Baby Panda Amigurumi Pattern

Amigurumi Projects

Here is a free pattern for a baby panda amigurumi: this isn’t particularly geeky, but it’s cute and easy to make, and I don’t want to start a whole new blog just for baby pandas. Or do I…

I made him for my friend’s baby boy: he loves black and white patterns and the ears are nice and chewable now that he’s teething. Just use non-toxic, extra-soft yarn and avoid choking hazards (like buttons for eyes) if you’re making one for a tiny human.

About 10″ long using a size F/3.75mm hook and worsted weight yarn.

Pictures first, and pattern below…

Panda square

Panda 3

Panda 2

 

 

You’ll need:

  • black and white yarn (worsted weight used here)
  • size F/3.75mm crochet hook
  • stuffing
  • black felt for eyes and nose
  • black and white embroidery thread for face details
  • yarn needle to sew pieces together

Stitches used are single crochet (sc), increase (inc), invisible decrease (inv dec), and finish off (FO)… simple shapes only

Body

Start with white yarn

  • 1) sc x 6 in magic ring (6)
  • 2) inc x 6 (12)
  • 3) *sc, inc* x 6 (18)
  • 4) *sc x 2, inc* x 6 (24)
  • 5) *sc x 3, inc* x 6 (30)
  • 6) *sc x 4, inc* x 6 (36)
  • 7) *sc x 5, inc* x 6 (42)
  • 8) *sc x 6, inc* x 6 (48)
  • 9) *sc x 7, inc* x 6 (54)
  • 10) *sc x 8, inc* x 6 (60)
  • 11) *sc x 9, inc* x 6 (66)
  • 12-21) sc around for 10 rounds (66)
  • 22-31) switch to black yarn, sc around for 10 rounds (66)
  • 32-43) switch to white yarn, sc around for 12 rounds (66)
  • 44) *sc x 9, inv dec* x 6 (60)… start stuffing if you haven’t already and keep stuffing as you close
  • 45) *sc x 8, inv dec* x 6 (54)
  • 46) *sc x 7, inv dec* x 6 (48)
  • 47) *sc x 6, inv dec* x 6 (42)
  • 48) *sc x 5, inv dec* x 6 (36)
  • 49) *sc x 4, inv dec* x 6 (30)
  • 50) *sc x 3, inv dec* x 6 (24)
  • 51) *sc x 2, inv dec* x 6 (18)
  • 52) *sc, inv dec* x 6 (12)
  • 53) inv dec around until hole is small enough to be covered by flap, FO and weave in tail

Legs (make 4)

Black yarn

  • 1) sc x 6 in magic ring (6)
  • 2) *sc, inc* x 6 (12)
  • 3) *sc x 2, inc* x 6 (18)
  • 4) *sc, x 3, inc* x 6 (24)
  • 5-7) sc around for 3 rounds (24)
  • 8) *sc x 3, inv dec* x 6 (18)
  • 9) sc around x 1 round (18), FO and keep long tail to sew to body, stuff before attaching

Ears (make 2)

Black yarn

  • 1) sc x 6 in magic ring (6)
  • 2) *sc, inc* x 6 (12)
  • 3) *sc x 2, inc* x 6 (18)
  • 4) *sc, x 3, inc* x 6 (24)
  • 5) *sc x 4, inc* x 6 (30)
  • 6-9) sc around x 4 rounds (30), FO and keep long tail to sew to body

Now each ear will look like a hemisphere. Fold it in half to make a quarter-sphere (this makes a thick ear that will keep its shape… no stuffing between the layers). When you sew it on, maintain the curve of the base to keep the quarter-sphere ear shape (see the 2nd photo above).

Tail

Black yarn

  • 1) sc x 6 in magic ring (6)
  • 2) *sc, inc* x 6 (12)
  • 3) *sc x 2, inc* x 6 (18)
  • 4) *sc, x 3, inc* x 6 (24)
  • 5) *sc x 4, inc* x 6 (30)
  • 6-8) *sc around for 3 rounds (30)
  • 9) *sc x 4, inv dec* x 6 (24), FO and keep long tail to sew to body, stuff before attaching

Assembly

Sew the ears, feet, and tail to the body. Make the face however you like: I cut out ovals of black felt for the eyes and add details with embroidery thread before sewing them on. I cut out a smaller oval of black felt for the nose and added a mouth with embroidery thread.

You’re done!  Or you could find another way to get a baby panda…

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