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To those who are not familiar with Japanese.
I drew diagrams next to the worded instructions to make it clearer for everyone to understand.
I hope you enjoy it!

symbol US term Japanese
sc (single crochet) こま編み
2-sc inc (2-single crochet increase) 増目(こま編み2目編み入れ)
2-sc dec (2-single crochet cluster/decrease) 減目(こま編み2目1度)
ch (chain stitch) くさり編み

Easy method for the first step


The method which I usually use
*Make a loop from the yarn.(Japanese page)
*Tighten the loop.(Japanese page)

pattern of crocheted Bear & Panda / original Japanese page

Head
Preparation : Make a loop from the yarn.
  1. [ sc ] × 6 , and tighten the loop.
  2. [ 2-sc inc ] × 6
  3. [ sc × 1, 2-sc inc ] × 6
  4. [ sc × 2, 2-sc inc ] × 6
  5. [ sc × 3, 2-sc inc ] × 6
  6. [ sc × 4, 2-sc inc ] × 6
  7. [ sc × 5, 2-sc inc ] × 6
  8. [ sc × 6, 2-sc inc ] × 6
  9. sc repeat
  10. sc repeat
  11. sc repeat
  12. sc repeat
  13. sc repeat
  14. sc repeat
  15. sc repeat
  16. sc repeat
  17. [ sc × 5, 2-sc dec ] × 6 , [sc] × 6
  18. [ sc × 4, 2-sc dec ] × 7
  19. [ sc × 3, 2-sc dec ] × 7
  20. [ sc × 2, 2-sc dec ] × 7
Finally, cut the yarn. Make sure you leave enough yarn to sew the head onto the torso.

Torso
Preparation : Make a loop from the yarn.
  1. [ sc ] × 6 , and tighten the loop.
  2. [ 2-sc inc ] × 6
  3. [ sc × 1, 2-sc inc ] × 6
  4. [ sc × 2, 2-sc inc ] × 6
  5. [ sc × 3, 2-sc inc ] × 6
  6. [ sc × 4, 2-sc inc ] × 6
  7. [ sc × 5, 2-sc inc ] × 6
  8. [ sc × 6, 2-sc inc ] × 6
  9. sc repeat
  10. sc repeat
  11. sc repeat
  12. sc repeat
  13. sc repeat
  14. sc repeat
  15. sc repeat
  16. sc repeat
  17. sc repeat
  18. sc repeat
  19. sc repeat
  20. sc repeat
  21. sc repeat
  22. [ sc × 6, 2-sc dec ] × 6
  23. sc repeat
  24. [ sc × 5, 2-sc dec ] × 6
  25. sc repeat
  26. [ sc × 4, 2-sc dec ] × 6
  27. sc repeat
  28. [ sc × 3, 2-sc dec ] × 6
  29. sc repeat
  30. [ sc × 6, 2-sc dec ] × 3

Hand × 2
Preparation : Make a loop from the yarn.
  1. [ sc ] × 6 , and tighten the loop.
  2. [ 2-sc inc ] × 6
  3. [ sc × 3, 2-sc inc ] × 3
  4. sc repeat
  5. sc repeat
  6. sc repeat
  7. sc repeat
  8. sc repeat
  9. sc repeat
  10. sc repeat
  11. sc repeat
  12. sc repeat
  13. sc repeat
  14. sc repeat
  15. sc repeat
  16. sc repeat
  17. sc repeat
  18. sc repeat
  19. sc repeat
  20. sc repeat
  21. sc repeat
  22. [ sc × 3, 2-sc dec ] × 3
  23. sc repeat
  24. [ sc × 1, 2-sc dec ] × 4
  25. sc repeat
Finally, cut the yarn. Make sure you leave enough yarn to sew the hand onto the torso.

Foot × 2
Preparation : Make a loop from the yarn.
  1. [ sc ] × 6 , and tighten the loop.
  2. [ 2-sc inc ] × 6
  3. [ sc ] × 6
  4. [ sc ] × 6
  5. [ sc ] × 6
  6. [ sc ] × 6
  7. [ sc ] × 5
  8. [ sc ] × 4
  9. [ sc ] × 18
  10. sc repeat
  11. sc repeat
  12. sc repeat
  13. sc repeat
  14. sc repeat
  15. sc repeat
  16. sc repeat
  17. sc repeat
  18. sc repeat
  19. sc repeat
  20. sc repeat
  21. sc repeat
  22. [ sc × 4, 2-sc dec ] × 3
  23. [ sc × 3, 2-sc dec ] × 3
  24. sc repeat
Finally, cut the yarn. Make sure you leave enough yarn to sew the foot onto the torso.
Sew across the tip of the foot so that it's shaped more like a paw and to ensure that the pellets don't go inside the toes.

Ear × 2
Preparation : Make a loop from the yarn.
  1. [ sc ] × 6 , and tighten the loop.
  2. [ 2-sc inc ] × 6
  3. sc repeat
  4. [ sc × 1, 2-sc dec ] × 4
Finally, cut the yarn. Make sure you leave enough yarn to sew the ear onto the head.

Nose
Preparation : Make a loop from the yarn.
  1. [ sc ] × 6 , and tighten the loop.
  2. [ 2-sc inc ] × 6
  3. [ sc × 1, 2-sc inc ] × 6
  4. sc repeat
  5. sc repeat
  6. sc repeat
  7. [ sc ] × 6
Finally, cut the yarn. Make sure you leave enough yarn to sew the mouth onto the head.


Stuffing

A few plastic pellets in the hands and the feet. Plastic pellets and cotton wool in the torso. Cotton wool in the head and the nose.

Assembling

Sew the ears and the nose part onto the head.
Stitch the nose, the mouth and the eyes. Felt could be used for the nose if you wish. Then put the finishing touches on the face by stitching the eyebrows. Design the face as you like it.
Sew the head onto the torso. Sew the hands and the feet onto the torso.
Don't forget to name the bear! Done!

You can see a lot of more detailed images. (original Japanese page)

2008.11.23

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