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Paige The Panda Crochet Pattern (FREE!)

Bring the fun and cheer of the bamboo forest to your home with this crochet panda pattern! Paige the amigurumi panda is a fun-loving and cheerful stuffed animal that makes the perfect children’s gift. I hope you love the pattern!

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cute amigurumi crochet panda

Panda bears are such cool animals! Did you know they really ARE considered bears?

Did you know they have 6 fingers, or that they can poop up to 62 pounds per day?

Okay, so maybe that is a little TMI—but it’s also pretty crazy! 🤣 Here are more fun panda facts. They’re great to know as you prepare to make a cute crocheted panda!

amigurumi panda with text "free panda crochet pattern"

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How do you crochet a stuffed panda?

This easy crochet panda is made in the amigurumi style! We’ll start out by making all the separate body parts, then stuffing them and sewing them together.

The pattern uses basic stitches like single crochet and half double crochet, along with typical amigurumi techniques like the invisible decrease (more information on that farther down).

amigurumi crochet panda in bamboo

Love downloading and printing out your patterns? This pattern can be purchased on its own as a PDF download, or it will soon be apart of an Amigurumi Ebook! Keep an eye out for that coming soon.

And while you’re at it, check out my other amigurumi crochet patternsFelicity the Frog, Chloe the CatDouglas the Dog, Elsie the ElephantHannah the HippoGiana the GiraffeLevi the LionDolly the DeerKaley the KoalaWalter the Whale, and Piper the Penguin!

Below you can see Paige taking a selfie with all of them! 😉

amigurumi animals: crochet panda, penguin, lion, elephant, giraffe, and dog
crochet panda side view

Paige The Free & Easy Crochet Panda Pattern

Without further ado, let’s start making this cute amigurumi panda plush for your stuffed animal collection!

Explanation: Paige the Panda is a sweet amigurumi animal sure to be loved by the child in your life! This cute and cuddly panda is easy to make, and the pattern includes step by step instructions to help you along the way. So grab some simple black and white worsted or DK yarn to get started!

Materials:

  • DK weight yarn: approx. 100 grams white and black
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • You can also try using worsted weight yarn & a 4 or 4.5mm hook, but the plushie size will vary depending on your tension.
  • 10-mm brown safety eyes (or embroider the eyes for children under 3)
  • Black safety nose
  • Fiber filling
  • Yarn needle & stitch marker

Gauge and Tension:

Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern. Keep tension normal—do not work with a loose tension. You can always adjust your hook size if need be. For example, if you crochet loosely and you find the amigurumi is looking holey, go down a hook size. 

Notes:

  1. All body parts are crocheted separately and then sewn together according to the finishing instructions.
  2. All parts are made in continuous rounds. Do not join at the end of each round unless otherwise specified. 
  3. Turning chain does not count as a stitch. 
  4. Place a stitch marker at the end of each round and move it up as you go.
  5. When a number is placed after a stitch it means that you should single crochet in each of the next number of stitches. (i.e. sc 7 means single crochet in each of next 7 sts)
  6. You will need to know how to change colors in amigurumi to make this pattern. Learn the different color change methods here. You can use whichever method you like best.
amigurumi panda plush

Measurements/Sizing: 

Height: 8-9”

 Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.) 

Chain – ch

Slip stitch – sl st

Single crochet – sc

Half double crochet – hdc

Double crochet – dc

Repeat – rep

Stitch(es) – st(s)

Single crochet increase – inc

Invisible decrease – inv dec

Invisible half double crochet decrease – inv hdc dec

Round – rnd

Special Stitches:

Invisible single crochet decrease (inv dec): video tutorial here

Insert hook into front loop of first stitch, insert hook into front loop of the next stitch, yarn over, pull through both sts (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops on hook to complete stitch. 

Invisible half double crochet decrease (inv hdc dec):

YO, insert hook into front loop of first stitch, insert hook into front loop of the next stitch, yarn over, pull through both sts (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook to complete stitch. 

Single Crochet Increase (inc):

Make 2 sc in indicated stitch. 

Panda Bear Crochet Pattern Instructions

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Legs – Make 2 in black

Chart for first 3 rounds:

panda crochet chart

Ch 5. 

Rnd 1: Inc in second ch from hook. Sc 2, 4 sc into next ch. Turn to work along opposite side of ch. Sc 3. (11)

Rnd 2: (Inc) x2, sc 2. (Inc) x4, sc 2. Inc in last st. (18)

Rnd 3: (Inc) x4, sc 2. (Inc) x8, sc 2. (Inc) x2. (32)

Rnds 4-5: Sc in each st around. (32)

Rnd 6: Sc 12, (inv hdc dec) x6. Sc 8. (26)

 Rnd 7: Sc 12, (inv hdc dec) x3. Sc 8. (23)

Rnd 8: (Sc 2, inv dec) x3. Sc 3. (Sc 2, inv hdc dec) x2. (18)

Rnds 9-16: Sc in each st around. (18)

Fasten off. Fill with stuffing. Do not sew opening closed.

Finished legs:

crochet panda legs

Arms – Make 2 in black

Make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: 8 sc into ring. (8) 

Rnd 2: (Inc) x8. (16) 

Rnd 3: (Inc, sc 1) x8. (24)

Rnds 4-6: Sc 12, hdc 12. (24)

Rnd 7: Sc 12. (Inv hdc dec) x6. (18)

Rnds 8-17: Sc in each st around. (18)

Rnd 18: (Sc 4, inv dec) x3. (15)

Rnd 19: (Sc 3, inv dec) x3. (12)

Rnd 20: (Sc 2, inv dec) x3. (9)

Fasten off. Fill with stuffing. Sew opening closed.

Finished arms:

crochet panda arms

Ears – Make 2 in black

Make a magic ring.                                                                                                       

Rnds 1-2: 8 sc into ring. (8)

Rnd 3: (Inc) x8. (16) 

Rnds 4-6: Sc in each st around. (16)

Fasten off. Do not fill with stuffing.

Finished ears:

crochet panda ears

Body – in white and black

With white yarn, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: 8 sc into ring. (8) 

Rnd 2: (Inc) x8.  (16) 

Rnd 3: (Inc, sc 1) x8. (24)

Rnd 4: (Inc, sc 2) x8. (32)

Rnd 5: (Inc, sc 3) x8. (40)

Rnd 6: (Inc, sc 4) x8. (48)

Rnds 7-16: Sc in each st around. (48)

Rnd 17: (Sc 10, inv dec) x4. (44)

Rnd 18: (Sc 9, inv dec) x4. (40)

Rnds 19-21: Sc in each st around. (40) Change to black.

Rnd 22: Sc in each st around. (40)

Rnd 23: (Sc 6, inv dec) x5. (35)

Rnd 24: (Sc 5, inv dec) x5. (30)

Rnd 25: (Sc 4, inv dec) x5. (25)

Fasten off. Fill with stuffing. Do not sew opening closed.

Finished body:

crochet panda body

Head – in white

Make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: 8 sc into ring. (8) 

Rnd 2: (Inc) x8. (16) 

Rnd 3: (Inc, sc 1) x8. (24)

Rnd 4: (Inc, sc 2) x8. (32)

Rnd 5: (Inc, sc 3) x8. (40)

Rnd 6: (Inc, sc 4) x8. (48)

Rnds 7-16: Sc in each st around. (48)

Rnd 17: (Inv dec, sc 4) x8. (40)

Rnd 18: (Inv dec, sc 3) x8. (32)

Rnd 19: (Inv dec, sc 2) x8. (24)

Rnd 20: (Inv dec, sc 1) x8. (16) Fill with stuffing here.

Rnd 21: (Inv dec) x8. (8)

Rnd 22: (Inv dec) x4. (4)

Fasten off. Sew opening closed.

Finished head:

crochet panda head

Eyes – in black, make 1 left and 1 right

Left:

Make a magic ring.                                                                                                                       

Rnd 1: 8 sc into ring. (8)

Rnd 2: (Inc) x8. (16)

Rnd 3: Sc 1, inc, hdc 1, 2 hdc in next st. Dc 1, 2 dc in next st. Leave remaining sts unworked. (9)

Fasten off. Attach the safety eye in the middle of the magic ring.

Right:

Rnds 1-2: Repeat as for left eye.

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here only). Dc 1 in same space. Dc 1, 2 hdc in next st, hdc 1. Inc, sc 1. Leave remaining sts unworked. (9)

Fasten off. Attach the safety eye in the middle of the magic ring.

Finished eyes:

crochet panda eyes

Muzzle – in white

Make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: 9 sc into ring. (9) 

Rnd 2: (Inc, sc 2) x3. (12) 

Rnd 3: (Inc, sc 3) x3. (15)

Rnds 4-5: Sc in each st around. (15)

Fasten off. Fill with stuffing. Do not close opening. Attach the nose between rnds 2 and 3. Embroider a little cute smile.

Finished Muzzle:

crochet panda muzzle

Finishing

  • Attach eyes between rnd 9 and 16.          
  • Attach muzzle between rnd 12 and 16.
  • Attach ears between rnd 5 and 10.
  • Attach arms and legs to the body. Finally, attach head to body.
assembling crochet panda head
assembling crochet panda body

FAQ

How do you crochet a baby panda?

You can make a small crochet panda by adjusting the size of yarn and hook you use! If you go down to a sport or fingering yarn, your panda will look much more like a baby. However, you can also search for patterns designed to be mini, since this pattern is designed to be 8-9″ tall.

How do you crochet a large chubby panda?

I think this pattern would work great making a large panda if you used a chunky yarn like Bernat Blanket! It would make the panda softer and fluffier too.

What is a good red panda crochet pattern?

Red pandas are way different than black and white pandas. Here is a cute red panda pattern if you’re interested in going this route instead!

Is this pattern toddler friendly?

This penguin stuffy is great for toddlers, except for the eyes. If you are making this for a small child you may want to embroider the eyes rather than use safety eyes.

Conclusion

Paige the Panda is a fun and realistic crochet panda with a playful personality. The finished panda is the perfect companion for children. So what are you waiting for? The pattern has everything you need to get started on your very own amigurumi panda! I hope you love the pattern as much as I loved creating it.

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