How to crochet a baby panda – FREE pattern

Hi, welcome back to another free pattern post from Yarn Over. If you like bears this written tutorial on how to crochet a baby panda is just for you! Bears come in all shapes and sizes, but I must say, I like the panda bear the most.

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Finished Baby Panda size is around 25cm / 10 inches, I used Charity double knit lilac and white, with a 3mm clover crochet hook.

Crochet your own Baby panda!

Materials:

  • 3mm crochet hook
  • 2mm crochet hook for the eyes
  • 50g white double knit yarn, 50g lilac purple double knit yarn (I used charity double knit)
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • no.5 crochet tread in black and white (for the eyes)
  • 4ply white yarn (for the eyes)
  • You can also use 12mm black safety eyes if you do not prefer to crochet them.

Stitch Abbreviations:

  • SC: single crochet
  • INC: Increase
  • DEC: Decrease
  • SL ST: Slip stitch
  • (…..) sequins between brackets need to repeat by the amount mentioned right after the X

COLOR A: White

COLOR B: (color you choose for the panda

THE PATTERN:

  • HEAD- head on body is one section

Colour A:

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2: INC x6 [12]

3: (SC, INC) X6 [18]

4: (2 SC, INC) X6 [24]

5: (3 SC, INC) x6 [30]

6: (4 SC, INC) x6 [36]

7: (5 SC, INC) x6 [42]

8: (6 SC, INC) x6 [48]

9-15: SC in each stitch around [48]

16: (6 SC, DEC) x6 [42]

17: (5 SC, DEC) x6 [36]

18: (4 SC, DEC) x6 [30]

19: (3 SC, DEC) x6 [24] – Stuff head tightly

20: (2 SC, DEC) x6 [18]

21: (SC, DEC) x6 [12]

22-23: SC in each stitch around [12] don’t fasten off, continue with body

-BODY- Start with colour B (Black Or Purple)

24: (SC, INC) x6 [18]

25-26: SC in each stitch around [18]

27: (2 SC, INC) x6 [24]

28: SC in each stitch around [24]

29: (3 SC, INC) x6 [30]

Change back to color A (white)

30: (4 SC, INC) x6 [36]

31: (5 SC, INC) x6 [42]

32: (6 SC, INC) x6 [48]

33-34: SC in each stitch around [48]

35: (7 SC, INC) x6 [54]

36-37: SC in each stitch around [54]

38: (7 SC, DEC) x6 [48]

39: (6 SC, DEC) x6 [42]

40: (5 SC, DEC) x6 [36]

41: (4 SC, DEC) x6 [30]

42: (3 SC, DEC) x6 [24]

43: (2 SC, DEC) x6 [18] – Stuff panda’s body tightly

44: (SC, DEC) x6 [12]

45: (DEC) x6 [6]

Fasten off with a slip stitch and weave in the end

NOSE:

Color A;

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2: INC x6 [12]

3: (SC, INC) X6 [18]

4: (2SC, INC) x6 [24]

5-6: SC in each stitch around [24] – Stuff the nose tightly

EMBROIDERY OF THE NOSE: Take a long string of yarn, first make a big triangle and fill it in with big stitches, filling in the triangle you have made.

EYE PATCHES (MAKE TWO):

Color B:

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2: INC x6 [12]

3: (SC, INC) X6 [18]

End off with a SLP ST and leave a long string of yarn to attach the eye patch to the face.

EYES:

With black no5 crochet thread:

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2: INC x6 [12]

With the white crochet thread, make two white spots on the inside of the black. With the white 4 ply/fingering yarn make a big white stitch on the outer corner of each eye after you sewed the black to the eye patch of the panda.

-EARS- (MAKE TWO)

Colour B:

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2: INC x6 [12]

3: (SC, INC) X6 [18]

4-6: SC in each stitch around [18]

7: (SC, DEC) x6 [12]

End off with a slip stitch,leave a tail at the end so that you can sew the ears to the top of the head.

The ears require no stuffing

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NOSE:

Color A;

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2: INC x6 [12]

3: (SC, INC) X6 [18]

4: (2SC, INC) x6 [24]

5-6: SC in each stitch around [24] – Stuff the nose tightly

EMBROIDERY OF THE NOSE: Take a long string of yarn, first make a big triangle and fill it in with big stitches, filling in the triangle you have made.

EYE PATCHES (MAKE TWO):

Color B:

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2: INC x6 [12]

3: (SC, INC) X6 [18]

End off with a SLP ST and leave a long string of yarn to attach the eye patch to the face.

EYES:

With black no5 crochet thread:

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2: INC x6 [12]

With the whi

ARMS: (MAKE TWO)

Color B:

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2: INC x6 [12]

3: (SC, INC) X6 [18]

4-8: SC in each stitch around [18]

9:(SC, DEC) x6 [12]

10-15: Sc in each stitch around [12] – Stuff the arms tightly

16: (DEC) x6 [6]

End of with a SLP ST, sew the opening shut and attach the arms to the side of the panda.

-FEET-

Colour A;

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2: INC x6 [12]

3: (SC, INC) X6 [18]

4: (2 SC, INC) X6 [24]

5-7: SC in each stitch around [24]

8: (DEC x 6) Sc in next 12 stitches [18]

9-17: SC in each stitch around [18] – Stuff the legs

18: (SC, DEC) x6 [12]

19: DEC x6 [6]

Close the opening and leave a tail of yarn to sew the legs on the body.

TAIL:

Colour B:

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2: INC x6 [12]

3: (SC, INC) X6 [18]

4-6: SC in each stitch around [18]

7: (SC, DEC) x6 [12]

End off with an SLP ST, leave a long tail to sew the tail onto the baby panda, Stuff the tail before closing it up completely.

And you are done with your baby panda crochet pattern.

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2 thoughts on “How to crochet a baby panda – FREE pattern”

  1. I just completed my first panda, the instructions were easy to follow, thank you for sharing the free pattern, looking forward to making the little sheep Pattern on Etsy 😆👍keep the patterns coming.

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