I posted already about the potted cactus I made as a sample for the crochet class I teach at Michaels, so here the bear which is the other option for the class. It is cute but takes quite a bit of time, so I doubt anyone finishes it in the class. When I made it it took a bit over 4 hours, one of which is mostly the assembly and embroidery of the face. It turned out really cute, although I didn’t use the toast color the pattern called for since I already had the chocolate color on hand.
The pattern is made in 10 separate pieces: head, body, 4 legs/arms, tail, ears, and muzzle. The nose and mouth are embroidered on the muzzle and the eyes on the head after the muzzle is attached. The arms and legs are the same pattern, just stuffed differently.
Both the bear and cactus patterns were designed by Twinkie Chan for Michaels and are exclusively for people who take the class. Your local store should be offering the class as well since it is for the whole chain in both the US and Canada. Click the link on her name to see how she intended it to look. I probably should have stuffed the body a bit more in hindsight. I also opted for the standing version rather than sitting, where the legs are stuffed less and attached in a different spot.