Make your own healthcare hero teddy bear with this free crochet pattern

As we grapple with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, healthcare workers are fighting on the frontlines. Doctors, nurses and others in the medical field are working harder than ever before and putting their own lives at risk to care for the sickest patients.

If you’re looking for a way to express your gratitude to these everyday heroes during this difficult time,  consider making a stuffed front-line hero bear. This free pattern from Yarn It, Darn It will show you how to crochet an adorable knit bear dressed as a healthcare worker, complete with scrubs and a surgical mask.

Check out the finished product in this post from Yarn It, Darn It’s Facebook page:

How cute!

In a separate post, Aixan Legasto, the creator of the pattern, addresses some FAQs. Legasto notes that the finished bear will measure between 8.5 inches and 9 inches tall. When it comes to stuffing it, she suggests stuffing as you go, though some people like to wait until they’re nearing the end.

She also offers tips on connecting the legs. Check out this YouTube video if you need a bit more guidance on that step:

These adorable bears would make great gifts for healthcare workers. You can use them to show your gratitude and appreciation for their sacrifice and dedication in the midst of this crisis.

They also make cute presents for kids, and you can use them as a tool in explaining the coronavirus in an age-appropriate way, enabling them to better process this difficult situation.

People have sent in photos of the creations they’ve made from the crochet pattern, which have been shared in a photo album entitled “Frontline Hero Bears” on the Yarn It, Darn It Facebook page.

How cute is this Easter Bunny version made by Marjorie Wee?

This one from Janjatovic Bandelj is wearing a little stethoscope around its neck:

I love the heart detail on this guy made by Helena Timms:


How will you personalize your bear?

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