Saturday, August 2, 2014

Panda Amigurumi Free Pattern

Little Bigfoot Panda has been born, yay!

This pattern has a video to go with it but due to a time crunch I did a partial video only. In the video I show how to do color changes, how to stuff the head and close up the body. I also show how to sew on the muzzle, eye patches and give options for different eyes. And how to sew on all the other parts. Sometime in October if all
goes as planned I will have a full video tutorial up.

This Panda is just one of a few in a series. So far there is also:

Copyright 2014 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved

Attention members of all cross stitch and DIY sites
Read this copyright notice.
Taking whole or parts of this pattern and/or photos away from Amigurumi To Go for any purpose is theft. Using one photo with a link back to the pattern is permitted.

Read me  ~>  Work in continuous rounds, do not join. I used Red Heart Comfort yarn with a 4.50 mm hook. If you crochet more on the loose side then use a smaller hook so you don't get gaps and stuffing showing through the stitches. Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below.
Read me ~> How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. 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. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.
Read me ~>  It's a good idea to add in a marker at the end of row 2 and move that marker at the end of every row. I just use a short length of yarn and pull it through the last stitch I put in at the end of every row.

worsted weight
acrylic yarn ~ I use Red Heart Comfort or Red Heart Super Saver
4.5mm hook *use a smaller hook if you  see gaps in your stitches
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
100% polyester stuffing
felt, paint, buttons, or yarn for eyes or safety eyes
fabric glue for felt and buttons

This pattern uses the following stitches:

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

Click here  for the video tutorial on how to sew the panda together and also how to do the color changes. Video was filmed in the following order:
  • stuff and sew on muzzle
  • sew on eye patches
  • how to do the color changes
  • stuff the head
  • how to close up the body
  • sew on the limbs, tail, ears

*** If you prefer to sew on the muzzle and eye patches before the doll head is done then make all those pieces first. At the end of row 21 of the head you can sew them in place. I show how to do this in the video. In the video I sewed the eye patches too far apart so after I finished filming I took them off and glued them on closer together.

 Starting with white at the top of the head working down to bottom of body:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)

7) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in the next st (42)
8) 1sc in next 6st then 2sc in the next st (48)
9-16) 1sc in each st for 8 rows
17) 1sc in next 6st then 2tog (42)
18) 1sc in each st
19) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog (36)
20) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
21) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24) * at the end of this row you can sew on the muzzle and eye patches
22) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
23) 1sc then 2tog * switch colors on last 2tog (12)
24) 2sc in each st (24)

25-26) 1sc in each st for 2 rows *you can cut free from the white yarn and knot off the color changes

*stuff head add in more stuffing as needed as you continue the body
27) 1sc in each st switch colors on last st of this row
28) ( sl st first st, 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st) for the remainder of the row, 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
29-31) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
*after one of these rows, cut free from the darker color and knot off the color changes
32) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
33) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
34) 1sc then 2tog (12) *stuff body, add in more stuffing as needed over the next 2 rows
35) 1sc then 2tog (8)
36) 2tog twice and f/o. Weave yarn tail in and out the remaining stitching and pull tight to close the gap. Knot off and hide yarn tail in body

Tail with white or darker color:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)

2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc in each
4) 1sc in the next 2st then 2tog (9)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff then sew in place

Muzzle with white: 

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc in the next 3st then 2sc in next st (15)

4) 1sc in each st

5) 1sc in the next 3st then 2tog (12)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Add in the mouth before sewing muzzle to head. Sew most of the muzzle in place then stuff before sewing on completely.

Eye Patches with darker color: 
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc in the next 3st then 2sc in next st (15)

sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Stretch out and shape the patches. You can try white felt under the eyes to make the eyes stand out. Eye size in the purple panda is 10mm. The black panda has buttons

Ears with darker color:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)

5) 1sc in each st
6) 1sc in the next 2st then 2tog (18)
7) 1sc in each st for 1 row

8) 1sc then 2tog (12)
9) 1sc in each st

sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing

Arms with darker color:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows

5) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (9)
6) 2tog then 1sc in next 7st (8)
7-12) 1sc in each st for 6 rows
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Lightly stuff hand, do not stuff arm.

Legs with darker color:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4-6) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
7) (2tog then 1sc in next st, repeat 4 times) 1sc in next 6st (14)
8) (2tog then 1sc in next st, repeat 3 times) 1sc in next 5st (11)
9) 2tog then 1sc in next 9st (10)
10-14) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff and shape foot and stuff leg

I hope you enjoy the pattern and don't forget to post pictures of your finished panda on my facebook page! See you soon :)

  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 Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go All rights reserved 

You may sell finished products. Do not reprint this pattern on any site, magazine or book. If you'd like to share this pattern please provide a link back to it.  


  1. Thanks! Your tutorial is great!

    1. Since I've started making the.little anials with you, I can hardly put my hook down. They are so adorable. I have seven request for bears. Wow, ive only made 2. And the bunny with the dress, wow too cute. ?,hiw xan I make the a little bigger. My granddaughter is asking for anbigger one. Keep up the great work. May God bless you and yours.

    2. Thank you, I'm so glad to here to that. I show how to make them bigger right here Easy Way To Enlarge Amigurumi

  2. Hey! I've always been curious why you have statement about your patterns on cross-stitch sites? I cross stitch also, and never really thought the two crafts had anything to do with each other! Just curious!

    1. There's 2 cross stitch sites out there that take free crochet patterns and sell them as cross stitch patterns. They also take photos and put their watermarks over the copyright holder's watermark and sell them.. there's nothing that can be done about it so I just add it into my copyright notice and hopefully one day the laws will cross borders and I'll have proof they stole my patterns. One day!
      Thanks for asking :)

    2. People are crazy! How do they even sell them as cross-stitch? The the two crafts are nothing alike! Sorry that must be extremely frustrating!

    3. I know! I actually joined one site to see how they do it. Upon joining I was given free coins so I used them to download one of my stolen patterns. I was able to download my pattern, it was all there so I don't understand how the cross stitch part works. Except maybe they can use the photos as image transfers? It was frustrating when I first found out this was happening but now I don't give it any of my time. I just include the copyright notice so they have no doubt they are in fact thieves :) One day hopefully the laws will change and we can stop them. I don't mind people making stuff with my patterns at all but they are cheating people out of getting the original pattern and photo for free...

  3. So cute! Still working on my little bigfoot monkey (my first amigurumi pattern EVER!), and it's turning out great. I love your instructions and videos ^_^ Thanks so much for taking the time to make and share these free patterns, I love them all! Sending much love from Australia >.<

  4. Sharon,
    I am so thrilled that I found your site. You are literally a gift to me. (I tried to find your email but could not find it to send this privately). I would love to share more of how you have helped me, but would prefer it to be privately. Thanks so much for this marvelous, helpful site!

    1. you're welcome!

      my email is

      I'll look forward to hearing from you :)

  5. It's me again. I just watched this little guys tutorial , no matter how many times I watch your tutorials I learn something new. I thought I was going to make Miss Piggy next but I think it's going to be the Panda. In case someone out there isn't able to get the felt that is used for the Elephant what I did was just crocheted the first round of the Magic Ring and then I shaped it with my fingers and sewed it to the mouth. It worked out just fine. Happy Crocheting Everyone, remember to do it with love.

  6. Thank you so much for this pattern!

    So sweet!

  7. hi sharon,thank you for this wonderful pattern,i just finished my panda....can i request for a sheep or a lamb?my kids are asking me one....hope you can consider my request...thanks again sharon for these patterns.hope to see another in the future...i was loving crochetting then,i'm loving it more now....more power to you and more creations to come .... :D

  8. All of tour animals have helped me start crocheting :) I did a mouse, which I had go go over multiple times to get to look good, then a monkey for my sister's b-day- now a panda :) I'm still learning crochet but I'm going to sell some in my etsy that raises money for animal shelters, if you don't mind. Thanks SO much for your tutorials

    1. don't mind at all, I think that's awesome! I'm so glad you have been enjoying the patterns, that means a lot :)

      I do have a FAQ page if you want to check that out. Click on the blue tab near the top of this page, on the right side called "You Asked"

      Thanks for the message and Happy Crocheting!!

  9. Thank you so much for all the hard work you did creating these patterns and for sharing them with others! I can't wait to get started on a panda, they look so cute! I've already made a giraffe and an elephant so I can't wait to see how this one turns out. :)

  10. Hi Sharon,
    I want to thank you for sharing your work and let you know that your amigurumis have been my inspiration for the dolls I'm doing. I don't have a Facebook account, but you can see my work in the link below. By the way, I'm Eliana, and I have credited you in the description of the products. "Pastis' is a shop that will be opening soon in a little locality called 'Pucón', in Chile, South America, that in its description it is said to be a 'Beauty Factory' (Spanish: 'Fábrica de Bellleza').

  11. Wow ur blog is so great and beautifull...Wish u all the best..

    Freindly yours Jean Claude..

  12. Thank you!

    Zhanna Kugel

    1. OH so cute!!!

      You're welcome and thank you :)

  13. I LOVE your patterns. I have already made... Five: little mousie. Lion, big monkey, two little pigs and one monster. You explain things so crear. Congratulations.

  14. Thank you so much for all of your patterns. I love them so much, as much as I love to do them on my own. I have already made the elephant and three monkeys and gave them away as presents.
    They are so pretty, thank you so much!
    Best wishes from Germany.

  15. Merci pour vos modèles.Pour l'instant je fais le petit Panda.
    J'ai un peu de difficultés avec les traductions Google mais je vais m'en sortir.
    Un petit bonjour de Belgique.
    Bien à vous.

  16. I've seen quite a few people trying to sell your patterns and projects on etymology without giving credit to tou, I've actually reported a few of them because I got kinda mad, I don't like thieves and liars and these projects are beautiful and it's not fair for the credit to go to any email but you

    1. thank you so much, I appreciate that. Can you provide a link to the site so I can take a look. Most of the time I can have things like this removed. I tried a search for the name etymlogy but I'm having no luck.


  17. Hi just questioning rows 23 where it says to switch colours then again on row 27...? Not sure what I'm missing but if that's correct then it's only the neck that gets the darker colour and then switches back to white before the chest gets done. Not sure if row 27 is is clear. Please help I'm really wanting to complete my panda...! I've made almost all of your little big foots and I love them. Thanks Lois

    1. if you look at the picture there is only one section that's dark and that is from the end of row 23 to the end of row 27. You start off with white then switch to dark for 4 rows then switch back to white again. It's been a while but I think I show how to switch colors in the video.
      Hope that helps

  18. this pattern is phrased a bit awkwardly for the legs of the panda. you say
    (2tog then 1sc in next st, repeat 4 times) 1sc in next 6st (14)
    (2tog then 1sc in next st, repeat 3 times) 1sc in next 5st (11)
    but this may be taken as part 7 as 2tog the 1sc a total of 5 times, which actually leaves you with 13, etc.
    the repeat is a tad confusing. hopefully you will become aware of this, and please correct me if i am wrong :)

  19. not sure if maybe the rows blurred into each other when printing off but those are 2 separate rows you are asking about:

    row 7) (2tog then 1sc in next st, repeat 4 times) 1sc in next 6st (14)
    row 8) (2tog then 1sc in next st, repeat 3 times) 1sc in next 5st (11)

    when you start row 7 you have 18st to work with.

    Inside the ( and the ) is a sequence you repeat 4 times as it it written. Crochet 2tog then put 1sc in the next st. When you have repeated this sequence 4 times you have 6 st left in the row. So you put 1sc in each of those 6st.
    When you have done row 7 as it is written you have 14st.

    When you start row 8 you have 14st to work with.. do the sequence as it is written inside the ( and the ) which is 2tog then 1sc in next st, repeat 3 times and then put 1sc in the remaining 5st. This will leave you with 11st when you finish row 8.

    All my Little Bigfoot legs are done the same way. 2tog then 1sc in the next st just helps eliminate gaps without have to do an inv dec. Some of them have videos and in the videos I go through the legs and do row 7 and 8 on film.

    Hope that helps and if you scroll up, just above the pattern you'll see a "read me" section, in one of those I explain how to read rows.

  20. Thank you for the wonderful patterns! I'm so happy that they are easy for the new crocheters like myself to understand. I finished the monkey in a day and have started the panda. I can't wait to see what you share with us next!

  21. Me gusta todo lo que hace! Muchas gracias por compartir sus trabajos! Dios bendiga mucho sus manos y su talento!

  22. Hi Sharon, I love your animals. I'm turning them into curtain tie-backs for my niece. So far I've made the monkey and the rabbit (and the moose that is going into my Christmas moose collection). I'm working on the panda now. I know your heads are usually much bigger than the body, but the panda head seems to be especially outsize. Is there something missing from the body instructions? Or did I get carried away in stuffing the head? I'm going to try another one to see if it turns out better because this just does not look right. If you have any thoughts, pleas let me know.

    1. I couldn't tell you for sure without knowing if you counted your stitches. If your stitch count matches the pattern then it's fine. The panda head is larger than the body for sure. The pattern has been used countless times and finished projects shared on my facebook page and they all turned out just fine. I guess the head to body ratio is a bit alarming at first but as long as your stitch count adds up then keep going :)

  23. I think all your creations are wonderful and the youtube vids are so helpful. Any chance of a doll with a larger head type thing?

  24. Hi I love your videos I actually finnaly understand amigurmi patterns I just turned 13. Would it be okay if I wrote them down in a note book so I can make the creations later?

    1. I'm so glad you like them. there's actually a print friendly button at the bottom of each pattern, that might be easier

  25. Sharon,
    Hi this Is Peggy and I am very new at this type of crochet and enjoying following your tutorial on this adorable panda. I have a question for you...when you are doing the arms and you said to slip stitch and then tie off do you slip stitch around or just one stitch? please help me,thanks in advance,
    Peggy S

    1. yes, just one stitch. I updated the pattern to make it more clear.

      Thanks for asking!

  26. Greetings from Egypt. I tried your elephant, monkey, lion and frog patterns; they came out so beautiful.
    Now I am gonna try this panda pattern as a gift for a friend of mine :)
    Thanks a million for sharing these amazing patterns with us :)

  27. This is the cutest panda ever! Thanks a lot for sharing the pattern, I'll try to make it :)
    Greetings from Spain! ^-^

  28. Replies
    1. you can post pictures right here on my facebook page Amigurumi Freely

  29. Sharon, I am a huge fan of your work and you have been a go to website for me for a long time now. However i find it very difficult to find the patterns now that they arent listed on the side as they previously were.just wanted to let you know. thanx for all your wonderful free patterns, im off to make a lil bigfoot panda!

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words, I'm glad you are enjoying the patterns.

      All the patterns are still listed there, it's in a cloud instead of a list is all. They are in alphabetical order.
      As well, there is a search bar at the top, on the right side. One word searches will bring up whatever you are looking for. If you type in any word like, "Panda
      or Bear" all my patterns that are bear or panda related will come up for you.

      Hope that helps!


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