Becca he was easy, except for the joining, someone mentioned and gave me a link for crocheting it backwards and forwards while still joining, which I did for the legs and arms. But I wouldn't be crocheting a striped one again, far to fiddly, next time I'd knit one. There is an all in one knitted bear I want to do. and there are far more easy crochet bears than this one to do. have you tried these
these are a lot of fun. and there's the crochet owls I want to do
These would be a great start to making toys, Ravelry has hundreds of free patterns for toys.
Thank you ladies, I wont be making another one, so this truly is one of a kind.