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Crochet an amigurumi panda cub
After seeing the pandas at Edinburgh zoo, I was inspired to try amigurumi for the first time and make a little panda cub.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1105 projects »
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  • How to make a bear plushie. Amigurumi Panda Cub - Step 1
    Step 1

    Body

    Row 1: Chain 6, then join with slip stitch, pulling the tail tight to close. DC into each stitch around (6 stitches)
    Row 2: 2 dc into each stitch around (12 stitches)
    Row 3: 2 dc into first stitch, 1 dc into next stitch, 1 dc into next stitch and repeat to the end of the row (18 stitches)
    Row 4: 2 dc into first stitch, 1 dc into next stitch, 1 dc into next stitch and repeat to the end of the row (24 stitches)
    Row 5: dc in each stitch around.
    Row 6: dc in each stitch around.
    Row 7: 1 dc into next stitch, decrease, 1 dc into next stitch and repeat to the end of the row (18 stitches)
    Row 8: decrease, 1 dc into next stitch and repeat to the end of the row (12 stitches)
    Row 9: 1 dc into next stitch, decrease, 1 dc into next stitch and repeat to the end of the row (6 stitches)
    Bind off, leaving a long tail.

  • Step 2

    Head

    Row 1: Chain 4, then join with slip stitch, pulling the tail tight to close. DC into each stitch around (4 stitches)
    Row 2: 2 dc into each stitch around (8 stitches)
    Row 3: 2 dc into first stitch, 1 dc into next 2 stitches and repeat to the end of the row (12 stitches)
    Row 4: 2 dc into first stitch, 1 dc into next 2 stitches and repeat to the end of the row (16 stitches)
    Row 5: 2 dc into first stitch, 1 dc into next 2 stitches and repeat to the end of the row (20 stitches)
    Row 6: dc in each stitch around.
    Row 7: 1 dc in first 2 stitches, dc decrease, repeat (16 stitches)
    Row 8: dc decrease, 1 dc in first 2 stitches and repeat until the end of the row (12 stitches)
    Row 9: 1 dc in first 2 stitches, dc decrease, repeat (8 stitches)
    Row 10: dc decrease, 1 dc in first 2 stitches and repeat until the end of the row (4 stitches)
    Bind off, leaving a long tail.

  • Step 3

    Arms: make 2

    Row 1: Chain 4, then join with slip stitch, pulling the tail tight to close. DC into each stitch around (4 stitches)
    Row 2: *2dc into first stitch, dc into next stitch* repeat. (6 stitches)
    Row 3 - 8: dc in each stitch around.
    Stuff
    Row 9: 1 dc in first stitch, dc decrease* repeat. (4 stitches)
    Bind off, leaving a long tail.

  • Step 4

    Legs: make 2

    Row 1: Chain 4, then join with slip stitch, pulling the tail tight to close. DC into each stitch around (4 stitches)
    Row 2: *2dc into each stitch around (8 stitches)
    Row 3: decrease, dc into next 2 stitches* repeat (6 stitches)
    Row 4 - 6: dc in each stitch around.
    Stuff
    Row 8: 1 dc in first stitch, dc decrease* repeat. (4 stitches)
    Bind off, leaving a long tail.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Amigurumi Panda Cub - Step 5
    Step 5

    Ears: make 2

    Row 1: Chain 4, then join with slip stitch, pulling the tail tight to close. DC into each stitch around (4 stitches)
    Row 2: *2dc into each stitch. (8 stitches)
    Bind off, leaving a long tail.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Amigurumi Panda Cub - Step 6
    Step 6

    Making up:

    Use a yarn needle to attach the two ears to either side of the head, using the long tails. Attach the arms and legs to the body and then attach the head to the body.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Amigurumi Panda Cub - Step 7
    Step 7

    Thread the embroidery needle with black embroidery thread and stitch the nose in place in the middle of the face.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Amigurumi Panda Cub - Step 8
    Step 8

    Stitch a smile for the mouth.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Amigurumi Panda Cub - Step 9
    Step 9

    Bring the thread out at the eyes

  • How to make a bear plushie. Amigurumi Panda Cub - Step 10
    Step 10

    Slip the needle through the black felt and then through a white bead before stitching back down into the head and up through the second eye.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Amigurumi Panda Cub - Step 11
    Step 11

    Cut off any loose tails and you're done!

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