Yes, I know it is early to be thinking about Christmas. But if you are a crafter making your holiday gifts, it is really moving into the last stretches for getting those projects done. So maybe you need something quick to fill a few spots on your list.
How about these cuddly little bears? You can find the pattern for them in the December 2012 issue of Crochet World. The brown bear is 3-dimensional and the white bear is flat, the pattern has instructions for both.
I really loved designing these little guys. They are just big enough to add some fun to your tree, packages or as a simple gift. You can change the size of your bears by using smaller or larger gauge yarns (or even thread), just remember to adjust the size of your hook accordingly.
Make the flat bear to embellish store-bought mittens, gloves, hat, scarves or even a sweatshirt or sweater. Suddenly you have a special gift that took just a few hours to make.
The 3-D bear is perfect for a fun ornament for the Christmas tree. You could even use some sparkly yarns to make him a real stand-out. Or add some holly to his bow-tie. And if you want him to be a keepsake ornament, you could embroider the year on his tummy or back.