Super Saver Yarn Delft Blue, White, Black
2 black buttons ¾ “ inch size
Crochet hook G
Embroidery thread for attaching facial features
Skill Level Easy
double crochet - dc
single crochet - sc
half double crochet - hdc
single crochet decrease- sc decrease
Stitch - st
chain - ch
Hat fits 17”- 22” head circumference
Starting with blue yarn ch 4, 10 dc in 4th ch from hook, join to first dc ,ch 2.
Row 1: 2 dc in each st around, join to first dc, ch2
Row 2: 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next st, repeat around, join to first dc, ch2.
Row 3: 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 2 sts, repeat around, join to first dc, ch2.
Row 4: 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, repeat around, join to first dc, ch 2.
Rows 5-9: 1 dc in each st around, join to first dc, ch 2. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Attach blue yarn in the 7th st to the left of the center back seam.
SC in the next 10 sts, ch 1 turn.
Row 2: SC decrease, sc in next 6, sc decrease, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: SC across (8sc)
Row 4: SC decrease, sc in next 4, sc decrease, ch1, turn.
Row 5: SC across (6sc)
Row 6: SC decrease, sc in next 2, sc decrease, ch 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 sc)
Row 8: Make 2 sc decreases, ch 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends
Attach blue yarn in the 7th st to the right of the center back seam.
SC in the next 10 sts, ch 1 turn
Row 2: SC decrease, sc in next 6, sc decrease, ch 1 turn
Row 3: SC across (8sc)
Row 4: SC decrease, sc in next 4, sc decrease, ch 1 turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6sc)
Row 6: SC decrease, sc in next 2, sc decrease, ch1, turn
Row 7: SC.across (4 sc)
Row 8: Make 2 sc decreases, ch 1, turn.
Row 9: SC decrease, continue to sc around until you get back where you started. Fasten off weave in ends.
Bear Ears (make 2)
Ch 4 make 10 dc in the 4th ch from the hook.
Round 2: 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st, repeat around, join to first hdc. Ch 1.
Round 3: sc in each st around (causing ear to curve in) Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat.
With white yarn ch 12. In the 2nd ch from hook 1 dc in each st, for 9 sts. In the 10th st, dc3. Continuing along the bottom side 1 dc in each st to the beginning of the round, 2dc in last st. Ch2.
Round 2: 1dc in each st around for 11 sts, 3 dc in the 12th st, continue 1 dc in each st to the beginning of the round, 2 dc in last st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
With black yarn, ch 4. In 4th ch from hook, 8dc, join to first st. Fasten off.
With white yarn, ch 4. In 4th ch from hook, 8 hdc, join to first st. Fasten off. Sew ¾ black button in the center.
Using picture as a guide sew facial features onto the bear.
Three Two One by Catelynn Ellis
Happy New Year! I want to start this year and this blog with a game. I know everyone has practice with this, but let’s countdown the New Year together. The way we are going to do this is a little different though. As we count down “3…2…1”, we are going to associate each number with a gift.
Three. James 1:17 states, “Every good and perfect gift comes from above...”. God has continuously blessed us with gifts and surprises in our lives whether we are given a new job opportunity, a new friend that will last a lifetime or a new lesson in life to add to the blessings He has taught us. God loves surprising us with these gifts and He loves that you trust Him to know that these gifts will shape our lives into the life He intended for you. In 2016, we didn’t have a clue as to how these gifts would shape our lives, but we knew that the surprises God gave us served a purpose. By living a spirited life, we are more able to acknowledge the gifts He has given us.
Two. Now let’s take a look at just how these gifts have shaped our lives. Have these gifts made you reconsider how you spend your life or changed your perspective to appreciate the other gifts God has given you? Has a new baby allowed you to be thankful for the way your parents raised you? Or maybe you accomplished something you never thought you could, but you were given a new perspective on how you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you? By living a surprised and gracious life, we are able to see how God takes our strengths, our words, and our life and transforms it to new surprises for us to enjoy. He loves it when we enjoy and look at each day He gives us as a gift.
One. Lastly, think about how these gifts we have been given have shaped our lives, how God gives you gifts and surprises, and how we should live with a spirited heart that readily accepts whatever God may give us. He wants us to live a spirited life. He wants to see us be courageous with the surprises of talent and people He allows us to meet. He wants us to spend our energy being determined to welcome these gifts. By living a spirited life, we are able to use the energy He gave us to encourage others to see the gifts they have in their life, the positives about God’s gifts and how these gifts are shaping our lives into something much greater than you or I can imagine.
Let’s welcome 2017 with open arms, open hearts, and open minds.
Let’s take a moment to think about the things God has in store for us and how we can serve Him and praise Him for all the blessings He has given us.
Let’s live with more spirit, courage and energy to accept and acknowledge the gifts He places before us.
Walk in Him by Danielle Chambers
“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:6-7 (ESV)
Tucked into a 32 verse-long genealogy in the book of Genesis, a simple phrase in the long list of names stops you in your tracks as you’re reading, and for good reason. Take a minute to read through Genesis 5:1-21 along with me.
“This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created. When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. The days of Adam after he fathered Seth were 800 years; and he had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days that Adam lived were 930 years, and he died. When Seth had lived 105 years, he fathered Enosh. Seth lived after he fathered Enosh 807 years and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Seth were 912 years, and he died. When Enosh had lived 90 years, he fathered Kenan. Enosh lived after he fathered Kenan 815 years and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Enosh were 905 years, and he died. When Kenan had lived 70 years, he fathered Mahalalel. Kenan lived after he fathered Mahalalel 840 years and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Kenan were 910 years, and he died. When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he fathered Jared. Mahalalel lived after he fathered Jared 830 years and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Mahalalel were 895 years, and he died. When Jared had lived 162 years, he fathered Enoch. Jared lived after he fathered Enoch 800 years and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Jared were 962 years, and he died. When Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah. Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Enoch were 365 years. Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.” Genesis 5:1-21
When all is said and done and decades, even centuries, have gone past, what will be said about me? What will be said about you?
For many of the people listed in Genesis 5, there isn’t much said about each of them. But for Enoch, we see in verses 21-24, one very important thing was said – the most important thing. Enoch walked with God.
Is there anything greater than walking with God? At the end of our lives we may have been funny, or a great cook, we may have accomplished physical challenges or we may have travelled the world. We may have abundant assets, plenty of accolades or a great career but all our accomplishments are in vain when they are not preceded by a daily walk with God.
So as 2017 rapidly approaches, I am determined to walk with God more and more each day. As I thought and prayed through what the Holy Spirit was speaking over me for now and the next year, I was reminded of Colossians 2:6-7 that says, “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” (emphasis mine)
I want to be someone whose first and central priority is to walk with God, to be rooted in Him and His Word and to be abounding in thanksgiving. Walking with God means I am right in step with Him. I am not dragging my feet behind him and I’m not wandering away from His path or running ahead of Him. I am right in step with my Lord as He walks me through each day and navigates the path He has placed in front of me.
So as the Christmas season is passing faster than a blink of an eye and 2017 is coming quickly upon us, let’s not lose sight of what is most important. May we do everything for God’s glory, and may we walk in Him and His Word, obediently and thankfully.
Is there an area of your life that you are running ahead of God? Or maybe there is a path of life you know you should be taking but you have wandered away, choosing your own trail. Let’s allow the Lord to take our hands and guide us back to His path of Life, walking step-in-step with Him until He walks us into our perfect eternity.
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