P.S. Sorry some of the pictures are a bit fuzzy, but hopefully they'll still help you visualize what's intended.
Polar Bear Applique
Worsted weight yarn
Hook: 8/H - 5.0mm
blo = back loop only
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet.
sc = single crochet
ss = slipstitch
I. Starting the body.
Foundation: ch 9, turn
Round 1: sc blo into 2nd ch from hook. 7 sc blo, ch 1. Turn work 180° clockwise, so unused loops of foundation chain are up. Sc blo into unused loops of foundation chain (8 sc). Ch 1, turn 180° clockwise, ss into first sc.
Round 2: ch 1, 18 sc (going all the way around the oval). ss and cut yarn.
(I find it helpful to go ahead and weave in the ending tail at this point.)
II. Starting the head.
Round 1: Make a magic loop (I like this tutorial for the magical loop). ch 1, 7 sc into the loop, ch 1, ss blo into first sc of this round.
Round 2: ch 3, ss blo (makes ear). 3 ss blo, ch 3, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc into ch, ss blo to head (makes snout). 3 ss blo.
|head next to body|
III. Attaching to & around body.
- ss blo to body (on shorter side of oval). ss blo 3.
- ch 5, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc 3 into chains, ss blo to body (makes front leg).
- 3 ss blo, ch 5, sc into 2nd ch from hook. 2 sc, 1 hdc, skip 1 stitch on body, ss blo to body (makes back leg).
- 10 ss blo, ss blo to head. finish yarn. Weave in remaining ends.