• Elisa

Magnum the Koala Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Jun 4



As a passionate amigurumi designer, sometimes I find difficult stopping my creative process to write down patterns or take pictures of the work in progress.

...and this is exactly what happened months ago when I was working on a cute little koala that I afterward named Magnum.

I remember myself scrabbling just few (unreadable) notes while stitching up this new character and being sure I would later be able to go through them to write a first draft of the pattern. I couldn’t be more wrong 😁!


So few days ago I decided to take the time to review the instructions and give you all the chance to create your own little koala!


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Here's the FREE pattern!

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

YARN: Medium Worsted in Light Gray, Blue, White, Black and Pink

HOOK SIZES: D-3 / 3.25 mm

OTHER MATERIALS: Polyester Fiber Filling

DIMENSION: H. 8” x W. 5” x D. 3”

STITCHES USED and ABBREVIATIONS: stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), reverse single crochet (reverse sc), decrease (dec), increase (inc), back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O), magic ring (mr)

INSTRUCTION: join at the end of each round and ch1, otherwise instructed

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LEGS AND BODY (light gray, blue and white yarn)

Make two:

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

2) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (9)

3-12) sc even (9); F/O and stuff the leg

Do no cut the yarn once you have completed the 2nd leg, CH 10 INSTEAD.

Merge the two legs together:

13) join the yarn with a sl st to the 1st leg, ch1 and sc in the same st, crochet around 9 sc, 1 hdc in each ch between the two legs, keep working on the 2nd leg, 10 sc, 1 hdc in each ch between the two legs (38)

14-18) sc even (38); keep stuff the body as you go

19) switch to blue yarn, 4 sc, 1 sc dec, 18 sc, 1 sc dec, 12 sc (36)

…from now on you work with both blue and white yarn…

20) *4 sc with blue, 2 sc with white*, repeat ** around (36)

21) repeat rnd #20 (36)

22) keep working with blue yarn, sc even (36)

23) *1 sc with blue, 2 sc with white, 3 sc with blue*, repeat ** around (36)

24) repeat rnd #23 (36)

25) keep working with blue yarn, *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (30)

26) 1 sc with white, [*3 sc with blue, 2 sc with white*, repeat ** 5 times], 3 sc with blue, 1 sc with white (30)

27) repeat rnd #26 (30)

28) working with blue yarn only, sc even (30)

29) switch to white yarn, *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (24)

30) switch to light gray yarn, working in BLO, sc even (24); F/O and leave a long tail to sew the body to the head. Finish stuffing the body firmly.


HEAD (light gray yarn)

1) 6 sc in a magic ring (6)

2) sc inc around (12)

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

4) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (24)

5) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (30)

6) *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (36)

7) *5 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (42)

8) *6 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (48)

9-10) sc even (48)

11) *7 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (54)

12-19) sc even (54)

20) *7 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (48)

21) *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (40)

22) *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (32)

23) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (24); F/O, cut the yarn and stuff the head firmly.


NOSE (black yarn)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) 1 sc, 4 sc in the next st, 2 sc, 4 sc in the next st, 1 sc (12)

3) 1 sc, 3 sc inc, 3 sc, 3 sc inc, 2 sc (18)

4) sc even (18); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the nose onto the head (between rnds #8-15).

Stuff moderately as you sew it.

Embroider the EYES with black yarn as shown in the picture (between rnds #9-13).

Embroider the MOUTH LINE with black yarn (between rnds #15-18).

EARS (light gray and white yarn; make two)

Part A:

1) 8 sc in a magic ring (8)

2) sc inc around (16)

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

4) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (32)

5) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (40)

6) *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (48)

7) sc even (48)

8) fold the piece in half and crochet through both layers, 24 sc (24); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn.

Part B:

1) 5 sc in a magic ring, do not close the ring (8); ch 1 and turn

2) sc inc in each st (10); ch 1 and turn

3) sc even (10); ch1 and turn

4) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** 5 times (15); ch1 and turn

5) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** 5 times (20); ch1, DO NOT TURN

6) work 20 reverse sc (20); F/O and leave a long tail to sew part B to part A as shown in the pictures.

Sew the ears to the side of the head between rnds # 6-21.

Embroider the CHEEKS with pink yarn (between rnds #14-15).

ARMS (light gray, white and blue yarn; make two)

1) starting with light gray yarn, 6 sc in a magic ring (6)

2) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

3-10) sc even (8)

11) switch to white yarn, sc even (8)

12) switch to blue yarn, sc even (8)

13-15) sc even (8); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to attach the arm to the side of the body, between rnds # 26-28. Stuff the arm lightly.


TAIL (light gray yarn)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2-3) sc even (6); F/O and leave a long string of yarn to attach the tail to the back of the body between rnds # 16-18. Do not stuff the tail.



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


Elisa

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