shop – more details on this sale at the end of this post.
Chunky Benji pattern in now available in my Etsy shop and was added to my Ravelry page. It is a quick project which makes a great gift. I enjoyed every moment of this quick chunky project. I really hope you’ll like making it as much as I did. You will probably see our Monday club WIP’s shared on social media soon. We will start making it on my classes, as soon as some bulky wool arrives. So, before you jump into the making, here is some information you need to know.
ABOUT THE PATTERN
This crochet bear pattern is written step by step to make it easier for you to follow. It is made by Single Crochet stitch only. Works spiral from bottom up. Legs and hands are added after the body is completed. It’s a very quick project. If you are a beginner, look for “how to single crochet” on Youtube to get some help, if needed. I also added a link in the pattern that will help you make an invisible join.
CHUNKY BENJI SIZE
Length from ear to toe – 15.7″ (40 cm)
Hight while sitting – 10.6″ (27cm)
You will need approximately 300 meters Bulky weight yarn.
I crocheted Chunky Benji as seen in pictures using de rerum natura Cyrano 150m / 100 g – 2 skeins.
Sample shown in colour Poivre Blanc. Please feel free to play with any yarn you have in stash, that will be so fun.
SUGGESTED HOOK SIZE
4.5 mm crochet hook.
Use any hook size to obtain gouge.
16 sts & 18 rows = 4 x 4″ (10 x 10 cm) measured on a sc sts.
NOTIONS & MORE MATERIALS YOU”LL NEED
- A small piece of black or brown yarn for the first part of the nose.
- 8 – 10 mm safety eyes (use a black yarn to embroider when made for a baby)
- Soft stuffing material (cotton or acrylic)
- Stitch markers, row counter, tapestry needle and crafty scissors.
Make sure to use #chunkybenji and #benjithebear tag @crochetobjet on Instagram! I LOVE seeing your WIP’s and FO’s ! and please let me know what you think… did you like him as much as I do? Do you think it can make someone you love happy? My little 9 year old is definitely happy having Chucky Benji added to our family.
25% SALE ON ALL BENJI ITEMS
To celebrate my new crochet pattern I offer a 25% off on all Benji’s items until Nov 25 at 5 pm EST
here is a list of all Benji’s listings in my Etsy shop:
Benji The Bear Pattern
Benji The Bear crochet kit
THANK YOU for supporting my work and following my patterns. Benji the bear is very happy. Happy making, xxMo