Free pattern – Mighty Malcolm

Mighty Malcolm wants to be a great polar bear when he grows up. His mother made a very warm sweater with his initials for him. He can’t wait to show it to all his friends.

Description

For instructions I recommend PlanetJune on youtube. Her online tutorials are very easy to learn

Magic ring
Invisible decrease
Changing colors
Ultimate finish

Abbreviations
Rnd = Round
ch = Chain
slst = Slip stitch
sc = Single crochet
dc = Double crochet
dec = Use the invisible decrease, insert your hook into the front loops of the next two stitches, yarn over draw through the first two loops, yarn over through the remaining two stitches
inc = 2 sc in next stitch
FLO = Front loops only
BLO = Back loops only

— PATTERN —

HEAD AND BODY
Start with white.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2: [1 inc] x 6 (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, 1 inc] x 6 (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, 1 inc] x 6 (24)
Rnd 5: [3 sc, 1 inc] x 6 (30)
Rnd 6-7: 30 sc (30)
Rnd 8: [9 sc, 1 inc] x 3 (33)
Rnd 9: 33 sc (33)
Rnd 10: [10 sc, 1 inc] x 3 (36)
Rnd 11: 36 sc (36)
Rnd 12: [11 sc, 1 inc] x 3 (39)
Rnd 13: 39 sc (39)
Rnd 14: [12 sc, 1 inc] x 3 (42)
Change color to mint.
Rnd 15: 42 sc (42)
Rnd 16: FLO [6 sc, 1 inc] x 6, 1 slst in the first st, ch 1 (48)
Rnd 17: BLO in Rnd 15 [6 sc, 1 inc] x 6 (48)
Rnd 18: [15 sc, 1 inc] x 3 (51)
Rnd 19: 51 sc (51)
Rnd 20: [16 sc, 1 inc] x 3 (54)
Rnd 21: 54 sc (54)
Rnd 22: [17 sc, 1 inc] x 3 (57)
Rnd 23: [18 sc, 1 inc] x 3 (60)
Rnd 24: [19 sc, 1 inc] x 3 (63)
Rnd 25: [20 sc, 1 inc] x 3 (66)
Rnd 26: 66 sc (66)
Rnd 27: FLO ch 2, 66 dc, 1 slst in the first dc (66)
Fasten off and cut yarn. 

LEGS X 2
Start with white.
Rnd 1: 8 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2: [1 inc] x 8 (16)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, 1 inc] x 8 (24)
Rnd 4-5: 24 sc (24)
Change color to grey.
Rnd 6: 24 sc (24)
Rnd 7: FLO [3 sc, 1 inc] x 6, 1 slst in the first st, ch 1 (30)
Rnd 8: BLO in Rnd 6 [3 sc, 1 inc] x 6 (30)
Rnd 9-11: 30 sc (30)
Fasten off and cut yarn. 

Rnd 1: Use 6 sc to Crochet both legs together after that crochet 48 sc around both legs.
Rnd 2: [7 sc, 1 inc] x 6 (54)
Rnd 3: [8 sc, 1 inc] x 6 (60)
Rnd 4: [9 sc, 1 inc] x 6 (66)
Rnd 5-8: 66 sc (66)
Fasten off and cut yarn, leaving a long end for sewing up to the top body in BLO of Rnd 26. Stuff the body firmly.

TAIL
Use White.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2: [1 inc] x 6 (12)
Rnd 3: 12 sc (12)
Fasten off and leave enough yarn to attach the tail to the back of the body. Stuff the tail.

EARS X 2
Use white.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2: [1 inc] x 6 (12)
Rnd 3: [2 sc, 1 inc] x 4 (16)
Rnd 4: 16 sc (16)
Rnd 5: [2 sc, 1 dec] x 4 (12)
Fasten off, fold the ears and leave enough yarn to attach the ears to the head. 

SNOUT
Use white.
Rnd 1: Ch 4
Rnd 2: 1 sc in second chain after hook. 1 sc, 3 sc in last ch. On the other Side of the foundation chain 1 sc, 2 sc in last ch (8)
Rnd 3: 1 inc, 2 sc, 2 inc, 2 sc, 1 inc (12)
Rnd 4: 1 sc, 1 inc, 2 sc, 1 inc, 2 sc, 1 inc, 2 sc, 1 inc, 1 sc (16)
Rnd 5: 16 sc (16)
Fasten off and leave enough yarn to attach the snout to the head. Stuff the snout.

NOSE
Use grey.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2: [1 sc, 3 sc in next sc] x 3 (12)
Fasten off and leave enough yarn to attach the nose to the snout.
With the remaining yarn embroider a little line below the nose and embroider the eyes.
You can also embroider the double M on his chest, here’s a close-up.

ARMS X 2
Start with white.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2: [1 inc] x 6 (12)
Rnd 3: [3 sc, 1 inc] x 3 (15)
Rnd 4-6: 15 sc (15)
Rnd 7: [3 sc, 1 dec] x 3 (12)
Change color to mint.
Rnd 8: 12 sc (12)
Rnd 9: FLO [2 sc, 1 inc] x 4, 1 slst in the first st, ch 1 (16)
Rnd 10: BLO in Rnd 8 [2 sc, 1 inc] x 4 (16)
Rnd 11: [2 sc, 1 dec] x 4 (12)
Rnd 12-18: 12 sc (12)
Fasten off and leave enough yarn to attach the arms to the body. Stuff the hands until Rnd 7. 

If you’ve finished Mighty Malcolm, please post it on my facebook page. I’m curious to see your creations and variations.  facebook.com/dendennisamigurumi

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