Not just any bear! These knitting patterns honor polar bears, who have large feet, small ears and nicely shaped muzzles. Most patterns are free. Updated 6/9/2022
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Polar Bear Sweater
May only be free for a limited time. Children's pullover seater featuring polar bears on the yoke. This pattern can be used to knit a sweater for a child from 1 to 8 years old. Designed by Ukrainian designer Tkachenko Tetiana.
Polar Bear Sweater
Pullover for babies and children featuring a polar bear worked with intarsia with scarf. Sizes 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years, 3-4 years, 4-5 years. Designed by Cygnet Yarns Ltd. DK weight yarn.
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Polar Bear Toy
Learn how to knit this 8 inch polar bear with cute critter expert, Megan Kreiner at Creativebug. The bear and fish are made with chunky yarn, so the knitting is fast and easy. The pattern and class are free with a free trial at Creativebug.
Fluffy Polar Bear Toy
Easy toy polar bear measures about 12½” [32 cm] long. Knit with wonderful furry yarn with his own winter scarf.
Polar Bear Hat
Beanie knit in the round with smiling polar bears knitted in fair isle. Sizes baby, toddler, child. Designed by Nicole Krüsi. Aran weight yarn.
Polar Bear Finger Puppet
Designed by Rachael Wells
Polar Bear and Cat Bauble Ornaments
Toy softies that hug holiday ornament balls. Designed by Jenny Stacey. 10cm high.
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Polar Bear Pouch
This little bag is 5 cm (2″), just large enough to hold small necessities or a small gift. Designed by Barbara Prime of Fuzzy Mitten.
This tiny bear family was designed by Sachiyo Ishii from the collection Mini Knitted Safari. Adult: 7cm (2¾in) long, 5cm (2in) high
Cub: 5cm (2in) long, 3cm (1¼in) high
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Polar Bear Toy Decorations
These adorable miniature polar bears are perfect for holiday decorating, gift decoration, and as gifts by themselves. Bears Measure: Standing version: 5” (13 cm) tall, Seated version: 6” (15 cm) tall
Polar Bear Baby Hat
Adorable baby hat is transformed with a few extra pieces to a cute animal. Web pattern for size 6 months is free. More sizes and a printable pdf are available on Etsy. Designed by Cassie at Little Red Window.
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Polar Bear Puppet
Hand puppet that is knit like a sock and felted in the washing machine. Designed by Susan Prince
Polar Bear Scrubby Mitt
Bear shaped washing mitt is easy to knit. Designed by Rebecca J. Venton for Red Heart.
Polar Bear Hat
Bernat’s easy baby hat is suitable for beginners. Sized for 6/12 mos and 18/24 mos.
Otso Bear Toy
These adorable bears can be knit flat or in the round. Designed by Sophie Scott for Loop, London. Finished height: 28cm / 11in tall Scroll all the way down the page to get the patterns.
Polar Bear with scarf and fish
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Slouchy beanie with polar bear mother and cub on one side, and forest on the other in stranded colorwork. Sizes Adult (21-23"), Newborn. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Athena Forbes.
Huggable Polar Bears
This pattern from Huggable Bears includes 2 sizes: The large one sits at 12 inches/30cms and stands at 18 inches/46cms. The small one sits at 9 inches/23cms and stands at 14 inches/35cms. Designed to be knitted as flat using 2 straight knitting needles, the body and legs are knitted as one piece.
Polar Bear Pullover
This sweater is worked flat with 1x1 rib trim and stocking stitch body and sleeves with intarsia bear and cheerful stranded pattern. Finished bust 95 (105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165) cm. Designed by Jacinta Bowie. DK weight yarn. One of the patterns in Issue 94 of Knit Now.
Polar bear toy with outfit including overalls, hoodie, boots, and fish. Designed by CillasPurls
Child sized sweater with two polar bears under the red and turquoise northern lights on the front and two penguins on ice under the Aurora Australis on the back. Designed by amarinalevin
Polar Bear Iluq
Polar bear toy softie with cable detail and scarf. Size depends on weight of yarn used.
Polar Bear in Santa Suit
Designed by Amanda Berry, this polar bear toy comes with a removable Santa outfit. FINISHED SIZE: The finished polar bear is 25cm tall.