August 6, 2015

Panda Bear




Materials:


-Worsted Weight yarn in black and white (I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Worsted: 1 skein “Black,” 1 skein “Fisherman”)
-size G crochet hook
-stuffing
-yarn needle


Instructions:

Arms:
Make 2.
With black yarn, start with a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Rounds 2-7 (6 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn.

Legs:
Make 2.
With black yarn, start with a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (18)
Round 3: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (24)
Round 4: Sc in BLO of each sc around.
Rounds 5-11 (7 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 12: (Dec1, sc in each of next 2 sc)around. (18)
Round 13: Sc in each st around.
Lightly stuff.
Round 14: (Dec1, sc in next sc)around. (12)
Round 15: Sc in each st around.
Round 16: Dec1 around. (6)
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn.
Thread tail of yarn through sts and pull closed.

Body & Head:
With white yarn, start with a magic ring and 8 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (16)
Round 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (24)
Round 3: Sc in each sc around.
Round 4: (2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc)around. (32)
Round 5: Sc in each sc around.
Round 6: (Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (40)
Rounds 7-12 (6 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 13: (Sc in each of next 8 sc, dec1)around. (36)
Round 14: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off white.
Attach black.
Round 15: Sc in each sc around.
Round 16: (Dec1, sc in each of next 7 sc)around. (32)
Rounds 17-19 (3 rounds): Sc in each st around.
Round 20: (Dec1, sc in each of next 2 sc)around. (24)
Round 21: (Sc in next st, dec1)around. (16)
Sc in next st.
Add stuffing.
Fasten off black.
Attach white.
Begin shaping head.
Round 22: 2 sc in each sc around. (32)
Rounds 23-28 (6 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 29: (Sc in each of next 6 sc, dec1)around. (28)
Round 30: Sc in each st around.
Round 31: (Dec1, sc in each of next 5 sc)around. (24)
Round 32: Sc in each st around.
Add stuffing. Continue to add stuffing to completion of this piece.
Round 33: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, dec1)around. (18)
Round 34: (Dec1, sc in next st)around. (12)
Round 35: Dec1 around. (6)
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn.
Thread tail of yarn through sts and pull closed.

Snout:
With white yarn, start with a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.
Round 1: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (9)
Round 2: Sc in each sc around.
Round 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc)around. (12)
Round 4: Sc in each sc around.
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn.

Ears:
Make 2.
With black yarn, start with a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Rounds 2-3: Sc in each sc around.
Round 4 (partial round): Dec1, sc in each of next 4 sc, dec1. (10)
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn.

Eye Patches:
Make 2.
With black yarn, start with a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (18)
Round 3 (partial round): (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)4 times. (22)
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn.

Assembly:
Sew snout to head.
Flatten ears and sew to head near back of head.
Sew legs to body.
Sew arms to body.
With black yarn, stitch nose and face on snout.
With white yarn, stitch eyes on eye patches.
Sew eye patches to head, on either side of snout.

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