Monday, May 27, 2013

Miniature Purple Panda Crochet Thread Pattern

purple panda thread crochet pattern
Make this tiny miniature purple panda using punch embroidery thread! A free tutorial and an original Amigurumi To Go design




Copyright 2013 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 

Use a different color and make a Teddy Bear too!


What I used to make the Purple Panda:

Purple and White Acrylic Punch Embroidery Thread

Black Sewing Thread
1.25 mm Steel Hook Sewing Needle Medium Sized Eyelet
Polyester Stuffing
Fine Tip Black Felt Pen
Steel Nap Raiser (hard bristled toothbrush would work too)
Pliers to help pull the sewing needle through
Optional - Dental Floss


Special notes: Punch Embroidery thread breaks easily if you pull just a bit too hard on it. I sewed the pieces together with thread tails from each piece which worked fine for me but you could also use dental floss to sew the pieces together. The pieces will lose shape as you work with them but are easily put back into shape by working at them with your fingers. I worked in continuous rounds with a 1.25 mm steel hook. Each row has a sequence as given below. For example 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. Sew the pieces together in the order given.Click on pictures to enlarge them then hit the back button to come back to the pattern. Printer friendly button is at the bottom of this pattern! Also see picture at bottom of pattern for same bear made with cotton crochet thread #10.

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
2tog = 2 stitches together
sl st = slip stitch
f/o =  finish off



HEAD: 
with white

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5-9) 1sc in each st for 5 rows

10) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (20) 
11) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (16) 
12) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (12)
13) 2tog 6 times (6)

f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Brush the head to get a fuzzy coat.

BODY:

starting with white

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)

4-7) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
8) 1sc then 2tog (12)
9) switch to purple on first st then 1sc in next 11st (12)
10) 1sc in each st

* knot off the color changes then stuff the body
11) 1sc then 2tog (8)

 f/o and hide thread tail in body. Brush body then sew head and body together. I found going right through the body and then right back up through the head then repeating a few times holds the two pieces together just fine. These are not to be given to small children though due to choking hazards. Brush head and body again.




LEGS:
with purple


1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in each st
4) 2tog 3 times then 1sc in next 6st (9)
5) 2tog 3 times then 1sc in next 3st (6)

* lightly stuff foot. You will need to shape the foot once you are done with the leg part. Shape foot and add a stitch to hold the foot shape if needed.

6-9) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
10) 2tog 2 times then sl st across to close up the top of the leg.

No need to stuff leg. f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. You only need one long tail for sewing so once you are done the 2nd leg hide that thread tail inside leg when done.
Brush legs to get a fuzzy coat. Sew one leg on then sew 2nd leg on, pull them tight together and sew in a manner that will give you jointed legs if you want the legs to move. Brush the legs again when all done

ARMS:
with purple


1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2-8) 1sc in each st for 7 rows 


f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. No need to stuff arms.

Brush arms to get a fuzzy coat then sew the arms to the top of the body just under the head. Brush again once done with the sewing.

Ears:
with purple


1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) ch1 and turn. 2sc in each st

f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew ears on after you have the legs and arms sewn on. Brush the head again before sewing ears on. Do not brush the ears.



Muzzle:  
with white

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)

sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Using black sewing thread, embroider a nose in place.

Brush the head again before sewing muzzle on. Shape the muzzle as you sew it in place. Do not brush the muzzle.


EYE PATCHES:
with purple


1) magic circle with 4st (4)
2) sl st to join

f/o leaving a long tail for sewing
. Stretch the patch into a more oval shape. Pin in place, use the pins to spread out the shape and then to hold the shape while you sew the patch in. I found this part a bit tricky but I think that was because the thread tails are too thick for this particular job. You could use invisible sewing thread and a smaller sewing needle to sew the patches in, that might make the job go smoother. Once you are done with sewing the patches on, use a fine tipped permanent black felt pen and dot in the eyes. You could also use a toothpick and black craft paint and dot the eyes in that way too. Whatever works :)



TAIL:
with purple


1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in each st

f/o leaving a long tail for sewing and sew tail in place.



And that's it! I hope you get a Panda made and if you did make a Panda please post pictures on my facebook page, Amigurumi Freely, I would love to see!


  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please accept this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.
Many Blessings to you!



Copyright 2013 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go All rights reserved 

 My hope is that you have enjoyed this pattern. You may sell finished products. Do not reprint this pattern. If you'd like to share this pattern please link back to it.  


Too see how to make the Blue Panda on the right below, see the modifications to the pattern here







31 comments:

  1. this is a most generous freebie.....not only it is the cutest panda I have seen but detailed so wonderfully.....thank you from my heart xxxxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. you're so welcome! I'm very glad you like him. Your comment is the best!

      Happy Crocheting!!

      Sharon
      XO

      Delete
    2. Thank you for all the wonderful. creative patterns. Each one is an adventure and I can't resist making them.

      Delete
  2. Wow, this is so cool! I love how detailed it is. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. I'm going to get out my white crochet thread and make on right now! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. you're welcome! Keep me posted on how it goes :)

      Delete
  3. This is SO adorable! I'm going to crochet it as soon as I get a chance, probably with pink and white since pink is my favorite color. :) Thank you so much for the pattern!

    The Cogaroo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. awww, thanks so much! I appreciate the awesome comment and I'm so glad you like him. Let me know how it goes!

      Happy Crocheting :)

      Delete
  4. I totally understand why you don't want to allow copying and pasting of pattern but it does make it more difficult to be able to use it offline. Would like the option of being able to put it into my evernote so I can work on the pattern when I am away from the internet access in my back yard. Love the pattern and thanks for the freebie though

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There is a print friendly button at the bottom of the pattern. Once you click on the print friendly a window will pop up. Look at the top of that box for different options it gives you. Thanks for the message :)

      Delete
  5. He is so adorable! Looks like he'll be just the right size for Barbie. Perhaps Ken will win him for Barbie at the fair.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. that's awesome!! Love those ideas. Panda will love to be a prize at the fair, what an honor :)

      Happy Crocheting!!

      Delete
  6. Is it okay if i sell the animals made if i do like an onerable meantion of you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. absolutely! Thanks so much for asking :)

      Delete
  7. You are AMAZING!! to use such fine thread and only 2 inches tall he is super adorable. I LOVE them!! You are extremely talented. Thank you for posting the pattern.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. awwww, thanks so much, I appreciate your kind comments! I'm glad you enjoy the patterns :)

      Happy Crocheting!!
      xo

      Delete
    2. thank you very much for sharing these cute and amazing little pandas with us.i am trying them out thanks a lot soooo cute and adorable!!! cant wait to finish them

      Delete
    3. You're welcome! I'm so glad you are enjoying the pattern :)

      Happy Crocheting!!

      Delete
  8. thanks for sharing this lovely pandy ! I will surely try to make it !

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you for sharing, love this pattern so much!
    have you tried it in very fine crochet thread or would that not work so well?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The only crochet thread I tried it with was the #10 and that is the blue panda pictured.. the link to his modifications is just above the last photo in the pattern above. It worked great with the punch embroidery thread which is pretty fine so I'm sure it would work with fine crochet thread too

      Delete
  10. Thank you again for sharing - you are so generous with your patterns. They make me smile and keep me busy - and sometimes the grandchildren get to play with them! ;) Thank you again xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thank You again for sharing Awesome

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi there Sharon,
    I just found your blog and wow so much sweet stuff !
    Just placed it on my Facebook if that's okay with you...don't want anyone to miss this!
    Thank you for being so kind to share your creative world ^_^*
    By for now.......
    Sonja xo

    ReplyDelete
  13. You are the only person that has a free pattern using this material... Do you have any more patterns using thread?? :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. not really any stand alone patterns like this one. I used this thread to follow a couple of my other regular sized patterns and made a tiny Totoro, a tiny bunny using my mouse pattern and also a tiny brown bear using this panda pattern. I can't link them here but just scroll up and look to the right side of the page for the label list of patterns and click on the label "Miniature" and the thread posts I've written will come up for you

      Delete
  14. Hi Sharon as much as I like the tiny panda I think it is going to be very challenging. I love all your patterns they are great to follow and the finish product come awesome. what is the brush you use? can we use tooth brush instead? thanks again I'm always checking your website for something new :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi there.. for these little ones I use a hard toothbrush or a nail brush. I also have a special tool for this called a nap raiser but those 2 brushes I said first will work fine as long as you are using acrylic thread.

      Thanks for asking!

      Delete
  15. Just thought you might like to know that you can get your punch threads and hooks and nap raiser from this site that is designed to suppy the tiny tiny crocheted critters-- I buy from her all the time

    http://www.tedsfromthreads.com/newtoolsandstuff.htm

    ReplyDelete
  16. hi sharon .im only 10 yrs old and i did some of the dolls that you did .thank you som much thatyou are doing them on youtube

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello!
      I'm glad to hear that :)

      I'm so happy you are enjoying the patterns and videos, that means a lot to me. Happy Crocheting!

      Delete
  17. I would like to buy this pattern, yes, there is possibility of donation but ...... in France, my bank takes more expensive taxes that the cost of the gift !! It's very generous to share your work !! THANKS sincerely !! This panda / bear is too cuuuute !!!! I'm going to subscribe to your youtube channel immediately ...... Sincerely, Leelou

    ReplyDelete

Dear Friend! Comments are moderated to keep this site spam free. If you have a question I will respond asap. If you are leaving a little love please know that it means so much to me and I appreciate the time you took to leave me a message!