Free Crochet Little Panda Pattern (Amigurumi Pattern)

Are you searching for an easy crochet panda amigurumi guide? This crochet Little Panda pattern is all that you need. Perfect for beginners, this charming chubby panda amigurumi can be placed adorably on your desk, enhancing your space when paired with some faux leaves for a natural look. The small size makes it an ideal desktop decoration. The pattern just needs some basic shapes for the body and limbs, along with giving room for creativity in the panda’s facial expressions. Presented in a part-by-part formation, it helps you easily understand the construction of each component of the panda.

Experiment with different expressions to bring your unique touch to this cuddly companion. This project is not only simple and satisfying to create but can also serve as a thoughtful handmade gift. So, let’s dive into this great summer project!

crochet panda

Design and pattern by @lucy_rose_toys

Materials and tools

The designer of the crochet little panda pattern has listed the following crochet supplies that she used while crocheting the panda. Choosing the same types of materials and tools will allow you to get a similar toy:

  • Yarn of white and black colors of your choice. The designer uses Drops Nord and Drops Alpaca for fluffy toys or YarnArt Jeans, and Drops Safran, and YarnArt are Ideal for smooth ones.
  • Crochet Hook according to your yarn.
  • Yarn needle, sewing needle.
  • A small amount of white yarn for eyes (for example Drops Safran, YarnArt Ideal).
  • Toy eyes size 5 mm, sewing thread of black color to sew the eyes.
  • Polyester fiberfill.
  • A piece of velcro tape if you use a fluffy yarn.

Abbreviations

Following is the list that tells the meanings of each abbreviation that the designer used in the written pattern. Before grabbing your crochet hooks and yarn, make sure you now how to perform each technique:

How to Crochet Little Panda

The crochet panda amigurumi is a cute, small, stuffed crochet project that looks like a real panda bear. It’s made following a pattern to create the body, head, arms, ears, spots around the face, and legs. Once you crochet all the parts, you sew them together and add details like eyes and a nose. This sweet little panda is soft and huggable, making it a great toy for kids or a nice decoration for panda lovers. Now, let’s start this free crochet little panda pattern by grabbing the hook and yarn:

crocheting ears, spots arms

Ears (make two)

  • With black colour
  • 1 rnd: 6 sc in MR
  • 2 rnd: 6 inc (12)
  • 3 rnd: 12 sc
  • Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Spots around the eyes (make two)

  • With black color 1 rnd: 8 sc in MR, slst
  • Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Hands (make two)

  • With black colour
  • 1 rnd: 6 sc in MR
  • 2 rnd: (1 sc, 1 inc) x 3 (9)
  • 3-4 rnds: g sc
  • 5 rnd: 3 sc, 1 dec. 4 sc (8)
  • 6-9 rnds: 8 sc
  • Stuff only the half of the hands.
  • Fold the detail and crochet 4 sc joining both sides together. Fasten off, and cut the yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Legs, Body and Embroidery

Legs (make two)

  • With black colour
  • 1 rnd: 6 sc in MR
  • 2 rnd: (1 sc, 1 inc) x 3 (9)
  • 3 rnd: (2 sc, 1 inc) x 3 (12)
  • 4 rnd: 12 sc
  • 5 rnd: (2 sc, 1 dec) x 3 (9)
  • 6 rnd: 9 sc
  • 7 rnd: 5 hdc, 4 slst (9)
  • 8-12 rnds: g sc
  • Stuff only the lower half of the legs.
  • 13 rnd: (1 sc. 1 dec) x 3 (6)
  • Cut the yarn leaving a long tail. Close the remaining hole using a yarn needle: weave in the yarn through the front loops of all 6 stitches and pull tightly.
  • Hide the remaining yarn tail inside the detail

Body

  • With white colour.
  • 1 rnd: 9 ch, start in the second chain from the hook: 1 inc, 6 sc, 3 sc in the last st, turn and continue on the other side of the chain. 7 sc (18)
  • Continue crocheting in spiral
  • 2 rnd: 18 sc
  • 3 rnd: 2 inc, 6 sc, 3 inc, 6 sc, 1 inc (24)
  • 4 rnd: (1 sc, 1 inc) x 2, 6 sc, (1 sc, 1 inc) x 3. 7 sc. 1 inc (30)
  • 5 rnd: 30 sc
  • 6 rnd: (2 sc, 1 inc) x 2, 6 sc, (2 sc, 1 inc) x 3, 8 sc, 1 inc (36)
  • 7 rnd: 36 sc
  • 8 rnd: (3 sc, 1 inc) x 2, 6 sc, (3 sc, 1 inc) x 3. 9 sc, 1 inc (42)
  • 9 rnd: 42 sc
  • 10 rnd: 4 sc, 1 inc, 20 sc, 1 inc, 16 sc (44)
  • 11 rnd: 44 sc
  • 12 rnd: 5 sc, 1 inc, 21 sc, 1 inc, 16 sc (46)
  • 13 rnd. 46 sc
  • Change yarn for black colour.
  • 14 rnd: 6 sc, 1 inc, 22 sc. 1 inc, 16 sc (48)
  • 15 rnd: 48 sc
  • 16 rnd: 7 sc, 1 inc, 23 sc, 1 inc, 16 sc (50)
  • 17 rnd: 50 sC
  • Change yarn for white colour.
  • 18-21 rnds: 50 sc
  • 22 rnd: 7 sc, 1 dec, 23 sc, 1 dec, 16 sc (48)
  • 23-24 rnds: 48 sc
  • 25 rnd: 7 sc. 1 dec. 22 sc, 1 dec. 15 sc (46)
  • 26 rnd: 46 sc
  • 27 rnd: 2 sc, (1 dec, 3 sc) x 3, 8 sc. (1 dec, 3 sc) >
  • 28-29 rnds: 40 SC
  • 30 rnd: (3 sc, 1 dec) x 8 (32)
  • 31 rnd: (2 sc. 1 dec x 8 (24)
  • 32 rnd: (1 sc. 1 dec) x 8 (16)
  • Stuff the body tightly, but it must not be too round.
  • 33 rnd: 8 dec (8)
  • Add some fiberfill if you need to.
  • Cut the yarn leaving a long tail. Close the remaining hole using a yarn needle: weave in the yarn through the front loops of all 8 stitches and pull tightly. Hide the remaining yarn tail inside the detail

Embroider the nose between rows 9 and 10, the length of the nose is 3 stitches.

Assembling

Assembling the Little Panda

The eyes are sewn on over the spots at the same level as the nose, the distance between the points where the eyes are sewn is 9 stitches (see the picture above).
fix the position of the eyes with pins. The designer First sews the spots, then the eyes. Embroider the whites of the eyes. Sew the ears on the top. The arms are sewn on between rows 14-16 a little bit closer to the tummy The legs are sewn on both sides below row 24 using a thread joint.

If you crocheted with some fluffy yarn, use the velcro tape to comb the toy and make it fluffier. The size of the finished toys made of Drops Alpaca, Drops Nord, or Drops Safran is about 7.5 cm (3 inches). Your little panda is ready!

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