Thought I would share my first ever amigurumi crochet pattern that I’ve written for free! This amigurumi pattern designed by me gives instructions on how to crochet Pablo the Playful Panda. It is very easy to crochet and only requires knowledge of 3 crochet stitches – single crochet, increase and decrease. Pablo means small and humble in Spanish and his finished size is about 5″ (12 cm) high. He is certainly small and humble like his name suggests, but he is oh so playful!

I also have the pattern available in PDF – if you head on over to Facebook and like my page and leave a message for me I will email it to you for FREE!

{This pattern is under international copyright laws. Please do not copy, redistribute or sell. The written instructions and photographs in this pattern are intended for personal and noncommercial use and permission is granted to print the pattern for such use. If you wish to sell the items made from this pattern, please contact me first.}

Here is the material list:

  • Crochet Hook: Size G6 / 4mm
  • Yarn: any Worsted Weight 4 ply yarn is fine.
  • Colors: Off White and Black
  • Craft Eyes: 6mm Solid Black Plastic Craft Eyes with safety backing
  • Craft Felt : Black, 2 small patches
  • Needle and black thread: for sewing on felt patches
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle: for sewing parts together
  • Pins: for holding parts together while you sew
  • Poly-fil: polyester fiberfill for stuffing
  • Scissors

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SC = Single Crochet
ST= Stitch
INC = Increase
DEC = Decrease

To change color of the yarn, begin the single crochet with the first color. This should leave you with two loops on your hook. Now grab the second color with the hook and pull it through both loops to complete the stitch. Now continue the next single crochet in the second color.

MUZZLE
Off White yarn. Start with Chain 2.
R1: 5 SC in second chain from hook (5)
R2: SC 3, INC 2 (7)
R3: INC 1, SC 3, INC 3 (11)
R4: SC 2 (2) Yes, that’s right, this row only has 2 stitches and should finish off at the top of the muzzle. Fasten off leaving a 10 inch (25 cm) tail for sewing on to head.

Because the muzzle is so small, instead of stuffing with poly-fil, I use left over bits of off white yarn. Sew on nose and mouth with black yarn.
HEAD
Off White yarn. Start with Chain 2
R1: 6 SC in second chain from hook (6)
R2: INC 1 in each ST (12)
R3: * SC 1, INC 1 * repeat 6 times (18)
R4: * SC 2, INC 1 * repeat 6 times (24)
R5: * SC 2, INC 1 * repeat 8 times (32)
R6: SC in each ST (32)
R7: * SC 3, INC 1 * repeat 8 times (40)
R8: SC in each ST (40)
R9: as above (40)
R10: as above (40)
R11: as above (40)
R12: * SC 3, DEC 1 * repeat 8 times (32)
R13: SC in each ST (32)
R14: * SC 2, DEC 1 * repeat 8 times (24)

Insert eyes through the patches of felt by cutting a tiny slit in the felt. Place into position on the head and sew patches onto the head. Fasten on the safety backings.

R15: * SC 1, DEC 1 * repeat 8 times (16)
R16: * SC 2, DEC 1 * repeat 4 times (12)
R17: SC in each ST (12) Fasten off and stuff with poly:fil.

EARS (make 2)
Black yarn. Start with chain 2
R1: 6 SC in second chain from hook (6)
R2: INC 1 in each ST (12)
R3: as above (12)
R4: as above (12) Fasten off, leave a 6 inch (15 cm) tail for sewing onto head, flatten the ears so that they are in the shape of a half circle and two layers thick, no need to stuff with poly-fil.

{You will be able to see what I mean in this picture here.}

BODY
Off White yarn. Start with Chain 2.
R1: 5 SC in second chain from hook (5)
R2: INC 1 in each ST (10)
R3: * SC 1, INC 1 * repeat 5 times (15)
R4: INC 1 in each ST (30)
R5: SC in each ST (30)
R6: as above (30)
R7: as above (30)
R8: as above (30)
R9: * SC 4, DEC 1 * repeat 5 times (25)
Change to black yarn
R10: SC in each ST (25)
R11: as above (25)
R12: * SC 3, DEC 1 * repeat 5 times (20)
R13: SC in each ST (20)
R14: *SC 2, DEC 1 * repeat 5 times (15)
R15: SC in each ST (15)
R16: as above (15) Fasten off, leaving a 10 inch (25 cm) tail for sewing onto head, stuff with poly-fil.


ARMS (make 2)
Black yarn. Start with Chain 2.
R1: 6 SC in second chain from hook (6)
R2: INC 1 in each ST (12)
R3: SC in each ST (12)
R4: * SC 2, DEC 1 * repeat 3 times (9)
R5: SC in each SC (9)
R6 to R9: as above (9) Fasten off, leaving a 9 inch (20 cm) tail for sewing onto body, stuff with poly-fil.

LEGS (make 2)
Black yarn. Start with Chain 2.
R1: 6 SC in second chain from hook
R2: INC 1 in each ST (12)
R3: SC in each ST (12)
R4: SC 3, DEC 1, SC 1, DE1, SC 4 (10)
R5: SC in each ST (10)
R6 to R8: as above (10) Fasten off, leaving a 9 inch (20 cm) tail for sewing onto body, stuff with poly-fil.

TAIL
Black yarn. Start with Chain 2.
R1: 4 SC in second chain from hook. (4)
R2: INC 1 in each ST (8)
R3: SC in each ST (8) Fasten off leaving a 6 inch (15 cm ) tail for sewing onto the back of the body. No need to stuff with poly-fil.

Pin the parts in place and sew together with a yarn needle.

Thanks for your interest in this pattern and I hope you have fun making Pablo the Playful Panda! You can decorate him by tying a bow around his neck. If you make this pattern and have pictures to share I would love to hear from you – contact me or share it on my Facebook page- you will of course have to like me first :)

 


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