In this crochet pattern we like to crochet a cute panda bear. The crocheted panda bear Eiko is really a eye-catcher as a decoration in your house plants but also as key chain or at a mobile.
Here you find the size specifications for the crocheted panda bear.
|2,5 mm (shown example)||125m / 50g, 100% Cotton||6cm|
|Häkelnadel 3,0 mm||110m / 50g, 100% Cotton||7,5cm|
First of all we crochet the eye masks for our sweet panda bear. Then we crochet the head followed by the body in spiral rounds from top down. If you got this you can still crochet the arms, legs, ears and tail. Finally we put all parts together to form a amigurumi panda and then he already can climb a tree.
Before you can crochet the head for the panda bear, you need to crochet and prepare both masks, because they will be placed under the eyes. The masks we crochet in only one circle round with half double crochet stitches (US!), sounds complicated but isn´t.
After you finished crocheting the masks put one Safety Eye between two stitches of each. Make sure always the beautiful side is on top and don’t close the Safety Eye yet. Now crochet the head and attach the Safety Eyes with the mask when it is required.
As already described, we crochet the head and body in one piece. We start to crochet from top with the head and work our way down in spiral rounds. Do not cut the thread when the head is done, because we continue with the body.
The Safety Eyes should already be in the crocheted masks for each eye. It stays that way and now you put the Safety Eye also through the matching stitch of the head. The Safety Eye should now hold the mask on the head. Before you can close the Safety Eye you need to rotate is, until the widest point is on the outer side and shows diagonally downwards. When closing it your make sure that the masks are pressed well to the head without a space. Once you are done you can go on.
Done! You have finished all parts and can put everything together now. To this just attach all parts with pins and look closely at the panda bear. Now you can see exactly if the positions are correct and if you need to change something.
Fist attach the masks to the head, by sewing once around with their thread end. After that both thread ends will be secured and weaved in the head. So the masks couldn’t turn or wave upwards later.
Then we sew the ears to the head of the panda bear. The two ears are folded flat without a filling. They are placed with the straight side on the right and the left on the top of the head. Seen from above they are in line through the middle of the head parallel to the eyes.
Now we tie the arms, legs and tail to the body. The arms are placed after the 16th round with 4 stitches distance and the legs after the 23th round below the edge of the stitches with only 3 stitches distance. The tail will be placed exactly in the middle of the back on top of the edge of the stitches.
Here it helps to find the middle between the eyes first and the to attach the arms and the legs to the left and the right of it. It is more important to keep the same distance to the middle as to keep the distance between both parts exactly. To support you, you will find here also a tutorial that shows you how to tie small pieces to an amigurumi.
Nearly I forgot to embroider a nose. Use the black Darning Yarn and embroider a vertical line at first, starting exactly between the eyes and going to the direction to the chin. Then some stitches around two stitches of the row will follow until the nose has got the desired volume.
Congratulations! Your crocheted panda is done and can climb the next tree. Have fun!