Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wee Koala Amigurumi

Wee Koalas,

I believe of all the Wee ones I showed on facebook it was the Koala that was everyone's most favorite. I'm excited to share this pattern with you and I hope you enjoy. If you have any troubles there is a video tutorial to help you along!
You can pick up the other animal pattern links in one post here and you can scroll down this page for the koala pattern.
Look for the green print friendly
button at the bottom of this pattern and there you will

also find the option to leave a donation.

Thank you so very much and enjoy!

Color codes and what you'll need to make a Wee Koala:
Of course you'll need the Basic body pattern found here
Red Heart Comfort yarn in any color of your choice or if you prefer to  use the colors I used for each koala:
Grey Koala:
Body, limbs and outer ears are grey 3150 with a small amount of white 3130 for the inner ear

Pink Koala:
Body, limbs and outer ears are light pink 3133 with a small amount of white 3130 for the inner ear
Use the same hook size you used for the body
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
a steel pet brush or something else to fuzz up the ears
you can use felt, buttons, a french knot or paint eyes on. I used 7.5mm safety eyes that I glued in after the doll was done.

If you use safety eyes then put those in between the 8th and 9th row with 5 visible stitch holes between them. I used 7.5mm for the grey koala and black yarn for the pink koala. But of course you can use anything you want for eyes including felt, paint, or buttons.To make the ears and tail fuzzy I used a steel pet brush. You can also use a regular medium to hard bristle brush, toothbrush or even a piece of  Velcro.

First you need to make the basic body which is right here. Then come back and follow the rest of the pattern below to make your wee koala.

There is also a video tutorial for these koala parts right here but
you must prepare yourself, in the video I say "koala bear". This has some people feeling the need to write me. Yes, I do realize they aren't bears but koala TEDDY bears do exist! You're about to make one right now :)

Outer and Inner Koala Ears: Make 2 with Body Color and 2 with White

1) magic circle or an adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12) *work starting yarn tail into 2nd or 3rd row
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) sl st the next 4st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing on the outer ears. Weave in yarn tail on the inner ears.
Place the wrong sides of one outer and one inner ear piece together. Sew them together. Brush the inner ear to make it as fuzzy as you want. Brush along all the sides, including the side that gets sewn to the head. Sew to the head as pictured. When you sew the ear in place some of the fibers will get sewn in as well so be sure to brush more as needed.

click on photos to enlarge them
Tail: Yes, I know that real koalas have no tail. It feels a little bare without one so leave it off or add it as you wish.
just add a few whip stitches in the back where you think a tail should go, knot off when done and hide the yarn tails inside the body. Use a brush and go over the tail to make it fuzzy.

The yarn eyes I wrapped 3 times around the 8th row with 5 visible stitches between them. I finished them off with a dot of white craft paint. The nose I wrapped many times from the 8th to the 10th row in a v shape. In the video I show how to add in yarn eyes, the nose, the mouth and add a bit of paint to the eye all after the doll has been stuffed and closed. You can view that part of the video here

And you're done! Remember to post pictures of your Koala on my facebook page, Amigurumi Freely, I'd 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.

Copyright 2015 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.   


  1. Thank you! I have been anxiously waiting for the wee furry friends, they are so lovely!!!

  2. These koala's are so cute. I love the pink one. Thanks for sharing this pattern.

    Have a great weekend, Margaret

  3. Koala + Sharon's brain = OMG CUTE OVERLOAD!
    You just know I'm gonna be making a pink one. My fave colour and those fuzzy ears! Just so much love.

  4. These are so cute! Can't wait to try them!

  5. so beautiful
    but what if i want to make larger one, how to do it?

  6. Thanks for your clear videos! I really appreciate! I'm hoe trying out the Koala. I also would like to make a bigger Version. Is this possible? Hoe do I do this. Ik created your elephant, it's lovely! Can I make the Koala in this size?

  7. hello i want to thank you i first started doing amigurumi about a year ago and i learned on your web page you made it very easy to learn so Thank you very much keep up the good work


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