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How  to Crochet Posie the Panda
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How to Crochet Posie the Panda

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget < £10
Time 1 hr +

Posie the panda is the last character from Amigurumi April. Posie loves to dance and go to festivals. Find out how to make her below.   

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Abbreviations

Ch- chain

St- st

Dc- double crochet

D2tog- double crochet 2 stitches together

Sl st- slip stitch

bbl – Bobble stitch – [yarn round hook, insert hook into stitch, yarn round hook, pull through, yarn round hook, draw through 2 loops] four times all into same stitch, yarn round hook, draw through all 5 loops

Body

Starting in yarn A.

Round 1: Working into magic ring, 6 dc. 6 sts.

Round 2: [2dc in next stitch] 6 times. 12 sts.

Round 3: *[2dc in next stitch] 3 times, 3 dc; rep from * once more. 18 sts.

Round 4: 1 dc, [2 dc in next stitch] 3 times, 6 dc, [2 dc in next stitch] 3 times, 5 dc. 24 sts.

Round 5: Dc around. 24 sts.

Round 6: 3 dc, [2 dc in next stitch] 3 times, 9 dc, [2 dc in next stitch] 3 times, 6 dc. 30 sts.

Round 7: 5 dc, [2 dc in next stitch] 3 times, 12 dc, [2 dc in next stitch] 3 times, 7 dc. 36 sts.

Round 8: Dc around. 36 sts.

Round 9: [5 dc, 2 dc in each stitch] 6 times. 42 sts.

Round 10: [6dc, 2 dc in each stitch] 6 times. 48 sts.

Rounds 11-18: Dc around. 48 sts.

Round 19: [6 dc, 1 dc2tog] 6 times. 42 sts.

Rounds 20 and 21: Dc around. 42 sts.

Round 22: [5 dc, 1 dc2tog] 6 times. 36 sts.

Start to stuff the body and top up stuffing as you go.

Rounds 23 and 24: Dc around, change to yarn B on last yarn over. 36 sts.

Rounds 25-27: Dc around. 36 sts.

Round 28: [4 dc, 1 dc2tog] 6 times. 30 sts.

Round 29: Dc around. 30 sts.

Round 30: [3 dc, 1 dc2tog] 6 times. 24 sts.

Round 31: Dc around. 24 sts.

Round 32: Dc around, 1 sl st. 24 sts.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail of yarn for sewing on the head.

Eye patch – make 2

Using yarn B

Round 1: Working into magic ring, 6 dc. 6 sts.

Round 2: 2 dc in next stitch, [2 htr in next stitch] twice, 2 dc in next stitch, [2 htr in next stitch] twice. 12 sts.

Fasten off,  leaving a tail of yarn for sewing to the face.

 

Head

Starting in yarn A.

Round 1: Working into magic ring, 6 dc. 6 sts.

Round 2: [2 dc in next stitch] 6 times. 12 sts.

Round 3: *[2 dc in next stitch] 3 times, 3 dc; rep from * once more. 18 sts.

Round 4: [2 dc, 2 dc in next stitch] 6 times. 24 sts.

Round 5: 3 dc, [2 dc in next stitch] 3 times, 9 dc, [2 dc in next stitch] 3 times, 6 dc. 30 sts.

Round 6: [4 dc, 2 dc in next stitch] 6 times. 36 sts.

Round 7: Dc around. 36 sts.

Round 8: [5 dc, 2 dc in next stitch] 6 times. 42 sts.

Rounds 9-13: Dc around. 42 sts.

Make the Face.  Insert safety eyes through the centre of each eye patch. Attach eyes between Rounds 5 and 6 approximately 3 stitches apart. Adjust the eye patches so that they slope outwards at the bottom, and sew in place. Using yarn B, embroider a triangle shaped nose and an inverted ‘T’ shaped mouth, starting at the centre of the magic ring.

Insert safety eyes through the centre of each eye patch. Attach eyes between Rounds 5 and 6 approximately 3 stitches apart. Adjust the eye patches so that they slope outwards at the bottom, and sew in place. Using yarn B, embroider a triangle shaped nose and an inverted ‘T’ shaped mouth, starting at the centre of the magic ring.

 

 

Ears - Make 2

Using yarn B.

Round 1: Working into magic ring, 6 dc. 6 sts.

Round 2: [2 dc in next stitch] 6 times. 12 sts.

Round 3: *[2 dc in next stitch] 3 times, 3 dc; rep from * once more. 18 sts.

Rounds 4-6: Dc around. 18 sts.

Round 7: [4 dc, 1 dc2tog] 3 times. 15 sts.

Do not stuff. Flatten each ear and sl st across the bottom to close. Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn to sew onto the head. Sew the ears to the head, level with, and approximately 3 rounds back from the eyes.

Tail

Using yarn A.

Round 1: Working into magic ring, 6 dc. 6 sts.

Round 2: [2 dc in next stitch] 6 times. 12 sts.

Rounds 3-5: Dc around. 12 sts.

Do not stuff. Flatten the tail and sl st across the bottom to close. Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn to sew onto the body. Sew the tail to the bottom, centre of the body, approximately 9 rounds from the starting magic ring of the body.

Legs - make 4

Using yarn B

Round 1: Working into magic ring, 6 dc. 6 sts.

Round 2: [2 dc in next stitch] 6 times. 12 sts.

Round 3: [1 dc, 2 dc in next stitch] 6 times. 18 sts.

Round 4: [1 bbl, 1 dc] 5 times, 8 dc. 18 sts.

Round 5: [1 dc, 1 dc2tog] 6 times. 12 sts.

Start to stuff the leg and top up as you go.

Rounds 6-17: Dc around. 12 sts.

Sl st across the opening to close, making sure the toes sit at the top of the foot.

Sew the front legs underneath the black stripe on the body sloping forwards. Sew the back legs starting, approximately 8 rounds up from the starting magic ring of the body and positioned so that they slope backwards.

Flowers – make 5

Starting in yarn A and continuing with 3 in yarn C and 3 in yarn D.

Round 1: Working into magic ring, 10 dc. 10 sts.

Fasten off.

Round 2: Join Yarn C or D with 1 sl st, [3 tr in next stitch], [1 sl st, 3 tr in next stitch] 4 times, 1 sl st into the top of the starting sl st. 5 petals.

Fasten off leaving a tail of yarn to sew to the head. Sew the flowers across the top of the head.

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