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Bodo, crochet red panda pattern

And here is Bodo, a sturdy and wooly crochet red panda.

red panda amigurumi, crochet red panda

This red panda amigurumi has turned out exactly as I hoped. I absolutely love the result and am very proud to share this pattern.

For this crochet animal, using the right colours was very important to me. I only wanted to use three colours of yarn, so I had to make compromises in the design. Should I give him dark cheeks, or rust ones? And the tail, dark striped or white? I looked at many red panda pictures online and decided a face with dark cheeks was most characteristic.

As everyone knows, red pandas have a very recognizable tail. It has a dark tip and light stripes. However, the stripes are not as white as the white in the face and ears, so especially this part was a bit hard to do in my three colours. Initially I thought of making a dark striped tail but that didn’t work out. Bodo looked in whole with that tail, far too dark. I imagined a tail with white stripes would look too light, so I decided to combine two rounds of rust, with one round of white, and it had an amazing result. The white doesn’t look too bright and the result is very striking.

Bodo is 5,1 inch/ 13 cm tall when sitting. He’s made with a 100% wool, called Lett Lopi. I strongly recommend the use of a wooly or fuzzy yarn, because that gives a very smooth result if you work in multiple colours.

Here is another picture of Bodo and below it you can find info and links to the crochet pattern.

crochet red panda doll, crochet animal pattern

Where to get the pattern.

The pattern for this sturdy and wooly crochet red panda you can find in my shop and in my shop at Ravelry. The pattern contains a clear description of how to crochet and attach the animal with example pictures at the bottom to help you get everything right. The colour changes for the face are written down in the stitch colours, to make changing colour extra easy. In the pattern you can find what materials you need, the Lopi colour numbers, in short, everything you need to know to make this wild friend.

 

Something wet

My next crochet pattern will be one of an otter (European kind). Normally I post just a simple sketch, but this time I felt like drawing the pattern image and posting it here. At the top of each of my patterns is an illustration of the animal the pattern is for. Usually it is an improved and coloured version of my first sketch. For the otter pattern, this illustration you will find at the top.

Basil

Otters are very entertaining and whimsical animals. Every time I’ve seen them in a zoo, they always make me laugh with their curious and playful attitudes. I doubted about the shape of my crochet version. Otters their features aren’t very suitable for a doll shaped animal, so it had to be either standing on two feet, or four feet. As you can see I decided to go for the two feet option. I believe that is the most representative position to make the otter as I described above.

I hope all of you who have asked me to make an otter pattern, will be looking forward to this crochet otter as much as I do!

 

Poms, crochet panda pattern

And here is Poms, my new crochet animal pattern. My boyfriend came up with the name and it sounds perfect for a crochet panda.

panda bear crochet pattern, amigurumi panda

Designing this panda pattern was a bit more tricky than I expected. The head was the easiest part this time, because when designing crochet animals, sometimes you unexpectedly stumble upon an ideal shape for one animal, while making another. I saved those notes and now they came in handy. The body was the challenging part of this crochet panda.

When I design my crochet animals, my main goal is to create a recognizable animal, which also is a playful and artistic doll. Last week, I got this heartwarming email from Crystal Lindau, who has made many of my crochet animal patterns. To her and her son Connor, who has autism, the crochet animals have an extra purpose. Crystal uses them to act out the stories they read together. The crochet animals are a great teaching aid for communication and empathy for Connor. I was very moved when I read her message and asked her if I could share her story here.

Poms had to become a doll like that, so I had to design him looking both panda-ish as dollish. After making a whole lot of bodies I finally got the result I desired. The fuzzy wool I always use is very suitable for getting the wooly structure panda fur has. Poms is sitting 13 cm /5,1 cm. Links to the pattern you can find below.

haakpatroon panda, panda aimigurumi

Where you can get the pattern.

The crochet pattern for Poms the panda, you can find in my shop and in my shop at Ravelry. The pattern contains a clear description of how to crochet and attach Poms, illustrated with pictures. It tells you what materials you need, the Lopi colour numbers, in short, everything you need to know to make this panda bear.

 

Jonesy, crochet duckling pattern

Now, here is another spring and Easter like animal, a yellow duckling. I proudly present Jonesy, my new crochet duckling pattern.

crochet pattern duckling, amigurumi duck

This crochet duckling is the first bird pattern I have designed and I’m absolutely fond of the result. When Jonesy was finished, I immediately got many ideas for more birds.

And after a year, I had this crazy idea. Long ago I purchased a little Snoopy plush wearing an aviator helmet in a local shop. It was sitting in our bedroom in a big net and when I looked at it more closely, it inspired me to make such a hat for my duckling. And it turned out ever so fabulous. Here is another picture of Jonesy, but this time he’s a very sturdy aviator amigurumi duckling! The helmet now is a part of the pattern, so everyone can make their own little aviator.

The part of this duckling pattern I found the hardest to design were the feet. I had no idea how to make them. I decided to start with a flat, upside down triangle and it worked out wonderfully perfect. I started by making a narrow triangle, till it was wide enough and then realized I could easily decrease the top of it to get the pointed middle toe. For both feet, two pieces are sewn and crocheted together and it is very easy to do and gives a fantastic result.

This cheerful duckling is 4.9 inch/ 12.5 cm tall, sitting. I designed him without a scarf, but soon realized a scarf looked perfect on this little duck. Both duckling, scarf and helmet are made with my favourite Létt Lopi yarn, a 100% wool. Here are some more pictures of Jonesy. Below the pictures you can find info about and links to buy the pattern.

Where you can buy this pattern

The crochet pattern for this spring time, cheerful duckling Jonesy, you can find in my shop at Craftsy and in my shop at Ravelry. You can also order it directly from me. The pattern contains a clear and colour coded description of how to crochet and assemble this animal, with extra illustrations and example pictures at the bottom to help you get everything right. In the pattern you can also find what materials you need, the yarn colour numbers, in short, everything you need to know to make your own aviator duckling. All the additional information you need to know about this pattern you can find in the shop listings.

Flam, crochet fox pattern

Very playful, sturdy and cute. Meet my crochet fox amigurumi called Flam.

Flam, crochet fox

When I first published this crochet fox pattern in 2014, I was just at the beginning of my career as crochet animal pattern designer. Back then, I didn’t know how things would go in the future and what I posted here at my blog did not look as professional as it does today. So that is why this post really needed to be updated, and so did the pattern.

In the original post, I wrote about how pleased I was that the crochet fox doll resembled the sketch I made quite well. I always use a sketch as a guidance for the crochet version. Flam turned out to be such a playful doll and I love every bit of him.

Flam himself hasn’t changed that much, how could I, he actually is my best selling pattern! However, I did change his body and white belly, so it would look much rounder and neater. What really needed an update were the pictures. Nowadays I add many images to a pattern. Some helpful images next to the instructions and much more at the bottom of the pattern of the completed animal from all angles. Flam’s pattern looks all shiny and new now.

Just look at these new images of my crochet fox, I am so happy with the result. Below them you can find info about and links to buy the pattern.

crochet fox

Info about & links to buy the pattern

This crochet fox amigurumi is made with Istex Lett Lopi, a 100% wool. Flam is sitting 5.6 inch / 14.5 when made with worsted weight yarn.

The pattern contains a clear and colour coded description of how to crochet and assemble this animal, with extra illustrations and example pictures at the bottom to help you get everything right. In the pattern you can also find what materials you need, the yarn colour numbers, in short, everything you need to know to make your own playful fox amigurumi. All the additional information you need to know about this pattern you can find in the shop listings. You can buy this pattern in my shop at Craftsy and in my shop at Ravelry or order it here.

Happy crocheting!

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