Peter Panda – pattern

Peter Panda pattern

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This is a pattern on how to make Peter Panda, who is a sitting panda that is about 24 cm/9,5 inch tall. This ia what you will need:

Yarn: Drops Big Merino – 2 skeins(100g) of white, and 2 skeins(100g) of black. 
Crochet hook: 4,5 mm/7/G (The yarn suggests 5,0mm but I always use a smaller hook to get the item more firm so that the stuffing wont fall out.)
Safety eyes: 9/10mm 
Stuffing. 

Special stitches: 
Invdec: invdec stands for invisible decrease, and is a decrease that just looks nicer. You can also use just normal decrease, where you crochet 2 stitches together, but I like this one better. This is how you do it.

Magic ring: If you dont know how to do a magic ring, you can also chain 4 and sl st it together and make the stitches inside of the ring. But this is a magic ring.

Inc: Inc stands for increase, and means that you make 2 stitches in the same stitch.

I would start with making the eyes and nose part, or make the head until the part where you’re supposed to sew on the eyes and nose/snout, and stop to make those parts.

Head:

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1: 6 sc in magic ring = 6

2:  Inc x 6 = 12

3: 1 sc, inc x 6 = 18

4: 2 sc, inc x 6 = 24

5: 3 sc, inc x 6 = 30

6: 4 sc, inc x 6 = 36

7-8: 1 sc in every st = 36

9: 5 sc, inc x 6 = 42

10-13: 1 sc in every st = 42

14: 6 sc, inc x 6= 48

15-17: 1 sc in every st = 48

18: invdec, 6 sc x 6 = 42

19: invdec, 5 sc x 6 = 36

20: invdec, 4 sc x 6 = 30

21: invdec, 3 sc x 6 = 24 – now you should sew on the eyes, fasten the safetyeyes, and nose/snout to the head, and start filling the head.

22: invdec, 2 sc x 6 = 18

23: invdec, 1 sc x 6= 12

24: invdec x 6 = 6

Fasten and cut the thread, and sew shut the remaining hole.

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Nose/snout:

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1: 4 sc in magic ring = 4

2: inc in every st = 8

3: inc in every stitch = 16

4: inc in the first 6 st, then you do 1 sc in the next 10 st = 22

5-7: 1 sc in every st = 22

Fasten and cut the thread, and make sure you have a long enough tail so that you sew on the snout. Also sew on a nose with some of the black yarn, or you can get a «nose» button if you prefer.

 

Eyes – make 2:

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1: 6 sc in magic ring = 6

2: Now, over the 6 st you do this: 1) 2 sc, 2) 2 hdc, 3) 2 dc, 1 treble crochet, 4) 2 dc, 1 treble crochet, 5) 2 hdc, 6) 2 sc.

Sl st in to the beginning and place the safety eye in the middle hole of the magic ring, and pull tight. The you place the eye on the head, and fasten the safety eye on the backside of the head. Sew around the eye onto the head.

 

Ears – make 2:

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1: 6 sc in magic ring = 6

2: inc in every st = 12

3: 1 sc , inc  x 6 = 18, then you chain 1 and turn

4: 2 sc, inc x 5, then you will have 3 st left, but do not crochet in these = 20, chain 1 and turn.

5: 1 sc in every st = 20, chain 1 and turn

6: Invdec, 2 sc x 5 =15, chain 1 and turn

7: Invdec, 1 sc x 5 = 10, chain 1 and turn

6: invdec in every st

Fasten and cut the thread, and make sure you have a long enough tail to sew on to the head. Fill the ear with some stuffing, but not too much, and sew it on about at the middle of the head, in row 4/5 down from the top/beginning.

 

Body:

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1: with black: 6 sc i magic ring = 6

2: inc x 6 = 12

3: 1 sc, inc x 6 = 18

4: 2 sc, inc x 6 = 24

5: 3 sc, inc x 6 = 30

6: 2 sc in the first 2 st, 1 sc in the next 10 st, 2 sc in the next 5 st, 1 sc in the next 10 st, 2 sc in the next 3 st= 40

7: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc the next 17 st, 2 sc in the next 3 st, 1 sc in the next 17 st, 2 sc in the next 2 st = 46

8-12: 1 sc in every st = 46

13: 2 sc in the first st, *3 sc, inc x 4*, inc i the next 3 st, *3 sc, inc x 4*, inc i the next 2 st = 60

14-24: change color to white. – 1 sc in every st = 60

25: invdec, 4 sc x 10 = 50

26: invdec, 3 sc x 10 = 40

27: invdec, 2 sc x 10 = 30

28: invdec, 1 sc x 10 = 20

29: 1 sc in every st = 20

30: Invdec x 10 = 10

31: Invdec x 5 = 5

Fasten and cut the thread, and sew shut the remaining hole. If you want less black on the panda, you can change color before, but this is just how I did it.

 

 Legs – make 2:

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As you can see the swing a little inwards. So this is how they’re supposed to lay on to the body.

1: magic ring with 6 sc = 6

2: inc x 6 = 12

3: 1 sc, inc x 6 = 18

4: 2 sc, inc x 6 = 24

5-11: 1 sc in every st = 24

12: invdec x 6, 1 sc in the next 12 st = 18

13-18: 1 sc in every st = 18

19: invdec x 6, så 1 sc in next 6 st = 12

20: 1 sc in every st = 12

Fasten and cut the thread, and make sure to have a long enough tail to sew the legs on with. Fill the legs with stuffing, but do not fill it completly on the top. This is to make the legs lay neatly to the body. Sew the legs on with the part that «swings» in against the leg, in about the 8th row down from where the white part began. Sew on tightly, and also sew a little along the leg, to make it lay next to the body. This will make the panda sit. 🙂

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Here they are attached to the body.

Arms – make 2:

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1: 6 sc in a magic ring = 6

2: inc x 6 = 12

3: 1 sc, inc x 6 = 18

4-10: 1 sc in every st = 18

11: invdec x 5, 1 sc in the next 8 st = 13

12-18: 1 sc in every st = 13

19: invdec x 6

Fasten and cut the thread, and make sure that it is long enough to sew the arms onto the body. Fill the arms with a little stuffing, but again make sure the top is a little flat, so that the arms lay neatly against the body. It might be hard to fill in the end, so you might want to start doing it earlier. Sew shut the hole in the top, and sew the arms with the part that «swings» into the body.

 

Tail:

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1: 6 sc in a magic ring = 6

2: inc x 6 = 12

3: 1 sc, inc x 6 = 18

4: 2 sc, inc x 6 = 24

5-6: 1 sc in every st = 24

7: 2 sc, invdec x 6 = 18

Fasten and cut the thread so that it is long enough to sew the tail on to the body. Fill it a little with some stuffing and sew it on where you think it fits.

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After putting all the parts together, you should now have a little snuggly panda! I also put a little tie on mine. 🙂

I am pretty new at making patterns, so please let me know if you see any mistakes, or have any questions. If you make a Peter Panda and you want to share it on instagram, please tag me #katrineklarer, so that I can see! 😀

You may sell items made with this pattern (private sale, not coorporate), but do reference me if you put it up for sale in etsy or instagram and so on. 
You can not republish the text and photos on your own blog etc, without referencing me, or asking me first. But you may share it as much as you like, as long as you link back here to me or my instagram. 

Also, check out the little panda I made out of the same yarn. 

Thank you for reading!

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