Panda Twins *Pattern*

Xmas present #2 is done. Two little pandas for my niece. They are around 4.5 in (11.43cm) tall while sitting.

What you will need:
-Yarn A (any color. I used white for one and lilac for the other.)
-Yarn  B (black)
-Safety eyes (I used glass, teddy-bear style eyes.)
-Crochet hook
-Stuffing
-Yarn needle
-Scissors

You can choose whatever brand of yarn you’d like. I chose Marks & Kattens Flox  yarn with a size D/3-3.25mm Boye hook.

Abbreviations:
R – round(s)
sc – single crochet(s)
st – stitch(es)

Head (make 1)
With yarn A…
R1:
Make a magic ring and sc 6 inside. (6st)
R2: Make 2 sc in the next 6 st. (12st)
R3: [Make 1 sc in the next st. Make 2 sc in the next stitch.]*6 total times around. (18st)
R4: [Make 1 sc in the next 2 st. Make 2 sc in the next stitch.]*6 total times around. (24st)
R5 – R10: Make 1 sc in the next 24 st.  (24st)
R11: [Make 1 sc in the next 2 st. Sc the next 2 st together.]*6 total times around. (18st)
R12: [Make 1 sc in the next st. Sc the next 2 st together.]*6 total times around. (12st)
R13: [Sc the next two st together.]*6 total times around. (6st)
If you’re going to be using eyes with the little metal loops on the backs like I did, then now would be a good time to stuff the head and close it up. If you’re using safety eyes with the snap-backs, then you will want to wait until after you’ve sewn on the eye spots to close your head. Leave a long tail for sewing the head to the body later.

Eye Spots (make 2)
With yarn B…
R1:
Make a magic ring and sc 6 inside. (6st)
R2: Make 2 sc in the next 3 st. Slip stitch in the next stitch. (You will have made 7 stitches, but you will not have gone all the way around R1)
Leave a long tail and set aside.

Snout (make 1)
With yarn A…R1: Make a magic ring and sc 6 inside. (6st)
R2: Make 2 sc in the next 6 st. (12st)
R3 – R4: Make 1 sc in the next 12 st. (12st)
Leave a long tail and set aside.

Ears (make 2)
With yarn B…
R1:
Make a magic ring and sc 4 inside. (4st)
R2: Make 2 sc in the next 4 st. (8st)
R3 – R5: Make 1 sc in the next 8 st. (8st)
Pinch the opening closed so that it’s flat and sew closed across. Leave a long tail and set aside.

Putting the head and face together:
Place the eye spots on the head where you would like them to be, with the wider sides facing outwards, and sew them in place.
Sew the snout to the face between the eye spots (let it come up between the spots a little, but the majority of the snout will be below the spots). Remember that the side of the head with the tail is going to be the bottom of the head and place your parts accordingly. Stuff the snout before sewing completely around. Using your black yarn, embroider a nose and mouth onto the snout.
Now attach your eyes on top of your eye spots, positioned against the snout (as shown in the photo). Stuff the head and close the opening afterwards, if you haven’t already done so.
Sew the ears onto the top of the head, slightly off to the sides.
Finish off all tails except for the tail coming out of the bottom of the head.

Body (make 1)
With yarn B…

R1: Make a magic ring and sc 6 inside. (6st)
R2: Make 2 sc in the next 6 st.  (12st)
R3: [Make 1 sc in the next st. Make 2 sc in the next stitch.]*6 total times around. (18st)
R4: Make 1 sc in the next 18 st. (18st)
R5: [Make 1 sc in the next 2 st. Make 2 sc in the next stitch.]*6 total times around. (24st)
R6 – R8: Make 1 sc in the next 24 st. (24st)
With yarn A…
R9: Make 1 sc in the next 24 st. (24st)
R10: [Make 1 sc in the next 3 st. Make 2 sc in the next stitch.]*6 total times around. (30st)
R11 – R12: Make 1 sc in the next 30 st. (30st)
R13: [Make 1 sc in the next 3 st. Sc the next 2 st together.]*6 total times around. (24st)
R14: [Make 1 sc in the next 2 st. Sc the next 2 st together.]*6 total times around. (18st)
R15: [Make 1 sc in the next st. Sc the next 2 st together.]*6 total times around. (12st)
R16: [Sc the next two st together.]*6 total times around. (6st)
Stuff the body and sew the opening closed. Finish off the tail.

Arms (make 2)
With yarn B…
R1:
Make a magic ring and sc 5 inside. (5st)
R2: Make 2 sc in the next 5 st. (10st)
R3 – R12: Make 1 sc in the next 10 st. (10st)
Stuff the arm. Pinch the opening closed so that it’s flat and sew closed across. Leave a long tail.

Legs (make 2)
With yarn B…
R1: Make a magic ring and sc 5 inside. (5st)
R2: Make 2 sc in the next 5 st. (10st)
R3: [Make 1 sc in the next stitch. Make 2 sc in the next stitch.]*5 total times around. (15st)
R4: [Make 1 sc in the next stitch. Sc the next 2 st together.]*2 times. Make 1 sc in the next 9 st. (13st)
R5: [Sc the next 2 st together.]*2 times. Make 1 sc in the next 9 st. (11st)
R6 – R12: Make 1 sc in the next 11 st. (11st)
Stuff the leg. Pinch the opening closed so that it’s flat (the foot buldge at the end of the leg should be sticking up perpendicular to the direction of the flat end) and sew closed across. Leave a long tail.

Now you have all of the pieces that you will need. Using the tail you left at the bottom of the head, sew the head onto the black end of the body. Sew the arms onto the sides, following along a round about two rounds below the head. Sew the legs to the bottom of the body (on the white side). If you’d like the panda to easily be able to sit upright like the ones in the picture, attach the legs along a round a bit closer to the front of the body rather than directly beneath it.  Finish off all tails.

And there you go! A cute little panda for you to enjoy. The fun thing about this is that it works great in any color, or you could just skip the eye spots, make it one solid color, and you’d have yourself a regular teddy bear.

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