• Elisa

Boo the Panda Bear Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Oct 19, 2019



Among all the animals the panda is for sure one of my favorite... it's so easy to fall in love with pandas!


Big eyes in black sockets, round face, pug nose...what's not to love about pandas!

They are so adorable even when they are just sitting and eating (like most of the time)!


Some time ago, I designed a cute Panda Bear with a bamboo leaf that I named BOO.


I'm sure most of you love for this cuddly animal too...that's why I'd like to share this pattern with you all so that you can also make your own Boo the Panda Bear.


Here's the free pattern...ENJOY!


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SKILL LEVEL: Beginner, Intermediate

YARN: - Light Weight Cotton Yarn (Lace 3) in White an Black

- Classic Cotton Thread (Lace 0) in Green

OTHER MATERIALS: - Polyester Fiber Filling

- 10 mm Plastic Safety Eyes (2)

HOOK SIZES: E/3,25 mm; 1,90 mm

STITCHES USED and ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), decrease (dec), increase (inc), fasten off (F/O).

INSTRUCTIONS: work in rows (join with a sl st and ch1 at the end of each row) otherwise instructed.

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RIGHT EYE (white and black yarn; 2,75 mm hook)

1) starting off with white yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) inc around (12)

3) switching to black yarn, *1 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (18)

4) 5 sl st, 12 hdc inc (29); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the eye onto the head.


LEFT EYE (white and black yarn; 2,75 mm hook)

1) starting off with white yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) inc around (12)

3) switching to black yarn, *1 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (18)

4) 12 hdc inc, 5 sl st (29); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the eye onto the head.


HEAD (white yarn; 2,75 mm hook)

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) inc around (16)

3) *1 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (24)

4) *2 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (32)

5) *3 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (40)

6-7) sc even (40)

8) *4 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (48)

9-10) sc even (48)

11) *5 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (56)

12) sc even (56)

13) *6 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (64)

14) sc even (64)

15) *7 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (72)

16-21) sc even (72)

22) *7sc, dec*, repeat ** around (64)

23) sc even (64); start stuffing the head

24) *14 sc, dec*, repeat ** 4 times (60) …


Start working on the EYES:

Insert the black plastic safety eye in the center of the magic ring of the crocheted eye. Insert the plastic eyes between round 14 and round 15. The black crocheted parts should be 4 stitches apart.

25-26) sc even (60)

27) *4 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (50)

28) *3 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (40)

29) *3 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (32); finish stuffing; F/O, cut and hide the yarn.


NOSE (black yarn; 2,75 mm hook)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) inc around (12)

3) 3 hdc, 3 sc, 3 hdc, 3 sc (12); F/O and leave a long tail to sew the nose to the head.

Stuff the nose as you sew it.

Embroider the MOUTH with black yarn as shown in the picture.

Add some pink blush to the CHEEKS.


EARS (black yarn; 2,75 mm hook; make two)

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) inc around (16)

3-6) sc even (16); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn; flatten the ear and sew it to the top side of the head.


LEGS AND BODY (black and white yarn; 2,75 mm hook)

Make two:

1) starting off with black yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) inc around (16)

3) *1 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (24)

4) *2 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (32)

5-8) sc even (32)

9) switching to white yarn, sc even (32); F/O and hide the yarn and stuff the leg



Do no cut the yarn once you have completed the 2nd leg,CH3 INSTEAD.


Merge the two legs together:

10) join the yarn with a sl st to the 2nd leg, ch1 and sc in the same st, crochet around 31 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 ch between the two legs, 32 sc, 1 sc in each of the 3 ch between the two legs (70)

11) *1 dec, 28 sc, 1 dec, 3 sc*, repeat ** twice (66)

12) *29 sc, 2 dec*, repeat ** twice (62)

13) *29 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** twice (60)

14) sc even (60)

15) *1 dec, 26 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** twice (56)

16-20) sc even (56); keep stuffing it as you go

21) *5 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (48)

22-23) sc even (48)

24) switch to black yarn, sc even (48)

25) *4 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (40)

26-30) sc even (30)

31) *3 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (32); finish stuffing the body

32) switch back to white yarn, sc even (32); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to attach the body to the head.


ARMS (black yarn; 2,75 mm hook; make two)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) inc around (12)

3) *1 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (18)

4-13) sc even (18); start stuffing the arm

14) *1 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (12); turn

15) 6 sc (6); turn

16) 1 dec, 2 sc, 1 dec (4); finish stuffing the arm; F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the arm to the body.


TAIL (white yarn, 2,75 mm hook)

1) 6 sc in a mc (6)

2) inc around (12)

3) sc even (12)

4) 3 hdc, *1 sc, dec*, repeat ** 3 times (9);

F/O and leave a long tail of yarn for sewing the tail to the back of the doll. Stuff lightly.


BAMBOO LEAF (green cotton thread; 1,9 mm hook)

1) crochet 8 ch, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 5 sc, 2 sc in the last ch; now keep working on the other side of the foundation chain, 5 sc, 2 sc in the last st that already contains two sc (16)

2) 2 hdc inc, 2 hdc, 3 sc, 1 sc and 1 hdc in the next st, 1 ch, 1 hdc and 1 sc in the next st, 3 sc, 2 hdc, 2 hdc inc (20); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to attach the leaf to the arm. Secure the other side of the leaf to the mouth with some green thread.



I can't wait to see your version of my BOO THE PANDA BEAR! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!



Elisa

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