Sunday, 4 January 2015

Patch the Panda Free Pattern


Materials needed
DK yarn in black, white, dress colour A (darker), dress colour B (lighter) and shoe colour (optional - I used one of the dress colours)
3.5 mm hook
8 or 10 mm safety eyes
Polyfiber stuffing
Stitch marker (for crocheting in the round)


Abbreviations

You can make these bears in one colour or with stripes. If you make them in one colour, simply ignore the change colour directions from dress colour A to B or vice versa.
 

Start by making the eye patches and the nose. You use the same pattern for both.

Eye patches
(with black) - make 2
8 sc in magic ring
ss in first sc
Insert the eyes through the center of the patch.

Nose
(with black)
8 sc in magic ring
ss in first sc

Head
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: (4 sc in first st, sc in next 2) x 2 (12)
R3: sc in each (12)
R4: sc x 2, (inc, sc) x 3, sc x 4 (15)
R5: sc x 2, (inc, 2) x 3, sc x 4 (18)
R6: sc x 2, (inc, 3) x 3, sc x 4 (21)
R7: sc x 2, (inc, 4) x 3, sc x 4 (24)
R8: (inc, 3) x 6 (30)
R9: (inc, 4) x 6 (36)
R10-11: sc in each for 2 rounds (36)
Insert safety eyes with the patches. To determine the position for the left eye, count 12 sts to the right from where you are, then follow 4 rounds down. Insert right eye 8 sts apart. Sew patches to head. Sew nose just above the initial magic ring, folding it in a bit, so that it looks more like an oval than like a circle. Embroider mouth. Make a secure knot on the inside and trim the remaining black yarn. I find that if you simply leave it inside, it sometimes shows through the white stitches.

R12-13: sc in each for 2 more rounds. (36)
R14: (dec, 4) x 6 (30)
R15: sc in each (30)
R16: (dec, 3) x 6 (24)
R17: (dec, 2) x 6 (18)
Stuff thoroughly.
R18: (dec, 1) x 6 (12)
R19: dec x 6 (6)
Finish stuffing.
FO.

Ears
(with black) - make 2
R1: 6 sc in magic ring.
R2: inc x 6 (12)
Ss in next.
FO, leaving long tail for sewing.
Sew to head 3 rounds above the eye patches.


Body
(start with dress colour B)
R1: sc 6 in magic ring (6)
R2: inc x 6 (12)
R3: (inc, 1) x 6 (18)
R4: (inc, 2) x 6 (24) CC to dress colour A
R5: (inc, 3) x 6 (30)
R6: (inc, 4) x 6 (36) CC to dress colour B
R7-8: sc in each for 2 rounds (36) CC to dress colour A
R9: (dec, 4) x 6 (30)
R10: sc in each (30) CC to dress colour B
R11-12: sc in each (30) CC to dress colour A
R13: (dec, 3) x 6 (24)
R14: sc in each (24) CC to dress colour B
R15-16: sc in each (24) CC to dress colour A
R17: (dec, 2) x 6 (18)
R18: sc in each (18) CC to white
R19: sc in each (18) CC to black
R20-21: sc in each for last 2 rounds (18)
FO leaving long tail for sewing.
Stuff.
Sew to head.

Arm
(make 2)
Start with black
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: inc x 6 (12)
R3-5: sc in each for 3 rounds (12)
R6: (dec, 4) x 2 (10) CC to white
R7: sc in each (10) CC to dress colour A
R8-9: sc in each (10) CC to dress colour B
R10-11: sc in each (10) CC to dress colour A
R12-13: sc in each (10) CC to dress colour B
R14-15: sc in each (10) CC to dress colour A
R16-17: sc in each (10)
Don't slip stitch.
FO leaving long tail for sewing.
Stuff arm lightly.
Sew to body.

Shoe and leg
(make 2)
Start with black
Ch 6
R1: sc in second ch from hook and in next 3 chs, 3 sc in last, turn and work on the other side of the ch, sc in next 3, 2 sc in last (12)
R2: (inc, 1) x 6 (18) CC to shoe colour
R3: sc in each (18)
R4: sc x 7, dec x 2, sc x 7 (16)
R5: sc x 6, dec x 2, sc x 6 (14)
R6: sc x 5, dec x 2, sc x 5 (12)
R7: sc x 4, dec x 2, sc x 4 (10) CC to black
R8: sc in each (10) CC to white
R9: sc in each (10) CC to dress colour A
R10-11: sc in each for 2 rounds (10) CC to dress colour B
R12: sc in each (10)
R13: (inc, sc 4) x 2 (12) CC to dress colour A
R14-15: sc in each (12) CC to dress colour B
R16-17: sc in each (12) CC to dress colour A
R18-19: sc in each (12)
R20: sc in first 6 sts. Ss into next. Don't finish the round.
FO leaving long tail for sewing.
Stuff foot lightly. Stuff leg leaving the top two rounds unstuffed.
Sew to body in sitting position.

3 comments:

  1. R4: sc x 2, (inc, sc) x 3, sc x 4 (15) - What does the sc x 2 mean??

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    1. It means 1 single crochet in each of the next two stitches ;)

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  2. Hi, may i know what is the size of this amigurumi? Thanks

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