Panda Bear Mod

I started working on a panda bear, but then realized I already have a teddy bear pattern that would work great, all I needed to do is change the color scheme a bit and add patches around the eyes. So that's what I did. And if you want to make one yourself, keep reading, I will talk you through all the details.

But first, a few photos to show off mine.

Amigurumi panda bear pattern // Kristi Tullus (spire.ee)

crocheted panda pattern

Amigurumi panda bear

Amigurumi panda bear pattern

You will need

For my panda bear I picked a white and gray color combo, mainly because I hate working with black yarn - it shows every speck of dust and stray stuffing fiber. The yarn I used was Muskat from DROPS in 18 white and 24 gray. So, this is what you'll need:

My classic teddy bear pattern
* DK weight cotton yarn [100m/50g (109yd/50g)], about 65g of white and 40g of gray.
* 2,50 - 3,00 mm crochet hook (US size 1/B - 3/D) or according to the yarn.
* Polyester fiberfill, wool, wadding for stuffing.
* 9 mm (1/3") safety eyes or buttons, beads etc.
* 15 mm (3/5") safety nose.
* Two 20mm (4/5") and two 15mm (3/5") plastic doll joints, or safety eyes or buttons and thread.
* Embroidery floss.
* White and gray crafting felt.
* Gray sewing thread.
* Yarn needle, sewing needle, scissors, stitch marker.

 

Muzzle

Make the muzzle using white yarn, following the pattern. Attach the safety nose between the first and second round and embroider the mouth. Or you can follow the original pattern and embroider the nose.

teddy bear pattern

Eye patches

Start by cutting two circles out of white felt, a bit larger than your eyes. Make a little hole in the center and push the post of the eye through it.

amigurumi teddy bear

Then trim around it, leaving just a sliver showing on one side.

amigurumi crochet tutorial

Cut two kidney shaped pieces out of gray felt, about 3cm (1 1/5") long and 2cm (4/5") wide. Make a little hole a bit more towards one end and push the post of the safety eye through.

amigurumi panda bear tutorial

Start making the head with white yarn and stop after finishing round 23. Attach the eyes between rounds 16 and 17, leaving 11 stitches (count 10 holes) between them. Before you push the washers to place, make sure your muzzle will fit between the patches. If you need to, leave more space between the eyes.

crocheted panda bear pattern

And then sew the eye patches to the head with matching thread. Finish the head following the pattern.

crocheting amigurumi

Arms, legs and ears

Make the arms, legs and ears with gray yarn, following the pattern.

crocheting panda bear

Body

Start crocheting the body with white yarn and finish the first 18 rounds. On round 19 crochet the first 8 stitches with white yarn, then switch to gray yarn. Finish the body following the pattern.

amigurumi teddy bear tutorial

And then assemble your panda bear following the pattern.

Tip! Because the head and body are different colors, use the mattress stitch to join them, this will create a nice clean line between them.

amigurumi panda bear tutorial

Tail

With white yarn:

1: mr, sc 6 [6]
2: (inc x 2, sc) x 2 [10]
3-4: sc in each stitch [10]

Sl st in next stitch and fasten off. Stuff the tail lightly and sew it to the body over rounds 7 - 9.

panda bear tail


I would love to see your little panda bears, so do leave me a comment below, post a photo my Facebook page or tag me in your social media posts, I'm @kristitullus on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Kristi Tullus

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5 comments

Comment from: Margaret [Visitor]
Margaret

Sweet little panda bear. Thanks for your explanation to make this panda myself.

Have a nice weekend, Margaret

30/10/16 @ 00:02
Comment from: Dottie downham [Visitor]
Dottie downham

Thank you for this. I’m 74 and housebound and do a lot of crocheting for nursing homes, children and special people A little boy has requested a panda but this only one I love.

18/07/17 @ 03:25
Comment from: Estela [Visitor]  
Estela

Beautiful bear 😊

05/12/18 @ 14:57
Comment from: Estela [Visitor]
Estela

It’s a beautiful bear 🐻

05/12/18 @ 14:59
Comment from: Kyky345 [Visitor]
Kyky345

Merci enfin un patron compréhensif … merci pour le temps passer a nous faire ce tutoriel

11/03/19 @ 02:35
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